Illinois women ends 23-year AP Top 25 drought, LSU on rise


              Texas A&M's Kay Kay Green (4) defends against LSU guard Alexis Morris (45) during an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, in Baton Rouge, La. (Hilary Scheinuk/The Advocate via AP)
            
              Texas A&M Kay Kay Green, left, and LSU guard Last-Tear Poa (13) vie for the ball during an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, in Baton Rouge, La. (Hilary Scheinuk/The Advocate via AP)
            
              Ohio State guard Rikki Harris, left, shoots in front of Illinois forward Kendall Bostic during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Columbus, Ohio, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
            
              Ohio State forward Cotie McMahon (32) shoots between Illinois guard Jada Peebles (11), forward Brynn Shoup-Hill (23) and forward Kendall Bostic (44) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Columbus, Ohio, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
            LSU guard Flau'jae Johnson (4) celebrates after a basket with with guard Last-Tear Poa (13) during an NCAA college basketball game against Texas A&M, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, in Baton Rouge, La. (Hilary Scheinuk/The Advocate via AP)