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Published on NewsOK Modified: January 22, 2015 at 10:44 pm •  Published: January 22, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Maegan Conwright scored 17 points and Shakayla Thomas added 13 points and 10 rebounds as No. 17 Florida State stunned No. 4 Louisville 68-63 on Thursday night.

Louisville's Megan Deines missed a 3-pointer with a second left that could have sent the game to overtime. The Cardinals fouled, and Thomas made two free throws to seal the victory.

It was Florida State's biggest win since a victory in January 2009 over No. 3 Texas A&M.

Florida State (18-2, 5-1 ACC) led 21-1 at the 13:10 mark of the first half on a Conwright jumper. But Louisville gradually clawed back into the game and trailed just 35-32 at halftime.

Sara Hammond had 14 of her 19 points in the second half for Louisville (17-2, 5-1). Jude Schimmel added 14 points and eight rebounds.

No. 5 TENNESSEE 75, LSU 58

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Isabelle Harrison scored a season-high 25 points as Tennessee rolled to a victory over LSU.

Andraya Carter added 13 points as Tennessee (16-3, 6-0 SEC) rebounded from Monday's 88-77 loss at No. 6 Notre Dame, which ended the Lady Vols' 11-game win streak.

The game matched a pair of former colleagues in Tennessee coach Holly Warlick and LSU coach Nikki Caldwell, who were assistants on Pat Summitt's Tennessee staff from 2002-08. Caldwell and Warlick also both played for Summitt at Tennessee.

Their latest meeting coincided with the Southeastern Conference's We Back Pat Week, an initiative dedicated to supporting Summitt's foundation in the fight against Alzheimer's.

Warlick and Caldwell headed to the stands just before the opening tip and embraced Summitt and gave her flowers as the crowd chanted "We Back Pat!"

Raigyne Moncrief and Danielle Ballard each scored 15 points for LSU (10-9, 4-3).


SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Jewell Loyd scored 29, Taya Reimer added 19 and eight rebounds and Notre Dame repeatedly attacked Georgia Tech inside en route to a victory.

The Irish (18-2, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) outscored Georgia Tech (12-8, 2-4) 54-40 in the paint, including 14-0 on fastbreak points, to win their fourth straight. But Notre Dame didn't shake the Yellow Jackets until a pair of layups by Lindsay Allen and Reimer and a pair of free throws by Loyd with 5:33 gave the Irish a 17-point lead.

Loyd fell a point shy of a second straight game of 30 points. Brianna Turner added 14 points for the Irish, who shot 57 percent.

Kaela Davis led the Yellow Jackets with 24 points. Aaliyah Whiteside scored 16 points, the seventh straight game she's scored at least 14 points, Katarina Vuckovic had 12 and Zaire O'Neil 10.


COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Laurin Mincy scored 17 points, Lexie Brown added 12 and seven assists and Maryland breezed past injury-riddled Michigan State for its 10th straight victory.

The Terrapins (16-2, 7-0 Big Ten) opened the second half with a 10-2 run to extend their 11-point halftime lead to 47-28. The margin swelled to 24 with 14 minutes left, and Maryland cruised to the finish in its 10th home win without a loss.

Five players scored in double figures for the Terrapins, including Brionna Jones with 12 and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough with 11.

Playing in its first season in the Big Ten after a 61-year run in the Atlantic Coast Conference, Maryland is the lone unbeaten team in league play.

Aerial Powers scored 28 for the Spartans (9-10, 1-7), who have lost eight of 10.

No. 22 GEORGIA 54, No. 10 TEXAS A&M 51

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Freshman Mackenzie Engram scored 16 points and No. 22 Georgia held off Texas A&M to deny the Aggies another comeback win in the SEC.

The Aggies trailed at halftime in each of their four SEC wins, and they staged another comeback after trailing 27-21 at halftime. Texas A&M took its last lead at 42-41.

Jordan Jones, who had 11 points, missed a last-second 3-pointer for Texas A&M (16-4, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) that would have tied it. Courtney Walker scored 12 points and Courtney Williams had 11 for the Aggies.

Marjorie Butler had 11 points for Georgia (17-3, 5-2 SEC), including two free throws with 9.7 seconds remaining.

Georgia earned its first win in five tries all-time against the Aggies.


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Brittany Roundtree went 8-8 from the foul line in the final 24 seconds on Thursday as North Carolina edged North Carolina State in the 100th meeting between the two Atlantic Coast Conference rivals.

Roundtree, who missed all five of her field goals, finished with nine points for the Tar Heels (17-3, 4-2), who now trail the Wolfpack (12-7, 3-3) 51-49 with their eighth-straight win in the oldest league rivalry.

Danielle Butts had 12 points, Stephanie Mavunga had 11 and Alisha Gray had 10 with 12 rebounds.

Len'Nique Brown-Hoskin had 21 points, Dominique Wilson 15 with 10 rebounds and Jennifer Mathurin 14 for N.C. State, which led 26-21 at halftime.

The Wolfpack didn't lose the lead until Latifah Coleman and Jessica Washington made back-to-back 3s to make it 39-38 UNC at 12:35.

The game was tight in the final five minutes with Brown-Hoskin pulling N.C. State within 63-62 with seven seconds left.


BOSTON (AP) — Emilee Daley scored 12 of her 17 points in the second half and Nicole Boudreau added 18 points, all in the first half, to help Boston College upset Duke.

Daley and Boudreau were both 5 of 11 from 3-point range as the Eagles made 13 of 35 attempts (37.1 percent).

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