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 hires Michigan assistant Toyelle Wilson
- SMU basketball coach Mays out after 5 seasons
- SMU opts out of remainder of basketball season
- Five SMU athletes test positive in campus return
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.
With its record-breaking 91st consecutive victory, UConn remains the No. 1 team in The Associated Press women's basketball poll on Monday, getting all 33 votes from the national media panel.
UConn women run fast break without dribbling
The Huskies are in control over SMU as they seek their record win streak to 91 games, as seen is this full-court, three-pass fast break.
Former NBA player and Texas Longhorns standout Travis Mays has been named SMU's women's basketball coach.
SMU women's basketball coach Rhonda Rompola has said her decision to retire at age 55 is driven by a desire to spend more time with her husband.
UCF and Cincinnati were the only schools to receive A's in a Tucker Center study as the number of women coaching hires rose slightly for the third consecutive year.
The American Athletic Conference has three new teams, but the same old top dog is the heavy favorite.
Connecticut is the heavy favorite in the new American Athletic Conference.
The commissioner of the renamed American Athletic Conference says a decision on where to hold its basketball tournaments could come in the next two weeks.