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Top 25 Capsules

February 22, 2019

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Kaila Charles made a buzzer-beating layup to cap a furious comeback by No. 8 Maryland, which never led until that final basket sealed a 71-69 victory over Minnesota on Thursday night.

The Terrapins (24-3, 13-3 Big Ten) trailed 54-38 in the third quarter, by 11 with 8:59 remaining and 67-60 with 1:58 to go before closing with an 11-2 run against the stunned Golden Gophers.

Charles finished with a season-high 29 points, including the game-tying layup with 6.6 seconds left. After Minnesota got the ball past midcourt and called a timeout, Shakira Austin deflected the inbounds pass to Charles, who drove the length of the floor for the game-winning basket.

Destiny Pitts scored 24 and Kenisha Bell added 23 for the Golden Gophers (19-8, 8-8).


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Dana Evans scored 13 points and Louisville used a 16-0 run spanning halftime to take command and beat Virginia.

Asia Durr added 12 points and Sam Fuehring 11 for the Cardinals (24-2, 11-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who bounced back from a loss to No. 14 Miami on Sunday.

Jocelyn Willoughby had 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead Virginia (10-16, 4-9) and Lisa Jablonowski had 13. The Cavaliers led 28-25 at halftime, but the Cardinals scored the first 12 points after halftime to open a 37-28 lead. They wound up outscoring the Cavaliers 46-21 in the second half.

Virginia was seeking its first victory against a ranked team since it beat No. 4 Florida State 60-51 on Feb. 16, 2017.

No. 5 NOTRE DAME 89, DUKE 61

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Arike Ogunbowale scored 25 points to become Notre Dame’s all-time leading scorer as the Fighting Irish routed Duke.

Ogunbowale hit 11 of 19 shots as she passed South Bend native Skyler Diggins-Smith’s 2,357 points scored from 2009-13 for coach Muffet McGraw. Ogunbowale now has 2,371.

Her jumper, after a steal, over Duke’s Haley Gorecki at the free-throw line with 8:49 remaining in the second quarter swished through the basket and took her past Diggins-Smith, who was in Dallas awaiting the birth of her first child.

Miela Goodchild scored 26 points with the help of a freshman school-record eight 3-pointers to lead the Blue Devils (11-14, 3-10 ACC), who lost their third straight.

No. 9 N.C. State 80, Wake Forest 46

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Aislinn Konig scored 14 points and handed out six assists to help North Carolina State breeze to an easy win over Wake Forest.

Kiara Leslie and Kayla Jones added 14 points apiece and Kai Crutchfield contributed 12 as the Wolfpack held Wake Forest to 27 percent shooting from the field and rushed out to a 47-20 halftime lead. N.C. State (23-3, 10-3 ACC) improved to 38-5 against the Deacons in games held in Raleigh.

Alex Raca scored 15 points and Alex Sharp added 10 to lead Wake Forest (10-16, 1-12), which suffered its sixth consecutive defeat and has lost 12 of its last 13.


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Freshman Rhyne Howard and senior Taylor Murray scored 17 points apiece and Kentucky ended a nine-game losing streak against South Carolina, beating the Gamecocks for their first win in Columbia since 2012.

Marci Morris, another senior, added 12 points for the Wildcats (22-5, 9-4 Southeastern Conference), making all three of her baskets and scoring 10 points in the fourth quarter after missing her first eight shots.

Alexis Jennings and Destanni Henderson had 12 points apiece for the Gamecocks (19-7, 11-2), who played the second half without leading scorer Te’a Cooper because of a sprained ankle.


BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Taylor Emery scored 24 points and Aisha Sheppard added 17, including the go-ahead 3-pointer, and Virginia Tech upset Miami, ending a string of 15 straight losses to the Hurricanes.

Trinity Baptiste added 16 points for Hokies (17-9, 4-9 ACC), who beat a Hurricanes squad that was coming off a victory over then-No. 2 Louisville.

Beatrice Mompremier scored 18 points with 15 rebounds for Miami (22-6, 10-3).

It was Virginia Tech’s first win over a ranked opponent since 2016.


SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Emily Engstler scored 13 of her career-high 17 points in the first half and Syracuse coasted to a win over Pittsburgh.

Another reserve, Kiara Lewis, had 14 points as the Syracuse bench poured in 57 points. Tiana Mangakahia had 10 points and 12 assists, her sixth points/assists double-double of the season for the Orange (20-6, 9-4 Atlantic Coast Conference). Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi also had 10 points and eight rebounds.

Danielle Garven scored 23 points for Pitt (10-18, 1-13).