No. 1 UConn Dismantles No. 24 Rutgers
Storrs, Conn. — Breanna Stewart and Bria Hartley each scored 20 points to help No. 1 UConn remain unbeaten with a 72-35 victory over No. 24 Rutgers on Saturday.
The victory gave the Huskies (30-0, 17-0 American) at least a share of the inaugural American Athletic Conference regular season title. The Huskies will play No. 3 Louisville on Monday with a chance to win the conference championship outright. If Louisville wins, a coin flip would determine the top seed for the conference tournament.
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, who missed the previous four games with mononucleosis, returned and scored seven points in 27 minutes.
UConn held Rutgers scoreless for a period of 5 minutes, 20 seconds in the first half and gradually extended its lead. Rutgers (21-7, 12-5) missed six shots in that span.
No. 3 Louisville 75 Cincinnati 51
Cincinnati — Tia Gibbs scored 17 points and Louisville pulled away from Cincinnati in the second half.
Antonita Slaughter added 14 points, Asia Taylor finished with 12 and Shoni Schimmel scored 10, helping keep alive Louisville’s bid for a share of the inaugural American Athletic Conference championship.
No. 8 Penn State 77, Michigan 62
State College, Pa.— Ariel Edwards scored 21 points and Penn State beat Michigan to clinch a share of the Big Ten title for the third straight season. Penn State can win the title outright today if Nebraska loses to Purdue, and Michigan State falls to Indiana.
No. 15 Okla. St. 67, Kansas St. 62
Stillwater, Okla. — Senior Tiffany Bias scored 17 points in her final home game and Brittney Martin added 13 rebounds as Oklahoma State held on in the last 3 minutes to defeat Kansas State.
No. 22 Gonzaga 81 Pacific 77
Spokane, Wash. — Sunny Greinacher scored a career-high 24 points as Gonzaga held on to beat Pacific to close the regular season.
Lindsay Sherbert added 18 points and Haiden Palmer 17 for the Bulldogs (26-4, 16-2), who wrapped up their 10th straight West Coast Conference title.
No. 23 Middle Tenn. 68 UAB 58
Murfreesboro, Tenn. — Ebony Rowe, kept in check most of the game, scored nine-straight points in a late 12-0 run and finished with 22 as Middle Tennessee rallied to defeat Alabama-Birmingham.