STORRS, Conn. — Breanna Stewart scored 27 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to help top-ranked UConn overcome its first halftime deficit in almost a year and beat No. 20 South Florida 79-59 on Monday night.

Kia Nurse added 15 points for the Huskies (29-0, 18-0 American Athletic Conference), who were down 25-24 at the half.

(4) BAYLOR 74, (6) TEXAS 48: Kristy Wallace scored a season-high 23 points as host Baylor (30-1, 17-1 Big 12) wrapped up sole possession of the Big 12 regular-season title.

POLL: UConn, South Carolina, Notre Dame and Baylor are still the four No. 1 seeds according to the NCAA women’s basketball selection committee.

The 10 teams remained the same as the previous two weeks although the order was slightly different with Ohio State dropping from fifth to ninth. Texas, Oregon State, Arizona State and Maryland each moved up one place. UCLA remained 10th.


(1) KANSAS 86, (23) TEXAS 56: Perry Ellis scored 20 points and visiting Kansas made an emphatic exclamation point in clinching the outright Big 12 championship.

(8) UNC 75, SYRACUSE 70: Brice Johnson had 14 points and 10 rebounds to help the Tar Heels win their home finale.

Joel Berry II added 13 points and two key late free throws for North Carolina (24-6, 13-4 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Michael Gbinije had 17 points for the Orange (19-11, 9-8).

(21) IOWA STATE 58, OKLAHOMA STATE 50: Abdel Nader scored 19 points and Georges Niang added 17 with 10 rebounds in his final home game for the Cyclones (21-9, 10-7 Big 12).

VANDERBILT: The university was fined $100,000 by the Southeastern Conference after fans stormed the court Saturday following the Commodores’ 74-62 victory over Kentucky.

MAINE: Freshman Issac Vann was named to the America East All-Rookie Team.

Vann led the Black Bears in scoring, averaging 15.8 points in 16 games during his freshman campaign. A two-time America East Rookie of the Week, Vann had double-digit scoring in 13 games, and scored 20 points or more in three of his final four regular-season games.

The rookie from Bridgeport, Connecticut, has been strong in numerous aspects, shooting 45.1 percent from the field, 40.8 percent from 3-point range, 76.7 percent at the free-throw line and averaging 5.8 rebounds.

POLL: Kansas is No. 1 for a second time this season – the first school to reach the top for a second stint.

The Jayhawks have been No. 1 for three weeks this season, the first two in January.

Michigan State was No. 1 for four weeks, and Kansas, Oklahoma and Villanova were all there for three weeks. North Carolina and Kentucky both spent two weeks at the top.

The six schools to reach No. 1 is one off the record set in 1982-83.