- Associated Press - Thursday, January 14, 2016

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A’Ja Wilson had 26 points, 13 rebounds and a season-high eight blocks and No. 2 South Carolina remained undefeated with a 73-62 victory over No. 9 Kentucky on Thursday night.

The Gamecocks (16-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) scored a season-low 28 points in the first half, then outscored Kentucky 45-30 in the final two quarters. They pulled away with an 18-8 run.

Tiffany Mitchell added 16 points, and Tina Roy had 12 for the Gamecocks.

Janee Thompson and Makayla Epps had 16 points each for the Wildcats (13-2, 2-2). They lost for the first time at home this season.

NO. 3 NOTRE DAME 63, BOSTON COLLEGE 50



BOSTON (AP) - Marina Mabrey scored 14 points and Brianna Turner had eight points, 13 rebounds and four blocks to help Notre Dame beat Boston College.

Madison Cable added 11 points, and Lindsay Allen had 10 for the Fighting Irish (16-1, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). Freshman Mariella Fasoula led Boston College (12-4, 0-3) with 20 points.

The Fighting Irish pushed their 12-point halftime edge to 42-25 on Cable’s jumper in the lane midway through the third quarter. BC cut it to single digits before Notre Dame put it away with a quick 7-0 spurt capped by Cable’s 3-pointer from the right wing. The Fighting Irish are 43-1 since joining the ACC.

NORTHWESTERN 86, NO. 5 OHIO STATE 82

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - Maggie Lyon scored 24 points, Nia Coffey added 23 and Northwestern upset Ohio State.

Freshman Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah had 14 points and 14 rebounds for Northwestern (13-4, 2-3 Big Ten). The Wildcats had lost two straight and four of six to fall out of the Top 25. They forced 16 turnovers and scored 23 points off the Buckeyes’ miscues in leading all the way.

Kelsey Mitchell led Ohio State (12-4, 4-1) with 28 points. The Buckeyes had won eight in a row.

NO. 24 MISSOURI 66, NO. 7 MISSISSIPPI STATE 54

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Sophie Cunningham scored 18 of her 22 points in the final 15 minutes and Missouri held off Mississippi State.

Missouri (15-2, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) scored on 11 of 14 first-quarter possessions to take a 23-11 lead en route to its first victory over a ranked opponent this season.

Victoria Vivians led Mississippi State (16-2, 3-1) with 19 points. The Bulldogs had won 11 straight.

NO. 8 MARYLAND 74, MICHIGAN 67

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Shatori Walker-Kimbrough had 15 points and seven rebounds and Maryland shook off a pesky Michigan team.

Tierney Pfirman added 16 points, and Brionna Jones had 13 for the Terrapins (15-2, 4-1 Big Ten), who won despite shooting only 41 percent from the field. Maryland had 21 offensive rebounds.

Katelynn Flaherty led the Wolverines (10-6, 2-3) with 23 points.

ARKANSAS 64, NO. 13 TENNESSEE 59

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Jessica Jackson scored 25 points to lead Arkansas past Tennessee.

The Razorbacks (7-10, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) overcame a 11-point halftime deficit to beat the Lady Vols (11-5, 2-2) for the third time in 29 games. Devin Cosper added 11 points, and Jordan Danberry had 10 for Arkansas.

Diamond DeShields had 14 points for Tennessee.

NO. 15 TEXAS A&M; 81, MISSISSIPPI 58

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Chelsea Jennings had a career-high 29 points and Texas A&M; shot 62 percent in its victory over Mississippi.

Jennings scored nine points in the third quarter, the last coming on a jumper that gave Texas A&M; (13-4, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) a 55-29 lead with 2:33 left.

Jennings was 12 of 15 from the field and 5 of 6 from the foul line. Courtney Walker added 17 points and nine rebounds for the Aggies. Madinah Muhammad had 21 points for the Rebels (9-8, 1-3).

NO. 16 FLORIDA STATE 85, CLEMSON 40

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Ivey Slaughter and Adut Bulgak scored 18 points apiece for Florida State.

Emiah Bingley added 13 points, and Leticia Romero had 12 for the Seminoles (13-4, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). They shot 51 percent (27 of 53) and went 25 of 29 from the foul line.

Nelly Perry had 14 points for Clemson (4-12, 0-3).

GEORGIA 71, NO. 20 FLORIDA 61

GAINSVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Tiaria Griffin scored 23 points, Halle Washington had 17 and Georgia made 9 of 12 free throws in the final minute to upset Florida.

Roberts added 11 points, and Shacobia Barbee had 10 for the Bulldogs (13-4, 1-3 Southeastern Confernce). Cassie Peoples led Florida with 15 points (14-3, 2-2).

NO. 21 MIAMI 71, WAKE FOREST 60

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Keyona Hayes scored 22 points and Adrienne Motley had 18 in Miami’s victory over Wake Forest.

Jessica Thomas added 12 points for the Hurricanes (16-2, 4-1 ACC). They made 11 of 13 free throws in the second half and 15 of 18 for the game.

Milan Quinn had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Demon Deacons (9-8, 0-4).

NORTH CAROLINA STATE 65, NO. 22 DUKE 62

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Dominique Wilson scored 19 points and North Carolina State beat Duke for the Wolfpack’s first victory on the Blue Devils’ home floor since 1996.

Duke (12-6, 1-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) had won 152 straight home games against unranked teams.

Jennifer Mathurin added 15 points and Williams 12 for the Wolfpack (13-5, 4-1). Azura Stevens had 21 points and 11 rebounds for Duke.

NO. 23 LOUISVILLE 59, VIRGINIA 41

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Myisha Hines-Allen scored 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting and Louisville beat Virginia for its 10th straight victory.

Cortnee Walton added scored 12 points for Louisville (13-5, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference.

Mikayla Venson scored 13 points for Virginia (12-6, 2-2).

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