Last Updated 8:00 PM, December 19, 2021

Recapping Sunday's busy top 25 slate of women's college basketball

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Michigan's Naz Hillmon and Leigha Brown recap OT upset over Baylor
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12:49 am, December 20, 2021

Crazy Sunday of women's basketball filled with nail-biters and stellar performances

No. 13 Michigan beat No. 5 Baylor 74-68.

A jam-packed Sunday in women's college basketball is all said and done. 

We saw No. 13 Michigan hold off No. 5 Baylor in overtime to earn its first top-5 win in program history. No. 6 Louisville came back to take down No. 7 UConn, thanks to great shooting from deep. There was also eight ranked teams to win by double digits. 

Check out all the top-25 final scores from Sunday:

11:00 pm, December 19, 2021

No. 6 Louisville comes back to beat No. 7 UConn

After constantly playing from behind, No. 6 Louisville took the lead with about seven minutes left to play. The Cardinals held on to win 68-64 over No. 7 Uconn. 

Lousiville's three-point shooting helped earn the win. The Cards were 8-15 from beyond the arc. Hailey Van Lith and Ahlana Smith combined for five of the team's eight three pointers. Van Lith entered the second half with just two points, but was able to go on a tear to finish with 15. 

UConn's Caroline Ducharme also had an impressive performance with a total of 24 points and eight rebounds in the loss for the Huskies. 

9:45 pm, December 19, 2021

Close game between Louisville and UConn heads to halftime

No. 7 UConn takes a 28-25 lead into the half against No. 6 Louisville. The Huskies are led by Dorka Juhasz who has nine points and four rebounds so far in this top-10 contest. 

UConn opened the game by getting out to a 12-2 lead. The Cardinals fought back thanks to help from Ahlana Smith with nine points to make it a three-point game at the half.

8:25 pm, December 19, 2021

No. 13 Michigan pulls off upset over No. 5 Baylor in OT

After tying the game with 39 seconds left and forcing overtime shortly after, No. 13 Michigan gets the upset over No. 5 Baylor by the score of 72-68. Prior to this game, Michigan was 0-33 all-time against top-5 teams. 

The Wolverines were led by Leigha Brown who recorded 23 points. Naz Hillmon also had a solid performance with a double-double, 15 points and 10 rebounds. Rebounds proved to be a big difference maker as Michigan had 50 to Baylor's 35. 

8:00 pm, December 19, 2021

Baylor, Michigan go to OT in top-15 matchup

The first of two top-15 matchups will be going to overtime as No. 13 Michigan tied the game at 59 with 39 seconds left in the fourth quarter. No. 5 Baylor couldn't win the game on their final possession after a couple missed chances. 

The last time these two teams met, it went to overtime in the 2021 Sweet 16 when Baylor won 78-75. 

7:30 pm, December 19, 2021

North Carolina wins nail-biter at Boston College

No. 25 North Carolina's Deja Kelly came up clutch to keep the Tar Heels undefeated (10-0) as they win 76-73 at Boston College. Kelly put up 19 in the win, she was one of three UNC players to finish with 15 or more points Carlie Littlefield (22), Eva Hodgson (15).

6:11 pm, December 19, 2021

Indiana-Western Michigan delayed due to shot clock issue

The game between No. 10 Indiana and Western Michigan, scheduled for 1 p.m. ET tip-off, has been delayed due to a shot clock issue inside Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The new start time is now expected to be 1:24 ET.
3:02 pm, December 19, 2021

Tale of the tape: No. 6 Louisville vs. No. 7 UConn

Louisville takes on UConn Sunday afternoon.

Louisville and UConn are two of DI women's college basketball's best teams this season, and their matchup Sunday afternoon will have big implications on the next AP poll. 

Click here for the latest AP poll. 

The Cardinals enter Sunday 9-1 with their most recent game coming on Thursday when they took down Eastern Kentucky, 82-38. The Huskies come into today's game with a record of 6-2. Their most recent game was a 71-61 win over UCLA on Dec. 11. 

Here's how these two teams stack up: 

Louisville STAT UConn
70.3 Points Per Game 70.3
.459 Field Goal % .470
.354 3-point % .331
.721 Free-throw % .684
41.1 Rebounds Per Game 38.5
15.1 Assists Per Game 17.6
15.3 Turnovers Per Game 15.0
10.3 Steals Per Game  7.3
4.5 Blocks Per Game 4.6
2:42 pm, December 19, 2021

Tale of the tape: No. 5 Baylor vs. No. 13 Michigan

Michigan takes on Baylor Sunday afternoon.

Sunday marks the first time Baylor and Michigan will tip off head-to-head since their incredible matchup in last year's Sweet 16. The Bears edged out the Wolverines, 78-75, after a memorable overtime to move onto the Elite Eight. 

Watch the full overtime finish here. 

Baylor enters Sunday's matchup 9-1 and fresh off a 94-40 win over Alcorn State. Michigan comes in with a record of 10-1. Its most recent win came exactly one week ago against Minnesota. 

Here's how the squads stack up so far in 2021. 

Baylor STAT Michigan
75.3 Points Per Game 72.0
.448 Field Goal % .452
.327 3-point % .310
.705 Free-throw % .743
42.2 Rebounds Per Game 38.7
16.9 Assists Per Game 12.9
12.9 Turnovers Per Game 15.5
6.4 Steals Per Game  7.1
4.0 Blocks Per Game 2.6
1:59 pm, December 19, 2021

Sunday's schedule: Top 25 women's basketball games

Sunday has a packed slate of women's college basketball.

When the DI women's college basketball season ends, we could look back on Sunday as one of the most exciting and action-packed of the season. 

Here's the full slate of games today featuring teams in the latest AP Top 25 poll (all times ET): 

Here are the Top 25 games canceled due to COVID-19: 

  • No. 4 Arizona vs. No. 11 Texas 
  • No. 15 Duke at Miami (Fla.)
  • No. 23 Texas A&M vs. Rice 

Click or tap here to see the full DI women's basketball scoreboard for Sunday, Dec. 19.

12:59 pm, December 19, 2021

Latest women's college basketball rankings

Below is the most recent AP Top 25 women's basketball poll, from Monday, Dec. 13. The next set of rankings will be released Monday, Dec. 20.

RANK

SCHOOL

RECORD

POINTS

PREVIOUS

1 South Carolina (30) 10-0 750 1
2 NC State 8-1 720 2
3 Stanford 6-2 651 4
4 Arizona 9-0 634 6
5 Baylor 9-1 620 5
6 Louisville 8-1 594 7
T7 UConn 6-2 556 3
T7 Tennessee 9-0 556 9
9 Maryland 9-3 518 8
10 Indiana 8-2 515 10
11 Texas 7-1 464 11
12 Iowa State 10-1 402 15
13 Michigan 10-1 400 13
14 Iowa 5-2 316 12
15 Duke 8-0 294 19
16 South Florida 6-3 254 17
17 Georgia 8-1 195 21
18 Georgia Tech 8-2 184 NR
19 Kentucky 6-3 170 14
20 BYU 8-1 158 16
21 Notre Dame 9-2 146 22
22 LSU 7-1 123 24
23 Texas A&M 9-2 115 18
24 Ohio State 7-2 89 20
25 North Carolina 9-0 64 NR