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Boilers hold off Jayhawks

– Courtney Moses scored a game-high 21 points and No. 18 Purdue held on to defeat Kansas 71-68 Sunday.

Moses hit a jumper to give Purdue (7-2) a 68-66 lead with 1:04 remaining. Kansas (5-5) answered with an Asia Boyd layup to tie it with 36 seconds to play.

Purdue’s Whitney Bays was fouled by Chelsea Gardner at the 12-second mark. Bays made one of two free throws, putting the Boilermakers ahead 69-68.

After both teams called timeouts, Boyd missed what would have been the go-ahead layup with two seconds to play. KK Houser grabbed the rebound and was fouled by Boyd. Houser made both free throws to end the game.

Houser scored 14 points with eight assists. Bays added 12 points and grabbed a team-best seven rebounds.

Gardner and Boyd each scored 17 points, and Charlicia Harper added 10 to lead the Jayhawks.

No. 5 KENTUCKY 73, EAST TENNESSEE STATE 56: In Lexington, Ky., Janee Thompson and Samari Walker each scored 12 points to lead the Wildcats, who tied a school record with their 11th consecutive victory to open the season.

Maria Bond led East Tennessee State (2-6) with 14 points.

NO. 9 BAYLOR 100, HOUSTON BAPTIST 57: In Waco, Texas, Odyssey Sims had 25 points and seven assists, Nina Davis added 16 points to help the Lady Bears (8-1) extended their home-court winning streak to a nation’s-best 65 games.

Tayler Jefferson had 13 points for the Huskies (3-5).

No. 12 PENN STATE 66, NO. 24 TEXAS A&M 58: In State College, Pa., Maggie Lucas scored 26 points in the Nittany Lions’ win.

Ariel Edwards added 14 points for Penn State (7-3). Courtney Walker led Texas A&M (6-3) with 20 points, and Tori Scott had 14.

No. 13 LSU 58, ARKANSAS-LITTLE ROCK 51: In Little Rock, Ark., Theresa Plaisance had 19 points and a career-high 15 rebounds in Tigers’ comeback victory.

LSU (8-1) trailed 30-24 at half before opening the second half on a 16-5 run.

Kiera Clark had 17 points for Little Rock (4-4).

No. 16 GEORGIA 91, KENNESAW STATE 32: In Athens, Ga., Merritt Hempe scored 14 of her career-high 18 points in the first half to lead the Lady Bulldogs’ rout of the Owls.

Shacobla Barbee and Tiaria Griffin each had 13 points for Georgia (10-0). Kristina Wells and Bria Young led the Owls (1-8) with 12 points each.

No. 20 OKLAHOMA 105, MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE 46: In Norman, Okla., Nicole Kornet scored a career-high 26 points for the Sooners.

Kaylon Williams added 14 points for Oklahoma (7-3). Alexis Udoji had 13 points to lead Maryland-Eastern Shore (3-6).

No. 22 CALIFORNIA 70, CSU BAKERSFIELD 51: In Berkeley, Calif., Hind Ben Abdelkader scored a career-high 18 points, and Reshanda Gray added 14 in the Golden Bears’ victory.


No. 2 SYRACUSE 68, ST. JOHN’S 63: In New York, C.J. Fair and Tyler Ennis both scored 21 points, and the Orange pulled out a win at Madison Square Garden.

Fair hit three big shots from about 15 feet from the basket on the right baseline as the Orange (10-0) were able to open a lead as big as seven points with three minutes to play.

No. 10 VILLANOVA 73, LA SALLE 52: In Villanova, Pa., Darrun Hilliard scored 21 points and Josh Hart added 13 as the Wildcats pushed their record to 10-0 for the first time since the 2005-06 season, and are three shy of matching the program-best 13-0 start in 1937-38.

No. 24 MISSOURI 66, WESTERN MICHIGAN 60: In Columbia, Mo., Jabari Brown scored 15 points and Jordan Clarkson and Earnest Ross both added 12 to lead the Tigers (10-0).