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WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP

No. 9 UConn catches a break

Jessica Moore scored 19 points and led a 15-0 run late in the first half that broke open a tight game and led No. 9 Connecticut past Pittsburgh, 89-53, last night, for the visiting Huskies' fifth consecutive victory.

Moore, averaging nearly 17 points over her last four games, scored 7 points during a run that lasted nearly 5 minutes and boosted the Huskies' shaky 30-27 lead to 45-27 with 17 seconds left before halftime.

The Huskies followed with a 16-0 run midway through the second half to push their lead from 53-38 to 69-38 and create the rout, though the 36-point winning margin did not approach last season's 55-point margin. UConn won that meeting, 97-42, on its home court.

UConn (13-4, 6-0 in Big East) won its 18th in a row over the Panthers (11-7, 3-4).

Notre Dame 72, St. John's 65 -- Crystal Erwin had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Megan Duffy added 14 points and 10 assists, leading the No. 6 Irish over the visiting Red Storm. Jacqueline Batteast added 10 points and 10 rebounds for Notre Dame (17-3, 5-2 Big East).

Baylor 74, Texas A&M 52 -- Sophia Young scored 20 points and Steffanie Blackmon added 15 to lead the No. 7 Lady Bears (14-3, 4-2 Big 12) past the Aggies (11-6, 2-5) in Waco, Texas.

Michigan State 71, Purdue 58 -- In East Lansing, Mich., Kelli Roehrig nearly outscored Purdue's starters in the first half and finished with 20 points for the No. 11 Spartans (17-3, 6-2 Big Ten).

Roehrig was 10 of 13 from the field in the first 20 minutes and had 12 points, 2 more than the starting five for the Boilermakers (11-8, 4-4).

Texas Tech 75, Missouri 45 -- At Lubbock, Texas, Cisti Greenwalt scored 20 points and had 14 rebounds for her eighth double-double of the season for the No. 13 Lady Raiders (15-3, 6-1 Big 12).

Texas 83, Oklahoma 71 -- Tiffany Jackson had 30 points and 16 rebounds, Nina Norman scored 22, and the No. 15 Longhorns (11-6, 4-2 Big 12) rallied from a 14-point second-half deficit to beat the host Sooners (11-6, 3-3) in overtime.

BU 67, UNH 63 -- The visiting Terriers raced to a 15-point lead in the first half and held on for an America East victory. Rachael Vanderwal led BU (9-7, 4-3) with 16 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals. Lindsay Adams paced UNH (7-9, 2-4) with 19 points.

Stony Brook 77, Northeastern 66 -- NU senior Francesca Vanin scored her 1,000th point, but the Huskies lost to the host Seawolves (4-12, 2-5 America East), who were led by Mykeema Ford's 24 points. Junior guard Maralene Zwarich scored a game-high 25 points for NU (7-9, 2-5).

Maine 62, UMBC 46 -- Sophomore Bracey Barker scored 22 points and grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds as the Black Bears (9-8, 5-2 America East) cruised past the host Retrievers (7-8, 2-4).

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