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First place South Carolina beats Ole Miss in OT

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OXFORD, Miss. — Aunt Cooke scored five of her 24 points in overtime to help No. 1 South Carolina go undefeated in a 64-57 victory over Mississippi on Sunday.

The defending national champion Gamecocks (27-0, 14-0 Southeastern Conference) had one of the biggest scares of the season before winning their 33rd straight game. The Rebels (20-7, 9-5) have never trailed by more than six points in regulation and flirted with their first win against a No. 1 team in 46 years.

Cooke had six rebounds and four assists to help offset a 7-of-18 shooting performance. Aliyah Boston added 13 points and 11 rebounds on 4-of-14 shooting and didn’t score in the first quarter.

The deep Gamecocks didn’t get their usual supply of scoring help for the two stars, though Kamilla Cardoso had eight points and 11 rebounds.

Angel Baker led Ole Miss with 17 points.


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Mackenzie Holmes scored 20 points, Grace Berger added 14 points and 10 assists, and Indiana beat Purdue to capture a share of its first Big Ten regular season title in 40 years.

The Hoosiers (26-1, 16-1 Big Ten) won their 14th straight, tying the second-longest hitting streak in school history, before cutting the nets in front of the program’s first sellout. Indiana has broken the single-game attendance record four times this season, this time celebrating its 18th straight home victory in front of 17,222.

Lasha Petree led Purdue with 23 points and Abbey Elliss added 12. The Boilermakers (17-8, 8-7). they have lost nine straight in this rivalry.


TEMPE, Arizona — Gianna Kneepkens scored 22 points and Jenna Johnson added 15 to propel Utah to a Pac-12 victory over stubborn Arizona State.

The Utes (23-3, 13-3), who had a seven-game hitting streak at No. 18 Arizona on Friday, struggled to sideline Arizona State without post player Alissa Pili.

Pili, the Pac-12’s leading scorer with 20.7 points per game, did not play after suffering an apparent sprained right ankle in the closing minutes of the Arizona loss. His ankle was redone on the bench after the first quarter but he never got into the game.

Sydney Erikstrup had 15 points, Treasure Hunt 13 and Kayla Mokwuah 11 for the Sun Devils (7-18, 0-16), who lost their 16th straight game despite leading most of the way.

GAINSVILLE, Fla. – Angel Reese had her ninth double-double in the first half, Jasmine Carson hit five 3-pointers before halftime, and LSU outscored Florida.

Reese finished with 25 points and 16 rebounds for her 25th double-double of the season, two shy of Sylvia Fowles’ LSU single-season record. She also had five assists, three blocks and two steals.

Carson also scored a career-high 25 points as the graduate transfer from West Virginia went 7-for-14 behind the arc, helping the Tigers (25-1, 13-1 Southeastern Conference) to a season-best 11 3 out of 20 attempts. The last time LSU had a player hit seven 3-pointers was in 1997.

KK Deans, moving to West Virginia, matched her career high with 30 points, for the Gators (14-13, 3-11), who have lost five straight.

No. 9 DUKE 56, VIRGINIA 52

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Elizabeth Balogun had 12 points, Taya Corosdale had 10, and Duke survived a severe test by Virginia.

The Blue Devils (22-4, 13-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) led just 47-45 with just over eight minutes left, but Celeste Taylor hit a three-pointer from right field in front of the Duke bench to score five points game, starting a 7-2 run that gave them some breathing room and they held on.

Taylor Valladay led Virginia (15-12, 4-12) with 19 points and McKenna Dale had 10. The Cavaliers had split their last six meetings with the Blue Devils after ending a 26-game losing streak in the series , but still lost for the 30th time in their last 33 meetings.


PITTSBURGH — Maddy Westbeld and Sonia Citron each scored 13 points and Notre Dame used a huge first quarter drive to run against Pittsburgh.

The Fighting Irish (22-4, 13-3 ACC) went on an 18-3 run in the last 6:47 of the opening frame to build a 16-point lead that the Panthers (10-17, 3-13) didn’t never really threatened.

Ten days after avoiding a home upset against Pitt and three days after Olivia Miles hit a game-winning buzzer jumper to outrun Louisville, the Fighting Irish made sure no such feats were needed this time around.


BLACKSBURG, Va. — Roommates Elizabeth Kitley and Georgia Amoore both doubled and Virginia Tech won its fifth straight, defeating North Carolina State.

Kitley had 24 points and 10 rebounds for his 50th career double-double and had six blocks. Amoore had 15 points and 11 assists, which tie his career high.

Virginia Tech (22-4, 12-4 ACC) went on a six-game hitting streak, its previous three against ranked teams, starting with a 73-61 victory over the Wolfpack. That marked the Hokies’ first ever win in Raleigh and now they have their first NC State sweep.

