- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Katie Lou Samuelson scored a career-high 34 points to help No. 1 UConn beat Tulsa 98-58 on Tuesday night for the Huskies’ 92nd consecutive victory.

Napheesa Collier had 21 points and 13 rebounds and Gabby Williams added 13 points, nine rebounds and eight assists for the Huskies (17-0, 5-0 American Athletic Conference), who also won their 33rd straight road game.

Shug Dickson scored 21 points for Tulsa (5-13, 1-4).

The Huskies scored the game’s first 14 points and held Tulsa scoreless for more than five minutes to start the game. Connecticut led 30-16 at the end of the first quarter.

Samuelson scored 23 points in the first half to help Connecticut take a 55-33 lead. Dickson scored 15 points in the first half, but the Golden Hurricane shot just 38.7 percent.

No. 12 TEXAS 86, No. 20 OKLAHOMA 68

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Joyner Holmes scored 20 points with 10 rebounds, and Ariel Atkins poured in 19 points before fouling out and Texas defeated Oklahoma in a Big 12 Conference showdown.

A Lashann Higgs layup sparked a 10-2 run as the Longhorns (13-4, 7-0) broke open the game in the final 4:36. Holmes scored eight points in the final quarter, and Atkins six including driving for a layup after she stole the ball.

Oklahoma, which trailed 40-29 at halftime, cut the gap with a 22-point third quarter and was just two points from Texas midway through the fourth.

Vionise Pierre-Louis scored 16 to lead the Sooners (14-5, 5-2), grabbed seven rebounds and blocked four shots. Chelsea Dungee scored 15 points and Peyton Little 14.

Brooke McCarty added 16 points for Texas, Higgs 15 and Kelsey Lang 11.

No. 23 SOUTH FLORIDA 79, MEMPHIS 49

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Maria Jespersen tied her career-high with 26 points, on 11-of-18 shooting, Ariadna Pujol had a double-double and coach Jose Fernandez earned his 300th career win as South Florida cruised to a victory over Memphis.

Pujol scored 15 of her 17 points in the second half and finished with 10 rebounds and five assists. Laia Flores added 11 points and Kitija Laska scored 10 for USF (15-2, 4-1 American Athletic Conference), which has won seven of its last eight games.

Taylor Williams and Cheyenne Creighton scored 13 apiece and Elmore added 12 points for the Tigers (8-10, 1-4).

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