No. 1 Huskies get 90th consecutive
Top 25: No. 10 Tar Heels blow by Cougars
The Associated Press
STOCKTON, Calif. -- Maya Moore had 17 points and eight rebounds and No. 1 Connecticut earned its 90th straight victory with a 85-42 win against Pacific on Tuesday night, a lopsided West Coast warmup for the Huskies' showdown with ninth-ranked Stanford on Thursday.
UConn (12-0), on the court in Northern California only a few hours after the Cardinal whipped No. 4 Xavier 89-52 at Maples Pavilion, was solid and methodical in its first game since topping the 88-game winning streak set by John Wooden's UCLA men's team from 1971-74 by beating No. 22 Florida State 93-62 on Dec. 21.
LSU 55, No. 8 UCLA 53 -- Box Score
Taylor Turnbow hit the go-ahead jumper with 14 seconds to go, lifting LSU to a 55-53 upset against No. 8 UCLA that ended the Bruins' 10-game winning streak Tuesday night.
Turnbow had a career-high 18 points and 13 rebounds for the Lady Tigers (10-4), who extended their streak to six in a row. Latear Eason added 10 points.
Darxia Morris missed the potential tying jumper as time expired. She led the Bruins (10-1) with 16 points. Markel Walker added 11 points.
No. 9 Stanford 89, No. 4 Xavier 52 -- Box Score
STANFORD, Calif. -- Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 23 points and 11 rebounds and No. 9 Stanford pulled off a surprising rout of fourth-ranked Xavier with an 89-52 victory Tuesday for its 51st consecutive home win.
What a tuneup for Thursday's highly anticipated showdown with top-ranked Connecticut.
Jeanette Pohlen added 19 points, nine rebounds, six assists and three steals for the Cardinal (8-2), who beat the third-seeded Musketeers in the Sacramento Regional last March.
Amber Harris had 18 points and nine rebounds for cold-shooting Xavier (10-2), which lost its second consecutive game after a 10-0 start.
No. 7 Texas A&M 74, Drexel 45 -- Box Score
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Danielle Adams scored 16 of her 20 points in the first half and No. 7 Texas A&M rolled to a win against Drexel in the Surf 'N Slam tournament.
Texas A&M (10-1), playing its first game in nine days, showed no rust as it led from the outset. The Aggies used a 16-3 run midway through the first half to take a 25-7 lead with 8:55 left.
Adams made 9 of 14 shots to lead Texas A&M, which shot 47.7 percent.
Kamile Nacickaite scored 11 points and Jasmina Rosseel added 10 for Drexel (7-3), which trailed 42-22 at halftime.
The Aggies will play host San Diego State (6-5) in Thursday night's championship game.
No. 10 North Carolina 75, College of Charleston 49 -- Box Score
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Waltiea Rolle scored 15 points and Jessica Breland had 14 points, leading North Carolina to a win against the College of Charleston.
Though the Tar Heels (12-0) never trailed, they led just 10-6 after six minutes until forward Laura Broomfield dominated the offensive glass while scoring seven of her 10 points and helping North Carolina take a 20-8 lead.
College of Charleston's Latisha Harris and Brianna Davie gave the Cougars (4-7) more of an inside-outside game in the second half while leading the team with 11 points each.
Duquesne 71, No. 13 Ohio State 67 -- Box Score
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Duquesne rallied from eight points down in the final five minutes to upset No. 13 Ohio State 71-67 on Tuesday.
Ohio State (8-3) led 65-64 before the Dukes took the lead on Orsi Szecsi's two free throws with 1:49 left. She followed with a field goal 27 seconds later before Jantel Lavender made a field goal to make it 68-67.
``We're not tough enough,'' Ohio State coach Jim Foster said after the Buckeyes' third loss in four games. ``We don't play the game hard enough and we don't play tough. We get hit, we whine.''
The Buckeyes had a chance to take the lead but Samantha Prahalis missed a contested layup and Duquesne's Kelly Britcher made a 3-pointer with nine seconds left for the final margin.
No. 17 St. John's 81, Liberty 66 -- Box Score
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Shenneika Smith tied her career high with 28 points, Da'Shena Stevens added 20, and St. John's needed a late surge to salvage a surprisingly difficult victory against Liberty.
