No. 4 Notre Dame topples UCLA behind Cable's 21
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- UCLA didn't find it much easier going against fourth-ranked Notre Dame's backups than its starters.
Madison Cable hit four consecutive 3-pointers in the second half, making 5-of-6 for the game, and finished with a career-high 21 points and the Irish reserves outscored UCLA's bench 46-0 en route to a 90-48 victory on Saturday.
The Irish (8-0) dominated in almost every category, outrebounding the Bruins (3-5) 48-35, outscoring them 46-24 in the paint and had a 12-2 advantage in fastbreak points.
No. 7 Louisville beats Wright State
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Shoni Schimmel scored 17 points, including five 3-pointers, and No. 7 Louisville cruised to a 99-40 win against Wright State on Saturday night in its first game since starting guard Antonita Slaughter was diagnosed with a season-ending blood clot in her lung.
Slaughter, released from the hospital Friday, sat on the bench and cheered her teammates. Doctors determined the senior had a cardiac event when she collapsed on the bench early in Tuesday night's victory against Missouri State.
Sara Hammond and Asia Taylor added 12 points apiece for the Cardinals (9-1), who shot 56 percent from the field and held the Raiders to 23 percent. Wright State junior Kim Demmings, ranked 10th in the nation in scoring at 24 points per game, was limited to four on 2-of-15 shooting.
Tay'ler Mingo paced Wright State (7-3) with 15 points.
Balance leads No. 11 Colorado past Illinois
BOULDER, Colo. -- Arielle Roberson scored 17 points and Jen Reese added 16 and No. 11 Colorado, with four players in double figures, rolled to a 79-56 win against Illinois Saturday night.
Reese, who hit 7 of 9 shots, including both of her 3-pointers, came off the bench, which gave Colorado (8-0) a decided advantage since the Illini (5-5) got just one point for their reserves.
Roberson, the reigning Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, had 10 rebounds as Colorado piled up a 51-30 advantage on the glass. Guard Brittany Wilson had 13 defensive rebounds and also had eight assists. Rachel Hargis contributed 12 points and Jasmine Sborov had 10.
Jacqui Grant had 20 points for Illinois with Amber Moore adding 16 and Ivory Crawford 12. Moore opened the game with back-to-back 3s to give the Illini a 6-2 lead but Colorado broke from a 13-13 tie with seven consecutive points and never trailed.
Gray, No. 21 Cal edge Pacific in OT
BERKELEY, Calif. -- Reshanda Gray scored 23 points, including the go-ahead basket in overtime, and grabbed 11 rebounds as No. 21 California held off Pacific 68-66 Saturday afternoon.
It was Gray's two free throws with 23 seconds left in regulation that allowed Cal (6-2) to tie the game. She also grabbed a rebound with five seconds to go when the Tigers missed a chance to win.
Pacific (4-3) took an early lead in overtime on two Kendall Kenyon free throws but Cal countered with two from Afure Jemerigbe before Gray's tie-breaking jumper as both teams struggled down the stretch.
Kenyon had a career high 29 points for the Tigers and grabbed 16 rebounds. Madison Parrish added 11 points and eight assists and KiKi Moore had 10 points, nine rebounds and seven assists.
Eight of Gray's rebounds were on the offensive end. Brittany Boyd added 16 points, nine rebounds, five assists and five steals.
No. 23 Texas A&M holds off Washington
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Courtney Williams scored 13 points as No. 23 Texas A&M outlasted Washington 74-68 Saturday night.
Texas A&M (6-2) used an 11-2 first-half run on their way to a 36-28 lead at the break. The Aggies jumped on Washington (2-3) to start the second half, ripping off an 11-0 run to take a 47-28 lead.
Washington responded with an 18-2 run of its own, cutting the lead to 49-46 on a Jazmine Davis jumper. After a brief Aggies run, Chantel Osahor completed a three-point play and hit a 3 to again cut the lead to three.
Williams drained 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions to push the lead back to 61-52 with eight minutes to play. The Huskies would pull within four but the Aggies always had an answer.
Davis finished with 21 points while Talia Walton added 15 for Washington. Both players took 21 shots.
No. 25 Iowa rolls past Idaho State
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Melissa Dixon scored 24 points, Bethany Doolittle 17 and No. 25 Iowa sank a record 17 3-pointers in a 95-47 defeat of Idaho State Saturday afternoon.
Iowa, on a six-game win streak, moved to 10-1, its best start in three seasons (12-1, 2010-11).
Dixon and Doolittle set the tone from the start, when Dixon missed a 3-pointer on the first shot of the game and Doolittle rebounded and hit a jumper. Theairra Taylor added 16 points. Doolittle had 10 rebounds. Dixon hit six of 11 3-pointers.
The Bengals (2-5, 0-5 on the road) led 6-5 on a 3-pointer from Lindsey Reed but Iowa took the lead right back and marched away on a 10-1 run and never trailed again.
Reed finished with nine points on 3-for-10 3-point shooting for Idaho State and Rebecca Schrimpsher had a team-high 11. The Bengals hit just 14 of 65 shots.