Kentucky outlasts Baylor 133-130 in four overtimes, Jennifer O'Neill nets 43
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jennifer O'Neill dreamed that No. 5 Kentucky's game against No. 9 Baylor would come down to a buzzer-beater.
She just didn't imagine it could be any one of five buzzers.
O'Neill scored a career-high 43 points, including the go-ahead basket in the fourth overtime, and Kentucky beat Baylor 133-130 on Friday night in the highest-scoring Division I women's game in history.
The Wildcats (9-0) won consecutive games against top 10 teams for the first time in front of a crowd heavy with Kentucky blue at the 80,000-seat home of the Dallas Cowboys and site of the men's Final Four this season.
The Bears (7-1) played the last three OTs without star guard Odyssey Sims, who had a career-high 47 points when she fouled out with 1:23 left in the first overtime.
The previous high for a Division I women's game was 252 points in SMU's 127-125 win against TCU, also in four overtimes, on Jan. 25, 1997.
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Keani Albanez scored 17 points and Haiden Palmer had 16 as No. 24 Gonzaga routed Portland State 96-47 on Friday night in a dominating performance.
Gonzaga (6-1) scored the game's first 19 points and was up 40-8 with less than six minutes left in the first half. The Bulldogs led 53-13 at the break.
Gonzaga held Portland State's leading scorer, Kate Lanz, to just 2 points. The Vikings (2-4) shot just 32.8 percent from the field, committed 26 turnovers and were outrebounded 56-33.
Jazmine Redmon scored 13 points, Lindsay Sherbert had 11 and Sonja Greinacher added 10 as Gonzaga had five players score in double figures.
It was the Bulldogs' fourth consecutive win after losing to then-No. 11 Oklahoma on Nov. 14.
Angela Misa led Portland State with 15 points and 12 rebounds.