SOUTH BEND, USA (Swing Update) – Arike Ogunbowale scored 30 points and No. 1 Notre Dame beat 18 turnovers to beat No. 2 Louisville 82-68 on Thursday night.
Brianna Turner added 16 points and Jackie Young had 14 points for the Irish (15-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). They have returned to the Associated Press's top spot this week and have won their eighth consecutive rank since their 89-71 loss to Connecticut.
Asia Durr had 29 points for Louisville (14-1, 2-1), and Bionca Dunham added 10. The Cardinals reduced the deficit 10 points to twice in the fourth quarter, the last to 68-66, 1 48. , but Turner's basket and Ogunbowale's 3-pointer propelled the Irish to 14-2.
NO. 8 STATE NC 63, PITTSBURGH 34
RALEIGH, N.C. (Swing Update) – Kiara Leslie has scored 16 points and eight rebounds, and the state of North Carolina beat Pittsburgh to improve its performance to 16-0.
Leslie also had five assists and three interceptions. She scored 14 points in the first half to help the N State (3-0 Atlantic Conference) take a 35-16 lead. DD Rogers added 10 points and eight rebounds.
Kauai Bradley led Pitt (9-2, 0-2) with eight points.
NO. 16 KENTUCKY 73, NO. 13 TENNESSEE 71
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Swing Update) – Maci Morris scored 27 points before going astray and Kentucky withstood an injury to Taylor Murray to beat Tennessee.
Ogechi Anyagaligbo added 13 points for Kentucky (15-2, 2-1 Southeast Conference).
Evina Westbrook scored 20 for the Tennnessee (12-3, 1-2). The Lady Volunteers have lost consecutive home games for the first time since December 1996. Tennessee fell 66 to 64 in front of Missouri on Sunday.
NO. 21 South Carolina 71, Florida 40
COLUMBIA, SC (Swing Update) – Bianca Cuevas-Moore scored four points to three, including two in South Carolina with a 19-0 record, and scored 16 points to lead the # 21 Gamecocks to a seventh consecutive victory.
The Gamecocks (11-4, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) missed their first two shots and then hit eight straight, while the Gators (4-12, 0-3) missed their first seven and 10 of their 11 first.
Kiara Smith led Florida with 13 points.
OHIO STATE 55, NO. 25 INDIANA 50
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Swing Update) – Carmen Grande has scored 19 points, including four free throws in the last 20 seconds, and Ohio State dominated Indiana 25-14 in the fourth quarter.
Ohio State (5-8, 1-3 Big Ten) broke a five-game losing streak and a four-game winning streak in Indiana with its 13th consecutive win in the series.
Jaelynn Penn led Indiana (14-2, 3-1) with 12 points.