No. 1 Connecticut 52, No. 18 Georgetown 42 — Box Score
WASHINGTON — Turnover No. 11 came when Lorin Dixon grabbed a rebound and tripped embarrassingly over her own feet, stumbling out of bounds with no one near her. Turnover No. 22 was a bad toss by Tiffany Hayes near midcourt that looked more like a screen pass in football gone haywire.
It was that kind of day for the No. 1 team in the country. Facing a helter-skelter defense, top-ranked Connecticut had to overcome a season-high 26 turnovers against No. 18 Georgetown, holding on for a 52-42 win Saturday that clinched the top seed in the Big East tournament.
The Huskies repeatedly found themselves unable to get the ball downcourt. They turned it over an incredible eight times in 10 possessions during a 6-minute stretch in the second half against a Hoyas team that presses early, often and pretty much all the time.
No. 2 Stanford 99, Oregon 60 — Box Score
STANFORD, Calif. — Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer hoisted the Pac-10 title trophy and handed it to her players, just as she has done every year for the last decade. Only this time she hardly even cracked a smile.
Been there, done that.
This Stanford team wants even more.
Jeanette Pohlen scored 20 points, Kayla Pedersen had 13 points and 10 rebounds and second-ranked Stanford clinched its 11th consecutive Pac-10 championship with a 99-60 victory against Oregon on Saturday.
“It’s not easy,” VanDerveer said of her program’s incredible run through the conference since 2000. “To stay healthy, to compete. If it was easy, more people would do it.”
No. 8 Notre Dame 66, Cincinnati 48 — Box Score
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Becca Bruscewski scored 12 points in her final home game, and No. 8 Notre Dame cruised past Cincinnati 66-48 before a sellout crowd on Saturday.
Devereaux Peters also had 12 points for Notre Dame (24-5, 13-2 Big East), which jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first 2 1/2 miunutes, pushed it to 15-6 with 8:24 remaining in the first half and then started the second half with a 21-0 run that put the game away.
Kayla Cook had 18 points for Bearcats (8-19, 1-14). Shareese Ulis added 14 points.
Skylar Diggins scored 12 points and Natalie Novosel finished 11 for Notre Dame on Senior Day at Purcell Pavilion. The Irish wrap up the regular-season Monday at No. 11 DePaul.
No. 17 Greenbay 93, Butler 57 — Box Score
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Kayla Tetschlag scored 16 of her 20 points in the first half and No. 17 Wisconsin-Green Bay finished off a perfect home schedule with a 93-57 win against Butler on Saturday.
The Phoenix (26-1, 16-0 Horizon League) may have saved its performance of the season for the Bulldogs, setting season highs in points and field-goal shooting at 64.2 percent.
Butler stayed close to the Phoenix for most of the first half, but Green Bay went on a 10-0 spurt over the final 1:42 to open up a 41-23 lead at the break.
Green Bay kept the pressure on in the second half. The Phoenix hit eight of their first nine shots after the break and led by as many as 42.
Brittany Bowen led the Bulldogs (17-12, 11-6) with 19 points.
Rutgers 67, No. 19 West Virginia 58 — Box Score
PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Chelsey Lee hit a go-ahead three-point play with 1:02 to play and Rutgers rallied from a nine-point second-half deficit to defeat No. 19 West Virginia 67-58 on Saturday.
Erica Wheeler scored a career-high 22 points and April Sykes added 18 as the Scarlet Knights (17-11, 10-5 Big East) won their third consecutive game and kept their hopes alive for the No. 4 seed in the Big East tournament.
Khadijah Rushdan added 11 for Rutgers, which outscored West Virginia 12-2 in the final 2:35 and held it without a basket for the final 3:19.
West Virginia coach Mike Carey was so annoyed with referee Angela Lewis after the game that he charged on the court at the final buzzer and screamed at her.
Liz Repella had 20 points for the Mountaineers (21-8, 7-8). Korinne Campbell added 14 points for the Mountaineers, who have lost seven of their last nine games.
No. 23 Gonzaga 80, San Diego 58 — Box Score
SPOKANE, Wash. — Courtney Vandersloot scored 20 points and No. 23 Gonzaga rolled to an 80-58 victory against San Diego on Saturday, wrapping up the Bulldogs’ second consecutive undefeated conference schedule.
The Bulldogs (26-4, 14-0 West Coast Conference) have won seven conference titles in a row, and 30 consecutive regular-season league games dating to the 2009-10 season.
Katelan Redmon added 16 points, including a personal 8-0 run that gave Gonzaga a 42-24 lead in the first half, while Kayla Standish had 16 points and Janelle Bekkering 10.
Vandersloot and Bekkering were among five seniors honored in their final regular-season home game of the year. A sellout crowd of more than 6,000 showed up.
Sam Child scored 12 points to lead San Diego (15-13, 5-9).
No. 24 Marquette 60, No. 7 DePaul 53 — Box Score
MILWAUKEE — Angel Robinson made a pair of free throws with 26 seconds left and Tatiyiana McMorris scored 16 points, leading No. 24 Marquette to a 60-53 victory against No. 7 DePaul.
Marquette (22-6, 10-5, Big East) had a 17-point second half lead, but DePaul (25-5, 12-3) went on a 22-5 run to tie it at 49 on Deirdre Naughton’s 3-pointer with 6:21 to go.
Robinson drove the lane for a layup with 5:49 left to give Marquette the lead for good, 51-49, and starting an 11-2 run that decided the game.
Paige Fiedorowicz scored 14 points and Jasmine Collins added 13 for Marquette.