No. 13 Michigan needs OT to win rematch vs. No. 5 Baylor
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Leigha Brown scored 25 points to lead No. 13 Michigan to a 74-68 win over fifth-ranked Baylor on Sunday in the Hall of Fame Women’s Showcase.
It was the Wolverines’ first win ever over a top-five team.
The game was a rematch of last season’s NCAA Tournament overtime thriller that Baylor won 78-75. NaLyssa Smith made all 11 of her shots from the field in that game. While the stakes weren’t the same, this game was just as competitive.
Leading 66-65 in OT, Emily Kiser made two free throws and Brown added a jumper that gave the Wolverines (11-1) a five-point lead with 1:23 left.
Baylor (9-2) got within 70-68 and after a turnover had a chance to tie it, but Smith missed a drive down the lane with 15 seconds left. Maddie Nolan converted two free throws with 11.7 seconds left to seal the win.
Smith had 21 points and 14 rebounds for Baylor.
NO. 6 LOUISVILLE, NO. 7 UCONN
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Hailey Van Lith scored 10 of her 16 points in the fourth quarter and Louisville outlasted UConn in the Women’s Hall of Fame Showcase.
Kianna Smith also scored 16 points Cardinals (10-1), who trailed for much of the game, but outscored the shorthanded Huskies (6-3) 27-19 over the final 10 minutes. Ahlana Smith added 11 points.
Freshman Caroline Ducharme had a season-high 24 points and eight rebounds to lead UConn, which was playing its third straight game without injured star Paige Bueckers.
NO. 2 N.C. STATE 82, VIRGINIA 55
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Elissa Cunane had 17 points and six rebounds and North Carolina State routed Virginia.
Raina Perez added 16 points on 6-for-6 shooting for N.C. State (11-2, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). Camille Hobby had 10 points.
Amadine Toi led Virginia (3-8, 0-1) with 20 points. Taylor Valladay added 11.
N.C. State used a 19-9 run early in the second half to pull away. Cunane had eight points over that stretch. She also had two steals in the game and made all five free throws.
NO. 10 INDIANA 67, WESTERN MICHIGAN 57
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Mackenzie Holmes got her second double-double of the season, Grace Berger scored 16 points, and Indiana beat Western Michigan (6-3).
Holmes grabbed her 10th rebound just under two minutes into the second half and finished the game with 17 points and 19 rebounds for Indiana (9-2). She set a career high in rebounds one game after scoring a career-best 30 points against Ohio State.
Reilly Jacobson was Western Michigan’s leading scorer with 16 points. Taylor Williams added a double-double of her own with 15 points and 13 rebounds.
NO. 11 TEXAS 74, SAN DIEGO 59
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Aliyah Matharu scored 22 points and DeYona Gaston notched her first double-double of the season to lead Texas over San Diego in a matchup that was put together late Saturday night.
Texas (8-1) was supposed to play No. 4 Arizona (10-0) as part of the Coast-to-Coast Challenge, but the Wildcats were forced to pull out due to COVID-19 protocols and contact tracing within the Wildcats’ program. San Diego volunteered to step in and play the Longhorns.
Matharu sank 7 of 13 shots for Texas with two 3-pointers. Gaston finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Audrey Warren pitched in with 10 points and seven boards, while Joanne Allen-Taylor scored 10.
Kiera Oakry hit three 3-pointers and scored 16 points to lead San Diego (7-4).
NO. 12 IOWA STATE 108, PRAIRIE VIEW A&M 39
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Lexi Donarski scored 26 points, Ashley Joens had 19 points and 10 rebounds and Iowa State tied the school record with 19 3-pointers in a rout of Prairie View A&M.
Iowa State scored 65 points in the first half and held Prairie View to 11. The Cyclones made 14 3-pointers before halftime and matched the record when Maddie Frederick hit No. 19 with 1:57 remaining in the game.
Six players contributed to the 3-point storm, led by six each from Donarski and Aubrey Joens.
