NC State 88, No. 13 North Carolina 72 – Box Score
RALEIGH, N.C. — Amber White scored 23 points to help North Carolina State beat No. 13 North Carolina 88-72 on Monday night.
Bonae Holston added 13 points and 16 rebounds as the Wolfpack (12-15, 3-9 Atlantic Coast Conference) finally broke through for a big victory after a series of crushing home losses this season. It was NC State’s second consecutive win overall – and the second consecutive year the Wolfpack split the season series with its nearby rival after losing 19 of the previous 22 meetings.
It was a strong bounceback performance for White and Brittany Strachan, who combined to shoot 2 for 23 in last month’s 83-76 loss in Chapel Hill. White went 7 for 13 and had six assists, while Strachan had 13 points and hit three 3-pointers.
She’la White scored a career-high 20 points to lead the Tar Heels (22-5, 8-4), who have lost consecutive games.
No. 4 Tennessee 77, No. 22 Georgia 44 — Box Score
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Meighan Simmons scored 14 points and No. 4 Tennessee cruised to a 77-44 win against No. 22 Georgia on Monday night to win its 16th Southeastern Conference regular-season title.
The Lady Volunteers (26-2, 14-0) have beaten their opponents by an average of 24.2 points during their undefeated run through conference play. Their last SEC loss came on Jan. 21, 2010.
This time Tennessee took care of business early against the league’s second-place team, jumping out to a 10-2 lead after two fast 3-pointers by Simmons. The Lady Vols used 50 percent shooting in the first half to build a 40-21 halftime lead and led by 37 points late in the second half.
The Lady Bulldogs (20-7, 10-4) made 8 of 34 shots from 3-point range and shot 25.8 percent from the field for the game. Jasmine James led Georgia with 11 points.
No. 12 Miami 74, Wake Forest 46 – Box Score
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Shenise Johnson scored 19 points to lead No. 12 Miami to a 74-46 victory against Wake Forest Monday night.
The win keeps Miami (24-3, 10-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) in contention for the conference regular-season championship.
The Hurricanes took the lead for good after Johnson’s basket 1:36 into the game put Miami ahead 5-3.
Johnson’s field goal with 9:43 remaining in the first half gave the Hurricanes their first double-digit lead, 22-11. The Hurricanes extended the lead to 39-18 on Johnson’s 3-pointer with 1:14 remaining.
The Demon Deacons (12-16, 3-9) reduced an 18-point halftime deficit and got to within 45-32 with 13:37 left in the second half. But the Hurricanes outscored Wake Forest 14-2 during a 3:02 span later in the half and increased their lead to 70-40.
Chelsea Douglas led Wake Forest with 12 points.
No. 21 Marist 79, St. Peter’s 38 – Box Score
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Erica Allenspach had 13 points and a career-high seven steals and No. 21 Marist extended the nation’s current longest winning streak in women’s basketball to 21 games with a 79-38 victory against St. Peter’s on Monday night.
The Red Foxes (25-2, 16-0) held St. Peter’s without a field goal for the final 14:41 of the first-half in wrapping up the top seed for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament for the seventh consecutive year.
Kelsey Beynnon added a career-high 13 points as Marist had a 24-0 run in the half and outscored St. Peter’s 28-4, with all the Penhens points coming from the free throw line. Seven of Beynnon’s points came during the spurt.
Holding St. Peter’s to 38 points allowed Marist moves into first for scoring defense in the country, narrowly passing No. 1 Connecticut.
St. Peter’s (3-24, 3-13) was 4 of 30 from the field in the half (13.3 percent), missing its final 23 shots in falling behind 33-13. Quiana Porter had seven points for the Penhens, who shot 24 percent in losing their ninth consecutive game.
No. 25 Iowa State 66, Texas 57 (OT) — Box Score
AMES, Iowa — Chelsea Poppens had a career-high 24 points and 11 rebounds to help No. 25 Iowa State beat Texas 66-57 in overtime on Monday night.
Anna Prins added 13 points, including four in the extra period, for the Cycolnes (19-8, 7-6 Big 12). The win was the 300th all-time at Hilton Coliseum for Iowa State.
Yvonne Anderson had 14 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists to lead Texas (17-10, 6-7). Kathleen Nash led the Longhorns (17-10, 6-7) with 15 points on 6 of 11 shooting.
Iowa State outscored Texas 12-3 in overtime.