Connecticut's Breanna Stewart and Notre Dame's Jewell Loyd were unanimous selections Tuesday on the Associated Press all-America team for women's basketball.

The two juniors were joined on the first team by South Carolina's Tiffany Mitchell, Baylor's Nina Davis and Minnesota's Amanda Zahui B.

UConn teammates Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Moriah Jefferson were on the second team along with Elizabeth Williams of Duke, Brittany Boyd of California and Ohio State freshman Kelsey Mitchell.

The third team featured Lexie Brown of Maryland, Samantha Logic of Iowa, Jillian Alleyne of Oregon, A'ja Wilson of South Carolina, Ruth Hamblin of Oregon State and Reshanda Gray of California.

Stewart, Loyd and Tiffany Mitchell were on the preseason team.


Iowa State assistant coach Matt Abdelmassih is leaving for a similar position at St. John's.

Abdelmassih was the lone remaining member of coach Fred Hoiberg's original staff from 2010-11. He announced his departure from Iowa State on his Twitter account.

Barnes joins Vols. Just two days after leaving Texas, Rick Barnes landed at Tennessee.

Tennessee announced the hiring Tuesday, calling Barnes an "elite basketball coach in every respect." The agreement is for six years at $2.25 million annually.

Barnes succeeds Donnie Tyndall, who was fired Friday after one season amid an NCAA investigation of his two years at Southern Mississippi.

Barnes went 402-180 in 17 seasons at Texas and reached the NCAA tournament in 16 of his 17 seasons, including a Final Four appearance in 2003. Texas announced his departure Sunday.

All-star picks. Villanova's Darrun Hilliard and JayVaughn Pinkston and Temple's Will Cummings have been selected to play in the Reese's College All-Star Game on Friday during Final Four weekend in Indianapolis.

Hilliard was the top scorer for the Wildcats during their 33-3 season and won Big Five player of the year honors. Cummings also was first-team all-Big Five after leading the Owls in scoring and Pinkston was a second-team selection. All three will play on the East team coached by Tim Miles of Nebraska.

The game is sponsored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.