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USF women ride record-setting 3-point shooting to beat FIU

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — OG Anunoby scored 16, James Blackmon had 14 and Robert Johnson added 11 Wednesday, leading No. 13 Indiana past No. 3 North Carolina 76-67 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

At halftime Indiana honored the 1981 championship team, which beat North Carolina in the title game. But former coach Bob Knight was not in attendance after much speculation about a possible reunion.

IU (5-1) started fast and fended off the Tar Heels' second-half charges to close it out. Anunoby was injured at the end of the game and needed help to get to the locker room.

UNC (7-1), which trailed for a total of 16 seconds during its four-game trip to Hawaii, never led and spent most of the game trailing by double digits.

Miami 73, Rutgers 61: Dewan Huell had 14 points and seven rebounds as the host Hurricanes (5-2) scored 17 straight points in the second half to beat previously undefeated Rutgers (6-1) in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Women: USF rides 3s

TAMPA — Five games into the season, USF's women have asserted themselves as the school's most exciting offense this side of Quinton Flowers. Behind the torrid European trio of Ariadna Pujol (23 points), Kitija Laksa (22) and Maria Jespersen (22), the Bulls (5-0) hit a program-record 16 3-pointers in a 91-41 rout of Florida International before an announced crowd of 1,812. The Bulls' 3-point total eclipsed the old record of 15 set in a 110-51 rout of Jackson State on Dec. 28, 2008. Setting the table for most of those shots was Laia Flores, who set an AAC single-game record with 17 assists. "It's great for a point guard when you get guys the ball at the right spot and they make shots, so it's a credit to her," coach Jose Fernandez said.

No. 8 FSU 75, Minn. 61: Nicole Ekhomu scored 16 and Ivey Slaughter had 14 points and 10 rebounds to lead the visiting Seminoles (7-1) in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

No. 19 UF 74, Wofford 51: Ronni Williams scored a career-high 26 and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Gators (5-1), playing in Ocala, bounced back from their first loss.

Football: Kelly says no interest in Oregon

San Francisco 49ers coach Chip Kelly said he has no interest in returning to Oregon to fill the Ducks' coaching vacancy. Kelly was coach at Oregon from 2009 to 2012, going 46-7. He won at least a share of the conference title every season he was coach and led the Ducks to the 2011 BCS national title game. Oregon fired Kelly's successor, Mark Helfrich, on Tuesday. Kelly said he spoke to Helfrich on Wednesday to offer support.

FSU DE WINS ACC HONOR: Florida State defensive end DeMarcus Walker was named the ACC's defensive player of the year and Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson the league's player of the year as voted by the media.

FROM IRISH TO GATOR? Malik Zaire, the Notre Dame quarterback who won the starting job last year before a broken ankle ended his season, plans to graduate this month and use his final year of eligibility elsewhere next season, the school said. Zaire told the South Bend Tribune among the schools he is considering are Florida, Wisconsin, Pitt and Michigan State.

Texas: D'Onta Foreman said he will skip his senior season to enter the draft after rushing for 2,028 yards and 15 TDs.

Times staff writer Joey Knight contributed to this report.

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