No. 5 UConn dispatches No. 10 NC State in Elite 8 rematch

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Azzi Fudd scored 32 points and No. 5 UConn beat 10th-ranked North Carolina State 91-69 on…

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Azzi Fudd scored 32 points and No. 5 UConn beat 10th-ranked North Carolina State 91-69 on Sunday.

The game started with a scary moment when longtime Huskies associate head coach Chris Dailey fainted after the national anthem. She was taken off on a stretcher, and was waving and smiling. The game was delayed 10 minutes.

UConn (3-0) scored the first nine points of the game en route to a 23-13 lead after one quarter. Fudd had 11 points in the period and 22 at the half as the Huskies led 40-33.

Diamond Johnson kept the Wolfpack (4-1) in the game with 13 points in the opening 20 minutes and finished with 14 points.

Lou Lopez Senechal was scoreless in the first half for UConn, but finished with 20. Nika Muhl had a career-high 15 assists for the Huskies, breaking the team record held by Paige Bueckers of 14.


AMES, Iowa (AP) — Ashley Joens had 33 points and 10 rebounds, and Iowa State rolled past Columbia to improve to 4-0.

Joens made 9 of 14 shots, including 7 of 10 from 3-point range, while recording the 52nd double-double of her college career.

Stephanie Soares added 15 points for Iowa State on 7-of-10 shooting. Emily Ryan finished with 13 points.

Abbey Hsu led Columbia (3-2) with 24 points.


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Taylor Thierry scored 15 points to lead five in double figures in Ohio State’s rout of McNeese.

The Buckeyes spotted the Cowgirls the first bucket of the game, then scored the next 26 points to lead 26-2 before McNeese scored again. Ohio State led 35-8 after one quarter and 60-23 at halftime.

Ohio State (4-0) got 41 points from the bench, led by Rikki Harris with 11 points.

Backup guard Kaili Chamberlin, who scored 16 points and made 4 of 6 3-pointers, was the only player in double figures for McNeese (1-4).


PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Charisma Osborne scored 23 points and hit five 3-pointers to help UCLA beat Tennessee in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament semifinals.

First-year guard Kiki Rice added 15 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Bruins (5-0), who started hot from outside and kept knocking down 3-pointers to stretch their lead on the Lady Vols (2-3) — who are off to their worst start since going 2-4 in the 1981-82 season.

UCLA will face the Gonzaga-Marquette winner in the championship on Monday, while Tennessee will play in third-place game against the Gonzaga-Marquette loser.


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Mackenzie Holmes finished with 22 points and seven rebounds to lead Indiana over Quinnipiac.

Holmes sank 8 of 9 shots from the floor and blocked three shots for Indiana (5-0). Freshman Yarden Garzon scored 14, 11 of those in the first quarter.

Mikala Morris led the Bobcats (2-2) with 16 points and five assists. Jackie Grisdale sank two 3-pointers and scored 10.


CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Deja Kelly scored 20 of her 22 points in the second half to help North Carolina rally for a win over James Madison.

Kiki Jefferson hit four 3-pointers and scored 15 points as the Dukes (3-2) took a 34-30 lead at halftime. But the Tar Heels (4-0) hit four 3-pointers to grab the lead in the third quarter and made 12 of 18 free throws in the fourth quarter to pull away.

Eva Hodgson, a transfer from William and Mary, made four 3s and scored 18 for North Carolina.

Jefferson had 30 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for the Dukes.


FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Emily Kiser scored 20 points, Leigha Brown and Laila Phelia each scored 17 and Michigan beat Fairfield in the Wolverines’ first road game of the season.

Phelia scored seven points for Michigan in a 10-2 run to close the first quarter. MacKenzie Daleba made a layup for a 13-12 Stags lead, but Maddie Nolan and Phelia each made a 3-pointer and Michigan (4-0) never trailed again.

Callie Cavanaugh scored 12 points for Fairfield (2-3) and Izabela Nicoletti Leite and Mimi Rubino each scored 10.


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