- Associated Press - Sunday, January 10, 2016

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Morgan Tuck had 22 points and 12 rebounds, helping No. 1 UConn overcome cold shooting to pull away to a 75-59 victory over No. 22 South Florida on Sunday night.

Breanna Stewart finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Huskies (14-0, 4-0 American), who extended their winning streak to 51 games despite shooting 38 percent in the opening half, when USF (10-4, 3-1) led by as many as eight points before the three-time defending national champions gradually took control.

Courtney Williams led USF with 26 points and 13 rebounds. Kitija Laksa followed up on a 38-point performance against SMU with 17 for the Bulls, who fell to 0-18 all-time against UConn.

No. 2 SOUTH CAROLINA 83, No. 20 MISSOURI 58

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Tiffany Mitchell scored 19 points to help South Carolina rout Missouri.



Mitchell, the two-time SEC Player of the Year, scored seven straight points in the third quarter after Missouri cut the Gamecocks’ lead to 10. The Tigers (14-2, 1-2 SEC) barely got a clean look at the basket in the first half as the Gamecocks (15-0, 3-0) played their best defense of the season.

Missouri star freshman Sophie Cunningham entered the game ninth in the SEC in scoring, but finished with just nine points.

No. 3 NOTRE DAME 88, NORTH CAROLINA 54

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Arike Ogunbowale scored 16 points, Marina Mabrey added 14 and Brianna Turner had 11 points, nine rebounds and five blocked shots to lead No. 3 Notre Dame to a victory over North Carolina.

The Fighting Irish (15-1, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) had little trouble in winning their eighth straight. They outscored the Tar Heels 50-14 in the paint and outshot the Tar Heels (12-6, 2-1) 51 percent to 30 percent. They also forced North Carolina into 23 turnovers.

Destinee Walker led the Tar Heels with 12 points on 3-of-14 shooting and Jamie Cherry scored 10.

No. 5 OHIO STATE 90, RUTGERS 78

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Kelsey Mitchell scored 31 points as Ohio State beat Rutgers.

The Buckeyes (12-3, 4-0 Big Ten) shot 60 percent (9 for 15) from the floor in the first quarter while holding the Scarlet Knights to 21 percent (4 for 19).

Ohio State led by as many as 18 points in the second quarter, but Rutgers pulled to 43-34 by halftime.

The Scarlet Knights got within eight early in the second half, but that was as close as it would get.

Tyler Scaife led Rutgers (11-5, 2-2) with 27 points while Kahleah Copper had 19 points and 11 rebounds.

No. 7 MISSISSIPPI STATE 80, ARKANSAS 55

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Ketara Chapel tied a career-high with 19 points, Dominique Dillingham added 16 and Mississippi State beat Arkansas.

Mississippi State (16-1, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) has won 11 games in a row.

The Bulldogs never trailed, scoring their first three points when Victoria Vivians pulled up from 25 feet away and nailed a deep jumper. The Razorbacks stayed close throughout the first quarter, but the Bulldogs pulled away for a 41-31 halftime lead.

Arkansas (6-10, 1-2) briefly pulled within 48-40 in the third quarter, but Mississippi State responded with eight straight points to end the threat.

No. 8 MARYLAND 76, IOWA 56

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 19 points, Brionna Jones had 15 points and 11 rebounds and No. 8 Maryland rolled past Iowa in a win.

Kristen Confroy added 11 points and the Terrapins forced 16 turnovers to snap Iowa’s 25-game home winning streak in Maryland coach Brenda Frese’s return to her home state.

The Terrapins (14-2, 3-1 Big Ten) has won two straight since falling to No. 5 Ohio State on Jan. 2.

Ally Disterhoft and Megan Gustafson each scored 14 points for the Hawkeye (12-4, 2-2).

No. 9 STANFORD 71, COLORADO 56

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Kaylee Johnson scored a career-high 17 points and had 11 rebounds, Erica McCall added 16 points and 11 rebounds and Stanford beat Colorado.

Lili Thompson scored 12 and Karlie Samuelson added 11 points for the Cardinal (13-3, 3-1 Pac-12), who won their seventh in eight games and improved to 14-4 all-time against the Buffaloes.

Haley Smith scored 17 points to lead the Buffaloes (5-10, 0-4), who lost their fifth straight.

No. 10 KENTUCKY 64, GEORGIA 53

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Makayla Epps scored 13 points, Alexis Jennings had with 12 points and 12 rebounds, and Kentucky beat Georgia.

The Wildcats (13-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) were never really threatened despite shooting a season-low 37.3 percent from the field. Evelyn Akhator finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Janee Thompson added 10 points for Kentucky.

Georgia (12-4, 0-3 SEC) has dropped three straight, all against Top 25 opponents.

The Lady Bulldogs had no one score in double figures. Shacobia Barbee and Halle Washington each finished with eight.

No. 11 OREGON STATE 59, OREGON 45

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Ruth Hamblin and Gabriella Hanson scored 12 points apiece, Jamie Weisner added 11 and Oregon State defeated Oregon.

The Beavers (12-3, 3-1 Pac 12) defeated the Ducks (11-4, 0-4) 60-33 on Friday and have won 11 straight in the rivalry.

Oregon State scored the first seven points of the second half to take a 31-25 lead then used 5 of 6 free throws and a Weisner jumper to lead 38-29.

Liz Brenner led Oregon with 13 points. A game after ending Jillian Alleyne’s 29-game streak of double-doubles, the Beavers held her to six points, ending her 30-game double-figure scoring streak.

