WASHINGTON – Sugar Rodgers scored 24 points and No. 17 Georgetown held seventh-ranked Miami to 21 percent shooting in a 71-46 rout Wednesday night.
The Hoyas (10-2) limited the nation’s highest-scoring team to its lowest output of the season. They stifled the Hurricanes (9-2) from the start, going ahead 34-21 at halftime while holding Miami to just one field goal in the last six minutes, and maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the way.
Shenise Johnson led Miami (9-2) with 10 points, her fewest of the season.
NO. 1 BAYLOR 90, MCNEESE STATE 50
In Waco, Texas, Brittney Griner had 15 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks in just 24 minutes to help top-ranked Baylor romp past McNeese State.
Freshman Sune Agbuke also had a double-double with 10 points and 15 rebounds for Baylor (12-0), which had six players score in double figures.
NO. 2 CONNECTICUT 72, COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON 24
In Charleston, S.C., Bria Hartley scored 15 points and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 13 as Connecticut (10-1) bounced back from a rare regular season loss with a rout.
The Huskies’ defense befuddled Charleston (2-8). The Cougars made just seven of their 49 shots (14 percent) and turned the ball over 24 times.
NO. 8 KENTUCKY 90, SAMFORD 61
In Lexington, Ky., Samantha Drake scored 18 points and Kentucky (11-1) hammered Samford for its 31st consecutive nonconference home victory.
Kentucky’s frenetic defense forced 28 turnovers.
NO. 15 TEXAS TECH 75, WESTERN KENTUCKY 38
In Lubbock, Texas, Casey Morris scored 11 points to lead Texas Tech (10-0) to a rout of Western Kentucky.
NO. 16 PENN STATE 78, BUCKNELL 54
In Lewisburg, Pa., Maggie Lucas scored 22 points to help Penn State (10-2) beat Bucknell in the Nittany Lions’ final nonconference contest before Big Ten play starts next week.
NO. 24 NEBRASKA 80, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 71
In Lincoln, Neb., Jordan Hooper had her second consecutive double-double with 30 points and 11 rebounds and Lindsey Moore scored 27 points as Nebraska (11-1) beat South Dakota State.
SOUTH CAROLINA 65, SAVANNAH STATE 39
In Columbia, Aleighsa Welch scored 15 points as South Carolina stopped Savannah State for its 10th victory of the season.
The win gives the Gamecocks a 10-2 start, their best since 2002-03.
Jasmine Kirkland led Savannah State (5-7) with 13 points.
GEORGIA TECH 67, CENTRAL ARKANSAS 61
In Nassau, Bahamas, Sasha Goodlett scored 23 points and Georgia Tech (9-3) survived a late rally by Central Arkansas for its fourth consecutive victory.
Goodlett earned Bahamas Sunshine Shootout MVP honors after averaging 17 points and five rebounds in two wins.