- Associated Press - Sunday, January 4, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A’ja Wilson had 21 points and a career-high 13 rebounds to help No. 1 South Carolina win its school-record 14th straight game, 75-51 over LSU on Sunday.

Tiffany Mitchell hit three of six 3-point attempts and finished with 17 points for the Gamecocks (14-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference). Wilson, a freshman who doesn’t start but plays significant minutes off the bench, has scored in double figures in all but one game this season and has four double-doubles.

DaShawn Harden led the Lady Tigers (7-7, 1-1) with nine points, and Sheila Boykin had 11 rebounds.

NO. 2 UCONN 70, ST. JOHN’S 54

NEW YORK (AP) - Breanna Stewart had 18 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks to lead Connecticut past St. John’s in the Maggie Dixon Classic at Madison Square Garden.

Morgan Tuck led the Huskies (12-1) with 23 points, and Moriah Jefferson added 16. Aliyyah Handford led St. John’s (12-2) with 20 points.

The annual women’s doubleheader honors former Army coach Maggie Dixon, who died of heart arrhythmia in 2006 at age 28. In the first game, Queens College beat Immaculata 76-60 in a rematch of the first women’s game played at MSG 40 years ago.

NO. 4 NOTRE DAME 85, NO. 21 SYRACUSE 74

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Jewell Loyd had 25 points and four steals, Brianna Turner added 20 points and 13 rebounds, and Notre Dame beat Syracuse for the 15th straight time.

The Irish (14-1, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their 30th straight road game to tie Connecticut for the record.

Diamond Henderson and Brianna Butler each had 19 points for Syracuse (10-4, 0-1).

NO. 5 TEXAS A&M; 52, ARKANSAS 50

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Achiri Ade scored on a putback as time expired to lift Texas A&M; past Arkansas.

Courtney Williams led the Aggies (14-2, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) with 18 points.

Jessica Jackson led the Razorbacks (10-4, 0-2) with 18 points.

NO. 7 LOUISVILLE 63, PITTSBURGH 57

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Jude Schimmel scored 11 points to help Louisville beat Pittsburgh.

Mariya Moore added 10 points for the Cardinals (13-1, 2-0 ACC).

Brianna Kiesel had 19 points and nine assists for the Panthers (10-5, 0-1), but was called for traveling with Pitt trailing by a point and 30 seconds left.

NO. 9 NORTH CAROLINA 72, N.C. STATE 56

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Stephanie Mavunga had 23 points and 12 rebounds to help North Carolina beat North Carolina State in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams.

Brittany Rountree added 14 points and four 3-pointers for the Tar Heels (14-1). Dominique Wilson scored 15 points to lead the Wolfpack (9-5). N.C. State shot 30 percent and went 4-for-22 from 3-point range while also committing 16 turnovers.

NO. 10 DUKE 70, WAKE FOREST 63

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Elizabeth Williams scored 18 points and No. 10 Duke shook off a slow start to beat Wake Forest in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener.

Williams had eight rebounds, six blocks and five steals for Duke (10-4).

Dearica Hamby, Nicole Floyd and Ataijah Taylor led Wake Forest (9-6) with 11 points apiece.

NO. 11 KENTUCKY 64, MISSISSIPPI 58

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Linnae Harper had 12 points, 14 rebounds and forced a key turnover in No. 11 Kentucky’s comeback victory over Mississippi.

Janee Thompson finished with 17 points, Jennifer O’Neill had 13 and Makayla Epps 12 for Kentucky (13-2, 2-0 SEC). Tia Faleru had 21 points and 13 rebounds for Mississippi (11-4, 1-1).

NO. 20 IOWA 79, NO. 16 RUTGERS 72

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Melissa Dixon made six 3-pointers to break Iowa’s career record with 263 and finished with 21 points in the Hawkeyes’ victory over Rutgers on Sunday.

Samantha Logic added 17 for the Hawkeyes (11-2, 2-0 Big Ten) and Ally Disterhoft and Bethany Doolittle had 14 apiece. Kahleah Copper had 22 points for Rutgers.

NO. 17 MISSISSIPPI STATE 53, MISSOURI 47

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Jerica James scored 17 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, to lead Mississippi State to a comeback victory over Missouri.

James was 4 of 8 from the floor, and 7 of 11 from the foul lineBreanna Richardson added seven points and nine rebounds to help the Bulldogs (17-0, 2-0 SEC) remain unbeaten.

Maddie Stock led Missouri (10-5, 0-2) with 16 points.

NO. 19 GEORGIA 64, ALABAMA 47

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Tiaria Griffin had 16 points and Merritt Hempe added 15 for Georgia.

The Bulldogs (13-2, 1-1 SEC) scored the first nine points, led 16-3 on Krista Donald’s 3-pointer at 14:51 and scored the last four points of the half to make it 41-23.

Ashley Williams and Quanetria Bolton scored 12 apiece for Alabama (11-6, 0-2).

MICHIGAN 74, NO. 24 MICHIGAN STATE 65

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Katelynn Flaherty scored 21 points, including five 3-pointers, to help Michigan upset Michigan State on Sunday.

Siera Thompson added 17 points for Michigan (10-4, 2-1 Big Ten). Aerial Powers led Michigan State (8-6, 0-3) with 26 points and 10 rebounds.

NO. 25 DEPAUL 105, GEORGETOWN 85

WASHINGTON (AP) - Brittany Hrynko scored a career-high 38 points and had seven assists for DePaul.

Hrynko made 15 of 29 field goals, including 5 of 11 from 3-point range, and had four steals.

Chanise Jenkins added 18 points for DePaul (10-5, 2-1 Big East). Dorothy Adomako had 23 points and 10 rebounds for Georgetown (3-12, 1-2).

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