- Associated Press - Sunday, February 7, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Madison Cable scored five straight points in the fourth quarter, including a big 3-pointer with two minutes remaining, to rally No. 3 Notre Dame past No. 13 Louisville 66-61 on Sunday for its 16th straight victory.

Down 55-49, the Fighting Irish rallied to tie it twice before Cable’s two free throws with 3:07 left put them ahead for good at 59-58. Her subsequent long-range jumper provided a four-point cushion and Notre Dame sealed the hard-fought win with four more free throws.

Cable and Brianna Turner each had 13 points for the Fighting Irish, who were led by Arike Ogunbowale’s 15 points. Lindsay Allen added 12 as Notre Dame (23-1, 11-0 ACC) won this tense showdown of unbeaten Atlantic Coast Conference teams, both riding 15-game winning streaks coming in.

Myisha Hines-Allen scored 16 points but fouled out late for the Cardinals (18-6, 10-1), who missed 12 of their last 13 shots.

No. 8 ARIZONA STATE 69, SOUTHERN CAL 68

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Sophie Brunner’s three-point play with 1.9 seconds left gave Arizona State a 69-68 victory over short-handed Southern California, keeping the Sun Devils tied atop the Pac-12.

Brunner took an inbounds pass from Elisha Davis and went straight to the basket, banking in a layup and drawing the fifth foul on Kristen Simon. Brunner’s free throw snapped the tie as the Sun Devils (20-4, 11-1) recovered from a miserable start for their 17th win in 18 games.

Arnecia Hawkins had 12 points, Davis had 11 points and six assists and Brunner scored nine points for Arizona State, which trailed 22-10 at the end of the first quarter and 66-62 with 2:32 left.

Sadie Edwards scored a career-high 26 points for the Trojans (17-7, 5-7), who dressed eight players and saw two foul out.

No. 9 OREGON STATE 54, WASHINGTON STATE 45

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Ruth Hamblin scored 17 points and Sydney Wiese had 11 of her 16 points in the fourth quarter to help Oregon State rally past Washington State.

The Beavers (20-3, 11-1 Pac-12) won their 10th straight game, but only after erasing a 34-28 deficit at the end of three quarters. Oregon State trailed 24-22 at the half and did not take the lead for good until Weise made the second of her three fourth-quarter 3-pointers with 4:59 left.

Standout freshman Borislava Hristova led Washington State (12-11, 3-9) with 22 points. No one else scored more than seven points for the Cougars, who have lost six in a row.

No. 10 FLORIDA STATE 75, CLEMSON 56

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Shakayla Thomas scored 17 points and Emiah Bingley added 15 as Florida State defeated Clemson.

The Seminoles were up 37-30 in the third quarter when they scored 19 straight points to put it out of reach. Leticia Romero had five points and three players - Thomas, Brown and Kai James - added four apiece. Clemson committed nine turnovers during the run.

Brittany Brown added nine points and seven rebounds for Florida State (19-4, 9-1 ACC), which tied its best start in conference play with the win. The 2014-15 and 2008-09 squads also won nine of its first 10 ACC games.

Danielle Edwards led Clemson with 14 points. The Tigers (4-19, 0-10 ACC) have dropped 11 straight.

No. 11 MISSISSIPPI STATE 52, No. 21 MISSOURI 42

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Morgan William scored 17 points and Victoria Vivians 13, and the two guards made big plays late in Mississippi State’s victory over Missouri.

Mississippi State (21-4, 8-3 SEC) led 45-42 when William scored and Vivians followed with a steal and 3-point play for an eight-point lead with a minute left. William added two free throws with the duo combining for the Bulldogs’ final 11 points.

Sophie Cunningham scored 13 points and Jordan Frericks had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Tigers (18-6, 5-6).

Both teams shot under 33 percent, combining to make only 3 of 22 3-pointers. But the Bulldogs made eight steals and turned 27 Missouri turnovers into 29 points in picking up their fourth straight win and splitting the season series.

Mississippi State led from midway through the first quarter but Missouri stayed within single digits most of the way.

No. 12 TEXAS A&M; 76, No.23 TENNESSEE 71, OT

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Courtney Walker scored 29 points, including 10 in overtime, and Texas A&M; bounced back from two straight losses to beat Tennessee.

After a sloppy first half, which ended with the Aggies on top 30-29, the third quarter would was owned by Tennessee, which shot 60 percent to open a 51-40 lead. A&M; made just 2 of 17 shots.

That is when Walker and the Aggies roared back, outscoring Tennessee 21-10 in the final period, which was capped by a game-tying field goal from Khaalia Hillsman with five seconds remaining. That tying basket occurred after A&M; guard Jordan Jones took a charge with 25 seconds left. The senior left the court on a stretcher and was taken to a hospital. She was talking with the trainers and was able to move her extremities.

Tennessee opened overtime with a free throw before Walker scored four points and Chelsea Jennings made two free throws for a 67-62 lead with 2:57 left.

Twice the Lady Volunteers closed within on and each time Walker answered and the Aggies went 7 of 8 from the line in the last 1:34.

