South Carolina returns to top of women’s basketball poll

South Carolina is back where the Gamecocks started the season — at No. 1 in The Associated Press women’s college basketball poll. South Carolina regained the top spot, receiving 29 of 30 first-place votes Monday from a national media panel. They likely won’t stay there long as the Gamecocks fell 63-59 in overtime Monday night to No. 2 UConn in the 60th matchup ever between the top two teams in the poll. It was only the second overtime game in those meetings. The same teams met five years ago to the day in another 1-2 contest. UConn won that game as the top-ranked team.