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The Journal Gazette

Monday, February 11, 2019 1:00 am

Women's college basketball

DeKalb grad shoots down Purdue

Staff, news services

DeKalb graduate Leigha Brown scored a career-high 30 points as Nebraska beat Purdue 67-61 in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Sunday. 

Brown, a freshman, scored 22 of those points in the second half, including seven straight points that helped Nebraska (11-13, 6-7 Big Ten) dig out from an eight-point deficit early in the fourth quarter. She hit four 3-pointers, including one with a minute to go that stretched the Huskers' lead to 62-58.

Homestead graduate Karissa McLaughlin and Ae-Rianna Harris each scored 13 for the Boilermakers (16-10, 7-6).

No. 2 LOUISVILLE 72, VIRGINIA TECH 63: In Blacksburg, Virginia, Asia Durr scored 34 points to lead the Cardinals.

Sam Fuehring added 21 points and 13 rebounds for Louisville (23-1, 10-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), which won its ninth in a row. Fuehring made consecutive driving baskets in the final quarter after the Hokies had closed to within 62-56 with under four minutes to play.

Dara Mabrey scored 17 points to lead the Hokies (15-8, 2-8) but missed a pair of free throws with 3:49 to play that would have pulled Virginia Tech within 62-58.

No. 3 OREGON 88, No. 11 STANFORD 48: In Stanford, California, Sabrina Ionescu had 27 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, and the Ducks ran their NCAA-best winning streak to 16 games by snapping a 29-game losing streak at Maples Pavilion.

Ionescu scored 17 of her points in the first half and made 12 of 20 shots as the Ducks (23-1, 12-0 Pac-12) ended Stanford's 22-game home winning streak.

The loss was one of the worst in Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer's 33 seasons at Stanford.

DiJonai Carrington led the Cardinal (19-4, 9-3) with 13 points, Stanford's lone player in double figures.No. 10 MARYLAND 62, No. 20 RUTGERS 48: In Piscataway, New Jersey, Kaila Charles scored 17 points as the Terrapins extended their lead in the Big Ten.

Maryland (22-2, 11-2 Big Ten), which has won seven straight, own a 11/2-game lead in the conference over Rutgers (17-6, 9-3).

Maryland scored the first seven points of the game and didn't look back as Rutgers missed 10 of its first 11 shots. The Terrapins were up 18-4 after one quarter. The Scarlet Knights had more turnovers (six) and fouls (seven) than baskets (two) in the opening 10 minutes.

Arella Guirantes scored 20 points to lead Rutgers.

No. 16 IOWA 78, OHIO STATE 52: In Columbus, Ohio, Megan Gustafson had 19 of her 29 points in the second half to lead the Hawkeyes. Kathleen Doyle added 16 points for Iowa (19-5, 10-3 Big Ten), which has won three straight and eight of the last nine.

Dorka Juhasz led the Buckeyes (10-12, 6-7) with 12 points.