No. 2 Baylor women roll past No. 20 Iowa State, 84-69
WACO, Texas (AP) — Lauren Cox scored 22 points to lead all five Baylor starters in double figures and the No. 2 Lady Bears pulled away in the second half for an 84-69 victory over No. 20 Iowa State on Wednesday night.
Cox had a tying layup to start an 8-0 run that put Baylor (16-1, 6-0 Big 12) ahead to stay midway through the second quarter, a quick spurt she capped with another layup. That was part of a 13-5 surge to end the first half that put Baylor up 41-35 after Cox hit a 3-pointer.
Kalani Brown had 18 points for Baylor. Juicy Landrum scored 16, DiDi Richards added 15 and Chloe Jackson had 11 points and 11 assists as the Lady Bears assisted on 29 of their 34 field goals.
Bridget Carleton scored 24 of her 28 points before halftime for Iowa State (14-5, 4-3).
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Napheesa Collier scored 22 points and Katie Lou Samuelson added 21 to lead UConn over SMU for the Huskies‘ 107th straight victory against an American Athletic Conference opponent.
Christyn Williams had 12 points and Megan Walker chipped in with 11 for the Huskies (17-1, 6-0). UConn has won every AAC game in both the regular season and conference tournament since the league was formed in 2013.
Alicia Froling had 13 points for SMU (7-12, 1-5), which has lost seven of eight.
UConn had 26 assists on 31 baskets.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Sug Sutton scored 18 points, Joyner Holmes added 15 and Texas defeated Kansas.
Texas was 1 of 9 from 3-point range but shot 24 of 48 overall and had a 45-26 edge in the paint.
The Jayhawks shot just 26 percent (17 of 66). Mariane De Carvalho had 11 points for Kansas.
MIAMI 84, No. 13 SYRACUSE 71.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Emese Hof scored 21 points and Miami upset Syracuse.
Hof finished 11 of 11 from the foul line, tying a school record. The Hurricanes (17-4, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) made nine of 10 free throws in the final 74 seconds to pull away from the Orange (15-4, 4-2), who dropped their second straight.
Laura Cornelius had 13 points and a career-high 10 assists for her first double-double. Beatrice Mompremier added 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Mykea Gray scored 17 for Miami, which never trailed after the first minute of the second quarter.
Kiara Lewis led the Orange with 16 points. Syracuse was 5 of 32 (15.6 percent) from 3-point range.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Megan Gustafson scored 32 points and Iowa made 12 of 15 free throws in the fourth quarter to end Rutgers‘ 10-game winning streak.
There were 14 ties and 12 lead changes in the early going before the Hawkeyes scored 10 straight points midway through the second quarter to take the lead for good.
Gustafson went 13 of 16 from the field and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Hawkeyes (15-4, 6-2 Big Ten), who have won four straight. Kathleen Doyle added 17 points and Iowa shot 50 percent from the floor.
Sasha Carey had 17 points for the Scarlet Knights (15-4, 7-1), who finished 4 of 25 from 3-point territory.