No. 4 Wisconsin Keeps Up Its Undefeated Ways, Topples Iowa
Madison, Wis. — Ben Brust scored 19 points and No. 4 Wisconsin remained unbeaten with a 75-71 victory over No. 22 Iowa on Sunday night.
Wisconsin (15-0, 2-0 Big Ten) matched the best start in school history, tying the 1911-12 and 1913-14 teams.
The game was physical at times, drawing loud protests from both coaches. But Iowa coach Fran McCaffery boiled over after a foul was called on Gabriel Olaseni that sent Nigel Hayes to the line.
McCaffery was ejected with 12 minutes to play after two technical fouls were called. He continued to confront the officials as his assistants tried to restrain him.
Brust then hit all four free throws off the technical fouls, and Hayes converted one of two on the personal.
No. 8 Wichita St. 67 N. Iowa 53
Wichita, Kan. — Fred VanVleet had a season-high 22 points to lead Wichita State to its 15th straight win.
Cleanthony Early had 18 points for Wichita State (15-0, 2-0 Missouri Valley), which established a school record for consecutive wins and extended the best start in school history. The previous record winning streak of 14 games came in 1953-54.
No. 20 Colorado 100 No. 10 Oregon 91
Boulder, Colo. — Askia Booker scored a career-high 27 points, 11 in the last 4:40, and Colorado rallied in the second half to hand Oregon its first loss of the season.
Spencer Dinwiddie added 23 points and Xavier Johnson and Josh Scott had 15 points apiece for Colorado (13-2, 2-0 Pac-12), which is off to its best start since the 1968-69 team began the season 13-2. Scott had 12 rebounds for the Buffaloes, who remain unbeaten in 11 home games this season.
No. 11 Villanova 91 Providence 61
Villanova, Pa. — JayVaughn Pinkston scored 19 points and Dylan Ennis had 17 for Villanova.
Pinkston dunked off the opening tip, and the Wildcats (13-1, 2-0 Big East) dominated from there, thrashing the Friars (10-5, 0-2), who beat them twice last season. The Wildcats opened on a 9-0 run, and hit 10 of their first 11 shots to build a 24-point lead.
No. 21 San Diego St. 61 No. 16 Kansas 57
Lawrence, Kan. — Xavier Thames scored 16 points, four on free throws in the closing seconds, and San Diego State held on to end Kansas’ 68-game non-conference winning streak at Allen Fieldhouse.
Kansas (9-4) had a chance to tie the game when Perry Ellis went to the free throw line with 11.9 seconds left. He made his first free throw but, after San Diego State (12-1) called a timeout to ice him, Ellis missed the second and the Jayhawks were forced to foul.
Wake Forest 73 No. 19 No. Carolina 67
Winston-Salem, n.c. — Travis McKie scored 10 of his 16 points in the second half for Wake Forest in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams. Codi Miller-McIntyre added 12 points for the Demon Deacons (11-3, 1-0)
No. 2 Notre Dame 71 Clemson 51
South Bend, Ind. — Natalie Achonwa had 15 points and 13 rebounds to help No. 2 Notre Dame beat Clemson in the Irish’s ACC debut.
Jewell Loyd scored 12 of her 16 points in the second half, including a three-point play and a 3-pointer in a 17-4 Irish run after halftime to take control.
No. 3 Duke 64 Georgia Tech 47
Atlanta — Elizabeth Williams had 18 points and 10 rebounds to help Duke beat Georgia Tech in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams.
No. 4 Stanford 89 Oregon State 67
Stanford, Calif. — Chiney Ogwumike scored 17 of her 31 points in the first 8½ minutes, and Stanford overwhelmed Oregon State.
No. 5 Tennessee 85 No. 19 Georgia 70
Athens, Ga. — Ariel Massengale scored a career-high 28 points and Isabelle Harrison added 18 points and 10 rebounds to help Tennessee hold on for a victory over Georgia.
Florida 83 No. 6 Kentucky 73
Lexington, Ky. — Jaterra Bonds scored 23 points to lead Florida to an upset of Kentucky for the Gators’ eighth straight victory.
