BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Katie Lou Samuelson had 20 points and 11 rebounds and No. 1 UConn held off 14th-ranked California 76-66 on Saturday.
Napheesa Collier added 16 points, six rebounds and four assists in the Huskies’ 126th straight regular-season victory and 58th consecutive in nonconference play. On Wednesday, Collier had 23 points and a career-high 17 rebounds to lead UConn’s 12-point comeback win over Oklahoma.
Samuelson, whose two older sisters played at Cal rival Stanford, shot 9 for 14 to help the Huskies improve to 11-0. Asha Thomas had 22 points, making six 3-pointers, for Cal (9-1).
NO. 2 NOTRE DAME 87, NO. 19 MARQUETTE 63
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Arike Ogunbowale scored 32 points and Brianna Turner added 20 to help Notre Dame roll past Marquette.
Ogunbowale, a three-time Wisconsin high school player of the year, returned to her hometown and hit 13 of 21 shots and all five free-throw attempts for the Irish (11-1).
Natisha Hiedeman had 23 points for the Golden Eagles (9-3).
NO. 13 MINNESOTA 91, RHODE ISLAND 71
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kenisha Bell had 28 points, nine assists, seven rebounds and two steals and Minnesota beat Rhode Island to complete nonconference play 11-0.
Destiny Pitts added 19 points, and Taiye Bello had 16 points and 15 rebounds.