No. 5 Baylor holds Missouri behind Smith’s double-double | national


WACO, Texas (AP) – NaLyssa Smith recorded her eighth consecutive double-double with 25 points and 17 rebounds, and fifth overall Baylor handed Missouri their first loss of the season with a 70-68 victory in the Big 12 / SEC Challenge on Saturday evening.

Missouri (8-1) took their only lead over Haley Troup’s 3-pointers with 7:11 to go.

The Tigers then went scoreless for nearly five minutes and Baylor scored 12 points in a row, including Smith’s three-point play.

Aijha Blackwell had 20 points and 16 rebounds for Missouri before committing a foul and Troup finished with 16 points.

The Bears (8-1) won their 65th straight non-conference home game since a 66-55 loss to UConn on Jan. 13, 2014. They hadn’t played at Missouri since the Tigers left the Big 12 for the SEC after the 2011-12 season.

NO. 18 OREGON 62, PORTLAND 59

PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) – Sydney Parrish and Sedona Prince combined to score 48 points, helping Oregon delay a late rally in Portland and secure the victory.

Haylee Andrews’ lay-up with 7 seconds left brought the pilots to under-three, 62-59, but his 3-point attempt following a steal by Alex Fowler did not go off the buzzer.

Parrish hit 5 of 8 in a 3-point range and leads the Ducks (4-3) with 26 points. Prince scored 22 points and took eight rebounds.

Fowler finished with 16 points and took nine rebounds to pace Portland (6-2). Andrews finished with 10 points and six assists.

NO. 21 BYU 85, UTAH 80

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Paisley Harding scored a career-high 33 points on 14 of 20 shots, Shaylee Gonzalez added 22 points and seven assists, and BYU beat Utah.

Tegan Graham hit a 3 to open the scoring in 31 seconds and the Cougars never lagged. Harding scored 10 points in a 12-3 streak that made it 24-10 at the end of the first quarter.

Rookie Gianna Kneepkens, whose previous career record was 15 points, scored 13 of her career-best 29 points in the fourth quarter as Utah narrowed an 18-point deficit to 83-80 when she scored 3 points with 16 seconds to go.

Gonzales made two free throws about 9 seconds later to seal it.


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