NCAA women's basketball roundup

Jennifer O'Neill of Kentucky, right, has her shot blocked by LSU's Theresa Plaisance in the first half of Sunday's game at Lexington, Ky. No. 5 Kentucky won 73-60.
Jennifer O'Neill of Kentucky, right, has her shot blocked by LSU's Theresa Plaisance in the first half of Sunday's game at Lexington, Ky. No. 5 Kentucky won 73-60. James Crisp/AP Photo

No. 4 Duke 80, Boston College 56

Haley Peters scored 15 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to help Duke beat Boston College Sunday.

Chloe Wells added 13 points for the Blue Devils (18-1, 8-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their 34th consecutive home game against ACC competition.

Chelsea Gray and Tricia Liston scored 12 points apiece for Duke. Elizabeth Williams had 10 points for the Blue Devils.

The Blue Devils shot 47 percent from the floor and finished with a 47-28 advantage in rebounds, improving their all-time record against the Eagles to 11-2.

Kristen Doherty scored 14 points to lead Boston College (8-11, 2-6), which lost its fourth consecutive game.

Kerri Shields added 13 points and Nicole Boudreau had 11 points for the Eagles.

No. 5 Kentucky 73, Louisiana State 60

Azia Bishop scored 17 points to help Kentucky beat LSU.

Bishop, a sophomore who was averaging 3.2 points and 2.9 rebounds before Sunday's game, made seven of her 10 shots in 20 minutes. She stepped up at several key passages in which LSU threatened the Wildcats' lead. She also had five rebounds.

The Wildcats (19-2, 7-1 SEC), whose 17-game win streak was snapped Thursday against No. 18 South Carolina, scored the last nine points of the game over its final two minutes to pull away late. The 13-point margin of victory was also the Wildcats' largest lead of the game.

No. 6 Stanford 69, No. 20 Colorado 56

Chiney Ogwumike had 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead Stanford to a victory over Colorado.

Joslyn Tinkle added 16 points for the host Cardinal (18-2, 7-1 Pac-12), which closed out its season-long five game homestand with its fourth consecutive win and seventh victory in eight games.

Colorado (15-4, 4-4) was led by Jamee Swan with 14 points and 6 rebounds.

Stanford got a scare when Ogwumike collided with a Colorado player with 8:09 left. Both players fell to the ground and Ogwumike came up hobbling on her left leg. She remained in the game after having her left ankle taped but had a visible limp at times in the final minutes running the floor.

No. 7 California 71, Utah 54

Reshanda Gray scored 19 points and sparked a big run in the second half before leaving with a leg injury in California's win over Utah.

Layshia Clarendon added 23 points and Afure Jemerigbe had 10 to help the Bears to their seventh consecutive win over the Utes. The victory also assures Cal (17-2, 7-1 Pac-12) of keeping at least a share of first place in the conference.

No. 8 Penn State 71, Ohio State 56

Maggie Lucas scored 14 of her 18 points in the second half and Penn State saved its best for last in beating Ohio State, the Nittany Lions' 14th consecutive Big Ten win to set a school record.

The victory, in which they outscored the Buckeyes 43-19 after halftime, also gave them their fastest start since the 1993-94 season.

Alex Bentley scored 16 points and Nikki Greene had 11 points and 13 rebounds for Penn State (17-2, 7-0 Big Ten), which has won 11 in a row since a 67-52 loss at Connecticut on Dec. 6. It's the sixth-longest winning streak in program history.

No. 10 Maryland 80, Clemson 40

Tianna Hawkins scored 17 points, Katie Rutan had 16 points off four 3-pointers and Maryland defeated Clemson for its 12th straight win over the Tigers.

The Terps (17-3, 8-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their seventh straight since their lone league loss to North Carolina back on Jan. 3. Maryland dominated the rematch with the Tar Heels this past Thursday, 85-59, and kept the offensive show going at Littlejohn Coliseum.

Hawkins, the ACC's leading scorer, made 7 of 12 shots and grabbed 10 rebounds. Alyssa Thomas, second to Hawkins in league scoring and tied with her in ACC rebounding, had 10 points and 10 rebounds for her 12th double-double for the season.

No. 11 North Carolina 64, Miami 62

Danielle Butts beat the buzzer with a game-winning jump shot to help North Carolina hand Miami a rare home loss.

Coach Sylvia Hatchell moved within two victories of becoming third coach in women's basketball to have 900 wins in her career.

