WACO, Texas — Kalani Brown had 20 points and 17 rebounds as No. 8 Baylor won over a top-ranked team for the first time, beating Connecticut 68-57 on Thursday night and handing the Huskies their first regular-season loss in more than four years.

The Huskies (11-1) hadn’t lost a regular-season game in regulation since a 76-70 home loss to Baylor in a Nos. 1 vs. 2 matchup on Feb. 18, 2013 – a span of 163 games.

Their only regular-season loss since then was 88-86 in overtime at Stanford on Nov. 14, 2014. They had won 126 consecutive regular-season games, 58 of them nonconference matchups.

UConn is the only No. 1 team Baylor has ever faced in Coach Kim Mulkey’s 19 seasons. The Bears had lost each of the previous three such meetings, including UConn’s last visit to Waco nearly five years ago.

The Huskies had their only lead at 2-0 when Crystal Dangerfield scored in the opening minute of the game.

Chloe Jackson added 13 points, eight assists and seven rebounds for Baylor (10-1).

Napheesa Collier had 16 points and 11 rebounds for UConn.

(2) NOTRE DAME 100, PITTSBURGH 44: Marina Mabrey scored 20 points, Arike Ogunbowale had 18 and the Fighting Irish (13-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) routed the visiting Panthers (9-6, 0-1) for their sixth straight win.

(3) LOUISVILLE 73, NORTH CAROLINA 66: Jazmine Jones scored 17 points by connecting on 7 of 11 shots, and Arica Carter added 14 points as the host third-ranked Cardinals (13-0) topped the Tar Heels (9-6) in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both schools.


GORDON 110, UNE 90: Eric Demers scored 20 of his game-high 25 points in the first half, and Garrisson Duvivier had 17 points, 17 rebounds and nine assists as visiting Gordon won its 11th consecutive game.

Noah Szilagyi added 24 points, hitting six 3-pointer’s, and Parker Omslaer scored 20 on 8-of-8 shooting for Gordon (12-1, 4-0 CCC), which raced to a 67-43 lead at halftime.

Alex Kravchuck scored 19 points and Ryan Beatty had 17 off the bench to lead the Nor’easters (3-9, 1-2).

(2) MICHIGAN 68, PENN STATE 55: Iggy Brazdeikis had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and the Wolvervines (14-0, Big Ten 3-0) topped the Nittany Lions (7-7, 0-3) at Ann Arbor, Michigan.

(18) N.C. STATE 87, MIAMI 82: Reserve Markell Johnson scored 20 points in 23 minutes and the visiting Wolfpack (13-1) shot 57 percent in the second half to rally past the Hurricanes (8-5) in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams.

(21) INDIANA 73, ILLINOIS 65: Romeo Langford scored a career-high 28 points, Juwan Morgan added 14 points and 10 rebounds, and the Hoosiers (12-2, 3-0 Big Ten) beat the visiting Illini (4-0, 3-0).