Aliyah Boston had 19 points and 15 rebounds for her 10th consecutive double-double and No. 1 South Carolina used a third-quarter surge to put away Texas A&M 65-45 on Thursday night. Boston had already tied the program best with nine consecutive double-doubles last time out and moved on top when she grabbed her 10th rebound 17 minutes into the game. She already had 15 points. Still, the Gamecocks (16-1, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) needed a 15-2 run after halftime to take control. The Aggies (10-6, 0-4) tied it at 26-all on Kayla Wells’ opening basket of the period. That’s when South Carolina turned things up. Destanni Henderson had a pair of 3-pointers while Boston added another inside bucket. Qudashiah Hoppie led the Aggies with 15 points on 5-of-19 shooting. No. 3 LOUISVILLE 84, SYRACUSE 71 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Kianna Smith and Hailey Van Lith each scored 20 points, with Van Lith making a couple of clutch baskets to spark a critical 9-0 run in the final minutes to help Louisville escape Syracuse. The determined Orange rallied to tie the game at 62 early in the fourth before Smith and Van Lith delivered consecutive 3s to give the Cardinals (14-1, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) a 68-64 edge. Van Lith made another basket before Olivia Cochran followed with a three-point play to make it 73-66 with 3 minutes remaining. Van Lith added a jumper and Emily Engstler two free throws for a 77-66 cushion, Mykasa Robinson added a layup and Engstler closed with the game’s final five points to cap Louisville’s 14th consecutive victory. Christianna Carr had 19 points and Chrislyn Carr 17 for Syracuse (8-8, 1-5) No. 4 N.C. STATE 66, VIRGINIA 43 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Elissa Cunane had 10 points and 10 rebounds in just 19 minutes of action and No. 4 North Carolina State stretched its winning streak against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents to 14 with a victory over Virginia. The Wolfpack (15-2, 6-0) trailed 15-6 after missing 12 consecutive shots during a 13-0 run by Virginia in the opening period, but used a 20-1 run to take command and led 29-20 at halftime. Amandine Toi scored 14 to lead Virginia (3-10, 0-3), which lost its fourth in a row. No. 6 INDIANA 72, NEBRASKA 65 BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – Grace Berger scored 22 points and Indiana survived a late push from Nebraska to win. Aleksa Gulbe added 17 points and Nicole Cardaño-Hillary scored 13 for the Hoosiers (13-2, 5-0 Big Ten), who are 5-0 in the conference for the first time. Mackenzie Holmes, who leads Indiana in points per game and rebounds per game, missed the matchup with a left knee injury. Kiandra Browne had her first career start in Holmes’ place and had two points and five rebounds in 25 minutes. Alexis Markowski led Nebraska (13-3, 2-3) in scoring with 17 points and Jaz Shelley added 15. No. 5 TENNESSEE 65, VANDERBILT 51 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Jordan Horston scored 16 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Tennessee beat Vanderbilt for their seventh straight victory. The Lady Vols (16-1, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) also won their seventh consecutive game in Memorial Gym against their in-state rival. They’ve won 13 of the last 14 and are now 31-7 in games played in Nashville in this series. Rae Burrell had a season-high 11 points off the bench in her fourth game back for Tennessee, and Tamari Key added 10. Vanderbilt (10-7, 1-2) now has lost two straight, this time after being held to their worst shooting performance of the season at 26.7% (20 of 75). No. 11 MICHIGAN 74, PENN STATE 57 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) – Naz Hillmon had 21 points, Leigha Brown scored 15 of her 17 points in the first half and Michigan beat Penn State for its sixth straight win in the series.

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