ATLANTA (AP) – Emily Engstler scored 14 points and hit a layup with three seconds remaining, lifting No. 3 Louisville to its 12th straight victory, 50-48 over No. 16 Georgia Tech on Sunday. In a matchup of the nation’s top scoring defense in Georgia Tech and the nation’s third-best in Louisville, the Yellow Jackets (10-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) were trying to knock off a top-three team for the second time after beating UConn at home on Dec. 9, but Lotta-Maj Lahtinen’s heave from half-court fell short at the buzzer. Louisville (12-1, 2-0) called timeout with 14.6 seconds remaining and the score tied at 48-all. Engstler gave the Cardinals just their third lead of the game. No. 8 INDIANA 70, No. 6 MARYLAND 63, OT BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – Ali Patberg scored 18 points, Aleksa Gulbe and Mackenzie Holmes each had a double-double and Indiana beat Maryland for its first victory in the 12-game series. Indiana led by nine points with three minutes left in regulation before Maryland went on an 8-0 run. Maryland’s Ashley Owusu made a reverse layup with 58 seconds left and Nicole Cardano-Hillary, a 56% free-throw shooter, went 1 of 2 from the stripe to give Indiana a 61-59 lead. Owusu used a high screen and drove the lane to tie it with 19.4 seconds left. Indiana played for the final shot but Grace Berger’s free-throw line jumper was off the mark at the buzzer. Indiana missed two free throws with 41.6 seconds left in overtime, leading 67-63, but Maryland couldn’t take advantage, missing two 3-pointers on its next possession and Patberg made 1 of 2 free throws for a five-point lead. Maryland (10-4, 2-1 Big Ten) missed all seven of its field-goal attempts in overtime, becoming the 13th opponent Indiana (11-2, 3-0) has held under 70 points this season. No. 2 STANFORD 82, WASHINGTON STATE 44 PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) – Haley Jones scored 24 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as Stanford pounded Washington State, extending its all-time record to 70-0 against the Cougars. Kiki Iriafen scored 13 points and Hannah Jump and Fran Belibi added 10 points each for short-handed Stanford (9-3, 1-0 Pac-12), which did not drop in the rankings after losing at No. 1 South Carolina 65-61 in its previous game on Dec. 21. Charlisse Leger-Walker scored 15 points and sister Krystal Leger-Walker added 12 for Washington State (9-4, 1-1). No. 7 TENNESSEE 70, ARKANSAS 63 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) – Tamari Key scored 17 points to lead five Tennessee players in double figures as the Lady Volunteers rallied to beat Arkansas. Key scored eight of Tennessee’s 10 points during a 10-3 run that turned a two-point deficit into a five-point lead with 4:12 left. She finished the game with seven rebounds and five blocks, including three in the fourth quarter. Tennessee (13-1, 2-0 SEC) led by as many as 11 points early in the second quarter, but 15 turnovers in the second and third quarters allowed Arkansas to build an advantage as high as nine points in the second half. Amber Ramirez led with the Razorbacks (10-4, 0-1) with 26 points and Makayla Daniels added 11. KANSAS STATE 68, No. 10 BAYLOR 59 MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Ayoka Lee continued to show why she is one of the best post players in the country scoring 32 points with 10 rebounds and Kansas State upset Baylor. It’s the first time the Wildcats have beat the Lady Bears in 36 tries dating back to 2004. Kansas State beat a ranked opponent for the first time since 2012. Kansas State (11-2, 1-0 Big 12) led by 14 in the fourth quarter, but the Bears cut the lead to four in the final minute. The Wildcats held off the Bears making five free throws down the stretch.

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