UConn sets NCAA home wins record
Connecticut won its 89th straight home game to set an NCAA record, beating Dayton yesterday, 78-38, behind Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis’s 23 points.
Bria Hartley and Stefanie Dolson each had 11 points and Dolson had seven rebounds for the second-ranked Huskies (6-0), who won three games in the World Vision Classic by an average of more than 47 points per game.
“To go home after every game they play with a ‘W,’ I don’t know that that happens very often in very many places,’’ coach Geno Auriemma said. “I love the consistency of our program, and I like how we approach things every year.’’
The win extended UConn’s Division 1 record home winning streak and set an all-time NCAA mark, passing Division 3 Rust (Miss.) College, which won 88 straight at home from 1982-89. Nobody has beaten UConn at home since Rutgers won the Big East tournament final in 2007. The NCAA counts UConn’s postseason games in Hartford and Storrs as home games.
Baylor 76, Tennessee 67 - Brittney Griner scored 26 points as the top-ranked Lady Bears won on the road, beating the No. 6 Lady Volunteers.
The preseason All-American had 9 first-half points but came alive in the paint after halftime. Tennessee (2-2) took a 39-31 lead on Glory Johnson’s free throw with 17:39 left, but Griner had a pair of layups in an 11-2 run for Baylor (6-0). The second gave the Lady Bears a 42-41 lead.
Miami 92, Longwood 43 - Shenise Johnson scored 22 points to lead the No. 9 Hurricanes (5-1) over the visiting Lancers (1-5). Miami kept Longwood scoreless for a 7:54 stretch of the first half and ran off 18 unanswered points for a 48-22 lead.
Georgia 81, Northeastern 61 - Jasmine Hassell and Erika Ford both scored 18 points to lead the Lady Bulldogs over the Huskies in the Lady Rebel Round-Up in Las Vegas.
Khaalidah Miller added 16 points for Georgia (5-1).
Jewel Tunstull had 15 points for Northeastern (0-6), while Deanna Kerkhof added 13 and Jamie Conroy had 11 points, 8 assists, and 5 rebounds.
Boston College 68, Bryant 42 - Kerri Shields scored 14 points, Katie Zenevitch added 12, and the host Eagles (2-2) scored the game’s first 10 points in an easy win over the Bulldogs (3-2).
Holy Cross 73, Harvard 68 - Alex Smith led four players in double figures with 22 points as the visiting Crusaders (3-3) erased a 13-point second-half deficit, making all 11 of their free throws in a win over the Crimson. Christine Clark had 17 points for Harvard (1-4).
Pittsburgh 81, Robert Morris 71 - Ashton Gibbs scored 21 points and Cameron Wright added a career-high 13 as the No. 17 Panthers rolled past the visiting Colonials (4-2), improving to 29-0 all-time against their crosstown rival.
Pitt (5-1) won its third straight by shooting 55 percent from the field in the first half and playing with a defensive intensity that has been lacking at times this season.
Missouri 88, Binghamton 59 - Kim English scored a career-high 29 points and the No. 21 Tigers routed the visiting Bearcats (0-5).
English, the Big 12’s leading 3-point shooter hit 7 of 10 from behind the arc. His six 3s and 22 first-half points helped Missouri (6-0) to a 49-31 halftime lead.
Mississippi State 82, North Texas 59 - Arnett Moultrie scored 20 points and Dee Bost added 18 for the No. 24 Bulldogs, who took a 30-10 lead in the first 10 minutes and were never challenged by the visiting Mean Green.
Rodney Hood and Jalen Steele had 11 points apiece for Mississippi State (7-1), which shot 63.3 percent from the field in the first half and has won six straight. Chris Jones led North Texas (1-3) with 12 points.
Boston University 68, Hofstra 61 - Scoring 18 consecutive points for the Terriers among his team-high 25, Darryl Partin helped BU close the game on a 21-7 run, beating the Pride at the TicketCity Legends Classic in Kingston, R.I.
D.J. Irving added 15 points for the Terriers (2-4), including a layup that gave them the lead for good, 57-56, with 2:59 remaining. Mike Moore had 27 points for Hofstra (3-4).
Cleveland State 67, Rhode Island 45 - Aaron Pogue scored 20 points and the Vikings (6-1) beat the host Rams (1-5) in the TicketCity Legends Classic.
Maine 72, Holy Cross 60 - A 17-2 run sandwiched around halftime turned a 10-point deficit into a 5-point lead, the key sequence in the Black Bears’ win over the visiting Crusaders. Justin Edwards had 22 points for Maine (2-1), while Holy Cross was led by a career-high 20 points from Dave Dudzinski.