- Associated Press - Sunday, January 24, 2016

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Tiffany Mitchell scored 21 points, including nine in a tight fourth quarter, and No. 2 South Carolina beat No. 10 Mississippi State 57-51 on Sunday.

South Carolina (19-0, 7-0 Southeastern Conference) led for almost the entire second half, but struggled to fight off Mississippi State in the final minutes.

Tina Roy added 11 points for the Gamecocks. Khadijah Sessions scored 10, including a crucial 15-foot jumper with 30 seconds left to give South Carolina a 53-49 lead.

Victoria Vivians led Mississippi State (17-4, 4-3) with 19 points.

NO. 3 NOTRE DAME 80, VIRGINIA TECH 41

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Brianna Turner scored 18 points and No. 3 Notre Dame shook off a slow start to beat Virginia Tech.

Arike Ogunbowale added 15 points and Marina Mabrey had 12 for the Irish (19-1, 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Sidney Cook scored 21 points and Vanessa Panousis 10 for the Hokies (14-5, 2-4).

Notre Dame finished the game by shooting 29 of 55 (52 percent). Virginia Tech made just 15 of 55 (27 percent).

NO. 7 OHIO STATE 67, RUTGERS 58

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Kelsey Mitchell scored 22 points and No. 7 Ohio State used a big third quarter to take command and beat Rutgers.

Ameryst Alston scored 10 of her 15 points in the decisive quarter as the Buckeyes (15-4, 7-1 Big Ten) outscored Rutgers 24-7 to break away from a halftime tie.

Alexa Hart added 15 points and eight rebounds for Ohio State, which won its third straight and for the 11th time in 12 games, this time using more defense than offense.

Kahleah Copper had 18 points and 13 rebounds for Rutgers (12-8, 3-5), which lost its third in a row.

NO. 8 ARIZONA STATE 62, ARIZONA 47

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Arnecia Hawkins hit her first five shots and scored 19 points, and No. 8 Arizona State never trailed in a rout of Arizona to secure the best Pac-12 start in school history.

Katie Hempen added 14 points for the Sun Devils (17-3, 8-0) in their 14th consecutive win and second in three days over their rivals.

Malena Washington scored 17 points and LaBrittney Jones had 10 for the Wildcats (11-9, 2-6), who were held to six points in the first quarter and 14 at halftime against the league’s top defense.

NO. 11 OREGON STATE 61, COLORADO 47

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Ruth Hamblin scored Oregon State’s first 10 points and finished with 20, and the 11th-ranked Beavers defeated Colorado.

Jamie Weisner added 14 points and Marie Gulich had 10 rebounds to go with eight points as Oregon State (16-3, 7-1 Pac 12) outrebounded the Buffaloes 47-32.

Haley Smith had 16 points for Colorado (5-14, 0-8), which went 1 of 7 from 3-point range and shot 36 percent.

NO. 20 UCLA 56, NO. 12 STANFORD 36

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kari Korver scored 11 points, hitting three 3-pointers in the decisive third quarter, and No. 20 UCLA led all the way in beating 12th-ranked Stanford, snapping the Bruins’ 21-game skid against the perennial Pac-12 powerhouse.

Monique Billings had 12 points and seven rebounds and Nirra Fields added 11 points for the Bruins (14-5, 6-2), who held the Cardinal to a season-worst 20 percent shooting. UCLA moved into a tie with Washington for third in the conference.

It was the Bruins’ first victory over Stanford since Jan. 4, 2008.

Erica McCall had nine points and 11 rebounds for the Cardinal (15-5, 5-3), which has no senior starters for the first time in over a decade.

NO. 14 FLORIDA STATE 69, NO. 16 MIAMI 58

MIAMI (AP) - Leticia Romero had a career-high 19 points, six assists, five rebounds and three steals as No. 14 Florida State pulled away late for a win over No. 16 Miami.

Shakayla Thomas added 15 points and Ivey Slaughter and Adut Bulgak had 10 each for the Seminoles (16-4, 6-1 ACC), who matched their best-ever start in conference play.

Adrienne Motley had 20 points and Keyona Hayes had 18 for the Hurricanes (17-3, 5-2).

NO. 15 SOUTH FLORIDA 88, CENTRAL FLORIDA 49

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Freshman Kitija Laksa made seven 3-pointers and scored 29 points, Courtney Williams scored 20 and No. 15 South Florida rolled past Central Florida.

Shalethia Stringfield added 13 points, six rebounds, six assists and four steals, while Laura Ferreira had 14 points for the Bulls (13-5, 6-2 American), who trailed 14-11 after one quarter.

Zykira Lewis had 12 points for the Knights (4-15, 1-7), who shot 33 percent (18 for 55) and had 24 turnovers.

NO. 23 MISSOURI 79, NO. 22 FLORIDA 64

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Morgan Stock came off the bench to hit make four 3 pointers in scoring 18 points, to lead No. 23 Missouri to a win over No. 22 Florida.

Sophie Cunningham and Juanita Robinson each scored 12 for the Tigers (16-4, 3-4 SEC), who shot 53 percent (26 of 49) with eight 3-pointers to offset 30 turnovers.

Ronni Williams had 14 points and Carlie Needles 12 for the Gators (16-4, 4-3), who shot 38 percent (23 of 60) and had 23 turnovers.

NO. 24 DEPAUL 96, PROVIDENCE 50

CHICAGO (AP) - Megan Podkowa scored 16 points and No. 24 DePaul routed Providence.

Chanise Jenkins had 11 points for the Blue Demons (16-6, 8-1 Big East), who won their fourth straight.

Maddie Jolin had 12 points for the Friars (4-15, 0-9), who lost their ninth straight.

NO. 25 WEST VIRGINIA 97, TCU 84

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Jessica Morton had a career-high 26 points and Teana Muldrow a double-double to lead No. 25 West Virginia over TCU.

Muldrow had 21 points and 10 rebounds for West Virginia (16-4, 5-2 Big 12), her first double-double of the season. Bria Holmes scored 22 points to move into third on the Mountaineers’ career scoring list with 1,756.

AJ Alix had a career-high 26 points and Zahna Medley 16 for the Horned Frogs (11-8, 3-5).

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