NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Empress Davenport’s layup with 4.2 seconds remaining helped No. 3 Texas overcome an 11-point second-half deficit for a 67–65 win over No. 4 Texas A&M on Sunday.
The win is the fourth straight for the Longhorns (10–0) over the rival Aggies (11–1), and the 10 straight wins to open the season are the best start for Texas since opening 11–0 in 2008.
After Achiri Ade tied the game at 65–65 with 31 seconds remaining, Davenport drove for the game-winning layup.
Nneka Enemkpali led Texas with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Jordan Jones had 21 points for Texas A&M, while Courtney Williams added 19 in the loss.
NO. 1 SOUTH CAROLINA 84, LIBERTY 44
MINNEAPOLIS — A’ja Wilson had 17 points and 10 rebounds and South Carolina (12–0) beat Liberty in the Subway Classic to tie the longest winning streak in school history.
Aleighsa Welch scored 15 points and Tiffany Mitchell added 14 for the Gamecocks. Simone Brown led Liberty (6–5) with 12 points.
NO. 2 UCONN 86, UCLA 50
UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Breanna Stewart scored 22 points to lead a balanced offense for UConn in the Naismith Hall of Fame women’s holiday showcase.
Gabby Williams added 12 points and Kia Nurse had 11 for the Huskies (8–1), who used a 16–2 run to take a 20-point first-half lead.
Kari Korver had 14 points for UCLA (4–6).
NO. 5 NOTRE DAME 64, ST. JOSEPH’S 50
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame freshman Brianna Turner scored 10 points in her return from a shoulder injury to help the Irish beat Saint Joseph’s.
Turner was 7 of 8 from the field and blocked five shots. Jewell Loyd added 16 points for the Irish (11–1). Natasha Cloud scored 16 points for Saint Joseph’s (3–7).
NO. 6 NORTH CAROLINA 85, ELON 67
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Allisha Gray scored 20 points and Stephanie Mavunga added 10 points and 11 rebounds to help North Carolina beat Elon in the Carolinas Challenge.
The Tar Heels (11–1) opened the second half with a 23–8 run to take control over Elon, coached by former North Carolina star and NCAA tournament star Charlotte Smith. Sam Coffer had 16 points for Elon (5–4).
NO. 13 DUKE 89, NO. 8 KENTUCKY 68
DURHAM, N.C. — Freshman Azura Stevens scored 17 points in Duke’s victory over Kentucky.
Elizabeth Williams had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Blue Devils (8–3). Jennifer O’Neill scored 17 points on 5-of-21 shooting for the Wildcats (10–2).
NO. 10 LOUISVILLE 70, NO. 24 CALIFORNIA 57
BERKELEY, Calif. — Sara Hammond scored 10 of her 18 points in the second half and Louisville beat California.
Shawnta Dyer matched her season best with 12 points for the Cardinals (11–1).
Reshanda Gray had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Golden Bears (7–3), who have lost three straight.
NO. 14 MARYLAND 110, COPPIN STATE 51
BALTIMORE — Brene Moseley had 18 points and eight assists for Maryland.
Shatori Walker–Kimbrough added 17 points on 6-of-7 shooting for the Terrapins (9–2). Harrison finished with a career-high 12 points and eight rebounds.
Amber Griffin had 10 points for Coppin State (1–9).
NO. 18 MICHIGAN STATE 89, NO. 19 SYRACUSE 76
WINTER PARK, Fla. — Aerial Powers had 32 points and 17 rebounds, for Michigan State in the final game of the Florida Sunshine Classic.
Tori Jankoska scored 18 of her 25 points in the second half and finished with 10 rebounds for the Spartans (8–3). Brianna Butler had 18 points for Syracuse (8–3).
NO. 19 OKLAHOMA STATE 66, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 62
LOS ANGELES — Liz Donohoe scored 21 points, Roshunda Johnson added 17 and Oklahoma State (19–1) rallied in the second half to improve to 76–1 against nonconference opponents over the last eight seasons.
Alexyz Vaioletama had 20 points for Southern Cal (8–3).
No. 23 IOWA 100, DRAKE 98
DES MOINES, Iowa — Samantha Logic’s contested drive through traffic with less than 3 seconds remaining gave No. 23 Iowa a wild win over Drake in a game that saw the teams combine for 24 points in the last 65 seconds.
Melissa Dixon hit 10 3-pointers and scored 31 points for the Hawkeyes (9–2). Sophomore Lizzy Wendell hit a 3-pointer with 8.6 seconds left to tie the game and finished with a Knapp Center record 43 points for the Bulldogs (5–6).