Fifth-ranked Louisville gets past No. 11 Oklahoma in overtime
NORMAN, Okla. -- Tia Gibbs scored 23 points and No. 5 Louisville beat Oklahoma 97-92 in overtime on Sunday to win the preseason WNIT title.
Trailing 95-87 in OT, the Sooners scored five in a row to cut it to 95-92 with 25 seconds left. The Cardinals (4-0) turned over the inbounds pass and the Sooners had a chance. Morgan Hook's 3-pointer missed and Oklahoma grabbed the rebound. Aaryn Ellenberg had one last shot but her 3-pointer also fell short.
Ellenberg led the Sooners (3-1) with 22 points and Sharene Campbell added 19.
Shoni Schimmel scored 16 points for the Cards. Asia Taylor had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bria Hartley tied a career high with 29 points and Saniya Chong had 16 to help Connecticut beat No. 13 Penn State 72-51 Sunday, snapping the Lady Lions' 22 game home-court winning streak.
The Huskies (4-0) knocked off their third top-25 team of the week, beating No. 8 Maryland 72-55 on Friday night and No. 3 Stanford by 19 points on Monday.
They built a 23-point lead early in the second half against the Lady Lions (2-1) and held on to win the program's 199th game against a ranked team.
Breanna Stewart added 14 points for the short-handed Huskies, who were without two of their best players, preseason All-American Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and sophomore forward Morgan Tuck. Mosqueda-Lewis injured her elbow against Stanford, and Tuck is expected to miss at least a month after undergoing right knee surgery Tuesday.
DURHAM, N.C. -- Before the game, Duke's Tricia Liston, Haley Peters and Elizabeth Williams each received a commemorative basketball for scoring 1,000 career points.
During the game, the trio led a balanced offense to help No. 2 Duke rout Alabama 92-57 on Sunday.
Liston scored 20 points, Williams added 13 and Peters had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Blue Devils (3-0), who posted the 400th win at Cameron Indoor Stadium in program history.
Richa Jackson added 15 points off the bench and Alexis Jones had 12 points to help Duke extend its home winning streak against unranked opponents to 124 games.
Duke opened the game with a 19-4 spurt and led 31-8 midway through the first half.
The Blue Devils made 12 of their first 16 shots from the floor and shot 52 percent for the game.
STANFORD, Calif. -- Chiney Ogwumike had 28 points and 15 rebounds in helping No. 3 Stanford beat UC Davis 66-48 Sunday.
Amber Orrange added 10 points for the Cardinal (3-1), who beat the Aggies for the eighth consecutive time and even the series, dating to 1971, at 9-9.
Sydnee Fipps scored 14 points for the Aggies (0-3), who also have top-ranked UConn on their road schedule.
Cardinal coach Tara VanDerveer, in her 35th season and 28th at Stanford, earned her 897th career win, three shy of becoming the fifth women's basketball coach to record at least 900 victories.
Isabelle Harrison added 10 points and a career-high 18 rebounds for the Lady Vols (4-0). Mercedes Russell had 14 points and Meighan Simmons added 13.
Kaela Davis scored 28 points to lead Georgia Tech (2-1).
Tennessee led by 18 points in the first half before Georgia Tech (2-1) used exceptional 3-point shooting to rally. Georgia Tech trailed 70-65 before Tennessee put the game away with a 12-0 run.
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky players knew it was just a matter of time before Janee Thompson showed her versatility.
And after Sunday's all-around performance that helped beat Central Michigan, the Wildcats guard will be expected to keep it up.
Thompson recorded career highs of 17 points and six steals while tying a best with four rebounds to complement DeNesha Stallworth's 21 points as No. 7 Kentucky pulled away for a 96-74 victory on Sunday.
Stallworth shot 6 of 8 from the field, made 9 of 10 free throws and grabbed six rebounds as Kentucky outrebounded CMU 30-16 in the period and 55-36 overall.
WASHINGTON -- Before California's game at Georgetown, Brittany Boyd had a talk with an assistant coach about what she could do to help snap the 10th-ranked Golden Bears' two-game losing streak.
The conclusion? Play strong defense.
Boyd more than delivered, tallying nine steals to go with nine points during California's 67-52 victory.
Rashanda Gray scored 15 points, Mercedes Jefflo had 14, and Afure Jemerigbe added 13 for the Golden Bears, who completed their trip to the nation's Capital on a better note than they started. California lost at George Washington on Friday night.
California did a lot of guarding, forcing Georgetown into 28 turnovers and scoring 40 points off of them. The Golden Bears also outscored the Hoyas 10-0 in fastbreak points.
Natalie Butler scored 16 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and Katie McCormick added 14 points for Georgetown (1-2), which dropped its second consecutive game despite outrebounding California 41-31.
LOS ANGELES -- Allisha Gray had a career-high 30 points and 10 rebounds off the bench, and No. 12 North Carolina repelled runs in both halves to beat UCLA 78-68 Sunday.
