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Women’s Top 25 Capsules: UConn reaches 105 with win over Tulsa

Connecticut's Napheesa Collier, center, splits the defense of Tulsa's Kendrian Elliott, left, and Jessica Pongonis as the Huskies won to push their winning streak to 105 games. (Jessica Hill / Associated Press)
Connecticut's Napheesa Collier, center, splits the defense of Tulsa's Kendrian Elliott, left, and Jessica Pongonis as the Huskies won to push their winning streak to 105 games. (Jessica Hill / Associated Press)

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Napheesa Collier scored 24 points and top-ranked UConn routed Tulsa 105-57 on Saturday in the American Athletic Conference quarterfinals.

Katie Lou Samuelson added 19 points to help the Huskies (30-0) extend their NCAA-record winning streak to 105 games and reach the 30-victory mark for the 12th consecutive season.

It was the 19th game this season in which the Huskies never trailed. UConn is 80-0 in league play since the formation of the AAC, including 10-0 in the postseason tournament.

The Huskies will play UCF on Sunday.

Erika Wakefield had 15 points for Tulsa (10-21).

No. 2 Baylor 95, Texas Tech 63

OKLAHOMA CITY – Alexis Prince scored 22 points to help Baylor beat Texas Tech in the Big 12 quarterfinals.

The Lady Bears (29-2) moved two wins from their seventh straight conference tournament title. They will face No. 24 Kansas State on Sunday.

Nina Davis had 18 points and 14 rebounds, and Kalani Brown added 14 points and 10 rebounds. Recee Caldwell scored 21 points for Texas Tech (14-17).

No. 3 Notre Dame 84, No. 14 Louisville 73

CONWAY, S.C. – Marina Mabrey scored 26 points and Notre Dame beat Louisville in the Atlantic Coast Conference semifinals.

The Fighting Irish (29-3) advanced to the title game – where they will face No. 13 Duke – for the fourth straight year. They are looking to become only the second team in conference history to win both the regular season and tournament crowns in four consecutive seasons. Duke did it from 2001-04.

Asia Durr had 26 points for Louisville (27-7).

No. 4 Maryland 100, Michigan State 89

INDIANAPOLIS – Brionna Jones scored 21 of her career-high 32 points in the second half and Maryland beat Michigan State to reach the Big Ten title game.

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough added 22 points, and Destiny Slocum and Kaila Charles each had 18 for the Terrapins (29-2). They will play Purdue in the championship game Sunday.

Tori Jankoska led Michigan State (21-11) with 31 points, and Branndais Agee had 24.

No. 5 South Carolina 89, Kentucky 77

GREENVILLE, S.C. – A’ja Wilson had 26 points and No. 5 South Carolina reached the Southeastern Conference finals for the third straight year, beating Kentucky 89-77.

The Gamecocks (26-4) will face either No. 6 Mississippi State on Sunday. Kaela Davis and Mikiah Herbert Harrigan had 17 points each.

Makayla Epps had 31 points for the Wildcats (21-10). They have lost six in row to South Carolina.

No. 6 Mississippi State 66, Texas A&m 50

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Dominique Dillingham had 14 points and Mississippi State advanced to its second straight Southeastern Conference Tournament.

The Bulldogs set a school record with their 29th victory this season. They’ll look for No. 30 on Sunday against two-time defending tournament champion South Carolina.

Morgan William added 12 points for Mississippi State (29-3). Danni Williams had 13 points for Texas A&M (21-11).


INDIANAPOLIS – Ashley Morrissette had 24 points and seven assists and Purdue upset Ohio State to advance to the Big Ten championship game.

Dominique Oden added 20 points for Purdue (21-11, 10-6). The Boilermakers will face No. 4 Maryland on Sunday.

Shayla Cooper had 18 points and 10 rebounds for Ohio State (26-5).

No. 12 Texas 71, Oklahoma State 60

OKLAHOMA CITY – Brooke McCarty scored 13 points and Texas beat Oklahoma State to advance to the Big 12 semifinals.

Lashann Higgs added 12 points, and Jordan Hosey and Kelsey Lang each had 10 for the Longhorns (23-7). They will play West Virginia.

Kaylee Jensen led Oklahoma State (17-13) with 18 points and nine rebounds.

No. 13 Duke 57, No. 16 Miami 52

CONWAY, S.C. – Lexie Brown scored 20 points, including five key ones down the stretch, to help Duke beat Miami in the Atlantic Coast Conference semifinals.

The Blue Devils won their 10th straight game to advance to the conference championship for the first time since 2014. Duke (27-4) will play No. 3 Notre Dame on Sunday.

Keyona Hayes scored 17 points for Miami (23-8).

West Virginia 82, No. 19 Oklahoma 58

OKLAHOMA CITY – Tynice Martin scored 21 points, Teana Muldrow added 19 points and eight rebounds and West Virginia beat Oklahoma in the Big 12 quarterfinals.

West Virginia (21-10) will play No. 12 Texas on Sunday.

Maddie Manning scored 14 points for Oklahoma (22-9).

No. 22 Drake 105, Wichita State 89

DES MOINES, Iowa – Lizzy Wendell scored 25 points and Drake beat Wichita State to become the first team to go undefeated in Missouri Valley Conference regular-season play.

Drake (25-4, 18-0) has won 19 straight, and is 13-0 at home.

The Bulldogs and the Shockers (14-15, 9-9) have first-round byes for the conference tournament that opens Thursday in Moline, Illinois. Rangie Bessard led Wichita State with 24 points and nine rebounds.

No. 24 Kansas State 74, Iowa State 67

OKLAHOMA CITY – Kayla Goth scored a career-high 25 points, and Kansas State made all 12 of its free throws in the last 1:11 to beat Iowa State in the Big 12 quarterfinals.

The fourth-seeded Wildcats (22-9) will face No. 2 Baylor on Sunday.

Emily Durr hit five 3s and had 21 points for Iowa State (18-12).

No. 25 Temple 67, Houston 58

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Feyonda Fitzgerald scored an American Athletic Conference Tournmament-record 30 points and had seven assists to help Temple beat Houston in the quarterfinals.

The Owls (24-6) will face South Florida in the semifinals.

Alliya Butts hit four 3-pointers and had 19 points for the Owls. Angela Harris and Jacqueline Blake each scored 15 points for Houston (12-19).

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