PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Jordan King scored 17 of her 25 points after halftime while Marquette held third-place Texas on 31% in the first round of Saturday’s Battle 4 Atlantis to beat the Longhorns 68-61.
It was the highest-ranked opponent the Golden Eagles have beaten in program history.
The Golden Eagles (4-0) led by 13 points in the third quarter and then held on as the Longhorns (1-2) pushed back in the game. Texas twice managed to get to a single point only to see the 5ft 11 king react to keep their team in check each time.
Sonya Morris scored 13 points to lead Texas, who were once again without star Rori Harmon due to an injury that has given her everyday status.
#11 TENNESSEE 94, RUTGERS 54
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Rickea Jackson scored 26 points while Jordan Horston added 12 on her return from injury as Tennessee beat Rutgers.
The Lady Vols (2-2) had their first 1-2 start since the 1981-82 season. But they made 13 of their first 21 shots to double the Scarlet Knights (3-2) 38-19 midway through the second quarter.
By this point, Jackson had made her first seven shots and had 17 points. The Mississippi state transfer, which led the Southeastern Conference last year (20.3), finished the field 11-12 and broke the 20-point mark for the second time in three games.
Horston sustained a left lower limb injury against Massachusetts and missed Monday’s loss to number 12 Indiana.
DRAKE 80, #22 NEBRASKA 62
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Katie Dinnebier had 18 points and six assists, Maggie Bair added 17 points and nine rebounds and Drake defeated Nebraska.
Sarah Beth Gueldner had 16 points and four 3-pointers for Drake (2-1). Dinnebier, who scored a career-best 24 points in a 92-86 overtime loss to No. 4 Iowa on Sunday, was 5-of-8 from the floor as the Bulldogs shot 55%.
Gueldner scored 11 points in the first quarter and went 3-3 from long range to help Drake take a 21-12 lead. The Bulldogs withstood a late rally in the second quarter and built another 12-point lead, 38-26, at halftime.
Alexis Markowski led Nebraska (2-2) with 21 points. Isabelle Bourne had nine points and eleven rebounds.
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