Hillsman added 14 points for the Aggies (16-7, 6-3 SEC).

Jordan Reynolds led the Lady Vols (14-9, 5-5) with 16 points.

No. 14 UCLA 73, ARIZONA 39

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Monique Billings scored 14 points and UCLA forced 25 turnovers in a victory over Arizona.

Both teams struggled early until the Bruins closed the first quarter on a 10-2 run for a 16-2 lead. UCLA went on an 8-0 run in the second to extend its lead to 28-6 and the Bruins led 34-11 at the break.

LaBrittney Jones scored seven of Arizona’s first 13 points of the third quarter as the Wildcats went on a 13-5 run to pull to 39-24. But UCLA led by 20 after three and the Wildcats were outscored 26-12 in the fourth.

Nirra Fields added 11 points and Jordin Canada and Kennedy Burke had 10 apiece for UCLA (17-6, 9-3 Pac-12), which rebounded after a four-point loss at No. 8 Arizona State on Friday.

Malena Washington scored 14 points and Jones 12 for Arizona (11-13, 2-10), which was just 16-of-58 shooting (28 percent), including 1 of 17 from 3-point range.

No. 16 MIAMI 61, DUKE 53

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Adrienne Motley scored 21 points and Miami reached 20 wins with a victory over Duke.

Jessica Thomas and Keyona Hayes added 13 points each and Erykah Davenport grabbed 15 rebounds for the Hurricanes (20-4, 8-3 ACC).

Duke (17-8, 6-5) - playing without leading scorer and rebounder Azura Stevens for the second straight game with a left foot injury - got 18 points from Oderah Chidom and 16 from Rebecca Greenwell.

Motley’s 3-pointer with 6:37 left gave Miami a 16-point lead. Duke got within seven with 1:38 remaining before missing 4 of 5 shots.

Duke trailed by six in the third quarter after an awful first half, when it fell behind 27-11 after shooting 12 percent and missing all nine 3-pointers. The Blue Devils went over 11 minutes without scoring and 15 minutes without a field goal, including the entire second quarter when they made just two free throws.

No. 17 MICHIGAN STATE 74, IOWA 69

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Aerial Powers scored 25 points and had a key steal and two free throws in the closing seconds, Tori Jankoska hit four free throws in the final 23 seconds and Michigan State held off Iowa 74-69.

Megan Gustafson made 1 of 2 free throws with 34 seconds left to pull Iowa within 68-67. Jankoska then made two free throws with 23.7 seconds to play and Powers followed with a steal and two free throws at 15.4 seconds. Ally Disterhoft made a layup to get Iowa within three but Jankoska iced it with two at the stripe with five seconds left.

Jankoska had 11 points, Branndais Agee 15 and Jasmine Hines 11 with 10 rebounds for the Spartans (18-5, 9-3 Big Ten), who won the first meeting 80-73.

Disterhoft had 17 points for the Hawkeyes (15-9, 5-7) and Chase Coley and Tania Davis had 12 each.

No. 18 KENTUCKY 70, LSU 58

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Janee Thompson had 16 points and 10 assists and Kentucky used a strong first quarter to defeat LSU.

Maci Morris added 14 points and Alexis Jennings 11 for the Wildcats (16-6, 5-6 SEC), who shot 54 percent (27 of 50) for the game.

Rina Hill scored 17 points and Alexis Hyder had 16 and matched her career-high with 15 rebounds for the Tigers (8-16, 2-9), who have lost four straight.

OREGON 75, No. 24 WASHINGTON 63

SEATTLE (AP) - Maite Cazorla and Kat Cooper each scored 16 points and Oregon used 35 fourth-quarter points to beat Washington.

Oregon was behind by 14 points at halftime but made four 3-pointers in the first three minutes of the third quarter to pull to 38-31. The Ducks made six field goals in the quarter - all from 3-point range - and trailed 44-40 entering the fourth.

The Ducks took their first lead of the game at 52-51 after Lexi Bando’s free throw with 6:40 remaining. It came during Oregon’s 14-0 spurt for a 59-51 lead.

Kelsey Plum scored 26 points for Washington (16-7, 7-5).

No. 25 OKLAHOMA STATE 70, TEXAS TECH 57

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Brittney Martin scored 32 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for her eighth straight double-double and Oklahoma State beat Texas Tech for the Cowgirls’ sixth victory in a row.

Martin had eight of Oklahoma State’s first 12 points and scored its final six of the first quarter as the Cowgirls built a 20-9 lead. Texas Tech battled back in the second, highlighted by Dayo Olabode’s eight straight points, to pull within 34-30 at the break.

Up by five after three quarters, Oklahoma State opened the fourth on a 14-3 run, with eight points from Kaylee Jensen, for a 66-50 lead.

Jensen finished with 16 points for Oklahoma State (18-4, 8-3 Big 12). Roddricka Patton reached double-digit assists for the fourth time in five games to move into second place in the nation with 170 assists on the season.

Ivonne Cook-Taylor led Texas Tech (11-12, 2-10) with 17 points and seven rebounds.

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