Hartley, Moore help the Huskies rout Louisville
Freshman Bria Hartley scored a career-high 24 points, andNo. 2 Connecticut won its 71st consecutive home game with a 78-55 victory over Louisville.
Hartley hit 10 of her 16 shots and had eight points during a 12-2 second-half run Saturday that broke open a close game. She also had eight rebounds. Maya Moore led the Huskies (16-1, 6-0 Big East) with 26 points.
Shoni Schimmel had 15 points and six assists for Louisville (12-7, 3-2), which forced 18 U-Conn. turnovers, but also turned the ball over 18 times.
Connecticut played all but the first 46 seconds without guard Tiffany Hayes.
The Huskies’ second-leading scorer left the game with a concussion after she collided with teammate Moore while going for a loose ball near midcourt.
The junior, who is averaging almost 16 points, tried to get up. But she could not get her balance and was helped from the floor.
BAYLOR 70, OKLAHOMA STATE 39: Brittney Griner had 18 points with nine rebounds as the top-ranked Lady Bears won their 13th straight with the home victory.
Odyssey Sims had 15 points on 5-of-6 shooting with three threepointers for Baylor (16-1, 3-0 Big 12). The loss dropped the Cowgirls to 12-4, 0-3.
TENNESSEE 68, VANDERBILT 56: Meighan Simmons scored 17 points to lift the No. 5 Lady Volunteers at home.
Tennessee (17-2, 5-0) went on an 18-0 run in the first half during a 9:22 Commodores scoring drought to take a 21-5 lead.
The Commodores fell to 12-6, 3-2.
WEST VIRGINIA 70, SYRACUSE 61: Madina Ali scored a career-high 32 points, and the No. 6 Mountaineers bounced back from their first loss of the season with the victory at home.
West Virginia (17-1, 4-1 Big East) improved its school-record home winning streak to 29 games and moved to 3-0 against ranked teams this season.
Elashier Hall scored 20 points for Syracuse (13-4, 1-3).
TEXAS A&M 85, MISSOURI 40: In Columbia, Mo., Danielle Adams had 19 points and six rebounds to lead theNo. 7 Aggies to their ninth straight win.
Tyra White added 16 points for Texas A&M (15-1, 3-0 Big 12).
Rae Shara Brownhad 14 points and six rebounds for the Tigers (9-8, 1-2).
UCLA 87, OREGON 57: Markel Walker led five players in double figures with 14 points as the 10th-ranked Bruins, at home, won their fifth in a row.
Doreena Campbell added 13 points, Darxia Morris and Atonye Nyingifa 12 each, and Jasmine Dixon 11 for UCLA (15-1, 5-0 Pacific-10).
Amanda Johnson scored 12 points for the Ducks (11-5, 2-3).
NOTRE DAME 82, PITTSBURGH 50: Skylar Diggins scored 20 points, and the 12thranked Irish used an early 14-2 run to build a substantial lead on the road.
Devereaux Peters added 15 points and 10 rebounds, andNatalie Novosel scored 15 for the Notre Dame (15-4, 4-1 Big East), which beat Pittsburgh (9-8, 1-3) for the 20th time in 23 games.
COLORADO 66, IOWA STATE 60: Brittany Wilson scored a career-high 19 points, and Brittany Spears had 18 to lead the host Buffaloes (10-6, 1-2 Big 12) to an overtime win over the 17th-ranked Cyclones.
Iowa State (13-4, 2-1) made only 7 of 31 shots in the first half, and missed five of six free throws in overtime.
WISCONSIN-GREEN BAY 60, ILLINOIS-CHICAGO 51: Julie Wojta scored 23 points, and KaylaTetschlag had 18 to lead theNo. 23 Phoenix (17-1, 6-0 Horizon League) at home.
Shameia Green scored 15 of her 20 points in the second half for the Flames (7-9, 2-3).