Peters scores 15 points as No. 4 Duke tops Boston College, 80-56

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DURHAM, N.C. -- Haley Peters scored 15 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to help No. 4 Duke beat Boston College 80-56 on Sunday.

Chloe Wells added 13 points for the Blue Devils (18-1, 8-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their 34th consecutive home game against ACC competition.

Chelsea Gray and Tricia Liston scored 12 points apiece for Duke. Elizabeth Williams had 10 points for the Blue Devils.

No. 5 KENTUCKY 73, LSU 60

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Azia Bishop scored 17 points to help Kentucky beat LSU.

Bishop, a sophomore who was averaging 3.2 points and 2.9 rebounds before Sunday's game, made seven of her 10 shots in 20 minutes. She stepped up at several key passages in which LSU threatened the Wildcats' lead. She also had five rebounds.

The Wildcats (19-2, 7-1 SEC), whose 17-game win streak was snapped Thursday against No. 18 South Carolina, scored the last nine points of the game over its final two minutes to pull away late. The 13-point margin of victory was also the Wildcats' largest lead of the game.

No. 7 CALIFORNIA 71, UTAH 54

BERKELEY, Calif. -- Reshanda Gray scored 19 points and sparked a big run in the second half before leaving with a leg injury in California's win over Utah.

Layshia Clarendon added 23 points and Afure Jemerigbe had 10 to help the Bears to their seventh consecutive win over the Utes. The victory also assures Cal (17-2, 7-1 Pac-12) of keeping at least a share of first place in the conference.

No. 10 MARYLAND 80, CLEMSON 40

CLEMSON, S.C. -- Tianna Hawkins scored 17 points, Katie Rutan had 16 points off four 3-pointers and Maryland defeated Clemson for its 12th straight win over the Tigers.

The Terps (17-3, 8-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their seventh straight since their lone league loss to North Carolina back on Jan. 3. Maryland dominated the rematch with the Tar Heels this past Thursday, 85-59, and kept the offensive show going at Littlejohn Coliseum.

No. 11 NORTH CAROLINA 64, MIAMI 62

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Danielle Butts beat the buzzer with a game-winning jump shot to help North Carolina hand Miami a rare home loss.

Coach Sylvia Hatchell moved within two victories of becoming third coach in women's basketball to have 900 wins in her career.

With UNC (19-2, 7-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailing 62-60, the Tar Heels' Tierra Ruffin-Pratt stole the ball from Krystal Saunders and hit two free throws after being fouled by Stefanie Yderstrom.

No. 13 LOUISVILLE 57, ST. JOHN'S 54

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Antonita Slaughter scored 22 points and Louisville reeled off eight unanswered points to overtake St. John's for its third straight win.

Trailing 52-49, Slaughter made two free throws with 5:22 left. Neither team scored until Sara Hammond's two foul shots put the Cardinals (17-4, 5-2 Big East) on top with 3:05 to go.

Hammond hit two more free throws and Bria Smith's layup gave Louisville a five-point cushion with 1:45 remaining.

No. 14 GEORGIA 69, FLORIDA 52

ATHENS, Ga. -- Jasmine Hassell scored 13 points and 10 different players scored for Georgia as the Bulldogs beat Southeastern Conference-rival Florida.

Tiaria Griffin scored 12 points and Krista Donald had 11 for Georgia (17-3, 5-2), which rebounded strongly from a 64-46 loss to No. 20 Texas A&M on Jan. 20.

No. 15 PURDUE 67, No. 25 MICHIGAN STATE 62 (OT)

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Drey Mingo had 22 points and 10 rebounds and Purdue defeated Michigan State.

It's the fourth overtime win for the Boilermakers without a loss in Big Ten play. KK Houser scored 16 points and also had 10 rebounds for Purdue (17-3, 6-1). Taylor Manuel scored 12 points.

No. 16 TEXAS A&M 77, MISSOURI 58

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Adrienne Pratcher scored 18 points and Texas A&M never trailed in defeating Missouri.

All of Pratcher's points came on her six 3-pointers. Peyton Little scored 17 points, making five 3-pointers, and Kelsey Bone had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Aggies (16-5, 6-1 Southeastern), winners of four in a row and eight of their last nine. Kristi Bellock added 10 points as 10 Aggies scored in the game.

No. 17 DAYTON 83, MASSACHUSETTS 44

DAYTON, Ohio -- Amber Deane and Andrea Hoover scored 18 points apiece as Dayton routed Massachusetts to win its fifth straight game and remain undefeated in Atlantic 10 Conference play.

The Flyers (17-1, 5-0) forced a season-high 31 turnovers, leading to 40 points, while committing only 13 miscues, and dished out 22 assists.

No. 18 SOUTH CAROLINA 43, ARKANSAS 40

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Ashley Bruner scored 11 points and South Carolina held off Arkansas.

South Carolina (18-3, 6-2 Southeastern), which has won four in a row, didn't score after Aleighsa Welch's three-point play made it 43-36 Gamecocks with 3:44 to play. But Arkansas' last points came on Calli Berna's 3-pointer with 59 seconds to go.

Bruner also had seven assists and five steals. Tiffany Mitchell had eight points and a team-high eight rebounds for the Gamecocks, off to their best SEC start since 2001-02.

No. 19 UCLA 54, ARIZONA STATE 50

LOS ANGELES -- Nirra Fields scored 13 points, Thea Lemberger hit a go-ahead 3-pointer midway through the second half, and UCLA held on to beat Arizona State.

The Bruins (15-4, 6-2 Pac-10) took their first lead with 11:31 remaining in the first half and never trailed again. But the Sun Devils (11-9, 3-5) kept it close throughout and tied the game at 38 with 7:59 remaining. Lemberger then hit her 3-pointer to give UCLA the lead back and they held on tightly from there.

No. 22 FLORIDA STATE 70, VIRGINIA TECH 56

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-- Chelsea Davis scored 19 points to lead Florida State in a victory over Virginia Tech.

The win was the Seminoles' eighth straight in the rivalry, and Florida State (17-3, 7-2) has won the past four contests by an average of 27.0 points.

IOWA 63, No. 23 MICHIGAN 57

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Bethany Doolittle tallied 19 points as Iowa avenged a Jan. 6 loss to Michigan.

Iowa (16-5, 5-1 Big 10 Conference) trailed 32-30 at halftime, and after briefly leading by three points on Samantha Logic's jumper with 11:28 left, trailed 52-50 with 6:09 to play.

Jamie Printy made it 53-52 with a 3-pointer with 5:52 left, and after two Kate Thompson free throws for Michigan, Doolittle hit a go-ahead jumper that put the Hawkeyes ahead for good with 5:20 to play.

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