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Women’s Top 25 roundup: Indiana falls to Ohio State

– Ameryst Alston tied a career-high with 29 points Saturday and Ohio State upset a cold-shooting No. 22 Indiana 70-51, snapping a program-best 14-0 winning streak for the Hoosiers.

The Hoosiers (14-1, 1-1 Big 10) shot just 28.8 percent (17 of 59) compared with 53.4 percent (31 of 58) for the Buckeyes.

Raven Ferguson came off the bench to score a career-high 18 for Ohio State, and Martina Ellerbe added 10.

Ohio State (12-7, 2-1) led 39-29 at halftime, with the Buckeyes shooting 62.1 percent to 40.7 percent for the Hoosiers.

Indiana was scoreless for nearly four minutes in the second half and had made only six points at the 13:36 mark. The Hoosiers went on an 11-0 run, including a Karlee McBride trey, but Ohio State replied with three quick buckets and the Hoosiers didn’t make a basket for four more minutes. Larryn Brooks led Indiana with 11 points.

No. 1 CONNECTICUT 80, TEMPLE 36: In Bridgeport, Conn., Bria Hartley scored 19 points and Kiah Stokes had 18 rebounds for the Huskies (17-0, 5-0 American), who extended their winning streak to 23 games in a home game played 80 miles from campus.

Erica Covile had 13 points and seven rebounds to lead Temple (8-7, 2-3).

No. 7 BAYLOR 80, TCU 46: In Waco, Texas, Odyssey Sims scored 28 points as the Bears (14-1, 4-0 Big 12) extended their national-best home-court winning streak to 69 games.

TCU coach Jeff Mittie called his second timeout already after Sims’ second 3-pointer, when the Horned Frogs (11-5, 2-2) had taken only two shots. They finally scored when Natalie Ventress made a short jumper 3 1/2 minutes into the game.

No. 15 OKLAHOMA ST. 69, No. 11 IOWA ST. 62: In Ames, Iowa, Tiffany Bias scored 22 as the Cowboys knocked the Cyclones from the ranks of the unbeaten.

Brittney Martin had 14 for the Cowboys (14-1, 3-1 Big 12), who used a 12-0 run to take control of the first matchup between top-15 teams in Ames in 12 years. Hallie Christofferson had 20 points to lead the Cyclones (14-1. 3-1).

GONZAGA 79, No. 24 SAN DIEGO 50: In Spokane, Wash., the Bulldogs (14-3, 4-1 West Coast Conference) raced out to an initial lead of 16-2, scored 50 in the first half and pounded the Toreros (15-2, 4-2), who began the week undefeated and nationally ranked for the first time in program history. San Diego lost at Portland on Wednesday.

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