Florida (12-3, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) trailed 70-69 with four minutes but outscored the Wildcats 14-3 the remainder of the game for the final margin. The Gators made 12 of 16 free throws in the last four minutes and Kentucky failed to muster a field goal in the last eight minutes.
Bonds led four players in double figures and scored eight of Florida’s first 13 points as the Gators raced out to a 21-10 lead.
Ronni Williams followed Bonds with 19 points and January Miller and Christin Mercer added 10 points each.
Kentucky (12-2, 1-1) was led by Jennifer O’Neill with 15 points, while Samarie Walker followed with 10.
No. 8 MARYLAND 79, No. 10 NORTH CAROLINA 70
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas had 21 points and 14 rebounds, and No. 8 Maryland beat North Carolina in the Terrapins’ final ACC opener.
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough added 16 points, Katie Rutan had 14 points and four 3-pointers and Thomas polished off her 13th consecutive double-double to help the Terps (13-1, 1-0 ACC) win their 11th straight.
Big Ten-bound Maryland led for all but about 90 seconds of this one but let much of an 18-point lead slip away before holding on to win its toughest test since a 72-55 loss to No. 1 Connecticut two months ago.
Stephanie Mavunga scored 15 points, Latifah Coleman had 13 and Diamond DeShields finished with 12 for the Tar Heels (12-3, 0-1).
With Hall of Fame coach Sylvia Hatchell watching from a sideline television platform for the second straight game, UNC had its seven-game win streak snapped.
No. 9 BAYLOR 75, KANSAS 55
WACO, Texas (AP) — Odyssey Sims scored 30 points while matching the Baylor record for career 3-pointers and the No. 9 Lady Bears stretched their home winning streak to 68 games with a win over Kansas.
All of those home wins span the career of Sims, the All-American senior point guard. The Lady Bears (12-1, 2-0 Big 12) have also won 42 consecutive conference games, and the conference streak is 51 in a row when including their three consecutive league tournament championships.
CeCe Harper led Kansas (7-7, 0-2) with 15 points and seven assists.
The game was marred late when Kansas guard Keyla Morgan was down face-first on the floor after a play under the Jayhawks basket with 1:18 left. Morgan was tended to for several minutes before being put on a stretcher and taken off the court. She had a senior and was later released from the hospital and traveled home with the team.
No. 13 SOUTH CAROLINA 76, VANDERBILT 66
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Alaina Coates scored a career-high 24 points, had 10 rebounds and three blocks as South Carolina defeated Vanderbilt.
Coates shot 11 of 16 from the field. She has scored 20 or more points four times this season. South Carolina (14-1, 2-0 SEC) won its fourth straight over Vanderbilt.
South Carolina had its largest lead, 52-35 with 17:09 remaining. Vanderbilt had a 20-9 run to pull within 63-55 with 7:18 to play. Coates answered with two layups to stretch the lead to 67-55 with 5:52 left.
Tiffany Mitchell scored 19 points on 6-of-9 shooting. Elem Ibiam added 11 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Gamecocks.
Christina Foggie scored 14 of her 16 points in the second half, and had five assists to lead Vanderbilt (12-3, 1-1). Jasmine Lister added 13 points for the Commodores.
No. 14 IOWA STATE 82, No. 25 OKLAHOMA 75, OT
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Jadda Buckley scored 29 points to help Iowa State defeat Oklahoma in overtime.
The Cyclones (13-0, 2-0 Big 12) shot 45.5 percent and made 13 3-pointers. Buckley was 9 of 10 from the field and hit six from beyond the arc. Hallie Christofferson had 23 points for Iowa State and Nikki Moody contributed 13 with six assists.
Oklahoma (10-5, 1-1) was led by Morgan Hook with 26 points on 8-of-16 shooting. Sharane Campbell added 16 points with nine rebounds and five steals.
The Sooners grabbed a late lead when a Campbell steal and layup made it 69-67 with 21 seconds left. Moody was fouled after pulling down an offensive rebound and hit both free throws to send the game into overtime.
Buckley hit a 3-pointer and a layup in overtime, and Iowa State sank six late free throws to ice the game.
No. 15 PENN STATE 87, No. 22 IOWA 71
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Maggie Lucas hit five 3-pointers on her way to 27 points to lead Penn State to a victory over Iowa.
