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Top 25 capsules: No. 2 Mississippi State routs Florida

Mississippi State guard Jordan Danberry (24) drives past Florida guard Dyandria Anderson (11) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Gainesville, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (Ron Irby / Associated Press)
Mississippi State guard Jordan Danberry (24) drives past Florida guard Dyandria Anderson (11) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Gainesville, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (Ron Irby / Associated Press)
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Roshunda Johnson scored 22 points and No. 2 Mississippi State stayed undefeated with a 98-50 victory at Florida on Thursday night in Gainesville, Florida.

The Bulldogs (25-0, 11-0 Southeastern Conference) never trailed, hitting three 3-pointers to open the game and doubling up Florida (10-14, 2-9) on the scoreboard by the end of the third quarter.

Victoria Vivians added 17 points for Mississippi State, and Morgan William chipped in with 15. Teaira McCowan had her 17th double-double of the season with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Funda Nakkasoglu led the Gators with 17 points.

(7) South Carolina 79, Alabama 66: A’ja Wilson scored 21 points and had nine rebounds for the Gamecocks in a victory over the Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

The Gamecocks (19-5, 8-3 Southeastern Conference) shot 67 percent in the first half to build a 15-point lead. They were coming off losses against the nation’s top two teams, No. 1 UConn and No. 2 Mississippi State, but were in control against the Crimson Tide (14-10, 4-7).

Tyasha Harris had 17 points and five assists for the Gamecocks. Hannah Cook and Shaquera Wade each scored 13 points for Alabama.

(10) Maryland 76, Michigan State 68: Kaila Charles had 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Terrapins in a victory over the Spartans in East Lansing, Michigan.

Maryland (21-3, 10-1 Big Ten) won its sixth straight and avenged an 82-68 home loss to Michigan State on Jan. 11. Stephanie Jones and Kristen Confoy each had 14 points.

Victoria Gaines led Michigan State (14-11, 4-8) with 15 points, and Taya Reimer had 15.

(11) Tennessee 90, Arkansas 85: Rennia Davis had 33 points and 14 rebounds, both career bests, and the Lady Vols made 9 of 10 free throws in the last minute to hold off the Razorbacks in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Meme Jackson also had a career high with 21 points for the Lady Vols (20-4, 8-3 Southeastern Conference). Jaime Nared added 16 points.

Devin Cosper had 29 points on 10-of-14 shooting for a career high 29 points for the Razorbacks (12-12, 3-8). Malica Monk made all four of her 3s and added a career-high 25 points.

(12) Florida State 77, Virginia 62: Shakayla Thomas scored 20 points, and A.J. Alix added 17 for the Seminoles in their victory over the Cavaliers in Tallahassee, Florida.

Imani Wright had 14 points to help the Seminoles (20-4, 8-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) reach 20 wins for the 12th time under coach Sue Memrau.

Felicia Aiyeotan had 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Cavaliers (15-9, 8-3).

(13) Ohio State 90, Rutgers 68: Kelsey Mitchell scored 28 points on 10-of-13 shooting and reached another milestone to lead the Buckeyes to a victory over the Scarlet Knights in Columbus, Ohio.

Mitchell had four assists to surpass 500 for her career, making her just the fourth player in NCAA history with 3,000 points and 500 assists. She was was 5 of 6 from 3-point range.

Sierra Calhoun scored 17 points for the Buckeyes (20-5, 9-3 Big Ten). Tyler Scaife had 27 points for the Scarlet Knights (18-8, 6-6).

(14) Texas A&M 83, Mississippi 54: Chennedy Carter scored 20 of her 26 points in the first half and Texas A&M gave coach Gary Blair his 350th win with the Aggies, defeating the Rebels in College Station, Texas.

Khaalia Hillsman added 16 points, and Danni Williams had 13 for the Aggies (19-6, 8-3 Southeastern Conference).

Freshman Promise Taylor blocked 10 shots, setting the Rebels’ single-game record that was held by Susan Byrd (7, 1993-94) and the all-time season mark with 71, surpassing Shawn Goff (67, 2007-08). Taylor also scored 14 points and had eight rebounds. Alissa Alston scored 17 to lead the Rebels (11-13, 1-11).

(15) Missouri 83, Kentucky 78: Sophie Cunningham scored 29 points on 8-of-10 shooting for Missouri and the Tigers defeated the Wildcats in Columbia, Missouri.

Cierra Porter had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Tigers (19-5, 7-4 Southeastern Conference), and Jordan Frericks had 15 points and nine rebounds.

Taylor Murray led Kentucky (12-13, 4-7) with 23 points.

(18) Georgia 67, Vanderbilt 55: Taja Cole had 11 points, seven assists and a career-high five steals for Georgia as the Bulldogs defeated the Commodores in Athens, Georgia.

Mackenzie Engram also had 11 points and Que Morrison added 10 on 5-of-6 shooting for the Bulldogs (21-3, 9-2 Southeastern Conference).

Kayla Overbeck had a career-high 21 points on 10-of-14 shooting for the Commodores (6-19, 2-9).

(21) Michigan 84, Northwestern 63: Katelynn Flaherty scored 36 points, making nine 3-pointers, and the Wolverines snapped a two-game skid by defeating the Wildcats in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Flaherty made five 3-pointers in scoring 15 points in the second quarter when the Wolverines (20-6, 9-4) outscored the Wildcats 22-9 to take a 40-24 halftime lead.

Flaherty, who made 9 of 16 from behind the arc, was two points shy and one 3-pointer shy of career highs. Halloe Thome added 25 points.

Jordan Hamilton had 21 points for Northwestern (9-16, 2-9).

Miami 52, (23) North Carolina State 48: Keyanna Harris scored nine of her 17 points in the fourth quarter to help the Hurricanes snap the visiting Wolfpacks’ seven-game winning streak.

Harris matched her career high on 7-of-11 shooting. Kelsey Marshall added 14 points, and Emese Hof had 13 for the Hurricanes (17-7, 7-4 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Erika Cassell had a career-best 11 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead NC State (19-6, 8-4). Kiara Leslie and Chelsea Nelson each chipped in another 11 points for the Wolfpack.

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