No. 12 TENNESSEE 79, AUBURN 52

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Diamond DeShields had 25 points, seven assists and six rebounds as Tennessee regained its shooting touch in a blowout of Auburn.

Tennessee (11-4, 2-1 SEC) followed up its worst shooting performance of the season with its best of the year. After shooting 29.3 percent (24 of 82) in a 74-66 home loss to Florida, the Lady Volunteers shot 59.6 percent (34 of 57) on Sunday.

Tra’Cee Tanner had 12 points and 10 rebounds for Auburn (11-5, 1-2). Brandy Montgomery had 11 points and Janiah McKay added 10.

No. 13 TEXAS A&M 53, LSU 35

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Courtney Walker scored 21 points and Texas A&M took control in the second half to defeat LSU.

The Aggies (12-4, 2-1 SEC) trailed 8-4 after one quarter and 19-15 at the half but blitzed the Tigers (7-9, 1-2) in the third quarter.

Walker started things with a layup, two more baskets and a 3-point play during a 13-0 run for a 28-20 lead at 4:29. She had 13 points in the quarter, which ended with A&M on top 38-26.

Walker capped a 12-4 run to start the fourth quarter that put the Aggies up 50-30.

Alexis Hyder led LSU with 14 points.

No. 14 ARIZONA STATE 63, WASHINGTON STATE 45

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Sabrina Haines scored a career-high 19 points, including eight in the pivotal third quarter, and Arizona State beat Washington State.

The game was tied at halftime before the Sun Devils (13-3, 4-0 Pac-12) outscored the Cougars (11-5, 2-3) 25-9 in the third for a 16-point lead. It was the 19th time this season the Sun Devils have held an opponent to single digits in a quarter. The lead reached 21 points with three minutes left in the game.

The victory was the 10th straight for the Sun Devils.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 71, No. 15 UCLA 68

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Temi Fagbenle had 20 points and 15 rebounds and Southern California held off UCLA.

Kristen Simon had 14 points with 11 rebounds, and Sadie Edwards added 13 points for the Trojans (14-2, 2-2 Pac-12). Jordin Canada scored 26 points to lead UCLA (11-4, 3-1).

No. 19 FLORIDA STATE 75, GEORGIA TECH 69

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Shakayla Thomas had career highs of 32 points and 14 rebounds to lead Florida State over Georgia Tech.

Adut Bulgak added 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Seminoles (12-4, 2-1 ACC), who extended their home winning streak to 27.

Ciani Cryor scored 18 points and Aaliyah Whiteside 17 for the Yellow Jackets (10-7, 0-4).

The Seminoles were shooting 50 percent on 3-pointers at home but dipped to 21 percent (4 of 19) Sunday. They also had 29 turnovers but they ruled the boards, 56-21.

No. 23 MICHIGAN STATE 74, No. 16 NORTHWESTERN 51

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Aerial Powers recorded her sixth double-double of the season with 21 points and 12 rebounds to help Michigan State cruise past Northwestern.

Tori Jankoska had 12 points to finish in double figures for the 15th time this season for Michigan State (12-3, 3-1 Big Ten).

Nia Coffey had 13 points, nine rebounds and four blocks for Northwestern (12-4, 1-3), which made just 18 of 66 field-goal attempts (27 percent).

No. 17 OKLAHOMA 68, KANSAS STATE 58

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Vionise Pierre-Louis scored a career-high 16 points, pulled down seven rebounds and Oklahoma held off Kansas State.

Pierre-Louis made all eight of her free throws, Kaylon Williams was 8 of 10 from the line and scored 14 points for the Sooners (12-3, 3-1 Big 12), who sank 28 of 34 compared to 13 of 22 for Kansas State. Derica Wyatt added 11 points and Gabbi Ortiz 10. Williams has scored in double figures in every game this season.

Breanna Lewis had 20 points and Megan Deines 10 for the Wildcats (10-5, 0-4).

LOUISVILLE 65, No. 18 DUKE 48

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Mariya Moore and reserve Asia Durr scored 15 points apiece and Louisville’s defense dominated in a win over Duke.

Myisha Hines-Allen added 14 for the Cardinals (12-5, 4-0), who won their ninth straight.

Rebecca Greenwell had 14 points and Azura Stevens had 12 with 10 rebounds for the Blue Devils (12-5, 1-2), who only led at 2-0 in their first-ever game at Louisville. It was their lowest scoring game of the season.

UTAH 84, No. 21 CALIFORNIA 79

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Emily Potter scored a pair of baskets late and Utah overcame a 19-point third-quarter deficit to take a victory over California.

Utah (11-4, 3-1 Pac-12) snapped a nine-game losing streak to the Golden Bears (10-5, 1-3) and beat a ranked opponent for the first time since March 2, 2008 against No. 24 Wyoming.

Cal’s Kristine Anigwe had 23 points and 11 rebounds. Mikayla Cowling added 14 points, Gabby Green 12 and Asha Thomas 10.

VILLANOVA 64, No. 24 DEPAUL 60

CHICAGO (AP) - Caroline Coyer scored 18 of her 25 points in the second half, Katherine Coyer made a free throw with 6.2 seconds left and Villanova beat DePaul to knock off the lone unbeaten team in Big East play.

It was the first win in eight all-time tries at McGrath-Phillips Arena for Villanova (10-6, 4-2).

Chanise Jenkins led DePaul (12-6, 4-1) with 19 points.

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