Women's Top 25 Roundup: Diggins leads No. 2 Notre Dame past Marquette

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MILWAUKEE -- Skylar Diggins scored 23 points and Natalie Achonwa added 17 points and 10 rebounds as No. 2 Notre Dame rolled to its 19th consecutive victory with a 87-49 rout of Marquette on Sunday.

The Irish (24-1, 12-0 Big East) have won a school record 20 consecutive regular-season road victories, including 16 straight in the conference.

Notre Dame's lone loss of the season was to No. 1 Baylor 71-63 on Dec. 5.

No. 4 STANFORD 68, No. 15 UCLA 57

LOS ANGELES -- Chiney Ogwumike scored 26 points to help Stanford beat UCLA for the Cardinal's 15th straight win over the Bruins.

Ogwumike has played well against ranked teams this season averaging 21.3 points.

Joslyn Tinkle added 10 points and nine rebounds and Mikaela Ruef had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Cardinal (24-2, 13-1 Pac-12).

No. 5 DUKE 81, WAKE FOREST 70

DURHAM, N.C. -- Tricia Liston scored a career-high 29 points with five 3-pointers and Duke beat Wake Forest after losing star Chelsea Gray to a knee injury.

Haley Peters added 13 for the Blue Devils (24-1, 14-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). After Gray went down in the first half, they had trouble putting away a Wake Forest team they beat by 29 points last month and led by 13 with 151⁄2 minutes to go.

No. 6 CALIFORNIA 72, SOUTHERN CAL 64

LOS ANGELES -- Layshia Clarendon scored 22 points and No. 6 California held off a late Southern California rally.

After trailing by 13 points in the second half, the Trojans battled back to make it a close game. Clarendon 9 of 17 shots and added a late basket down the stretch to help close out the win.

No. 7 MARYLAND 73, VIRGINIA 44

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Alyssa Thomas had 27 points and 13 rebounds and Maryland used a 26-3 run spanning the halves to blow open a close game and beat Virginia.

No. 10 LOUISVILLE 81, DEPAUL 55

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Bria Smith scored a career-high 21 points and Sara Hammond had 17 points and 13 rebounds to help Louisville rout DePaul.

No. 12 TENNESSEE 83, VANDERBILT 64

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Meighan Simmons scored 17 points and was one of five Tennessee players to reach double figures as the Lady Volunteers defeated Vanderbilt to clinch their 37th consecutive 20-win season.

No. 13 GEORGIA 62, FLORIDA 57

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Jasmine Hassell scored 16 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as Georgia defeated Florida, ending a streak of nine wins by the home team in this Southeastern Conference series.

No. 19 FLORIDA STATE 80, No. 14 NORTH CAROLINA 73

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Leonor Rodriguez scored 22 points and Chelsea Davis had 21 as Florida State defeated North Carolina.

It was the first victory for the Seminoles (20-5, 10-4) over a team in the top 15 since Feb. 1, 2010 -- when they beat then-No. 13 North Carolina 83-73.

No. 16 SOUTH CAROLINA 62, MISSISSIPPI 47

OXFORD, Miss. -- Ashley Bruner had 15 points and 13 rebounds, and South Carolina rediscovered its defense in a Southeastern Conference victory over Mississippi.

The Gamecocks (21-5, 9-4) rank fourth in the nation in scoring defense, holding opponents to 49.0 points per game, but were beaten 78-74 by No. 9 Kentucky on Thursday night.

IOWA 72, No. 18 IOWA 52

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Samantha Logic scored 26 points Sunday to lead Iowa to a win over Purdue.

Logic made 10-of-13 shots and contributed nine assists, while Theairra Taylor had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the winners.

No. 20 DELAWARE 66, WILLIAM AND MARY 44

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Elena Delle Donne scored 24 points and Delaware never trailed while defeating William & Mary for its 33rd consecutive regular-season win in Colonial Athletic Association play.

Akeema Richards added 13 points for the Blue Hens (22-3, 13-0), who won their 17th consecutive game overall and their eighth in a row against the Tribe (6-18, 4-9).

No. 21 COLORADO 71, ARIZONA STATE 63

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Jen Reese scored 22 points and Colorado won its fifth consecutive game, defeating Arizona State.

Arielle Roberson scored 16 points and Chucky Jeffery had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Buffaloes (20-5, 9-5 Pac-12), who have won 20 games for the first time since the 2003-04 team went 22-8.

Reese and Roberson also had eight rebounds to help Colorado to a 50-35 advantage on the boards -- with 23 on the offensive glass leading to a 26-11 edge in second-chance points.

Colorado had to rally as Arizona State led by 12 at one point in the first half and 35-27 at the break. But the Buffs outscored ASU 44-28 in the second half.

Three Arizona State players scored 14 points -- Janae Fulcher, Promise Amukamara and Adrianne Thomas. It wasn't enough as the Sun Devils (11-15, 3-11) have lost seven in a row.

KANSAS 81, No. 22 OKLAHOMA 71

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Carolyn Davis had 24 points and 10 rebounds and Angel Goodrich became Kansas' all-time assists leader as the Jayhawks defeated Oklahoma.

Goodrich had 17 points and 10 assists, giving her 687 career assists, one more than Lisa Braddy had from 1986-90.

Monica Engelman scored 21 points and Chelsea Gardner had 10 points and nine assists for the Jayhawks (16-8, 7-6 Big 12), who have won four of their last six games. Kansas led 34-22 at halftime and the lead in the second half never got below seven points.

WEST VIRGINIA 68, No. 24 IOWA STATE 66

AMES, Iowa -- Freshman Bria Holmes scored 13 of her 18 bench points in the second half and West Virginia closed with a 6-0 run to snap Iowa State's four-game winning streak.

The Mountaineers (15-10, 7-7 Big 12 Conference) trailed 66-62 with 21⁄2 minutes remaining. Ayana Dunning hit a layup, and Averee Fields followed with a free throw at 0:48 and then a go-ahead layup with 12 seconds left.

Hallie Christofferson tied the career high she set last Thursday against No. 22 Oklahoma with 27 points for Iowa State and became the 25th Cyclone to reach 1,000 points for her career.

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