Lady Dogs crush Cougars

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Baylor's Brooklyn Pope blocks a shot by UCLA's Atonye Nyingifa during the first half of the Lady Bears' 83-50 victory.  TONY GUTIERREZ/ASSOCIATED PRESS
TONY GUTIERREZ/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Baylor's Brooklyn Pope blocks a shot by UCLA's Atonye Nyingifa during the first half of the Lady Bears' 83-50 victory.

ATHENS, Ga. — Jasmine James had 15 points and No. 12 Georgia scored the first 18 points of the game in a 73-48 victory over College of Charleston on Thursday night.

Anne Marie Armstrong, Krista Donald and Khaalidah Miller added 10 points apiece for Georgia (3-0).

Megan Fisher led College of Charleston (1-2) with 15 points.

The Cougars missed their first five field-goal attempts, their first four free throws and turned the ball over seven times before scoring.

NO. 1 BAYLOR 83,

NO. 22 UCLA 50

In Waco, Texas, Brittney Griner had 18 points with 14 rebounds and Odyssey Sims scored 22 points for Baylor in a victory over UCLA that sets up a No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup in the preseason WNIT Championship game.

The Lady Bears (3-0) play host to No. 2 Notre Dame on Sunday, after the Irish beat Hartford.

NO. 2 NOTRE DAME 98, HARTFORD 43

In South Bend, Ind., Skylar Diggins and Natalie Novosel each scored 22 points to help Notre Dame (3-0) rout Hartford in the semifinals of the preseason WNIT.

NO. 7 MIAMI 107,

PRAIRIE VIEW 26

In Coral Gables, Fla., Shenise Johnson scored 25 points and Miami (2-1) bounced back from Tuesday’s loss at No. 3 Tennessee by routing Prairie View.

NO. 9 LOUISVILLE 77,

EASTERN KENTUCKY 53

In Richmond, Ky., Cierra Warren had 15 points to overcome Shoni Schimmel’s 5 of 20 shooting night in her debut to lead Louisville (2-1).

Schimmel was suspended two games by the NCAA after she participated in a non-sanctioned 3-on-3 tournament this summer.

DELAWARE 80,

NO. 11 PENN STATE 71

In Newark, Del., Elena Delle Donne had 40 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks to help Delaware rally past Penn State.

The Lions (2-1) were the highest-ranked team the Blue Hens (2-0) have ever beaten.

NO. 16 PURDUE 54,

BOWLING GREEN 53

In Bowling Green, Ohio, Courtney Moses scored off an inbounds play with 13 seconds left to lift Purdue (2-0).

Moses inbounded the ball off a Bowling Green defender to herself and then made the uncontested layup. Bowling Green missed a 3-pointer at the end.

NO. 17 KENTUCKY 81, NORTHEASTERN 47

In Lexington, Ky., A’dia Mathies scored 20 points as Kentucky (3-0) routed.

The Wildcats forced 37 turnovers two days after they set a school record forcing Jacksonville State into 48 turnovers.

FLORIDA 72,

NO. 21 FLORIDA STATE 58

In Gainesville, Fla., Jennifer George scored 18 points, Jaterra Bonds and Jordan Jones added 14 apiece as Florida (2-1) beat Florida State (2-2).

SOUTH CAROLINA 65,

CLEMSON 48

In Clemson, S.C., Charenee Stephens scored 19 points to lead South Carolina (3-0) past Clemson (2-1).

South Carolina shot 50 percent from the field in the first half for a commanding 43-26 halftime lead.

Nikki Dixon led Clemson with 14 points.


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