Kennedy Todd-Williams made the decisive free throws with 16.2 seconds remaining. No. 24 North Carolina beat the third-ranked Cardinals by 66 to 65 on Thursday night after it survived Louisville’s two last-play missed shots.

Todd-Williams ended with 19 points to lead Tar Heels (20-5 Atlantic Coast Conference, 10-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), which overcame an eight-game losing streak against the Cardinals.

Louisville called timeout after Todd-Williams made two free throws. Kianna Smith made a 3 point attempt and hit the front rim. Chelsie Hall was able to grab the rebound and toss it up. As the horn sounded, the ball slowly rolled off the court before it landed on the rim.

Deja Kelly scored 18 points for UNC. UNC shot 38% and only made 5 of 19 3-pointers.

Hailey Van Lith scored 17 to lead Louisville (23-2, 13-2), which had won every meeting with UNC since joining ACC in the 2014-15 season.


COLUMBIA (S.C.) — Aliyah Boston scored 10 points and had 12 rebounds in her 18th consecutive double-double. Zia Cooke scored 20 and South Carolina won its 12th straight game against Auburn.

Boston was within one game of the Southeastern Conference record of 19 consecutive games with double-figure rebounds and points. This mark was established in 2006 by Sylvia Fowles, LSU great. Boston has now had 49 double-doubles in her career.

South Carolina, 24-1, 12-1 SEC, took a 10-point lead within the first eight minutes. Auburn (9-15-1, 1-12), could not catch up. The Gamecocks won the series for the 12th time.

Auburn’s Aicha Coulibaly scored nine points. This is half her season average on 4-of-18 shooting. She also grabbed nine rebounds.


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Aleksa Gulbe scored twenty points, and Grace Berger had eleven of her fifteen points in the second period to help Indiana win against Northwestern.

Nicole Cardano–Hillary scored 17 points for Indiana (19-4 and 11-2 Big Ten). Mackenzie Holmes had 6 points and six rebounds in her return game since Jan. 5, when she had surgery on her left leg.

Northwestern’s Veronica Burton was the leading scorer (14-10, 6-7), with 20 points. Jillian Brown and Lauryn Statterwhite each contributed 14 points.


GAINESVILLE (Fla.) — Kiara Smith scored 19 points, seven rebounds, five assists and Emanuely De Oliveira added fifteen points and eight rebounds to help Florida defeat Arkansas.

Florida led by 19 points in the fourth quarter, but Florida was unable to score a field goal for six minutes. Arkansas pulled within 69-60 with a 10-0 run. The RazorbackS couldn’t get any closer to eight points for the remainder of the game.

Zippy Broughton ALSO scored fifteen points for Florida (20-6 SEC, 10-3 SEC). Florida has had its most conference wins since 2015-16 when it finished with 10.

Samara Spencer, the four-time SEC freshman player of the week, scored 19 and Sasha Goforth added 18. Arkansas (16-9, 6-6)


PROVO (AP) — Shaylee Gonzalez scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Paisley Harding had 18 points. BYU swept Loyola Marymount to record its 29th consecutive home win.

BYU seized control of the game with a 11-2 run during the second quarter, and a 13-2 run during the third quarter to take a 56-38 advantage. LMU made only one field goal in the last five minutes of the third quarter and was trailing by at least 18 in the fourth.

Lauren Gustin scored seven points and added 12 rebounds for BYU (12-1 West Coast Conference), who has won 22 consecutive conference games at home.

Jasmine Jones scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Ariel Johnson added 12 points for Loyola Marymount (Loyola Marymount, 8-16, 3-11). It was turned over 23 times by the Lions, which resulted in 28 BYU points.