Men's Basketball

No. 5 Tennessee women roll past Auburn

Shekinna Stricklen scored 18 points and Glory Johnson had 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead No. 5 Tennessee to a 73-53 road victory Auburn on Sunday for the Lady Vols' 10th straight win.

The Lady Vols (19-2, 7-0 SEC) used a late 14-2 spurt to turn the game into a decisive win, even with leading scorer Meighan Simmons held to five points.

Middle Tennessee 71, Denver 68: Freshman Ebony Rowe, who starred at Paul Dunbar, scored 24 points and grabbed 17 rebounds for her 10th double-double of the season and the Lady Blue Raiders (16-4, 7-0) remained undefeated in Sun Belt Conference play. Ten of Rowe's rebounds came on the offensive end.

No. 11 Notre Dame 69, St. John's 36: Devereaux Peters dominated inside with 14 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks to lead host Notre Dame to a rout. Lexington Catholic graduate Natalie Novosel added 14 points, four steals and three rebounds for the Fighting Irish (17-4, 6-1 Big East).

Mississippi 69, No. 23 Arkansas 65: Valencia McFarland scored 21 points and hit two late free throws to seal the victory for visiting Mississippi. Ceira Ricketts (Fairdale) had 12 points and five assists for Arkansas.


No. 18 Wisconsin 78, Northwestern 46: Wisconsin guard Josh Gasser had a game to remember. The Badgers freshman had 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for the first triple-double in school history, helping Wisconsin win at Northwestern.

"Towards the last couple of minutes I had an idea that I was close and wanted just to get one more (assist) at the end," said Gasser, who got his final assist with 3 minutes to play. "Fortunately Brett (Valentyn) knocked it down. He missed one before that and told me he was going to get another."

No. 21 West Virginia 56, South Florida 46: Casey Mitchell had 13 points and 14 rebounds to lead host West Virginia. John Flowers and Kevin Jones added 13 points apiece for the Mountaineers (13-5, 4-2 Big East).

Augustus Gilchrist had his third straight double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds for South Florida (7-14, 1-7). The Bulls lost for the 11th time in 13 games and remain winless in nine road games.

Iowa 91, Indiana 77: Freshman Melsahn Basabe scored 20 points, Matt Gatens added 19 and Iowa snapped a six-game losing streak by drilling depleted Indiana in Iowa City, Iowa.

Freshman Devyn Marble scored a career-high 18 for the Hawkeyes, who picked up their first league win by dominating a Hoosiers team playing without Verdell Jones III. Jones is out indefinitely with inflammation in his right knee.

Wis.-Milwaukee 86, Butler 80 (OT): Anthony Hill scored 18 points and Tone Boyle led the way in overtime as Wisconsin-Milwaukee completed a season sweep of Butler. Boyle sent the game into OT, then scored eight of his 15 points in the extra period to help the Panthers (10-11, 5-5 Horizon) end the Bulldogs' 15-game conference winning streak at home.

Former Bryan Station star Shelvin Mack led Butler (14-7, 6-3) with 23 points, five rebounds and five assists.

Tennessee: The school indefinitely suspended freshman Jordan McRae for what Coach Bruce Pearl described as a violation of team conduct. The Knoxville News-Sentinel reported McRae practiced with the team at the University of Hartford on Friday, but stayed at the team hotel during the Vols' 72-61 loss to No. 8 Connecticut on Saturday. McRae has played in nine of the team's 19 games this season.