Oklahoma got 17 points from Erin Higgins and snapped No. 25 Utah's seven-game winning streak with a 72-59 victory last night. Dionna Jackson added 14 points and 10 rebounds for...
SALT LAKE CITY — Oklahoma got 17 points from Erin Higgins and snapped No. 25 Utah’s seven-game winning streak with a 72-59 victory last night.
Dionnah Jackson added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Sooners (7-3), who opened the second half with a 9-0 run.
Kim Smith had 19 points for Utah (8-3), but she was unable to help the Utes overcome an early deficit.
The Utes pulled to 35-29 at the break, but the Sooners opened the second half with their decisive run over 3-1/2 minutes to extend their lead to 15 points.
The Utes never recovered.
The Sooners limited Utah to 32 percent shooting, while making 44 percent of their shots, including 59 percent from three-point range.
No. 1 Louisiana State 72, at UC-Santa Barbara 52
Seimone Augustus overcame a case of food poisoning to score 16 points as the Tigers (11-0) defeated the Gauchos (2-4).
Scholanda Hoston added 15 points for LSU, which also got 11 apiece from Temeka Johnson and Quianna Chaney.
Kristen Mann had 22 points for UCSB.
Augustus was restricted to 24 minutes of play after eating a bad plate of ribs during a previous stop at Southwest Missouri State. She made 6 of 12 shots and grabbed five rebounds.
At No. 4 Texas 69, Texas-Arlington 24
The Longhorns (6-2) used a suffocating defense to beat Texas-Arlington (4-5) and extend the nation’s longest home winning streak to 40 games.
Tiffany Jackson scored 12 points for Texas.
At No. 11 Michigan State 85, Vermont 57
Kelli Roehrig matched her season high with 23 points, leading four players in double figures as the Spartans (10-1) dispatched the Catamounts (3-4).
Lindsay Bowen had 15 points, Liz Shimek 14 and Kristin Haynie 13 to go with eight rebounds, nine assists and four steals in the sixth straight win for Michigan State.
At No. 12 Texas Tech 79, Penn State 65
Cisti Greenwalt scored a season-high 21 points, and the Raiders (7-2) used a strong finish to the first half in defeating the Lions (5-5).
The Lions were led by Tanisha Wright with 19 points.
No. 15 Georgia 79, at Marist 62
Freshman Tasha Humphrey had 26 points and 10 rebounds to help the Bulldogs (9-3) prevail.
Kristin Keller led Marist (3-4) with 20 points.
No. 16 Vanderbilt 78, Pepperdine 46
Ashley Earley made 9 of 11 shots and scored 20 points to lead the Commodores (9-1) over the Waves (3-8) in the championship game of the Hilton Woodland Hills Beach Classic.
At No. 18 Iowa 76, Western Illinois 69
Johanna Solverson scored 19 points and converted a key three-point play in the closing minute as the Hawkeyes (10-0) downed the Westerwinds (4-5).
Iowa made 6 of 7 free throws in the final two minutes, hitting a season-best 86 percent for the game.
No. 19 DePaul 86, at St. Peter’s 61
Khara Smith scored a season-high 32 points, and added 13 rebounds and five blocks to carry the Blue Demons (8-2) to a decisive victory over St. Peter’s (4-4). Allie Quigley had season highs of 24 points and eight assists for DePaul.