College women’s basketball roundup: No. 25 Oklahoma deals UVA its first defeat


No. 25 Oklahoma handed Virginia its first non-conference loss in Amaka Agugua-Hamilton’s coaching era, defeating the Cavaliers 82-67 Sunday at John Paul Jones Arena.

Skylar Vann scored 20 points for the Sooners, who led by 20 in the third quarter. Camryn Taylor led the Cavaliers (3-1) with 17, while Olivia McGhee had 14 and London Clarkson 13. UVA hit just 1 of 23 3-point shots as it fell to 14-1 versus non-ACC opponents under Agugua-Hamilton.

Payton Verhulst hit three 3-pointers to spark a decisive second quarter. The Sooners (5-0) took a 24-18 lead after one quarter, then broke it open by outscoring the Cavaliers 20-9 to take a 44-27 halftime lead. Virginia went scoreless for six minutes in the second quarter.

No. 2 Iowa 113, Drake 90: Caitlin Clark had 35 points and 10 assists and Kate Martin had a career-high 25 points as Iowa responded from its first loss of the season. The host Hawkeyes (4-1), coming off a 65-58 loss to Kansas State on Thursday night, scored a program-record 64 points in the first half, shooting 65% in those 20 minutes.

Grace Berg led the Bulldogs (3-1) with 19 points.

No. 4 Utah 117, Eastern Kentucky 72: Alissa Pili scored 28 points, Gianna Kneepkens 23 and Ines Vieira added 20 in the Great Alaska Shootout championship game.

Pili, a native of Anchorage playing in front of dozens of friends and family, made 11 of 18 from the field and finished with eight rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks.

No. 6 Stanford 82, Duke 79: Cameron Brink scored nine of her career-high 29 points in overtime, including a pair of clutch free throws with 11.9 seconds remaining, for the host Cardinal. Kiki Iriafen had 27 points and nine rebounds for Stanford (4-0).

Ashlon Jackson made six 3s and scored 22 points for Duke (3-2).

No. 8 Connecticut 62, Minnesota 44: Paige Bueckers had 12 points, eight rebounds and four assists for UConn in her hometown of Minneapolis, and the Huskies (3-1) stifled Minnesota’s outside shooters. Aaliyah Edwards scored 16 points and nine rebounds for UConn.

No. 14 N.C. State 67, Rhode Island 58: Saniya Rivers and Aziaha James, a former Princess Anne High star, fueled a 14-2 run over the last 4:14 for the host Wolfpack. The Rams led most of the way, but down the stretch, Rivers and James combined for 12 points. James finished with 17.

Christopher Newport 81, Elizabethtown 68: The Captains (6-0), ranked third in Division III, relied on Camille Malagar’s 17 points and Alivia Giles’ 15 points and 12 rebounds to beat the Bluejays (3-1) from Pennsylvania at Freeman Center. McKenna Snively added 13 points, and Gabbi San Diego had nine assists and four points.

James Madison 78, VCU 65: Peyton McDaniel’s 19 points led the Dukes (4-1) past the Rams (3-1) before 3,089 in Harrisonburg. Timaya Lewis-Eutsey led VCU with 18.

JMU’s Jamia Hazell registered a season-high 15 points, 11 in the second half. Teammate Annalicia Goodman, a Heritage High graduate, added 12 points and a season-high eight rebounds.


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