UConn women just keep rolling

Posted: Monday, December 22, 2003

PHILADELPHIA Barbara Turner scored 19 points, and Diana Taurasi added 18 in top-ranked Connecticut's 87-34 victory Sunday over Saint Joseph's.

It was the 32nd straight road victory for the Huskies (8-0), who started 5-for-15 from the floor, missed some easy layups and made a few turnovers early on. But UConn closed the first half with a 13-2 run making 12 of its final 18 shots against the Hawks (4-3), and began the second half with a 29-4 run.

No. 2 Tennessee 71, No. 13 Oklahoma 55

NORMAN, Okla. Shyra Ely scored 17 points, and Shanna Zolman added 14 to keep Tennessee unbeaten.

The Lady Vols (9-0) posted their second victory in eight days over an unbeaten, top-15 team. They defeated then-No. 6 Stanford on Dec. 14.

Caton Hill led Oklahoma (8-1) with 17 points and nine rebounds.

No. 4 Texas Tech 55, No. 7 Stanford 46

LUBBOCK, Texas Alesha Robertson scored 18 points, helping unbeaten Texas Tech to the best start in its history.

The Lady Raiders (11-0) began the 1999-00 season with 10 consecutive wins. Jametra Clark added 11 points for Texas Tech.

Kristen Newlin had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Stanford (7-2).

No. 9 Minnesota 75, Wisconsin-Green Bay 55

MINNEAPOLIS Lindsay Whalen had 22 points, and Janel McCarville added 17 points and 13 rebounds for unbeaten Minnesota.

McCarville also blocked four shots, including two to trigger transition baskets in an 11-2 run that gave the Golden Gophers (8-0) control in the second half.

Abby Scharlow scored 26 points for Wisconsin-Green Bay (5-4).

No. 12 Louisiana Tech 87, No. 6 Penn St. 84

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. Amber Obaze hit a 35-footer with 1.2 seconds left, and Louisiana Tech ended Penn State's 24-game home winning streak.

Amisha Carter had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Lady Techsters (7-1), and Erica Smith-Carter added 17 points. Obaze finished with 14.

Kelly Mazzante had 29 points, and Tanisha Wright 19 for the Lions (7-2).

No. 17 Virginia Tech 60, James Madison 53

HARRISONBURG, Va. Erin Gibson had 15 points and 12 rebounds for unbeaten Virginia Tech, which took control with a 17-1 run in the second half.

Dawn Chriss had 12 of her 14 points in the first half for the Hokies (8-0).

Jody LeRose and Shirley McCall scored 11 points apiece for James Madison (2-6).

No 18 Ohio St. 95, Penn 54

COLUMBUS, Ohio Brandie Hoskins scored 22 points on 10-of-12 shooting to lead Ohio State to the championship of its Buckeye Classic.

Jewel Clark led Penn (4-4) with 22 points.

No. 22 TCU 86, Pepperdine 69

MALIBU, Calif. No. 22 TCU cruised to an easy 86-69 win over the Waves in the championship of the Malibu Beach Classic Saturday.

No. 23 Auburn 63, Marist 47

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. Le'Coe Willingham had 16 points and 11 rebounds in Auburn's fifth straight victory.

No. 25 Boston College 94, Sacred Heart 49

BOSTON Lisa Macchia had a career-high 28 points for Boston College, which scored the game's first 13.

Nicolle Rubino led Sacred Heart (5-3) with 21 points.

Men's Top 25

No. 5 Georgia Tech 79, St. John's 66

ATLANTA B.J. Elder scored 11 of his 15 points in the second half and No. 5 Georgia Tech beat St. John's 79-66 Sunday, spoiling the debut of interim coach Kevin Clark.

Mike Jarvis was fired Friday, only six games into his sixth season. St. John's (2-5) lost four of its first five games, which hadn't happened since 1922-23.

The Yellow Jackets (10-0) continued their best start since 1985-86, the last season they were ranked in the top five. They held St. John's to 40 percent shooting and forced 14 turnovers.

Elijah Ingram scored 21 points for the Red Storm.

Nevada 75, No. 6 Kansas 61

RENO, Nev. Kirk Snyder scored 29 points as unranked Nevada upset No. 6 Kansas Saturday.

The Wolfpack jumped out to a 40-20 first half lead and made a number of free throws down the stretch to finish off the Jayhawks.

No. 10 Missouri 106, N.C.Greensboro 98

COLUMBIA, Mo. Jason Conley, a transfer playing in his first game for Missouri, and Arthur Johnson each scored 19 points to lead the Tigers.

Rickey Paulding hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key to ignite an 11-0 run that gave Missouri (4-1) a 92-76 lead with under seven minutes to play.

Jay Joseph and Ronnie Burrell each had 22 points for the Spartans (4-5).

SMU 60, No. 17 Purdue 59

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Bryan Hopkins scored on a driving layup with 24 seconds left to lift Southern Methodist to the win in the championship game of the Boilermaker Invitational on Sunday.

Hopkins finished with four points on 2-of-8 shooting for SMU (5-3), while Kris Lowe had 16 points and eight rebounds.



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