Stanford Hands Lady Vols First Loss
Stanford, Calif. — Amber Orrange scored on a left-handed lay-in and was fouled with 25.8 seconds left and converted the free throw, helping seal No. 6 Stanford’s 76-70 victory against third-ranked Tennessee on Saturday that handed the Lady Vols their first loss.
Chiney Ogwumike had 32 points, a season-best 20 rebounds and three blocks as Stanford held off a late Tennessee rally.
Andraya Carter’s baseline 3-pointer with 1:02 remaining cut the Cardinal’s lead to 70-68 but Stanford kept possession with 36 seconds to go on a jump ball in a big break, and Orrange came through.
Stanford (10-1) has its first three-game winning streak in the rivalry between perennial national powers.
Ariel Massengale scored 17 points and Meighan Simmons 15 to lead the Lady Vols (10-1), who were hurt 35.8 percent shooting.
No. 7 Louisville 69 No. 11 Colorado 62
Louisville, Ky. — Shoni Schimmel had a season-high 30 points and Bria Smith added 13 as Louisville handed Colorado its first loss of the season.
Lexy Kresl led Colorado with 17 points. The loss ended Colorado’s streak of 33 straight victories in nonconference, regular-season games.
No. 13 Okla. State 68, Ga. Tech 60
Carolina, Puerto Rico — Liz Donohoe scored 27 points to lead Oklahoma State past Georgia Tech.
The Cowgirls (10-0) got 15 points from Tiffany Bias, while Kendra Suttles chipped in with nine points and nine rebounds.
Georgia Tech (8-3) was led by Tyaunna Marshall’s 14 points and 10 rebounds. Kaela Davis and Sydney Wallace both had 13 points in the loss.
Rutgers 61, No. 16 Georgia 58
Piscataway, n.j. — Kahleah Copper and Betnijah Laney each scored 18 points to help Rutgers upset Georgia.
Rutgers (9-2) led by four at the half and the Scarlet Knights couldn’t build on that in the second half. Georgia took its first lead of the game, 46-45, on a three-point play by Tiaria Griffin with 7:25 left.
The Scarlet Knights answered with six straight points to make it 51-46 with 5 minutes left.
No. 19 Nebraska 87, S. Dakota 53
Lincoln, Neb. — Jordan Hooper scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Nebraska rolled over South Dakota.
Tear’a Laudermill had 15 points with five rebounds. Emily Cady had 10 with seven rebounds and Rachel Theriot added nine with five assists for the Cornhuskers (9-2).
No. 22 Iowa 73, Drake 51
Iowa City, Iowa — Ally Disterhoft scored 17 points and gathered nine rebounds to pace Iowa over Drake. Iowa (11-2) shot 46 percent from the floor, but was just 4 of 26 from beyond the arc.
No. 23 Syracuse 64 Saint Joseph’s 62
Syracuse, n.y. — Brittney Sykes scored six of her 20 points in the final 2:37, including the game-winning layup with 3 seconds to play, as Syracuse women slipped past Saint Joseph’s.
No. 25 Gonzaga 69 Wash. St. 62
Pullman, Wash. — Haiden Palmer broke out of a slump with 20 points to carry Gonzaga over Washington State. Gonzaga (10-2) closed the first half on a 15-4 run with Palmer scoring 11 to take a 36-28 lead.