No. 13 Tennessee cruises to win over No. 18 Texas

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AUSTIN, Texas — Meighan Simmons poured in 18 points to lead six Tennessee players in double figures as the 13th-ranked Lady Vols roared past No. 18 Texas 94-75 on Sunday in Austin.

Tennessee's Meighan Simmons tries to drive past Texas guard Chassidy Fussell on Sunday.   JAY JANNER/AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN
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Tennessee's Meighan Simmons tries to drive past Texas guard Chassidy Fussell on Sunday.

Tennessee (7-1) shot 46.8 percent from the floor and held the Longhorns to 34.3 shooting in winning for the fourth consecutive year against Texas.

Chassidy Fussell led the Longhorns (6-2) with 31 points.

NO. 11 PENN STATE 60, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 50

In State College, Pa., Nikki Greene scored 15 points and Alex Bentley 13 as Penn State (9-2) pulled away in the second half to beat South Dakota State (6-5).

Bentley also had five assists to give the senior guard 503 for her career, the sixth player to surpass 500 for the Lady Lions.

NO. 12 KANSAS 72, PRAIRIE VIEW 60

In Lawrence, Kan., Angel Goodrich scored 19 points and Tania Jackson had a double-double
to lead Kansas (9-1) to a win over Prairie View (5-2), overcoming a 21-point performance by Latia Willams. Jackson had 13 points and 10 rebounds. Goodrich also had eight assists.

VANDERBILT 76, NO. 12 OKLAHOMA 63

In Norman, Okla., Christina Foggie scored 17 points, leading four
players in double figures, to help Vanderbilt (8-3) upset Oklahoma (8-2). Tiffany Clarke had 16 points and eight rebounds, and Jasmine Lister added 16 points and nine assists.

NO. 14 UCLA 53, ST. JOHN’S 52 (OT)

In New York, Jasmine Dixon’s layup with 1.2 seconds left lifted UCLA (7-1) past the Red Storm (5-4) in the championship game of the St. John’s Holiday Classic.

NO. 15 PURDUE 77, OAKLAND 46

In Rochester, Mich., Drey Mingo scored 19 points and Purdue (10-1) shot 56 percent from the field in its win over Oakland (5-5). The Boilermakers are off to their
best start since the 2003-04 season.

NO. 16 OKLAHOMA STATE 83, VERMONT 30

In Stillwater, Okla., Tiffany Bias scored 18 points, leading five Oklahoma State players in double figures.

Brittney Martin and Toni Young had 14 points apiece, Kendra Suttles scored 11 and LaShawn Jones added 10 points for Okla­homa State, which has started 8-0 for the third consecutive season.

NO. 19 NORTH CAROLINA 75, COASTAL CAROLINA 49

In Conway, S.C., Antoinette Bannister came off the bench to score 13 points for the Tar Heels (10-1), which bounced back from a miserable offensive showing to thump Coastal Carolina.

RUTGERS 42, NO. 21 MIAMI 34

In Piscataway, N.J., Monique Oliver scored 13 points and Rutgers (7-3) held Miami (7-2) to its worst shooting performance of the season.

NO. 25 WEST VIRGINIA 90, YOUNGSTOWN STATE 57

In Morgantown, W.Va., Taylor Palmer scored 15 points to lead five players in double figures for West Virginia (7-2), which shot 64.4 percent. Ayana Dunning added 13 points and 13 rebounds.


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