No. 1 Notre Dame 82, No. 2 Louisville 68
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Arike Ogunbowale scored 30 points and Notre Dame overcame 18 turnovers to beat Louisville. Brianna Turner added 16 points and Jackie Young had 14 for the Irish (15-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). They regained the top spot in The Associated Press poll this week and won their eighth straight since an 89-71 loss to Connecticut. Asia Durr had 29 points for Louisville (14-1, 2-1), and Bionca Dunham added 10. The Cardinals cut a 10-point deficit to two twice in the fourth quarter, the last at 68-66 with 1:48 remaining, but Turner’s basket and Ogunbowale’s 3-pointer propelled the Irish to a 14-2 finish.
No. 8 N.C. State 63, Pittsburgh 34
Kiara Leslie had 16 points and eight rebounds and North Carolina State beat Pittsburgh to improve to 16-0. Leslie also had five assists and three steals. She scored 14 points in the first half to help N.C. State (3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) build a 35-16 lead. DD Rogers added 10 points and eight rebounds. Kauai Bradley led Pitt (9-2, 0-2) with eight points.
No. 16 Kentucky 73, No. 13 Tennessee 71
Maci Morris scored 27 points before fouling out and Kentucky withstood an injury to Taylor Murray to beat Tennessee.Ogechi Anyagaligbo added 13 points for Kentucky (15-2, 2-1 Southeastern Conference). Evina Westbrook scored 20 for Tennnessee (12-3, 1-2). The Lady Volunteers have lost consecutive home games for the first time since December 1996. Tennessee fell 66-64 to Missouri on Sunday.
No. 21 South Carolina 71, Florida 40
Bianca Cuevas-Moore hit four 3-pointers, two as South Carolina opened with a 19-0 run, and scored 16 points to lead the No. 21 Gamecocks to their seventh straight victory. The Gamecocks (11-4, 3-0 Southeastern Conference), missed their first two shots and then hit eight straight, while the Gators (4-12, 0-3) missed their first seven and 10 of their first 11.
Ohio State 55, No. 25 Indiana 50
Carmen Grande scored 19 points, including four free throws in the last 20 seconds, and Ohio State outscored Indiana 25-14 in the fourth quarter. Ohio State (5-8, 1-3 Big Ten) snapped a five-game losing streak and Indiana’s four-game winning streak with its 13th straight win in the series. Jaelynn Penn led Indiana (14-2, 3-1) with 12 points.
No. 2 Michigan 79, Illinois 69
Zavier Simpson scored 16 points, Ignas Brazdeikis had 15 and No. 2 Michigan beat Illinois to improve to 16-0. Michigan (4-0 Big Ten) and Virginia are the only unbeaten teams in the country. The Wolverines jumped to a 7-0 lead and easily held off the overmatched Illinois (4-12, 0-5). Charles Matthews added 14 points for the Wolverines, and Jon Teske had 13 points and 11 rebounds. Ayo Dosunmu scored 23 points for Illinois. Giorgi Bezhanishvili added 15, and Trent Frazier had 13.
Nebraska 70, Penn State 64
Isaiah Roby scored a career-high 22 points and made a couple big defensive plays late, and Nebraska beat Penn State for its school-record 20th straight home win. The Cornhuskers (12-4, 2-3 Big Ten) bounced back from two straight road losses that knocked them out of the Top 25. The Nittany Lions (7-9, 0-5) lost their third straight. Nebraska’s home win streak is the longest among power-five conference teams and fourth-longest overall. The Huskers broke the school record set by the 1965-66 and 1966-67 teams.
IUPUI 90, Cleveland State 74
Elyjah Goss had 16 points and 13 rebounds for his third career double-double to lead six IUPUI players in double figures as the Jaguars topped Cleveland State. D.J. McCall, Camron Justice and Ahmed Ismail added 13 points apiece for the Jaguars (10-7, 2-2 Horizon League). Nick Rogers chipped in 12 points. Justice also had six assists for the Jaguars, while Ismail posted three assists. Jaalam Hill had 18 points for the Vikings (5-13, 0-5), whose losing streak reached five games. Stefan Kenic added 18 points and nine rebounds. Rashad Williams had 12 points. Tyree Appleby, the Vikings’ leading scorer heading into the contest at 18 points per game, had only seven points on 3-of-10 shooting. He also had eight turnovers but only three assists.
Milwaukee 67, Oakland 64
DeAndre Abram scored 18 points that included two late free throws to help Milwaukee hold off Oakland. Milwaukee (7-10, 2-2 Horizon League) has won five of its last seven games. Oakland (7-11, 3-2) has lost two straight following a three-game win streak. The Panthers led for most of the second half until Braden Norris hit a 3-pointer to give Oakland a 63-62 lead with 2:42 to play. Darius Roy answered with a 3 on the next possession for Milwaukee, and James Beck split a pair of free throws to pull the Grizzlies to 65-64 with about two minutes left.
Cincinnati 70, Tulsa 65, OT
Jarron Cumberland scored six of his 14 points after regulation and Cincinnati rallied to beat Tulsa in overtime. Cane Broome added 16 points off the bench for the Bearcats (13-3, 2-1 American Athletic Conference) and his jumper with a foot on the 3-point line knotted the score at 58 with 1.2 seconds left in regulation. Keith Williams scored 14 before fouling out and Tre Scott pitched in with 12 points and nine rebounds as Cincinnati ended Tulsa’s 15-game home win streak. DaQuan Jeffries had a 3-pointer and a jumper sandwiched around a Cumberland 3-pointer to give the Golden Hurricane (11-5, 1-2) a 63-61 lead early in the extra period. Cumberland’s 3-point play put Cincinnati up 64-63, Trevor Moore sank a 3 and Scott followed with a layup to cap an 8-0 run, leaving the Bearcats ahead 69-63 with 1:12 left. Jeffries led Tulsa with 14 points, while Jeriah Horne and Elijah Joiner both scored 11. The Golden Hurricane lost their fifth straight to Cincinnati despite shooting 61 percent from distance (14 of 23). The Bearcats had a 13-8 advantage in points off turnovers, a 12-4 margin in second-chance points and got off 19 more shots than Tulsa.