Stanford stays No. 1 in AP poll

By Carl Adamec

It was a quiet week in women’s basketball with little movement in the Associated Press poll.

Stanford remained No. 1 with 22 first-place votes and 978 points. UConn was second with 16-first place votes and 967 points. The margin was 10 points a week ago. Baylor was third with the last two first-place votes and 931 points.

The Adamec Top 10 also has little movement, though Louisville drops out after a loss at Colorado and Tennessee joins in.

1. Stanford (9-0). Road trip to South Carolina and Tennessee coming up.

2. UConn (8-0). Thirteen-day break ends Wednesday against Oakland, Mich.

3. Baylor (8-1). Welcomes Tennessee to Waco Tuesday.

4. Duke (8-0). Blue Devils back in action Friday.

5. Notre Dame (6-1). It’s Notre Dame-Alabama A&M Wednesday, not ND-Alabama

6. Kentucky (8-1). Wildcats take Pacific Coast Highway to Malibu to take on Pepperdine.

7. Georgia (11-0). When will Bulldogs face real competition?

8. Penn State (9-2). Maggie Lucas making her points.

9. California (7-1). Kansas next for Golden Bears.

10. Tennessee (7-1). Lady Vols will know where they stand after facing Baylor and Stanford this week.

Big East honors
DePaul senior guard Anna Martin was named Big East Player of the Week Monday. She scored a season-high 30 points in the Blue Demons’ win against Milwaukee. Against Northern Illinois, she had 15 points, four rebounds, four assists, and two steals.

Aliyyah Handford of St. John’s was the Big East Freshman of the Week. She was named to the St. John’s Chartwells Holiday Classic all-tournament team by averaging 9.0 points and 4.5 rebounds.

Honoring Newtown victims
The University of Connecticut will hold special pre-game ceremonies before the men’s basketball game on Monday and the women’s basketball game on Wednesday in honor of the tragic incidents that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown last Friday.

Fans are asked to be in their seats for these games by 6:50 p.m. for the ceremonies. The UConn men play Maryland Eastern Shore on Monday at 7 p.m. while the women play Oakland (Mich.) on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The UConn men’s and women’s basketball teams will both be wearing patches on their games jerseys in recognition of the tragedy. The patch is a rectangle with a green background, a black outline and the letters “SH” in white. The school colors of Sandy Hook Elementary School are green and white.

UConn bench personnel and others associated with the game will also be wearing special green and white ribbons.