Posted: Dec 17, 2013 10:51 PM
Updated: Dec 17, 2013 10:52 PM
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 21 points on a career-high seven 3-pointers and No. 1 Connecticut beat second-ranked Duke 83-61 Tuesday night.
Breanna Stewart had 24 points and 11 rebounds for the Huskies (11-0).
UConn shot 49 percent, held the Blue Devils without a field goal for a critical 8 -minute stretch while pushing its lead well into the 20s and turned the 52nd meeting of Nos. 1 and 2 into the latest blowout in this series.
Stefanie Dolson had 14 points and Bria Hartley finished with 13 for UConn, which won its seventh straight against Duke. The previous six were decided by average of nearly 30 points.
Chelsea Gray had 13 points and Haley Peters finished with 11 for Duke (10-1), which had its 24-game winning streak at Cameron Indoor Stadium snapped a run that dated to UConn's last visit in 2011.
No. 3 TENNESSEE 94, TENNESSEE STATE 43
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Bashaara Graves scored 17 points to lead five teammates in double figures and the Lady Vols continued their fastest start since their 2007-08 national championship season.
Tennessee (10-0) has won each of its games by at least nine points. The Lady Vols also started 10-0 in 2007-08.
Tennessee will put its perfect record to the test Saturday at No. 6 Stanford.
Meighan Simmons added 13 points for Tennessee. Cierra Burdick, Isabelle Harrison and Mercedes Russell had 12 points apiece.
Rachel Allen scored 12 points for Tennessee State (3-8).
No. 7 LOUISVILLE 105, BALL STATE 67
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Shoni Schimmel had 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and Sara Hammond scored 11 of her 13 points in the first five minutes as Louisville overwhelmed Ball State.
The seventh-ranked Cardinals (11-1) have won four straight and tied the school's single-season record for games with 90 or more points. Louisville already has done that eight times this season, matching its 1990-91 total. It also has topped 100 points four times.
Jill Morrison had 17 points and Nathalie Fontaine finished with 14 to lead Ball State (3-6), which has lost two straight. Ball State was trying to upset its first ranked opponent since a stunning win over Tennessee in the 2009 NCAA tournament.
No. 12 LSU 69, FLORIDA GULF COAST 46
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Raigyne Moncrief scored 11 points to lead LSU past Florida Gulf Coast.
Jasmine Rhodes added 10 for the Lady Tigers (9-1), who dominated from the free throw line, making 21 of 25 (84 percent) while the Eagles went 0 for 4 from the charity stripe.
Sarah Hansen led Florida Gulf Coast (5-4) with 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting including 3 for 3 from beyond the arc. The Eagles had eight players make at least one 3-pointer.
Both teams started slowly, with the score tied 8-8 with 9:27 left in the first half. LSU then went on a 27-8 run and scored the final 15 points to lead 35-16 at the intermission.
No. 16 GEORGIA 81, LIPSCOMB 46
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Shacobia Barbee had 16 points, eight rebounds and four assists to lead Georgia over Lipscomb.
Georgia (11-0) closed the first half on a 16-2 run to open a 39-23 lead at the break. Barbee scored eight points during that stretch.
The Lady Bulldogs carried their momentum into the second half, extending the lead to 55-25 by the 13:18 mark. The lead got as high as 44 points as Lipscomb searched for any way to stop the Lady Bulldogs.
Merritt Hempe scored 15 points for Georgia while Tiaria Griffin added 12 to go with her nine rebounds and four assists. Georgia outrebounded Lipscomb 54-31.
Danay Fothergill scordd 15 points for the Bisons (2-6), who shot 26.3 percent from the field.