BLOOMINGTON, Indiana (AP) — Mackenzie Holmes scored 26 points, Yarden Garzon added 20 and No. 6 Indiana surged in the third quarter, rallying past No. 2 Ohio State 78-65 on Thursday night.
The Hoosiers have won four straight games in the series, seven straight overall, and maintained their best start in school history (19-1, 9-1 Big Ten) in front of a loud record 10,455 regular-season crowd.
Cotie McMahon led the Buckeyes by 21 points before fouling about five minutes from time. Taylor Mikesell had 15 and Taylor Thierry had 13 points and 12 rebounds for Ohio State (19-2, 8-2), who have lost back-to-back since the start of this week as one of only three undefeated teams in Division I.
NO. 5 UCONN 84, TENNESSEE 67
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lou Lopez Senechal scored 26 points and Aaliyah Edwards added 25 to lead Connecticut to a victory over Tennessee in a matchup of legendary women’s basketball programs.
Aubrey Griffen and Dorka Juhasz each scored 13 points for the Huskies (19-2), who led by as much as 16 points by the end of the first quarter and extended their winning streak to 12 games. Nika Muhl had 14 assists.
Jordan Horston scored 27 points for the Lady Volunteers (16-7), who closed within two points early in the third period but failed to complete the comeback. Rickea Jackson scored 13 points and Jillian Hollingshead added 11 as Tennessee lost for the first time in 10 games.
NO. 7 NOTRE DAME 70, NO. 24 FLORIDA STATE 47
SOUTH BEND, Indiana (AP) — Sonia Citron scored 19 points and Notre Dame rebounded from a poor first half to drive past Florida State.
The Seminoles (18-5) led 23-22 at halftime before the Fighting Irish (17-2) had 48 points in their last two periods.
Irish newcomers KK Bransford scored 15 points off the bench. Lauren Ebo added 12 points and 10 rebounds.
The Irish held the nation’s fourth-best offense to 38 points below their season average.
NO. 10 MARYLAND 72, NO. 13 MICHIGAN 64
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Diamond Miller scored 23 points and Maryland closed out the first quarter with a 13-2 run and led the rest of the way with a win over Michigan.
Abby Meyers contributed 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Terrapins (17-4, 8-2), who won for the 10th time in 11 games. Lavender Briggs scored 14 points and Shyanne Sellers added 13.
Maryland got a measure of revenge after losing to Michigan twice last season — including a 20-point loss at College Park.
Leigha Brown led Michigan (16-5, 6-4) with 16 points.
NO. 16 DUKE 66, NO. 12 VIRGINIA TECH 55
DURHAM, NC (AP) — Shayeann Day-Wilson scored 18 points and Duke used a 10-0 run to pull away from Virginia Tech in the fourth quarter.
Elizabeth Balogun scored all nine of her fourth-quarter points, including four points during the deciding run that gave Duke a 58-46 lead with 1:47 in the game.
Vanessa de Jesus added 10 points for Duke (18-2, 8-1 ACC), who shot 41.5% from the field and 86% (18 of 21) from the line.
Taylor Soule scored 19 points to lead Virginia Tech (16-4, 6-4). Cayla King added nine points on three 3s. Elizabeth Kitley grabbed 13 rebounds to go with four points.
NO. 15 NORTH CAROLINA 72, PITTSBURGH 57
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Deja Kelly scored 23 points and Kennedy Todd-Williams added 22 points as North Carolina used a big fourth quarter to beat Pittsburgh.
North Carolina opened the fourth with a 17-1 run to take control. Todd-Williams marked the run with a 3-pointer, a steal, and a three-point play.
Alyssa Ustby had 16 points, 11 rebounds and five steals for North Carolina (15-5, 6-3 ACC).
Dayshanette Harris had 16 points, Liatu King had 12 points and nine rebounds, and Amber Brown added 11 points for Pittsburgh (7-13, 5-7).
NO. 17 GONZAGA 66, LOYOLA MARYMOUNT 55
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Kaylynne Truong scored 19 points and Gonzaga scored the first 11 points of the fourth quarter to move ahead of Loyola Marymount for his 13th straight win.
After a sluggish first half, Gonzaga led by as much as 10 points in the third quarter, but it wasn’t until five different players contributed points in the game-changing run that the Bulldogs (20-2, 10-0 West Coast Conference) were able to claim their 31st win in Follow up against the Lions (5-16, 2-8).
Yvonne Ejim added 15 points in 6-of-9 shooting for Gonzaga.
Nicole Rodriguez scored 14 points and Alexis Mark had 11 for Loyola Marymount, who scored the last seven points of the game.
PURDUE 62, NO. 22 Illinois 52
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Abby Ellis had 16 points and Jeanae Terry had 14 rebounds as Purdue forged a 10-point lead in the first half, beating Illinois.
The Boilermakers (14-6, 5-5 Big Ten) earned their first win over a ranked opponent on the road and are now 4-2 against the Illini when ranked and 65-18 against Illinois overall.
Makira Cook was 8 of 24 from the field, including 1 of 8 from long range to lead Illinois (16-5, 6-4) by 19 points. Genesis Bryant finished the tournament with 11 points, Brynn Shoup-Hill with 10, and Kendall Bostic with 10 rebounds to their five points.
NO. 23 MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE 63, FLORIDA ATLANTIC 48
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Kseniya Malashka scored 12 of her 25 points in the fourth quarter to make Middle Tennessee State the winner in its first game this season as a ranked team.
MTSU (17-2, 10-0 Conference USA) continued their 15-game winning streak. Savannah Wheeler had all 16 of her points in the first half for MTSU, which was last ranked in the 2013-14 season.
Joiya Maddox led Florida Atlantic (11-8, 4-6) with 14 points and Amber Gaston had 10. The Owls have lost 24 straight games in the series, with MTSU leading 30-1.
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