- Associated Press - Sunday, January 22, 2017

STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Katie Lou Samuelson scored 32 points and top-ranked UConn extended its record winning streak to 93 games on Sunday with a 100-56 rout of Tulane.

The 6-foot-3 sophomore hit 11 of 18 shots to come within two points of her career scoring high set Tuesday in Tulsa.

Kia Nurse added 18 points and Napheesa Collier had 17 for Connecticut (18-0, 6-0), which has never lost an American Athletic Conference Game. The Huskies are 60-0 in the regular season and 9-0 in the three conference tournaments.

Collier hit the game’s first shot and the Huskies led from start to finish for a ninth straight game.

Kolby Morgan had 22 points to lead Tulane (12-7, 3-3 American). The junior guard has scored in double figures in 12 straight games, and more than 20 in her last four.

No. 3 MARYLAND 80, RUTGERS 71

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 19 points, Kaila Charles added 16 and Maryland bounced back from a lackluster first half to beat Rutgers for its seventh straight victory.

The Terrapins (19-1, 7-0 Big Ten) got 11 points and 13 rebounds from Brionna Jones, her 10th consecutive double-double and 14th of the season.

Frustrated by Rutgers’ deliberate pace on offense, Maryland led only 34-30 at halftime. The Terrapins snapped out of it in the third quarter, opening with a 21-4 run in which they made eight of nine shots.

After outscoring the Scarlet Knights 26-13 in the period, Maryland coasted to the finish to remain the only unbeaten team in conference play.

Shrita Parker had 19 points and seven assists for Rutgers (6-15, 3-5).

No. 6 NOTRE DAME 77, NORTH CAROLINA 55

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Brianna Turner had 24 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks to help Notre Dame beat North Carolina.

Marina Mabrey added 13 points for the Fighting Irish (18-3, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who gave coach Muffet McGraw her 750th victory at the school in her 30th season.

Paris Kea scored 15 of her 21 points in the first quarter for the Tar Heels (12-8, 1-6). But Notre Dame ran off a 10-0 burst to build a double-digit lead early in the second, then a half-closing 9-0 run to pull away.

UNC lost Stephanie Watts, the ACC’s No. 2 scorer (18.8) and No. 5 rebounder (8.8) when she appeared to injure her right knee falling on a drive to end the third quarter. She was helped off the court for evaluation and didn’t return to the bench until late in the game.

No. 7 FLORIDA STATE 82, No. 17 VIRGINIA TECH 54

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Leticia Romero scored 18 points and Florida State took the lead early and gradually pulled away in a victory over Virginia Tech.

Shakayla Thomas added 17 points and Brittany Brown 13 for the Seminoles (19-2, 7-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their sixth in a row against ranked opponents. Florida State outscored the Hokies 49-22 after halftime.

Chanette Hicks had 18 points and Sidney Cooks scored 16 with 11 rebounds for the Hokies (16-3, 3-3), who trailed 33-22 at halftime and were outscored 27-14 in the third quarter. The Hokies also committed 28 turnovers, leading to 33 points for the Seminoles.

No. 8 WASHINGTON 87, WASHINGTON STATE 44

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Chantel Osahor grabbed a Pac-12-record 30 rebounds and scored 20 points to lead Washington to a rout of Washington State.

The national leading scorer Kelsey Plum scored 29 points for Washington (19-2, 7-1 Pac-12). She passed former Minnesota standout and current member of the WNBA’s Connecticut Suns Rachel Banham for sixth place on the NCAA Division-I all-time scoring list.

Washington State was held to 25.4 percent shooting from the field, 19 percent from 3.

The Huskies went up 11-3 in the first quarter, and took off from there.

Osahor corralled a board over three Cougars, and converted a second-chance bucket late in the third. The rebound was her 25th of the night, and tied the school record for rebounds in a game. She had five more, and was subbed out early in the fourth quarter.

