- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 13, 2016

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Moriah Jefferson matched her season high with 21 points, Breanna Stewart had 11 points and eight rebounds and top-ranked UConn beat Memphis 86-46 on Wednesday night.

The Huskies (15-0, 5-0 American Athletic Conference) led by double-digits about 7 minutes in and never trailed.

Katie Lou Samuelson matched Stewart’s 11 points and Napheesa Collier had 10. Jefferson was 7 of 8 from the field and 3 of 4 outside the arc.

Ariel Hearn, Mooriah Rowser and Brea Elmore led Memphis (9-8, 3-3) with 12 points each, although Hearn was slowed by foul trouble in the first half. Memphis struggled controlling the ball throughout, committing 26 turnovers, leading to 33 UConn points.

No. 4 TEXAS 75, KANSAS 38

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Imani Boyette scored 15 points, Empress Davenport had 11 points and 10 rebounds and Texas routed Kansas.

Celina Rodrigo had seven assists and Brianna Taylor had five steals for the Longhorns (16-0, 5-0 Big 12). Texas is 5-0 in the Big 12 for the first time since 2002-03 and beat Kansas for the sixth straight time.

This was the Jayhawks’ worst loss of the season. Before this blowout, Kansas’ biggest final deficit was a 23-point loss to Oklahoma in the conference opener.

Lauren Aldridge scored 12 points to lead Kansas (5-11, 0-5) and Kylee Kopatich had 10 points.


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Tyra Buss scored 24 points, Amanda Cahill and Karlee McBride added 17 each and Indiana rolled past Michigan State.

The trio combined for the first 13 points of the game as the Hoosiers shot 52 percent and converted 14 Michigan State turnovers to 27 points in the first half for a 39-25 lead. McBride had 13 points.

Indiana (10-7, 2-3 Big Ten) then shot 61.5 percent and made 25 of 32 free throws in the second half to hand the Spartans (12-4, 3-2) their worst loss of the season.

Jasmine Hines had 24 points and Aerial Powers 14 for Michigan State, which finished with 24 turnovers that turned into 41 points.


NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Courtney Williams scored 16 of her 31 points in the fourth quarter to rally South Florida past Tulane.

South Florida (11-4, 4-1 American) led 62-56 after Williams scored the first 13 points of a 15-6 run to start the fourth quarter.

Tulane (12-5, 3-2) fought back and forced a late turnover with a half-court trap that led to Leslie Vorpahl’s 3-pointer, tying it at 67 with 16 seconds left. Shalethia Stringfield answered quickly with a coast-to-coast layup for the Bulls, Kitija Laksa stole it from Tulane’s Kolby Morgan as she was driving to the basket and Laura Ferreira clinched it on a pair of free throws with 2 seconds left.

Laksa scored 17 points for the Bulls and Williams grabbed 13 rebounds.

Vorpahl made 6 of 9 from 3-point range for Tulane and finished with 26 points.

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