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Published on NewsOK Modified: February 22, 2015 at 7:59 pm •  Published: February 22, 2015

Williams had 14 points and Haley Lorenzen scored 10 to lead the Gators.

Both teams went without a 3-pointer — Florida with eight missed attempts and A&M with six.

The Aggies have trailed at halftime in their first seven SEC games this season and led in the seven games since.

No. 17 NORTH CAROLINA 66, MIAMI 65

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Stephanie Mavunga scored 14 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and North Carolina held on to beat Miami.

North Carolina (22-6, 9-5 ACC) remains in sixth place in the conference, while Miami (18-9, 8-6) drops into a tie with Pittsburgh for seventh.

Leading 64-62 with :28 left, UNC's Allisha Gray tried to shoot between Erykah Davenport and Jessica Thomas and Davenport got the block, leaving the door open for Miami.

Yet the Hurricanes could not get off a shot despite calling two timeouts. Davenport threw a cross-court pass to Necole Sterling, who caught it out-of-bounds with 3.1 seconds left. Davenport quickly fouled Jamie Cherry, who made a pair of free throws. The Hurricanes' Jessica Thomas then banked in a half-court 3-pointer at the buzzer.

CALIFORNIA 63, No. 18 STANFORD 53

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Mercedes Jefflo scored a key basket with 1:59 to play, and California beat Stanford to deny the Cardinal a chance at winning their 15th straight regular-season conference title.

Jefflo finished with 15 points, knocking down a pair of 3-pointers during a decisive second-half run, and Cal (20-7, 12-4 Pac-12) earned a split with its rival in the second meeting over a five-day span and spoiled the Cardinal's senior day.

Amber Orrange kept her team close late on the way to 11 points in her final conference game at Maples Pavilion, and freshman Brittany McPhee scored a season-best 24 points and played her most minutes yet for the Cardinal (20-8, 12-4).

MICHIGAN STATE 60, No. 19 RUTGERS 50

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Aerial Powers scored 18 points and matched a career-high with 18 rebounds for her 20th double-double of the season to help Michigan State upset cold-shooting Rutgers.

Powers has now scored 600 points this season, breaking the school's single-season scoring record.

Rutgers (20-7, 11-5 Big Ten) falls into a three-way tie with Minnesota and Ohio State for third place in the conference. Michigan State (13-14, 5-11) is now 2-7 against ranked opponents this season.

Rutgers shot 20 of 64 from the floor (31 percent). Tyler Scaife, who averages 43 percent shooting per game, was held to just two points on 1-of-14 shooting.

Tori Jankoska finished with 21 points for the Spartans, who led 27-20 at the break, and had its largest lead, 52-38 with 3:41 left.

Scarlet Knights' center Rachel Hollivay left the game with 3:41 remaining after injuring her left knee.

HOFSTRA 63, No. 23 JAMES MADISON 62

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Ashunae Durant scored 12 points, including two free throws with nine seconds left, and Hofstra held on to upset James Madison.

After Durant's free throws made it 63-60, Precious Hall missed a 3-pointer and Da'Lishia Griffin had a putback at the buzzer.

The loss ended a 14-game winning streak and kept the Dukes (23-3, 14-1) from clinching the Colonial Athletic Association outright title. Hofstra (18-9, 11-5) has won five in a row.

Hofstra led 38-32 at halftime and stretched that to 17 with 12:32 to play on a Durant layup. Then the Dukes came back behind Hall, who had 16 of her 26 points after that.

Jazmon Gwathmey's basket tied the game at 59 with 1:15 left but Anjaleace White, who had 13 points, made two free throws to put the Pride back in front with 40 seconds to go. After a Hall miss and a Hofstra turnover, Hall was fouled with 14 seconds left but she missed the second free throw, forcing the foul on Durant.

No. 25 SYRACUSE 68, PITTSBURGH 54

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Brianna Butler sank five 3-pointers and finished with 19 points to help Syracuse to a win over Pittsburgh.

Briana Day added 15 points while pulling down 18 rebounds and Alexis Peterson had 14 points for Syracuse (20-8, 10-5 ACC), which was held to just 33.9 percent shooting from the floor. The Orange held a 10-4 edge in buckets from behind the arc and a 16-6 advantage in made free throws.

Pittsburgh (18-9, 8-6) pushed back into the lead midway through the second half with Yacine Diop's layup that made it 50-48 with 11:41 left but then missed its next seven shots. Syracuse reclaimed the advantage for good with an 8-0 run fueled by Day and Cornelia Foundren. The Orange continued to pad their lead down the stretch.

Monica Wignot led Pittsburgh with 14 points, Diop had 12 and Brianna Kiesel 11. Stasha Carey had 11 rebounds.