The Associated Press
No. 1 Baylor 64, Texas Tech 51 — Box Score
WACO, Texas — The cheers from the Baylor fans seemed a little louder than usual for Brittney Griner. There were plenty of boos each time Jordan Barncastle entered the game or touched the ball.
Except for a brief high-five when they passed each other when the teams exchanged customary postgame handshakes after No. 1 Baylor’s 64-51 victory against Texas Tech, there was no direct contact between the two players. It was their first meeting since last March when Griner threw a punch that broke Barncastle’s nose and led to the 6-foot-8 star being suspended for two games.
On the court Saturday night, Griner had another big game and Barncastle wasn’t even a factor.
“It was just another game,” Griner insisted. “That was last year. I just came out and played the game.”
No. 2 Connecticut 66, Pittsburgh 46 — Box Score
STORRS, Conn. — With not much going right offensively for UConn, Maya Moore took over.
The senior All-American had 28 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 2 Connecticut to a sloppy 66-46 win against Pittsburgh on Saturday night.
“Maya was Maya, obviously,” UConn coach Geno Auriemma said. “We go to her so often and she delivers so many times, it almost becomes commonplace.”
Moore had 20 points in the first half, marking the fifth time this season she scored at least that many in the opening 20 minutes. Bria Hartley added 13 points and Stefanie Dolson had 12 for the Huskies (18-1, 7-0 Big East).
No. 4 Stanford 95, Southern California 51 — Box Score
STANFORD, Calif. — Jeanette Pohlen scored 21 points and dished out a season-high 12 assists and No. 4 Stanford beat Southern California 95-51 on Saturday to win its 10th straight game since a pair of road defeats at DePaul and Tennessee last month.
Freshman Chiney Ogwumike added 14 points and 11 rebounds, big sister Nnemkadi also had 14 points and Kayla Pedersen scored 11 of her 16 points in the first half as Stanford (16-2, 7-0 Pac-10) won its 56th straight home game at Maples Pavilion.
It marks the program’s second longest unbeaten run at home in school history behind 59 in a row accomplished from Nov. 25, 1994, through March 14, 1998, when top-seeded Stanford became the only upset victim ever in the NCAA tournament by a 16th seed with a 71-67 loss to Harvard.
USC junior guard Briana Gilbreath scored 17 points to become the 22nd women’s player to reach 1,000 career points for the Trojans (12-6, 4-3), who lost their seventh straight to Stanford and 18th of 19 overall in the rivalry.
No. 6 Texas A&M 60, No. 20 Iowa St. 51 — Box Score
AMES, Iowa — Scratch another milestone off the list for surging Texas A&M.
Danielle Adams scored 25 points and the sixth-ranked Aggies beat No. 20 Iowa State 60-51 on Saturday, snapping the Cyclones 19-game home winning streak with their first victory in Ames.
Sydney Carter added 13 for the Aggies (17-1, 5-0 Big 12), who picked up their 11th consecutive win and handed the Cyclones their first home defeat since Nebraska beat them 57-49 in last season’s Big 12 opener.
“This is just pure history. It feels so great to win here,” Carter said. “That’s a sign of this team being mentally tough and physically tough. Just having that confidence to walk into the gym on the road in the Big 12 and come out with a win says it all about our team.”
No. 7 Xavier 82, Charlotte 61 — Box Score
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Xavier had a simple game plan against Charlotte – win the rebounding battle.
The No. 7 Musketeers accomplished that and more, overcoming a slow start to beat the 49ers 82-61 in an Atlantic 10 Conference game Saturday night.
Amber Harris had 27 points and 12 rebounds, and Ta’Shia Phillips added her own double-double with 22 points and 13 boards for Xavier (16-2, 5-0), which won its sixth consecutive game.
“Right before the game, Coach (Kevin McGuff) said he wanted that rebounding margin,” Phillips said. “Rebounding is key for us with the kind of team we have and the size we have. … So that’s what we did. We went in there looking to get every rebound.”
No. 8 UCLA 65, California 56 — Box Score
BERKELEY, Calif. — UCLA coach Nikki Caldwell wasn’t concerned about her team’s ability to bounce back from a 26-point loss to fourth-ranked Stanford.
It was the challenge she laid out for the Bruins’ top three players that was on Caldwell’s mind.
No need to worry.
Darxia Morris scored a career-high 22 points, Jasmine Dixon shook off some early shooting struggles to make two key baskets down the stretch and Doreena Campbell added 13 points as No. 8 UCLA held on to beat California 65-56 on Saturday.
No. 9 West Virginia 78, South Florida 52 — Box Score
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Coach Mike Carey wanted No. 9 West Virginia to set a good tone heading into a tough week.
Sarah Miles and Liz Repella scored 16 points apiece and the Mountaineers pulled away in the second half for a 78-52 win against South Florida on Saturday.
West Virginia (19-1, 5-1 Big East) extended its school-record home winning streak to 30 games and has won six of seven games all time against the Bulls.
The Mountaineers now enter a difficult stretch at No. 16 Georgetown on Tuesday and at No. 13 DePaul on Jan. 30.
No. 13 DePaul 77, Seton Hall 59 — Box Score
CHICAGO — Keisha Hampton and Taylor Pikes each scored 16 points and No. 13 DePaul beat Seton Hall 77-59 on Saturday to improve to 6-0 in the Big East for first time ever.
Anna Martin added 12 for the Blue Demons (19-2, 6-0 Big East), who have won 16 of their last 17 games.
The Blue Demons never trailed and led by as many as 38 points in the second before the Pirates (7-12, 0-6) trimmed the margin.
Kandice Green scored 20 points for Seton Hall while Kashmere Joseph added 12.
No. 16 Georgetown 60, Villanova 44 — Box Score
WASHINGTON — Tia Magee scored a season-high 18 points and Sugar Rodgers had 17 to lead No. 16 Georgetown past Villanova 60-44 on Saturday.
Magee scored the last six points as Georgetown (15-5, 3-3 Big East) used a 14-2 run to take a 60-42 lead with 1:43 left.
With 6:45 left and the Wildcats (8-11, 0-6) within 46-40, Rodgers hit two free throws, and Monica McNutt hit three consecutive 3-pointers to help the Hoyas rebound from their 22-point loss at No. 11 Notre Dame on Tuesday.
Rodgers hit two of her four 3-pointers as Georgetown held Villanova scoreless for 6:14 in the first half and took a 10-point lead. The Wildcats stabilized after their first-half drought and held the Hoyas scoreless for 5:24 late in the second half, but never got within five after halftime.
Laura Sweeney scored 13 points to lead Villanova, which has lost five of six.
No. 21 Green Bay 87, Milwaukee 39 — Box Score
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Kayla Tetschlag had 20 points and 10 rebounds while Celeste Hoewisch added 19 points and seven steals to help No. 21 Wisconsin-Green Bay rout in-state rival Wisconsin-Milwaukee 87-39 on Saturday.
The Phoenix (18-1, 7-0 Horizon League) never trailed and led by as many as 51 to win their ninth straight. Lydia Bauer added a career-high 20 points for Green Bay, which had season bests in both scoring and points allowed.
Lindsay Laur led the Panthers (6-12, 3-4) with 10 points, while Angela Rodriguez added eight.
Green Bay held a 29-point halftime team thanks to its stifling full-court press. The Phoenix forced 17 turnovers and limited the Panthers to just 13 first-half points – as many as Hoewisch scored by herself – on 4-of-21 shooting (19 percent).