With UNC (19-2, 7-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailing 62-60, the Tar Heels' Tierra Ruffin-Pratt stole the ball from Krystal Saunders and hit two free throws after being fouled by Stefanie Yderstrom.

When Suriya Mcguire missed a layup for Miami (14-6, 5-4) with 5 seconds remaining, UNC's Brittany Rountree gathered the rebound and moved the ball up the court to Butts, who hit the winning jumper.

No. 13 Louisville 57, St. John's 54

Antonita Slaughter scored 22 points and Louisville reeled off eight unanswered points to overtake St. John's for its third straight win.

Trailing 52-49, Slaughter made two free throws with 5:22 left. Neither team scored until Sara Hammond's two foul shots put the Cardinals (17-4, 5-2 Big East) on top with 3:05 to go.

Hammond hit two more free throws and Bria Smith's layup gave Louisville a five-point cushion with 1:45 remaining.

Shenneika Smith scored 23 as the Red Storm (9-9, 3-3) dropped their third straight.

No. 14 Georgia 69, Florida 52

Jasmine Hassell scored 13 points and 10 different players scored for Georgia as the Bulldogs beat Southeastern Conference-rival Florida.

Tiaria Griffin scored 12 points and Krista Donald had 11 for Georgia (17-3, 5-2), which rebounded strongly from a 64-46 loss to No. 20 Texas A&M on Jan. 20.

Shacobia Barbee grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds and Jasmine James recorded seven of the Bulldogs' 18 assists.

No. 15 Purdue 67, No. 25 Michigan State 62

Drey Mingo had 22 points and 10 rebounds and Purdue defeated Michigan State.

It's the fourth overtime win for the Boilermakers without a loss in Big Ten play. KK Houser scored 16 points and also had 10 rebounds for Purdue (17-3, 6-1). Taylor Manuel scored 12 points.

Kiana Johnson led Michigan State (16-4, 4-3) with 19 points. Becca Mills scored 11 points and Jasmine Thomas scored 10 for the Spartans.

No. 16 Texas A&M 77, Missouri 58

Adrienne Pratcher scored 18 points and Texas A&M never trailed in defeating Missouri.

All of Pratcher's points came on her six 3-pointers. Peyton Little scored 17 points, making five 3-pointers, and Kelsey Bone had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Aggies (16-5, 6-1 Southeastern), winners of four in a row and eight of their last nine. Kristi Bellock added 10 points as 10 Aggies scored in the game.

No. 17 Dayton 83, Massachusetts 44

Amber Deane and Andrea Hoover scored 18 points apiece as Dayton routed Massachusetts to win its fifth straight game and remain undefeated in Atlantic 10 Conference play.

The Flyers (17-1, 5-0) forced a season-high 31 turnovers, leading to 40 points, while committing only 13 miscues, and dished out 22 assists.

Dayton came into the game ranked fifth in the nation in scoring offense (80.1 points per game), eighth in scoring margin (+22.6) and seventh in assists (18.5).

No. 18 South Carolina 43, Arkansas 40

Ashley Bruner scored 11 points and South Carolina held off Arkansas.

South Carolina (18-3, 6-2 Southeastern), which has won four in a row, didn't score after Aleighsa Welch's three-point play made it 43-36 Gamecocks with 3:44 to play. But Arkansas' last points came on Calli Berna's 3-pointer with 59 seconds to go.

Bruner also had seven assists and five steals. Tiffany Mitchell had eight points and a team-high eight rebounds for the Gamecocks, off to their best SEC start since 2001-02.

No. 19 UCLA 54, Arizona State 50

Nirra Fields scored 13 points, Thea Lemberger hit a go-ahead 3-pointer midway through the second half, and UCLA held on to beat Arizona State.

The Bruins (15-4, 6-2 Pac-10) took their first lead with 11:31 remaining in the first half and never trailed again.

No. 22 Florida State 70, Virginia Tech 56

Chelsea Davis scored 19 points to lead Florida State in a victory over Virginia Tech. The win was the Seminoles' eighth straight in the rivalry, and Florida State (17-3, 7-2) has won the past four contests by an average of 27.0 points.

Iowa 63, No. 23 Michigan 57

Bethany Doolittle tallied 19 points as Iowa avenged a Jan. 6 loss to Michigan.

Doolittle hit 9 of 15 from the floor as Iowa drained 46 percent (23 of 50) of its shots. Printy pitched in 14 points.

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