“Around the NCAAW Weekly” highlights notable events of the week. See milestones, surprises, best games and outstanding performances from games played up to Sunday, January 22:
Milestones / Achievements
1/22/2023: Aliyah of the No. 1 South Carolina Gamecocks moved into first place in Boston program double-doubles (73). He had 13 points and 14 rebounds in a 92–46 win over the Arkansas Razorbacks. In the game, the Gamecocks had a plus-57 rebounding margin. He’s never had such a huge rebounding margin before. He hauled in 74 rebounds, the most he had ever done in an SEC game.
￼Total dominance: South Carolina’s +57 rebound margin versus Arkansas (74–17) is the highest by a Division I team against any opponent in the past 20 seasons
— Alexa Filippo (@alexaphilippou) January 22, 2023
1/20/2023: Maddie Siegrist of the No. 21 Villanova Wildcats moved into first place in program scoring. He now has 2,414 career points after scoring 23 in a 73-57 win over the Creighton Bluejays.
1/18/2023: Monica Zinano of the No. 10 Iowa Hawkeyes made 11 of 11 shots from the floor. No one in Hawkeye history has ever shot 100 percent, which makes that many in one game. In the same game, Cizinano reached third place in program scoring. He had 22 points in an 84–81 overtime win over the Michigan State Spartans, giving him 2,104 points for his career.
1/19/2023: Kiara Fisher finished with 44 points, six assists and two steals:
1/22/2023: Former Boston College Eagle Carolyn Swords’ number was retired by B.C. The Eagles fell to the Clemson Tigers 67–57.
1/22/2023: The No. 3 Stanford Cardinal notched 14 blocks, the most ever. The Cardinals defeated the No. 24 Colorado Buffaloes 62–49.
1/19/2023: Angel Reese of the No. 4 LSU Tigers reached 19 straight double-doubles. Only Sylvia Fowles has done the same for LSU women’s basketball. The streak of fouls ended at 19. The Tigers defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks 79–76, with Reese scoring 30 points, 19 rebounds and three assists.
1/19/2023: The No. 15 North Carolina Tar Heels defeated the No. 16 Duke Blue Devils, 61–56. They won in consecutive games over a never ranked NC State Wolfpack team and a ranked Duke team. In sports, the Heels hosted over 1,500 in their student body, breaking a program record.
1/17/2023: Siegrist moved up to second in program rebounds. He had 10 points in a 76–38 win over the Xavier Musketeers, bringing him to 955 for his career.
1/20/2023: Siegrist added eight rebounds to give him 963 for his career.
1/18/2023: Gene Terry, in his 103rd career game:
1/22/2023: Sam Breen, in his 122nd career game:
1/22/2023: Camryn Taylor, in his 89th career game:
1/22/2023: Honesty Scott-Grayson, in his 97th career game:
1/21/2023: Seraphine Bastin (Jacksonville), in her 117th career game, and 1/19/2023: Kaela Webb (FGCU) in her 130th career game:
1/18/2023: Terry Moran, head coach of the No. 6 Indiana Hoosiers, won game number 189 as Indiana’s head coach. No other Hoosier women’s basketball coach has that many wins. Indiana defeated No. 21 Illinois Fighting Illini 83–72; Mackenzie Holmes had 30 points, 10 rebounds, six steals and two blocks.
With the tip-off, in her 133rd career appearance, consecutive since arriving in the Bronx, the third most in program history, she becomes our all-time leader in career starts today with 127!!
Here’s to more, Kiki!#hard together pic.twitter.com/pWIIioNcYT
— Fordham WBB (@FordhamWBB) January 22, 2023
number five Yukon Huskies consecutive seasons without losing consecutive games – 29
No. 1 South Carolina Gamecocks Consecutive Wins – 17
No. 1 South Carolina Gamecocks consecutive Top 5 wins – 7
Caitlin Clarke of the No. 10 Iowa Hawkeyes scored in double digits in consecutive games – 71
No. 1 South Carolina Gamecocks Consecutive Wins – 26
No. 1 South Carolina Gamecocks consecutive home wins – 36
number 20 NC State Wolfpack consecutive wins in non-conference games versus unranked opponents – 52
No. 3 Stanford Cardinal consecutive home Pac-12 wins – 19
Eva Hodgson of the No. 15 North Carolina Tar Heels made consecutive free throws – 17
1/20/2023: Oregon State Beavers Over RV (10 Marks) Oregon Duck68-65
Talia von Olhofen had 16 points, seven rebounds and four assists for the Beavers, who were not included in the espnOn January 20, he is at number 59 in bracketology and net ranking.
