Princeton Drubs TCNJ, 71-33
Princeton, N.J. — Freshman Hans Brase posted his first career double-double with 11 points and a career-high 15 rebounds as Princeton routed The College of New Jersey 71-33 yesterday.
The Tigers (8-7), playing their first game since Jan. 12 because of finals, have won three straight and five of their past six. The 33 points allowed was their fewest since defeating Rice 51-28 in January 2007.
The Division III Lions (5-15) playing their second game in a span of 25 hours, fell behind 9-0 and trailed 39-17 at intermission after Princeton closed the half with a 20-3 run.
The Tigers had a 60-30 rebounding advantage.
Top 25 Men
No. 2 Michigan 74
Champaign, Ill. — Trey Burke scored 19 points and No. 2 Michigan never trailed after the opening minutes of a over Illinois that could push the Wolverines to No. 1 in the nation for the first time since 1993.
Duke’s lopsided loss to Miami earlier in the week opened the door for a new No. 1 when the AP poll comes out today — and Michigan put itself in position to take the top spot.
Nick Stauskas scored 14 points for the Wolverines (19-1, 6-1 Big Ten). Glenn Robinson III and Tim Hardaway Jr. added 12 each.
No. 7 Indiana 75
No. 13 Michigan State 70
Bloomington, Ind. — Victor Oladipo guard scored 21 points, grabbed seven rebounds and finished with six steals, leading No. 7 Indiana over No. 13 Michigan State.
Indiana (18-2, 6-1 Big Ten) has now won three straight and two in a row in this series. The latest win helped break up the three-team logjam that started the day with only one loss each in conference play.
Michigan State (17-4, 6-2) was led by Gary Harris, Indiana’s 2012 Mr. Basketball, who had 21 points and made five 3-pointers. Adreian Payne added 18 points and nine rebounds and doubled his season total by making three 3s.
No. 25 Miami 71
Florida State 47
Coral Gables, Fla. — Trey McKinney Jones scored 15 points Sunday for No. 25 Miami, and the Atlantic Coast Conference leaders won their seventh game in a row by beating Florida State.
The blowout victory before a capacity crowd was the second in a row for the Hurricanes, ensuring a significant jump in today’s poll. They drubbed No. 1 Duke on Wednesday.
Top 25 Women
No. 4 Duke 80
Boston College 56
Durham, n.c. — Haley Peters scored 15 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to help No. 4 Duke beat Boston College.
Chloe Wells added 13 points for the Blue Devils (18-1, 8-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their 34th consecutive home game against ACC competition.
Chelsea Gray and Tricia Liston scored 12 points apiece for Duke. Elizabeth Williams had 10 points for the Blue Devils.
No. 5 Kentucky 73, LSU 60
Lexington, Ky. — Azia Bishop scored 17 points to help Kentucky beat LSU.
Bishop, a sophomore who was averaging 3.2 points and 2.9 rebounds before yesterday’s game, made seven of her 10 shots in 20 minutes. She stepped up at several key passages in which LSU threatened the Wildcats’ lead. She also had five rebounds.
No. 6 Stanford 69
No. 20 Colorado 56
Stanford, Calif. — Chiney Ogwumike had 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead Stanford to a victory over Colorado.
Joslyn Tinkle added 16 points for the host Cardinal (18-2, 7-1 Pac-12), which closed out its season-long five game homestand with its fourth consecutive win and seventh victory in eight games.
No. 7 California 71
Berkeley, Calif. — Reshanda Gray scored 19 points and sparked a big run in the second half before leaving with a leg injury in California’s win over Utah.
Layshia Clarendon added 23 points and Afure Jemerigbe had 10 to help the Bears to their seventh consecutive win over the Utes. The victory also assures Cal (17-2, 7-1 Pac-12) of keeping at least a share of first place in the conference.
No. 8 Penn State 71
Ohio State 56
Columbus, Ohio — Maggie Lucas scored 14 of her 18 points in the second half and Penn State saved its best for last in beating Ohio State, the Nittany Lions’ 14th consecutive Big Ten win to set a school record.
The victory, in which they outscored the Buckeyes 43-19 after halftime, also gave them their fastest start since the 1993-94 season.
No. 10 Maryland 80
Clemson, s.c. — Tianna Hawkins scored 17 points, Katie Rutan had 16 points off four 3-pointers and Maryland defeated Clemson for its 12th straight win over the Tigers.
