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Turner fuels Fighting Irish

Notre Dame wins 3rd straight after loss to UConn.


EAST LANSING, Mich. — Brianna Turner had 19 points, seven rebounds and five blocks, leading No. 2 Notre Dame to a 79-61 win over Michigan State on Tuesday night.

The Fighting Irish (11-1) have won three straight since losing to top-ranked UConn.

The Spartans (10-3) had won four straight since getting beat by No. 19 Syracuse.

(5) Mississipp­i State 90, Alabama State 47 At Starkville, Miss., Victoria Vivians scored 28 points to lead Mississipp­i State over Alabama State.

(10) UCLA 83 North Carolina A&T 42 At Greensboro, N.C., Monique Billings and Kari Korver scored 15 points apiece to lead five players in double figures as UCLA coasted to a win against North Carolina A&T.

(16) Texas 80, New Orleans 48

At Austin, Texas, Kelsey Lang scored a career-high 23 points on 11-of-11 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds as Texas routed New Orleans for its fourth straight win.

(19) Syracuse 92 Old Dominion 66 At Winter Park, Fla., Alexis Peterson had 27 points, 10 assists, seven rebounds and seven steals, and Syracuse held the nation’s secondlead­ing scorer in check for a victory over Old Dominion in the Florida Sunshine Tournament.

California 82, (20) Oklahoma 74 At Las Vegas, Kristine Anigwe scored 32 points and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds and California held off Oklahoma in the Puerto Rico Shootout.

The tournament was moved to Las Vegas because of concerns over the Zika virus in Puerto Rico.

The Bears (11-0) held the Sooners (8-3) to seven points in the second quarter and led, 38-20, at the half, both season lows for Oklahoma. Cal stretched the lead to 64-41 after three quarters before Oklahoma stormed back.

(21) South Florida 63 Santa Clara 54 At Las Vegas, Kitija Laksa scored 19 points, Ariadna Pujol had 14 points and 13 rebounds, and South Florida beat Santa Clara in the Play4Kay Shootout.

(25) Oregon State 75

Quinnipiac 60 At Las Vegas, Sydney Wiese set the Pac-12 record for career 3-pointers and had 17 points and 11 rebounds to help Oregon State beat Quinnipiac in the semifinals of the Play4Kay Shootout.

Wiese passed Candice Wiggins (Stanford, 2005-08) on a catch-and-shoot from a step behind the arc on the right wing. It was the Beavers’ fourth straight 3-pointer, capping a 12-4 run to make it 52-44 with 1:28 left in the third quarter.

Northeaste­rn 72, Denver 69

Scranton Prep graduate Jess Genco knocked down a jumper with eight seconds left to give Northeaste­rn the lead, and Francesca Sally sealed the victory with a block and two free throws.

Genco finished with seven points, four assists, three rebounds and one steal and played a teamhigh 40 minutes.

Sally tallied a doubledoub­le with 23 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks for the Huskies.

Jacqlyn Poss led Denver with 21 points.

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