Women’s TOP 25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL


Women’s TOP 25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Saturday’s games

No. 18 Ohio State 68,

Wisconsin 55

MADISON, WIS.

Stephanie Mavunga scored 21 points with 10 rebounds, Kelsey Mitchell set an NCAA record by hitting a 3-pointer in her 81st straight game and No. 18 Ohio State defeated Wisconsin. Asia Doss hit a 3-pointer to give Ohio State a 44-38 lead entering the fourth quarter. After a Wisconsin basket, Mavunga had a 3-point play to start a 9-1 run for a 12-point lead. Mitchell had two baskets in an 8-0 run that made it 66-50 with two minutes to go. Ohio State had a 16-0 run in the first quarter that included a Mitchell 3-pointer that broke her tie with former Tennessee-Martin player Heather Butler for the most consecutive Division-I games with a trey. Mitchell finished with 16 points and Linnae Harper had 15 with 11 rebounds for the Buckeyes (19-5, 8-3 Big Ten).

No. 3 Baylor 90,

Texas Tech 44

LUBBOCK, TEXAS

Juicy Landrum had 20 points to lead five Baylor players in double figures, and the No. 3 Lady Bears overwhelmed Texas Tech for the second time this season for their 18th straight win. The game was tied 6-6 halfway through the first quarter before Baylor (21-1, 11-0 Big 12) ended the quarter with 15 straight points. Five different players scored in that spurt for the Lady Bears. Dekeiya Cohen had 19 points for Baylor, while Kristy Wallace had 16 points and 11 rebounds. Lauren Cox had 12 points and Kalani Brown scored 11.

No. 8 Texas 92, No. 22 TCU 65

AUSTIN, TEXAS

Ariel Atkins scored 16 points and No. 8 Texas used an overwhelming first quarter Saturday to cruise to a win over No. 22 TCU. Atkins swished an early 3-pointer and scored eight as Texas led 27-4 after the first quarter. TCU made just one basket and had seven turnovers in the first eight minutes. Atkins had three 3-pointers and Texas led 50-24 by halftime behind pressure defense that strangled the Horned Frogs on offense and blocked seven shots in the first half. Brooke McCarty added 16 points for the Longhorns (18-4, 9-2), who trail Big 12 leader No. 3 Baylor by two games.

No. 20 Green Bay 75, Wright State 68

GREEN BAY, WIS.

Allie LeClaire scored 22 points, Jessica Lindstrom added 19 and No. 20 Green Bay won its 10th straight game. Karly Murphy added 14 for the Phoenix (21-2, 11-1 Horizon) and Caitlyn Hibner had 11 points and a career-high 10 rebounds. Chelsea Welch scored 24 points and Mackenzie Taylor 17 for the Raiders (16-8, 7-5). After a 3-pointer by Emily Vogelpohl gave Wright State a 45-38 lead to open the third quarter, the Raiders missed their next six shots.

Oklahoma 76, No. 21 West Virginia 57

NORMAN, OKLA.

Ana Llanusa made a career-high six 3-pointers and tied her career high with 27 points, leading Oklahoma to an upset of No. 21 West Virginia. Vionise Pierre-Louis had 13 points and five blocked shots, giving her 201 in her career, and Maddie Manning had 12 points for the Sooners (12-11, 7-5 Big 12). Katrina Pardee had 13 points to lead the Mountaineers (17-6, 5-6). Leading scorer Teana Muldrow (20.5) had a season-low five points, just her second game without double figures. Muldrow’s free throw midway through the third quarter tied the game at 35. The Sooners reeled off the next nine points and led 53-41 entering the fourth quarter.

Associated Press

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