Top-ranked Connecticut keeps on going, wins No. 20, beats Memphis
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 21 points and Bria Hartley added 20 to lead top-ranked Connecticut to its 20th win of the season, 83-49 against Memphis on Wednesday night.
Breanna Stewart added 16 points and nine rebounds for the Huskies (20-0, 7-0 American Athletic Conference). Stefanie Dolson had 12 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and five steals.
The Huskies have won 26 consecutive games dating to last season's run to their eighth national title.
Hartley followed up a career-best 30-point performance Sunday by reaching double digits for the fourth consecutive game. It was the first time the senior has had back-to-back games of 20 points or more.
Breigha Wilder-Cochran scored 12 points to lead Memphis (10-9, 3-4), which had a three-game winning streak snapped. Asianna Fuqua-Bey added 10 points but turned the ball over 11 times.
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Tiffany Bias scored 14 points and Liz Donohoe added 12 points and 10 rebounds as No. 8 Oklahoma State beat Kansas 64-56 on Wednesday night.
Brittany Atkins added 11 points for the Cowgirls (17-1, 6-1 Big 12), who trailed 10 minutes into the second half. A layup by Bias gave Oklahoma State a 46-45 lead - its first lead since 5-4 less than 4 minutes into the first half.
Kansas briefly regained the lead on a layup by CeCe Harper, but the Cowgirls took it right back on another layup by Bias.
Chelsea Gardner scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Jayhawks (9-10, 2-5).
The Jayhawks were trying to knock off an opponent ranked in the top 10 for the second time in a span of a few days after upsetting then-No. 7 Baylor on Sunday.
WACO, Texas -- Odyssey Sims scored 20 points as No. 12 Baylor rolled past Kansas State 71-47 on Wednesday.
Baylor (15-3, 5-1 Big 12) shot 42 percent, made 6 of 14 beyond the arc and 15 of 24 from the line, though Sims was the only player in double figures. The Lady Bears won the rebounding battle 40-31.
Kansas State (8-10, 2-5) was led by Breanna Lewis' 14, while Brianna Craig added 13. The Wildcats were hurt by 21 turnovers and 21 personal fouls.
Baylor scored the first 10 points of the game and never trailed. They led 13-11 and went on an astounding 39-2 run to close the half with a 52-13 lead. KSU went 1 for 12 during the run, with 11 misses from 3-point range.
Kansas State outscored Baylor 34-19 in the second half as coach Kim Mulkey played her bench for long stretches.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Maggie Lucas and Ariel Edwards each scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead No. 13 Penn State in a 65-52 victory against Indiana on Wednesday night.
Penn State led 31-24 at the half after shooting 9 of 28 (32 percent) from the field. The Lady Lions improved their shooting to 38.5 percent by the end of the night - 3 of 9 from distance - but dominated under the basket with 24 more rebounds (54-30) than Indiana.
Tori Waldner tied her career-high with 11 points and Talia East added 13 with 11 boards for the Lady Lions (14-4, 5-1 Big Ten).
Indiana forced 21 turnovers in the competition, but shot 27.6 percent (16 of 58) from the floor. The Hoosiers (15-4, 2-4) made 9 of 30 attempts from 3-point range.
Tabitha Gerardot scored 12 points for Indiana and Larryn Brooks added 11.
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Asya Bussie scored 19 points and Taylor Palmer added 17 as No. 18 West Virginia handed Texas Tech its second consecutive loss against a ranked opponent 70-51 on Wednesday.
Bussie made 11 of 13 free throws and grabbed nine rebounds for West Virginia (17-2, 6-1 Big 12). Palmer came off the bench to hit 4 of 7 shots from beyond the arc. Christal Caldwell chipped in with 10 points, which put her over the 1,000 point mark for her career.
It was the start of a two-game Texas road trip for the Mountaineers, who are now 7-0 away from home this season.
Amber Battle scored 19 points for Texas Tech (6-12, 0-7).
It was the second of four consecutive Top 25 games for Texas Tech. The Lady Raiders lost to No. 8 Oklahoma State last Saturday, and have No. 20 Iowa State and No. 12 Baylor up next.