STORRS, Conn. – Katie Lou Samuelson scored 15 of her 19 points in the first half to lead top-ranked UConn to a 98-45 rout of Tulane on Saturday and a 20-0 start to the season for the 11th time.
Kia Nurse added 14 points for the Huskies (9-0 American Athletic Conference) and tied a career high with seven rebounds.
Napheesa Collier hit all six of her shots for 13 points. Gabby Williams added 13 points and nine assists. The Huskies shot 72 percent from the floor and outscored Tulane 50-18 in the paint and 15-0 on the fast break.
Kayla Manuirirangi led Tulane (11-10, 3-5) with 13 points.
No. 6 TEXAS 87, IOWA STATE 55
AUSTIN, Texas – Ariel Atkins scored 15 points, and Lashann Higgs added 14 for Texas.
Jatarie White and Audrey-Ann Caron-Goudreau, both 6-foot-4, and 6-3 Joyner Holmes contributed 12 points apiece as the bigger Longhorns (16-4, 7-2 Big 12) outscored Iowa State 32-20 in the paint.
Emily Durr led Iowa State (9-12, 3-7) with 20 points, and Bridget Carleton added 19.
No. 12 OHIO STATE 78, MICHIGAN STATE 62
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Kelsey Mitchell scored 23 points to become the Big Ten’s career scoring leader and help Ohio State end a three-game losing streak.
Mitchell, a 5-foot-8 senior guard, has scored 3,098 points, passing Rachel Barham, who scored 3,093 in her career at Minnesota. Mitchell made four 3-pointers, extending her NCAA career record to 449.
Linnae Harper added 22 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and five steals for the Buckeyes (17-5, 6-3). Jenna Allen had 16 points for the Spartans (15-8, 4-5).
No. 19 OKLAHOMA STATE 80, TEXAS TECH 62
STILLWATER, Okla. – Kaylee Jensen had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and Loryn Goodwin had 20 points, eight assists and five steals for Oklahoma State.
Jensen added three blocks and four steals for the Cowgirls (15-5, 6-3 Big 12). Jada Terry had 14 points and a career-high 15 rebounds for the Lady Raiders (7-14, 1-9. Brittany Brewer also had 14 points.
No. 24 TCU 62, OKLAHOMA 58
FORT WORTH, Texas – Lauren Heard scored 12 points, including the tying 3-pointer, and Amber Ramirez scored all nine of her points in the final two minutes for TCU.
The Horned Frogs (15-5, 6-3 Big 12), playing as a ranked team at home for the first time since Nov. 17, 2010, won their sixth straight, their longest run since an eight-game streak in 2010-11.
Shaina Pellington led Oklahoma (10-11, 5-5) with 19 points.
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