- Associated Press - Sunday, January 19, 2014

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Bria Hartley scored a career-high 30 points and Breanna Stewart added 23 to lead top-ranked Connecticut to a 94-64 win over No. 23 Rutgers on Sunday.

UConn (19-0, 6-0 American) has won 25 straight games, the sixth longest streak in school history.

The Huskies raced out to an 18-6 lead in the game’s first 5 minutes. Stewart had eight of the team’s first 18 points as Connecticut didn’t miss many from the field. UConn extended the advantage to 41-20 on the 6-foot-4 sophomore’s layup with 4:58 left before Rutgers closed the half with a 9-2 burst to trail 43-29 at the half.

Rutgers (13-4, 4-2) cut it to 12 before UConn put it away behind Stewart and Hartley.

Freshman Tyler Scaife scored a season-high 22 points and Kahleah Copper added 20 for the Scarlet Knights.

No. 3 DUKE 74, VIRGINIA TECH 70

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Tricia Liston scored 22 points, Alexis Jones had 19, and Duke held off Virginia Tech’s rally.

The Blue Devils (18-1, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) led by 15 points at the half, but the Hokies pulled within three in the closing seconds

Uju Ugoka scored 29 points, Vanessa Panousis added 21 and Monet Tellier had 18 for Virginia Tech (10-7, 0-4). Ugoka’s putback with 14.5 seconds left cut the deficit to 71-68. But with fans screaming, Liston calmly made two free throws to all but clinch Duke’s eighth straight win.

The Hokies lost their fifth straight overall and 20th in a row against the Blue Devils.

Duke led 45-30 early in the second half before Virginia rallied. Panousis‘ long 3-pointer with the shot clock running down made it 51-48 with 8:53 remaining.

No. 5 LOUISVILLE 81, SMU 66

DALLAS (AP) - Antonita Slaughter had two 3-pointers in a go-ahead 11-0 run for Louisville early in the second half, and the Cardinals stretched their winning streak to 11 games.

The slow-starting Cardinals (18-1, 6-0 American Athletic) went ahead to stay by scoring the 11 consecutive points in a span of only 79 seconds.

Slaughter finished with 17 points and four 3s, her first made shots from behind the arc in her four games since missing six games with a blood clot in her lungs. The senior guard had five 3-pointers in the second game this season, and twice in her career had seven in a game.

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