Aziaha James scored 20 points in her first start for the Wolfpack (18-9, 8-8), which are out of the poll for the first time in 96 weeks dating back to February 2018.


LAWRENCE, Kan. – Madi Williams had 23 points, Liz Scott had a double-double, and Oklahoma held off Kansas.

A free throw by Zakiyah Franklin put Kansas up 82-80 with 3:12 left. Neither team would score another field goal as Kansas missed its last nine shots and Oklahoma’s final field goal came with 5:12 remaining.

Williams hit two free throws with 37 seconds left and Ana Llanusa added two more with nine seconds left to wrap up Oklahoma’s sixth straight win.

Scott had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Sooners (22-4, 12-3 Big 12).

The Jayhawks got 73 of their 80 points off the trio of Franklin, Holly Kersgieter and Tayanna Jackson. Franklin led with 30 points, Kersgieter added 24 and Jackson added 19 for Kansas (16-9, 6-8). Jackson added 13 rebounds.


AUSTIN, Texas — Shaylee Gonzales had 18 points, Rori Harmon scored 16 and Khadija Faye added a double-double to power Texas in a run against West Virginia.

Gonzales made half of his six 3-pointers and all seven of his free throws for the Longhorns (21-7, 12-3 Big 12 Conference). Harmon sank 10 of 12 foul shots and added six rebounds and six assists. Faye finished with 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting and 11 rebounds.

Ja’Haiya Quinerly had 16 points before failing to beat the Mountaineers (16-9, 7-7). Madisen Smith hit three 3-pointers and had 12. Jayla Hemingway entered with nine points and seven rebounds.

#18 ARIZONA 61, #21 COLORADO 42

TUCSON, Arizona — Shaina Pellington scored 19 points with five assists as Arizona choked Colorado, ending the Buffaloes’ five-game hitting streak.

The Wildcats (21-6, 11-5 Pac 12 Conference) held the Buffaloes to their lowest total of the season and worst shooting game, 28.3% overall (15-for-53), 1-for-12 from 3 points (8.3% ).

Esmery Martinez had 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting and seven rebounds for the Wildcats, who were cruising to a 10-point win over No. 4 Utah and went on five-of-six wins.

Tameiya Sadler led the Buffaloes with 12 points and Quay Miller added 10 with 10 rebounds.


CHAPEL HILL, NC — Deja Kelly had 24 points, five rebounds and six assists to lead North Carolina to a win over Wake Forest.

Destiny Adams added 11 points off the bench and Kennedy Todd-Williams scored 10 for the Tar Heels (19-8, 10-6 ACC).

North Carolina went up by 20 midway through the fourth quarter and pulled ahead from there, making just two field goals and three free throws in the final 6 1/2 minutes.

Wake Forest (14-13, 5-11) shot 3-for-14 in the third quarter and was outscored 16-6. The shooting slump came after the Demon Deacons shot 50 percent in the first half and trailed by just 40-36 at halftime.


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Ta’Niya Latson hit 31 points on 10-of-16 shooting and 9-of-10 free throws as she led Florida State to a win over Georgia Tech.

Latson scored 24 points in three quarters and the Seminoles took a 63-57 lead into the quarter. Latson, a freshman averaging 21.8 points per game, had gone nine games without reaching 20 points.

Georgia Tech had four points early in the fourth quarter, but the Seminoles responded with an 8-0 run to give them a 73-61 lead with 4:11 left. Florida State added 3-pointers by Latson and Erin Howard to seal the win. The Yellow Jackets have made one of their last 12 field goals.

Sara Bejedi had 14 points and O’Mariah Gordon added 10 off the bench for Florida State (22-7, 11-5 ACC).

Cameron Swartz had 17 points, Kara Dunn 16 and Kayla Blackshear 10 for Georgia Tech (13-13, 4-11).

CALIFORNIA 81, no. 25 USC 78, OT

BERKELEY, Calif. — Jayda Curry scored 27 points and Michelle Onyiah scored six points in overtime as California upset USC.

The Trojans (19-8, 9-7 Pac-12), back in the standings for the first time since 2016, had a shot at this one after falling to No. 3 Stanford 50-47 on Friday.

From the final four minutes of regulation until Destiny Littleton hit a 3-pointer with 1:08 left in overtime, USC missed eight straight shots. After Littleton tied the game at 78 and Leilani McIntosh put the Golden Bears (13-14, 4-12) in the lead with two free throws with 44 seconds left, the Trojans went blank on their next possession despite two rebounds offensive.

Onyiah made 1-of-2 from the line with eight seconds left and Littleton’s final third was off the mark.

AP women’s college basketball: ee

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