South Carolina wins 31st straight SEC game, topping LSU

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Destanni Henderson scored 19 points and Aliyah Boston added 12 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks as No. 1 South Carolina beat LSU 66-59 on Sunday for its 31st straight Southeastern Conference victory.

The Gamecocks (17-2, 12-0 SEC) haven’t lost in league play since falling to Arkansas in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals in March 2019.

Boston finished with her 10th double-double this season and 23rd of her career as South Carolina won its 12th straight over LSU. Zia Cooke added 13 points for the Gamecocks.

Jailin Cherry had a career-high 19 points to lead LSU (8-10, 6-6). Faustine Aifuwa had 11 points and 12 rebounds, her ninth double-double this season for the Tigers.

No. 6 TEXAS A&M 80, No. 16 TENNESSEE 70

COLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Destiny Pitts had a season-high 18 points and Texas A&M used strong free throw shooting late to hold on for a win over Tennessee.

It’s the seventh straight victory for Texas A&M (19-1, 10-1 SEC) and improves the Aggies to 8-0 against ranked opponents this season.

Texas A&M had a two-point led late in the fourth quarter when Pitts was fouled on a 3-pointer and made all three free throws to make it 73-68. Jordan Nixon added two free throws after an offensive foul by Rennia Davis before a basket by Davis cut the lead to 5 with less than a minute to go.

The Lady Vols couldn’t get closer.

Davis had 25 points to lead Tennessee (12-5, 6-3) after missing the team’s last game because of a medical reason.

No. 10 ARIZONA 75, WASHINGTON 53

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Sam Thomas scored 20 points, including hitting a career-high six 3-pointers, and Aari McDonald also had 20 points to help Arizona run its winning streak to six games with a Pac-12 victory over Washington.

Cate Reese had 12 points, Shaina Pellington had 11 points and Thomas added a season-high seven rebounds for the Wildcats (14-2, 12-2).

Quay Miller had 13 points and nine rebounds and Haley Van Dyke had 12 points for the Huskies (5-11, 2-11), who broke an eight-game losing streak at Arizona State on Friday.

No. 15 INDIANA 58, ILLINOIS 50

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Ali Patberg scored 16 points and Indiana overcame a horrible shooting day to turn back Illinois.

The struggles of leading scorer Mackenzie Holmes (18.7 points a game) emphazied the Hoosiers’ struggles. The 62% shooter — which is among the top five in the nation — was 1-of-16 shooting and put up seven points.

Despite the poor shooting, Indiana (13-4, 11-2 Big Ten) did make the plays down the stretch. After an inside basket by Jada Peebles capped an 8-0 run to cut the Hoosiers lead to one with 2:39 to play, the Illini didn’t score again.

Pebbles led Illinois (3-13, 1-12), which shot 30% and made 9 of 10 from the line, with 13 points.

No. 23 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 73, ORAL ROBERTS 61

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Myah Selland scored a career-high 30 points and South Dakota State scored the last 10 points of the game to hold off Oral Roberts for the Jackrabbits’ 14th-straight win.

Compared with Saturday’s 82-60 win over the Golden Eagles, the Jackrabbits had to work much harder but made all the plays down the stretch.

Oral Roberts pulled within 63-61 on a Tierney Coleman basket with 3:06 to go. Paiton Burckhard answered with a layup and then Oral Roberts missed its last five shots and had three turnovers. Tylee Irwin made two free throws, Selland made a basket at 1:06 to surpass her previous career high by one and Burckhard closed it out with a half-minute to go.

Coleman had a career-high 22 points for the Golden Eagles (16-2, 4-6).

No. 24 GEORGIA 82, MISSOURI 64

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Gabby Connally scored 29 points, sinking six 3-pointers, Jenna Staiti scored 12 of her 18 points after halftime and Georgia broke away from Missouri.

Breaking out of a 35-35 halftime tie, Georgia (16-4, 8-4 Southeastern Conference) shot 47% in the second half, with Connally making five of the Bulldogs six 3-pointers.

Ladazhia Williams led Missouri (7-9, 3-8) with 17 points with Haley Troup and Hayley Frank adding 14 each. Troup was 2 for 2 from distance, Frank was 3 for 3 from behind the arc.

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