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Women’s Top 25 Capsules: Brooke McCarty, Joyner Holmes lead No. 6 Texas past Texas Tech 87-72

Texas guard Brooke McCarty, right, guard Ariel Atkins, center, and teammates celebrate from the bench during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas State, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, in Austin, Texas. (Eric Gay / Associated Press)
Texas guard Brooke McCarty, right, guard Ariel Atkins, center, and teammates celebrate from the bench during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas State, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, in Austin, Texas. (Eric Gay / Associated Press)
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AUSTIN, Texas – Brooke McCarty and Joyner Holmes scored 13 points apiece to help No. 6 Texas beat Texas Tech 87-72 on Wednesday night.

Five Longhorns reached double figures as they beat Tech for the 10th straight time. Sug Sutton scored 12, Jatarie White 11 and Ariel Atkins 10 also reached double figures for Texas (21-4, 12-2 Big 12).

Dayo Alabode led Tech (7-18, 1-13 Big 12) with 19 points. She made five 3-pointers. Jada Terry added 17 for Tech, which has lost seven in a row.

No. 22 South Florida 64, SMU 54

TAMPA, Fla. – Maria Jespersen scored 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for her 14th double-double and South Florida won its sixth straight, defeating SMU.

Jespersen had 10 points in the third quarter when the Bulls (21-5, 10-2 American) stretched a 22-18 halftime lead to 45-31. The Mustangs (10-16, 4-9) cut the lead to six with 1:10 to play but USF made 7 of 8 free throws in the final minute to secure the win.

Kitija Laksa, coming off a career-high 41 points that led to big win over ranked Ohio State and got the Bulls ranked after a six-week absence, added 16 points on 4-of-16 shooting.

Kiara Perry led SMU, which is 0-12 against USF and is 0-12 on the road this season, with 18 points.

The teams shot a combined 13 of 63 (21 percent) in the first half.

Minnesota 93, No. 23 Michigan 87

MINNEAPOLIS – Carlie Wagner scored 26 points and Minnesota outscored Michigan 11-4 in the final three minutes for the win.

Katelynn Flaherty’s 3 pointer gave the Wolverines an 83-82 lead with five minutes left but they missed their next three shots while Gadiva Hubbard sandwiched two baskets around a Kehinde Bello bucket for the Gophers. After Nicole Munger ended the four-minute drought the Gophers made 5 of 6 free throws in the final 31 seconds.

Hubbard finished with 17 points and seven assists for Minnesota (20-6, 9-4 Big Ten), which reached 20 wins for the 13th time, three times in four years under coach Marlene Stollings. Kenisha Bell had 16 points, Destiny Pitts 10 points and 13 rebounds. Flaherty had 26 points for the Wolverines (20-8, 9-6).

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