WACO, Texas (AP) - Alexis Prince scored 18 points and was big in two key runs to help No. 3 Baylor win its 17th consecutive game, 68-46 over Kansas State on Saturday.
Baylor (18-1, 7-0 Big 12) went ahead to stay with a 15-1 run over a nearly 6½-minute span in the first half when the Wildcats missed eight consecutive shots after Bri Craig’s 3-pointer gave them their only lead at 6-5.
Prince made consecutive jumpers to start the go-ahead spurt, then added a 3-pointer soon after that. The Lady Bears were up 20-7 when Kristy Wallace made a move to get inside for a layup with 10:21 left in the half.
Khadijiah Cave and Wallace each had 11 points for the Lady Bears, who have won 20 consecutive games in the series since a loss at Kansas State 11 years ago.
Haley Texada had 13 points to lead Kansas State (11-7, 1-6), but scored only two after halftime.
No. 6 NOTRE DAME 74, CLEMSON 36
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Jewell Loyd scored 17 points and Brianna Turner added 15 points and 10 rebounds as Notre Dame routed Clemson.
The No. 6 Fighting Irish (19-2, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) showed little fatigue despite playing their fourth game in 10 days. They won them all by double-digits including victories over No. 5 Tennessee and 12th-ranked North Carolina.
Notre Dame did turn the ball over on its first two possessions and Clemson (9-11, 1-6) led 5-2 a little over two minutes into the game. But the Irish went on a 40-6 run over the next 14 minutes as they improved to 26-1 in the ACC since joining the league two seasons ago.
Clemson has lost 70 of its last 71 games against Top 25 teams. The Tigers have been to 15 NCAA tournaments, but none since 2002.
UTSA 64, No. 24 WESTERN KENTUCKY 63
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Akunna Elonu made a pair free throws with 3 seconds left to cap UTSA’s come-from-behind upset victory over Western Kentucky, snapping the Lady Toppers’ 14-game winning streak.
Alexis Govan made a pair of free throws to give Western Kentucky a 63-62 lead with 7 seconds left. UTSA’s Mannasha Bell then drove to the right baseline and was hurt while drawing the foul from Ileana Johnson, leaving the game-winning free throws to Elonu.
Western Kentucky answered with a jumper, but it was ruled late after an officials review to seal it for UTSA (9-10, 4-3 Conference USA).
Bell finished with 10 points and 10 boards for the Roadrunners, who outrebounded the Lady Toppers 43-27.
Govan scored 22 points to lead Western Kentucky (17-3, 6-1), which led by as many as 16 points in the second half before UTSA took a 62-60 lead with 1:36 left.
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