NCAA women's basketball roundup

Bashaara Graves of Tennessee, left, looks to pass as Mississippi's Gracie Frizzellin defends during Sunday's game at Knoxville.
Bashaara Graves of Tennessee, left, looks to pass as Mississippi's Gracie Frizzellin defends during Sunday's game at Knoxville.

No. 4 Stanford 69, Arizona State 45

Chiney Ogwumike had 26 points and 14 rebounds to help Stanford to its eighth consecutive victory, beating Arizona State Sunday.

Bonnie Samuelson scored a career-high 19 points and Joslyn Tinkle added 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Cardinal (22-2, 11-1 Pac-12), who have won 11 of 12 overall.

Samuelson reached double figures in points for the third time this season and second time in three games. Stanford has beaten Arizona State 14 consecutive times.

No. 6 California 91, Arizona 86

Talia Caldwell scored a career-high 20 points and had 12 rebounds, Gennifer Brandon also had a double-double and California extended its winning streak to nine games.

Layshia Clarendon added 20 points despite a hip pointer in the first half, and Afure Jemerigbe scored 11 for the Golden Bears. California (21-2, 11-1) leads the standings and is bidding for its first Pac-12 title.

No. 8 Penn State 71, No. 23 Michigan St. 56

Alex Bentley scored 24 points and Maggie Lucas added 19 to help Penn State earn its 18th consecutive home win and grab a two-game lead in the Big Ten.

Nikki Greene had 13 points for Penn State (20-3, 10-1), which closed the first half with a 21-7 run to take a five-point lead and opened the second half with another 21-7 run to build a 19-point margin.

LSU 62, No. 9 Georgia 54

Theresa Plaisance had 13 points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots, and LSU snapped a snapped a two-game slide.

Plaisance's late-game failure at the foul line marred an otherwise dominant 20-point outing in a last-second loss to Tennessee on Thursday.

But she came through in the clutch this time. She converted a strong inside move with 1:33 left to give the Lady Tigers (14-10, 5-6 Southeastern Conference) a 55-52 lead, and her defensive rebound inside the final minute forced the Lady Bulldogs (20-4, 8-3) to start fouling.

No. 10 Kentucky 75, Vanderbilt 53

A'dia Mathies scored a season-high 28 points, and Kentucky collected its second straight road victory.

The Wildcats (21-3, 9-2) are finishing the regular season with five of their final seven Southeastern Conference games on the road, and they followed up an overtime win at Arkansas by taking control late in the first half in this one.

No. 12 Tennessee 97, Mississippi 68

Meighan Simmons scored 24 points as Tennessee rolled to the easy victory.

The Lady Vols shot 59.4 percent (38 of 64) and beat the Rebels for the 24th consecutive time. Ole Miss (8-15, 1-9 Southeastern Conference) hasn't beaten Tennessee since a 78-72 victory on Feb. 4, 1996.

Michigan 67, No. 13 Purdue 56

Kate Thompson scored 22 points, hitting six 3-pointers to set Michigan's single-season record, and the Wolverines picked up a Big ten road win.

Thompson has 91 treys, breaking Carmen Reynolds' record of 85 set in 2009-10. Nya Jordan added 16 points and 11 rebounds for Michigan (18-6, 7-4).

No. 14 Texas A&M 50, No. 15 South Carolina 48

Kelsey Bone scored 13 points for Texas A&M, including the winning basket with 8.7 seconds left.

It was a triumphant return to South Carolina for Bone, who was the Southeastern Conference's newcomer of the year in 2010 with the Gamecocks, then transferred to Texas A&M. She was bottled up most of the second half by South Carolina's defense, but grabbed Adrienne Pratcher's missed 3-pointer and went up strong for the decisive basket.

No. 16 North Carolina 60, Georgia Tech 58

Tierra Ruffin-Pratt scored 14 points, including two late baskets, to help North Carolina get the win.

Ruffin-Pratt hit a jumper with 2:58 remaining, then another with 2:08 left to give the Tar Heels (22-3, 10-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) a 55-54 lead after they surrendered a nine-point, second-half advantage.

No. 17 UCLA 80, Washington State 65

Jasmine Dixon, Alyssia Brewer and Mariah Williams scored 14 points apiece, and UCLA earned its sixth consecutive win.

Nirra Fields added 12 points and Atonye Nyingifa scored 10 for the Bruins (19-4, 10-2 Pac-12), who broke away from a two-point halftime lead by shooting 85 percent (17 of 20) in the second half. UCLA finished the game at 64 percent (30 of 47).

No. 18 Dayton 68, Fordham 57

Amber Deane scored 14 points and Kelley Austria added 12 to lead Dayton to the victory.

Despite losing seven seniors from last season's team that lost to Arkansas in the first round of the NCAA tournament, the Flyers are off to the best start in school history with the lone loss coming against Bowling Green.

No. 19 Florida State 93, Miami 78

Leonor Rodriguez led six players in double figures with 21 points as Florida State swept the season series against Miami.

Alexa Deluzio scored 20 and Natasha Howard had 15 for Florida State (19-4, 9-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), which defeated Miami 86-65 on Jan. 13.

No. 20 Delaware 71, James Madison 64

Elena Delle Donne had 20 points to become the Colonial Athletic Association's career leading scorer and added 10 rebounds to help Delaware to its 15th straight win.

The Blue Hens (20-3, 11-0) snapped the Dukes' eight-game winning streak.

Delle Donne needed 11 points to break the record of 2,667 held by Dawn Evans of James Madison (2007-11). Shooting 6 of 12, the 6-foot-5 senior also tied Gabriela Marginean of Drexel (2006-10) for most career field goals with 904. Delle Donne needs three more free throws to beat Marginean's record of 684.

No. 21 Colorado 84, Oregon 59

Chucky Jeffery had 15 points and 15 rebounds to power Colorado to the home win.

Brittany Wilson scored 16 points for the Buffaloes (18-5, 7-5 Pac-12), who have one more conference win than all of last season. Lexy Kresl added 12 points, all on 3-pointers.

No. 23 Oklahoma 80, No. 22 Oklahoma St. 61

Nicole Griffin scored 21 points for Oklahoma, and Sharane Campbell and Joanna McFarland each posted double-doubles.

The Sooners (18-5, 8-3 Big 12) took the lead for good at 27-26 late in the first half, held a 31-28 edge at halftime, and then shot 53 percent in the second half to turn the Bedlam rivalry game into a runaway.


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