CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) —
No. 5 Duke 65, No. 15 North Carolina 58
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Alexis Jones scored a season-high 22 points and fifth-ranked Duke took its Atlantic Coast Conference-record 17th regular-season league victory.
The Blue Devils (27-2, 17-1) overcame a season-high 29 turnovers by forcing the hot-and-cold Tar Heels (26-5, 14-4) to miss 19 consecutive shots during a span of roughly 10 minutes in the second half and beat their archrivals for the sixth straight time.
No. 10 Kentucky 78, No. 8 Tennessee 65
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A’dia Mathies scored 13 second-half points, including back-to-back 3-pointers during Kentucky’s 19-6 run, to help the Wildcats pull away.
Mathies, the No. 2 career scorer at Kentucky (25-4, 13-3 SEC), finished with 16 points in her home finale.
Kentucky emerged from a 36-32 halftime lead with a big run set up by three steals and two rebounds by Samarie Walker to put the Wildcats up 55-38.
Meighan Simmons had 17 points and Cierra Burdick had 11 points and 11 rebounds for regular-season champion Tennessee (23-6, 14-2).