Defending NCAA champion Stanford routs Morgan State 91-36

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Francesca Belibi scored 12 points, Lexie Hull added 11 points and defending NCAA champion Stanford beat Morgan State 91-36 on Thursday in its season opener.

Cameron Brink had 10 points, five rebounds and three blocks for the third-ranked Cardinal. Stanford scored 47 bench points and 14 out of 15 players scored.

Adia Brisker scored 22 points for Morgan State (0-2).

NO. 7 BAYLOR 81, TEXAS-ARLINGTON 54

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Preseason AP All-America forward NaLyssa Smith had 21 points with 16 rebounds, Ja’mee Asberry added 17 points with five 3-pointers and Baylor beat Texas-Arlington.

Asberry, the junior transfer from Oklahoma State, put the Bears (2-0) ahead to stay with a tiebreaking layup just 1:38 before halftime.

Starr Jacobs scored 14 points, all in the first half for the Lady Mavs in their opener.

NO. 9 IOWA 91, SAMFORD 54

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Monika Czinano scored 20 points, Caitlin Clark added 19 and Iowa routed Samford 91-54 on Thursday night.

Iowa (2-0) led just 20-12 with 1:32 left in the first quarter before closing the half on a 27-10 run started by Clark with her first field goal.

Andrea Cournoyer led Samford with 15 points in its opener.

NO. 13 KENTUCKY 98, NORTH ALABAMA 56

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Dre’Una Edwards scored 27 points and Kentucky beat North Alabama.

Edwards scored 11 of her 17 third quarter points in the first four minutes to help Kentucky (2-0) extend its lead to 51-39. Rhyne Howard added 20 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks.

Macey Lee had 21 points with 10 rebounds for North Alabama (1-1).

NO. 17 GEORGIA TECH 72, KEENESAW STATE 45

ATLANTA (AP) — Lorela Cubaj had 12 points and 15 rebounds in Georgia Tech’s victory over Kennesaw State.

Eylia Love added 11 points for Georgia Tech (2-0).

Amani Johnson scored 12 points for the Owls (1-1).

NO. 21 SOUTH FLORIDA 73, ALABAMA STATE 37

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Sydni Harvey scored 16 of her 22 points in the first quarter in South Florida’s victory over Alabama State.

Dulcy Fankam Mendjiadeu added 14 points and three steals for South Florida (2-0).

Ayana Emmanuel scored 12 points for Alabama State (0-2).

NO. 23 TEXAS A&M 92, SOUTHERN 32

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Jordan Nixon scored 13 points in Texas A&M’s blowout victory over Southern.

Destiny Pitts and Sahara Jones had 12 points apiece for Texas A&M (2-0).

Aleighyah Fontenot had 11 points to lead Southern in its opener.

NO. 24 VIRGINIA TECH 65, GEORGE WASHINGTON 38

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Kitley scored a career-high 34 points and had nine rebounds to help Virginia Tech beat George Washington.

Kitley, a 6-foot-6 junior, was 17 of 21 from the field for the Hokies (2-0).

Taylor Webster scored 11 points for George Washington (1-1).

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