Col­lege basketball wrapup

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UCONN BEATS IR­ISH, WIN STREAK AT 83

south bend, ind.» Napheesa Col­lier scored 20 points, Gabby Wil­liams had 19 points, 12 re­bounds and six as­sists and No. 1 Connecticut beat No. 2 Notre Dame 72-61 on Wed­nes­day night for its 83rd straight vic­tory.

The Huskies trailed briefly late in the sec­ond quar­ter, but played with the lead most of the game as they con­trolled the in­side, outscor­ing the Ir­ish 42-30 in the paint and fin­ish­ing with a 35-32 edge in re­bound­ing.

Bri­anna Turner led the Ir­ish (8-1) with 16 points and 12 re­bounds, and Lindsay Allen added 11 points.

The Huskies’ last loss was 88-86 in over­time to Stan­ford on Nov. 17, 2014.

WED­NES­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT

Kelsey Mitchell scored 23 points, be­com­ing the fastest player in NCAA women’s basketball his­tory to reach 2,000 points, and No. 12 Ohio State (7-3) cruised to a 108-73 win over South­ern (2-3). Mitchell has played in 78 games.

Men

col­lege sta­tion, texas» Texas A&M guard JC Hamp­ton scored a sea­son-high 21 points on 7-of-10 shoot­ing as the Ag­gies de­feated Den­ver 80-58.

The Ag­gies (6-2) led 34-23 at half­time and the Pi­o­neers (3-5) never threat­ened in the sec­ond half.

Joe Rosga led Den­ver, which shot a sea­son-low 35.2 per­cent, with a game­high 24 points as no other Pioneer scored in dou­ble fig­ures.

WED­NES­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHTS

Bam Ade­bayo scored 16 points, Ma­lik Monk added 15 and No. 6 Kentucky (8-1) scored 21 straight points in a first-half run to beat Val­paraiso (7-2) 87-63. … Justin Jack­son matched his ca­reer high with 27 points and hit a ca­reer-best seven 3-point­ers to help No. 7 North Carolina (9-1) beat David­son (5-3) 83-74. Jack Gibbs — ranked sev­enth na­tion­ally by av­er­ag­ing 23.3 points — fin­ished with 30 points for David­son. … Mau­rice Wat­son Jr. scored a sea­son-high 25 points, Cole Huff added 13 and No. 10 Creighton (9-0) dom­i­nated the sec­ond half in a 77-62 vic­tory over in-state ri­val Nebraska (5-4). … Man­gok Mathi­ang scored 15 points to lead No. 11 Louisville (8-1) to a 74-51 vic­tory over South­ern Illinois (5-4). … Esa Ah­mad led a bal­anced at­tack with 14 points as No. 15 West Virginia (7-1) stomped Western Carolina (3-6) 90-37. … Bren­ton Scott made one of two free throws with 0.8 sec­onds left and fin­ished with 25 points to help In­di­ana State (5-4) up­set No. 16 But­ler (8-1) 72-71. … Bron­son Koenig scored 21 points, Ethan Happ had 12 points and 12 re­bounds, and No. 17 Wis­con­sin (8-2) rolled past Idaho State (1-8) 7844. … Jor­dan Fox scored 20 points to pace hot-shoot­ing Army past Air Force 79-71 at West Point, N.Y. Army (6-4) shot 51 per­cent from the field, mak­ing 25-of-49 shots, in­clud­ing 12of-26 3-point­ers. Zach Kocur led Air Force (5-4) with a sea­son-best 22 points. … Tommy Amaker be­came the win­ningest coach in Har­vard his­tory when Chris Lewis scored a sea­son­high 22 points and Seth Towns had 18 to lead the Crim­son(4-4) to a 74-66 vic­tory over Bos­ton Col­lege (4-4). It was Amaker’s 179th win in his 10th sea­son, mov­ing him ahead of his pre­de­ces­sor, Frank Sullivan (178-245), who was the coach from 1991-2007.

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