College women’s hoops: Duke romps
Womenís hoops roundup …
DURHAM ó Chelsea Gray had a triple-double with 14 points, a school-record 13 assists and 11 rebounds in No. 7 Dukeís rout of Pittsburgh.
Tricia Liston scored 19 points and Chloe Wells added 14 for the Blue Devils (6-1). They never trailed, shot 50 percent and used a pair of early runs to effectively end this one at halftime and win their 28th straight game at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Gray added six steals during the fourth triple-double in school history and first since Jasmine Thomas two years ago against Marquette.
No. 1 Baylor 89, Minn. 60
MINNEAPOLIS ó Brittney Griner scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds while Odyssey Sims added 15 points to help No. 1 Baylor roll to a 89-60 victory at Minnesota on Sunday.
The Lady Bears (8-0) were never really threatened in the Big 12/Big Ten Challenge game against the Gophers (4-5). Baylor jumped to a double-digit lead in the gameís opening minutes and used its size inside and quickness on the perimeter to overwhelm Minnesota.
No. 3 Notre Dame 76, Creighton 48
OMAHA, Neb. ó Natalie Achonwa scored a career-high 20 points to lead three Notre Dame players in double figures in the Irishís victory over Creighton.
Natalie Novosel had 17 points and Devereaux Peters added 10 for Notre Dame (7-1).
The Irish led by 30 points at halftime, allowing Novosel and star guard Skylar Diggins to spend most of the second half resting on the bench.
No. 13 Purdue 60, No. 4 Texas A&M 51
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. ó Courtney Moses scored 15 points and Brittany Rayburn added 14 to help Purdue defeat Texas A&M in the Big 12/Big Ten Challenge.
The defending national champion Aggies (6-1) saw their winning streak end at 12 games. A win would have set a new school record for consecutive victories. They might now face a losing streak ó Texas A&M plays at Connecticut on Tuesday night.
No. 6 Md. 76, American 42
WASHINGTON ó Alyssa Thomas scored 15 of her 17 points in the first half and Maryland cruised to a victory over American.
No. 8 Tenn 73, No. 21 Texas
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ó Shekinna Stricklen scored 20 points and Tennessee held off Texas.No. 12 UK 74, Louisville 54
LEXINGTON, Ky. ó Aídia Mathies scored 20 points and Kentucky used a first-half push to top Louisville.
The Wildcats (8-0) put pressure on Louisville early, holding the Cardinals with just one field goal over a 10-minute stretch.