Women's Basketball

Brink pushes Stanford past Duke in OT

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Cameron Brink scored nine of her career-high 29 points in overtime, including a pair of clutch free throws with 11.9 seconds remaining, and No, 6 Stanford held off Duke 82-79 on Sunday.

The reigning two-time Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year added 11 rebounds and six blocked shots to keep the Cardinal (4-0) unbeaten.

Kiki Iriafen had a career 27 points with nine rebounds for Stanford. Hannah Jump added 15 points with five 3-pointers.

Ashlon Jackson made six 3s and scored 22 points for Duke (3-2).


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Taylor Jones scored 25 points on 12-of-16 shooting and Texas rolled to a win over Louisiana Tech.

Jones and Shaylee Gonzales combined to go 9 of 11 in the first quarter and scored 10 points apiece as the Longhorns raced to a 30-10 lead.

Six different players scored in the second quarter when Texas stretched the lead to 54-19.

Ndjakalenga Mwenentanda scored 12 points off the bench for the Longhorns and Gonzales and Amina Muhammad both had 12. Rori Harmon had eight points, 11 assists, seven rebounds and five steals.

Texas shot 56%, had a 43-20 rebound advantage and turned 29 turnovers into 41 points.

Salma Bates led Tech (2-1) with 13 points.


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Paige Bueckers had 12 points, eight rebounds and four assists for Connecticut in her hometown, and the Huskies stifled Minnesota’s outside shooters on the way to a victory over the Gophers.

Aaliyah Edwards scored 16 points and nine rebounds to help UConn (3-1) control the paint and conclude a strong week following a 92-81 loss on Nov. 17 to No. 14 North Carolina State.

Bueckers, working her way back from a torn ACL in her left knee that kept her out of the 2022-23 season, shot 4 for 12 from the floor in 31 minutes. When she was subbed out for good in the fourth quarter, Bueckers received a loud cheer from the crowd of 10,689 at Williams Arena about 10 miles east of the suburb, Hopkins, where she was raised.

The Huskies, who beat No. 20 Maryland 80-48 on Thursday, played their second straight game without star guard Azzi Fudd because of a knee injury she suffered in practice on Tuesday.

Mara Braun had 12 points, eight rebounds and five assists for the Gophers (3-1), who went 6 for 34 from 3-point range.


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Makayla Timpson scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Florida State rolled to a win over South Alabama.

Amaya Bonner added 14 points for the Seminoles (4-0) and O’Mariah Gordon scored 12. Sara Bejedi and Sakyia White added 10 points each. Ta’Niya Latson was just 2-of-16 shooting but she had 11 rebounds as FSU won the boards 60-42 and contributed six assists.

Tyrielle Williams had 11 points to lead the Jaguars (1-3), who shot just 22% (16 for 72).

No. 15 TENNESSEE 100, TROY 73

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Karoline Striplin scored 19 points off the bench, Jillian Hollingshead and Destinee Wells scored 18 each, and Tennessee defeated Troy.

Striplin and Hollingshead had double-doubles, Striplin adding 14 rebounds and Hollingshead with 10 boards. Wells had eight assists.

Sara Puckett had 14 points and Kaiya Wynn scored 10 for the Lady Vols (3-1).


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Saniya Rivers and Aziaha James fueled a 14-2 run over the last 4:14 and North Carolina State pulled out a win over Rhode Island.

The Rams led most of the way but down the stretch Rivers and James combined for 12 points before Zoe Brooks added a layup. Rhode Island was 1 of 9 after Maye Toure’s basket made it 56-63 with 5:17 to go.

Rivers scored 19 points with seven assists and seven steals and James had 17 points. Mimi Collins had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Wolfpack (4-0) and Brooks scored 10.

Toure led the Rams (3-2) with 19 points and eight rebounds and Teisha Hyman had 12 points and nine boards.


NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Marquesha Davis scored 17 points, Madison Scott had a double-double and Mississippi defeated Arizona in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Down 22-16 after a sluggish first half, the Rebels turned it around in the third quarter, outscoring the Wildcats 25-11. K.K. Deans had a 3-pointer and Davis followed with a 3-point play in the midst of a 13-0 run that turned a 25-18 deficit into a 31-25 lead.

