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Audi Crooks and Hannah Belanger help Iowa State top No. 4 Baylor 66-63


AMES, Iowa (AP) — Audi Crooks scored 23 points, Hannah Belanger had 15 and Iowa State edged No. 4 Baylor 66-63 on Saturday.

Iowa State shut down Baylor in the fourth quarter. The Cyclones trailed by two entering the final period, but they outscored the Bears 14-9 in the fourth.

Belanger made two foul shots to make it 66-63 with 10 seconds left. A 3-point try by Baylor’s Sarah Andrews was off the mark as time expired.

Addy Brown had nine points, 11 rebounds, five assists and six steals for the Cyclones (12-4, 5-0 Big 12).

Dre’una Edwards had 19 points and seven rebounds for Baylor (14-2, 3-2). Jada Walker scored 14 points.


MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Ayoka Lee had 21 points and 10 rebounds while becoming Kansas State’s career leader in blocked shots, and the Wildcats snapped an eight-game losing streak to the Longhorns.

Kansas State used a 15-2 run spanning the third and fourth quarters to turn a six-point deficit into a seven-point lead, and then held on down the stretch. The Longhorns had a chance to tie the game with less than 10 seconds left, but Shaylee Gonzales had her 3-pointer from the wing blocked.

Serena Sundell added 12 points and Jaelyn Glenn had 10 for the Wildcats (17-1, 5-0 Big 12).

Madison Booker scored 23 points for the Longhorns (16-2, 3-2). Aaliyah Moore had 15.

Texas forward DeYona Gaston departed in the closing seconds. She got hurt while the Longhorns were trying to foul and had to be helped from the floor.

NO. 13 UCONN 92, ST. JOHN'S 49

NEW YORK (AP) — Paige Bueckers scored 22 points and Ice Brady added a career-high 17, sending UConn to the victory.

Aaliyah Edwards added 16 points for the Huskies (14-3, 6-0 Big East), who had five players in double figures and shot 64.4% from the field.

UConn blew the game open with a 13-0 run to start the second quarter. The Huskies led 74-39 after three quarters.

Jailah Donald scored 11 points for St. John’s (10-8, 4-2), which had won six of seven.


ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Ja’Naiya Quinerly scored 21 points and Jordan Harrison had 19, leading West Virginia to the victory.

West Virginia (14-2, 3-2 Big 12) limited the Knights to 29% shooting and forced 26 UCF turnovers, including 12 steals. The Mountaineers had lost back-to-back games to No. 10 Texas and at defending Big 12 champion Iowa State.

Lauren Fields hit three 3-pointers and finished with 13 points for West Virginia.

Kaitlin Peterson had 18 points and nine rebounds for UCF (9-6, 0-5). Morgan Robinson-Nwagwu also scored 18 points, and Khyala Ngodu grabbed 12 rebounds.

NO. 25 UNLV 76, AIR FORCE 64

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Desi-Rae Young had 26 points and 11 rebounds, and UNLV earned its 28th straight win against Mountain West Conference opponents.

Young was 9 of 13 from the field in her fifth double-double of the season. Kiara Jackson added 16 points.

UNLV (14-1, 4-0) has won five games in a row since an 84-54 loss at Seton Hall on Dec. 16.

Dasha Macmillan scored 19 points and tied her career high with seven rebounds for Air Force (9-9, 2-3).


AP women’s college basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/ap-top-25-womens-college-basketball-poll and https://apnews.com/hub/womens-college-basketball