- Associated Press - Sunday, December 7, 2014

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - A’ja Wilson’s putback with 1.8 seconds left lifted No. 1 South Carolina past No. 9 Duke 51-50 on Sunday.

Asia Dozier scored 11 points and Wilson finished with 10 for the Gamecocks (8-0), who trailed by four with less than 20 seconds left before rallying for their first road win over a top-10 team in nearly three years.

Rebecca Greenwell had 12 points for Duke (5-3), which had 22 turnovers and is on its first three-game losing streak since 2007-08.

Greenwell’s two free throws with 41.9 seconds left put Duke up 50-46 and had the Blue Devils in position for first victory over No. 1 since 2007.

Then came South Carolina’s comeback: Tiffany Mitchell hit a 3 with 17.9 seconds left, and Khadijah Sessions and Olivia Gaines teamed to steal the ball from Greenwell in the backcourt.

The Gamecocks called timeout with 10.9 seconds left and worked it to Mitchell, who missed in the lane with about 4 seconds left. The rebound went to Wilson, who scored in traffic.

Ka’lia Johnson’s desperation heave at the buzzer didn’t come close for Duke - sealing career win No. 301 for South Carolina coach Dawn Staley.

NO. 5 TEXAS A&M; 82, TCU 71

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Courtney Walker scored 21 points to lead Texas A&M; to the road win.

Courtney Williams had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Aggies (9-0), who led 31-21 at the break. Jordan Jones added 13 points and six assists.

TCU (4-3) shot 33 percent (24 for 72) from the field.

Zahna Medley scored 19 points for the Horned Frogs, and Donielle Breaux had 12 points and seven rebounds.

NO. 13 KENTUCKY 77, NO. 7 LOUISVILLE 68

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Janee Thompson scored 19 points for Kentucky, and Jennifer O’Neill had 17.

After Thompson hit a tying 3-pointer late in the game, Louisville followed with a turnover and O’Neill converted a pair of free throws with 2:33 to play to give the Wildcats a 68-66 lead.

Kentucky (8-1) trailed 42-29 at halftime, but outscored the Cardinals by 22 in the second half.

Myisha Hines-Allen led the Cardinals (8-1) with 17 points, and Bria Smith added 15 points.

KANSAS 62, NO. 10 CALIFORNIA 39

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Chelsea Gardner had 22 points and eight rebounds, leading Kansas to the win.

Reserve Asia Boyd scored 13 points for the Jayhawks (7-2), who went 7 for 11 from 3-point range. Lauren Aldridge had 11 points and five assists.

California (7-1) lost starting forward Courtney Range to an apparent left knee injury in the second half. She had to be carried off the court by assistant coach Jeff Cammon.

Brittany Boyd had 12 points and five steals for the Bears, who shot 18 percent (6 for 33) in the second half. Reshanda Gray finished with 11 points.

NO. 11 BAYLOR 96, MISSISSIPPI 54

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Nina Davis scored a career-high 43 points and grabbed nine rebounds, powering Baylor to the victory.

Baylor closed the first half with a 29-4 run to take a 44-19 lead at the break.

Davis was 14 of 17 from the floor and 15 of 19 from the line. She surpassed her previous career best of 32 points against Western Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA tournament last season.

Niya Johnson had 11 assists for Baylor (6-1), which shot 34 of 61 from the field for 55.7 percent.

Tia Faleru had nine points, 12 rebounds and five blocks for Mississippi (6-3).

ALABAMA 53, NO. 12 NEBRASKA 51

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama’s Nikki Hegstetter grabbed a loose ball off the floor and scored with less than two seconds to play.

Hegstetter was in the right spot to scoop up an Ashley Williams miss and toss in her own shot as the Crimson Tide (8-3) handed Nebraska (7-1) its first loss just four days after the Huskers stunned No. 9 Duke.

The Huskers had one last chance, but Tear’a Laudermill’s 3-point attempt at the buzzer sailed left of the rim.

Karyla Middlebrook led the Crimson Tide with 14 points on 3-of-12 shooting. Hegstetter finished with seven points.

Laudermill scored 25, including a tying 3 with 18 seconds left.

NO. 14 TENNESSEE 85, LIPSCOMB 51

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Cierra Burdick and Isabelle Harrison scored 16 points apiece to lead Tennessee to its first road victory of the season.

Alexa Middleton added 12 points for the Lady Vols (6-2), who have won two straight after dropping out of the top 10 with consecutive losses at in-state UT-Chattanooga and at No. 4 Texas.

Lipscomb (2-6) was led by Ashley Southern’s 12 points and 10 boards.

NO. 15 MARYLAND 81, TOWSON 52

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Brionna Jones had 17 points and eight rebounds, and Maryland cruised to the win.

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough added 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting for the Terrapins (7-2), who had 19 offensive rebounds and a 48-32 edge on the glass overall. Tierney Pfirman added 12 points and Kristen Confroy had 10.

Maryland pulled away in the first half with a 22-2 run for a 29-12 lead on Malina Howard’s free throws with 6:36 left.

LaTorri Hines-Allen led Towson with 21 points and eight rebounds.

NO. 19 GEORGIA 69, NO. 16 MICHIGAN STATE 60

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Tiaria Griffin scored 15 points for Georgia, including four key free throws late in the game.

Michigan State twice cut the lead to five points in the final minute with baskets by Tori Jankoska, who had 16 points. Georgia iced the win with free throws.

Aerial Powers had 18 points and nine rebounds for the Spartans (5-2), ending her streak of six straight double-doubles.

Krista Donald had 12 points for Georgia (10-0).

NO. 18 RUTGERS 64, NO. 25 ARKANSAS 52

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Kahleah Copper scored 17 points for Rutgers, and Betnijah Laney added 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Rutgers (7-1) shot 43.9 percent from the field, rebounding from a double-overtime loss to sixth-ranked North Carolina.

Jessica Jackson led the Razorbacks (6-2) with 14 points, and Jhasmin Brown had 13.

NO. 22 IOWA 78, COLORADO 63

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Melissa Dixon made five 3-pointers and finished with 23 points, leading Iowa to the victory.

Ally Disterhoft added 15 points and eight rebounds for the Hawkeyes (7-2), who led 35-28 at halftime. Samantha Logic finished with 10 points.

Jasmine Sborov led Colorado (6-2) with 17 points and Jen Reese added 14. Sborov also had 12 rebounds.

NO. 23 MISSISSIPPI STATE 97, SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA 36

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Victoria Viviens had 17 points and 11 rebounds, helping Mississippi State to the runaway win.

Viviens was 6 of 16 from the floor. The Bulldogs (8-0) were 11 of 33 on 3-pointers and outrebounded SE Louisiana 69-30.

Elizabeth Styles led the Lady Lions (3-5) with nine points.

NO. 25 DEPAUL 87, CHICAGO STATE 34

CHICAGO (AP) - Megan Podkowa scored 22 points for DePaul, and reserve Mart’e Grays had 16.

The Blue Demons (6-2) scored the first 17 points of the game, shutting out the Cougars (0-7) until Layne Murphy scored at the 13:36 mark.

Brittany Hrynko added 13 points for the Blue Demons.


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