Kentwood High graduate Courtney Vandersloot had 22 points, 13 assists, six rebounds and six steals to lead No. 23 Gonzaga to a 106-66 win over Saint Mary's in women's college basketball Thursday in Spokane.
Janelle Bekkering scored 22 points for the Zags (25-4 overall, 13-0 West Coast Conference). Jasmine Smith scored 24 points for the Gaels (17-11, 9-4).
No. 4 Tennessee (27-2, 15-0 Southeastern Conference) was awarded a 66-39 women’s basketball victory at Mississippi (10-17, 3-12) when strong storms sent water spilling onto the floor with 5 minutes, 24 seconds remaining in Oxford, Miss.
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“When you have a wet floor, we’re not going to play on it,” Vols coach Pat Summitt said. “We’ve got to protect our student-athletes.”
Vanderbilt postponed its women’s game against Florida due to inclement weather.
It was rescheduled for today, weather permitting.
Lincoln High grad Alex Montgomery scored 15 of her 22 points in the first half and added eight rebounds as Georgia Tech (21-8, 9-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat No. 13 North Carolina (22-6, 8-5), 64-57, in Chapel Hill, N.C. Jantel Lavender scored 24 points as Ohio State (18-9, 9-6 Big Ten) spoiled the Big Ten title celebration for No. 10 Michigan State (24-4, 12-3) with a 54-53 win in East Lansing, Mich. Shenise Johnson’s 25 points helped No. 12 Miami (25-3, 11-2 ACC) beat No. 14 Florida State (22-6, 10-3), 84-68, in Coral Gables, Fla.
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Nasir Robinson scored 15 points as No. 4 Pitt (25-3, 13-2 Big East) beat West Virginia (17-10, 8-7), 71-58, at home. Kenny Boynton made three consecutive 3-pointers in the second half as No. 13 Florida (22-5, 11-2 SEC) beat Georgia (18-9, 7-6), 71-62, at home. Darius Johnson-Odom scored nine of his 17 points in overtime to lead Marquette (17-11, 8-7 Big East) to a 74-67 win over No. 14 Connecticut (20-7, 8-7) in Hartford, Conn.
Bobby Howard scored 15 points, including Montana State’s final eight, and the Bobcats (12-16, 6-8 Big Sky) snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 60-56 victory over Eastern Washington (8-19, 5-9) in Cheney. UTEP coach Tim Floyd was reprimanded by Conference USA after an on-court outburst that got him ejected and then escorted off the court by a police officer during his team’s loss at East Carolina on Wednesday. Centenary, the last winless men’s team in NCAA Division I, ended its 33-game skid with a 73-60 victory over Western Illinois in Shreveport, La. The Gentlemen (1-28) were one loss from tying the Division I record losing streak set by Sacramento State from 1997-99. Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford suspended point guard Ray Penn indefinitely for failing to follow team policy. Chris Wright, Georgetown’s second-leading scorer, had surgery on his hand and is expected back for the NCAA tournament. Holy Family men’s coach John O’Connor resigned, hours after finding out he will not face criminal charges following an incident during practice with Matt Kravchuk, who has since left the team. O’Connor apologized on a national TV show, but Kravchuk did not accept.