KNOXVILLE, Tennessee – The Stanford No.3 withstood a furious third-quarter rally by No.7 Tennessee and escaped for a 74-63 victory on Saturday.
Ashton Prechtel connected on three 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and finished with 12 points to mark the Cardinal’s resumption (8-2).
Lexie Hull scored 11 points, Haley Jones had 18 points and 19 rebounds and Hannah Jump had 11 points for reigning national champion Stanford.
Alexus Dye scored 10 of his 14 points in the third quarter to trigger 9-1 Tennessee. Jordan Horston scored 19 points and took 12 rebounds and Sara Puckett added 10 points.
NO. 14 IOWA 69, CENTRAL FLORIDA 61
IOWA CITY, Iowa – Caitlin Clark scored 21 points, picked up 11 rebounds and delivered six assists in the undefeated Iowa at home, fending off the late rally from Central Florida.
Monica Czinano hit the basket for four tries in the third quarter as the Hawkeyes (6-2) outscored UCF 25-12 in the third quarter and took a 56-43 advantage in the fourth.
Czinano finished with 19 points and McKenna Warnock added 13 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for Iowa.
Tay Sanders scored 20 points to lead UCF (8-2), which suffered its first loss on the road. Battles scored 12 points and had four steals and Alisha Lewis hit two 3s in the final at 1:45 am to finish with 10 points and four steals.
NO. 20 BYU 71, STATE OF WASHINGTON 53
PROVO, Utah – Paisley Harding scored 20 points, Tegan Graham added 15 and BYU escaped for a win over Washington State.
BYU rebounded after losing its first game of the season 99-91 in overtime in Oklahoma.
Charlisse Leger-Walker hit 6 of 10 3-pointers and scored 21 points for WSU. BYU led up to 16 points in the second quarter, but WSU hit a pair of 3 points to open the fourth quarter to close at 47-46.
Sara Hamson responded with a pair of inside buckets and Graham, who had a 10 to 3-point school record in Oklahoma, called with a 3 to put BYU back in control.
NO. 22 LSU 77, BRADLEY 51
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana – Alexis Morris scored 17 points, Faustine Aifuwa netted a double-double and LSU claimed their eighth consecutive victory, beating Bradley.
Aifuwa had 14 points on 7 of 10 shots and caught 11 rebounds for the Tigers, who were just 1 of 14 3-pointers but shot 31 of 58 from inside the arc.
Caroline Waite scored 14 points to lead the Braves.
Bradley missed his first three shots, made six turnovers and fell 13-0 behind. LSU scored the last eight points of the first quarter to lead 28-10 and took that run to 20 for a 40-10 lead midway through the second quarter.