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November 24, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sam Fuehring scored 18 points, including a layup with 2.5 seconds left, and grabbed nine rebounds to help No. 5 Louisville beat 19th-ranked Arizona State 58-56 on Friday in the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout.

Dana Evans added 11 points six assists and three steals. Asia Durr finished with 14 points on just 5-of-18 shooting for Louisville (4-0).

Kianna Ibis was fouled on a 3-point shot and hit all three free throws to pull Arizona State (2-2) within two points with 19.3 seconds left. Fuehring and Reili Richardson traded two foul shots apiece to make it 56-54 with 12.2 left and, after a Louisville timeout moved the ball to the front court, Elenga stole Arica Carter’s inbound pass, was fouled and hit both free throws 1.5 seconds later. Evans then drove the baseline and wrapped a pass around a defender to Fuehring for winner.

Carter stole the ensuing inbound pass to seal it.

No. 3 OREGON 94, UC RIVERSIDE 44

MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Ruthy Hebard scored 19 points, and Oregon coasted to a victory over UC Riverside in the opener of the Saint Mary’s Thanksgiving Classic.

The Ducks (5-0) led 52-18 at halftime on their way to another lopsided win. They entered with a 33-point average margin of victory, their closest game being a two-point victory over then-No. 18 Syracuse on Nov. 10.

Hebard went 8 for 9 from the field while playing just 18 minutes. Most of Oregon’s starters were out by the fourth quarter.

Sabrina Ionescu, a preseason All-American guard who attended nearby Miramonte High School in Orinda, had 14 points, six rebounds and six assists. Satou Sabally added 17 points for Oregon.

No. 7 MARYLAND 68, MORGAN STATE 44

TRUJILLO ALTO, Puerto Rico (AP) — Kaila Charles scored 18 points, Taylor Mikesell added 17 and Maryland used a strong second half to beat Morgan State in the Puerto Rico Clasico tournament.

In a nonconference matchup between Maryland-based teams, the Terrapins (5-0) led by only 28-22 at halftime before Mikesell scored 14 in a 22-point third quarter that pushed the margin to 15 points.

A three-point play by Charles made it 57-35 with 5:55 left, and Maryland coasted to the finish.

Adreora Coleman scored 20 for the Bears (1-5), who lost to Georgia 60-33 in a first-round game.

No. 10 TEXAS 56, QUINNIPIAC 55

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Audrey Warren’s jumper from just inside the foul line with 47 seconds left put Texas ahead to stay, and the Longhorns knocked off Quinnipiac in the opening round of the Gulf Coast Showcase.

Sug Sutton and Jatarie White each scored 12 for Texas (4-0), which overcame a 15-point deficit.

Quinnipiac (2-2) had two shots at the end to win it. Jen Fay’s long jumper missed, and Taylor Herd’s putback try bounced off the rim as time expired.

Fay led all scorers with 15 points for the Bobcats, who shot 19 percent in the second half — and were 1 for 15 from 3-point range in the final two quarters.

No. 12 IOWA 84, No. 25 WEST VIRGINIA 81

BIMINI, Bahamas (AP) — Megan Gustafson had 28 points and 16 rebounds, and Iowa rallied from a 24-point deficit and beat West Virginia in the Junkanoo Jam to remain undefeated.

The win marks the biggest comeback for Iowa (5-0) under coach Lisa Bluder. Iowa plays Florida State in the title game while the Mountaineers (3-1) face Eastern Kentucky on Saturday.

Gustafson was 12 of 17 from the field. Makenzie Meyer made four 3-pointers and finished with 20 points for Iowa. Tania Davis scored 15 points, including a career-high 13 free throws. Alexis Sevillian chipped in with 13 points.

Kysre Gondrezick scored 22 points for West Virginia.

Gustafson converted a 3-point play to give Iowa its first lead of the second half, 78-77, with 49.4 seconds to play. Gustafson added another bucket and Davis made two free throws to make it a five-point lead with 38.7 seconds left. Gondrezick hit a 3-pointer with 11.8 seconds remaining.

West Virginia built a 48-29 halftime lead but Iowa outscored the Mountaineers 29-12 in the fourth.

No. 14 SYRACUSE 92, PRINCETON 61

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Gabrielle Cooper made six 3-pointers and scored 20 points to help Syracuse beat Princeton in the Cancun Challenge.

Cooper scored all of her points before the fourth quarter, in just 17 minutes. She made five of her first six 3-pointers and finished 6 of 10.

Tiana Mangakahia added 14 points with 11 assists and Amaya Finklea-Guity had 12 points and eight rebounds for Syracuse (5-1), which was 15 of 29 from 3-point range.

