College Basketball: Catamounts Lose Top Scorer to Broken Foot

  • Michigan State's Nick Ward (44) gets a layup against Savannah State's Jahir Cabeza (30) as Savannah State's Zach Sellers, right, watches during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in East Lansing, Mich. Michigan State won 108-52. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Burlington — The leading scorer and rebounder for the University of Vermont men’s basketball team could be out for the season with a broken foot.

The school’s athletic department reported on Saturday that sophomore Anthony Lamb is out indefinitely after suffering the injury in practice.

The 6-foot-6, 227-pound forward leads in scoring (16.8 points per game) and rebounds (6.0 per game) for the Catamounts (8-5).

Coach John Becker told the Burlington Free Press that Lamb will be sidelined about eight weeks. That means it’s possible Lamb could return around the start of conference playoffs but Becker said it’s too early to say. The injury happened on Thursday.

Men’s Top 25

No. 2 Michigan St. 108Savannah St. 52

East Lansing, Mich. — Nick Ward scored 21 points to help No. 2 Michigan State rout Savannah State.

Miles Bridges added 19 points and 21 rebounds for the Spartans (14-1). They won their 13th in a row and have scored 100 points in four consecutive games for the first time in school history.

No. 16 Kentucky 66, Georgia 61

Lexington, Ky. — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored five of his 21 points down the stretch, and No. 16 Kentucky added several clutch late baskets to rally past Georgia in its Southeastern Conference opener.

No. 21 Cincinnati 82, Memphis 48

Highland Heights, Ky. — Gary Clark had 13 points and 10 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season, and Jarron Cumberland scored 15 points, leading Cincinnati past Memphis and extending the nation’s longest active home-court winning streak to 34.

No. 23 Seton Hall 75St. John’s 70

Newark, n.j. — Khadeen Carrington scored 24 points to help Seton Hall beat St. John’s at the Prudential Center.

No. 25 Creighton 83Providence 64

Omaha, Neb. — Marcus Foster scored 18 points and Creighton beat cold-shooting Providence.

Top 25 Women

No. 1 UConn 97, Memphis 49

Hartford, Conn. — Gabby Williams scored 20 points, making all 10 of her shots, to lead six UConn players in double figures as the top-ranked Huskies routed Memphis in the conference opener for both teams.

Kia Nurse had 16 points and Napheesa Collier added 14 for the Huskies (11-0), who have never lost in 83 American Athletic Conference games.

The win was their 71st straight conference win in the regular season to go along with all four post-season tournament titles.

Brea Elmore had 20 points for Memphis (5-9), which came into the game on a four-game winning streak.


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Arike Ogunbowale scored 25 points and Marina Mabrey added 22 to help Notre Dame beat Wake Forest.

The Fighting Irish (13-1, 2-0 ACC) made their first six shots en route to taking a 24-6 lead late in the first quarter. Notre Dame shot 56 percent from the floor to win its sixth straight game since losing at top-ranked Connecticut on Dec. 3.

The loss ended a six-game winning streak for Wake Forest (8-6, 0-1), which was led by Elisa Penna’s 24 points.


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Myisha Hines-Allen had 17 points and 12 rebounds to help Louisville beat North Carolina State.

Asia Durr also scored 17 points for the Cardinals (16-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who set a program record for most consecutive wins to start a season. With its 16th consecutive victory, Louisville tied the 2013-14 team for the longest winning streak in program history.

Louisville began the game on a 26-1 run as N.C. State missed its first 24 shots from the field. The Cardinals led 41-18 midway through the third quarter and held on after their lead was trimmed to 47-43 late in the fourth.

Kiara Leslie scored 18 points to lead N.C. State (12-3, 1-1).

No. 4 SOUTH CAORLINA 61, No. 22 TEXAS A&M 59

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A’ja Wilson scored 25 points, including the go-ahead basket with 1.3 seconds left, as South Carolina rallied from 11 points down in the final 13 minutes to upend Texas A&M to open Southeastern Conference play.

The Gamecocks (12-1) looked like they were finished as the Aggies (11-4) took a 47-36 lead on Chennedy Carter’s 3-pointer with 2:32 to play in the third quarter. But South Carolina, behind their 6-foot-5 All-American in Wilson, used a 15-2 spurt to go up 51-49.

Texas A&M was not done. Danni Williams’ jumper with 1:05 to go gave the Aggies a final lead, 59-57, before Wilson tied things with a short jumper in the lane.

After two bad turnovers by the Aggies — a 10-second call and a double-dribble violation by Williams’ as she tried to gather in the ball — Wilson came through once more. She drove across the lane and banked in a short basket for the winning points.

Carter finished with 36 points — 19 of those in the third quarter — but was clearly out of gas as the game wound down. She was 1 of 7 in the final period.


ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Teaira McCowan had 26 points and 13 rebounds to help Mississippi State remain unbeaten with a win over Georgia in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.

McCowan scored nine of Mississippi State’s (15-0, 1-0 SEC) 16 points in the first quarter when not much else was going right. She gathered in 12 of her 13 rebounds in the first half.

