HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Kalana Greene scored 18 points to help top-ranked Connecticut overcome a sluggish first half and beat No. 11 West Virginia 80-47 on Tuesday night for its 61st straight victory.
Maya Moore added 15 points and a season-high 14 rebounds for UConn (22-0, 9-0 Big East), which is only nine wins short of the NCAA and school record of 70 straight wins. The Huskies are on pace to equal that mark in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament and break it in the semis.
UConn only led by eight at the half, but used a 24-3 run during the first part of the second half to put the game away.
Sarah Miles scored 14 points and Liz Repella added 13 for West Virginia (20-3, 7-2), which matched its highest ranking ever this week. The Mountaineers have only beaten Connecticut once in 22 tries and that came back in 1982 before Geno Auriemma was at the helm of the Huskies.
|No. 18 Georgetown 67, No. 25 St. John's 57|
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sugar Rodgers scored 15 of her game-high 17 points in the first half and Georgetown nearly let an early 18-point lead slip away before pulling away late for a win over St. John's.
The Hoyas (19-3, 8-1 Big East) raced out to a 37-21 halftime lead, but the Red Storm opened the second half on a 15-4 run and pulled within three at 48-45 with over nine minutes remaining. Led by Monica McNutt and Jaleesa Butler, the Hoyas countered with 15 straight points to go back up by 18 points.
McNutt scored 15 points, Butler scored 13 points and Latia MaGee added 12 points for the Hoyas, who have won 18 of 19 games after a 1-2 start to the season.
The Red Storm (18-4, 6-3), ranked for the first time since the 2005-06 season, had their five-game winning streak snapped.