Toyelle Wilson was named the new women's coach at SMU on Thursday after two seasons as a Michigan assistant that followed a six-year stint at Baylor.
SMU athletic director Rick Hart said Monday night that he had decided not to renew women's basketball coach Travis Mays' contract, noting, "The on-court record of our teams did not reach the level of success we hoped for our program."
SMU said that while the players agreed all possible steps and precautions had been taken to keep them healthy and safe, they decided "that the totality of the circumstances was resulting in an in-season experience that they did not wish to prolong.''
Five of the 75 SMU athletes who returned to campus this week tested positive for the coronavirus, the school announced Wednesday. All five were asymptomatic.
UNC commit Deja Kelly and Oregon commit Te-Hina Paopao are two prospects who bolstered their stock during their senior seasons.
SMU players cited an abusive culture fostered by women's basketball coach Travis Mays during the 2017-18 season, according to a report by the Dallas Morning News, and AD Rick Hart confirmed the coach told players to kill themselves during a practice.
Christyn Williams scored 21 points and Megan Walker added 15 as top-ranked UConn eased past SMU 80-42 on Sunday to remain undefeated heading into Thursday’s showdown against No. 6 Baylor.
Napheesa Collier scored 22 points and Katie Lou Samuelson added 21 to lead No. 3 UConn to a 79-39 rout of SMU, the Huskies' 107th straight victory over an American Athletic Conference opponent.
Katie Lou Samuelson scored 23 points and top-ranked UConn wrapped up its fifth consecutive American Athletic Conference regular-season championship, using a 43-0 first-half run to rout SMU 80-36 on Saturday.
Maria Jespersen scored 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for her 14th double-double and No. 22 South Florida won its sixth straight Wednesday night, defeating SMU 64-54.
Chennedy Carter scored 28 points, Anriel Howard had 15 points and 16 rebounds, and No. 22 Texas A&M cruised to a 79-57 victory over SMU on Thursday night.