Indiana forward Mackenzie Holmes, right, celebrates with Aleksa Gulbe after the Hoosiers beat Maryland 70-63 in overtime on Sunday in Bloomington, Indiana. Doug McSchooler/Associated Press

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Ali Patberg scored 18 points, Aleksa Gulbe and Mackenzie Holmes each had a double-double and No. 8 Indiana beat sixth-ranked Maryland 70-63 in overtime on Sunday for its first victory in the 12-game series.

Indiana led by nine 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 missed all seven of its field-goal attempts in overtime, becoming the 13th opponent Indiana (11-2) has held under 70 points this season.

Gulbe had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Holmes added 15 points and 14 boards. Cardano-Hillary and Berger each scored nine points as the Hoosiers only had two points from their two bench players. All five starters for Indiana played at least 40 minutes, with Patberg and Berger playing the entire game.

(1) SOUTH CAROLINA 80, MISSISSIPPI STATE 68: Zia Cooke scored 18 points, Aliyah Boston had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and the Gamecocks (13-1, 1-1 SEC) bounced back from their first loss of the season to beat the Bulldogs (9-4, 0-1) in Columbia, South Carolina.


(2) STANFORD 82, WASHINGTON STATE 44: Haley Jones scored 24 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as the Cardinal (9-3, 1-0 Pac-12) routed the Cougars (9-4, 1-1) in Pullman, Washington, extending their all-time record to 70-0 against the Cougars.

(3) LOUISVILLE 50, (16) GEORGIA TECH 48: Emily Engstler scored 14 points and hit a layup with three seconds remaining, lifting the Cardinals (12-1, 2-0 ACC) over the Yellow Jackets (10-3, 2-0) in Atlanta.

(7) TENNESSEE 70, ARKANSAS 63:  Tamari Key scored 17 points to lead five Tennessee players in double figures as the Volunteers (13-1, 2-0 SEC) rallied to beat the Razorbacks (10-4, 0-1) in Fayetteville, 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.

KANSAS STATE 68, (10) BAYLOR 59: Ayoka Lee continued to show why she is one of the best post players in the country, scoring 32 points with 10 rebounds, and the Wildcats (11-2, 1-0 Big 12) upset the Bears (10-3, 0-1) in Manhattan, Kansas.

It’s the first time the Wildcats have beaten Baylor in 36 tries dating back to 2004. Kansas State defeated a ranked opponent for the first time since 2012.


(12) TEXAS 62, OKLAHOMA STATE 51: Joanne Allen-Taylor and Audrey Warren scored 14 points apiece and the Longhorns (10-1) defeated the Cowboys (5-5) in a Big 12 Conference opener in Stillwater, Oklahoma, after both schools endured long layoffs because of COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

(13) GEORGIA 73, FLORIDA 69: Que Morrison scored 12 of her 18 points in the fourth quarter to help the Bulldogs (12-2, 1-1 SEC) rally to a win over the Gators (10-4, 0-1) in Gainesville, Florida.

(14) IOWA STATE 88, WEST VIRGINIA 72: Ashley Joens poured in 29 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Cyclones (12-1) rolled to a victory over the Mountaineers (7-4) in Ames, Iowa, in a Big 12 opener.

Joens buried 9 of 16 shots from the floor and 9 of 9 at the free-throw line for the Cyclones, who have won five straight. It was Joens seventh double-double of the season and the 38th of her career.

(15) DUKE 72, (17) NOTRE DAME 70: Elizabeth Balogun scored 27 points, including a final go-ahead basket with 30 seconds left, to rally the Blue Devils (10-2, 1-1 ACC) to a win over the Fighting Irish (11-3, 2-1) in Durham, North Carolina.

(19) LSU 75, (23) TEXAS A&M 66: Alexis Morris scored a career-high 30 points and the Tigers (14-1) defeated the Aggies (10-3) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


(21) IOWA 93, EVANSVILLE 56: Sophomore Caitlin Clark scored a career-high 44 points with eight assists, freshman Addison O’Grady recorded her first double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds, and the Hawkeyes (7-3) beat the Purple Aces (6-6) in Iowa City, Iowa.

(24) NORTH CAROLINA 81, CLEMSON 62: Sophomore Deja Kelly made a career-best five 3-pointers and scored a career-high 31 points as the Tar Heels (13-0, 3-0) cruised past the Tigers (6-8, 0-3) in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


(10) MICHIGAN STATE 73, NORTHWESTERN 67: Gabe Brown scored 20 points, Marcus Bingham Jr. added 13 and the Spartans (12-2, 3-0 Big Ten) rallied from a 13-point first-half deficit to beat the Wildcats (8-3, 1-1) in Evanston, Illinois.

Pete Nance scored 13 points before fouling out and Boo Buie and Chase Audige each had 12 for Northwestern.

(12) HOUSTON 66, TEMPLE 61: Fabian White Jr. had 15 points and 14 rebounds, and Jamal Shead scored 14 points to lead the depleted Cougars (12-2, 1-0 American Athletic Conference) past the Owls (7-6, 1-1) in Philadelphia.

Houston had 10 players available and only seven played. Coach Kelvin Sampson was forced to use grad assistants and managers in practice over the last week with so many players out because of injuries or in COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

(13) OHIO STATE 87, NEBRASKA 79: Freshman Malaki Branham scored 35 points, Jamari Wheeler made two 3-pointers early in overtime and the Buckeyes (9-2, 3-0 Big Ten) beat the Cornhuskers (6-8, 0-3) in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Ohio State hadn’t played since Dec. 11 because of a COVID-19 outbreak in its program and, with the exception of Branham, the Buckeyes struggled to find their shooting touch and nearly lost to the struggling Cornhuskers.

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