- Associated Press - Sunday, January 25, 2015

CINCINNATI (AP) - Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 12 of her 19 points in the first half, missing only one shot all game, and No. 2 Connecticut rolled to its 17th straight victory on Sunday, 96-31 over Cincinnati and former Huskies star Jamelle Elliott.

The Huskies (18-1, 8-0 American Athletic) haven’t loss since falling at Stanford 88-86 in overtime on Nov. 17. UConn’s seven wins in January have come by 36, 38, 59, 34, 42, 55 and 65 points.

Mosqueda-Lewis went 7 of 8 from the field, playing only 16 minutes. Breanna Stewart also had 19 points in 16 minutes. Connecticut went to its bench midway through the first half of a game that was lopsided from the start.

The Bearcats (5-14, 2-6) fell behind 22-0 and went more than 6 minutes before getting their first basket on a put-back. Cincinnati is 0-12 all-time against UConn.


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Myisha Hines-Allen scored a career-high 23 points, making 10 of her 11 shots, to help Louisville rally to beat Miami.

Louisville (18-2, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) held Miami to a single field goal in the first 10 1/2 minutes of the second half and built a 56-39 with 5:38 to play. The Cardinals trailed by 13 in the first half, falling behind early for the second straight game, but withstood a late charge to atone for Thursday’s loss at Florida State.

Bria Smith added 13 points, seven rebounds and six assists.

Adrienne Motley led Miami (15-4, 5-1) with 18 points. The Hurricanes cut Louisville’s lead to 60-53 with 3:07 to play but the Cardinals scored eight straight to cement the win.

No. 5 TENNESSEE 59, No. 22 GEORGIA 51

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jordan Reynolds scored a career-high 15 points and Tennessee came from behind in the second half for a victory over Georgia, which lost leading scorer Shacobia Barbee to an injury.

Barbee got hurt with less than three minutes left in the first half, was helped off the court and walked to the locker room on crutches just before halftime. She didn’t return in the second half.

Tennessee (17-3, 7-0 SEC) won despite failing to score in the first eight-plus minutes of the second half, which allowed Georgia to take a 35-30 lead. Georgia (17-4, 5-3) had a scoring drought of its own that lasted nearly seven minutes later in the game.

Isabelle Harrison put Tennessee ahead for good at 47-45 by converting a three-point play with 5:51 remaining.


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Lexie Brown scored 21 points and Brionna Jones added 10 and 14 rebounds to help Maryland remain unbeaten in Big Ten play with a win over Indiana.

Maryland (17-2, 8-0 Big Ten) has won 11 straight since falling to Notre Dame on Dec. 3.

The Hoosiers (12-7, 2-6) led early and tied the Terrapins five times early in the first half. The game was tied at 15 with 12:44 left in the half before Maryland outscored Indiana 32-14 the rest of the half.

A late surge by Indiana closed the deficit to 10 with under a minute to play. That was the closest the Hoosiers would come to challenging the Terrapins, whose biggest lead was 24.

Tyra Buss scored 19 points to lead Indiana.


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Nikki Moody scored 14 points, including two free throws with 17. 5 seconds left, to help Iowa State upset Texas.

Texas guard Brooke McCarty then missed a jump shot with two seconds left.

Seanna Johnson added 13 points for Iowa State (15-4, 5-2 in Big 12).

Kelsey Lang led Texas (14-4, 3-4) with 12 points, but she attempted only one shot in the second half while surrounded by defenders. Texas, which has lost four of its last five games, took a 54-52 lead with 2:15 remaining on a 3-point basket by freshman McCarty. Lang, swarmed by defenders inside, passed the ball out to McCarty.

After a missed jump shot by Moody, Texas forward Nekia Jones converted a three-point play with 55 seconds left.

Bryanna Ferstrom made a layup for Iowa State that left the Cyclones trailing by a point with 33 seconds left.


TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Jamie Weisner scored 21 points to help Oregon State beat Arizona State to take over sole possession of first place in the Pac-12.

Oregon State (18-1, 8-0 Pac-12) used a 14-0 run early in the second half to pull away from Arizona State (18-2, 7-1) to win its eighth in a row and end the Sun Devils’ 14-game winning streak, one short of the school record.

Center Ruth Hamblin added 12 points for the Beavers, who scored 28 points in the lane, taking advantage of their height advantage. Weisner also hit 3-of-4 from beyond the arc for Oregon State.

