Taelor Karr hit six three-pointers and scored 27 points as the Gonzaga women beat Santa Clara 70-55 Thursday in a West Coast Conference...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Taelor Karr hit six three-pointers and scored 27 points as the Gonzaga women beat Santa Clara 70-55 Thursday in a West Coast Conference game.
The guard had 13 of her points in the opening 20 minutes to help Gonzaga to a 39-27 advantage and notched her final 14 points in the second to tie her career high.
The victory helped the Zags (23-5, 13-1) capture at least a share of their ninth straight WCC regular-season title.
Haiden Palmer scored 14 points for the Bulldogs and Sunny Greinacher had 10.
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Santa Clara (13-13, 5-8) was led by Ruta Zurauskyte with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Meagan Fulps, who drained four three-pointers, finished with 15 points.
Duke men prevail
BLACKSBURG, Va. — Seth Curry made the most of his last chance to play in an arena his father once ruled.
The son of Dell Curry, Virginia Tech’s second all-time scorer, scored 19 of his 22 points in the first half as No. 6 Duke opened a 20-point lead and sent Virginia Tech to its ninth consecutive loss, 88-56.
“I just wanted to come out tonight and play well,” Curry said. “The first two times I played terrible.”
He took care of that in short order, hitting three of his five three-pointers before the game was seven minutes old.
Curry finished 6 for 14 from the field overall, but missed only once in six tries from behind the arc. Duke shot 53.6 percent for the game (30 of 56) and was 12 for 17 on three-pointers.
Rasheed Sulaimon added 17 points and Mason Plumlee had 13 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and three blocks.
The Blue Devils (23-3, 10-3 Atlantic Coast) moved coach Mike Krzyzewski into sole possession of third place on the career list for victories at one school with 877.
He was tied with Adolph Rupp of Kentucky and is now two behind North Carolina’s Dean Smith. Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim leads with 910 victories.
Erick Green, the nation’s leading scorer with a 25.3 average coming in, led the Hokies (11-15, 2-11) with 22 points. C.J. Barksdale had a career-best 14 points.
College sports-information contributed to this report.