Jennifer O'Neill scored a career-high 43 points, including the go-ahead basket with 1:42 left in the fourth overtime, and No. 5 Kentucky beat No. 9 Baylor, 133-130, in the highest-scoring Division 1 women’s game in history Friday. The game was part of a doubleheader played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the 80,000-seat homehome of the Dallas Cowboys.
The Lady Bears (7-1) played the last three overtimes without star guard Odyssey Sims, who had a career-high 47 points when, with 1:23 left in the first overtime, she became the first of seven Baylor players to foul out.
The previous high for a Division 1 women’s game was 252 points in SMU’s 127-125 win over TCU, also in four overtimes, on Jan. 25, 1997.
Mackenzie Robertson, the daughter of Baylor coach Kim Mulkey, matched her career high with 23 points.
Janee Thompson scored 20 points for Kentucky (9-0) and DeNesha Stallworth had 16 points and nine boards.
Baylor 67, Kentucky 62 — Kenny Chery’s game-high 18 points led the No. 20 Bears (8-1) over the No. 3 Wildcats (7-2).
Oklahoma State 79, South Carolina 52 — Le’Bryan Nash had 16 points to lead five Oklahoma State players in double figures as the No. 9 Cowboys (8-1) beat the Gamecocks (2-3) in Stillwater, Okla. Marcus Smart added 13 points.
UConn 95, Maine 68 — Ryan Boatright scored 17 points to help lead the 12th-ranked Huskies (9-0) to a rout of the Black Bears (1-7) in Hartford.
DeAndre Daniels and Omar Calhoun both had 16 points and Niels Giffey added 12 for UConn, which has won 54 consecutive home games against nonconference opponents.
Shabazz Napier scored 7 points and had eight assists, becoming the fourth player in school history with at least 1,000 points and 500 assists.
Xavier Pollard had 20 points for Maine, which has lost six straight.
Providence 3, Northeastern 3 — Anthony Florentino, Shane Luke, and Tom Parisi scored in the third period as the No. 4 Friars (11-2-3, 6-2-1 Hockey East) erased a three-goal deficit to tie the No. 19 Huskies (9-5-2, 3-4-1) at Matthews Arena. Mike Szmatula, Kevin Roy, and Braden Pimm scored for Northeastern. Clay Witt finished with 52 saves for Northeastern and Jon Gillies stopped 23 shots for Providence.
Merrimack 3, BU 2 — Brian Christie scored 4:27 into the third and Mike Collins netted the winner at 10:20 as the Warriors (4-9-1, 1-5-1 Hockey East) rallied to beat the Terriers (7-7-1, 2-4-0) in North Andover. Matt Grzelcyk and Tommy Kelley scored for BU.
Notre Dame 5, UMass 3 — Mario Lucia had two goals and an assist to lead the Fighting Irish (10-6-1, 3-3-1 Hockey East) past the Minutemen (3-11-2, 1-7-2) in South Bend, Ind. Steven Iacobellis had a goal and assist for UMass.
Brown 2, Harvard 1 — Kyle Kramer and Dennis Robertson scored and the Bears (4-6-1, 2-4-1 ECAC) held on to beat the Crimson (4-7-1, 2-6-1) in Providence. Jimmy Vesey had Harvard’s lone goal 1:19 into the third.
Dartmouth 4, Yale 1 — Charles Grant made 40 saves and Troy Crema scored twice in the first period as the Big Green (2-8-0, 2-6-0 ECAC) beat the No. 8 Bulldogs (6-3-2, 3-2-2) in New Haven. Kenny Agostino potted Yale’s only goal 1:22 into the third.
Quinnipiac 3, Rensselaer 3 — Matthew Peca’s power-play goal at 11:37 of the third period salvaged a tie for the No. 5 Bobcats (13-2-3, 6-1-2 ECAC) against the Engineers (7-5-3, 2-3-3) in Troy, N.Y.
Ryan Haggerty gave RPI a 2-0 lead with two first-period goals, but Zach Tolkinen and Sam Anas answered for Quinnipiac in the second.
Harvard 5, UNH 0 — Ashley Wilkes made 20 saves, but Brianna Laing stopped all 29 shots she faced to backbone the fifth-ranked Crimson (9-1-1) to victory over the Wildcats (6-10-2) at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. Hillary Crowe had two goals and an assist to pace Harvard, while Dylanne Crugnale, Sydney Daniels, and Miye D’Oench also scored.
BU 6, Minn.-Duluth 5 — Sarah Lefort had two goals and an assist to help the No. 9 Terriers (13-3-1) beat the Bulldogs (7-7-3) in nonleague play at Walter Brown Arena. Kerrin Sperry made 35 saves en route to her 12th win of the season.
NCAA Div. 1 quarterfinals — Jordan Allen scored at 62:12 to lift Virginia (13-5-5) over UConn (12-3-8), 2-1, in Charlottesville, Va. UConn’s Kareem Morad’s goal at 38:40 made it 1-1.
NCAA Division 3 semifinals— Brian Ramirez had a goal and an assist as Messiah (23-1-1) beat Williams (15-7-0), 4-0, in San Antonio. The defending champion Falcons will play Rutgers-Camden (23-0-2), which beat Loras, 3-2 in overtime, in Saturday’s final.
NCAA Division 1 semifinals — Jamia Fields scored twice in the second half as Florida State (23-1-3) edged Virginia Tech (19-5-3), 3-2, in Cary, N.C. The Seminoles will face UCLA (21-1-3), who beat Virginia (24-1-1) on penalty kicks, in Sunday’s finale.
NCAA Division 3 semifinals— Kelsey Falcone scored 5:40 into the second half to lift Trinity (Texas) (25-0-2) over Middlebury (17-2-3), 2-1, in San Antonio. Middlebury’s Scarlett Kirk scored at the 33:33 mark. Trinity faces William Smith (22-1-0), a 1-0 winner over Capital (19-5-2), in Saturday’s final.