No. 15 Texas Women top No. 7 Iowa State

DeYona Gaston scored 14 points and the Texas No. 15 earned a 66-48 win over the Iowa State No. 7 in a women’s game in Ames, Iowa on Wednesday.

Iowa State was without Aubrey Joens and Ashley Joens due to Big 12 health and safety protocols. Ashley Joens leads Iowa State in scoring (20.3 points per game) and rebounding (9.5 per game). Aubrey is averaging 9.4 points and 6.9 rebounds.

Texas (13-3, 3-2 Big 12) took advantage, holding the Cyclones (16-2, 5-1) to 28 percent shooting.

Emily Ryan led Iowa State with 19 points.

“My first thoughts are with Aubrey and Ashley. Hope they’re okay,” Texas head coach Vic Schaefer said. “It’s part of college athletics, right now. We’ve been there.

#14 Oklahoma 88, West Virginia 76: Madi Williams scored 23 points, Taylor Robertson added 22 and the visiting Sooners (16-2, 5-1 Big 12) opened play in the third quarter en route to a victory over the Mountaineers (8-7, 1 -4) .

Oklahoma trailed 46-44 at halftime, but took the lead for good with a 7-0 run and closed the third quarter with 10 straight points, taking a 72-58 lead. on Robertson’s 3-pointer.

Esmery Martinez scored 26 points and had 10 rebounds for her 20th career double-double to lead West Virginia.

6 p.m. Santa Clara (11-6, 1-1 WCC) at St. Mary’s (13-4, 1-1) CBSSN

8 p.m. USF (15-3, 2-1 WCC) at No. 1 Gonzaga (14-2, 3-0) CBSSN

8 p.m. No. 3 Arizona (14-1, 4-0 Pac-12) at Stanford (10-5, 3-2) ESPNU

#15 Baylor 67, Oklahoma State 49: Queen Egbo scored 19 points and NaLyssa Smith had 16 points and 13 rebounds for her 13th double-double of the season as host Lady Bears (12-4, 2-2 Big 12) outscored the Cowgirls (6- 9, 1-5), who were without leading scorer Lauren Fields.

#24 Florida Gulf Coast 78, Stetson 41: Kerstie Phills scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds to help the Eagles (16-1, 5-0 Atlantic Sun) beat the Hatters (8-10, 1-4) and extend the longest winning streak on the road of the NCAA at 25 games.

UNLV 74, San Jose State 54: Alyssa Durazo-Frescas hit six 3-pointers en route to a game-high 24 points, Desi-Rae had 15 points and a game-high 15 rebounds and the visiting Rebels (14-4, 6-1 Mountain West) tore through the Spartans (3-13, 0-5).


#2 Auburn 83, Georgia 60: Walker Kessler had 15 points and six blocked shots as the host Tigers (17-1, 6-0 SEC) built a 25-point halftime lead and earned their 14th straight victory, tied with Davidson for the longest current streak in the country. The Bulldogs (5-13, 0-5) are the only SEC team without a conference win.

Marquette 57, #11 Villanova 54: Justin Lewis buried a 3 from the top of the arc with 11.5 seconds left to help the Golden Eagles (13-6, 5-3 Big East) break the Wildcats’ 29-game winning streak on campus.

Marquette fumbled for the ball briefly, but Lewis recovered to land the biggest shot of the season and send the Golden Eagles to their fifth straight win. Marquette’s players stormed the field and assaulted each other after Villanova’s Collin Gillespie was well wide of the mark with a last-second heave.

Eric Dixon scored 15 points and Justin Moore had 13 for Villanova (13-5, 6-2).

#12 Kentucky 64, Texas A&M 58: Sahvir Wheeler scored 12 points to lead a balanced offense and the visiting Wildcats (15-3, 5-1 SEC) overcame a 13-point deficit to beat the Aggies (15-3, 4-1).

Alabama 70, #13 LSU 67: Keon Ellis made two free throw tries with five seconds remaining to help host Crimson Tide (12-6, 3-3 SEC) hold off the Tigers (15-3, 3-3).

LSU trailed by eight points with 1:08 remaining. Tari Eason, who finished with 26 points and 10 rebounds, dived to close the Tigers. Brandon Murray hit two free throws, and after four misses Alabama missed, Murray made a 3-pointer with eight seconds remaining to cut Crimson Tide’s lead to 68-67.

#20 Xavier 68, DePaul 67: In Chicago, Jack Nunge scored 15 of his 23 points in the second half and the Musketeers (14-3, 4-2 Big East) edged past the Blue Demons (10-7, 1-6).

Wyoming 84, San Jose State 69: Hunter Maldonado had 20 points and 12 assists as host Cowboys (14-2, 3-0 Mountain West) managed the Spartans (7-9, 0-4), who had 15 points and eight assists. Omari Moore.

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