The Red Storm (12-1) led 62-60 with 5:53 left before finally shaking the pesky Lady Flames (4-7). It was the 11th consecutive win for St. John's.
Stevens, a junior forward, became the 17th player in St. John's history to score 1,000 career points. She has 1,015 in 78 games.
LaKendra Washington and Danika Dale each scored 13 points for the Flames.
No. 18 Maryland 83, La Salle 45 -- Box Score
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Lynetta Kizer scored 10 of her 15 points in the opening eight minutes, and Maryland cruised to its 10th consecutive victory.
The Terrapins (11-1) led 12-0 and 34-9 in the first half against the overmatched Explorers (4-7). Maryland will face 17th-ranked St. John's in the championship game of the Terrapin Classic.
Freshman forward Alyssa Thomas scored 14 points for Maryland, her ninth successive game in double figures. Diandra Tchatchouang added 11 points.
Ebonee Jones had 18 points on 5 for 21 shooting and collected nine rebounds for La Salle.
No. 19 Georgetown 77, Houston 37 -- Box Score
HOUSTON -- Tia Magee scored 15 points and Sugar Rodgers had 13, leading No. 19 Georgetown to a 77-37 victory against Houston on Tuesday.
The Cougars (8-3) were without injured senior Courtney Taylor, but it likely wouldn't have mattered.
Houston entered the game leading Conference USA in scoring 77.4 points per game, but Georgetown's defense smothered the Cougars.
No. 22 Arkansas 88, Furman 47 -- Box Score
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Lyndsay Harris scored 16 points and hit four 3-pointers, all in the first half.
Ashley Daniels had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Razorbacks (12-0).
The game was Arkansas' first since defeating No. 15 Oklahoma on Dec. 19 and its final nonconference matchup before opening Southeastern Conference play. The 12-0 start is the second-best in school history, only behind a 15-0 start three seasons ago.
Arkansas opened on a 19-4 run, capped by jumper by Keira Peak. The Razorbacks held the Paladins (6-6) to 30.3 percent shooting in the first half on their way to a 44-23 halftime lead.
Kelly O'Connor led Furman with 10 points.
No. 23 Texas 80, Cincinnati 77 -- Box Score
SAN DIEGO -- Chassidy Fussell scored 20 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1.3 seconds left, to help Texas beat Cincinnati in the Maggie Dixon Surf 'n Slam Classic.
Yvonne Anderson, who had a team-high 21 points for the Longhorns (9-3), dribbled the ball to the top of the key and sent a perfect bounce pass to the right of the arc, where Fussell made her fourth 3-pointer of the game.
The Bearcats' desperation shot at the buzzer fell short. Jeanise Randolph had 13 points and 13 rebounds for Cincinnati, which also got 20 points from Shareese Ulis.
The game was tied seven times with nine lead changes. Cincinnati (6-5) battled back from a 10-point deficit in the second half before falling short.
The Longhorns will face host San Diego on Thursday in the championship game.
No. 24 Syracuse 94, St. Francis, Pa. 60 -- Box Score
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Iasia Hemingway had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Kayla Alexander added 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Syracuse beat St. Francis, Pa.
Carmen Tyson-Thomas added 10 points and 10 rebounds for Syracuse (10-1). It marked the first time the Orange had three players register double-doubles in a game since 1989.
Samantha Leach had 17 points, Brittany Lilley 14 and Allison Daly 13 for the Red Flash (5-7), who were outrebounded 48-26.
No. 25 Florida State 74, Florida 72 -- Box Score
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Cierra Bravard's two free throws with 30 seconds left lifted No. 25 Florida State to a 74-72 victory against Florida on Tuesday.
Bravard, Florida State's scoring leader, finished with 10 points. Her 3-point play less than a minute earlier gave the Seminoles (10-3) a short-lived 71-70 lead.
Jaterra Bonds' driving jumper gave the Gators a 72-71 lead.
Courtney Ward scored 20 points, including a final free throw with a tenth of a second left, and freshman Natasha Howard added 17 points and 10 rebounds for her second career double-double for the Seminoles, who narrowly avoided losing three straight games for the first time since the 2003-04 season.