Las Vegas Review-Journal
COLLEGE BASKETBALL South Carolina women topple Uconn
Aliyah Boston scored 23 of her 26 points in the second half, including 14 in the fourth quarter, to lead No. 1
South Carolina past No. 5 Connecticut 81-77. The visiting Gamecocks (23-0) have won 29 straight games and four of their past five with the Huskies (21-3), including a victory in last season’s NCAA title game. Aaliyah Edwards had 25 points for Uconn, which was outrebounded 42-30.
■ Washington 72, No. 2 Stanford 67: At Seattle,
Elle Ladine scored 21 points for the Huskies (13-9, 5-7 Pac-12), who closed on a 9-2 run in their first win over a ranked foe this season. The Cardinal (22-3, 10-2) were outrebounded 34-24. ■ No. 3 Louisiana State 72, Texas A&M 66: At College Station, Texas, Angel Reese had 26 points and 12 rebounds, her 23rd straight double-double, for the Tigers (23-0, 11-0 SEC). The Aggies (6-15, 1-10) scored 20 points off 17 LSU turnovers.
NBA Randle, Knicks rally to throttle 76ers
Julius Randle had 24 points, nine rebounds and seven assists as host New York overcame a 21-point firstquarter deficit to beat Philadelphia 108-97. Joel Embiid had 31 points, making 18 of 19 free throws, and 14 rebounds for the 76ers, who had won eight straight road games and nine of their previous 10 overall.
■ Raptors 106, Grizzlies 103: At Memphis, Tenn., Pascal Siakam scored 19 points for Toronto, which overcame a 15-point third-quarter deficit. Memphis was without All-star Ja Morant (sore right wrist) in its third straight loss and eighth in nine games.
■ Timberwolves 128, Nuggets 98: At Minneapolis, Minnesota scored 32 points off 21 turnovers by Denver, which was without MVP Nikola Jokic (tight left hamstring) and three other starters.