January 20, 2013

Top 25 Women: Connecticut has no trouble with Syracuse

The Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. - Stefanie Dolson scored a career-high 25 points to lead No. 3 Connecticut to an 87-62 win over Syracuse on Saturday, handing the Orange just their second loss of the season.

Dolson, who hit nine of her 17 shots, also became the 36th player in UConn history to reach 1,000 points for her career.

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis also had 25 points and freshman Breanna Stewart, who grew up in Syracuse, added 20 for the Huskies (16-1, 4-1 Big East).

UConn will host No. 4 Duke on Monday, the eighth ranked team the Huskies have faced this season. The Blue Devils are the last unbeaten team in Division I.

Kayla Alexander, who had been averaging almost 20 points per game, was in foul trouble throughout and scored just four points for Syracuse (15-2, 3-1).

(1) BAYLOR 76, WEST VIRGINIA 58: Brittney Griner had her 50th career double-double while just missing a triple-double, scoring 26 points with 15 rebounds and nine blocked shots as the Bears (16-1, 6-0 Big 12) beat the Mountaineers (11-6, 3-3) at Waco, Texas.

Odyssey Sims had 15 points and seven assists for Baylor in its record 28th consecutive regular-season conference win.

(16) OKLAHOMA 69, TEXAS 56: Aaryn Ellenberg scored 22 points and the Sooners (15-3, 5-1 Big 12) never trailed in a win over the Longhorns (7-10, 0-6) at Norman, Okla.

TEXAS TECH 70, (23) KANSAS 63: Chynna Brown scored 20 points to help the Red Raiders (14-4, 4-2 Big 12) beat the Jayhawks (11-5, 2-3) at Lubbock, Texas.

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