Defense was the name of the game on Sunday as two great defensive performances help produce a pair of upsets. Later in the day, Washington State added another upset, taking down No. 8 Arizona. Check out all the scores from this Sunday's schedule.
Sunday's top-25 schedule:
- No. 1 South Carolina 67, No. 12 Tennessee 53
- No. 2 Stanford 66, Oregon 62
- No. 3 Louisville 70, No. 23 Virginia Tech 56
- No. 4 NC State 95, Syracuse 53
- Washington State 72, No. 8 Arizona 67
- No. 9 Michigan 71, No. 13 Maryland 59
- No. 10 UConn 90, Georgetown 49
- No. 11 LSU 66, No. 17 Florida 61
- No. 14 Texas 67, West Virginia 58
- Miami (Fla.) 51, No. 16 Georgia Tech 39
- No. 18 Ohio State 59, Wisconsin 42
- Auburn 65, No. 21 Georgia 60
- No. 24 North Carolina 64, Florida State 49
No. 11 LSU holds on to beat No. 17 Florida in thriller, grabs second place in SEC
No. 17 Florida did everything it could to try and convert on points in the final minute against No. 11 LSU. But LSU graduate student center Faustine Aifuwa was having none of it, guarding her hoop with two blocks in the last 60 seconds.
Faus said not in her house 🚫🚫— LSU Women's Basketball (@LSUwbkb) February 20, 2022
📺 https://t.co/F9wPA8ZUP7 pic.twitter.com/giI9h5PjmV
The Tigers held on to beat the Gators, 66-61, in front of 13,620 people — the fourth-largest crowd in school history.
Aifuwa was massive, finishing with 10 points, six rebounds and five blocks. Leading the way was fifth-year Alexis Morris with a game-high 20 points.
The win gets LSU second place in the SEC.
Auburn's lockdown defense seals the deal against Georgia
After winning one game out of its last 13, Auburn gets its second SEC win of the season with a 65-60 win over No. 21 Georgia.
The biggest contributing factor in the win was the Tigers holding UGA to six points while scoring 17 in the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs went 3-16 in the fourth quarter from field goal range while turning the ball over seven times.
Auburn's Aicha Coulibaly and Honesty Scott-Grayson combined for 42 points in the win. Scott-Grayson also led the team in steals with five of the Tigers' 16 on the day.
Keep working hard, AC!#WarEagle | #LGTW pic.twitter.com/oqKI0mNHGb— Auburn Women's Basketball (@AuburnWBB) February 20, 2022
Washington St. edges out No. 8 Arizona
Washington State hosted Arizona Sunday afternoon and took down the Wildcats, 72-67. The Cougars were led by junior guard Johanna Teder, who posted a game-high 21 points. Washington State also had a terrific day from the field, shooting 54.2 percent. Add in a 56.3 shooting percentage from beyond the arc and that's a big reason as to why Washington State walked away with the victory.
4th, 1:52 | @johannaeliise with the HUGE 👌👌👌— WSU Cougar Women's 🏀 (@WSUCougarWBB) February 20, 2022
Watch: https://t.co/jEMYSL5AyX#GoCougs | #BackHome pic.twitter.com/bsHcNm9nOo
With the win, Washington State moves into third place in the Pac-12, improving to 10-5 in conference play. Arizona falls to 9-5 and sits in fourth place.
Miami (Fla.) upsets Georgia Tech on the road
Miami added to No. 16 Georgia Tech's recent struggles, handing the Yellow Jackets a 51-39 loss. GT has lost four of its last five games and now a top-four finish in the ACC now feels like a long shot.
From the jump, Miami made it tough for Georgia Tech to score with 12 points in the first half to the Hurricanes' 24. As a team, the Yellow Jackets shot 29.8% from field goal range and 21.4% from three. The Canes also did a great job of forcing turnovers. GT coughed the ball up 22 times in the loss.