No. 2 Wolverines are off to best start
MICHIGAN 80, NORTHWESTERN 60
Jon Teske scored all 17 of his points in the first half, and No. 2 Michigan is off to the best start in program history after an 80-60 victory over Northwestern on Sunday night in Ann Arbor, Mich.
The Wolverines (17-0, 6-0 Big Ten) started 16-0 on two previous occasions, but this season’s team surpassed that by routing Northwestern. Zavier Simpson scored a career-high 24 points for Michigan, and Teske matched his own career high in scoring.
The 7-foot-1 Teske made three three-pointers, plus a couple of midrange shots. Simpson — who entered the game shooting 29 percent from three-point range — made five from beyond the arc.
Northwestern (10-7, 1-5) was without leading scorer Vic Law, who was out with a lower-body injury. The Wildcats lost by two to the Wolverines last month — one of only two Michigan games this season decided by single digits — but this one was no contest.
MICHIGAN STATE 71, PENN STATE 56: Nick Ward had 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead the No. 6 Spartans past the Nittany Lions in State College, Pa.
Matt McQuaid added 15 points and Cassius Winston chipped in 11 for the Spartans (15-2, 6-0 Big Ten), who have won 10 straight. They also beat the Nittany Lions (7-10, 0-6) for the 10th consecutive time. Top-ranked Notre Dame rolls
Marina Mabrey scored 18 points, and No. 1 Notre Dame dominated from start to finish in a 78-48 victory over Wake Forest in South Bend, Ind.
Jessica Shepard had 16 points while Brianna Turner had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Fighting Irish (16-1, 4-0 ACC), who got a rare off-day from leading scorer Arike Ogunbowale. Ogunbowale, who had 30 points Thursday in Notre Dame’s 82-68 win over No. 2 Louisville, saw her 37game double-digit scoring streak end. She scored just four points on 1-for-11 shooting from the field.
“Sometimes you just have that kind of day,” Notre Dame Coach Muffet McGraw said of Ogunbowale’s struggles. “Coming off a big game like Louisville, she just struggled to find her shot and her rhythm.”
Christina Morra scored 13 points for the Demon Deacons (9-7, 0-3).
LOUISVILLE 61, GEORGIA TECH 44: Asia Durr scored 21 points, and the No. 2 Cardinals, playing at home, bounced back nicely from their first loss.
The Cardinals (15-1, 3-1 ACC) shot 38 percent from the field in Thursday’s loss at top-ranked Notre Dame. The Yellow Jackets fell to 12-5, 2-2.
CONNECTICUT 63, SOUTH FLORIDA 46: Katie Lou Samuelson scored 19 points to reach the 2,000-point milestone, and the third-ranked Huskies overcame a sluggish start in Storrs, Conn.
Megan Walker added 14 points and Napheesa Collier had 12 for the Huskies (14-1, 3-0 American), who have never suffered a conference loss in the AAC.
Samuelson is the 10th U-Conn. player to reach 2,000 points.
Enna Pehadzic had 17 points and 12 rebounds for injuryplagued USF (10-7, 1-2).
OREGON 72, UCLA 52: Ruthy Hebard had 19 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, Satou Sabally added 19 points, and the No. 5 Ducks routed the Bruins in Los Angeles for their eighth straight victory.
Hebard’s double-double was her fourth in six career games against the Bruins (9-8, 2-3 Pac12), who dropped their fifth in a row to the Ducks (15-1, 4-0).
STANFORD 78, ARIZONA 48: Alanna Smith scored 20 points, DiJonai Carrington added 19, and the No. 6 Cardinal (14-1, 4-0 Pac-12) beat the Wildcats (13-3, 3-2) in Tucson.
OREGON STATE 76, USC 52: Mikayla Pivec scored 19 of her 21 points in the second half, and the No. 10 Beavers (13-2, 4-0 Pac12) cruised past the Trojans (10-6, 0-5) in Los Angeles.