Women’s Top 25 Capsules
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tiffany Mitchell scored 22 points, Alaina Coates had her 13th double-double this season with 14 points and 11 rebounds and No. 2 South Carolina bounced back from its loss to top-ranked UConn with an 86-71 victory over No. 16 Florida on Thursday night.
The Gamecocks (23-1, 11-0 Southeastern Conference) overcame a sluggish start — likely a hangover from its 66-54 showdown loss to the Huskies here Monday night. They went on a 16-0 run in the second quarter to take control, up 35-16.
The Gators (19-5, 7-4) closed to 65-57 with seven minutes left when Coates had two inside baskets to restore South Carolina’s double-digit lead.
Carla Batchelor had a career-high 19 points to lead the Gators, who have lost seven straight to South Carolina.
NO. 5 MARYLAND 73, PURDUE 59
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 23, Brionna Jones had 12 points and 11 rebounds, and Maryland beat Purdue for a season sweep.
Coming off a 94-86 loss at Ohio State, the Terrapins (22-3, 11-2 Big Ten) never trailed in defeating the Boilermakers for the second time in nine days.
Ashley Morrissette led Purdue (16-8, 7-6) with 18 points and the Boilermakers have dropped three in a row and six of eight.
NO. 7 OHIO STATE 98, IOWA 81
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Kelsey Mitchell and Shayla Cooper each scored 20 points and Ohio State blasted Iowa for its eighth straight victory.
Ameryst Alton had 18 with six assists for the Buckeyes (20-4, 12-1 Big Ten), who also won in Iowa City for the first time in eight years.
Ally Disterhoft had 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists for Iowa (15-10, 5-8), losers of three straight and six of eight.
NO. 10 FLORIDA STATE 69, DUKE 53
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Shakayla Thomas scored 14 points and Florida State beat Duke for its 10th straight win.
Kai James added 11 points for the Seminoles (20-4, 10-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). They never trailed in their first win at Cameron Indoor Stadium since 2001.
Freshman Angela Salvadores had 13 points for the Blue Devils (17-9, 6-6), who lost their third in four games and already have their most conference losses since finishing with seven in 1996-97.
NO. 15 TEXAS A&M 64, NO. 11 MISSISSIPPI STATE 58
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Courtney Williams had 22 points and Courtney Walker had 21 and Texas A&M defeated Mississippi State.
With a one-point lead entering the fourth quarter, Williams knocked down a 3 and the Bulldogs never caught up.
Williams had 11 points, Walker 15 and Texas A&M (17-7, 7-4 SEC) shot 60 percent in the second half (15 of 25).
Morgan William scored 18 points to lead Mississippi State (21-5, 8-4).
NO. 12 LOUISVILLE 84, PITTSBURGH 61
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Myisha Hines-Allen had a career-high 29 points, Cortnee Walton had a double-double and Louisville rolled to a win over Pittsburgh.
Walton hit 8 of 9 shots for a career-high 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, seven on the offensive end, for the Cardinals (19-6, 11-1 ACC), who bounced back after their 15-game winning streak was ended by No. 3 Notre Dame on Sunday. Mariya Moore had 21 points and six assists.
Stasha Carey had 21 points for the Panthers (10-14, 2-9), who have lost eight of their last 10.
PENN STATE 65, NO. 17 MICHIGAN STATE 61
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Teniya Page scored 20 points, including a tiebreaking basket with a minute remaining, and Penn State upset Michigan State.
Page gave the Lady Lions (9-15, 4-9 Big Ten) a 62-61 lead and added another bucket with 20 seconds left. A free throw by Lindsey Spann closed out the scoring.
Aerial Powers had 18 points and 14 rebounds for her eighth double-double this season and 42nd of her career. MSU (18-6, 9-4) had 20 turnovers turn into 27 Lions points.
NO. 19 MIAMI 58, GEORGIA TECH 55
ATLANTA (AP) — Keyona Hayes had 16 points and Miami held off Georgia Tech despite missing three free throws in the closing seconds.
Georgia Tech got the ball in the front court after the last missed foul shot, but Antonia Peresson’s desperation shot was well off the mark and the Hurricanes escaped.
Motley finished with 13 points for the Hurricanes (21-4, 9-3 ACC), who finished 9 of 16 from the foul line.
Aaliyah Whiteside had 20 points for the Yellow Jackets (14-11, 4-8).
NO. 25 TENNESSEE 69, VANDERBILT 51
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jaime Nared scored a season-high 18 points to lead five Tennessee players in double figures and the Volunteers ended a five-game road losing streak.
Vanderbilt (15-9, 4-7 SEC) suffered its fourth straight loss and shot only 38 percent from the floor.
Tennessee (15-9, 6-5) outscored Vanderbilt 42-20 in the paint and 22-16 in bench points.
Rebekah Dahlman scored 13 points to lead Vanderbilt.