national roundup

Lady Vols held to 43 in loss to Va. Tech

• VIRGINIA TECH 57, NO. 8 TENNESSEE 43: The visiting Hokies (7-1), who went 12-20 and won just one ACC game last year, held the Lady Vols (6-2) to their lowest point total in the program's modern era on Sunday. Tennessee had won its past 44 home games against unranked foes.

• NO. 2 SOUTH CAROLINA 66, NO. 14 DUKE 55: A'ja Wilson scored a career-best 28 points to go with 11 rebounds and three blocks as the host Gamecocks (8-0) beat the Blue Devils (7-2). Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie was disgusted with the officiating after the game. "The women's game is a mess, officiating-wise," McCallie said. "A mess."

• NO. 6 TEXAS 66, ARKANSAS-LITTLE ROCK 56: The visiting Longhorns (7-0) trailed the Trojans (2-4) 48-35 after three quarters.

• NO. 18 CALIFORNIA 117, SACRAMENTO STATE 99: Kristine Anigwe scored a career-high 43 points and the host Bears (6-2) broke the 26-year-old school record for points in a game. They shot 69.3 percent from the field. The Hornets (1-5) attempted 79 three-point shots, shattering their own NCAA record of 58 three-point attempts set last season. Sacramento State made 19 three-pointers and was 37 of 112 overall, coming up short of the NCAA mark of 118 field-goal attempts.

big ten women

• NO. 15 NORTHWESTERN 69, MILWAUKEE 44: Nia Coffey had 21 points and 14 rebounds for her fourth-straight double-double to lead the host Wildcats (8-0). Ashley Deary added 12 points and eight steals.

• NO. 24 SOUTH FLORIDA 101, PENN STATE 79: Courtney Williams, the nation's leading scorer, had 30 points for the Bulls (5-2) in their home victory over the Lady Lions (3-5).

• PURDUE 61, DAYTON 58: Host Purdue improved to 6-2 and Sharon Versyp earned her 200th victory as Boilermakers coach — six shy of Lin Dunn's school-record total.

• NEBRASKA 65, CREIGHTON 63: The host Huskers (6-1), trailing by 21 points in the second quarter, produced the largest comeback in Connie Yori's 14 seasons as coach.

• PRINCETON 74, MICHIGAN 57: The host Tigers (6-1) handed the Wolverines (7-1) their first loss of the season.


• ST. JOHN'S 63, ST. FRANCIS BROOKLYN 56: It was the first game as a coach at Madison Square Garden for Chris Mullin, who starred for the Red Storm in the 1980s.

• Nebraska-Omaha 100, Montana State 97: Devin Patterson hit a buzzer-beating three-pointer and scored a career-high 41 points for the visiting Mavericks (4-4).


• No. 8 Villanova will play No. 6 Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor on Monday, the 74th anniversary of the Japanese attack that began the involvement of the United States in World War II.

• When the new Associated Press rankings come out on Monday, No. 3 Michigan State could find itself at No. 1 after losses last week by No. 1 Kentucky and No. 2 Maryland. The Spartans (9-0) are off to the second-best start of the Tom Izzo head coaching era.