– The Associated Press

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Morgan Tuck scored 15 points and Stefanie Dolson added 14 to help No. 3 Connecticut beat Rutgers 65-45 on Saturday, denying Coach C. Vivian Stringer her 900th victory.

Stringer won No. 899 last Saturday against Cincinnati and has lost her first two attempts to become the fourth women’s basketball coach to reach the milestone. The Hall of Fame coach was looking to join Pat Summitt, Jody Conradt and Sylvia Hatchell, who reached the mark last week.

Stringer’s next try will be Tuesday at No. 23 Syracuse.

UConn (24-1, 11-1 Big East) will return home to face top-ranked Baylor on Monday night in a showdown of two teams with national championships hopes.

It wasn’t long ago that Rutgers (14-10, 5-6) was a thorn in the side of Connecticut, going 5-4 against the Huskies from 2005-08. That’s not the case anymore as the Huskies have won the past 10 meetings.

(23) SYRACUSE 80, PITTSBURGH 39: Kayla Alexander scored 19 points and the host Orange exploited 23 Pittsburgh turnovers to defeat the Panthers for their fifth straight win.

The Orange (21-3, 9-2 Big East) scored 18 points following turnovers to four by the Panthers (9-15, 0-11) off nine Syracuse miscues. Syracuse, which ranked third nationally with 13.6 steals per game, had 14 on Saturday.

Pittsburgh lost its 31st consecutive Big East regular-season game and suffered its second straight defeat by more than 30 points. The Panthers lost 78-45 at Louisville last Saturday.

Syracuse scored the first seven points and never trailed. It led 34-10 with 5:27 until halftime after a 12-0 run.

La’Shay Taft added 11 points, and Brittney Sykes and Carmen Tyson-Thomas added 10 each for the Orange, who are 11-0 at home.

(1) BAYLOR 78, TCU 45: Brittney Griner had 22 points and 10 rebounds in just 23 minutes, and Baylor clinched at least a share of the Big 12 regular-season title at Waco, Texas.

Griner scored eight of the Bears’ first 10 points as Baylor won its 53rd straight home game and 36th in a row in the conference, both the longest current streaks nationally. Baylor (24-1, 14-0) also has a nation-leading 22-game winning streak.

The Bears kept TCU (7-17, 0-13) without a league win in its first Big 12 season, holding the Horned Frogs to 26 percent shooting. No TCU player scored in double figures.

Leading 10-8, Baylor took control with a 17-2 run that included four points from Griner and six from Destiny Williams.

(25) OKLAHOMA ST. 80, KANSAS ST. 45: Toni Young had 23 points and 18 rebounds to lead host Oklahoma State to an easy win over the Wildcats.

All five starters were in double figures for the Cowboys (18-6, 7-6 Big 12). Brianna Craig led the Wildcats (13-12, 4-9) with 17 points.