No. 3 Stanford women outlast Gonzaga in OT

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Lexie Hull scored eight points and grabbed a big rebound in the final 3 minutes and No. 3 Stanford beat Gonzaga 76-70 in overtime Sunday night.

Hull finished with 20 points and eight rebounds to help the Cardinal (4-0) avenge a 79-73 road loss to the Bulldogs (2-1) last December.

Kiana Williams scored 20 of her 22 points after halftime. Haley Jones added 11.

Jill Townsend scored 32 points before fouling out in overtime to lead the Bulldogs. Kayleigh Truong and Melody Kempton each added 12 and Jessie Loera had 10.

While Stanford won a first-round NCAA Tournament game at home against Gonzaga in 2018, the Zags also stole a 68-63 victory at Maples Pavilion on Nov. 18, 2016.

Townsend tied it at 60 with 48 seconds remaining in regulation, hitting a big 3-pointer and Stanford missed a shot at the other end.

Loera made a pair of free throws to put Gonzaga ahead with 17 seconds left, but Williams responded with a driving layup 9 seconds later to force overtime.

NO. 4 UCONN 83, TEMPLE 54.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Olivia Nelson-Ododa had a career-high 15 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks in UConn’s victory over Temple in the American Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

Christyn Williams scored 19 points and Megan Walker added 15 for the Huskies (3-0).

The game was played so early in the schedule because UConn has four nonconference games against No. 1 Oregon, No. 2 Baylor, No. 6 South Carolina and Tennessee after Jan. 1 as well as an exhibition game against the U.S. National team Jan.27. That made finding dates to play during the normal part of the conference schedule difficult.

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UConn (3-0) hit nine of its first 12 shots, including five 3-pointers and two three-point plays to jump out to a 25-14 lead. The Huskies led by 11 after one quarter and extended the advantage to 46-30 at the half.

Mia Davis led Temple (3-2) with 18 points.

NO. 5 TEXAS A&M 61, RICE 61.

HOUSTON (AP) — Chennedy Carter scored 29 points and Ciera Johnson made a layup with 9 seconds left for Texas A&M.

Carter was 11 of 27 from the field, including 4 of 8 on 3-pointers. The preseason Southeastern Conference player of the year scored 17 points in the first quarter, outscoring the Owls by herself, as Texas A&M built a 24-14 lead.

Kayla Wells added 19 points for Texas A&M (3-0). Lauren Schwartz had 19 points for Rice (2-2).

ARIZONA 83, NO. 22 TEXAS 58.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Aari McDonald scored a school-record with 44 points to help Arizona rout Texas.

McDonald surpassed the mark of 39 she had shared with Davellyn Whyte (2010), shooting 14 of 18 with two 3-pointers and making all 14 of her free throws. McDonald had 22 points by halftime when the Wildcats (4-0) took a 38-19 lead. Texas cut the lead by four after three periods, but McDonald scored 16 points in the fourth quarter.

Cate Reese added 17 points and seven rebounds for the Wildcats.

Joyner Holmes had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Longhorns (1-2).


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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Mikiah Herbert Harrigan had a season-high 21 points and South Carolina scored the first 32 points.

The Gamecocks (4-0) outscored the Mountaineers (0-3) 35-3 in the opening period, matching the fewest points they’d ever allowed in a quarter. It equaled the three given up to Belmont in the second quarter of an NCAA first-round victory last March and Savannah State in the third quarter of a December 2017 victory.

Ashley Polacek had 13 points for the Mountaineers.


CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Destiny Slocum ignited a third quarter run and scored all 17 of her points in the second half, leading Oregon State past Missouri State in the Preseason WNIT championship game.

Slocum’s 3-pointer at third-quarter buzzer capped a 13-0 run for a 55-49 lead and Oregon State (4-0) went on to end the nation’s longest road winning streak at 13 games.

Mikayla Pivec had 18 points for the Beavers. Alexa Willard scored 21 points for the Lady Bears (4-1).


COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Taylor Mikesell matched her career high with 23 points for Maryland.

Ashley Owusu and Blair Watson each added 12 points for the Terrapins (3-1). Maryland didn’t need a comeback against the Blue Hens (0-3) in their first game since erasing a 19-point deficit in the fourth quarter Wednesday night in a 70-68 victory at James Madison.

Maryland improved to 13-0 against Delaware.

Tee Johnson led Delaware with 15 points.


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Nausia Woolfolk hit four 3-pointers and scored 23 points and had 12 rebounds to lead Florida State.

Kiah Gillespie added 15 points for the Seminoles (4-0).

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Sarah Myers and Natalie Armstrong had 12 points apiece for the Bulldogs (1-4).

NO. 17 MIAMI 12, IUPUI 65.

MIAMI (AP) — Endia Banks scored 23 points, Beatrice Mompremier had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Miami used a late 12-0 run to fend off IUPUI.

Mykea Gray saved the Hurricanes (3-0), scoring all 16 of her points in the fourth quarter.

Macee Williams led the Jaguars (2-1). Natalie Andersen had 15 and Holly Hoopingamer 14.


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Destiny Pitts scored 22 points and Gadiva Hubbard added 20 for Minnesota.

Jasmine Brunson had 15 points for the Gophers (3-1), who shot 50 percent, including 8 of 18 from 3-point range. Minnesota opened with a 9-0 run and never trailed.

Ja’Tavia Tapley scored 16 points for Arizona State (2-1).


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Freshman Mackenzie Holmes scored 15 points to lead Indiana.

Holmes made 7 of 10 shots and had seven rebounds. Grace Berger added 14 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.

Indiana (3-0) scored the last seven points of the first quarter, capping a 16-3 run that made the score 26-10. The Hoosiers pushed the lead to 46-19 at the half. Jackson State shot 20% in the first half and had 12 turnovers.

Marneisha Hamer had 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Tigers (1-3).


FAYATTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Amber Ramirez hit six 3-points and scored 26 points for Arkansas.

Chelsea Dungee added 19 points, and Makayla Daniels had 13 for the Razorbacks (4-0).

Anastasia Warren led Stony Brook (3-1) with 15 points.

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