Rutgers women top Louisville in overtime

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Erica Wheeler scored 23 points, including an off-balance 3-pointer with the shot clock running out in overtime, and No. 8 Rutgers beat 16th-ranked Louisville 71-68 on Saturday.

Trailing 68-67, Wheeler rebounded Khadijah Rushdan’s miss and dribbled out to the 3-point line. She connected with 1:12 left in the extra period to lead the Scarlet Knights (15-2, 4-0 Big East).

Shawnta’ Dyer led the Cardinals (14-4, 3-2) with 16 points.

 

NO. 2 NOTRE DAME 76, CINCINNATI, 50

In Cincinnati, Natalie Novosel scored 21 points, and point guard Skylar Diggins had 11 assists, leading Notre Dame (17-1, 5-0 Big East) over Cincinnati (9-8, 0-4).

Notre Dame (17-1, 5-0 Big East) has won 19 consecutive games against teams from Ohio since 1993.

 

NO. 3 CONNECTICUT 72, VILLANOVA 49

In Villanova, Pa., Tiffany Hayes scored 14 of her 22 points in the second half to lead Connecticut (14-2 overall, 4-1 Big East) over Villanova (11-6, 2-3) .

 

NO. 4 STANFORD 80, COLORADO 54

In Boulder, Colo., Joslyn Tinkle matched her career high with 20 points and Stanford (15-1, 6-0 Pac-12), routed Colorado (13-3, 2-3) .

 

KANSAS STATE 62, NO. 10 TEXAS TECH 61

In Lubbock, Texas, Jalana Childs scored 23 points to lead Kansas State (13-3, 4-0 Big 12) over Texas Tech, handing the Lady Raiders their second loss in a row.

 

NO. 12 TEXAS A&M 59, IOWA STATE 33

In Ames, Iowa, Adaora Elonu scored 14 points and Texas A&M (11-4, 2-2) kept Iowa State (9-6, 0-4) winless in the Big 12.

 

NO. 14 WISCONSIN-GREEN BAY 68, DETROIT 59

In Detroit, Adrian Ritchie scored 20 points to lead unbeaten and Wisconsin-Green Bay 15-0, 5-0 Horizon League) over Detroit (8-10, 4-2).

 

NO. 21 DEPAUL 96, PITTSBURGH 83

In Chicago, Anna Martin scored 29 points, including a pair of insurance free throws with 19.7 seconds left, and DePaul (15-3, 3-1 Big East) topped Pittsburgh (8-10, 0-5).

 

SAINT MARY’S 66, NO. 23 GONZAGA 63

In Spokane, Wash., Alex Carbonel scored 18 points and Saint Mary’s (14-5, 5-1 West Coast Conference) made four free throws in the last 25 seconds to beat Gonzaga (15-3, 4-1).

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