Gamecocks #1 need OT to beat #2 Stanford 76-71

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Connecticut’s Lou Lopez-Senechal (11) celebrates with Connecticut’s Nika Muhl during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina State on Sunday, November 20, 2022 in Hartford, Connecticut (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

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Bree Hall hit a 3-pointer in overtime with 42 seconds left, Aliyah Boston overcame early foul troubles to score 14 goals, including the tie jumper with two seconds left in regular time, and No. 1 and defending champion South Carolina rebounded at second-place Stanford 76-71 on Sunday in a dramatic preseason showdown.

Victaria Saxton missed both free throws by 24.3 seconds, but a jump ball moments later gave the Gamecocks possession (4-0). Stanford had another chance 10 seconds after Agnes Emma-Nnopu’s steal, but Haley Jones couldn’t get the ball in before a 5-second injury.

Stanford (5-1) then missed another opportunity and received a technical error with 3.4 seconds left after taking a time-out in the backcourt that he didn’t have.

Cameron Brink scored Stanford’s first four points in overtime and finished with 25 points, five rebounds and four blocked shots, but failed when attempting to parry a shot with three minutes remaining.

Stanford only managed seven points in the fourth quarter.

NO. 5 UCONN 91, NO. 10 NC STATE 69

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Azzi Fudd scored 32 points to give UConn a win over North Carolina State.

The game started with a scary moment when longtime Huskies head coach Chris Dailey fainted after the national anthem. She was carried on a stretcher and waved and smiled. The game was postponed by 10 minutes.

UConn (3-0) scored the first nine points of the game en route to a 23-13 lead after a quarter. Fudd had 11 points in that period and 22 at halftime as the Huskies led 40-33.

Diamond Johnson held the Wolfpack (4-1) with 13 points in the game for the first 20 minutes and finished the game with 14 points.

Lou Lopez Senechal was scoreless in the first half for UConn but finished with 20. Nika Muhl had a career-high 15 assists for the Huskies and broke Paige Bueckers’ team record of 14.

NO. 4 IOWA 73, BELMONT 62

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Caitlin Clark posted a season-high 33 points and Iowa pulled away late to defeat Belmont.

The Hawkeyes (4-1), who entered the game in fourth place nationally with 94.2 points, were held at a season-low by the Bruins (1-3). Except for Clark, no other Iowa player scored in double figures.

Iowa led 60-56 with 5:13 before going on an 8-1 run capped by a Clark jumper with 3:31 to go. The Hawkeyes’ biggest lead was 72-59 by 29 seconds.

Monika Czinano had nine points and eleven rebounds for the Hawkeyes. McKenna Warnock had eight rebounds for Iowa, who had a 43-34 rebound advantage.

Nikki Baird had 13 points for Belmont. Sydni Harvey and Madison Bartley each had 11.

NO. 7 State of Iowa 99, Colombia 76

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Ashley Joens had 33 points and 10 rebounds, and Iowa State rolled past Columbia to go 4-0 up.

Joens made 9 of 14 shots, including 7 of 10 from 3-point range, while recording the 52nd double-double of her collegiate career.

Stephanie Soares added 15 points for Iowa State on 7-of-10 shooting. Emily Ryan finished with 13 points.

Abbey Hsu led Columbia (3-2) by 24 points.

NO. 8 OHIO STATE 99, MCNEESE 43

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Taylor Thierry scored 15 points to lead five by double figures in Ohio State’s McNeese loss.

The Buckeyes spotted the Cowgirls in the first bucket of the game and then scored the next 26 points to lead 26-2 before McNeese scored again. Ohio State led 35-8 after the quarter and 60-23 at halftime.

Ohio State (4-0) got 41 points off the bench, led by Rikki Harris with 11 points.

Backup guard Kaili Chamberlin, who had 16 points and 4-of-6 3-pointers, was the only player in double figures for McNeese (1-4).

NO. 9 NOTRE DAME 95, BALL STATE 60

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Dara Mabrey scored 19 points and Olivia Miles had 13 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds in Notre Dame’s win over Ball State.

The Fighting Irish (4-0), who scored double figures with six different players, have won four straight games against domestic opponents in the last three seasons.

Madelyn Bischoff led the Cardinals (2-2) with 15 points, including nine of Ball State’s first 11.

Ball State led 11-6 halfway through the first quarter, but the Irish finished the period on a 21-7 run. Leading 54-27 at halftime, Notre Dame maintained a lead of at least 25 points the rest of the way.

