Top-Ranked UConn Routs Temple
Bridgeport, Conn. — Bria Hartley scored 19 points and Kiah Stokes had 18 rebounds to lead top-ranked UConn to an 80-36 rout of Temple on Saturday.
Moriah Jefferson added 13 points and Breanna Stewart scored 12 for the Huskies (17-0, 5-0 American), who extended their winning streak to 23 games in a home game played 80 miles from campus in Bridgeport.
Erica Covile had 13 points and seven rebounds to lead Temple (8-7, 2-3), which has lost three of its last four games.
The Owls stayed with UConn early, trailing just 13-12 after a 3-pointer by Feyonda Fitzgerald. But UConn went on a 11-2 run from there and led 39-22 at halftime.
Jefferson had three steals in the first 3 minutes of the second half, and Hartley hit a 3-pointer that capped a 9-2 run to make it 47-24. A layup by Stokes capped a 17-0 run that gave UConn a 67-27 lead and turned the game into a rout.
The Huskies held Temple without a basket for almost 7 minutes during that stretch, and forced 27 turnovers during the game.
UConn outscored Temple 44-14 in the paint, despite playing much of the first half without center Stefanie Dolson, who was in foul trouble.
Ohio State 70, No. 22 Indiana 51
Bloomington, Ind. — Ameryst Alston tied a career-high with 29 points Saturday and Ohio State upset a cold-shooting No. 22 Indiana 70-51, snapping a program-best 14-0 winning streak for the Hoosiers.
The Hoosiers (14-1, 1-1 Big 10) shot just 28.8 percent (17 of 59) compared with 53.4 percent (31 of 58) for the Buckeyes.
Gonzaga 79, No. 24 San Diego 50
Spokane, Wash. — Haiden Palmer scored a jumper on the first play of the game and the Gonzaga Bulldogs raced out to an initial lead of 16-2, scored 50 in the first half and pounded San Diego.
The loss was the second straight for the Toreros (15-2, 4-2 West Coast Conference), who began the week undefeated and nationally ranked for the first time in program history. San Diego lost at Portland Wednesday. Palmer scored 19 for the Zags (14-3, 4-1), who are nine-time defending WCC champs