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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.

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