WOMEN'S TOP 25 Jones guides Houston to win over Cincinnati

Jones had a key steal and a free throw down the stretch for the Cougars.
HOUSTON -- Chandi Jones scored 23 points and made a key steal Friday to help No. 25 Houston rally past Cincinnati, 60-56.
With the Lady Cougars trailing 56-55, Jones stole the ball and handed it to Sancho Lyttle, who hit a layup to give Houston the lead with 41 seconds left. Jones made a free throw with 23 seconds to go, and teammate Nicole Oliver sank two more foul shots with 3 seconds remaining for the final margin.
Houston (15-2, 4-0 Conference USA) jumped out to a 17-3 lead in the first six minutes, but Cincinnati went on a 24-4 run to take a 27-21 lead. The Lady Cougars closed the gap to 32-29 at halftime.
Jones scored 14 points after halftime, including Houston's first nine of the second half. Lyttle added 19 points and six rebounds. Oliver had five steals.
Karen Twehues, who shot 6-of-9 from 3-point range, led the Bearcats with 20 points and seven rebounds. Treasure Humphries added 13 points, and Debbie Merrill scored 11 for Cincinnati (10-9, 1-4).
No. 16 DePaul 93, Southern Miss. 72
CHICAGO -- Khara Smith scored 20 points and pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds for DePaul in Conference USA action.
Three other Blue Demons (17-1, 5-0) reached double figures, led by Jenni Dant with 19, Charlene Smith with 17 and Jenna Rubino with 16.
Southern Mississippi (13-4, 1-3) hit 42.6 percent of their shots, compared to 40.7 percent for DePaul. But DePaul put up 25 more shots than Southern Mississippi and outrebounded the Golden Eagles 58-34.
DePaul led 41-32 at halftime and then outscored Southern Mississippi by eight points in the second half for the final margin.
No. 21 TCU 67, Louisville 42
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Tiffany Evans scored 15 points, leading Texas Christian.
Tracy Winn and Sandora Irvin added 10 points apiece for the Lady Frogs (14-3, 3-1 Conference USA).
TCU had a season-low 11 turnovers, only one in the second half.
Louisville (10-8, 2-3) shot just 25 percent during the first half and had no players score in double figures. Katie Olson and Jessica Huggins each scored nine points, and Olson grabbed 11 rebounds. TCU led 29-19 at halftime on its way to allowing a season-low 42 points.