UCLA 80, NO. 11 Tennessee 63

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Charisma Osborne scored 23 points and hit five 3-pointers to help UCLA beat Tennessee in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.

First-year guard Kiki Rice added 15 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Bruins (5-0), who started hot from the outside and kept knocking down 3-pointers to extend their lead to the Lady Vols (2- 3) to expand – who are off to their worst start since going 2-4 in the 1981-82 season.

UCLA meets the Gonzaga-Marquette winner in the championship on Monday, while Tennessee will face the Gonzaga-Marquette loser in the third-place playoff.

NO. 12. Indiana 92, Quinnipiac 55

BLOOMINGTON, Indiana (AP) — Mackenzie Holmes finished with 22 points and seven rebounds to lead Indiana ahead of Quinnipiac.

Holmes sank 8 of 9 shots from the ground and blocked three shots for Indiana (5-0). Freshman Yarden Garzon had 14, including 11 in the first quarter.

Mikala Morris led the Bobcats (2-2) with 16 points and five assists. Jackie Grisdale sank two 3-pointers and scored 10 points.

NO. 13 NORTH CAROLINA 76, JAMES MADISON 65

CHAPEL HILL, NC (AP) — Deja Kelly scored 20 of her 22 points in the second half to help North Carolina rally for a win over James Madison.

Kiki Jefferson hit four 3-pointers for 15 points as the Dukes (3-2) went 34-30 at halftime. But the Tar Heels (4-0) hit four 3-pointers to take the lead in the third quarter and took 12 of 18 free throws in the fourth quarter to pull away.

Eva Hodgson, a transfer from William and Mary, made four 3s and scored 18 for North Carolina.

Jefferson had 30 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for the Dukes.

NO. 15 LSU 100, NORTH WESTERN STATE 45

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Flau’jae Johnson had 27 points, Angel Reese had 23 and LSU set a record with their win over Northwestern State.

Jasmine Carson’s 3-pointer with 45 seconds left gave LSU 100 points for their fifth straight game. It is believed to be the third five-game series of its kind in NCAA women’s basketball history. The 1998-99 UConn team had five in a row, as did Oregon from 2013-14.

LSU (5-0) averages 108.8 points per game.

Johnson, a freshman guard, posted season-highs in points, rebounds (10), assists (5), and steals (6). Reese, a sophomore from Maryland, had 19 rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks.

Jiselle Woodson scored 15 points off the bench for the Lady Demons (1-3). Their starters only scored 12 points and shot 3 for 22 from the field.

NO. 19 MARYLAND 73, NO. 17 Baylor 68

WACO, Texas (AP) — Diamond Miller posted a career-high 32 points and 10 rebounds to help Maryland fend off Baylor.

The Terrapins (4-1) gambled away most of their 14-point lead in the fourth quarter against the Bears (4-1), who played their first game without leading scorer Aijha Blackwell. She could miss a lot of time after injuring her right leg in the previous game.

Miller had 12 points in the second quarter as Maryland topped Baylor 24-13 to lead 36-26 at halftime. She had 12 of the Terps’ 17 points in the third quarter — including a buzzer-hitting 3-pointer.

Sarah Andrews led Baylor with 25 points, which was her career-high, and Darianna Littlepage-Buggs had a career-high 16 with 12 rebounds.

NO. 20 CREIGHTON 85, NORTH IOWA 66

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Emma Ronsiek scored 23 points, Lauren Jensen scored 19 and Creighton had control from the start against Northern Iowa.

Except for an early span, the Bluejays were in the lead (4:0). Molly Mogensen’s 7-12 layup in the first quarter gave Creighton a 6-5 lead and the Bluejays were never behind again.

Morgan Maly scored 14 points with four of their five shots coming from beyond the 3-point line, and Carly Bachelor scored 10 for Creighton.

Maya McDermott scored 14 points and substitute Ryley Goebel scored 14 for Northern Iowa (2-2).

NO. 23 MICHIGAN 69, FAIRFIELD 53

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Emily Kiser scored 20 points, Leigha Brown and Laila Phelia each scored 17 and Michigan beat Fairfield in the Wolverines’ first road game of the season.

Phelia scored seven points for Michigan in a 10-2 run to wrap up the first quarter. MacKenzie Daleba made a layup for a 13-12 Stags lead, but Maddie Nolan and Phelia each made 3-pointers and Michigan (4-0) was never behind again.

Callie Cavanaugh scored 12 points for Fairfield (2-3) and Izabela Nicoletti Leite and Mimi Rubino each scored 10 points.

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This story was originally published Nov 20, 2022 4:19 p.m.

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