Aggies stomp Rebels in eighth straight win
OXFORD, Miss. — Kayla Wells had 18 points and eight rebounds and No. 5 Texas A&M rode a dominant fourth quarter to a 66-55 victory over Mississippi on Sunday.
The Aggies (20-1, 11-1 Southeastern Conference) won their eighth straight game, but the Rebels (9-9, 3-11) kept it competitive into the fourth, trailing just 44-39. Then it was all Texas A&M.
Already off to the program’s best start through 20 games, the Aggies secured their 16th consecutive season with at least 20 wins.
Wells only shot 5 of 16 from the floor but made 7 of 8 free throws. Aaliyah Wilson had a huge allaround game. Wilson had 10 points, seven rebounds, six assists and six steals.
Jordan Nixon scored nine of her 11 points in the fourth quarter when Texas A&M led by as many as 15.
Ciera Johnson only scored five points but the last one hit the career 1,000-point milestone.
Shakira Austin got her fifth straight double double to lead Ole Miss. She had 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Taylor Smith had 12 points on 3of-6 3-pointers.
NO. 2 SOUTH CAROLINA 76 NO. 17 KENTUCKY 55
Zia Cooke scored 21 points and the Gamecocks got back on track after their first Southeastern Conference loss in two seasons with a victory over the visiting Wildcats.
The Gamecocks (18-3, 13-1 SEC) had won 31 straight over league opponents before blowing a double-digit, second-half lead at No. 21 Tennessee this past Thursday night.
NO. 7 BAYLOR 77 OKLAHOMA 66
DiJonai Carrington scored 19 points, and the visting Lady Bears broke away from a halftime tie to beat the Sooners.
Moon Ursin had 17 points and NaLyssa Smith added 16 for the Lady Bears (17-2, 12-1 Big 12), who shot 57% in their ninth straight win.
Madi Williams scored 21 points and Gabby Gregory added 19 for Oklahoma (8-10, 5-8), which was coming off impressive back-to-back wins over Iowa State and West Virginia.
TEXAS 59 KANSAS STATE 48
The Longhorns completed their season sweep of the visiting Wildcats with a dominant win. The victory pushed Texas’ record to 15-6 overall and 9-5 in Big 12 play.
FLORIDA STATE 68 NO. 3 LOUISVILLE 59
Morgan Jones scored 26 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as the Seminoles stunned the visiting Cardinals.
Jones shot 7 of 13 from the floor and 12 of 15 from the free-throw line for the Seminoles (9-6, 8-6 Atlantic Coast Conference), recording her third double-double of the season. .
OREGON STATE 71 NO. 8 UCLA 64
Aleah Goodman scored 20 points, Taylor Jones posted her fifth doubledouble of the season and the Beavers upset the Bruins on the road to boost its NCAA Tournament hopes.
UCLA was within two late in the fourth quarter, but Goodman hit a 3-pointer with 1:32 remaining to extend Oregon State’s lead to 66-61.
NO. 4 N.C. STATE 82 NORTH CAROLINA 63
Jakia Brown-Turner scored a career-high 25 points and fourth-ranked the Wolfpack avenged a loss earlier this month by beating the rival Tar Heels at home.
NO. 3 MICHIGAN 92 NO. 4 OHIO STATE 87
Hunter Dickinson had 22 points and nine rebounds and Eli Brooks scored 17 as the visiting Wolverines held off a late flurry to beat the Buckeyes.
NO. 11 IOWA 74 PENN STATE 68
Luka Garza scored 23 points to become Iowa’s all-time leading scorer, and the Hawkeyes beat the visiting Nittany Lions.
Garza has 2,126 points for Iowa, breaking the record of 2,116 points set by Roy Marble from 1985-89.
Garza scored 12 points in the first half to get within a point of Marble and passed the mark with a layup off a pass from Jordan Bohannon.
NO. 21 WISCONSIN 68 NORTHWESTERN 51
Micah Potter scored 19 points, D’Mitrik Trice had 13 and the Badgers shut down the lowly Wildcats on the road.
Jonathan Davis and Brad Davison added 12 points apiece, helping Wisconsin bounce back from consecutive losses to No. 3 Michigan and No. 11 Iowa.
The balanced Badgers improved to 10-1 when they have at least four players score in double figures.