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Seminoles overwhelm Sam Houston State

NOT DONE GROWING: Connecticut’s Breanna Stewart, shooting around Nebraska’s Jessica Shepard, has 25 points and 10 rebounds for her first double double of the season for the three-time defending NCAA champion. The two-time national player of the year says she feels that she’s shooting better than ever.

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NOT DONE GROWING: Connecticut’s Breanna Stewart, shooting around Nebraska’s Jessica Shepard, has 25 points and 10 rebounds for her first double double of the season for the three-time defending NCAA champion. The two-time national player of the year says she feels that she’s shooting better than ever.

NEW YORK — Brittany Brown scored 22 of her career high-tying 24 in the first half, and No. 14 Florida State beat Sam Houston State 94-37 Saturday in the LIU Turkey Classic for the Seminoles' sixth-largest margin of victory ever.

Brown added six rebounds, five assists and four steals.

Adut Bulgak had 19 points, seven rebounds and four blocks for FSU (5-1). Ivey Slaughter and Leticia Romero each had five of the Seminoles' 22 steals, and Romero added 10 points and 10 assists.

Brown scored 22 in the first half on 8-of-10 shooting as FSU took a 51-18 lead. The Seminoles shot 59 percent (20-of-34) from the field and forced Sam Houston State into 17 turnovers and 32 percent shooting.

FSU held Sam Houston State without a field goal in the third quarter, outscoring the Bearkats 22-4.

Angela Beadle led Sam Houston State (2-3) with 10 points.

TAMPA 63, CHOWAN 41: Elena de Alfredo had 11 points to lead four players in double figures for the Spartans (3-3), who held the Hawks to 20 percent shooting (12-of-60) from the field in the first game of the Washington, D.C. Tournament.

NO. 1 UCONN 88, NEBRASKA 46: Two-time national player of the year Breanna Stewart had 25 points and 10 rebounds to lead the host Huskies (3-0) to their 40th straight win. Stewart hit her first nine shots and finished 10-of-11 from the floor, with three 3-pointers.

NO. 2 S.C. 90, CAL-BAKERSFIELD 71: A'ja Wilson matched her career high with 26 points for the Gamecocks (6-0) in the Rainbow Wahine Classic in Honolulu. Wilson was 10-of-14 from the field and made 6 of 9 free throws. She also had eight rebounds, four assists and four blocks.

NO. 3 N. DAME 92, UCLA 84, OT: Madison Cable had 22 points and Marina Mabrey added 18 for the Irish (6-0) in the Junkanoo Jam in Freeport, Bahamas. The Bruins trailed by two with 4.3 seconds left in regulation before Jordin Canada hit a basket to tie it at 76. Lindsay Allen, who finished with 15 points, had a chance for the win in regulation, but her 3-pointer at the buzzer bounced off the front rim.

NO. 5 BAYLOR 84, NO. 20 MICH. ST. 76: Nina Davis scored 30 and the Bears (6-0) overcame a double-digit deficit to beat the Spartans (4-1) in the Junkanoo Jam. Niya Johnson and Alexis Jones each added 19 points for Baylor, which was down by 12 points quickly before rallying. Johnson made 12 of 13 free throws and had seven assists, and Davis made 12 of 17 shots. Tori Jankoska scored 23 to lead Michigan State. Branndais Agee and Aerial Powers each added 16 for the Spartans.

NO. 6 MARYLAND 70, PITT 49: Brionna Jones had 22 points and 14 rebounds for the Terrapins (6-0) in the final game of the Paradise Jam in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Shatori Walker-Kimbrough added 16 points to help Maryland win for the third time in three days.

NO. 7 OREGON ST. 63, ARKANSAS 47: Jamie Weisner had 26 points and hit 6 of 7 3-pointers for the Beavers (5-0), who held off the pesky Razorbacks in the San Juan Shootout in Puerto Rico. "I think (Saturday) was a defining game in our season," said Ruth Hamblin, who had 16 points and 11 rebounds for Oregon State. "We grew up a lot."

NO. 11 OHIO ST. 95, NO. 10 TEXAS A&M 80: Kelsey Mitchell matched a Buckeyes record with 42 points, and Ohio State (4-2) beat the Aggies (5-1) in the final game of the Thanksgiving Shootout in Las Vegas. The sophomore guard has 1,021 points in 41 games for the Buckeyes to break the Big Ten record for fewest games to top 1,000.

NO. 13 STANFORD 74, DAYTON 66: Alanna Smith made 6 of 8 3-pointers and had 22 points, Lili Thompson added 19 and the Cardinal (5-1) overcame a slow start in the Gulf Coast Showcase in Estero. Stanford hit 11 of 24 3-pointers.

NO. 15 DUKE 85, TEXAS ST. 34: Azura Stevens had 19 points in the Cancun Challenge for the Blue Devils (6-1), who improved to 10-0 in four trips to tournaments in Cancun, Mexico.

NO. 16 CAL 77, LIBERTY 72: Mikayla Cowling had a career-high 22 points for the Bears (5-1) in the Thanksgiving Shootout. Cal led by double digits much of the way. The Flames used a 13-0 run to pull within 68-65 but were unable to get closer.

NO. 16 ARIZ. ST. 75, HAWAII 49: Katie Hempen and Quinn Dornstauder scored 12 each for the Sun Devils (2-2), who outscored the Rainbow Wahine 25-9 in the second quarter to take control at the Rainbow Wahine Classic.

NO. 19 N'WESTERN 78, ECU 75: Maggie Lyon tied a career high with 26 points and Christen Inman hit the go-ahead basket with 11 seconds left to help the Wildcats (6-0) hold on at the Lone Star Showcase in Cedar Park, Texas.

NO. 21 OKLA. 76, BC 61: Peyton Little scored 17, Vionise Pierre-Louis had 15 and the Sooners (5-1) pulled away in the fourth quarter at the Junkanoo Jam.

PURDUE 62, NO. 22 LOUISVILLE 60: Ashley Morrissette scored 17 and Bridget Perry added 14, including the winning free throws with 21 seconds left, to lift the Boilermakers to a comeback win over the Cardinals (1-3) at the Gulf Coast Showcase in Estero.

NO. 23 SYRACUSE 76, FORDHAM 54: Alexis Peterson had 25 points, eight assists and five steals for the Orange (4-1) at the Thanksgiving Shootout. Syracuse made 10 of 21 3-pointers.

WRIGHT ST. 77, NO. 24 GW 71: Kim Demmings had 32 points and hit a key 3-pointer with 26 seconds left as the Raiders rallied to beat the Colonials (5-2) in the Lone Star Showcase.

NO. 25 IOWA 64, HOUSTON 50: Ally Disterhoft led a balanced attack with 15 points for the Hawkeyes (6-1), who took control when they outscored the Cougars 22-11 in the second quarter at the Lone Star Showcase.

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