No. 5 Lady Vols whip Gators
Top 25: Georgia, Northwestern knock off ranked teams
The Associated Press
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Angie Bjorklund scored 16 points, Meighan Simmons added 14 and No. 5 Tennessee drubbed Florida 83-40 on Thursday night.
The 43-point margin was the third-most lopsided game in series history.
The Lady Vols (16-2, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) dominated every aspect of the game, building a double-digit lead early, getting out to a 32-point advantage at halftime and coasting the rest of the way.
The Gators (12-6, 2-2) trailed 47-15 at the break and didn't make it any closer down the stretch. Florida shot 20 percent in the first half and had more turnovers (eight) than baskets (six).
Glory Johnson finished with 12 points and nine rebounds for the Lady Vols, who have won 41 of 44 in the series. Shekinna Stricklen added 11 points and 12 boards.
Brittany Shine led the Gators with seven points.
No. 9 Michigan State 63, No. 16 Iowa 60 -- Box Score
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Kalisha Keane scored 16 points and hit a 3-pointer with 0.5 seconds remaining to lift the Spartans to their 14th consecutive win.
Iowa (14-4, 2-3 Big Ten) had scored eight consecutive points to tie the game at 60 on a 3-pointer by Kamille Wahlin with 13.3 seconds to play. After a timeout, Keane took a pass from Brittney Thomas and immediately made a shot from in front of the Michigan State bench.
Michigan State (16-1, 4-0) is off to the program's best start and hasn't lost since a 26-point defeat against Baylor in November.
Jaime Printy scored 23 points for Iowa but was held to five in the second half.
No. 10 UCLA 58, Oregon St. 46 - Box Score
LOS ANGELES -- Darxia Morris scored 16 points and No. 10 UCLA took command with an 11-0 run to start the second half, beating Oregon State for its fourth consecutive victory.
The Bruins (14-1, 4-0 Pac-10) are off to their best start since the 1976-77 team opened the season with an 18-1 mark.
Jasmine Dixon added 11 points and a season-high 12 rebounds, Doreena Campbell had 13 points and Atonye Nyingifa 11 as UCLA won its fifth in a row against the Beavers. The Bruins have won 12 consecutive regular-season league games dating to last season and they matched their Pac-10 start from 2004-05, when they also won their first four.
Sage Indendi scored 13 points and Alyssa Martin 10 for Oregon State (7-9, 0-5), which has lost five in a row. The Beavers committed 28 turnovers and were outrebounded 31-17.
Boston College 78, No. 13 Maryland 69 -- Box Score
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Stefanie Murphy scored 17 points, and Carolyn Swords and Jaclyn Thoman each had 13 for Boston College.
The Eagles (14-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) opened the second half with an 18-2 run and held on to beat the cold-shooting Terrapins. Boston College has won two in a row against Maryland after losing the first 10 games between the teams.
Lynetta Kizer had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and Alyssa Thomas added 18 points and 13 rebounds for the Terps (13-3, 0-2). Maryland went 28-for-85 from the floor, including 1 of 20 from 3-point range, and sank only 12 of 28 free throws.
No. 19 Kentucky 66, South Carolina 48 -- Box Score
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Victoria Dunlap had 20 points and eight rebounds, and No. 19 Kentucky held South Carolina without a field goal during the final 8 minutes.
Freshman Bernisha Pinkett added a career-high 18 points for the Wildcats (12-4, 1-2 Southeastern Conference), shooting 8 of 11 from the field.
Kentucky trailed 45-43 with 12:40 left but held the Gamecocks to only three points and forced 12 turnovers the rest of the way.
Valerie Nainima scored 13 points for South Carolina (9-8, 1-3), which had 28 turnovers overall that led to 30 Kentucky points.
Georgia 59, No. 20 Arkansas 56 -- Box Score
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Khaalidah Miller hit a 3-pointer with 13.8 seconds remaining to lift the Lady Bulldogs to their second consecutive win against a ranked opponent.
Jasmine James scored 15 points to lead Georgia (13-3, 3-0 Southeastern Conference), which beat then-No. 10 Kentucky on Sunday and has now won back-to-back road games against ranked teams for the first time in 15 seasons.
Lyndsay Harris hit eight 3-pointers and had 26 points for the Razorbacks (14-2, 2-2).
Arkansas took a 56-55 lead with less than a minute left on a jumper by Sarah Watkins, but Miller's 3-pointer put Georgia up 58-56. James closed the scoring with a free throw.
Northwestern 64, No. 24 Ohio St. 53 -- Box Score
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Amy Jaeschke scored 15 points and Brittany Orban added 12 to help the Wildcats beat the Buckeyes for the first time since 2000 and end a 19-game skid in the series.
The defending Big Ten champions (10-6, 1-3) dropped their second consecutive overall and fifth in seven games, while Northwestern (14-4, 3-2) has won three of four.
The Buckeyes, who trailed by as many as 20 points in the second half, got as close as seven with 1:01 to play.
Big Ten scoring leader Jantel Lavender and Samantha Prahalis each scored 19 points for Ohio State.