UConn stays dominant in November
HARTFORD, Conn. — Brianna Banks scored a career-high 20 points and Stefanie Dolson added 18 and No. 2 Connecticut beat Colgate 101-41 on Wednesday, keeping the Huskies undefeated in November for the eighth consecutive year.
Banks hit four of her five shots from 3-point range for UConn (6-0). Kelly Faris also had 17 points, to go along with five rebounds and five assists.
Jhazmine Lynch led Colgate (2-4) with nine points.
NO. 4 DUKE 71, MICHIGAN 54
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Chelsea Gray and Elizabeth Williams scored 19 points each to lead the Blue Devils over the Wolverines in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge.
Alexis Jones added nine points for the Blue Devils (5-0), who did not have at least three double-digit scorers for the first time this season.
Jenny Ryan tied a career high with 18 points and Kate Thompson added 10 for Michigan (5-2). Leading scorer Rachel Sheffer was held scoreless for the first 16 minutes and finished with eight points.
NO. 7 LOUISVILLE 76, EASTERN KENTUCKY 42
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Sisters Jude and Shoni Schimmel scored 12 points each to lead the Cardinals over the Lady Colonels.
Monique Reid added 11 points as all 11 players scored for the Cardinals (8-0), who started slow before overwhelming the Lady Colonels.
Jade Barber had 11 points and 10 rebounds to lead Eastern Kentucky (3-3), and Jalisa Bryant added 10 points.
NO. 8 GEORGIA 83, FURMAN 47
ATHENS, Ga. — Khaalidah Miller scored 17 points and the Lady Bulldog defeated the Paladins.
Miller, who also had six rebounds, was one of three guards to score in double figures for Georgia (8-0).
Jasmine James added 15 points and four assists. Erika Ford added 14 points and six rebounds. Forward Anne Marie Armstrong scored 12 for Georgia.
Brittany Hodges led Furman (3-2) with 15 points, and Teshia Griswold added 14.
NO. 9 KENTUCKY 92, MIAMI (OHIO) 53
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Bernisha Pinkett had career highs of 21 points and 10 rebounds, A’dia Mathies added 14 points and the Wildcats rolled past the RedHawks.
DeNesha Stallworth scored 12 points and had eight rebounds for Kentucky (5-1), which won its 25th straight home game. Bria Goss also had 12 points.
Kentucky ended up holding Miami (3-3) to 33 percent shooting while forcing 22 turnovers leading to 29 points.
Courtney Osborn scored a game-high 25 points for the RedHawks, who lost their second straight and fell to 2-16 against Kentucky.
NO. 11 MARYLAND 90, NO. 21 NEBRASKA 71
LINCOLN, Neb. — Alyssa Thomas scored 25 points and Tianna Hawkins scored 21 to lead the Terps over the Cornhuskers in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.
Hawkins also grabbed 12 rebounds while Thomas had eight assists and six steals for the Terrapins (4-1). Laurin Mincy scored 16 points for Maryland.
Lindsey Moore led the Cornhuskers (5-2) with 17 points and five steals.
NO. 14 PURDUE 85, GEORGIA TECH 73
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — KK Houser scored 19 points, hitting all 10 of her free-throw attempts, and added 10 assists to help the Boilermakers beat the Yellow Jackets.
Drey Mingo had 16 points, Courtney Moses scored 15 and April Wilson added 12 points for the Boilermakers (6-1) in a game that was part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
Tyaunna Marshall led all scorers with 26 points for the Yellow Jackets (3-3).
NO. 22 NORTH CAROLINA 57, NO. 15 OHIO STATE 54
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Xylina McDaniel, Waltiea Rolle and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt scored 11 points apiece to lead the Tar Heels against the Buckeyes.
Tayler Hill scored 24 points for the Buckeyes (4-2).
Hill’s jumper pushed Ohio State ahead 54-51 with 1:26 left, but McDaniel made a jumper and Ruffin-Pratt made two to hand the Tar Heels (7-0) the victory.
NO. 16 TENNESSEE 88, MIDDLE TENNESSEE 81, OT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Bashaara Graves recorded a double-double and reserve guard Kamiko Williams made several huge plays down the stretch and the Lady Vols erased an 11-point, second-half deficit in an overtime victory over the Blue Raiders.
Middle Tennessee (4-2) had forced overtime on Icelyn Elie’s 3-pointer with 1.8 seconds left in regulation. Elie led the Blue Raiders with 21 points.
After trailing all night, Tennessee finally took its first lead at 64-63 when Williams got a steal and made a 10-footer with 4:26 left. Williams added a 3-pointer in the final minute of regulation and made a steal and drew a charge in overtime.
Meghan Simmons scored 19 points for Tennessee (5-1). Graves had 15 points and 12 rebounds.
NO. 18 OKLAHOMA STATE 90, TEXAS STATE 55
STILLWATER, Okla. — Toni Young scored 24 points and pulled down 19 rebounds and No. 18 Oklahoma State pulled away in the second half for a rout of Texas State.
Liz Donohoe scored 22 points and had six rebounds. Tiffany Bias added 12 points and five steals. Kendra Suttles had 10 points.
Texas State was hot early and led with 6 minutes to go in the first half. Oklahoma State (5-0) then went on an 18-6 run and led 38-31 at halftime.
Erin Peoples and Ashley Ezeh had 16 points apiece for Texas State (3-2).
NO. 20 KANSAS 101, GRAMBLING STATE 47
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Chelsea Gardner had 26 points and 10 rebounds and Asia Boyd added 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Jayhawks to a victory against the Tigers.
All 11 players who saw action scored for the Jayhawks, who are 6-0 for a third straight season.
Cierra Ceazer scored 14 points and Joanna Miller 12 for the Tigers (0-6).
NO. 23 DAYTON 95, WRIGHT STATE 73
FAIRBORN, Ohio — Ally Malott and Samantha Mackay each had 20 points and the Flyers earned a win over the Raiders.
The win moves the Flyers to 7-0, the program’s best start since moving to Division I in 1984-85.
Ivory James led Wright State (2-5) with 22 points.
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