No. 9 LOUISVILLE 66, No. 23 SOUTH FLORIDA 52

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Myisha Hines-Allen scored 27 points and added 12 rebounds as Louisville beat South Florida.

Asia Durr had 13 points for Louisville (18-4). The Cardinals got limited playing time from starters Briahanna Jackson (23 minutes, five points) and Cortnee Walton (16 minutes, two points) due to foul troubles, while Mariya Moore was held to five points.

South Florida (15-3) got 14 points from Laia Flores and Ariadna Pujol. Kitija Laksa, averaging 19.9 points, finished with five.

Louisville took a 54-37 advantage after three, a quarter where Hines-Allen picked up nine points.

Flores’ layup got South Florida within 56-46 with 5 minutes to play.

Hines-Allen had 14 points to help the Cardinals go up 38-25 at halftime. Moore made her lone basket of the first half with 3 minutes left in the second quarter to put Louisville up 34-20.

Moore is averaging 12.8 points.

Louisville scored the first nine points en route to a 17-13 lead after the opening period.

No. 10 STANFORD 66, No. 18 ARIZONA STATE 56

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Erica McCall scored 18 points and Stanford kept hold of a share of the Pac-12 lead, earning Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer career victory No. 997 in a win over Arizona State.

Stanford’s Brittany McPhee went down after rolling her right ankle with about 15 seconds left before halftime and was helped to the locker room but returned for the second half and scored 13 points. Karlie Samuelson added 15 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Cardinal (17-3, 7-1 Pac-12).

Sophie Brunner had 21 points and nine rebounds to lead defending Pac-12 regular-season champion Arizona State (14-5, 5-3).

No. 11 OREGON STATE 81, COLORADO 57

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Kolbie Orum and Katie Tudor combined for 30 points and Oregon State rolled to a win over Colorado.

Sydney Wiese added 13 points, Breanna Brown had 10 and Marie Gulich hauled in 13 rebounds to go with nine points for Oregon State (18-2, 7-1 Pac-12), which shot 47 percent from the field and controlled the boards 48-31. Orum shot 6 for 8 from the field for 16 points, while Tudor finished with four 3-pointers and a layup.

Colorado (11-8, 1-7) got a 3-pointer from Zoe Beard in the first quarter to take its only lead of the game, 14-13. Oregon State responded with a 3 from Katie McWilliams to go on top for good, taking a 38-29 advantage into the break and steadily pulling away over the final 20 minutes.

No. 13 UCLA 71, USC 67

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jordin Canada and Kennedy Burke each scored 23 points to help UCLA beat USC for the second time in four days, this time a victory.

UCLA improved to 15-4 overall and 6-2 in the Pac-12.

Monique Billings had a double double with 12 points and 12 rebounds.

USC (10-9, 1-7) suffered its seventh consecutive loss. Courtney Jaco led USC with 18 points, and Kristen Simon added 16 points and eight rebounds. Simon, USC’s leading scorer, was back in the lineup Sunday after missing the three previous games with an injury.

UCLA won its fourth consecutive game and extended its home win streak to 23 games overall and 15 in a row against Pac-12 opponents, dating back to last season.

SYRACUSE 81, No. 14 MIAMI 48

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Brittney Sykes scored a season-high 29 points with 11 rebounds, four assists, three blocks and three steals, and Syracuse beat Miami.

Alexis Peterson had 24 points and seven assists and Gabby Cooper scored 11 for Syracuse (14-7, 5-2 ACC), which snapped a two-game skid. Briana Day tied a season-high with 14 rebounds.

Sykes made a layup, hit a 3-pointer and then found Day for a layup to put the Orange up for good at 10-6 with 7:26 left in the first quarter. An 8-0 run made it 20-11 and another eight-point spurt extended it to 34-19 with 4:21 before halftime. Sykes scored six in a row during the second run and Syracuse led by double figures the rest of the way.

Adrienne Motley and Emese Hof had 12 points apiece for Miami (14-5, 3-4).