Katie Hempen led Arizona State with 22 points, hitting 6-of-8 from outside the 3-point line, but was the only Sun Devil in double figures. Oregon State led by as much as 20 in the second half, never allowing the Sun Devils closer than 11 after that.

No. 15 DUKE 74, No. 12 NORTH CAROLINA 67, OT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Elizabeth Williams scored a career-high 33 points to help Duke beat North Carolina.

Rebecca Greenwell added 14 points and a career-best 14 rebounds for the Blue Devils (14-6, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who shot just 39 percent but snapped a five-game road losing streak - their longest in two decades.

Williams finished 14-for-25 from the field and carried the load as her team struggled for consistent offense. The 6-foot-3 senior also had 10 rebounds and four blocks, including one on Latifah Coleman’s layup on the final play of regulation.

Williams scored the go-ahead basket in the post to start overtime, then kicked out to Greenwell for a 3-pointer off an offensive rebound that put Duke in control.

Allisha Gray scored 20 points to lead the Tar Heels (17-4, 4-3), who shot just 30 percent and went 5-for-30 from 3-point range.


COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Jennifer O’Neill scored 19 points to pace a balanced attack and Kentucky outlasted Missouri.

Kentucky led 43-40 at the break but Missouri responded and went up 50-48 with 14:07 left. The Wildcats scored the next 11 points, including a 3-pointer by Bria Goss, and Missouri never got closer than six points the rest of the way.

Makayla Epps had 18 points and 10 rebounds for Kentucky (16-4, 5-2 SEC). Goss finished with 16, Linnae Harper had 15 points, 10 boards and four steals and Alexis Jennings contributed 10 points. The Wildcats had 12 steals and forced 22 Missouri turnovers.

Sierra Michaelis led Missouri (11-9, 1-6) with 16 points. Maddie Stock made four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points. Morgan Eye added 13 points despite 3-of-12 shooting and Jordan Frericks had 10 points and 13 rebounds.


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Morgan Jones came off the bench to score 16 points and the five starters all scored between nine and 15 and Florida State rolled to a win over Wake Forest.

For the Seminoles (19-2, 6-1 ACC), who have their best record ever after 21 games, it was the second highest offensive output in school history - a 114-71 win over Stetson in the 1990-91 season. It was their first time over 100 in an ACC game since beating Boston College 102-98 in 2010-11.

Adut Bulgak had 15 points and 10 rebounds, Ivey Slaughter and Brittany Brown had 14 apiece and Maegan Conwright added 11. Leticia Romero had nine points and a career-high nine assists.

Dearica Hamby had 26 points and 13 rebounds for the Demon Deacons (9-12, 0-7).

No. 25 RUTGERS 66, No. 21 MINNESOTA 61

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Tyler Scaife scored a season-high 28 points, on 12-of-21 shooting, to lead Rutgers past Minnesota.

After Betnijah Laney missed the front end of a one-and-one, Minnesota’s Mikayla Bailey hit a 3 on the other end to pull within 64-61 with 16 seconds left. But Briyona Canty hit a streaking Kahleah Copper with a full-court pass for a layup to seal the win.

Scaife scored 13 during a 25-2 run that gave Rutgers (14-5, 5-3 Big 10) its biggest lead, 25-5, midway through the first half.

Amanda Zahui B. led Minnesota (16-4, 5-3) back into the game, scoring 20 of her career-high 36 before halftime and pulling the Golden Gophers within six, 37-31, at the break.

An 8-0 run by Minnesota made it 58-54 with less than two minutes remaining.

Laney scored 15 and Copper added 13 for Rutgers.

Zahui B. finished with 15 rebounds, Carlie Wagner scored 12 and Shayne Mullaney had 11 assists for Minnesota.

No. 23 SYRACUSE 66, N.C. STATE 49

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Alexis Peterson scored 27 points and Syracuse exploded in the second half to beat North Carolina State.

The Orange outscored the Wolfpack 40-20 after intermission.

N.C. State (12-8, 3-4 ACC) led 29-26 at the break and added three more on Dominique Wilson’s 3-pointer on the first possession when play resumed.

Syracuse (15-5, 5-2) then went to work, erasing the deficit and more, scoring the next 21 points - including 3-pointers by three different players - to take control of the game at 49-32 with 11:06 left.

The Wolfpack never got closer than 13 points the rest of the way.

Peterson was 7 of 16 from the floor and 12 of 15 from the line. Brianna Butler had 15 points - all on 3-pointers - and Briana Day added 11 points and 16 rebounds.

Wilson and Jennifer Mathurin scored 12 points apiece to lead N.C. State.

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