Aubrey Joens finished with 18 points, Emily Ryan had 12 points and 15 assists and Nyamer Diew scored 12 points for Iowa State (11-1).
NO. 17 GEORGIA 82, SAINT FRANCIS (Pa.) 45
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Jenna Staiti scored 16 points, Reigan Richardson added 13 and Georgia cruised over Saint Francis (Pa.).
The Bulldogs (10-1) never trailed, steadily building a 47-30 halftime lead. They made 6 of 9 3-pointers and shot 19 of 33 (58%) overall.
Saint Francis (0-10) shot 38.5%, going 2 of 12 from 3-point range, and had 21 turnovers. Jordan McLemore led the Red Flash with 10 points.
NO. 18 GEORGIA TECH 62, WAKE FOREST 45
ATLANTA (AP) — Nerea Hermosa and Eylia Love scored 16 points each and Georgia Tech opened Atlantic Coast Conference play with a win over Wake Forest.
Georgia Tech took the early lead and never looked back. The Yellow Jackets led 29-17 at halftime, as Wake Forest made only five field goals in the first half.
Georgia Tech shut down Wake Forest sophomore Jewel Spear, the leading scorer in the ACC at 22.5 points per game. Spear finished with nine points.
Digna Strautmane had 12 points and seven rebounds for Georgia Tech (9-2). Lorela Cubaj had 12 rebounds, six assists and four points, and Lotta-Maj Lahtinen finished with nine points.
Elise Williams led Wake Forest (10-2) with 10 points.
NO. 19 KENTUCKY 67, SOUTH CAROLINA UPSTATE 44
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Rhyne Howard scored 13 of her 18 points during a ferocious 17-0 third-quarter run as Kentucky asserted itself against South Carolina Upstate in an Ugly Sweater game.
Howard missed five shots in the first quarter as Kentucky (7-3) got off to a rocky start, shooting 13% and falling into a 14-5 hole.
Kentucky blew things open in the second half, outscoring USC Upstate 41-16.
Jada Walker scored 13 points with three steals for Kentucky, Jazmine Massengill added 11 points with four steals and Dre’una Edwards scored 11 with 12 rebounds.
Denijsha Wilson and Terah Harness each scored 11 for the Spartans (8-3).
NO. 21 NOTRE DAME 85, PITT 59
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Olivia Miles scored 21 points and had 11 assists with six steals to lead Notre Dame past Pitt.
Sonia Citron scored 15 points with eight rebounds, Maddy Westbeld had 13 points and seven boards and Sam Brunelle scored 12 as Notre Dame (10-2, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) dominated. The Irish made 11 3-pointers, scored 33 points off 27 Pitt turnovers and had 22 assists on 30 field goals.
The Fighting Irish never trailed, leading 42-24 at halftime.
Jayla Everett scored 11 points for the Panthers (6-4, 0-2). Liatu King, Amber Brown and Taisha Exanor each scored 10. Exanor added eight rebounds.
NO. 25 NORTH CAROLINA 76, BOSTON COLLEGE 73
BOSTON (AP) — Carlie Littlefield scored 22 points, Deja Kelly added 19, including the last four in a game-closing 10-0 run, and North Carolina rallied for the win over Boston College.
Jaelyn Batts opened the fourth quarter with a jumper to cap a 10-0 run for the Eagles that made it 62-47. A 9-0 run pulled North Carolina within 66-64 with 4:05 to play but Cameron Swartz scored five quick points for the Eagles.
Maria Gakdeng made a layup with 2:23 to go for a 73-66 Boston College lead, then Littlefield scored five straight points before Kelly’s step-back 13-foot jumper with 10.2 seconds put North Carolina on top. Kelly then stole the ball and made two free throws with 9.1 seconds to play.
Eva Hodgson added 15 for the Tar Heels (10-0).
Swartz and Marnelle Garraud both had 20 points for Boston College (7-3), which hasn’t beaten a ranked team since Jan. 30, 2010.
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