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No. 1 Gon­zaga 105, Santa Clara 54

SPOKANE, Wash. — Joel Ayayi scored 19 points and Filip Petru­sev and Ad­mon Gilder each scored 18 as Gon­zaga pounded Santa Clara for its 33rd straight home win, the long­est streak in the na­tion.

Corey Kis­pert added 16 points for Gon­zaga (19-1, 5-0 West Coast).

Josip Vran­kic scored 12 points and Trey Wertz 11 for cold-shoot­ing Santa Clara (15-4, 2-2), which is off to its best start in decades. But the Bron­cos have lost 20 straight to Gon­zaga, dat­ing to 2011.

The Bron­cos were doomed by 30% shoot­ing in this game, in­clud­ing 3 of 25 from 3-point range.

Gon­zaga has won 11 games in a row since its only loss to Michi­gan.

Washington State 72, No. 8 Ore­gon 61

PULLMAN, Wash. — CJ Elleby scored 25 points and Washington State beat a Top-10 team for just the third time, sur­pris­ing No. 8 Ore­gon 72-61 on Thurs­day night.

Elleby, who was held to a sea­son-low six points in his last game, helped Washington State (11-7, 2-3 Pac-12) to its first win over a Top-10 op­po­nent since 2007.

Elleby shot 9 for 20, in­clud­ing 4 for 7 from 3-point range, and added a sea­son-high 14 re­bounds. Isaac Bon­ton fin­ished with 12 points and six as­sists, and Jeff Pol­lard scored 11 for the Cougars.

Pay­ton Pritchard had 22 points and five as­sists for Ore­gon (14-4, 3-2), which had its three-game win­ning streak halted. Chris Duarte had 15 points for the Ducks.

No. 20 Colorado 68, Ari­zona St. 61

TEMPE, Ariz. — Tyler Bey scored 19 points, Lu­cas Siew­ert added 14 and Colorado over­came a slow start to beat Ari­zona State.

Colorado (14-3, 3-1 Pac-12) won its first road game in con­fer­ence play and has won seven of eight over­all. Siew­ert hit 4 of 6 3-point­ers and Bey made his only at­tempt from long range to give the Buf­faloes some much-needed of­fense.

Ari­zona State (10-7, 1-3) has dropped five of its last seven.

Remy Martin scored 25 points and Romello White had 19 points and 10 re­bounds for the Sun Devils, who shot just 30% from the field in the sec­ond half, in­clud­ing 4 of 19 (21%) from 3-point range.

No. 22 Mem­phis 60, Cincin­nati 49

MEM­PHIS, Tenn. — DJ Jef­fries scored 18 points, Pre­cious Achi­uwa added 12 points and 11 re­bounds and Mem­phis used a rally mid­way through the sec­ond half to de­feat Cincin­nati.

Lester Quinones added 13 points, seven com­ing in the fi­nal five min­utes, as the Tigers (14-3, 3-1 Amer­i­can Ath­letic Con­fer­ence) broke a six-game los­ing streak in the se­ries with the Bearcats.

Jar­rron Cum­ber­land, the de­fend­ing Amer­i­can Ath­letic Con­fer­ence player of the year, led Cincin­nati (10-7, 3-2) with 19 points, while Keith Wil­liams scored 12, go­ing 4 of 14 from the field, part of the Bearcats strug­gling to a 30% shoot­ing night from the field.


No. 1 South Carolina 78, Mis­souri 45

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Aliyah Bos­ton and Vic­taria Saxon each had 10 points and 10 re­bounds to lead South Carolina over Mis­souri.

Zia Cooke and Mikiah Her­bert Har­ri­gan scored 14 each for the Game­cocks (17-1, 5-0 South­east­ern Con­fer­ence), who played their first game since tak­ing over the top spot in the AP Top 25.

South Carolina ex­ploited its size ad­van­tage, grab­bing 37 of­fen­sive re­bounds and hold­ing a 62-31 edge in to­tal re­bounds.

