- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 3, 2009

From combined dispatches


NORFOLK STATE 85, HOWARD 71: Michael Deloach scored 25 points, and the Spartans defeated the Bison in Norfolk on Monday night.

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Deloach led four Spartans (10-17, 8-7 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) in double figures as Corey Lyon scored 23 points, Joseph Dorsett-Jeffreys added 14 and Aleek Pauline chipped in with 12.

Norfolk State led 73-60 on a 3-pointer by Deloach with 5:20 remaining in the game.

After Howard (8-21, 5-10) took a 3-2 lead early in the game, the Bison never led again as the Spartans went on a 20-8 run sparked by 10 points from Deloach to take a 22-11 lead with 11:32 left in the first half.


HOWARD 72, NORFOLK STATE 54: Tamaya Daniels scored 25 points, Zykia Brown added 21 and the Bison defeated the Spartans in Norfolk.

SETON HALL 64, GEORGETOWN 54: A slow start and a tough stretch in the second half was too much to overcome as the Hoyas fell to the Pirates in South Orange, N.J.


No. 11 VILLANOVA 77, NOTRE DAME 60: Scottie Reynolds scored 23 points, Dante Cunningham added 18 and eight rebounds and the Wildcats turned the ball over a season-low five times to beat the Fighting Irish in South Bend, Ind.


No. 1 Connecticut 69, Rutgers 59: Renee Montgomery scored 23 points, and the Huskies beat the Scarlet Knights in Piscataway, N.J., to finish off the fifth undefeated regular season in program history.

Connecticut (30-0, 16-0 Big East) last went unbeaten in the regular season in 2002-03. The Huskies finished that year with their second straight national championship after losing to Villanova in the Big East tournament. Monday’s win also marked the seventh time Connecticut has run through the conference unbeaten.

No. 7 LOUISVILLE 66, MARQUETTE 61: Angel McCoughtry scored 25 points and added 13 rebounds, and the Cardinals defeated the Golden Eagles in Milwaukee.

No. 14 Pittsburgh 79, St. John’s 60: Shavonte Zellous scored 18 points in her final home game, and the Panthers rebounded from a loss by defeating the Red Storm in Pittsburgh.

No. 20 Notre Dame 72, West Virginia 66: Lindsay Schrader had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and the Fighting Irish defeated the short-handed Mountaineers in South Bend, Ind.

NO. 17 S. DAKOTA ST. 71, ORAL ROBERTS 64: Jill Young came off the bench to score a game-high 23 points to lift the Jackrabbits past the Golden Eagles in Tulsa, Okla.

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