No. 15 DUKE 67, BOSTON COLLEGE 44

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (AP) - Lexie Brown scored 22 points and Duke forced 25 turnovers in a victory over Boston College.

Boston College was held to 25-percent shooting overall and just 16 points in the second half.

Duke hit 56.3 percent from the field in the third quarter to take a 52-37 lead. Duke started the fourth quarter on a 13-0 run to make it 65-37 with 4:55 left as the Blue Devils had outscored BC 36-9 by that point in the second half.

Kyra Lambert made all three of her 3-point attempts and scored 13 points for Duke (17-3, 5-2 ACC). Rebecca Greenwell added 14 points and two 3s.

Duke hit all 17 of its free-throw attempts in its last game for a school record but struggled against BC, going 2 of 6.

Kelly Hughes scored 14 points on just 5-of-18 shooting for Boston College (8-12, 1-6), which lost its sixth straight.

No. 16 OHIO STATE 88, ILLINOIS 64

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Kelsey Mitchell made six 3-pointers and scored 22 points to lead Ohio State to a rout of Illinois for its third straight win.

Sierra Calhoun added 11 points for the Buckeyes (17-5, 7-1 Big 10), who have won eight of nine since losing 82-63 at No. 1 Connecticut on Dec. 19. Kiara Lewis and Asia Doss added 10 points apiece for Ohio State, which shot 15 of 33 (45.5 percent) from long range.

Brandi Beasley scored 17 points to lead Illinois (8-12, 3-4).

No. 20 OKLAHOMA 68, OKLAHOMA STATE 62

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Maddie Manning scored 11 of her 20 points in the fourth quarter and Oklahoma rallied for a win over Oklahoma State.

Oklahoma (15-5, 6-2 Big 12 Conference) hadn’t led since the first two minutes of the game before Manning put the Sooners ahead 62-60 with a 3-pointer with 2:44 left.

Gabbi Ortiz followed with another 3-pointer for Oklahoma with 1:10 left to make it 65-60. After a layup by Oklahoma State’s Katelyn Loecker, Ortiz hit two free throws with 27.9 seconds left. Kaylee Jensen missed a 3-point attempt for Oklahoma State and Chelsea Dungee went 1-of-2 from the line with 6.9 seconds left to seal the win for the Sooners.

Jensen, the Big 12’s leading scorer and rebounder, overcame foul trouble to finish with 18 points and nine rebounds for Oklahoma State (12-6, 2-5).

No. 21 N.C. STATE 65, CLEMSON 53

RALIEGH, N.C. (AP) - Dominique Wilson scored 16 points, Miah Spencer added 11 with seven rebounds and five assists and N.C. State beat Clemson.

Jennifer Mathurin scored 15 and Chelsea Nelson had 13 points for N.C. State (15-5, 5-2 ACC).

Danielle Edwards scored 15 for Clemson (11-9, 0-7). Thornton and Jaia Alexander had 13 points apiece.

The Tigers won their first eight games of the season - their best start in nearly two decades - but have lost seven in a row and nine of their last 12.

No. 25 TEXAS A&M; 54, LSU 52

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Khaalia Hillsman had 13 points and nine rebounds, Anriel Howard hit a jumper with four seconds left and Texas A&M; scored the last five points to overcome a 15-point, second-half deficit and beat LSU.

Curtyce Knox scored 12 with six assists and Danni Williams added 12 points for Texas A&M; (15-5, 5-2 SEC), which led for just 32 seconds. Howard finished with seven points and 11 rebounds.

Raigyne Moncrief had 18 points, nine rebounds and five assists and Jackson scored 12 for LSU (14-6, 3-4), which has lost three in a row.

A 7-0 run put the Tigers up 39-24 with 7:35 left in the third quarter and Chloe Jackson hit back-to-back jumpers to give LSU a nine-point lead with 8:01 to play. Knox hit a 3-pointer and Taylor Cooper added two more during an 11-2 run that made it 49-all with 3:41 left.

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