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By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 14, 2014 at 10:11 p.m.



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LEXINGTON (AP) — A'ja Wilson scored 23 points and Elem Ibiam had 21, both career highs, and No. 1 South Carolina routed Savannah State 111-49 on Sunday.

The Gamecocks (9-0) broke 100 points for the first time in coach Dawn Staley's seven seasons and showed no rust from a week off for exams.

Alaina Coates added 20 points and 10 rebounds.

Ezinne Kalu led the Tigers (4-3) with 15 points.

NO. 3 TEXAS 74, NORTHWESTERN STATE 34

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Kelsey Lang and Tasia Foman each scored 12 points and Texas beat Northwestern State to improve to 8-0.

Nneka Enemkpali added 10 points and 10 rebounds for Texas. The senior became the 37th Longhorns player to reach 1,000 career points. Texas played without Ariel Atkins, the talented freshman guard who injured her right ankle last week when she stepped on a teammate's foot in practice.

Beatrice Attura led Northwestern State (4-4) with 12 points.

NO. 6 NORTH CAROLINA 84, APPALACHIAN STATE 52

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Stephanie Mavunga had 19 points and nine rebounds for North Carolina.

Allisha Gray added 12 points for the Tar Heels (9-0). She was taken to the locker room with an ankle injury after making a layup in the first half but returned 6 minutes later.

Maryah Sydnor had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Mountaineers (3-4).

NO. 7 STANFORD 82, SANTA CLARA 43

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Amber Orrange scored 20 points, Kaylee Johnson matched her career high with 22 rebounds, and Stanford returned from its annual two-week break for final exams to beat Santa Clara.

Orrange shot 7 for 12 with two 3-pointers as the Cardinal (6-2) played their West Coast Conference neighbor at Maples Pavilion in the first of two warmups before Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer takes her team to Knoxville to face Tennessee next Saturday.

Nici Gilday scored 17 points on 8-of-12 shooting for Santa Clara (5-3), which lost its seventh straight in the series with Stanford.

NO. 8 KENTUCKY 71, BELMONT 55

Azia Bishop scored a season-high 15 points and had 12 rebounds in Kentucky's victory over Belmont.

Kentucky improved to 10-1 with its sixth straight victory.

Bishop was 7 of 12 from the field and came within two points of matching her career high.

Janee Thompson and Linnae Harper each added 12 points, and Alexis Jennings had 10.

Taylor Mills led Belmont (2-7) with 13 points.

NO. 9 BAYLOR 96, STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 57

WACO, Texas (AP) — Nina Davis scored 33 points on 12-of-15 shooting for Baylor.

Alexis Prince added 20 points on 9-of-11 shooting for the Bears (8-1), and Niya Johnson had 11 assists.

Porsha Roberts led Stephen F. Austin (5-4) with 18 points and eight rebounds. Roberts, a Waco native and a senior, was playing her first college game in her hometown.

NO. 11 TENNESSEE 55, NO. 17 RUTGERS 45

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Isabelle Harrison scored all 11 of her points in the second half and Tennessee used a late run to beat Rutgers.

Trailing 43-39 with 7:14 left, the Lady Vols (7-2) scored 10 straight points, including the first four by Harrison to take control.

Tyler Scaife scored 22 for Rutgers (8-2). The Scarlet Knights have lost the last 10 in the series.

NO. 19 MICHIGAN ST. 90, LOYOLA OF CHICAGO 38

CHICAGO (AP) — Aerial Powers had 14 points, 14 rebounds, five assists and a career-high three blocks to lead Michigan State past Loyola of Chicago.

Becca Mills scored 22 points to lead the Spartans (6-2). Tori Jankoska and Lexi Gussert each added 15 points, and Jasmine Lumpkin had nine points with 11 rebounds.

Taylor Johnson had 14 points and five steals for Loyola (2-6).

NO. 20 SYRACUSE 70, NC CENTRAL 25

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Briana Day had 15 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks to lead Syracuse.

Alexis Peterson added 13 points, and Brianna Butler had 11 for the Orange (7-1).

The Eagles (2-8) had 30 turnovers.

NO. 22 MISSISSIPPI STATE 73, SOUTHERN MISS 46

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Breanna Richardson scored 12 points and Martha Alwal added 10 and Mississippi State held Southern Miss to one first-half field goal.

Southern Miss missed its first 16 attempts and committed 21 turnovers before the break, which led to 19 points for the Bulldogs (10-0). Jerontay Clemons led Southern Miss (6-3) with 16 points.

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