Fifth-ranked Notre Dame reaches century mark in defeat of Duquesne
TORONTO -- Canadian-born senior Natalie Achonwa had 11 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 5 Notre Dame rout Duquesne 100-61 on Sunday.
The game served as a homecoming for Achonwa, who has played on the Canadian national team and grew up in the area. Duquesne has four Canadians on its roster with Wumi Agunbiade, Oditte Odisho, Jose-Ann Johnson and Brianna Thomas.
Kayla McBride scored 22 points and helped the Irish take a 47-22 lead at the break. She and Jewell Loyd combined for 11 points during a 17-4 run to open the second half that put the game away.
Agunbiade scored 23 to lead the Dukes, including 14 of the team's 22 points in the first half.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- It's been 21 years and counting since Connecticut lost a regular-season tournament.
Bria Hartley scored 17 points, Stefanie Dolson added 15 and No. 1 Connecticut kept that streak alive by beating Ohio State 70-49 Sunday to win the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Challenge.
The Huskies (9-0) have won 52 consecutive in-season tournament games with the last loss coming in 1992.
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- DeNesha Stallworth scored 15 second-half points and Jennifer O'Neill hit a critical jumper with 40.8 seconds left, rallying No. 7 Kentucky from a 14-point deficit to beat No. 4 Louisville 69-64 on Sunday.
Kentucky (8-0) also erased a big lead last year in a 48-47 win in Louisville. This time, the Wildcats were down 36-27 at halftime but went up 51-45 with 9:42 left behind Stallworth, O'Neill and Bernisha Pinkett, who sank two 3-pointers in the run.
Louisville (7-1) bounced back to tie the game three times and trailed just 64-62 with 2:14 to go. Stallworth made a free throw, then O'Neill's jumper from the top of the key sealed the Wildcats' third consecutive win against the Cardinals in the 50th meeting between the schools.
Kentucky won its 16th in a row against Louisville at Memorial Coliseum and 43rd consecutive nonconference home game.
Stallworth's 16 points led the Wildcats, who were 8 of 17 on 3-pointers. Janee Thompson added 13.
NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma scored the first 10 points in three minutes and the No. 18 Sooners never let up in an 80-52 defeat of Creighton on Sunday afternoon.
The Sooners (5-2), coming off a loss to unranked UCLA, built leads of as many as 35 points behind the shooting of Sharane Campbell, who was 10-for-14 from the field for a career-high 25 points.
Aaryn Ellenberg added 13 points and 10 rebounds, Nicole Griffin 17 points and nine boards.
Marissa Janning, with 18 points, was the only player to reach double figures for the Bluejays (4-3). Janning scored all her points on 3-point baskets - she was 6 of 13 from behind the arc, matching a career high.
Creighton lobbed 41 3-pointers, hitting just 11 and was an icy 21 percent field-goal shooting. The Bluejays were whistled for 25 fouls and Oklahoma scored 20 points at the line in 30 attempts.
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Liz Donohoe scored 27 points for the third time in her career and grabbed 10 rebounds to lift No. 19 Oklahoma State to an easy 95-47 win against North Texas on Sunday.
Brittney Martin added 16 points and LaShawn Jones had 15 as the Cowgirls (7-0) finished up a perfect season-opening homestand.
Jones also grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds, including a staggering 10 on the offensive end, as Oklahoma State pounded North Texas 63-35 on the boards. It didn't help that the Mean Green shot just 29 percent.
Tiffany Bias handed out 12 assists for the Cowgirls, one shy of her best, and Martin had a career-best four steals.
It was the 50th win for third-year coach Jim Littell.
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Amanda Hyde scored 23 points and led five IPFW players in double digits in an 81-76 upset win against No. 21 Michigan State on Sunday.
The Mastodons (4-4) controlled the game with 53.7 percent shooting from the floor, including 13 of 23 from beyond the arc. Joining Hyde in double digits was Haley Seibert and Rachel Mauk, with 14 points apiece, Ariana Simmons, who added 12 points, and Mur Hagerman with 10.
Michigan State (5-2) hit just 30 of its 73 shots from the floor (41.1 percent), and 7 of 20 from 3-point range, marking its first home court loss of the season. Trailing by as many as 10 points in the second half, the Spartans narrowed the gap to 79-76 on a Kiana Johnson layup with 5 seconds remaining but the rally stalled.
Aerial Powers led Michigan State with a game-high 28 points and 14 rebounds.
ATLANTA -- Shacobia Barbee scored 12 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as undefeated No. 22 Georgia beat Georgia State 70-58 Sunday in the Georgia State Thanksgiving Invitational championship.
Barbee also had a game-high seven steals and six assists. Erika Ford and Tiaria Griffin each added 14 points.
Georgia (8-0) has a 16-game winning streak against Georgia State (2-6), dating back to 1982.
Georgia State led 51-44 with 12:11 remaining after a Kendra Long 3-pointer. Long scored 22 points, but did not score after the 3-pointer. Georgia tied the game at 53 on a pair of Krista Donald free throws. Griffin followed with a basket to give the Lady Bulldogs the lead for good, 53-51.
Georgia State is coached by Sharon Baldwin-Tener, who played for Georgia from 1988-90, and was a Lady Bulldog assistant coach from 1992-1998.
George Washington defeated Jacksonville State 100-71 in the third-place game.
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Lauren Douglas scored 26 points and Nia Coffey added 20 points and 10 rebounds and Northwestern upset No. 25 DePaul 82-79 on Sunday.
Northwestern (6-1) terrorized DePaul at the opening buzzer with a 16-2 run, but DePaul followed-up with an 18-0 run and tied the score at 22. The Blue Demons led 36-30 at the break.
Northwestern caught DePaul (3-2) at four minutes into the second half and the lead changed hands repeatedly entering the final minute tied at 77 when Wildcat Alex Cohen was fouled on a layup and completed the three-point play with a free throw giving Northwestern the game-winning advantage.
DePaul has lost two in a row, including a 16-point loss to No. 5 Notre Dame. DePaul was touting a 20-game winning streak over fellow Illinois schools.
Megan Rogowski scored 23 and Megan Podkowa added 20 points for the Blue Demons.