The freshman made six 3-pointers to help the foul-plagued Tar Heels (2-1), who lost Brittany Rountree after she got hurt early in the second half. Rountree had three fouls, and fellow starters Diamond DeShields and Xylina McDaniel had four. Stephanie Mavunga fouled out with nine points.
North Carolina traveled across the country to earn its first win in Los Angeles, where the Tar Heels had been 0-2. They tied the all-time series 4-4. Jessica Washington added 16 points and McDaniel scored 13.
Thea Lemberger scored 19 points for the Bruins (1-2), who lost to their second ranked opponent. They opened the season with a 28-point loss to then-No. 17 Nebraska on the road. Antonye Nyingifa had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Nirra Fields had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Lauren Holiday had 10 points and 11 rebounds.
HOUSTON -- Courtney Walker scored a game-high 19 points and Achiri Ade added 18 with 11 rebounds as No. 16 Texas A&M pulled away from Houston 63-51 Sunday.
The Aggies (3-0) shot 39.7 percent from the field to Houston's 30.2, and led by as much as 11 before the Cougars used an 11-3 run to close within three 45-42 midway through the second half.
Texas A&M responded with a run of its own as Walker hit two jumpers and a 3-pointer to increase the lead back to 12 with 3:48 remaining.
Walker shot 9 of 17 from the field, dished out a game-high six assists and had six rebounds. Courtney Williams hauled in 11 rebounds for the Aggies.
The Cougars (0-3) were paced by Marche' Amerson with 12 points. Demetria Foreman scored 10 and Yasmeen Thompson had eight with 10 boards.
TOLEDO, Ohio -- Courtney Moses scored 30 points to lift No. 18 Purdue to an 81-79 win against Toledo on Sunday.
Moses was 13 of 18 from the field, with four 3-pointers, including the go-ahead jumper with 6:29 remaining in the second half that gave the Boilermakers (3-0) the lead it would hold to the buzzer. Houser added 17 points and eight assists to extend her double-digit scoring streak to 14 games.
Toledo (1-2) trailed by just 2 at the break, 41-39, and kept the game close with seven lead changes before Purdue took control in the closing minutes. Andola Dorch closed the gap to a point (80-79) on a layup with 33 seconds left, but then fouled Houser who sank a free throw to pad the Purdue win.
Dortch, who was 8 of 15 for 22 points, led five Toledo players in double-digit scoring.
The Spartans (2-1) trailed by two late in regulation, but Powers hit a layup with nine seconds remaining to send the game into overtime.
Following an Ally Malott 3-pointer to cut Dayton's deficit to one, Michigan State scored six consecutive points as Jankoska hit a layup to make the score 89-82 in overtime.
Malott hit another triple to pull within four, but Annalise Pickrel made a free throw and Klarissa Bell added two late ones to seal the win.
Pickrel finished with 21 points and Kiana Johnson had 14 for the Spartans. Jankoska grabbed nine rebounds, and Powers and Pickrel each hauled in seven.
Andrea Hoover led the Flyers (2-2) with 25 points and Malott added 19 with a game-high 15 boards.
After Jasmine McCall's jumper with 15:59 remaining pulled Seton Hall (3-1) within six, 49-43, South Carolina went on a 12-3 run, spurred on by back-to-back 3-pointers by Tiffany Welch, to open up a 57-43 lead with 12:48 to play.
Janee Johnson trimmed the Gamecocks' lead to 11 points with a three-point play about six minutes late but Ibiam then rattled off seven consecutive points in a 12-2 surge as South Carolina pushed its lead to 84-63 with 2:38 left.
Khadijah Sessions scored 17 points while Tiffany Mitchell and Aleighsa Welch added 15 apiece for South Carolina, which shot 57.8 percent from the field and 50 percent from 3-point range.
Tabitha Richardson-Smith paced Seton Hall with 24 points and eight rebounds. Ka-Deidre Simmons added 19 points.
ATHENS, Ga. -- Erika Ford scored 13 points and Khaalidah Miller 12 as No. 24 Georgia held off Ohio State 53-49 on Sunday in a meeting of unbeaten NCAA tournament regulars.
Miller hit three of her team's five 3-pointers, including one at 2:19 that extended Georgia lead to 51-45. Ohio State's Raven Ferguson scored a putback after an offensive rebound and Ameryst Alston made two free throws in the final minutes, but the Buckeyes could not get closer than four.
Alston scored a game-high 22 points for the Buckeyes (3-1), including six points in the final 6:45. She and Darryce Moore each scored early as Ohio State led 7-1, and were up 33-29 at the half on an Alston 3-pointer.
Krista Donald and Miller combined for seven points in a one-minute flurry to put the Lady Bulldogs up for good at 40-33 with 16:12 to play. Donald finished with 10 points and 16 rebounds.