No. 1 Notre Dame women top No. 2 Louisville

Arike Ogunbowale scored 30 points and No. 1 Notre Dame overcame 18 turnovers to beat No. 2 Louisville 82-68 on Thursday night in South Bend, Ind.

Brianna Turner added 16 points for the Irish (15-1, 3-0 ACC). They regained the top spot in the AP poll this week and won their eighth straight since an 89-71 loss to UConn.

Asia Durr had 29 points for Louisville (14-1, 2-1), and Bionca Dunham added 10.

The Cardinals cut a 10-point deficit to two twice in the fourth quarter, the last at 68-66 with 1:48 remaining, but Turner’s basket and Ogunbowale’s three-pointer sparked a 14-2 run to close the game.

#7 Mississippi St. 80, Georgia 71: Chloe Bibby scored and Teaira McCowan added 18 points and 21 rebounds as Mississippi State (15-1, 3-0 SEC) prevailed. Caliya Robinson scored 26 points for Georgia (11-5, 2-1).

#8 N.C. State 63, Pittsburgh 34: Kiara Leslie has scored 16 points and the host Wolf Pack (16-0, 3-0 ACC) routed the Panthers (9-7, 0-2) to remain the lone Division I women’s team without a loss.

St. Mary’s 74, San Diego 60: Sam Simons scored 15 points to lead four Gaels in double figures as host St. Mary’s (9-6, 2-2) beat the Toreros (8-8, 1-4).

Pepperdine 74, Santa Clara 48: Malia Bambrick scored 25 points to lead the host Waves (9-6, 3-2 WCC). Tia Hay had 18 points for the Broncos (8-7, 1-3).

Loyola Marymount 66, USF 58: Chelsey Gipson scored 17 points as the host Lions (10-7, 3-2) topped the Dons (5-10, 1-3). Shannon Powell scored 13 points to lead USF.

Hall finalist: Former Stanford assistant coach Amy Tucker, who led the Cardinal to the NCAA Final Four as interim head coach in 1995-96, is one of 12 finalists for the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. The Class of 2019 will be unveiled Feb. 4.


UCLA rallies, tops Oregon in overtime

Prince Ali had 22 points, including four in overtime, and UCLA scored the final seven points to outlast host Oregon 87-84.

Jaylen Hands hit the go-ahead jumper with 47 seconds left for the Bruins (10-6, 3-0).

UCLA, which trailed by 17 in the second half, was down 76-68 with 40 seconds left before finishing regulation on a 12-4 run.

Chris Smith tied the score with 0.7 of a second left with a rebound basket off Hands’ intentional miss from the foul line, but Smith missed his free- throw try and the Ducks rebounded to force overtime.

Louis King had 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Ducks (9-6, 0-2).

Colorado 92, WSU 60: Tyler Bey scored 26 points and Shane Gatling had 17 as the host Buffaloes (10-5, 1-2 Pac-12) beat the Cougars (7-8, 0-2).

Washington 69, Utah 53: Nahziah Carter scored 18 points to lead the Huskies (11-4, 2-0 Pac-12) past the host Utes (7-8, 1-2), who were paced by Jayce Johnson’s 12 points.

#2 Michigan 79, Illinois 69: Zavier Simpson scored 16 points as the Wolverins (16-0, 4-0 Big Ten) beat the host Illini (4-12, 0-5).

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