1/18/2023: Tech Lady Raiders on RV (35 points) texas longhorns68-64
Breamber Scott had 28 points, seven rebounds and two steals for the Lady Raiders, who were part of the “first four outs”. espnJan 20 Bracketology.
1/20/2023: Number 8 UCLA Bruins Above washington huskies51-47
1/22/2023: No. 22 Illinois over Fighting Illini northwest wildcats67-64
1/18/2023: No. 10 Iowa Hawkeyes over Michigan State Spartans, 84-81 (OT)
1/21/2023: Number 14 oklahoma sooners Above Oklahoma State Cowgirls, 97-93
1/18/2023: Number 18 Iowa State Cyclones over the Oklahoma State Cowgirls, 69–64
In an Instagram post today, former Las Vegas Aces forward Derica Hamby accused the organization of bullying, manipulation and discrimination, and @TheWNBPA demanding investigation.
Our @ayabdeen Details of the allegations: https://t.co/aJeYxfS1KT
– The Next: A women’s basketball newsroom in The IX (@TheNextHoops) January 22, 2023
Sources tell ESPN that Breanna Stewart will meet with the Seattle Storm, Minnesota Lynx, Washington Mystics and New York Liberty when free agency opens at midnight. The meetings will take place in Istanbul, where Stewart is currently playing. https://t.co/aj5w9JgMa8
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) January 20, 2023
Sources said Vanderloot is expected to meet with the Chicago Sky, Minnesota Lynx, New York Liberty and Seattle Storm. https://t.co/8Yr4qasSnh
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) January 20, 2023
UConn’s Azzi Fudd will miss more time — no timeline was released for her return — after re-injuring her right knee on Sunday against Georgetown, a game after she started a 5½-week absence from the injury. The Huskies announced Friday.
— ESPN Women Hoops (@ESPN_WomenHoop) January 20, 2023
The Connecticut Sun has officially cored Breonna Jones.
— Rachel Galligan (@RachGall) January 19, 2023
Had a follow up with my surgeon today and he cleared me to start running/jumping! And for those asking, yes I should be ready in time for the start of the season!! One day at a time.
— Shey Peddie (@SheyP11) January 20, 2023
The Dallas Wings have officially traded Alisha Gray to the Atlanta Dream in exchange for a 2023 No. 3 pick and a 2025 first-round pick, sources confirm. @winsidr
— Rachel Galligan (@RachGall) January 21, 2023
The Connecticut Sun have traded away another key piece of their franchise’s recent success, announcing Monday they are sending a 2023 first-round pick to Los Angeles in exchange for longtime point guard Jasmine Thomas as well as three young players. https://t.co/bDzE5uxXDT
— ESPN Women Hoops (@ESPN_WomenHoop) January 16, 2023
The Seattle Storm announced Thursday that they will retire Sue Bird’s No. 10 jersey at their game on June 11, when the Washington Mystics visit Climate Pledge Arena. https://t.co/Ed2rEEnZyV
— ESPN Women Hoops (@ESPN_WomenHoop) January 19, 2023
The team announced that the Fever had removed the interim tag from GM Lynn Dunn and extended his contract.
The Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer coached Indiana from 2008 to 2014, leading the franchise to a WNBA title in 2012.
— The Athletic WBB (@TheAthleticWBB) January 20, 2023
other games of the week
1/21/2023: Fairfield Stags at Rider Bronx, 64-61 (2OT)
1/21/2023: Chattanooga Mocs at Furman Paladins, 51-44 (2OT)
1/21/2023: UTEP Miners at Florida Atlantic Owls, 79-78 (OT)
Other Top Performances
1/22/2023: aika coulibaly – 31 points, seven rebounds, four assists and five steals for the Auburn Tigers in overtime win over the Ole Miss Rebels
1/18/2023: alana michaelo – 31 points and 14 rebounds for the Minnesota Golden Gophers in a win over the Penn State Lady Lions
1/18/2023: alison day – 31 points, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block for the Bowling Green Falcons in a win over the Toledo Rockets
1/16/2023: jaydia martin – 33 points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block for the Eastern Washington Eagles in a win over the Montana Lady Griese
1/21/2023: tori harris – 32 points, four rebounds, two assists and three steals for Long Beach State Beach in a win over the UC San Diego Tritons