TOP 25 HIGHLIGHTS

Late surge gets Cyclones upset of K-State

• NO. 22 IOWA STATE 60, NO. 14 KANSAS STATE 50: Heather Ezell scored 19 points and went 8-for-8 from the free-throw line in the last 35 seconds to help the Cyclones defeat the Wildcats on Saturday night in Ames, Iowa. Ezell scored 12 points in the Cyclones' 19-8 run down the stretch. Nicky Wieben had 13 points for Iowa State (16-4, 4-2 Big 12). Shalee Lehning scored 15 points and Ashley Sweat 14 for Kansas State (18-2, 5-2).

• NO. 7 CALIFORNIA 73, SOUTHERN CAL 71: Devanei Hampton scored on a layup with 2.2 seconds left and the Golden Bears (18-2, 9-0 Pac-10) held off the visiting Lady Trojans (11-9, 5-4). Ashley Walker had 21 points and 11 rebounds for California, which is off to its best conference start in school history. Briana Gilbreath scored 21 points for USC.

• NO. 1 CONNECTICUT 80, GEORGETOWN 61: Tina Charles scored 17 points and helped the visiting Huskies beat the Hoyas. Tiffany Hayes, Renee Montgomery and Maya Moore each added 14 points for Connecticut (21-0, 7-0 Big East). Karee Houlette scored 20 points to lead the Hoyas (12-8, 3-5).

• NO. 2 OKLAHOMA 78, MISSOURI 56: Nyeshia Stevenson and Ashley Paris each scored 14 points as the Sooners (18-2, 7-0 Big 12) beat the visiting Tigers (10-10, 1-6). Oklahoma extended its winning streak to 14 games.

NOTES

• From pink whistles to pink warm-up shirts, Kay Yow was honored at women's college basketball games around the country on Saturday, the day she was laid to rest. Yow, the longtime North Carolina State coach, died last Saturday after battling breast cancer for more than two decades. Pink is commonly used by groups that try to raise awareness of the disease.

MIAC HIGHLIGHTS

 CARLETON 87, HAMLINE 73: Megan Erlandson scored 18 points and Hannah Oken-Berg scored 16 to pace the visiting Knights to the victory. Mary Wilkowski scored 16 to lead the Pipers, who had an eight-game winning streak ended.

• BETHEL 79, CONCORDIA (MOORHEAD) 66: Taylor Sheley and Autumn Beasley each scored 19 points to lead the host Royals past the Cobbers. Annegret Nautsch had 17 points and 17 rebounds for Bethel.

• ST. BENEDICT 70, ST. MARY'S 41: Amy Stifter scored 14 points to lead the league-leading Blazers past the visiting Cardinals.

• ST. THOMAS 60, MACALESTER 53: Jordyn Sears and Andi Olson each scored 13 points to lead the visiting Tommies to the victory. Trina PaStarr scored 20 to lead the Scots.

NSIC HIGHLIGHTS

 MSU MANKATO 90, MINNESOTA DULUTH 57: Alex Andrews scored 14 points and surpassed the 1,000-point mark for her career as the visiting Mavericks beat the Bulldogs. Heather Johnson scored 15 to lead Mankato.

 AUGUSTANA 74, ST. CLOUD STATE 66: Whitney Hofer had 22 points and 10 rebounds as the Vikings handed the visiting Huskies their first road loss.

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