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The Associated Press | November 11, 2013

Mosqueda-Lewis injured in No. 1 UConn's 76-57 win against Stanford

No. 1 UConn women beat No. 3 Stanford

STORRS, Conn. -- Bria Hartley had 20 points, eight rebounds and six assists to help No. 1 Connecticut beat No. 3 Stanford 76-57 on Monday night.

Kiah Stokes added 10 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks for the Huskies (2-0), who got a scare early in the second half when preseason All-America Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis went down trying for a rebound.

She landed awkwardly on her right arm and was down screaming in pain for a few minutes before being helped to the locker room.

The injury didn't slow down the Huskies, who were in the middle of a 22-6 run that spanned the halves.

Morgan Tuck, her replacement, scored eight consecutive points, including two 3-pointers, to make it 53-32 with 13:19 left. Stanford couldn't get closer than 15 points the rest of the way.

Amber Orrange scored a career-high 22 points to lead the Cardinal (1-1).

No. 4 Tennessee beats No. 12 UNC 81-65

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Ariel Massengale scored a career-high 20 points to help No. 4 Tennessee beat No. 12 North Carolina 81-65 on Monday night, a strong performance in which the Lady Vols led by double figures most of the game.

Isabelle Harrison added 14 points for the Lady Vols (2-0), who led by 12 at halftime then scored the first seven points of the second half to blow the game open. Tennessee shot 40 percent but knocked down eight 3-pointers, while its defense harassed the Tar Heels (1-1) all night.

Freshman Allisha Gray scored 15 points to lead UNC, which shot 30 percent (21 for 69). Freshman Diamond DeShields, the top recruit in a heralded rookie class, finished with eight points on 3-for-15 shooting before fouling out with 2:10 left.

The Tar Heels were again without recently inducted Naismith Hall of Fame head coach Sylvia Hatchell, as she focuses on treatment for leukemia.

No. 5 Louisville runs away from Quinnipiac, 100-82

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Sara Hammond had 20 points and 11 rebounds and No. 5 Louisville forced 28 turnovers in a 100-82 victory against Quinnipiac in a second-round game of the preseason WNIT on Monday night.

Hammond's energy on both ends of the court and 7 of 9 shooting helped her post her second consecutive double-double. This time, Hammond was critical in helping Louisville (2-0) stay safely ahead of a Quinnipiac squad that always seemed to be on the brink of mounting a run.

The Bobcats trailed 82-68 with about six minutes remaining but got no closer as the Cardinals made timely baskets and hit free throws down the stretch.

Antonita Slaughter had 19 points and Jude Schimmel added 16 for the Cardinals, who were 34 of 71 from the field (47.9 percent).

Louisville will host No. 14 LSU in Thursday night's semifinal.

No. 6 Notre Dame beats No. 19 Michigan State

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Jewell Loyd had 22 points and nine rebounds and No. 6 Notre Dame dominated the boards in an 81-62 victory against No. 19 Michigan State on Monday night.

Taya Reimer added 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Irish (2-0), who finished with a 52-29 rebound advantage.

Becca Mills scored 15 points for the Spartans (0-1).

The past two meetings between Notre Dame and Michigan State -- in 2008 and '09 -- were won by the Fighting Irish by a total of seven points.

Notre Dame improved to 28-5 overall -- and 9-1 at home -- against ranked teams during the past two seasons.

The Irish have won 15 of their past 16 games in November, with the only loss coming to No. 1 Baylor in 2011.

No. 16 Texas A&M rolls against North Texas, 67-48

DENTON, Texas -- Achiri Ade and Karla Gilbert combined for 26 points to lead No. 16 Texas A&M to a season-opening win against North Texas 67-48 on Monday.

After Acheil Tac's layup 4:35 into the contest cut the lead to 8-6, the Aggies rolled off 16 unanswered points to take control of the game.

Ade was 7 of 17 from the field to lead the Aggies with 14 points and eight rebounds. Gilbert shot 6 of 10 from the floor to add 12 points and Tavarsha Scott-Williams came off the bench to hit 5 of 6 field goal attempts with 10 points.

Briesha Wynn was 5 of 8 from the free throw line to lead the Eagles with 13 points and tied Tac for team-high honors in rebounds with seven each.

Nelda Roy, Gilbert's mother, scored 17 points to upset the Aggies in 1988, the last time they played North Texas at Denton.

Cady leads No. 15 Nebraska against Alabama 62-48

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Emily Cady had the ninth double-double of her career, 19 points and 11 rebounds, to lead Nebraska to 62-48 victory against Alabama on Monday.

Sophomore point guard Rachel Theriot added 17 points and five assists.

Alabama was able to slow All-American Jordan Hooper to only eight points, but she still pulled down 13 rebounds.

Nebraska (2-0), ranked 15th in AP poll, opened with a Cady jumper to take the lead. However Alabama (0-2) kept pace with the Cornhuskers, taking a 24-23 lead on a Briana Hutchen jumper with 3:29 left in the first period. Theriot made two free throws to regain the lead. Nebraska never trailed again, opening a 29-24 advantage at the half.

A Theriot layup with 15:03 remaining in the final period stretched the lead to 39-28. Alabama closed to within six with 11:51 remaining, but that was as close as the Crimson Tide could get.

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