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The Associated Press | December 8, 2013

Top 25: No. 24 Gonzaga hangs on for win

No. 2 Duke drops No. 17 Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. -- Tricia Liston scored a season-high 23 points and No. 2 Duke gave coach Joanne P. McCallie her 500th career win, beating No. 17 Oklahoma 94-85 on Sunday.

Alexis Jones added 20 points and six assists and Haley Peters scored 18 points for Duke, which is 10-0 for the third time in the last four seasons and the seventh time in the program's history.

McCallie, who previously coached at Maine and Michigan State, became the 30th active NCAA Division I coach to reach the 500-win mark. The win was her 175th in seven seasons at Duke.

No. 3 Tennessee pull away from Texas

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee has played only one ranked team so far, but the third-ranked Lady Vols still believe they've been tested plenty of times this season.

It happened again Sunday.

Isabelle Harrison had 18 points and eight rebounds Sunday as Tennessee rallied from its customary slow start for a 75-61 victory against Texas. Although the Lady Vols (8-0) never trailed, they only led 28-27 at intermission.

Tennessee has been tied or behind at halftime in three games this season, yet won them all by at least nine points.

Lucas leads Penn State past Georgetown

WASHINGTON -- Maggie Lucas scored 30 points and topped 2,000 for her career to help No. 10 Penn State beat Georgetown 77-68 on Sunday.

Lucas finished the game with 2,008 career points to pass Tanisha Wright for fifth place on the school's scoring list.

After missing 10 of 14 shots in the first half, Lucas responded by hitting 6 of 7 in the second half. She made five 3-pointers and added five rebounds and four assists. Taylor had 12 points and six assists to help Penn State (6-2) rebound from a loss Wednesday night to No. 5 Notre Dame.

Katie McCormick led the Hoyas (5-3) with 17 points.

No. 12 South Carolina rolls past Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Elem Ibiam scored 19 points and Aleighsa Welch added 18 to lead No. 12 South Carolina to its ninth consecutive win and a 76-61 victory against Charlotte on Sunday.

Welch was 7 of 9 from the floor (77.8 percent) while Ibiam shot 50 percent (7 of 14). Wilka Montout came off the bench to score the sole 3-pointer for South Carolina (9-0).

The Gamecocks scored 25 points from the free-throw line after Charlotte stacked up 23 fouls. Tiffany Mitchell shot a perfect 7 of 7 from the line. Charlotte made 10 free throws on just 12 attempts.

The 49ers led by two points midway through the first, and trailed by just one point at the break. South Carolina made 15 points on free throws in the second half.

Ny Hammonds scored 14 and Kira Gordon finished with 13 for the 49ers (4-5).

No. 15 Nebraska beats Utah State

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Jordan Hooper scored a game-high 33 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as No. 15 Nebraska toppled Utah State 95-75 on Sunday.

Hooper shot 11 of 16 from the floor (68.8 percent), made 11 from the free-throw line, and clocked her first career game without a 3-point shot attempt. Emily Cady finished with 16 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists for the Cornhuskers (7-2).

Both teams made eight 3-pointers, and made a comparable number of baskets - Nebraska made 28 while the Aggies finished with 30. The difference in the contest came at the free-throw line, where the Cornhuskers poured in 31 points while Utah State (5-3) scored just seven.

The Aggies attempted 25 more shots from the floor than Nebraska and Makenlee Williams led the team with 21 points.

No. 16 Purdue overpowers IPFW

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Courtney Moses scored a game-high 26 points to lead four players in double figures as No. 16 Purdue overpowered Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne in a 91-70 victory on Sunday.

KK Houser contributed 15 points and Whitney Bays had 13 for the Boilermakers (6-2), while Liza Clemons added 11 points and made it a double-double with 10 rebounds. Purdue shot 54 percent from the field, including 8 of 18 from 3-point range, and missed just one of its 20 free throws.

IPFW (4-6) battled back in the first half after a 16-3 Purdue run to trail by just five points at the break 40-35. The Mastadons closed the gap to three early in the second half before Purdue began pulling steadily away to lead by as many as 27 points heading into the final minutes. The Boilermakers out-rebounded IPFW 35-22.

Amanda Hyde led IPFW with 17 points, six rebounds and six assists.

No. 20 Iowa State turns back Cal State-Fullerton

AMES, Iowa -- Hallie Christofferson was 11 of 16 from the field and a perfect 10-for-10 shooting free throws in scoring 33 points and leading No. 20 Iowa State to a 79-52 win against Cal State Fullerton on Sunday afternoon.

Christofferson added eight rebounds to her game totals while Nicole Blaskowsky poured in 16 points and Seanna Johnson grabbed 12 rebounds in the Cyclone effort.

No. 20 Iowa State (8-0) never trailed CS Fullerton (1-7), but only led by two (27-25) at intermission after the Titans fell behind by as much as seven in the half.

Iowa State entered the second half more determined and stretched the lead to a buzzer-ending 27 points, scoring 52 second half points and improving their shooting performance to 51 percent for the game.

No. 24 Gonzaga hangs on to defeat Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Sonja Greinacher scored 18 points and pulled down 14 rebounds as No. 24 Gonzaga held off Ohio State 59-58 on Sunday.

Gonzaga trailed by one point with 32 seconds to play. Shaniqua Nilles gave the Bulldogs the lead with 21 ticks left, but Ohio State took it back after Ameryst Alston's basket. Down by one with 7 seconds left, Gonzaga's Nilles converted again, this time for the game-winner.

Haiden Palmer added 13 for Gonzaga (6-1). The Bulldogs made 7 of 26 shots from behind the arc and Ohio State made four of its six from 3-point range.

Alston paced Ohio State (6-4) with 18 points and Martina Ellerbe added 11. The Buckeyes trailed 32-20 at halftime.

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