Top-ranked Baylor pummels Mississippi Valley State

Baylor women 93, Mississippi Valley State 55

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WACO, Texas — Brittney Griner scored 20 points in 27 minutes and top-ranked Baylor finished its nonconference schedule with a 93-55 win over Mississippi Valley State.

Destiny Williams had 11 points and 14 rebounds for the Bears, who reached 13-0 for the second time in the program’s history.

De’Kisha Fondon scored 23 for Mississippi Valley (2-8). Alia Frank had 10 points and Ka’Neshia Smith added 10 rebounds.

NO. 3 NOTRE DAME 128, MERCER 42

In Macon, Ga., Markisha Wright had 24 points, Skylar Diggins had 21, and Notre Dame scored the most points in school history in overwhelming Mercer and giving the Fighting Irish their 10th consecutive win.

NO. 8 DUKE 65, TEMPLE 54

In Philadelphia, Tricia Liston scored 20 points to lead to a win over Temple.

Duke (9-2) jumped out to a 17-point halftime lead before allowing the Owls to climb back in the game.

NO. 9 OHIO STATE 77, WISCONSIN 61

In Madison, Wis., Tayler Hill scored 21 points and Ohio State beat Wisconsin in the Big Ten opener for both teams.

Samantha Prahalis, fourth in the Big Ten at almost 18 points a game, struggled from the field for the Buckeyes (14-0), shooting 4 of 15.

NO. 10 TEXAS A&M 72, MCNEESE STATE 62

In College Station, Texas, Tyra White scored 19 points and Kelsey Bone added 19 points and 15 rebounds as Texas A&M outlasted scrappy McNeese State.

NO. 11 RUTGERS 75, GEORGE WASHINGTON 54

In Washington, Monique Oliver tied her season high with 23 points to lead Rutgers over George Washington.

NO. 15 GEORGETOWN 77, DARTMOUTH 38

In Hanover, N.H., Sugar Rodgers scored a career-high 39 points and Georgetown increased its winning streak to 11 in a row.

NO. 23 NEBRASKA 71, NO. 16 PENN STATE 63

In State College, Pa., Jordan Hooper scored 31 points, including a clinching 3-pointer with 17 seconds left, and Nebraska won its Big Ten debut

NO. 20 PURDUE 57, MINNESOTA 53

In West Lafayette, Ind., Antionette Howard scored the go-ahead basket and K.K. Houser had 15 points to lead Purdue to a victory over Minnesota in the Big Ten opener for both teams.

NO. 24 NORTH CAROLINA 79, NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL 42

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Chay Shegog had 20 points and five blocked shots to pace North Carolina to a victory over North Carolina Central.

Krista Gross added 15 points and 11 rebounds for her third double-double of the season for the Tar Heels.


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