Georgia women bounce back against Vanderbilt

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ATHENS, Ga. — Jasmine Hassell scored 16 points and Georgia rebounded from a disappointing Southeastern Conference loss to beat Vanderbilt 55-50 in each team’s regular-season finale Sunday.

Georgia’s shooters could only improve after shooting 18.2 percent in a 50-38 loss to Mississippi State on Thursday. The Bulldogs (24-5, 12-4) shot 35.8 percent (19 of 53) Sunday, though they only made 2 of 11 3-pointers.

Jasmine Lister paced Vanderbilt (19-10, 9-7) with 17 points.

NO. 5 DUKE 65,
NO. 15 NORTH CAROLINA 58

In Durham, N.C., freshman Alexis Jones scored a season-high 22 points and Duke (27-2, 17-1) beat North Carolina (26-5, 14-4) for its Atlantic Coast Conference-record 17th regular-season league victory.

NO. 7 PENN STATE 82,
NO. 20 NEBRASKA 67

In Lincoln Neb., Maggie Lucas scored 34 points to lead seventh-ranked Penn State (24-4, 14-2) to a victory over Nebraska (22-7, 12-4) , clinching the Lady Lions’ second consecutive outright Big Ten title.

NO. 10 KENTUCKY 78,

NO. 8 TENNESSEE 65

In Lexington, Ky., A’dia Mathies scored 13 second-half points, including back-to-back 3-pointers during Kentucky’s 19-6 run, to help the Wildcats (25-4, 13-3 SEC) pull away from Tennessee (23-6, 14-2).

NO. 9 MARYLAND 88, WAKE FOREST 61

In College Park, Md., Tianna Hawkins scored 18 points, Alyssa Thomas added 16, and Maryland (23-6, 14-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) defeated Wake Forest (12-18, 5-13) to snap its first losing streak of the season.

NO. 12 DAYTON 73, SAINT JOSEPH’S 66

In Dayton, Ohio, Andrea Hoover scored 19 points and Samantha MacKay added 18 points and seven assists as Dayton (26-1, 14-0) wrapped up its first Atlantic 10 Conference regular-season title by beating Saint Joseph’s (20-8, 11-3).

LOUISIANA STATE 67,
NO. 13 TEXAS A&M 52

In College Station, Texas, Theresa Plaisance scored 16 points and Danielle Ballard had 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead LSU (19-10, 10-6 SEC) to a victory over Texas A&M (21-9, 11-5) in the regular-season finale for both teams.

NO. 14 SOUTH CAROLINA 67, FLORIDA 56

In Columbia, Ashley Bruner scored 16 points and Aleighsa Welch and Ieasia Walker added 14 apiece as South Carolina defeated Florida (17-13, 6-10).

The Gamecocks (23-6, 11-5) set a school record for SEC victories in a season and tied their program record for regular-season wins.

NO. 17 UCLA 68, ARIZONA 57

In Tucson, Ariz., Alyssia Brewer scored 22 points on 11-for-14 shooting and UCLA (23-6, 14-4) finished the Pac-12 regular season with a victory over Arizona (12-17, 4-14).

NO. 18 DELAWARE 62, DREXEL 57

In Newark, Del., Elena Delle Donne posted a double-double and Lauren Carra scored a season-high 21 points to help Delaware (26-3, 17-0) beat Drexel (20-8, 13-4) and tie a school record with 21 consecutive wins.

NO. 19 COLORADO 66,

OREGON STATE 63 (OT)

In Corvallis, Ore., Chucky Jeffery scored 25 points and Colorado (24-5, 13-5 Pac-12) rallied to beat Oregon State (10-20, 4-14).

VIRGINIA 72, NO. 24 FLORIDA STATE 60

In Charlottesville, Va., Faith Randolph scored a career-high 19 points and Simone Egwu had 17 points and 11 boards as Virginia (16-13, 8-10 ACC) ended a five-game skid by beating Florida State (21-8, 11-7) .

NO. 25 PURDUE 76, ILLINOIS 65

In West Lafayette, Ind., Courtney Moses scored 21 points, leading four Purdue players in double figures, and the Boilermakers (21-8, 10-6 Big Ten) defeated Illinois (16-12, 9-7).


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