Paige Bueckers scored 31 points, including her team’s final 13, to lead No. 2 UConn to a 63-59 overtime victory Monday over top-ranked South Carolina.
The freshman scored all of the Huskies’ nine points in overtime, including a 3-pointer that bounced high off the back of the rim before dropping in to give the Huskies (14-1) the four-point margin with 10 seconds left.
The Gamecocks’ Zia Cooke and Destanni Henderson missed 3-pointers in the final seconds.
The thriller came just hours after the Gamecocks and Huskies earned the top two spots in The Associated Press women’s college basketball poll.
Aliyah Boston had 17 points and 15 rebounds for South Carolina (15-2), which overcame a seven-point deficit in the fourth quarter. South Carolina had its 12-game winning streak snapped.
NO. 10 ARIZONA 79, NO. 11 OREGON 59
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Cate Reese scored 25 points and Arizona completed a season sweep of Oregon.
Reese was 11 for 14 from the field while making all three of her 3-point attempts. Sam Thomas scored 14 points and Trinity Baptiste and Aari McDonald each added 13 points as the Wildcats (12-2, 10-2 Pac-12) shot 50.8% from the field.
Nyara Sabally scored 17 points to lead the Ducks (12-4, 9-4).
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