Victoria Vivians added 20 points for State while Roshunda Johnson had 16.

Georgia (12-2, 0-1 SEC) got 13 points from Caliya Robinson and 10 apiece from MacKenzie Engram and Haley Clark.


WACO, Texas (AP) — Kalani Brown had 26 points and 10 rebounds and Baylor beat Texas Tech.

The Lady Bears (12-1, 2-0 Big 12) turned a one-point deficit in the first quarter into a 25-8 lead with a 17-2 run, and they maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the way. Baylor shot 79 percent (11 for 14) in the first quarter and 53 percent for the game (37 for 70).

Lauren Cox added 21 points and nine rebounds for Baylor, which had a 58-30 advantage in the paint and outrebounded Texas Tech 53-21.

Erin DeGrate scored 12 to lead Texas Tech (6-7, 0-2).


LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Evina Westbrook scored 17 points, Mercedes Russell added 16 and Tennessee started quickly against Kentucky and didn’t let up in rolling to a victory in the Southeastern Conference opener for both schools.

Playing their first game since beating then-No. 18 Stanford 10 days ago, the Lady Vols (13-0) scored the game’s first 10 points and led 26-7 after one quarter. Their lead grew to as many as 23 midway through the third as they remained unbeaten while handing the Wildcats (8-7) their sixth consecutive loss.

Maci Morris had 18 points for the Wildcats.

No. 8 TEXAS 79, No. 9 WEST VIRGINIA 58

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Brooke McCarty scored 17 points and Texas beat West Virginia.

Texas (11-1, 2-0 Big 12) held West Virginia scoreless for seven minutes starting late in the second quarter and without a field goal for more than 12 minutes. The Longhorns put together an 18-0 push during that span. Texas led by 30 in the fourth quarter.

Freshman Rellah Boothe scored a season-best 14 points, converting 6 of 8 shots in 13 minutes. Alecia Sutton scored 11 points, while Jatarie White produced 10 points and nine rebounds.

Naomi Davenport led West Virginia (13-1, 1-1) with 20 points.


EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu set an NCAA record with her eighth career triple-double to lead Oregon to a victory over Washington.

Ionescu had 24 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists to help the Ducks (13-2, 2-0 Pac-12) to their fifth consecutive win. She broke the mark in her 48th career game with an assist on Lexi Bando’s 3-pointer with 1:47 to play.

Penn State’s Suzie McConnell and Louella Tomlinson of St. Mary’s shared the mark with Ionescu until Sunday.

Ruthy Hebard added 23 points and 11 rebounds for her fifth double-double of the season, and Bando had 20 points.

Amber Melgoza had 23 of her 31 points in the final quarter for the Huskies (6-7, 0-2).

No. 11 UCLA 82, No. 20 CALIFORNIA 46

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Monique Billings scored 20 points on 9-of-11 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds for her third straight double-double and UCLA beat California.

Jordin Canada, who is third in the NCAA in assists (5.8), had 16 points and nine assists for UCLA (10-3, 1-1 Pac-12). Kennedy Burke added 10 points, five assists and four steals as the Bruins had 26 assists on 34 field goals.

The Bruins finished the second quarter on a 13-1 run for a 34-19 halftime lead. The Golden Bears were held without a field goal for 9:25 of the second quarter for a record-low-tying four points.

Kristine Anigwe opened Pac-12 play with back-to back double-doubles to pace Cal (10-3, 1-1). She had 15 points and 10 rebounds.


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Kelsey Mitchell scored 22 points and Stephanie Mavunga and Linnae Harper turned in double-doubles to lead Ohio State to a victory over Indiana.

Mitchell, the all-time Division-I leader for career 3-pointers, was only 1 of 8 from the arc but 8 of 11 otherwise in passing Penn State’s Kelly Mazzante (2000-04) for second on the Big Ten’s career scoring list with 2,938 points.

Mavunga had 14 points, 16 rebounds and five blocks for her eighth double-double this season with Harper picking up her sixth with 19 points and 10 boards for the Buckeyes (12-2, 2-0 Big Ten).

Tyra Buss scored 24 points and Kym Royster a career-high 22 for the Hoosiers (7-8, 0-2).


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Imani Wright sank a school record eight 3-pointers and finished with a career-best 33 points to propel Florida State to a win over North Carolina in an Atlantic Coast Conference opener.

Wright missed just four of her 12 shots from behind the arc and finished with 11-for-18 shooing overall as Florida State (13-1) dominated from long range, sinking 10 of 20 while holding North Carolina to just 1 for 13.

Shakayla Thomas added 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.

After a tight first quarter, Florida State opened the second quarter with an 18-3 run to make it 41-24 and took a 57-36 advantage into the halftime break.

Janelle Bailey and Paris Kea led North Carolina (10-4) with 17 points apiece.

