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Valley News – College Basketball: UConn Women Get Back to Winning

Houston — Katie Lou Samuelson had 19 points, Napheesa Collier added 18 points and the top-ranked UConn Huskies rebounded from a rare regular-season loss with an 81-61 win over Houston on Sunday.

Megan Walker had 14 points and seven rebounds, Crystal Dangerfield had 13 points and six assists and Christyn Williams had 12 points for UConn (12-1, 1-0 American), which had its streak of 126 consecutive regular-season wins snapped in a 68-57 loss to No. 8 Baylor on Thursday.

Octavia Barnes had 15 points, Serithia Hawkins added 10 points and Tatyana Hill added nine points for Houston (6-8, 0-1).

No. 2 Notre Dame 76Georgia Tech 55

Atlanta — Jessica Shepard scored 19 points, most on layups, and Notre Dame strengthened its case for the top spot in the Top 25 by overpowering Georgia Tech.

With No. 1 UConn’s loss to Baylor on Thursday night, Notre Dame (14-1, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) could claim the top spot in today’s new poll. UConn gave the Fighting Irish their only loss on Dec. 2.

Notre Dame has won seven straight entering an ACC showdown with No. 3 Louisville this Thursday night.

No. 3 Louisville 73, Duke 51

Durham, n.c. — Arica Carter had career highs of 23 points and seven 3-pointers to help Louisville beat Duke.

No. 5 Oregon 98Washington State 58

Eugene, Ore. — Sabrina Ionescu extended her NCAA record to 15 triple-doubles and Ruthy Hebard scored a career-high 34 points to help Oregon race past Washington State.

No. 6 Stanford 86, UCLA 80

Stanford, Calif. — DiJonai Carrington knocked down a key jumper with 24 seconds left and scored 30 points, Alanna Smith hit consecutive 3-pointers during a key third-quarter burst, and No. 6 Stanford rallied past scrappy UCLA in the second half.

No. 7 Mississippi State 86No. 16 Kentucky 71

Starkville, Miss. — Anriel Howard had 21 points and 12 rebounds, Chloe Bibby added 18 points and Mississippi State beat Kentucky.

No. 8 Baylor 73, Texas Tech 56

Lubbock, Texas — Freshman Queen Egbo had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Baylor followed its victory over top-ranked UConn with a win against Texas Tech in its Big 12 opener.

No. 9 N.C. State 85Boston College 69

Boston — Kiara Leslie scored a career-high 31 points and North Carolina State cruised to a victory over Boston College, raising its record to 15-0 for the best start in school history.

Missouri 66No. 10 Tennessee 64

Knoxville, Tenn. — Sophie Cunningham scored 20 points and Haley Troup added a career-high 16 points as Missouri edged Tennessee for its fifth consecutive victory.

Ranked Men

No. 2 Michigan 74No. 21 Indiana 63

Ann Arbor, Mich. — Charles Matthews scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half to help No. 2 Michigan build a double-digit lead, and the undefeated Wolverines held on to beat No. 21 Indiana.

No. 16 Marquette 70Xavier 52

Milwaukee — Markus Howard scored 26 points, Sacar Anim had 20 and Marquette beat Xavier to remain unbeaten at home.

No. 19 Houston 90Memphis 77

Houston — Armoni Brooks had 22 points and hit six 3-pointers and Houston beat Memphis to remain undefeated.

Nate Hinton added 19 points and nine rebounds, Corey Davis Jr and Galen Robinson Jr each had 11 points and DeJon Jarreau scored 10 points. The Cougars (15-0, 2-0 American) extended their home-winning streak to a nation-best 28 games. They shot 45 percent, including 50 percent in the second half, and hit 12 of 34 3-pointers.

Kareem Brewton Jr. had 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting for Memphis (9-6, 1-1).

NO. 25 IOWA 93, NO. 24 NEBRASKA 84

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Jordan Bohannon scored a season-high 25 points, Tyler Cook had 16 and Iowa beat Nebraska, snapping a three-game losing streak to open Big Ten play.

Ryan Kriener added 14 points in his first career start for the Hawkeyes (12-3, 1-3). They shot 29 of 32 from the free throw line in holding off the Huskers (11-4, 1-3).

Isaac Copeland had 24 points to lead Nebraska.


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