MEDFORD, Mass. — Melissa Baptista and Michela North each recorded double-doubles to lead Tufts to a 55-43 win over the University of New England in a women’s basketball game Monday.

Baptista scored 12 points and grabbed 12 rebounds while North scored 10 and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Jumbos (3-0) pulled away from the Nor’easters (3-1) in the fourth quarter after leading by six at halftime.

Alicia Brown led UNE with 15 points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots.

Tufts led UNE 35-29 at the end of the third quarter.

(1) UCONN 79, CHATTANOOGA 31: Moriah Jefferson scored 15 points and didn’t miss a shot as the Huskies breezed to their 41st straight victory.

The Huskies’ winning streak is the fourth-longest in school history. The three-time defending national champions have beaten each of their first four opponents by at least 40 points and haven’t lost since falling 88-86 at Stanford on Nov. 17, 2014.

Breanna Stewart and Gabby Williams each added 14 points for the Huskies (4-0).

Jasmine Joyner and Keiana Gilbert each scored eight for Chattanooga, which ended a 17-game home winning streak.


POLL: UConn remains the No. 1 team in The Associated Press poll after winning its lone game of the week.

The Huskies received all 32 votes from the national media panel Monday and have a busy week ahead.

Connecticut added to its undefeated string with a win Monday over Chattanooga, and next plays No. 23 DePaul before hosting No. 3 Notre Dame on Saturday.

South Carolina stayed second with Baylor and Maryland rounding out the first five.

Texas, Oregon State, Tennessee, Mississippi State and Ohio State complete the first 10.


(1) KENTUCKY 75, ILLINOIS STATE 63: Isaiah Briscoe scored 18 points, Jamal Murray added 16 and the Wildcats overcame a sluggish first half to pull away for a win at Lexington, Kentucky.

Outhustled on both ends by the athletic Redbirds through 20 minutes while adjusting to playing without injured starting point guard Tyler Ulis (elbow), the Wildcats (7-0) emerged from halftime more physical and used that energy to gain some room.

(15) OREGON 78, FRESNO STATE 73: Dillon Brooks had 21 points and 10 rebounds and the Ducks staved off a late rally for a win at Eugene, Oregon.

Chris Boucher and Elgin Cook added 14 points each for Oregon (6-0), which led 70-52 with 6:35 to play before Marvelle Harris scored 13 points in a 16-2 run by the Bulldogs (5-1) that cut the deficit to four.

A driving layup by Brooks put Oregon up 74-68 with 1:20 left, and the Ducks held on by making four of six free throws in the final 45 seconds.

Harris, who didn’t score until the 12:04 mark of the second half, led Fresno State with 18 points, while Paul Watson added 11 and Torren Jones had 10 points and 11 rebounds.

The Bulldogs won the rebounding battle 41-32 behind Jones and Karachi Edo, who had nine rebounds and 10 points.


POLL: Kentucky, Maryland and Michigan State held the top three spots in The Associated Press’ poll.

The Wildcats (6-0) received 59 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel Monday to stay No. 1 for a second straight week.

Maryland (6-0) remained second with four first-place votes and No. 3 Michigan State (7-0) had the other two No. 1 votes.

MARSHALL: Assistant men’s basketball coach Chris Duhon was suspended following his arrest on a drunken driving charge.

Marshall announced Duhon’s suspension for an undisclosed violation of athletic department rules and policies.