No. 5 Notre Dame rallies in 4th to beat Miami 66-63


CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Maddy Westbeld scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and No. 5 Notre Dame rallied…

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Maddy Westbeld scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and No. 5 Notre Dame rallied in the fourth quarter to hold off Miami 66-63 on Thursday night.

Sonia Citron scored 13 and Olivia Miles finished with 12 points, nine assists and eight rebounds for Notre Dame. Lauren Ebo had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Irish (11-1, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who have won five straight.

Destiny Harden had 12 points, nine rebounds for five steals for Miami (7-6, 0-2), which has dropped three straight. Haley Cavinder also scored 12 and Lashae Dwyer added 10 for the Hurricanes, who trailed by 13 early but took a three-point lead in the opening moments of the fourth quarter.

NO. 1 SOUTH CAROLINA 76, TEXAS A&M 34

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Zia Cooke had 14 points and South Carolina opened Southeastern Conference play with a victory over Texas A&M.

Freshman reserve Talaysia Cooper had 15 points for the Gamecocks (13-0), and sophomore backup Sania Feagin scored 11 points. All-American Aliyah Boston finished with six points and five rebounds, playing just 19 minutes in the runaway win.

Sydney Bowles and Jada Malone each scored eight points for Texas A&M (5-6). The injury-riddled Aggies had only eight players available.

MICHIGAN STATE 83, NO. 4 INDIANA 78

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Kamaria McDaniel had 24 points and Michigan State defeated previously unbeaten Indiana.

Matilda Ekh and Taiyier Parks each had 18 for the Spartans (9-5, 1-2), and DeeDee Hagemann had 15 points and eight assists.

Mackenzie Holmes had 32 points and 12 rebounds for the Hoosiers (12-1, 2-1 Big Ten), while Yarden Garzon added 17.

CLEMSON 64, NO. 7 VIRGINIA TECH 59

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Amari Robinson had 16 points and nine rebounds, and Clemson earned its first victory against a top-10 opponent since 2000.

Ruby Whitehorn scored 13 points for the Tigers (10-4, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), including three free throws in the final 20 seconds. Daisha Bradford had 12, and Hannah Hank finished with 10 points and eight rebounds.

Cayla King had 15 points and five 3-pointers in Virginia Tech’s second loss in three games. Georgia Amoore scored 14 points for the Hokie (11-2, 1-2), and reigning ACC Player of the Year Elizabeth Kitley had 14 points and six rebounds.

NO. 9 LSU 69, NO. 24 ARKANSAS 45

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Angel Reese and Alexis Morris each scored 19 points to lead LSU past Arkansas in both teams’ SEC opener.

Reese, who finished with a double-double by grabbing 16 rebounds, was one of three Tigers (13-0) who had double-digit boards. Flau’jae Johnson had 11, to go along with 10 points, and LaDazhia Williams had 15 rebounds.

Samara Spencer led the Razorbacks (13-3) as she scored a team-high 17 points on 7 of 15 shooting. The rest of the team went a combined 10 of 46 from the floor.

NO. 19 GONZAGA 77, PEPPERDINE 63

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Kaylynne Truong hit six 3-pointers and scored 26 points, both career highs, to lead Gonzaga to its sixth-straight win.

Yvonne Ejim added 17 points and Eliza Hollingsworth had 16 and both grabbed nine rebounds for the Bulldogs (13-2, 3-0 West Coast Conference). Brynna Maxwell scored 10.

Ally Stedman led Pepperdine (6-7, 1-2) with 16 points. Theresa Grace Mbanefo added 15 points and nine rebounds and Jane Nwaba had 14 points.

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