UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Aaliyah Edwards scored a career-high 26 points, Lou Lopez Senechal added 23, and No. 9 UConn, which was missing head coach Geno Auriemma, beat Florida State 85-77 in the Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Showcase on Sunday afternoon.
Associate head coach Chris Dailey has won all 14 of the games that the Hall of Fame coach has missed in his 37-year career.
While Auriemma was out, the Huskies (8-2) welcomed back two of their injured players with the return of point guard Nika Muhl and forward Dorka Juhasz. Muhl finished with 12 assists and Juhasz had 15 points, nine rebounds and five blocks.
Ta’Niya Latson had 24 before fouling out with more than 6 minutes left for Florida State (11-2).
NO. 1 SOUTH CAROLINA 87, CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 23
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Zia Cooke scored 16 points, Aliyah Boston had 10 points and 13 rebounds for her 67th career double-double and South Carolina steamrolled Charleston Southern 87-23.
Talaysia Cooper added 14 points for the Gamecocks (11-0) while midyear enrollee Chloe Kitts had 10 points and seven rebounds in her college debut.
Zaire Hicks led Charleston Southern (2-9) with eight points.
NO. 2 STANFORD 77, TENNESSEE 70
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Cameron Brink had 21 points, a season-best 17 rebounds and a key 3-pointer before the third-quarter buzzer that gave Stanford much-needed momentum to rally past Tennessee.
Haley Jones contributed 19 points and 12 rebounds while Hannah Jump scored 19 points and knocked down a decisive 3 with 1:15 left as Stanford (11-1) overcame long scoring lapses coming off a two-week break for final exams to win its sixth straight.
Jordan Horston had 19 points and 10 rebounds, Rickea Jackson scored 14 points while Sara Puckett added 11 with three 3s for Tennessee (7-6), which had won three straight and five of six.
NO. 4 INDIANA 87, MOREHEAD STATE 24
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Freshman Yarden Garzon scored 16 points and Indiana held Morehead State to four two-point baskets in rolling to victory.
Sara Scalia added 13 points and Sydney Parrish and Mackenzie Holmes 12 each for Indiana (11-0).
Veronica Charles led Morehead State (4-7) with six points on 2-of-14 shooting.
NO. 5 NOTRE DAME 63, NO. 6 VIRGINIA TECH 52
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Olivia Miles had 16 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists and five steals to lead Notre Dame over Virginia Tech.
Miles scored 13 of her points in the second half as the Irish (9-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) rallied from a three-point deficit entering the fourth quarter.
Georgia Amoore led the Hokies (10-1, 1-1) with 20 points. Elizabeth Kitley added 16 points and 20 rebounds for Virginia Tech, which was seeking its third victory over a Top 5 team.
NO. 12 IOWA 88, NORTHERN IOWA 74
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Caitlin Clark made up for a tough shooting day by making 13 of 14 free throws and scoring 26 points and Iowa used a big advantage at the foul line to defeat Northern Iowa.
Monika Czinano finished with 22 points, making 10 of 11 free throws. The Hawkeyes (9-3) finished 28 of 41 from the line.
Grace Boffeli scored 16 points and Maya McDermott 15 for the Panthers (5-4), who outrebounded Iowa 42-35 but lost the turnover battle.
NO. 14 IOWA STATE 74, NO. 25 VILLANOVA 62
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Emily Ryan had 16 points in a balanced Iowa State attack and missed a triple-double by a rebound and the Cyclones took down Villanova in the Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Showcase.
Ashley Joens had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Cyclones (8-2). Ryan finished with 10 assists and nine rebounds. Stephanie Soares also had a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds. Denae Fritz had a career-high 13 points and Lexi Donarski scored 10.
Maddy Siegrist led Villanova (9-3) with 32 points, going 12 of 13 from the foul line, and 12 rebounds. It was her fourth 30-point game of the season and fifth double-double.
NO. 16 OREGON 97, CHARLESTON 33
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Te-Hina Paopao, Endyia Rogers and Ahlise Hurst all scored 15 points, and Oregon shut down one of the nation’s top offenses, routing Charleston.
Grace VanSlooten added 13 points, Chance Gray had 10 points and six assists and Phillipina Kyei had 13 rebounds for the Ducks (9-1).
Charleston’s high-scoring freshman Jazmyn Stone scored 11 points, well below her season average of 16.7 points per game. Jada Logan led the Cougars (5-5) with 13 points but shot 5-for-18.
NO. 24 OKLAHOMA 76, SOUTHERN 50
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Madi Williams scored 14 points to go over 2,000 points for her career, Ana Llanusa also scored 14 points and Oklahoma defeated Southern.
Williams had seven rebounds and four assists and Liz Scott had 10 rebounds for the Sooners (9-1).
Genovea Johnson led the Jaguars (3-8) with 11 points. Southern had only 11 turnovers compared to 23 by Oklahoma but both teams scored 14 points off turnovers.
AP women’s college basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/womens-college-basketball and https://apnews.com/hub/ap-top-25-womens-college-basketball-poll and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
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