GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Kayla Wells had 16 points, Alexis Morris added 13 and No. 2 Texas A&M opened the Southeastern Conference Tournament with a 77-58 victory over LSU on Friday.
The Aggies (23-1), who won their first league regular-season title Sunday, advanced to the tournament semifinals for the fourth time in the past five years. They’ll face No. 16 Georgia on Saturday in the semifinals.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Michaela Onyenwere scored 24 points and UCLA beat Arizona to reach the championship game of the Pac-12 Tournament.
The third-seeded Bruins (16-4) will play No. 4 Stanford, the top seed, for the conference title on Sunday.
The Bruins overcame an off-shooting night and staved off a late rally by Arizona (16-5), which carved into a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to get within two with a little more than a minute left. UCLA closed it out with a 9-2 run over the final 1:04.
Pac-12 player of the year Aari McDonald led second-seeded Arizona with 24 points.
NO. 14 TENNESSEE 77, MISSISSIPPI 72
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Rennia Davis matched her career high-with 33 points and had 14 rebounds to help Tennessee beat Mississippi to advance to the Southeastern Conference Tournament semifinal.
Rae Burrell had nine of her 18 points in the fourth quarter when Tennessee (16-6) outscored the Rebels 28-15.
Donnetta Johnson had 20 points for Ole Miss (11-11).
NO. 16 GEORGIA 78, NO. 17 KENTUCKY 6
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Jenna Staiti and Maya Caldwell scored 20 points each and Georgia beat Kentucky in the Southeastern Conference tournament quarterfinals.
Georgia (19-5) has won six of its last seven games.
Rhyne Howard had 33 points for Kentucky (17-8).
NO. 24 RUTGERS 71, NO. 22 OHIO STATE 63
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Arella Guirantes scored a career-high 20 points and had 10 rebounds and Rutgers beat Ohio State to take the No. 3 seed in the Big Ten Tournament.
Tyia Singleton scored 18 points on 8-for-9 shooting, had 13 rebounds and blocked six shots to help the Scarlet Knights (14-3, 10-3) win their ninth straight.
Braxtin Miller scored 19 points for Ohio State (13-7, 9-7).
NO. 23 MISSOURI STATE 87, EVANSVILLE 54
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Jasmine Franklin and Sydney Wilson had 16 points apiece and Missouri State beat Evansville to open a two-game sert.
The back-to-back Missouri Valley Conference regular-season champion Bears (19-2, 15-0) extended their winning streak to 15, their longest since an 18-game stretch during the 2003-04 season.
Abby Feit scored 16 points for Evansville (6-15, 2-14).