Los Angeles Times
Huskies win 10th consecutive title
Aaliyah Edwards had 19 points and 15 rebounds to lead No. 7 Connecticut to its 10th consecutive conference tournament title with a 67-56 victory over 10th-ranked Villanova in the Big East tournament championship game Monday night.
Dorka Juhasz added 16 points and Lou Lopez Senechal scored 14 for the topseeded Huskies (29-5), who earned the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
Connecticut has won 21 tournament titles, including the last three since reentering the Big East in 2020.
No. 16 Gonzaga 79, Brigham Young 64: Yvonne Ejim had 21 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for her ninth career double-double, Brynna Maxwell made four threepointers and scored 18, and Gonzaga (28-3) beat BYU to advance to the title game of the West Coast Conference tournament.
No. 21 Nevada Las Vegas
84, Nevada 47: Justice Ethridge and Essence Booker scored 16 points apiece and UNLV rolled to its 20th straight victory by beating Nevada in the quarterfinal round of the Mountain West Conference tournament. The topseeded Rebels (29-2), who posted an 18-0 record in conference play, advance to Tuesday’s semifinals.
South Carolina remains on top
South Carolina stands alone with the second-longest streak atop the AP women’s poll as the Gamecocks remained No. 1 for a 37th consecutive week. Iowa moved up five spots to No. 2. Indiana dropped to third with Virginia Tech moving up four places to No. 4.
Stanford and Maryland followed. Rounding out the top 10 were Connecticut Utah, Louisiana State and Villanova.
No. 9 Gonzaga 84, San Francisco 73: Senior forward Anton Watson scored 20 points to advance the Bulldogs (26-5, 14-2) to the WCC championship game against Saint Mary’s. San Francisco’s Khalil Shabazz led all scorers with 26 points.
No. 16 Saint Mary’s 76, Brigham Young 69: Alex Ducas scored 23 points to lead four Saint Mary’s players in double figures, and the Gaels (26-6) held off a late BYU rally in the WCC semis.