- Associated Press - Sunday, December 21, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Samantha Logic scored on a contested drive with 3 seconds remaining to give Iowa a wild 100-98 victory over Drake on Sunday.

The teams combined for 24 points in the last 1:05.

Melissa Dixon hit 10 3-pointers and scored 31 points for the Hawkeyes (9-2). Logic and Ally Disterhoft each had 18 points and Logic had 11 rebounds.

Lizzy Wendell hit a 3-pointer with 8.6 seconds left to tie it and scored a Knapp Center-record 43 points for the Bulldogs (5-6). Becca Jones had 19 points and 13 rebounds, both career highs, and Caitlin Ingle, who missed a tough shot at the buzzer, had 17 points and 10 assists.

NO. 1 SOUTH CAROLINA 84, LIBERTY 44

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A’ja Wilson had 17 points and 10 rebounds and South Carolina beat Liberty in the Subway Classic to improve to 12-0.

The Gamecocks matched the school’s longest winning streak. They also won 12 in a row in 1979-80 and 2001-02.

Aleighsa Welch scored 15 points and Tiffany Mitchell added 14 for the Gamecocks), who have 12 days off before beginning Southeastern Conference play.

Simone Brown led Liberty (6-5) with 12 points.

NO. 2 UCONN 86, UCLA 50

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - Breanna Stewart scored 22 points to lead a balanced offense and UConn beat UCLA in the Naismith Hall of Fame women’s holiday showcase at the Mohegan Sun Arena.

Gabby Williams added 12 points and Kia Nurse had 11 for the Huskies (8-1). UConn led 24-18 with 7 minutes left in the first half before going on a 16-2 run over the next 6:30 to take a 20-point lead.

Kari Korver had 14 points for UCLA (4-6).

NO. 3 TEXAS 67, NO. 4 TEXAS A&M; 65

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Empress Davenport made a layup with 4.2 seconds and Texas overcome an 11-point second-half deficit to beat Texas A&M.;

The Longhorns (10-0) are off to their best start since opening 11-0 in 2008-09. The have won four straight against the rival Aggies (11-1).

Nneka Enemkpali led Texas with 21 points and 13 rebounds.

Jordan Jones had 21 points for Texas A&M.;

NO. 5 NOTRE DAME 64, ST. JOSEPH’S 50

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Notre Dame freshman Brianna Turner scored 10 points in her return from a shoulder injury to help the Irish beat Saint Joseph’s.

Turner was 7 of 8 from the field and blocked five shots. Jewell Loyd added 16 points for the Irish (11-1). Natasha Cloud scored 16 points for Saint Joseph’s (3-7).

NO. 6 NORTH CAROLINA 85, ELON 67

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Allisha Gray scored 20 points and Stephanie Mavunga added 10 points and 11 rebounds to help North Carolina beat Elon in the Carolinas Challenge.

The Tar Heels (11-1) led just 46-43 at halftime, but opened the final 20 minutes with a 23-8 run to take control over Elon, coached by former North Carolina star and NCAA tournament star Charlotte Smith.

Sam Coffer had 16 points to lead Elon (5-4).

NO. 13 DUKE 89, NO. 8 KENTUCKY 68

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Freshman Azura Stevens scored 17 points in Duke’s victory over Kentucky.

Elizabeth Williams had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and freshmen Rebecca Greenwell and Sierra Calhoun had 13 points apiece for the Blue Devils (8-3).

Jennifer O’Neill scored 17 points on 5-of-21 shooting for the Wildcats (10-2).

NO. 10 LOUISVILLE 70, NO. 24 CALIFORNIA 57

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Sara Hammond scored 10 of her 18 points in the second half and Louisville beat California.

Shawnta Dyer matched her season best with 12 points for the Cardinals (11-1), who have won three straight since losing at home to No. 13 Kentucky two weeks ago.

Reshanda Gray had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Golden Bears (7-3), who have lost three straight for the first time under coach Lindsay Gottlieb.

The Cardinals beat the Golden Bears in the 2013 Final Four, then lost to Connecticut in the title game.

NO. 14 MARYLAND 110, COPPIN STATE 51

BALTIMORE (AP) - Brene Moseley had 18 points and eight assists for Maryland.

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough added 17 points on 6-of-7 shooting for the Terrapins (9-2). Harrison finished with a career-high 12 points and eight rebounds.

Amber Griffin had 10 points for Coppin State (1-9).

NO. 18 MICHIGAN STATE 89, NO. 19 SYRACUSE 76

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) - Aerial Powers had 32 points and 17 rebounds, leading Michigan State past Syracuse 89-76 in the final game of the Florida Sunshine Classic.

The Spartans (8-3) took a 72-65 lead with 5:51 left when Tori Jankoska made a pair of free throws and a 3-pointer in a 14-second span. The Orange (8-3) closed to 78-72 on Cornelia Fondren’s free throws with 2:21 left, but Michigan State made 11 of 12 free throws from there.

Jankoska scored 18 of her 25 points in the second half and finished with 10 rebounds. Becca Mills added 19 points for the Spartans. Brianna Butler had 18 points for Syracuse.

NO. 19 OKLAHOMA STATE 66, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 62

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Liz Donohoe scored 21 points, Roshunda Johnson added 17 and Oklahoma State rallied in the second half to beat Southern California.

Oklahoma State (9-1) improved to 76-1 against nonconference opponents over the last eight seasons.

Alexyz Vaioletama had 20 points for Southern California (8-3).

NO. 21 MISSISSIPPI STATE 68, MIAMI (OHIO) 42

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Victoria Vivians scored 20 points to lead Mississippi State past Miami (Ohio) in the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic.

Mississippi State (14-0) is one of seven unbeaten teams in Division I.

Vivians made 9 of 17 shots and had four rebounds and three steals.

Baleigh Reid led Miami (Ohio) (2-7) with nine points.

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