Syracuse had a 49-34 lead at halftime after shooting 60 percent, including 7 of 13 from distance.

Gabrielle Rush made five 3-pointers and scored 15 points for Princeton (1-5) and Carlie Littlefield added 11 points.

No. 15 N.C. STATE 69, GEORGE WASHINGTON 61

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Elissa Cunane scored eight of her 18 points in the third quarter to help North Carolina State stay undefeated with a victory over George Washington in the Cancun Challenge.

Grace Hunter had 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead NC State (6-0). Erika Cassell added 12 points and DD Rogers chipped in with 10 rebounds and five points. The Wolfpack face Michigan in the ACC/Big 10 Challenge on Thursday.

Mei-Lyn Bautista scored 19 points to lead George Washington (1-5). Kelsi Mahoney had 16 points and Neila Luma 14.

No. 16 DEPAUL 79, KANSAS STATE 59

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Mart’e Grays and Dee Bekelja each scored 12 points and DePaul beat Kansas State in the Cancun Challenge.

Bekelja scored 10 of her points in the first half as DePaul jumped out to a 45-20 advantage and Grays’ 3-pointer with 6:30 remaining extended the lead to 69-47.

Ashton Millender added 11 points for DePaul (3-1), which plays No. 14 Syracuse on Saturday. The Blue Demons were 12 of 40 from 3-point range, while Kansas State was just 2 of 12.

DePaul outscored Kansas State 18-6 at the end of the first quarter for a 21-12 lead, and the Blue Demons built a lead as high as 29 points in the third quarter.

Jasauen Beard scored 14 of her 17 points in the second half for Kansas State (3-2), and Peyton Williams had 10 points and six rebounds.

NORTH CAROLINA 71, No. 17 SOUTH FLORIDA 69

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Stephanie Watts scored 24 points and the North Carolina women handed South Florida its second straight loss at the Paradise Jam.

The Tar Heels backed up a Thanksgiving Day beat down of UCLA, 83-49 in the opener, and avenged a stinging loss to South Florida at the 2016 Junkanoo Jam in the Bahamas, 83-55. Watts is one of four members of the UNC rotation to have played in that loss.

South Florida, which lost to Kentucky 85-63, got 22 points from Laura Ferreira and 18 more from Jordao.

No. 20 TEXAS A&M 97, ARKANSAS STATE 56

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Chennedy Carter scored 23 points, N’dea Jones turned in her second straight double-double and Texas A&M defeated Arkansas State.

Carter was 10-of-13 shooting, made three 3-pointers and had seven assists for the Aggies (4-1), who won their 10th straight home game. Jones added 13 points and 13 rebounds, Kayla Wells scored 14 points with six assists, Ciera Johnson added 13 points and Aaliyah Wilson had three treys and 11 points.

The Aggies shot over 60 percent in each half, outscored the Red Wolves 54-20 in the paint and had a 46-23 rebounding advantage.

The Red Wolves (1-4) were led by Kayla Williams, who had 16 points.

No. 23 MINNESOTA 65, CORNELL 45

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kenisha Bell scored 18 points with nine rebounds, Destiny Pitts added 11 points with a trio of 3-pointers and innesota led all the way to defeat Cornell, winning a fifth straight to open the season.

The Golden Gophers scored 25 points off 22 Cornell turnovers, added 19 more points from the free-throw line and six players combined for 10 steals. Palma Kaposi and Irene Garrido Perez had three steals each.

Annalese Lamke added eight points and nine rebounds and the Golden Gophers led 20-9 even before the first quarter ended.

Minnesota led 40-16 at the break, holding Cornell to 6-of-21 shooting in the first two quarters. The halftime score was the fewest points the Golden Gophers have allowed in a half this season.

Halley Miklos scored 10 points with four rebounds and Samantha Clement nine points, all from 3-point distance, for Cornell (2-2).

No. 24 MIAMI 82, NEBRASKA 68

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Beatrice Mompremier scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and Miami defeated Nebraska.

Mompremier was 8-of-11 shooting, while Laura Cornelius made four 3-pointers and added 23 points. Kelsey Marshall made four from distance and scored 18 for the Hurricanes (5-1).

The Hurricanes used 9-0 run early in the first quarter for a lead they would not lose. Cornelius hit two 3-pointers in scoring the final 10 points of the first half as Miami went up 44-25 and would remain in front by double figures the rest of the way.

Sam Haiby scored 14 points, Hannah Whitish 13, including four 3-pointers, and Nicea Eliely 10 for the Cornhuskers (1-3).

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