Arizona (4-1) got within 47-44 midway through the fourth quarter but made just one of its last six shots and had five turnovers over the last 5 1/2 minutes.

Deans had 13 points for Ole Miss (4-1) and Scott had 10 points with 11 rebounds.


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Sara Scalia scored 24 points, Mackenzie Holmes added 23 and Indiana ran past Lipscomb.

Scalia made 5 of 7 3-pointers and added six rebounds with five assists. Holmes grabbed nine rebounds. No other player scored more than seven points for the Hoosiers (3-1).

Indiana hit 53% of its shots in the second quarter and outscored Lipscomb 21-6 for a 39-18 halftime lead.

Molly Heard led the Bisons (3-2) with 14 points and eight rebounds.


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Sydney Taylor scored 17 points to lead Louisville to a win over Bucknell.

Olivia Cochran added 11 points and eight rebounds for the Cardinals (4-0). Nyla Harris and Eylia Love scored 10 apiece.

Cochran had eight rebounds as Louisville outrebounded Bucknell 40-19 — 15-0 on the offensive end which led to 20 second-chance points. The Cardinals also turned 26 turnovers into 34 points.

Isabella King scored 19 points for the Bison (1-3) and Emma Theodorsson added 11.


COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Allie Kubek scored 23 points off the bench, Shyanne Sellers added 19 and Maryland held on for a win over Syracuse.

Alaina Rice hit a 3-pointer for the Orange to make it a two-point game with 23 seconds to go then Kyra Wood forced a turnover with 10 seconds remaining. But Syracuse couldn’t get a look at the basket and Bri McDaniel knocked it away as time expired.

McDaniel had 12 points, five assists and three steals off the bench for the Terrapins (2-2), who lost their previous two games to South Carolina and UConn.

Georgia Woolley scored 21 points with eight rebounds for the Orange (3-1).

No. 21 BAYLOR 81, HARVARD 71

WACO, Texas (AP) — Aijha Blackwell had 16 points to lead five starters in double figures and Baylor defeated Harvard.

Blackwell made 5 of 8 shots with a 3-pointer and 5 of 10 from the free-throw line for the Lady Bears (3-0). Dre’Una Edwards hit two 3-pointers and scored 14. Darianna Littlepage-Buggs and Jada Walker both scored 13 with Littlepage-Buggs adding nine rebounds and Walker adding eight assists. Sarah Andrews scored 11.

Harmoni Turner scored 29 points to lead the Crimson (3-2), who are 2-2 away from home this season. Turner made 9 of 26 shots with three 3-pointers, adding seven rebounds and five assists. Lola Mullaney sank five of her 12 shots from distance, scoring 19 with four steals. Elena Rodriguez scored 11 on 5-for-7 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds.


LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Morgan Maly had 14 of her 23 points in the first quarter, Emma Ronsiek scored 21 and Creighton held off Nebraska.

Maly sank all four of her 3-point attempts in the first period and Creighton (3-1) grabbed a 28-23 lead. Maly had 18 points by halftime and Ronsieke scored 11 to send the Bluejays into the locker room with a 47-40 lead.

Creighton led by nine entering the final period, but Darian White made two free throws to pull the Cornhuskers (3-1) within 72-69 with 3:36 remaining. Lauren Jensen answered with a layup and the Bluejays maintained a two-possession lead from there.


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Skylar Vann scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Payton Verhulst hit three 3-pointers to spark a decisive second quarter as Oklahoma rolled past Virginia.

The unbeaten Sooners (5-0) took a 24-18 lead after one quarter, then broke it open by outscoring the Cavaliers 20-9 to take a 44-27 halftime lead. Virginia went scoreless for six minutes in the second quarter.

Verhulst hit from distance to open the second quarter and knocked down her second a minute later to put Oklahoma up 32-20. Kaydan Lawson answered with a 3 for Virginia but the Cavaliers were scoreless until Lawton converted a layup with 2:05 left to make it 42-25.

Camryn Taylor led Virginia (3-1) with 17 points, grabbed six rebounds and had a pair of steals.