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No. 15 USF women lose in OT at Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Ariel Hearn had a career-high 33 points, including two free throws with three seconds left, and grabbed 10 rebounds to help Memphis upset No. 15 USF 88-87 in overtime on Wednesday night.

The Bulls' Shalethia Stringfield tied the score at 79 with 3:17 left in overtime, but USF did not make its next field goal until Courtney Williams's 3-pointer cut its deficit to 86-84 with 3.9 seconds left.

Hearn hit two free throws for a two-possession game. Stringfield made a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Williams had 22 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for USF (12-5, 5-2 American Athletic), which has its highest AP ranking ever.

Asianna Fuqua-Bey had 16 points, 11 rebounds and six assists for Memphis (10-9, 4-4) before fouling out with 3:53 left in OT. Hearn hit four of Memphis' five 3-pointers and is one of three Tigers in program history with 200 or more 3-pointers.

Williams made 1 of 2 free throws with nine seconds left in regulation for a 75-73 lead, but Brianna Wright answered to force overtime.

NO. 1 UCONN 106, UCF 51: Breanna Stewart had 21 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals to lead the host Huskies (17-0, 7-0 AAC) in Hartford. UConn has won 54 straight games, tying Louisiana Tech (1980-82) for the third longest winning streak in Division I history.

NO. 5 MARYLAND 90, WIS. 65: Shatori Walker-Kimbrough had 22 points and made a career-best six 3-pointers, leading the visiting Terrapins (17-2, 6-1 Big Ten) to the 900th win in program history.

NO. 6 TEXAS 65, TCU 58: Imani Boyette had 19 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks, and the visiting Longhorns (17-1, 6-1 Big 12) bounced back from their first loss by rallying in the second half.

NO. 19 OKLA. 92, TEXAS TECH 53: Kaylon Williams had 18 points, six rebounds and four assists, and the host Sooners (13-4, 4-2 Big 12) used a big first quarter to win their 10th straight in the series.

NEW CHAIR: Wisconsin administrator Terry Gawlik was chosen chairwoman of the NCAA women's basketball championship committee.


'NOLES CLOBBERED: Quentin Snider had 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the field, and No. 17 Louisville (15-3, 4-1 ACC) dismantled visiting Florida State (12-6, 2-4) 84-65. The Cardinals blew it open with a 12-3 run midway through the first half.

NO. 2 UNC 83, WAKE 68: Brice Johnson had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and the host Tar Heels (17-2, 6-0 ACC) won their 10th straight game to extend their best start to conference play since 2000-01.

TEXAS 56, NO. 6 W. VA. 49: Javan Felix scored the visiting Longhorns' final nine and finished with 17 points as Texas (12-6, 4-2 Big 12) upset a Mountaineers team (15-3, 4-2) that had not lost at the WVU Coliseum this season.

NEBRASKA 72, NO. 11 MICH. ST. 71: Shavon Shields had 28 points while playing through hip pain, and Denzel Valentine missed a shot just before the buzzer to allow the visiting Cornhuskers to hand the Spartans (17-4, 3-4 Big Ten) their third straight loss.

NO. 13 BAYLOR 79, KANSAS ST. 72, OT: Al Freeman had all 11 of his points after regulation, Lester Medford hit the go-ahead free throws to start the second overtime and the Bears (15-3, 5-1 Big 12) won their 15th straight home game.

NO. 15 MIAMI 67, BC 53: Sheldon McClellan had 19 points for the visiting Hurricanes (14-3, 3-2 ACC), who gradually pulled away in the second half and snapped a two-game skid.

PLAYING THROUGH GRIEF: Colorado State junior forward Emmanuel Omogbo entered the game against Air Force early in the first half, a day after losing his parents and two young relatives in a house fire. Fire officials in Maryland said Caroline and Samson Omogbo died at the scene in a blaze early Tuesday in Chillum. His sister's 2-year-old twins were taken to a hospital, where they died.

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