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Women’s basketball: Boilermakers hit milestones in win

– Courtney Moses scored 27 points as No. 21 Purdue defeated Minnesota 63-42.

Moses, a senior guard, is now at 1,591 career points. She passed Purdue head coach Sharon Versyp and Camille Cooper for No. 11 on the Boilermakers’ career scoring list.

Versyp reached 180 victories in her eighth season as Purdue’s coach, No. 2 behind Lin Dunn (1988-96), who won 206.

Sari Noga scored 15 points for the Golden Gophers (17-10, 6-7), who had a four-game win streak snapped.

Purdue (19-7, 9-5), which has won four consecutive games, led by 10 at halftime, kept the lead in double digits in the second half and led by as many as 23.

No. 4 SOUTH CAROLINA 81, No. 15 KENTUCKY 58: In Lexington, Ky., Aleighsa Welch had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Khadijah Sessions added 18 points in the Gamecocks’ (24-2, 12-1 SEC) rout on the night they set a school record for regular-season victories.

No. 7 DUKE 83, No. 14 N.C. STATE 70: In Durham, N.C., Tricia Liston scored 24 points as the Blue Devils (24-3, 11-2 ACC) held on to win.

No. 8 MARYLAND 87, FLORIDA STATE 77: In College Park, Md., Alyssa Thomas had 22 points, 12 assists and 12 rebounds for her fourth triple-double of the season and Katie Rutan tied a Terrapins (21-5, 9-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) record with eight 3-pointers in the win.

No. 9 PENN STATE 82, NORTHWESTERN 73: In State College, Pa., Maggie Lucas scored 26 points to lead the Nittany Lions (21-5, 12-2), which remained on top of the Big Ten standings.

No. 10 TENNESSEE 93, AUBURN 63: In Knoxville, Tenn., Meighan Simmons scored 26 points to continue her mastery of the Tigers (14-12, 5-8 SEC) in the Volunteers’ (21-5, 10-3) win.

No. 11 NORTH CAROLINA 80, VIRGINIA 74: In Charlottesville, Va., Stephanie Mavunga had 17 points and 10 rebounds as the Tar Heels (21-6, 9-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) used a 24-7 second half run to win.

No. 16 TEXAS A&M 73, MISSISSIPPI 61: In Oxford, Miss., Courtney Williams scored 26 points and Karla Gilbert added 21 with 10 rebounds to lead the Aggies (21-6, 11-2 SEC).

No. 17 NEBRASKA 67, OHIO STATE 59: In Columbus, Ohio, Rachel Theriot scored 26 points and Jordan Hooper had 24 to spark a late rally that pushed the Cornhuskers’ (20-5, 10-3 Big Ten) winning streak to seven.

Ameryst Alston tied her career-high with 31 points for the Buckeyes (14-15, 4-9), which lost their fifth-straight game.

GEORGIA 71, No. 19 LSU 67: In Athens, Ga., Erika Ford had 20 points as the Bulldogs (18-8, 6-7 SEC) jumped to a big lead early and repelled a late challenge.

No. 23 MICHIGAN STATE 76, WISCONSIN 66: In Madison, Wis., Becca Mills scored 15 points to lead a balanced offense as the Spartans (18-8, 10-3 Big Ten) topped the Badgers (10-16, 3-11).

BALL STATE 80, MIAMI (OHIO) 70: In Oxford, Ohio, Brandy Woody had a team-high 19 points, while Shelbie Justice had 17, Katie Murphy 15 and Nathalie Fontaine 14 points to lead the Cardinals (11-13, 6-7 MAC).

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