Smith, Asberry power No. 5 Baylor past Alcorn State 94-40

WACO, Texas (AP) — NaLyssa Smith had her ninth consecutive double-double, Ja’Mee Asberry matched her career best with six 3-pointers and scored a season-high 20 points as No. 5 Baylor overwhelmed Alcorn State 94-40 on Wednesday.

Smith, a preseason All-American, had 25 points and 10 rebounds while playing only 20 minutes. Her nine double-doubles lead the nation, and she has 33 overall in her career.

Sarah Andrews had 14 points while Caitlin Bickle had 13 points and six assists for Baylor (9-1).

Freshman guard Zy’nyia White had a team-high eight points for Alcorn State (0-7) in a rare midweek day game with local elementary school students in the crowd.

Baylor center Queen Egbo had nine points and seven rebounds before rolling her ankle and leaving the game with 6:41 left in the third quarter.

NO. 8 MARYLAND 86, PURDUE 71

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Ashley Owusu scored eight of her 20 points in the fourth quarter, leading Maryland past Purdue.

Owusu added nine rebounds and five assists for the Terrapins (9-2, 2-0 Big Ten), who trailed by four at halftime in their final tune-up before playing at No. 1 South Carolina on Sunday.

Katie Benzan and and Angel Reese each had 15 points for Maryland, which scored 34 points off 23 Purdue turnovers in its third consecutive victory. Mimi Collins and Chloe Bibby each added 12 points.

Brooke Moore scored a season-high 22 points and hit six 3-pointers to lead the Boilermakers (6-4, 0-2), who suffered consecutive losses for the first time this season.

NO. 15 IOWA STATE 77, NO. 12 IOWA 70

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Sisters Ashley and Aubrey Joens each had a double-double for the second straight game and Iowa State edged Iowa to snap a five-game losing streak in the series.

The game, a first when both were ranked among the top 15, wasn’t decided until Ashley Joens made three of four free throws in the final 15 seconds.

Ashley Joens had 26 points, 11 rebounds, a career-high tying six assists and a steal. Aubrey Joens had 12 points and 11 rebounds. Lexie Donarski scored 16 points for the Cyclones (9-1).

Caitlin Clark had 26 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block for Iowa. Monika Czinano scored 13 points, and McKenna Warnock 11 for the Hawkeyes (5-2). Kate Martin grabbed 10 rebounds.

NO. 21 GEORGIA 69, NORTH FLORIDA 40

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Jenna Staiti had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Que Morrison added 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Georgia eased by North Florida.

Morrison scored nine points in the first quarter as Georgia jumped out to a 20-5 lead and led by double figures the rest of the way. North Florida shot 2 for 12 in the opening period.

Sarah Ashlee Barker added 11 points and five steals for Georgia (8-1). Staiti recorded her 15th career double-double and Morrison notched her fourth.

Jaida Bond led North Florida (5-5) with 15 points, making 5 of 8 3-pointers. The Ospreys were outrebounded 52-29.

NO. 22 NOTRE DAME 22, VAL(ARAISO 56

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Madelyn Westbeld scored 20 points and Olivia Miles posted a double-double in Notre Dame’s win over Valparaiso.

MIles had 11 points and 13 rebounds, and Dara Mabrey added 14 points for Notre Dame (8-2).

Shay Frederick scored 19 points as Valparaiso lost its eighth straight.

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