Veteran women's college basketball ref Rachelle Jones dies

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NEW YORK (AP) Veteran women's college basketball official Rachelle Jones has died after a seven-year fight with cancer.

Jones died June 18 in a hospital in the New York area.

The 51-year-old had been one of the top referees for the past few years and was rewarded with her first Final Four in 2017. Jones served as an alternate official in Dallas and handled off-court duties, such as assisting with instant replay reviews.

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1 Connecticut36-1
2 Baylor33-2
3 Louisville36-3
4 Mississippi State37-2
5 Notre Dame35-3
6 Oregon33-5
7 South Carolina29-7
8 Texas28-7
9 UCLA27-8
10 Ohio State28-7
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1 Connecticut36-1
2 Notre Dame35-3
3 Louisville36-3
4 Baylor33-2
5 Mississippi State37-2
6 Ohio State28-7
7 Oregon33-5
8 Florida State26-7
9 Tennessee25-8
10 UCLA27-8
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