Asia Durr scores 34, No. 2 Louisville fends off Va. Tech
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Asia Durr scored 34 points and No. 2 Louisville overcame a near-collapse in a 72-63 victory over Virginia Tech on Sunday.
Sam Fuehring added 21 points and 13 rebounds for the Cardinals (23-1, 10-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their ninth in a row. Fuehring made consecutive driving baskets in the final quarter after the Hokies had closed to within 62-56 with under four minutes to play, allowing Louisville to avoid an upset.
Dara Mabrey scored 17 points to lead the Hokies (15-8, 2-8), but missed a pair of free throws with 3:49 to play that would have pulled Virginia Tech within 62-58.
NO. 3 OREGON 88, NO. 11 STANFORD 48
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu had 27 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, and Oregon ran its NCAA-best winning streak to 16 games by running away from Stanford to snap a 29-game losing streak at Maples Pavilion.
Ionescu scored 17 of her points in the first half and made 12 of 20 shots as the Ducks (23-1, 12-0 Pac-12) ended Stanford’s 22-game home winning streak.
The loss was one of the worst in Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer’s 33 seasons at Stanford.
DiJonai Carrington led the Cardinal (19-4, 9-3) with 13 points, their lone player in double figures.
NO. 4 NOTRE DAME 97, NO. 24 FLORIDA STATE 70
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Arike Ogunbowale scored 27 points and Jessica Shepard added 26 as Notre Dame got its transition game going again to beat Florida State.
Ogunbowale, who had just 13 points on 4-of-15 shooting in Thursday’s loss at No. 25 Miami, moved closer to becoming the school’s leading scorer. She has 2,301 points. Skylar Diggers-Smith is the all-time leader at 2,357.
Shepard had 26 points on 12-of-22 shooting for Notre Dame (21-3, 9-2 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Nicki Ekhomu scored 26 points, Kiah Gillespie added 17 and Nausia Woolfolk had 15 before fouling out as the Seminoles (20-4, 8-3) lost for the first time on the road this season.
NO. 6 MISSISSIPPI STATE 91, TENNESSEE 63
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Teaira McCowan had 24 points and 15 rebounds, Jordan Danberry added 20 points Mississippi State pulled away late to beat Tennessee.
The Bulldogs outscored Tennessee by 16 in the fourth quarter to blow open a fairly tight game. Mississippi State (22-1, 10-0 Southeastern Conference) won its fifth game in six tries against the Lady Volunteers after failing to beat them the first 36 times.
Rennia Davis had 29 points on 13-of-22 shooting and scored 18 of those points in the first half for the Lady Vols (15-8, 4-6).
NO. 7 OREGON STATE 82, CALIFORNIA 74
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Destiny Slocum scored 26 points and Oregon State overcame an 11-point deficit to beat California.
Aleah Goodman added 15 points, and Mikayla Pivec had 14 to help Oregon State (20-4, 10-2 Pac-12) win for the 12th time in 14 games.
Kristine Anigwe led the Golden Bears (14-9, 5-7) with 31 points and 18 rebounds.
NO. 8 MARQUETTE 93, VILLANOVA 55
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Natisha Hiedeman scored 22 points, Allazia Blockton had 19 and Marquette beat Villanova for its 12th consecutive victory.
Marquette (21-3, 12-0 Big East) gained control with an 18-4 run to close the first quarter and cruised the rest of the way.
Jannah Tucker had 15 points on five 3-pointers, and Mary Gedaka added 12 points for Villanova (15-9, 6-7).
NO. 10 MARYLAND 62, NO. 20 RUTGERS 48
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Kaila Charles scored 17 points and Maryland extended its lead in the Big Ten by beating Rutgers.
The Terrapins (22-2, 11-2 Big Ten), who have won seven straight, own a 1½-game lead in the conference over Rutgers (17-6, 9-3).
Arella Guirantes scored 20 points to lead Rutgers, which has lost two straight.
NO. 15 SYRACUSE 96, BOSTON COLLEGE 69
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Miranda Drummond made 6 of 9 3-pointers and scored 24 points, and Syracuse beat Boston College.
Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi added 16 points in 14 minutes off the bench thanks to 8-of-12 shooting for the Orange (18-5, 7-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), who bounced back from a 25-point loss at No. 2 Louisville.
Emma Guy had a career-high 30 points and 14 rebounds for the Eagles (14-10, 3-8), who have lost three straight.
NO. 16 IOWA 78, OHIO STATE 52
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Megan Gustafson had 19 of her 29 points in the second half as Iowa pulled away to beat Ohio State.
Kathleen Doyle added 16 points for the Hawkeyes (19-5, 10-3 Big Ten), who have won three straight and eight of the last nine.
Dorka Juhasz led the Buckeyes (10-12, 6-7) with 12 points.
UCLA 100, NO. 17 UTAH 90
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Kennedy Burke scored 26 points, Michaela Onyenwere added 25 points for the sophomore’s 11th 20-plus game of the season and UCLA beat Utah.
UCLA has won 13 straight games in the series.
Japreece Dean added 24 points, seven rebounds and five assists for UCLA (15-9, 8-4 Pac-12), which has won six straight.
Megan Huff had 23 points and 13 rebounds for Utah (18-5, 7-5).
NO. 25 MIAMI 65, PITTSBURGH 51
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Beatrice Mompremier scored 23 points with 13 rebounds and Miami kept Pitt winless in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Mompremier was 9-of-12 shooting in posting her 19th double-double this season for Miami (21-5, 9-2).
Danielle Garven scored 13 points for the Panthers (9-16, 0-11), who made only 2 of 19 3-point attempts.