The Terps (17-3, 8-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their seventh straight since their lone league loss to North Carolina back on Jan. 3. Maryland dominated the rematch with the Tar Heels this past Thursday, 85-59, and kept the offensive show going at Littlejohn Coliseum.
Hawkins, the ACC’s leading scorer, made 7 of 12 shots and grabbed 10 rebounds. Alyssa Thomas, second to Hawkins in league scoring and tied with her in ACC rebounding, had 10 points and 10 rebounds for her 12th double-double for the season.
Alicia DeVaughn had 14 points and Maryland had five players in double figure scoring.
Nikki Dixon had 17 points to lead Clemson, which has lost seven of its past eight games.
No. 11 NORTH CAROLINA 64, MIAMI 62
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Danielle Butts beat the buzzer with a game-winning jump shot to help North Carolina hand Miami a rare home loss.
Coach Sylvia Hatchell moved within two victories of becoming third coach in women’s basketball to have 900 wins in her career.
With UNC (19-2, 7-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailing 62-60, the Tar Heels’ Tierra Ruffin-Pratt stole the ball from Krystal Saunders and hit two free throws after being fouled by Stefanie Yderstrom.
When Suriya Mcguire missed a layup for Miami (14-6, 5-4) with 5 seconds remaining, UNC’s Brittany Rountree gathered the rebound and moved the ball up the court to Butts, who hit the winning jumper.
The loss snapped an 11-game home winning streak for Miami and was just its second loss in its past 54 home games.
Ruffin-Pratt paced the Tar Heels with 19 points.
Miami’s Morgan Stroman scored a career-high 28 points.
No. 13 LOUISVILLE 57, ST. JOHN’S 54
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Antonita Slaughter scored 22 points and Louisville reeled off eight unanswered points to overtake St. John’s for its third straight win.
Trailing 52-49, Slaughter made two free throws with 5:22 left. Neither team scored until Sara Hammond’s two foul shots put the Cardinals (17-4, 5-2 Big East) on top with 3:05 to go.
Hammond hit two more free throws and Bria Smith’s layup gave Louisville a five-point cushion with 1:45 remaining.
Two free throws by the Red Storm’s Shenneika Smith made it 57-54 with 42 seconds showing. She then blocked a Shoni Schmimmel jumper, but missed a 3-pointer with 9 seconds left. After an Aliyyah Handford steal, Nadirah McKenith missed a 3-point try at the buzzer.
The Cardinals hit 21 of 25 free throws compared to 7 of 15 for St. John’s.
Shenneika Smith scored 23 as the Red Storm (9-9, 3-3) dropped their third straight.
No. 14 GEORGIA 69, FLORIDA 52
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Jasmine Hassell scored 13 points and 10 different players scored for Georgia as the Bulldogs beat Southeastern Conference-rival Florida.
Tiaria Griffin scored 12 points and Krista Donald had 11 for Georgia (17-3, 5-2), which rebounded strongly from a 64-46 loss to No. 20 Texas A&M on Jan. 20.
Shacobia Barbee grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds and Jasmine James recorded seven of the Bulldogs’ 18 assists.
Kayla Lewis paced Florida (13-8, 2-5) with eight points and 10 rebounds as no Gator reached double figures.
No. 15 PURDUE 67, No. 25 MICHIGAN STATE 62, OT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Drey Mingo had 22 points and 10 rebounds and Purdue defeated Michigan State.
It’s the fourth overtime win for the Boilermakers without a loss in Big Ten play. KK Houser scored 16 points and also had 10 rebounds for Purdue (17-3, 6-1). Taylor Manuel scored 12 points.
Kiana Johnson led Michigan State (16-4, 4-3) with 19 points. Becca Mills scored 11 points and Jasmine Thomas scored 10 for the Spartans.
In overtime, Purdue held Michigan State to three points. The Spartans made just 1 of 11 shots in the extra period.
Mingo’s basket with 31 seconds left in regulation tied the game at 59. Her layup 50 seconds into overtime gave the Boilermakers the lead for good.
Neither team led by more than eight points in a game that had nine ties and seven lead changes.
No. 16 TEXAS A&M 77, MISSOURI 58
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Adrienne Pratcher scored 18 points and Texas A&M never trailed in defeating Missouri.
