No. 17 Iowa State beats 21st-ranked Iowa 83-70

AMES, Iowa -- Brynn Williamson scored a career-high 21 points and 17th-ranked Iowa State beat No. 21 Iowa 83-70 Thursday night for its best start in 12 years.

Jadda Buckley had 19 points and Hallie Christofferson scored 18 with 14 rebounds for the Cyclones, who are 9-0 for the first time since starting 12-0 in 2001-02.

Iowa State also improved to 9-0 at home against the Hawkeyes under coach Bill Fennelly.

Iowa (10-2) came in with the Big Ten's top offense. But the Hawkeyes had just 20 free-throw tries compared to 49 for Iowa State.

Samantha Logic scored 18 for Iowa, which had its six-game winning streak snapped.

The Cyclones took control with a 13-0 run late in the first half. They later extended a 13-point lead to 52-32 with 15:16 left.

Harper, Evans get No. 5 Kentucky women past DePaul

CHICAGO -- Linnae Harper scored 18 points and Kastine Evans added 14 to lead No. 5 Kentucky to a 96-85 victory against DePaul on Thursday night.

Harper, a Chicago native who starred at Whitney Young High School, led a balanced offense as 10 players scored for the Wildcats (10-0).

Kentucky broke away from a 44-44 halftime tie and took the lead for good after Harper's jumper put the Wildcats ahead 60-59 with 14:15 left in the second half.

Brittany Hrynkko scored 20 points, Megan Rogowski had 19, amd Megan Podkowa and Jasmine Penny added 17 apiece as DePaul (4-3) lost for the third time in four games.

Samarie Walker scored 13 points, Jennifer O'Neill had 12 and Makayla Epps added 10 for the Wildcats.

No. 11 Colorado rolls past Denver 83-61

BOULDER, Colo. -- Arielle Roberson scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds on Thursday night and No. 11 Colorado dominated Denver 83-61 to remain unbeaten.

Michaela Neuhaus hit a layup and a free throw to put Denver up 15-12 in the first half, but Colorado scrapped back and took an 18-17 lead on a layup by Rachel Hargis, then went on runs of 11-3 and 9-0 to lead 47-32 at halftime.

Colorado opened the second half with a 7-0 run and steadily pulled away, extending their lead to 26 points on a layup by Jamee Swan with 1:32 to play.

Roberson grabbed five offensive rebounds and five defensive boards as Colorado (9-0) out-rebounded Denver (1-8) 49-35 and outshot them 44.3 percent (27-61) to 37.1 percent (23-62).

Jen Reese scored 18 points for Colorado, Lexy Kresl scored 13 and had a game-high six assists, and Brittany Wilson added 12.

Neuhaus led Denver with 14 points.

No. 16 Georgia scores 1st 18, beats Belmont 81-55

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tiaria Griffin scored 20 points on Thursday night and No. 16 Georgia returned from an 11-day layoff with no signs of rust in an easy victory against Belmont 81-55.

Georgia (9-0) opened the game with an 18-0 run, led 45-23 at half and never trailed in the contest.

Griffin was 7 of 11 from the field as the Lady Bulldogs shot 58.2 percent and made 8 of 18 3-pointers. Khaalidah Miller added 15 points, Merritt Hempe scored 13 and Krista Donald 10 for Georgia.

Georgia went to 3-0 all-time against Belmont with the win.

Belmont (3-7) made 18 of 19 free throws but missed its first nine shots from the field to remain scoreless until Katie Carroll connected with a 3-pointer 6:22 into the game.

Lauren Thompson led Belmont with 10 points and was the only Bruin to reach double figures.