- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) - Tiffany Mitchell made six 3-pointers and scored 20 points, helping No. 1 South Carolina beat Hampton 69-49 on Wednesday night.

The Gamecocks (10-0) had a 54-39 lead when they scored the next 12 points to put the game away. Bianca Cuevas started and finished the burst with a 3-pointer.

Cuevas, Alaina Coates and A’Ja Wilson each had 12 points for South Carolina.

Malia Tate-DeFreitas led Hampton (3-6) with 19 points, and Kyani White had 11. The Lady Pirates, winners of the last five Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournaments, shot just 34.6 percent (18 for 52) and were outrebounded 48-21.

NO. 3 TEXAS 76, MCNEESE STATE 59

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Nneka Enemkpali had 18 points and 14 rebounds, powering Texas to the win.

Kelsey Lang added 18 points and nine rebounds for the Longhorns (9-0).

Texas led by 27 early in the second half, but McNeese State (5-4) sliced the deficit to 10 at the midway point. Jayln Johnson got the Cowgirls back in the game, scoring 18 points in the first nine minutes after the break. She finished with 20 points. Allison Baggett led McNeese State with 22.

Brianna Taylor stopped McNeese’s run with five straight points. She finished with 14 points for Texas.

CHATTANOOGA 54, NO. 7 STANFORD 46

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Chelsey Shumpert scored a career-high 18 points, including five 3-pointers, and Chattanooga earned its second home victory over a top-10 opponent this season.

Chattanooga (7-3) won despite being held without a basket after Keiana Gilbert lifted the Mocs to a 44-34 lead with 11:26 remaining. The Mocs went 7 for 8 at the free-throw line in the last 50 seconds to seal the victory.

Moses Johnson added 10 points for Chattanooga, and Jasmine Joyner had nine points and 11 rebounds.

Lili Thompson scored nine points for Stanford (6-3), which shot just 28 percent.

The Mocs pulled their latest surprise three weeks after a 67-63 win against No. 11 Tennessee, which was ranked fourth ahead of their Nov. 26 meeting. Chattanooga has won 43 of its last 44 home games.

NO. 13 DUKE 92, OKLAHOMA 72

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Elizabeth Williams scored 26 points and grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds to help Duke get the win.

It was the third 20-point, 20-rebound game in Duke women’s basketball history, joining Chris Moreland and Barbara Krause.

Azura Stevens had 17 points for Duke (6-3), Sierra Calhoun had 14, and Rebecca Greenwell added 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Gabbi Ortiz and Derica Wyatt had 14 points apiece for Oklahoma (5-4).

NO. 21 MISSISSIPPI STATE 66, LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 51

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Morgan William hit 11 of 14 free throws and scored 21 points to help Mississippi State stay undefeated.

Mississippi State (12-0) is off to its best start in school history after its 12th consecutive win. It’s the first time the Bulldogs have ever won 12 straight.

Victoria Vivians had 17 points and 12 rebounds for Mississippi State. Martha Alwal added 14 points as the Bulldogs made 50 percent of their 46 field=goal attempts.

Keke Veal led Louisiana-Lafayette (6-1) with 17 points.

NO. 25 DEPAUL 109, LOYOLA-CHICAGO 84

CHICAGO (AP) - Jessica January scored 25 points for DePaul, and Megan Rogowski added 21.

It was the most points for DePaul since scoring 111 against Appalachian State on Dec. 30, 2007.

Brittany Hrynko had 15 points for DePaul (7-3). The Blue Demons held Loyola to 33 points in the second half after giving up 51 in the first.

DePaul tied a school-record with 16 3-pointers, led by Rogowski’s six and January’s four.

Becca Smith led Loyola (2-7) with 21 points, but had 10 turnovers. Taylor Johnson and Taylor Manuel had 14 points apiece.


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