No. 6 Ore­gon 87, No. 3 Stan­ford 55

EUGENE, Ore. — Sab­rina Ionescu had a ca­reer-high 37 points to be­come Ore­gon’s all-time lead­ing scorer, and the sixth-ranked Ducks handed No. 3 Stan­ford its first con­fer­ence loss with an 87-55 vic­tory Thurs­day night.

Ionescu went into the game need­ing 24 points to match Ore­gon ca­reer leader Ali­son Lang, who had 2,252 be­tween 1980-84. When the record was an­nounced on the video score­board, the crowd gave the se­nior guard a stand­ing ova­tion.

Her pre­vi­ous ca­reer high was 36 points, set against Stan­ford on March 4, 2018. She also had 11 re­bounds and seven as­sists for her ninth dou­ble-dou­ble of the sea­son for the Ducks (14-2, 4-1 Pac-12). Sa­tou Sa­bally added 18 points and 11 re­bounds.

Kiana Wil­liams had 15 points for Stan­ford (15-2, 4-1), which trailed by as many as 30 points. Lexie Hull added 10.

No. 4 UConn 59, UCF 52

OR­LANDO, Fla. — Me­gan Walker scored 19 points and Crys­tal Danger­field sparked a big first-half rally, lead­ing No. 4 Con­necti­cut to a 59-52 win over Cen­tral Florida on Thurs­day night.

It was only the sec­ond sin­gledigit win for the Huskies (15-1, 6-0 Amer­i­can Ath­letic Con­fer­ence) since join­ing the AAC for the 2013-14 sea­son. UConn is 126-0 in con­fer­ence games, in­clud­ing tour­na­ments, since leav­ing the Big East.

Danger­field fin­ished with 13 points, five as­sists and three steals, and Olivia Nel­son-Odala had nine points and 12 re­bounds.

Kay Kay Wright, who paced UCF with 18 points, led a sec­ond-half rally that got the Golden Knights (9-6, 1-2) back in the game.

No. 5 Louisville 81, Bos­ton Col­lege 70

BOS­TON — Dana Evans hit seven 3-point­ers and fin­ished with 27 points, lead­ing Louisville over Bos­ton Col­lege for its ninth straight vic­tory.

Yacine Diop, Jazmine Jones and Kylee Shook each added 12 points for the Car­di­nals (17-1, 6-0 At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence). Jones added seven re­bounds and seven as­sists.

Makayla Dick­ens led the Ea­gles (9-8, 2-4) with 20 points, and Emma Guy had 19 points and seven re­bounds. BC lost its sec­ond straight af­ter win­ning two in a row.

No. 9 N.C. State 68, No. 13 Florida State 51

RALEIGH, N.C. — Elissa Cu­nane had 20 points and 10 re­bounds to lead North Carolina State past Florida State.

Fresh­man guard Jakia BrownTurne­r scored 11 of her 18 points be­fore half­time for the Wolf­pack (16-1, 5-1 ACC). Kayla Jones and Ais­linn Konig each scored 10 points.

Kiah Gille­spie scored 22 for Florida State (15-3, 4-3), which lost for the third time in five games. Nau­sia Wool­folk added 12 points.

No. 10 Mis­sis­sippi State 64, LSU 60

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Jor­dan Dan­berry scored 16 points and Jes­sika Carter had 13 points and 11 re­bounds for her sixth dou­ble­dou­ble of the sea­son, lead­ing Mis­sis­sippi State past LSU.

Mis­sis­sippi State (16-2, 4-0 SEC) had its 20-point lead in the sec­ond half dwin­dle to three points in the fourth quar­ter, but MSU held on to beat the Tigers (13-4, 3-2).

No. 11 Ken­tucky 76, No. 12 Texas A&M 54

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Rhyne Howard scored 16 of her 24 points in the sec­ond half and Ken­tucky beat short-handed Texas A&M.

