No. 1 UConn women escape Tulane, 63-60

Associated Press | February 18th, 2017 10:51 pm

NEW ORLEANS — Napheesa Collier had 26 points and 12 rebounds and top-ranked Connecticut held off Tulane 63-60 on Saturday night to push its record winning streak to 101 games.

Katie Lou Samuelson scored 15 consecutive UConn points in a second-half spurt and finished with 17. Gabby Williams added 14 rebounds for the Huskies (26-0, 13-0 American Athletic).

Kolby Morgan led Tulane (16-11, 7-7) with 19 points. Leslie Vorpahl had 16, and Tene Thompson 14.

The Green Wave pulled within two points three times late, but could never get a defensive stop. Finally, they got the ball with four seconds left, but Thompson’s desperation 3-pointer fell short.

No. 4 Baylor 89,

Oklahoma St. 67

WACO, Texas — Nina Davis had a season-high 23 points along with 10 rebounds and fourth-ranked Baylor beat Oklahoma State 89-67 to move back into a share of first place in the Big 12 Conference.

The Lady Bears (25-2, 14-1 Big 12) never trailed in their first home game since a loss Feb. 6 to eighth-ranked Texas, which suffered its first conference loss earlier Saturday to set up a showdown for first place.

Along with Davis’ 30th career double-double, Kalani Brown had her eighth for Baylor with 19 points and 12 rebounds in 21 minutes.

Karli Wheeler had 18 points for Oklahoma State (14-12, 4-11), while Mandy Coleman had 13 and Diana Omozee 13.

Baylor, which has won the last six Big 12 regular season and tournament titles, plays at Texas on Monday night, one of three remaining regular-season games left for both teams.

The rematch between the Big 12’s top two teams comes two weeks after the Longhorns won 85-79 in Waco, and a week after they won at fourth-ranked Florida State. But their 19-game winning streak ended in a 74-73 loss at No. 19 Oklahoma on Saturday, a game finished before Baylor took the court.

No. 4 Florida State 80,

Clemson 47

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Brittany Brown and Ivey Slaughter each scored 14 points for Florida State.

Chatrice White added 10 points and 11 rebounds for her the Seminoles (24-4, 12-2 Atlantic Coast Conference). They bounced back from losses to No. 8 Texas and Virginia.

Danielle Edwards led Clemson (14-14, 3-12) with 11 points.

No. 19 Oklahoma 74,

No. 8 Texas 73

NORMAN, Okla. — Peyton Little hit a corner 3-pointer with two seconds remaining and No. 19 Oklahoma beat No. 8 Texas 74-73 on Saturday, ending the Longhorns’ 19-game winning streak.

Little finished with 15 points for the Sooners (21-6, 12-3 Big 12 Conference). Vionise Pierre-Louis scored 21 points before fouling out, and Gabbi Ortiz added 14.

Freshman Nancy Mulkey hit one of two free throws with 0.4 seconds left to seal the victory. Texas made a 3-pointer as time expired. Brooke McCarty scored 16 points for the Longhorns (21-5, 14-1).

No. 24 Kansas State 68,

TCU 65

FORT WORTH, Texas — Kindred Wesemann scored 12 of her 19 points in the fourth quarter in Kansas State’s comeback victory over TCU.

Kaylee Page added 15 points for the Wildcats (19-8, 9-6 Big 12). Amy Okonkwo had a career-high 24 on 9-of-14 shooting and dded 10 rebounds for the Horned Frogs (12-14, 4-11).

Tulane guard Kolby Morgan guards Connecticut’s Katie Lou Samuelson during the first half of Saturday’s game in New Orleans. guard Kolby Morgan guards Connecticut’s Katie Lou Samuelson during the first half of Saturday’s game in New Orleans. Sophia Germer | AP photo

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