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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Dyaisha Fair scored 27 points and hit three huge 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, leading Syracuse…

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Dyaisha Fair scored 27 points and hit three huge 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, leading Syracuse to an 86-81 victory over No. 13 Notre Dame in a thrilling ACC opener on Sunday.

Syracuse’s Alyssa Latham added 21 points and 12 rebounds for her fifth double-double of the season.

Fair’s 3-pointer gave Syracuse a 71-67 lead with 3:41 remaining in the fourth quarter. The clutch bucket came after the Orange (11-1) had forced six turnovers and allowed only five shot attempts by Notre Dame in the first five-plus minutes of the period.

Hannah Hidalgo, a freshman, led Notre Dame with a season-high 32 points. She added six assists and seven steals. Maddy Westbeld had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Anna DeWolfe scored 15 for Notre Dame (9-2).

NO. 14 VIRGINIA TECH 91, PITTSBURGH 41

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Georgia Amoore scored 20 points, Olivia Summiel had a double-double and Virginia Tech coasted to a win over Pitt in an Atlantic Coast Conference opener.

Matilda Ekh scored 16 points for the Hokies (10-2), Cayla King and Carleigh Wenzel had 11 points and Elizabeth Kitley and Summiel scored 10. Summiel, who was 4-for-4 shooting, had 11 rebounds.

Liatu King scored 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting for the Panthers (6-8), but her teammates shot just 8 of 41 (19.5%). Pitt was outrebounded 40-28 and had 18 turnovers that were turned into 24 points.

NO. 15 UCONN 95, NO. 18 MARQUETTE 64

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Paige Bueckers scored 25 points, Aaliyah Edwards had 19 points and 12 rebounds and UConn ended Marquette’s best start ever with a dominating win.

The Huskies (10-3, 2-0 Big East) closed the first quarter with a 13-0 run and then outscored the Golden Eagles (12-1, 1-1) 54-26 in the middle two quarters.

KK Arnold had 13 points for UConn and Ashlynn Shade added 12.

Jordan King had 16 points for Marquette, Liza Karlen added 13, Mackenzie Hare 12 and Skylar Forbes 10.

NO. 16 INDIANA 77, ILLINOIS 71

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Mackenzie Holmes scored 30 points, Yarden Garzon was clutch in the closing seconds and Indiana ran its winning streak to 10 with a win over Illinois.

Chloe Moore-McNeil scored 19 points for Indiana (11-1, 2-0 Big Ten Conference) and Garzon had 12. Holmes gave the Hoosiers a 30-point scorer for the third straight game, a first in program history.

Makira Cook scored 24 points for the Illini (6-6, 0-2), with 13 in the fourth quarter. Kendall Bostic had 18 and 11 rebounds and Genesis Bryant added 12 points.

NO. 19 LOUISVILLE 77, MIAMI 72

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Jayda Curry scored 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting, Nyla Harris had 13 points and 12 rebounds, and Louisville beat Miami in a sloppy and disjointed Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams.

Merissah Russell scored 11 of her 12 points in the fourth quarter for Louisville (12-2).

Lemyah Hylton led Miami (10-2) with 12 points and Jaleah Williams scored eight of her 11 in the fourth quarter. Shayeann Day-Wilson, Lashae Dwyer and Jasmyne Roberts added 10 points apiece.

NO. 22 FLORDIA STATE 73, WAKE FOREST 61

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Ta’Niya Latson scored 30 points, half of them in the fourth quarter, and Florida State used a late surge to break away from Wake Forest.

Latson was joined in double figures for the game by O’Mariah Gordon with 12 points and Makayla Timpson with 11. Timpson grabbed 12 rebounds to complete her fourth double-double of the season. She also had three steals and blocked three shots for the Seminoles (10-3, 2-0 ACC).

Malaya Cowles scored 16 points and Alexandria Scruggs had 10 points and eight rebounds for Wake Forest (4-9, 0-1).

NO. 24 NORTH CAROLINA 82, CLEMSON 76

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Lexi Donarski made six 3-pointers and scored 23, Alyssa Ustby finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds and North Carolina began Atlantic Coast Conference play with a victory over Clemson.

The Tar Heels (9-4) beat the Tigers for an eighth straight time. Ustby made 8 of 10 shots and 5 of 7 free throws, notching her sixth double-double of the season. Deja Kelly pitched in with 15 points and eight assists.

Amari Robinson led Clemson (8-6, 1-1) with 21 points on 8-for-11 shooting. Dayshanette Harris had 19 points, five rebounds and five assists. Ruby Whitehorn had 14 points.

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