No. 1 SC women beat No. 15 Duke, 5th win over top-15 teams

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Aliyah Boston had 19 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks while top-ranked South Carolina dominated the boards to beat No. 15 Duke 55-46 on Wednesday night.

South Carolina finished with a 45-25 rebounding advantage that included 19-5 on the offensive glass, leading to a 17-4 edge in second-chance points. That helped offset 35% shooting to secure the team’s fifth win against an opponent ranked 15th or better in the AP Top...

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Aliyah Boston had 19 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks while top-ranked South Carolina dominated the boards to beat No. 15 Duke 55-46 on Wednesday night.

South Carolina finished with a 45-25 rebounding advantage that included 19-5 on the offensive glass, leading to a 17-4 edge in second-chance points. That helped offset 35% shooting to secure the team’s fifth win against an opponent ranked 15th or better in the AP Top 25 this season.

Duke trimmed a 16-point deficit to 42-35 early in the fourth period, but South Carolina (11-0) responded by scoring on five straight possessions.

Shayeann Day-Wilson scored 17 points to lead the Blue Devils (8-1), whose defense made South Carolina work. But the offense struggled to get going.

NO. 16 SOUTH FLORIDA 69, STETSON 50

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Elisa Pinzan scored all 12 of her points in the first half, Shae Leverett had 10 points and nine rebounds and South Florida beat Stetson.

USF (7-3) pulled away in the fourth quarter as Stetson missed 15 straight shots, starting late in the third.

Tippy Robertson scored 12 points for Stetson (6-5).

NO. 22 LSU 100, ALCORN STATE 36

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Khayla Pointer scored 19 points with 10 rebounds and three steals as LSU blew out Alcorn State.

Alexis Morris scored 14 points for the Tigers (8-1), who put all 13 players in the scoring column for the second straight game. LSU shot 61% with a 46-21 rebounding advantage.

Maya Claytor scored 13 points for Alcorn State (0-8), which shot 26%.

NO. 24 OHIO STATE 97, ALABAMA STATE 51

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Taylor Mikesell established season bests with 27 points and seven 3-pointers as Ohio State raced past Alabama State.

Rebeka Mikulasikova scored 12 points and pulled down a career-high 11 rebounds for the Buckeyes (8-2).

Brazyll Watkins scored 11 points for Alabama State (1-6).

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