Phillips lifts Lady Bulldogs

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ATHENS, Ga. --- Porsha Phillips scored 12 points, including her second 3-pointer of the season, stole the ball twice and grabbed two rebounds during a 15-3 run by No. 11 Georgia that opened up a 51-25 lead on 19th-ranked Virginia.

In the rest of Georgia's 69-53 win, Phillips had two free throws, two rebounds and one steal.

"You never know what she is going to pick up," said teammate Angel Robinson, who had 11 points and 10 rebounds. "She is very unpredictable."

Georgia (10-0) ended the first half with a 21-5 run that built a 36-22 lead.

Monica Wright scored 21 for Virginia (7-3) to give her 2,011 points, joining Dawn Staley (2,135) and Heather Burge (2,058) as the only Cavaliers with 2,000 or more points in a career.

NO. 4 NOTRE DAME 90, CHARLOTTE 31

In South Bend, Ind., Ashley Barlow scored a season-high 19 points and Notre Dame forced 43 turnovers in its victory.

Shannon McCallum led Charlotte (5-6) with 10 points.

NO. 20 NEBRASKA 77, NO. 5 LSU 63

In Lincoln, Neb., Kelsey Griffin had 30 points and 14 rebounds to lead Nebraska to the upset. The Cornhuskers (11-0) are off to their best start in school history.

Allison Hightower had 15 points and Katherine Graham 12 for LSU (9-1).

NO. 9 NORTH CAROLINA 93, SOUTH CAROLINA 85

In Myrtle Beach, S.C., Cetera DeGraffenreid had a career-high 26 points to help North Carolina (9-1) hold on for the victory.

Kelsey Bone, South Carolina's 6-foot-5 freshman, had 27 points and 10 rebounds for her fourth double-double this season.

NO. 12 XAVIER 81, MISSISSIPPI STATE 60

In Cincinnati, Amber Harris had 18 points to lead Xavier to a much-needed victory.

The Musketeers (8-2) were coming off back-to-back losses to Michigan State and Michigan.

Mary Kathryn Govero had 15 points for Mississippi State (8-4).

NO. 15 OKLAHOMA 67, CREIGHTON 58

In Omaha, Neb., Danielle Robinson scored 22 points and Oklahoma used a late surge to get the win.

The Sooners (9-2) held the Bluejays (5-4) to 23 percent shooting in the second half on their way to their fifth consecutive win.

NO. 17 TEXAS 91, TEXAS SOUTHERN 42

In Austin, Texas, Ashley Gayle had a career-high 14 points along with 10 rebounds and six blocks to help Texas (7-3) get the victory.

Jasmine Payne scored 22 points for Texas Southern (2-7).

NO. 18 VANDERBILT 84, TENNESSEE STATE 47

In Nashville, Tenn., Meredith Marsh scored 24 points to lead Vanderbilt (10-1) to the easy win.

The Commodores used a season-high 52 points in the first half to pull away from the Tigers (3-7).

NO. 21 PITTSBURGH 76, AUSTIN PEAY 75 (OT)

In Clarksville, Tenn., Jania Sims' jumper with 1:04 left in overtime lifted Pittsburgh (9-1) to the road win.

Brittany Thomas led Pitts-burgh with 15 points. Jasmine Rayner had 21 points and 12 rebounds for the Governors (3-8).

NO. 22 KANSAS 75, UC RIVERSIDE 60

In Lawrence, Kan., Danielle McCray scored a season-high 30 points and Kansas (8-2) overcame a sluggish first half in an ugly victory.

Rhaya Neabors had 17 for UC Riverside (2-7).

NO. 25 GEORGIA TECH 70,

ARIZONA 48

In Atlanta, Brigitte Ardossi had 18 points and reserve Alex Montgomery scored 17 to lift the Yellow Jackets (9-2).

Soana Lucet finished with 19 for the Wildcats (5-3).


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