Sab­rina Haines added 15 points and Blair Green scored 13 points for Ken­tucky (15-2, 4-1 South­east­ern Con­fer­ence), which used an 11-0 fourth-quar­ter run for the first 20-point lead of the game.

Kayla Wells and Ciera John­son each scored 18 points for short­handed Texas A&M (14-3, 3-2).

North­west­ern 71, No. 15 In­di­ana 69, OT

BLOOMINGTO­N, Ind. — Veron­ica Bur­ton scored 15 points, in­clud­ing the three-point play that forced over­time and the two free throws that put North­west­ern ahead in the ex­tra ses­sion.

North­west­ern outscored In­di­ana 17-5 in the fi­nal 7:13 of reg­u­la­tion, in­clud­ing the last five points, and had the last six points in over­time.

Abi Scheid led North­west­ern (15-2, 5-1 Big Ten Con­fer­ence) with 16 points on 7-of-10 shoot­ing, Ab­bie Wolf added 13 points and nine re­bounds, and Lindsey Pul­liam fin­ished with 12 points.

Macken­zie Holmes, a fresh­man, matched her ca­reer high with 22 points for In­di­ana (14-4, 4-2). Grace Berger added 16 points and Ali Pat­berg 12 with seven as­sists. The Hoosiers had 21 turnovers.

No. 16 Gon­zaga 67, Santa Clara 52

SANTA CLARA — Jill Townsend had 13 points and a ca­reer-high 12 re­bounds for her sec­ond ca­reer dou­ble-dou­ble and Gon­zaga coasted to its 15th straight vic­tory.

The vic­tory marked the best start in school his­tory for the Bull­dogs (17-1, 6-0 West Coast Con­fer­ence). Last sea­son, they suf­fered a sec­ond loss in their 18th game.

No. 20 Mary­land 87, Ne­braska 69

COL­LEGE PARK, Md. — Kaila Charles scored 23 points and Mary­land con­trolled the first and last quar­ters in beat­ing Ne­braska.

Ashley Owusu added 16 points, Stephanie Jones 14 and Di­a­mond Miller 13 for the Ter­rap­ins (13-4, 4-2 Big Ten Con­fer­ence).

No. 22 Iowa 76, Min­nesota 75

MINNEAPOLI­S — Monika Cz­i­nano scored 21 points on 10-of11 shoot­ing and Iowa hit five of its 10 3-point­ers in the fourth quar­ter to rally from a 13-point deficit with eight min­utes left.

Kath­leen Doyle had 17 points, six re­bounds and eight as­sists, and Alexis Sevil­lian scored 11 points, for Iowa (14-3, 5-1 Big Ten Con­fer­ence). The Hawkeyes have won five in a row and nine of 10.

Fresh­man Sara Scalia had her first ca­reer dou­ble-dou­ble with 18 points and a ca­reer-high 10 re­bounds for the Golden Go­phers (11-6, 1-5), who have lost five straight. Gadiva Hub­bard also scored 18 points and Jas­mine Brun­son added 16.

No. 24 Ten­nessee 78, Florida 50

GAINESVILL­E, Fla. — Ren­nia Davis scored 18 points and Ten­nessee beat Florida for its third straight vic­tory and sixth win in seven games.

Davis scored 14 points in 16 first-half min­utes as Ten­nessee led 40-24.

Rae Bur­rell added 11 points for Ten­nessee (14-3, 4-1 South­east­ern Con­fer­ence). Ta­mari Key had five blocked shots to give the fresh­man 46 on the sea­son. The Lady Vols scored 27 points off of turnovers, 40 in the paint and 32 off the bench.

No. 25 South Dakota 80, North Dakota State 36

FARGO, N.D. — Ciara Duffy scored 20 points on 7-of-11 shoot­ing and added eight re­bounds to lead South Dakota.

Mon­ica Arens added 18 points and Han­nah Sjer­ven scored in 14 points for South Dakota (16-2, 5-0 Sum­mit League).

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