Top-ranked UConn stays perfect, ushers big win against Memphis
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 21 points, and the top-ranked Huskies routed Memphis 90-49 on Saturday in their first visit to one of their new rivals in the American Athletic Conference.
With the eight-time national champions coming to town, Memphis scheduled this game as part of a doubleheader with the Tigers men's team in the FedExForum, home to the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies. Fans paying for that morning tipoff got to stick around and watch the women play for free.
Breanna Stewart added 17 points for UConn (15-0, 2-0). Bria Hartley had 13, and Stefanie Dolson finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Mosqueda-Lewis was 5 of 10 on 3-point attempts and added six rebounds and four assists.
Ariel Hearn scored 20 points for Memphis (7-5, 0-2), and Pa'Sonna Hope had 11.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Shoni Schimmel led No. 7 Louisville with 21 points in a 64-45 victory against Cincinnati on Saturday, which marked Antonita Slaughter's first game since recovering from a blood clot in her lung.
After a slow start, Louisville's potent offense turned it up a notch to win its eighth consecutive game. Schimmel went 5 of 11 from 3-point range, and Emmonnie Henderson added nine points and six rebounds.
Slaughter, who returned to practice with the team on Thursday, entered the game to enthusiastic cheers from the home crowd of 8,370. She played 16 minutes and had five points and three rebounds.
Slaughter collapsed on the bench against Missouri State on Dec. 3. She was hospitalized for several days and needed blood thinners before returning to play.
Kayla Cook had a team-high 14 points for Cincinnati and Jeanise Randolph had 14 rebounds.
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Bria Holmes scored 21 points and West Virginia closed the game on a 15-2 run, including the last seven points, to upset No. 11 Oklahoma State 71-67 Saturday.
The Mountaineers (13-1, 2-0 Big 12) ran their winning streak to 13 while ending the Cowgirls (12-1, 1-1) best start.
Asya Bussie added 13 and Christal Caldwell had 12 for West Virginia. LaShawn Jones scored 18 and Tiffany Bias and Brittany Atkins had 13 each for OSU.
Two free throws by Bias gave OSU a 65-56 lead with 5 minutes left but WVU scored eight consecutive. Bias made a layup to make it 67-64 at 2:25 when the Mountaineers began a string to the foul line. They made just 5 of 10 to go with a Holmes layup but OSU couldn't capitalize. The Cowgirls missed two 3's before Caldwell's free throw with 3 seconds left iced it.