Brynn Williamson nets career high as No. 17 Iowa State beats No. 21 Iowa
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.
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.
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.
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.