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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Bria Holmes had a career-high 31 points and Taylor Palmer surpassed the 1,000 point-mark on Saturday as No. 17 West Virginia defeated Kansas 84-44.

Holmes reached the 30-point mark on a pair of free throws with 3:34 left and Palmer achieved her career milestone on a 3-pointer with 2:52 left in the first half. Palmer was also the last Mountaineer to score 30 or more when she had 30 against Oklahoma on Jan. 3, 2013.

The Mountaineers ended the first half on a 26-5 run to lead 43-24 at halftime. Holmes made 5 of 8 3-pointers and had 19 points before the break.

Christal Caldwell added 17 points and Palmer finished with 13 for WVU (20-3, 9-2 Big 12) which finished 11 of 19 from 3-point range.

Leticia Romero scored 12 points for Kansas State (9-13, 3-8) which shot just 26.7 percent from the field.

No. 20 GONZAGA 88, LOYOLA MARYMOUNT 51

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Haiden Palmer hit 10 of 15 shots and scored 27 points as Gonzaga won its 12th straight routing Loyola Marymount.

Since beating the Lions 91-82 in overtime on Jan. 23, the Bulldogs (22-3, 12-1 West Coast) have won by 30, 52, 35, 35 and 37 points.

The Bulldogs used a 12-0 run to take a 25-5 lead at the 11:25 mark. It was 46-20 at halftime when the Bulldogs shot 53.3 percent, including 5 of 10 3-pointers. The Lions were at 22.7 percent.

Taylor Anderson led the Lions (7-16, 4-8) with 11 points. LMU made 14 of 28 shots in the second half and still fell further behind.

Gonzaga now has a three-game lead over Saint Mary’s and Brigham Young with five games to play to win their 10th straight WCC title.

No. 22 NEBRASKA 76, No. 24 MICHIGAN STATE 56

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Jordan Hooper scored 18 points and Rachel Theriot had nine with 12 assists as Nebraska rolled past Michigan State.

The Cornhuskers (17-5, 7-3 Big Ten) shot 46.8 percent from the field and outrebounded Michigan State 38-31. Tear’a Laudermill scored 15 points and Emily Cady had 13 with nine boards and five assists.

Michigan State (16-8, 8-3) was held to 22-of-56 shooting (39.3 percent). Aerial Powers paced the Spartans with 17 points and seven rebounds.

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