No. 18 UW-Green Bay rolls on road
Top 25: Xavier wins 25th consecutive conference game
The Associated Press
CHICAGO -- Julie Wojta had 17 points and 15 rebounds and No. 18 Wisconsin-Green Bay extended its winning streak to 15 games with a 69-43 victory against Loyola-Chicago on Saturday.
The Phoenix (24-1, 13-0 Horizon League) missed 11 of their first 12 shots, yet never trailed on the way to their 21st consecutive league victory since February 2010.
Green Bay reserve Lydia Bauer had 13 points, including 3 of 4 in 3-point attempts, while Celeste Hoewisch added 10 points.
Guard Monica Albano scored 13 points for the Ramblers (11-12, 5-7), who came into the game with three wins in their last four games.
No. 2 Connecticut 68, Providence 38 -- Box Score
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Maya Moore can pass the ball, too.
The Connecticut guard, who is 11 points shy of the all-time Big East scoring lead, had a career-high nine assists Saturday to lead the second-ranked Huskies to a 68-38 victory against Providence.
Freshman Stefanie Dolson matched her career-high with 21 points as the Huskies (24-1, 12-0 Big East) won their 12th consecutive game since a Dec. 30 loss to Stanford ended their NCAA-record 90-game winning streak. Moore scored 11 to give her 2,769 points, 11 short of surpassing the Big East record held by Louisville's Angel McCoughtry.
Teya Wright scored nine points with 10 rebounds for Providence (11-12, 4-7), which has lost to UConn 26 consecutive times since 1993. The Friars wore pink uniforms to raise awareness about breast cancer.
Dolson was named the Big East rookie of the week after reaching a career-high with 21 points against DePaul last Saturday. She matched it just a week later.
No. 3 Stanford 62, Washington 52 -- Box Score
STANFORD, Calif. -- Tara VanDerveer welcomed a game that pushed her players out of their comfort zone. She just doesn't want too many of them.
Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 22 points and nine rebounds and No. 3 Stanford overcame one of its worst performances of the season to beat Washington 62-52 on Saturday for a 16th consecutive victory.
Freshman Chiney Ogwumike added a career-best 21 points and 10 boards for the cold-shooting Cardinal (22-2, 13-0 Pac-10) as they held on for their 58th consecutive home win at Maples Pavilion, one shy of matching the school record set from Nov. 25, 1994, to March 14, 1998. Stanford is trying for a third consecutive undefeated home season for the first time since 1994-96.
Kristi Kingma scored 22 points for Washington (10-12, 5-8), keeping her team close in the second half with clutch 3-pointers. Her 3 with 6:09 left trimmed Stanford's lead to 47-45.
No. 6 Texas A&M 81, Kansas 58 -- Box Score
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Danielle Adams scored 26 of her school-record 40 points in the first half and No. 6 Texas A&M coasted to an 81-58 win against Kansas on Saturday night.
Adams led the charge in a dominant first half, helping the Aggies build a 19-point halftime lead. The Jayhawks never threatened after the break despite Adams slowing down a bit. She made 10 of her first 14 shots, then went 6 for 12 from the field in the second half.
Texas A&M (21-2, 9-1 Big 12) has won three consecutive heading into Monday's rematch at top-ranked Baylor. The Aggies, who trail the Bears in the conference standings, lost 63-60 in the first meeting with Baylor.
Carolyn Davis had 16 points, but Kansas (16-9, 3-8) was hurt by a season-high 31 turnovers.
No. 7 Xavier 77, Fordham 55 -- Box Score
CINCINNATI -- Amber Harris scored 18 points and seventh-ranked Xavier never trailed in a 77-55 victory against Fordham that kept the Musketeers unbeaten in the Atlantic 10.
Xavier (21-2, 10-0) won its 25th consecutive conference game. Tyeasha Moss added 13 points, Ta'Shia Phillips had 12 and reserve Lynette Holmes had 11.
The Musketeers opened the game with a 3-point shot by guard Special Jenning. They led by as many as 14 in the first half, and put it away by scoring the first five points after halftime.
Fordham (10-16, 2-8) lost its sixth in a row. Arielle Collins led the Rams with 20 points.
Leading scorer Becky Peters managed only four shots in the first half and six points overall for Fordham. She came in averaging 13.1 points.
No. 8 Notre Dame 71, Rutgers 49 -- Box Score
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Devereaux Peters scored 21 points and Skylar Diggins had 20 to lift No. 8 Notre Dame to a 71-49 victory over Rutgers on Saturday.
Diggins added five rebounds and three assists for the Irish (22-4, 11-1 Big East) in the Pink Zone game before a sellout crowd in Purcell Pavilion.
Forward Chelsey Lee scored 13 points for the Scarlet Knights (14-10, 7-4) and Monique Oliver added 12 points and five rebounds.
No. 9 UCLA 58, Oregon State 48 -- Box Score
CORVALLIS, Ore. -- UCLA coach Nikki Caldwell wants to see more production from her bench.
The No. 9 Bruins saw a 21-point lead against Oregon State shrink to seven late in the game with reserves on the floor.
But the starters returned and came to the rescue, helping UCLA (21-2, 11-1 Pac-10) hold on for a 58-48 win.
Markel Walker had a season-high 18 points and eight rebounds for the Bruins, now off to the best conference start in school history. Jasmine Dixon added 16 points, eight rebounds and four steals for UCLA, which has allowed more than 60 points just once in its last six games.
Earlysia Marchbanks had 17 points and four rebounds for Oregon State (8-16, 1-12). The Bruins scored the first seven points of the second half to go ahead 35-20 and looked to have put the game away when Rhema Gardner's basket with 9:57 remaining put them up 48-27.
The Bruins forced the Beavers into 25 turnovers. UCLA had 17.
No. 10 DePaul 64, No. 21 Marquette 56 -- Box Score
CHICAGO -- Facing a three-point deficit at the half to its rival, DePaul came out and took over.
Anna Martin scored 20 points and the 10th-ranked Blue Demons scored the first 13 points of the second half to beat No. 21 Marquette 64-56 on Saturday night.
Sam Quigley added 15 points, including five 3-pointers, and Felicia Chester had 11 points. Two of Quigley's 3s came in that decisive run to the delight of the sellout crowd of 3,958 at McGrath Arena.
No. 14 Oklahoma 69, Missouri 47 -- Box Score
NORMAN, Okla. -- Joanna McFarland matched her career-high with 14 points, Lyndsey Cloman scored 10 and No. 14 Oklahoma relied on improved post play to beat Missouri 69-47 on Saturday.
McFarland had been relegated to the bench and coach Sherri Coale gave freshman Nicole Griffin her first career start while continuing to look for reliable play at center.
McFarland responded with a big second half as Oklahoma (18-6, 8-3 Big 12) put the game away with a 23-7 run after Missouri (11-13, 3-7) had cut a 14-point deficit to five. McFarland scored the final eight points at the foul line, pushing the Sooners' advantage to 59-38 with 6:06 to play.
Shakara Jones led the Tigers with 12 points. Leading scorer RaeShara Brown was limited to eight points on 3 for 15 shooting.