Penn State (10-3, 1-0 Big Ten) won its second game against a ranked opponent this season. Iowa (12-3, 0-1) lost for the first time at home this season.
Iowa was down nine when back-to-back 3-pointers by Melissa Dixon and Samantha Logic pulled the Hawkeyes within 61-58 with 9:15 remaining. The Lady Lions answered with an 11-3 run to stretch the lead to 72-61 with 6:01 to play. Lucas made two free throws, a 3-pointer and a jumper during the run.
Iowa closed the gap to 79-67 with 3:57 left. Penn State finished with an 8-4 run, with Lucas scoring six points.
Dixon scored 22 points. Logic added 13 points with 12 assists to lead the Hawkeyes.
No. 16 LSU 63, TULANE 35
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Reigning Southeastern Conference scoring champion Theresa Plaisance, playing in her hometown, scored 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to power Louisiana State to a win over Tulane.
Coming off an 80-77 win at No. 5 Tennessee Thursday, LSU (12-2, 1-0 SEC) has won three straight after a loss at NC State now has won 29 of 35 meetings with the Green Wave all-time.
After being held to 13 first-half points, Tulane (9-4) started the second half on a 7-0 run to cut the LSU lead to 13 points with 17:30 to play, but the Green Wave managed only a Danielle Blagg 3-pointer over the next eight minutes as the Lady Tigers extended the lead to 42-23.
Jeanne Kenney led LSU with 17 points and DeShawn Harden added another 11 off the bench.
Jamie Kaplan scored 10 points to lead the Green Wave.
N.C. STATE 67, No. 20 SYRACUSE 62
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Miah Spencer’s layup with just over a minute to play put North Carolina State ahead and the Wolfpack sealed the win from the free throw line, knocking off Syracuse, in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both schools.
Syracuse, which joined the ACC after 31 seasons in the Big East, did not score after Brianna Butler’s 3-pointer with 2:16 gave the Orange a two-point lead, 61-59. Syracuse (11-3, 0-1 ACC) is now 0-3 all-time against NC State and has lost back-to-back games, including a 63-60 loss to Arizona State that saw the Wildcats overcome a 25-point deficit.
Butler finished with 17 points to lead Syracuse.
Kody Burke scored 19 points to lead NC State (14-1, 1-0 ACC), with Markeisha Gatling adding 14 points and grabbing 15 rebounds. Spencer finished with 12 points off the bench and Krystal Barrett added another 10 points.
No. 23 CALIFORNIA 101, OREGON 98, OT
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Reshanda Gray scored 33 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as California overcame a late rally from Oregon.
After Gray fouled out in overtime, Brittany Boyd broke a tie at 96 with a running bank shot on a drive to the hoop. Boyd then made 3 of 4 free throws in the final 20 seconds as Cal (10-3, 2-0 Pacific 12 Conference) held off Oregon (9-4, 0-2).
Cal’s nine-point lead with two minutes left in regulation was erased by a 10-1 Oregon run, capped by a layup from Chrishae Rowe with seven seconds left. Boyd’s 3-point attempt at the buzzer was off the mark.
Boyd had 17 points and nine assists and Courtney Range scored 12 points to go along with 13 rebounds for Cal.
Rowe led Oregon with 24 points and 10 rebounds while Jillian Alleyne had 21 points and 12 rebounds.
No. 24 ARIZONA STATE 78, WASHINGTON 60
SEATTLE (AP) — Katie Hempen came off the bench to score a dozen points to lead Arizona State to a win over Washington in a Pac-12 Conference contest, returning to its winning ways against the Huskies.
Washington swept ASU last year, but had lost 15 of 16 games before that and now has lost 16 of its last 19 against the Sun Devils.
Arizona State (12-2, 1-1 Pac 12) bounced back quickly from an 85-78 upset by Washington State in the conference opener Friday, racing to a 47-29 lead at intermission.
Kelsey Moos and Deja Mann each scored 11 points for ASU while Joy Burke and Eliza Normen both added 10 points off the bench. The Sun Devils out-rebounded Washington 44-32.
Jazmine Davis scored 23 points on 8-for-13 shooting to lead the Huskies (8-5, 1-1 Pac 12). Kelsey Plum added another 16 points.