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24th-ranked Gonzaga women beat Ohio State at the buzzer

Shaniqua Nilles beat the buzzer with a 12-foot baseline shot to give the 24th-ranked Gonzaga women’s basketball team a 59-58 victory over host Ohio State, which is coached by ex-Washington Huskies coach Kevin McGuff.


The Associated Press

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Shaniqua Nilles beat the buzzer with a 12-foot baseline shot to give the 24th-ranked Gonzaga women’s basketball team a 59-58 victory over Ohio State on Sunday.

Nilles, a sophomore who graduated from West Valley High in Spokane, made a layup with 21 seconds left to give the Zags (7-1) a 57-56 lead.

A basket by Ameryst Alston, who led the Buckeyes with 18 points, put Ohio State ahead 58-57.

Junior Sunny Greinacher scored a season-high 18 points and pulled down a career-high 14 rebounds for Gonzaga.

After the Buckeyes (6-5) scored the first two points of the game, the Zags went on a 22-0 run.

Ohio State is coached by Kevin McGuff, who coached Washington the previous two seasons and had a 41-26 record.

Other games

Tricia Liston scored a season-high 23 points and No. 2 Duke gave Joanne P. McCallie her 500th career victory as a college coach, beating 17th-ranked Oklahoma 94-85.

McCallie, who previously coached at Michigan State and Maine, has a 500-183 overall record and is 184-35 in seven seasons at Duke.

Isabelle Harrison scored 18 points as No. 3 Tennessee defeated visiting Texas 75-61.

• Host Arizona State beat Long Beach State 74-67 in overtime to improve to 8-1.




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