Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

No. 1 Connecticut Rolls Past Tulsa for 97th Consecutive Victory

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

No. 1 Connecticut Rolls Past Tulsa for 97th Consecutive Victory

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The sophomore hit 10 of her 13 shots from the floor in reaching the 20-point plateau for the 12th time this season. Saniya Chong added 17 points, seven assists and seven rebounds for the Huskies (22-0, 10-0 American Athletic Conference), who have now won 124 straight games against unranked opponents.

All five UConn starters scored in double figures. Katie Lou Samuelson, who has reached double digits in every game this season, had 16 points. Kia Nurse had 14 and Gabby Williams chipped in with 10.

Freshman Shug Dickson had 12 points lead Tulsa (8-15, 4-6).

No. 3 Maryland 92, Indiana 56

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 23 points, Brionna Jones added 17 and 14 rebounds, and Maryland won its 11th- straight game in dominant fashion topping Indiana.

The Terrapins outscored Indiana 27-13 in the first quarter and then 28-9 in the third, the two deciding periods of the game. Maryland (23-1, 11-0 Big Ten) held Indiana's leading scorer, Tyra Buss (19 ppg) to just six points on 2-of-17 shooting. The Terps blocked 11 shots and outrebounded Indiana 47-32. Indiana (15-8, 5- 5) relied on Amanda Cahill, who finished with 16 points.

Indiana finished the game shooting just 32 percent from the floor (22 of 69) Jenn Anderson scored eight points, and Alexis Gassion finished with nine for Indiana. The Terps' bench outscored Indiana's 20-12 and 14-6 in second-chance points. Maryland shot 58 percent from the floor (36 of 52).

No. 4 South Carolina 79, Arkansas 49

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Alaina Coates put together her second straight dominating performance, scoring 18 points and grabbing a career-best 19 rebounds as South Carolina rolled to a win over Arkansas.

The double-double is the 14th of the season for Coates and 55th of her career with the Gamecocks (20-2, 10-1 Southeastern Conference), who have won eight straight games against the Razorbacks.

Coates was 8 of 11 from the field and finished with four assists, a game after scoring 20 points and grabbing 18 rebounds in a win over No. 25 Kentucky.

A'ja Wilson added 18 points for the Gamecocks, while Kaela Davis and Allisha Gray had 10 each.

Aaliyah Wilson scored 16 points to lead Arkansas (13-10, 2-8), which shot just 27.7 percent (18 of 65) in the loss.

No. 5 Mississippi State 70, Missouri 53

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Dominique Dillingham scored a career-high 24 points and Mississippi State forced 29 turnovers to beat Missouri.

Looking for separation after a tight first quarter that saw MSU lead 18-17, the Bulldogs got it from Dillingham.

The senior leader scored 13 of her 16 first-half points in the second quarter going up against Mizzou's top player Sophie Cunningham on both ends of the floor. Dillingham hit four 3- pointers as the Bulldogs took a 36-27 lead into the break.

The Bulldogs (22-1, 8-1 SEC) scored the first 11 points of the third quarter to extend the advantage to 47-27 to put the game away. …

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