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Top 25 Women

No. 4 Iowa 98, Loyola of Chicago 69

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Caitlin Clark scored 35 points on the way to the 13th triple-double of her career as Iowa recovered from a slow start to defeat Loyola Chicago.

Clark, the nation’s leader in scoring and assists, had a career-high 17 rebounds to go with 10 assists for her fifth triple-double of the season. Clark, who has had 30 or more points in six games this season, was 12 of 21 from the field, making just 4 of 12 3-pointers.

Hannah Stuelke had 20 points for Iowa (12-1). Kate Martin had 19, and Sydney Affolter had 10.

Emma Nolan led Loyola (6-5) with 15 points. Sam Galanopoul­os had 14.

No. 8 Colorado 78, Northern Colorado 56

BOULDER, Colo. — Jaylyn Sherrod scored 13 of her 16 points in the second quarter, Aaronette Vonleh added 14 and Colorado recovered from a 14-0 deficit to start the game to beat Northern Colorado.

Sherrod’s jumper led the surge back for the Buffaloes (10-1). She scored all 16 of her points in the first half along with hitting two 3-pointers (she was 1 for 19 entering the game).

Delaynie Byrne led Northern Colorado (4-5) with 21 points while Seneca Hackley had 15. Northern Colorado finished with 28 turnovers.

No. 10 Baylor 73, South Florida 50

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Sarah Andrew scored 19 points, Darianna Littlepage-Buggs had 18 points and 13 rebounds and Baylor defeated South Florida to wrap up the West Palm Beach Classic.

Littlepage-Buggs, who missed the opening day win over Providence with an injury, hit 5 of 6 shots and had 14 as the Bears raced to a 37-17 lead at the half. Andrews had 11 points and Dre’una Edwards scored all 10 of her points in the second half. Jada Walker also had 10 points for Baylor (11-0).

Vittoria Blasigh had 16 points to lead the Bulls (8-5). Romi Levy added 13 points and Carla Brito had 11 with 11 rebounds.

No. 11 Utah 89, Weber State 36

SALT LAKE CITY — Alissa Pili had 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists in 25 minutes, Kennady McQueen scored 17 points and made five 3-pointers and Utah eased by in-state foe Weber State for its 10th straight win in the 57-game series.

Utah (10-2), which has a 27-1 record against Weber State in the Jon M. Huntsman Center, has won 22 straight games overall at home.

Kendra Parra had a team-high eight points for Weber State (3-9). Daryn Hickok and Jadyn Matthews, Weber State’s two double-figure scorers, combined for nine points.

No. 14 Notre Dame 84, W. Michigan 47

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Hannah Hidalgo had the second triple-double by a Notre Dame freshman, scoring 26 points, grabbing 11 rebounds and dishing 12 assists to lead the Fighting Irish past Western Michigan for their ninth straight victory.

Injured teammate Olivia Miles is the only other Notre Dame player with a triple-double. Hidago’s 26 points are the most ever in a triple-double.

Anna DeWolfe had 17 points, making 5 of 8 3-pointers, for the Irish (9-1). Maddy Westbeld added 15 points and Kylee Watson had 12 rebounds.

Kaitlyn Zarycki scored 16 points for the Broncos (5-4) and Artemis Kouki had 12.

No. 15 Virginia Tech 76, William & Mary 43

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Elizabeth Kitley had 23 points and 17 rebounds, setting the Atlantic Coast Conference career rebounding record, and the No. 15 Virginia Tech women found their shooting touch in the second half to pull away and defeat William & Mary.

Kitley, who has 1,304 rebounds, moved past former Hokey Regan Magarity (2015-19) and became the first ACC woman to surpass 1,300 rebounds.

Carys Baker made all three of her 3s in the second half and added 13 points for the Hokies (9-2). Georgia Amoore had 12 points and seven assists.

Bella Nascimento scored 15 of her 22 points in the first half to keep William & Mary (4-7) close, but the Tribe never found their shooting touch. They finished at 24% (14 of 59), 5 of 21 from long distance.

No. 18 Marquette 67, Bucknell 39

MILWAUKEE — Liza Karlen had 17 points and a season-best 13 rebounds for her third double-double, Mackenzie Hare added 15 points and Marquette beat Bucknell.

Marquette (12-0) is off to its best start in program history. Jordan King scored nine points and moved into 11th on the program’s career scoring list with 1,578 points.

Ashley Sofilkanic­h scored 12 points and Emma Theodorsso­n added 10 points for Bucknell (3-8).

No. 21 Creighton 58, S. Dakota St. 46

OMAHA, Neb. — Emma Ronsiek scored 19 points and blocked a career-high seven shots, which tied a school record, and Creighton eased past South Dakota State.

Morgan Maly added 13 points for the Bluejays (8-2), who shot 23 of 61.

Brooklyn Meyer had 12 points to lead the Jackrabbit­s (9-5) and Tori Nelson 10.

Creighton had 19 assists on 23 baskets and South Dakota State had 16 on 21 field goals. The teams were a combined 6 of 8 from the foul line.

Top 25 Men No. 1 Purdue 100, Jacksonvil­le 57

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Zach Edey scored 18 points and No. 1 Purdue breezed past Jacksonvil­le.

Lance Jones had 16 points, Trey Kaufman-Renn scored 15 and Myles Colvin had 11 for the Boilermake­rs (11-1), who won their fourth straight — including last Saturday’s win over then-No. 1 Arizona that allowed them to regain the top ranking.

Twelve players scored for Purdue. Seldom-used Will Berg had eight points in the closing minutes as coach Matt Painter substitute­d liberally. The Boilermake­rs held a 43-16 edge in bench scoring.

Robert McCray V led the Dolphins (8-5) with 22 points. He came in as Jacksonvil­le’s leading scorer with a 16.5-point average.

The 7-foot-4 Edey had a team-high eight rebounds as Purdue finished with a 39-31 advantage.

No. 3 Houston 72, Texas St. 37

HOUSTON — Emanuel Sharp scored 17 points, Ja’Vier Francis added 13 and Houston routed Texas State.

Houston is one of three remaining undefeated teams, along with James Madison (11-0) and Ole Miss (11-0).

Houston improved to 12-0 for the third time in school history, joining the Cougar teams from 2018-19 and 196768. Houston also has a 12-game home winning streak dating to last season.

Kaden Gumbs scored seven points to lead Texas State (6-6). The Bobcats shot 29%, including 2 of 15 on 3-pointers.

No. 8 Tennessee 65, Tarleton St. 46

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Zakai Zeigler scored 13 points and Santiago Vescovi added 12 as Tennessee overcame poor shooting in the second half and beat Tarleton State.

The Volunteers (9-3) shot 2 for 17 in the first nine minutes of the second half. However, Tennessee’s lead never dipped below nine points in that time. Josiah-Jordan James added 10 points for Tennessee.

Devon Barnes led Tarleton State (8-4) with 12 points, while Lue Williams and KiAndre Gaddy added 10 point apiece.

No. 9 Kentucky 95, Louisville 76

LOUISVILLE, Ky. —Antonio Reeves scored 22 of his season-high 30 points in the first half, helping Kentucky overcome a slow shooting start and cruise past rival Louisville in the annual battle for Bluegrass bragging rights.

Kentucky (9-2) missed seven of its first 12 attempts, but stayed within a couple of possession­s behind perimeter shooting keyed by Reeves, who made his first four shots from beyond the arc and nine of 10 in the first half.

Reeves finished 10 of 15 from the field to top his previous best of 24 points against top-ranked Kansas on Nov. 14.

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