COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Destanni Henderson scored 19 points and Aliyah Boston added 12 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks as No. 1 South Carolina beat LSU 66-59 on Sunday for its 31st straight Southeastern Conference victory.
The Gamecocks (17-2, 12-0 SEC) haven’t lost in league play since falling to Arkansas in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals in March 2019.
Boston finished with her 10th double-double this season and 23rd of her career as South Carolina won its 12th straight over LSU. Zia Cooke added 13 points for the Gamecocks.
Jailin Cherry had a career-high 19 points to lead LSU (8-10, 6-6). Faustine Aifuwa had 11 points and 12 rebounds, her ninth double-double this season for the Tigers.
No. 6 TEXAS A&M 80, No. 16 TENNESSEE 70
COLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Destiny Pitts had a season-high 18 points and Texas A&M used strong free throw shooting late to hold on for a win over Tennessee.
It’s the seventh straight victory for Texas A&M (19-1, 10-1 SEC) and improves the Aggies to 8-0 against ranked opponents this season.
Texas A&M had a two-point led late in the fourth quarter when Pitts was fouled on a 3-pointer and made all three free throws to make it 73-68. Jordan Nixon added two free throws after an offensive foul by Rennia Davis before a basket by Davis cut the lead to 5 with less than a minute to go.
The Lady Vols couldn’t get closer.
Davis had 25 points to lead Tennessee (12-5, 6-3) after missing the team’s last game because of a medical reason.
No. 7 BAYLOR 60, TEXAS 35
WACO, Texas (AP) — Moon Ursin and Queen Egbo had double-doubles for Baylor as the Big 12-leading Lady Bears beat Texas while holding the Longhorns second-fewest points ever in a game.
NaLyssa Smith had 14 points for the Lady Bears (16-2, 11-1 Big 12), including the first basket of the game that put them ahead for good, when off opening tip she leaped to get a lob pass from DiDi Richards and competed the layup before coming out of the air. Richards had 10 assists.
Texas (14-6, 8-5) was held to single-digit scoring in the first three quarters, after only two such quarters previous this season.
No. 9 MARYLAND 95, NEBRASKA 73
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Ashley Owusu scored 25 points, Diamond Miller added 24 and Maryland made Brenda Frese the all-time winningest coach in program history with a win over Nebraska.
Frese, 500-130 in her 19th season with the Terrapins, passed Hall of Fame coach Chris Weller, who won 499 games from 1975-2002.
A 12-0 early in the first period put the Terrapins up 14-4 and by halftime it was 51-33 as Chloe Bibby scored all 16 of her points.
Mimi Collins added 19 points for the Terrapins (14-2, 10-1 Big Ten Conference), who shot 56% (39 of 70) to set a record for most points by an opposing team in Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Ruby Porter scored a career-high 19 points for the Cornhuskers (9-10, 7-8), who have lost four straight and are 0-13 against the Terrapins.
No. 10 ARIZONA 75, WASHINGTON 53
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Sam Thomas scored 20 points, including hitting a career-high six 3-pointers, and Aari McDonald also had 20 points to help Arizona run its winning streak to six games with a Pac-12 victory over Washington.
Cate Reese had 12 points, Shaina Pellington had 11 points and Thomas added a season-high seven rebounds for the Wildcats (14-2, 12-2).
Quay Miller had 13 points and nine rebounds and Haley Van Dyke had 12 points for the Huskies (5-11, 2-11), who broke an eight-game losing streak at Arizona State on Friday.
No. 15 INDIANA 58, ILLINOIS 50
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Ali Patberg scored 16 points and Indiana overcame a horrible shooting day to turn back Illinois.
The struggles of leading scorer Mackenzie Holmes (18.7 points a game) emphazied the Hoosiers’ struggles. The 62% shooter — which is among the top five in the nation — was 1-of-16 shooting and put up seven points.
Despite the poor shooting, Indiana (13-4, 11-2 Big Ten) did make the plays down the stretch. After an inside basket by Jada Peebles capped an 8-0 run to cut the Hoosiers lead to one with 2:39 to play, the Illini didn’t score again.
Pebbles led Illinois (3-13, 1-12), which shot 30% and made 9 of 10 from the line, with 13 points.
No. 23 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 73, ORAL ROBERTS 61
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Myah Selland scored a career-high 30 points and South Dakota State scored the last 10 points of the game to hold off Oral Roberts for the Jackrabbits’ 14th-straight win.
Compared with Saturday’s 82-60 win over the Golden Eagles, the Jackrabbits had to work much harder but made all the plays down the stretch.
Oral Roberts pulled within 63-61 on a Tierney Coleman basket with 3:06 to go. Paiton Burckhard answered with a layup and then Oral Roberts missed its last five shots and had three turnovers. Tylee Irwin made two free throws, Selland made a basket at 1:06 to surpass her previous career high by one and Burckhard closed it out with a half-minute to go.
Coleman had a career-high 22 points for the Golden Eagles (16-2, 4-6).
No. 24 GEORGIA 82, MISSOURI 64
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Gabby Connally scored 29 points, sinking six 3-pointers, Jenna Staiti scored 12 of her 18 points after halftime and Georgia broke away from Missouri.
Breaking out of a 35-35 halftime tie, Georgia (16-4, 8-4 Southeastern Conference) shot 47% in the second half, with Connally making five of the Bulldogs six 3-pointers.
Ladazhia Williams led Missouri (7-9, 3-8) with 17 points with Haley Troup and Hayley Frank adding 14 each. Troup was 2 for 2 from distance, Frank was 3 for 3 from behind the arc.
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