College basketball | Top 25 results | Thursday
No. 2 Gonzaga 87, Santa Clara 72
SANTA CLARA — Filip Petrusev had a career-high 31 points and nine rebounds and Gonzaga pulled away late in the second half and beat Santa Clara.
Ryan Woolridge added 13 points and six assists and Drew Timme scored 11 points to help the Bulldogs win their 14th straight and remain unbeaten in the West Coast Conference.
No. 11 Oregon 77, California 72
BERKELEY — Payton Pritchard scored 21 points and broke Oregon’s all-time assists record in leading the Ducks past California.
Chris Duarte added 19 points as Oregon (18-4, 7-2 Pac-12) remained on top of the conference standings with the victory.
Matt Bradley scored a seasonhigh 27 points to lead Cal (9-11, 3-4).
No. 15 Maryland 82, No. 18 Iowa 72
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Anthony Cowan Jr. scored a career-high 31 points, Jalen Smith had 18 points and 14 rebounds, and No. 15 Maryland beat 18th-ranked Iowa 82-72 Thursday night to snap the Hawkeyes’ five-game winning streak.
The Terrapins (17-4, 7-3 Big Ten) never trailed after halftime in the rematch of a Jan. 10 meeting that Iowa won 67-49 to launch its five-game run. With Cowan leading the way, Maryland won its fourth straight and improved to 12-0 at home.
Cowan moved past Walt Williams into 12th place on the Maryland scoring list with 1,716 points. The senior guard went 9 for 15 from the floor, 10 for 11 at the foul line and led the Terps with six assists.
No. 19 Illinois 59, Minnesota 51
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Andres Feliz scored 17 points and Ayo Dosunmu and Kofi Cockburn added 13 each as Illinois held on to beat Minnesota.
It was the seventh consecutive win for the Fighting Illini (16-5, 8-2 Big Ten). They moved into a firstplace tie with No. 14 Michigan State in the conference.
No. 1 South Carolina 87, Mississippi 32
OXFORD, Miss. — Leticia Amihere scored 16 points and South Carolina held Mississippi scoreless in the first quarter and limited Ole Miss to two points in the first half.
The Gamecocks (20-1, 8-0 Southeastern Conference) led 18-0 after one period and scored 27 unanswered points before Mississippi (7-14, 0-7) got its first basket. South Carolina led 32-2 at the break.
No. 3 Oregon 90, Utah 63
SALT LAKE CITY — Satou Sabally scored 23 points and Ruthy Hebard added 21 points and 13 rebounds to lead Oregon past Utah.
Sabrina Ionescu had 10 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds and Erin Boley added 11 points and six rebounds for the Ducks (18-2, 8-1 Pac-12). Oregon earned its sixth straight win and swept the season series.
No. 4 UConn 80, Cincinnati 50
STORRS, Conn. — Crystal Dangerfield scored 24 points, Megan Walker added 21 points and 11 rebounds and No. 4 UConn beat Cincinnati 80-50 Thursday night to win its 129th straight American Athletic Conference game.
Olivia Nelson Ododa and Christyn Williams each chipped in with 12 points for the Huskies (19-1, 9-0 American), who led just 35-31 at halftime before pulling away in the second half.
No. 5 Louisville 86, Notre Dame 54
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Dana Evans returned to her home state and scored 17 points and Louisville won its 13th straight game, routing overmatched Notre Dame.
Jazmine Jones scored 14 points, Kylee Shook 12 and Elizabeth Balogun 11 for the Cardinals (21-1, 10-0 ACC).
No. 7 N.C. State 79, Clemson 60
CLEMSON, S.C. — Aislinn Konig had 23 points off a career-best seven 3-pointers and North Carolina State won its sixth straight.
The Wolfpack (20-1, 9-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) reached 20 wins for a fifth straight season.
No. 9 Mississippi State 78, Auburn 73
STARKVILLE, Miss. — Freshman Rickea Jackson scored 18 of her season-high 22 points in the second half and Mississippi State rallied to beat Auburn.
Jackson made 10 of 14 shots from the field for the Bulldogs (19-3, 7-1 Southeastern Conference), who rallied froma 40-33 halftime deficit.
No. 10 Oregon State 79, Colorado 52
BOULDER, Colorado — Aleah Goodman scored a career-high 26 points and sank a personal-best seven 3-pointers in leading Oregon State past Colorado.
The Beavers (17-4, 5-4 Pac-12) halted a three-game losing streak, their longest skid since the 2013-14 season, and they did it by burning the Buffaloes (14-6, 3-6) from long range.
No. 12 Gonzaga 57, San Diego 46
SPOKANE, Wash. — Jessie Loera scored 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting and Gonzaga won its 19th straight game.
Reserve Melody Kempton added 13 points and Jill Townsend had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs (21-1, 10-0 West Coast Conference), who extended their best-ever start.
Jordyn Edwards led the Toreros (12-9, 6-4) with 13 points, and Myah Pace added 11.
No. 13 Kentucky 62, Missouri 47
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Amanda Paschal stepped in for injured star Rhyne Howard and scored a careerhigh 18 points to lead Kentucky over Missouri.
Boston College 65, No. 14 Florida State 56
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Emma Guy had 21 points on 10-of-16 shooting and Boston College never trailed after halftime in a win over Florida State.
No. 15 Texas A&M 64, Georgia 63
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — N’dea Jones had 21 points and 10 rebounds for her ninth straight double-double, Aahliyah Jackson scored her only point with one second left and Texas A&M edged Georgia.
No. 17 Maryland 85, Ohio State 65
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Kaila Charles scored 19 points to lead five Maryland players in double figures in a win over Ohio State.
No. 18 Iowa 77, Penn State 66
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Kathleen Doyle had 23 points and eight assists and Iowa extended its winning streak to nine games with a win over Penn State.
No. 20 Indiana 75, Wisconsin 65, OT
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Ali Patberg scored 20 points, including back-to-back 3-pointers in overtime and Indiana outlasted Wisconsin.
Patberg scored eight of her 20 points in the overtime period. She was 3-for-4 shooting in the extra period, including 2-for-2 from long distance, finishing with four 3-pointers. Mackenzie Holmes added 19 points with 10 rebounds, making 11 of 13 free throws as Indiana (17-5, 7-3 Big Ten) was forced to rally.
Wisconsin (10-11, 2-8) was led by Sydney Hilliard’s 23 points.
No. 22 Tennessee 78, Vanderbilt 69
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Rennia Davis scored 16 of her 22 points in the second half and Tennessee shook off Vanderbilt in the fourth quarter.
No. 23 Northwestern 81, Michigan 73
EVANSTON, Ill. — Lindsey Pulliam scored a season-high 32 points and Northwestern beast Michigan.
No. 25 Arkansas 66, Alabama 48
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Amber Ramirez scored 22 points, Alexis Tolefree added 17, and Arkansas beat Alabama.
Arkansas (17-4, 5-3 Southeastern Conference) has won nine of its last 10 games against Alabama and won in Tuscaloosa for the eighth consecutive time.