All of Pratcher’s points came on her six 3-pointers. Peyton Little scored 17 points, making five 3-pointers, and Kelsey Bone had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Aggies (16-5, 6-1 Southeastern), winners of four in a row and eight of their last nine. Kristi Bellock added 10 points as 10 Aggies scored in the game.
Texas A&M scored the first eight points and shot 58 percent in the first half on the way to a 48-20 lead at the break.
Bri Kulas led Missouri (13-8, 2-5) with 12 points.
No. 17 DAYTON 83, MASSACHUSETTS 44
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Amber Deane and Andrea Hoover scored 18 points apiece as Dayton routed Massachusetts to win its fifth straight game and remain undefeated in Atlantic 10 Conference play.
The Flyers (17-1, 5-0) forced a season-high 31 turnovers, leading to 40 points, while committing only 13 miscues, and dished out 22 assists.
Dayton came into the game ranked fifth in the nation in scoring offense (80.1 points per game), eighth in scoring margin (+22.6) and seventh in assists (18.5).
The Flyers led 27-5 with 6:34 left in the first half and 41-17 at the break.
Jasmine Harris, with eight points, was the top scorer for the Minutewomen (3-17, 1-4), who have lost four straight.
No. 18 SOUTH CAROLINA 43, ARKANSAS 40
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Ashley Bruner scored 11 points and South Carolina held off Arkansas.
South Carolina (18-3, 6-2 Southeastern), which has won four in a row, didn’t score after Aleighsa Welch’s three-point play made it 43-36 Gamecocks with 3:44 to play. But Arkansas’ last points came on Calli Berna’s 3-pointer with 59 seconds to go.
Bruner also had seven assists and five steals. Tiffany Mitchell had eight points and a team-high eight rebounds for the Gamecocks, off to their best SEC start since 2001-02.
Arkansas (14-6, 2-5) was led by Jhasmin Bowen with 13 points. Berna and Quistelle Williams each had 10 rebounds for the Razorbacks.
South Carolina has allowed 60 or more points in a game only once this season, ranking third in the nation in scoring defense entering the week.
No. 19 UCLA 54, ARIZONA STATE 50
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nirra Fields scored 13 points, Thea Lemberger hit a go-ahead 3-pointer midway through the second half, and UCLA held on to beat Arizona State.
The Bruins (15-4, 6-2 Pac-10) took their first lead with 11:31 remaining in the first half and never trailed again. But the Sun Devils (11-9, 3-5) kept it close throughout and tied the game at 38 with 7:59 remaining. Lemberger then hit her 3-pointer to give UCLA the lead back and they held on tightly from there.
Jasmine Dixon, with 12 points, was the only other Bruin to score in double figures.
UCLA held ASU to 36 percent shooting from the field. Janae Fulcher led the Sun Devils with 13 points.
UCLA has won the last seven meetings between the teams dating back to February 2009.
No. 22 FLORIDA STATE 70, VIRGINIA TECH 56
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Chelsea Davis scored 19 points to lead Florida State in a victory over Virginia Tech.
The win was the Seminoles’ eighth straight in the rivalry, and Florida State (17-3, 7-2) has won the past four contests by an average of 27.0 points.
Davis hit 7 of 12 from the field as the Seminoles shot 45.5 percent (25 of 55), just short of their season average of 48.4 percent, which began the day third nationally.
Monet Teller paced the Hokies (7-12, 1-7) with 18 points.
IOWA 63, No. 23 MICHIGAN 57
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Bethany Doolittle tallied 19 points as Iowa avenged a Jan. 6 loss to Michigan.
Iowa (16-5, 5-1 Big 10 Conference) trailed 32-30 at halftime, and after briefly leading by three points on Samantha Logic’s jumper with 11:28 left, trailed 52-50 with 6:09 to play.
Jamie Printy made it 53-52 with a 3-pointer with 5:52 left, and after two Kate Thompson free throws for Michigan, Doolittle hit a go-ahead jumper that put the Hawkeyes ahead for good with 5:20 to play.
The jumper sparked an 8-1 Iowa run, with Doolittle accounting for all eight points via jump shots.
Doolittle hit 9 of 15 from the floor as Iowa drained 46 percent (23 of 50) of its shots. Printy pitched in 14 points.
Jenny Ryan led Michigan (16-4, 5-2) with 20 points and four assists.