MIAMI 51, No. 14 DUKE 48

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Erykah Davenport had 13 points and 14 rebounds and Miami picked up a rare win over Duke, outlasting the Blue Devils in an Atlantic Coast Conference opener.

Shaneese Bailey also had 13 points for the Hurricanes (11-3), who are now 3-14 all-time against Duke (11-3), where Miami’s 13-year coach Katie Meier was a standout player. Both teams entered the game with five-game winning streaks.

After Duke’s Leaonna Odom tied the game at 45 with 4:45 remaining, Miami scored its final six points from the foul line, shooting 4 of 6 while going 0 for 3 from the field. Duke missed five straight shots before Lexi Brown swished a 3-pointer from the left corner with 27 seconds left to make it 50-48. The Blue Devils, who lead the ACC at 40 percent behind the arc, were 0 for 8 in the second half and 2 of 14 overall before Brown’s basket.

Duke finished 3 of 16 behind the arc and 19 of 55 overall (24.5 percent) and had 22 turnovers.


STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Stephanie Jones scored the final four points and Maryland pulled out a win at Penn State, pushing their win streak to 11 games.

Penn State called a 30-second timeout with 1:19 to go and tied at 65, but were unable to inbound and the turnover resulted in Jones getting fouled and going to the line for the first time. She made both free throws and, after a Penn State miss, the Terps went deep into the shot clock before Jones scored with 12 seconds remaining. Penn State missed two final shots.

Penn State is winless against Maryland since the Terrapins joined the Big Ten in 2015.

Maryland (13-2, 2-0 Big Ten) opened conference play by dropping 100 on Illinois Thursday, but the outcome against Penn State (9-6, 0-2) was in doubt until Jones found her shooting touch in the last minute.


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Jordan Chavis made four 3-pointers and scored 17 points, Sophie Cunningham added 13 points and Missouri beat Alabama to open SEC play.

Alabama went on an 11-0 run, with eight points from Hannah Cook, to cut Mizzou’s lead to 57-54 with under a minute to play, but Chavis was fouled shooting a 3-pointer with 15.5 seconds left and made all three free throws for a 60-54 lead.

Lauren Aldridge added two 3-pointers and eight points as Missouri (13-1) was 10 of 22 from distance. The Tigers have won 13 straight since a season-opening 79-76 loss to Western Kentucky.

Cook and Shaquera Wade each scored 11 points for Alabama (10-4).


CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Kat Tudor hit seven 3-pointers and scored 27 points, both career highs, Marie Gulich and Mikayla Pivec had double-doubles and Oregon State pulled away from Washington State for its eighth-straight win.

Gulich had 22 points and a season-high 14 rebounds and Pivec 10 and 10 for the Beavers (11-2, 2-0 Pac-12), who outscored the Cougars 22-10 in the third quarter after trailing 31-29 at the half.

Chanelle Molina had 13 of her season high 17 points in the first half and Alexys Swedlund added 13 for the Cougars (7-7, 0-2).

No. 23 IOWA 82, No. 21 MICHIGAN 72

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Megan Gustafson had 27 points and 11 rebounds for her NCAA-leading 14th double-double, sophomore Kathleen Doyle set career-highs with 23 points and nine assists, and Iowa beat Michigan.

Iowa (14-1, 2-0 Big Ten) is off to its best start since the 1995-96 season when the Hawkeyes opened at 20-1.

Michigan went on a 7-0 run to pull within 64-62 but Iowa answered with an 8-0 spurt, capped by Gustafson’s layup with 1:21 to go. The Hawkeyes’ lead didn’t dip below nine points the rest of the way.

Alexis Sevillian added 10 points on 3-of-13 shooting for Iowa. Gustafson went 11 of 11 from the free-throw line for the second straight game and she was 8 of 9 from the field.

Katelynn Flaherty, ranked seventh nationally with 22.7 points per game, led Michigan (12-3, 1-1) with four 3-pointers and 24 points.


STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Loryn Goodwin and Kaylee Jensen had double-doubles and Oklahoma State held on to defeat Kansas State after giving up most of an 18-point lead in the second half.

Goodwin had 21 points and 11 rebounds, Jensen 19 and 18 for the Cowgirls (11-2, 2-0 Big 12), who won their fifth straight. Mandy Coleman scored 17.

Coleman opened the game with two 3-pointers and Oklahoma State opened a 10-0 lead on the Wildcats (8-5, 0-2). It was 19-13 after one quarter and a 10-0 run in the second quarter helped stretch the margin to 19 before KSU cut it to 42-26 at the half.

Kayla Goth had 17 points, Peyton Williams 15 and Rachel Ranke 13 for Kansas State.


TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Maria Jespersen had 17 points and 11 rebounds and South Florida opened American Conference play with a win over Tulane.

Tamara Henshaw and Kitija Laksa added 14 points apiece and Laia Flores had 11 assists for the Bulls (11-3).

Meredith Schulte led the Green Wave (8-6), who had a three-game winning streak snapped, with 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting. Kolby Morgan, who averages 21.8 points, was held to eight on 3-of-19 shooting.