Syracuse Improves To 23-0
Syracuse, n.y. — C.J. Fair scored 19 points, Jerami Grant added 12 and top-ranked Syracuse beat Clemson 57-44 on Sunday night to remain unbeaten.
Syracuse (23-0, 10-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) extended its school record for wins to start a season and matched the program mark for consecutive wins, established in the 1916-17 and 1917-18 seasons. It was the third meeting between the teams and first in Syracuse, and the Orange’s first victory.
It was the 10th time Clemson (15-7, 6-4) had faced the No. 1 team in the nation, and the Tigers have yet to win.
No. 2 Arizona 76 Oregon St. 54
Tucson, Ariz. — Aaron Gordon had 17 points, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 16 and Arizona found its shooting touch in a win over Oregon State.
After two weeks of struggles on offense, Arizona (23-1, 10-1 Pac-12) finally found some answers in its second game without injured forward Brandon Ashley. The Wildcats took control with a big run to end the first half and kept the Beavers from mounting a rally by shooting 50 percent.
Claremont, N.H., native Kaleb Tarczewski finished with eight points for the Wildcats.
Wisconsin 60 No. 9 Michigan St. 58
Madison, Wis. — Traevon Jackson hit a pull-up jumper with 2.1 seconds left for Wisconsin, seconds after Michigan State’s Adreian Payne tied it with a 3-pointer.
The Badgers (19-5, 6-5 Big Ten) committed 14 turnovers, six more than their NCAA-leading 8.3 per game, but gutted out a win over the Spartans (20-4, 9-2).
St. John’s 70 No. 12 Creighton 65
New York — D’Angelo Harrison scored 19 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:08 to play, and St. John’s beat Creighton for its sixth win in seven games.
No. 22 Connecticut 75 Central Florida 55
Orlando, Fla. — Lasan Kromah and Shabazz Napier each had 17 points and seven rebounds as Connecticut easily defeated skidding Central Florida.
No. 1 Connecticut 81 No. 4 Louisville 64
Storrs, Conn. — Breanna Stewart had 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead top-ranked UConn to an 81-64 victory over No. 4 Louisville on Sunday in a rematch of last season’s national championship game.
Just as in the matchup last April, which UConn won by 33 points, Stewart and the Huskies were too much for Louisville. The win was UConn’s 31st straight dating back to last season’s title run. That’s the fifth-longest winning streak in school history.
The Huskies (25-0, 12-0 American Athletic Conference) led by 11 at the half and when Louisville (23-2, 11-1) got to 47-40, Stewart answered with five straight points to ignite a 16-5 run that put the game away.
Asia Taylor scored 18 points to lead Louisville.
Washington 87, No. 3 Stanford 82
Seattle — Kelsey Plum scored 23 points, Mercedes Wetmore added 18 and Washington held off a late charge by No. 3 Stanford for an upset victory Sunday.
It was the highest-ranked opponent the Huskies have beaten since topping then-No. 2 Stanford in 1990.
The loss snapped a 62-game road conference winning streak for Stanford (22-2, 11-1 Pac-12), as well as a 14-game run against Washington (13-10, 6-6).
Chiney Ogwumike, the Pac-12’s leading scorer, had 23 points.
No. 6 South Carolina 67, Arkansas 49
Columbia, s.c. — Aleighsa Welch scored 16 points and had a career-best five blocks to lead No. 6 South Carolina to its sixth straight victory with a win over Arkansas on Sunday.
The Gamecocks maintained their hold on first place in the Southeastern Conference.
Arkansas (16-8, 3-8) leading scorer Jessica Jackson was held to half her 16.6 point-a-game average with eight points on 1-of-12 shooting.
Tiffany Mitchell added 15 points for South Carolina (22-2, 10-1).
No. 7 Baylor 81, No. 12 Oklahoma St. 64
Waco, Texas — Odyssey Sims scored 33 points with three 3-pointers and No. 7 Baylor clinched its 14th consecutive 20-win season with a victory over No. 12 Oklahoma State.
The Lady Bears (20-3, 10-1 Big 12) have won 33 consecutive conference home games.
Freshman Nina Davis both finished with 15 points and Makenzie Robertson, Baylor’s other senior starter, had 11. Niya Johnson had 12 assists and Davis nine rebounds.
Liz Donohoe had 22 points for Oklahoma State (19-4, 8-4).
No. 9 Penn St. 74, Ohio St. 54
Columbus, Ohio — Maggie Lucas had 23 points, including 12 during a 21-3 run, to lead No. 9 Penn State past Ohio State.
Dara Taylor and Talia East each added 12 points for the Nittany Lions (18-5, 9-2 Big Ten).
Raven Ferguson and Ameryst Alston each scored 16 points for the Buckeyes (14-13, 4-7), who have lost six of eight.
No. 10 Maryland 95, Clemson 43
College Park, Md. — Alyssa Thomas had 22 points, seven rebounds and four assists as No. 10 Maryland breezed past Clemson to extend its winning streak over the Tigers to 14 games.
Brionna Jones scored 14 for the Terrapins (19-4, 7-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), who have won three straight blowouts following a three-game skid.
Nikki Dixon led Clemson (11-14, 3-8) with 13 points and Chancie Dunn added 10.
No. 11 ARIZONA 68, ARIZONA STATE 49
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Carissa Crutchfield scored a career-high 20 points to lead Arizona to an upset over No. 11 Arizona State.
Arizona (5-18, 1-11 Pac 12) won its first Pac-12 game of the season in impressive fashion, avenging Tuesday’s 60-36 loss at ASU.
Deja Mann led Arizona State (20-4, 9-3) with 15, but Arizona limited the Sun Devils to 25 points below their season average in scoring.
NO. 14 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 72, VIRGINIA TECH 71, OT
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Len’Nique Brown made a game-winning floater with 4.5 seconds left in overtime to lead No. 14 North Carolina State past Virginia Tech.
Brown’s game-winner followed a 3-pointer by Hannah Young that gave Virginia Tech (11-12, 1-9 ACC) a 71-70 lead with 27 seconds remaining.
The Wolfpack (21-3, 8-2) are off to their best start since the 1981-82 season, when they also began 21-3.
FLORIDA 86, NO. 15 KENTUCKY 80
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — January Miller scored 20 points, including 3 of 4 late free throws, to lead Florida in an upset of No. 15 Kentucky.
Kayla Lewis added 18 points and 17 rebounds for the Gators (17-7, 7-4 SEC), and Lily Svete finished with 17.
Jennifer O’Neill led Kentucky (17-6, 5-5) with 20 points. DeNesha Stallworth had 14 points and 13 rebounds.
NO. 19 TEXAS A&M 72, NO. 16 LSU 67
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Courtney Walker scored 22 points, making a critical layup in the game’s final minute, as No. 19 Texas A&M edged No. 16 LSU.
With Texas A&M (18-6, 8-2 SEC) leading by a point, Walker made a layup with 54 seconds left to extend the Aggies’ lead to 70-67. Jeanne Kenney then missed a jumper for LSU (18-6, 7-4) and Texas A&M made two free throws down the stretch to help seal the win.
NO. 25 PURDUE 65, MICHIGAN 56
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Ashley Morrissette and April Wilson each sank 3-pointers in the final 2 minutes to help No. 25 Purdue beat Michigan.
The Boilermakers (17-7, 7-5 Big Ten) were led by Whitney Bays, who finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Wilson scored 14 points and Camille Redmon added 10 with eight boards.
Cyesha Goree paced Michigan (15-9, 6-5) with 12 points and 11 rebounds.