Boston injured in Gamecocks’ No. 1 win; No. 3 UConn outperforms Iowa


South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley responds to a call from an official during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Hampton in Columbia, SC, Sunday, November 27, 2022. South Carolina won 85-38. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)


Aliyah Boston missed the second half of Sunday’s No. 1 South Carolina game against Hampton with her right foot in a hiking boot, but reserves Bree Hall and Ashlyn Watkins each scored 14 points in an 85-38 win.

Kamila Cardoso added 11 points and 14 rebounds for South Carolina. It was the eighth career double-double for the 6ft 7 forward.

Boston, the reigning Associated Press Player of the Year, fell heavily on a drive to the basket late in the second quarter and took moments to get up. Shortly thereafter, she went to the dressing room before the period ended.

Boston didn’t come out early in the third quarter and returned to the bench midway through the period with a hiking boot on his right foot. Boston spent the rest of the game cheering for their teammates, who improved to 6-0 this season and 5-0 all-time against the Pirates.

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Azzi Fudd scored 24 points to put UConn past Iowa in the championship game of the inaugural Phil Knight Legacy Women’s Tournament.

Fudd had plenty of support, with Aaliyah Edwards (20 points, 13 rebounds) and three other Huskies (5-0) in double figures. Edwards was named MVP of the tournament.

Iowa (5-2) star Caitlin Clark had 25 points and Kate Martin added 20.

Edwards helped UConn get off to a strong start, scoring 10 points while the Huskies built a 20-14 lead.

Clark and the Hawkeyes then went up on a 13-2 run early in the second quarter and led 41-35 at halftime. Clark scored 17 points in the first half.


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Rebeka Mikulasikova scored 23 points and Cotie McMahon added 20 to lead Ohio State past North Alabama.

The Buckeyes (6-0) shot 58.6% from the field as all five starters scored double digits.

North Alabama (3-3) trailed by eight points in the second quarter with less than eight minutes to go, but Ohio State extended their lead with an 11-0 run that was five points clear of Madison Greene.

The Buckeyes led 59-37 at halftime and went up to 39 in less than three minutes.


FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Abby Meyers scored 12 of her 23 points in Maryland’s third quarter with 36 points, and the Terrapins rolled past Pittsburgh for the Ft. Myers Tip Off.

Brinae Alexander hit three 3-pointers in the Terps’ best quarter of the season and was 5-of-7 with 17 points from range. Lavender Briggs contributed 10 points as the three transfers had their biggest results of the season for Maryland. Shyanne Sellers added 13 points for the Terrapins (6-2), who went 2-1 in the tournament.

Maryland went behind the arc 7 of 10 and shot 55% in the second half.

Maliyah Johnson had 15 points for the Panthers (5-2), who were down just a 3-pointer but outplayed at the foul line with 13 points where Maryland was 20 of 23.


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This story was originally published Nov 27, 2022 3:45 p.m.