No. 3 UConn routs Georgetown

  • Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma talks to his team from the sideline as they take on Georgetown in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Storrs, Conn. (David Butler II/Pool Photo via AP)

    Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma talks to his team from the sideline as they take on Georgetown in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Storrs, Conn. (David Butler II/Pool Photo via AP) Associated Press

 
 
Updated 1/23/2021 10:00 PM

STORRS, Conn. -- Olivia Nelson-Ododa scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds Saturday to lead No. 3 UConn to a 72-41 win over Georgetown.

The Huskies (10-0, 9-0 Big East), coming off a road win over rival Tennessee, cruised despite sitting two key players, guards Paige Bueckers and Anna Makurat, with injuries.

 

Christyn Williams added 17 points, Aubrey Griffin scored 15 and Evina Westbrook added 13 points and nine assists.

Freshman Kelsey Ransom scored 13 points and Yasmin Ott had 10 for Georgetown (1-5, 1-5).

No. 9 BAYLOR 84, OKLAHOMA 61

WACO, Texas -- NaLyssa Smith scored 21 points, Moon Ursin had 14 points with 11 rebounds and Baylor overwhelmed Oklahoma, a week after the end of the Lady Bears' national-best 61-game home winning streak.

Baylor (10-2, 5-1 Big 12) took over the game in the second quarter by outscoring Oklahoma 25-5 to stretch a two-point lead to 22 at halftime.

DiDi Richards had a career-high 12 assists for the Lady Bears, who after their 75-71 home loss to Iowa State last Saturday rebounded with a 77-58 win at Oklahoma State on Wednesday night.

Madi Williams led Oklahoma (4-7, 1-5) with 29 points and Taylor Robertson made five 3-pointers while scoring 19 points.

TEXAS 70, No. 24 IOWA STATE 59

Charli Collier had 22 points and 19 rebounds, and Texas pulled away in the third quarter and beat Iowa State, snapping the Cyclones' four-game winning streak.

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Texas (11-3, 5-2 Big 12) has won three of four to end a two-game road losing streak that helped knock the Longhorns out of the Top 25, and swept the season series against Iowa State (10-5, 6-2).

Collier, a Preseason National Player of the Year candidate, collected her nation-leading 10th double-double of the season. It was her fifth straight game scoring in double figures. She also blocked three shots and was one rebound shy of a career best.

Joanne Allen-Taylor added 16 points and Celeste Taylor had 14 for the Longhorns.

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