From rap artists to homecoming rallies, and even a little Ray Allen thrown in, Midnight Madness was ripe with memorable moments.
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Tennessee made its 500th appearance in The Associated Press women's basketball poll, the first school to reach that figure. Duke, meanwhile, tightened its grip on No. 1.
BYU and George Washington joined the AP Top 25 poll.
The Lady Vols led the AP poll for the fifth straight week after defeating two more ranked opponents -- the 101st time Tennessee has been No. 1.
Charde Houston and Ann Strother scored 11 points apiece to lead Connecticut to a 60-46 win over Boston College in the semifinals of the preseason Women's NIT.
Boston College 51, Connecticut 48
Barbara Turner had 18 points and eight rebounds to lead 10th-ranked Connecticut to an 80-55 victory Wednesday night over Boston College (No. 19 ESPN/USA Today, No. 22 AP).
Notre Dame, Boston College and Rutgers are hoping to end UConn's streak of 11 straight Big East titles.
Barbara Turner scored 19 points, hitting all 11 of her free throws, and No. 4 Connecticut held on to beat No. 22 Boston College 69-61 on Saturday.