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Published on NewsOK Modified: February 23, 2015 at 10:34 pm •  Published: February 23, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis had 21 points and No. 1 UConn beat Tulane 94-47 on Monday night.

The Huskies (27-1, 16-0 American Athletic Conference) used a 3-pointer by Morgan Tuck right before the half to take a 45-25 lead into the break.

Tuck then hit two more 3s to make the score 51-25 at the start of the second half, and UConn led by at least 24 the rest of the way.

Tuck finished with 16 points and Breanna Stewart added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Huskies, who won their 26th straight. Moriah Jefferson contributed 15 points, eight steals and five assists.

Courtnie Latham scored 12 points for Tulane (20-8, 11-6), which lost 87-39 in Storrs, Connecticut, on Valentine's Day. No one else reached double figures in points for the Green Wave.

No. 2 South Carolina 71, No. 6 Tennessee 66

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Aleighsa Welch had a season-high 19 points and 14 rebounds, Tiffany Mitchell hit two foul shots with 17 seconds left and South Carolina remained perfect in Southeastern Conference play.

The Gamecocks (26-1, 14-0 SEC) led 67-57 with five minutes left and a raucous crowd yelling to end a run of home losses to the Lady Vols that stretched to 1980.

But Tennessee (23-4, 13-1) rallied to score nine straight points and close within 67-66 on Bashaara Graves' basket with 20.2 seconds left. That's when Mitchell hit two foul shots to extend the lead.

After Tennessee's Cierra Burdick turned the ball over on the next possession, Asia Dozier secured South Carolina's victory with the final two foul shots.

Graves had 20 points to lead the Lady Vols.

Mitchell had 17 points for South Carolina.

No. 4 Notre Dame 68, No. 8 Louisville 52

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Jewell Loyd scored 20 points, Taya Reimer added 16 and Notre Dame took control with a 16-0 second-half run for its 12th straight victory.

Notre Dame took charge after the Cardinals used a 9-4 spurt early in the second half to open a 37-35 lead on a layup by Mariya Moore. Loyd answered with a layup that sparked the decisive run. The Irish broke the game open by repeatedly scoring inside, with Loyd scoring eight points and Reimer and Briana Turner adding four points each. Two of the points came on free throws after Louisville coach Jeff Walz protested that Sara Hammond had been fouled on a blocked shot by Turner.

Notre Dame (26-2, 13-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) remained alone in first-place in league standings, while the Cardinals (23-4, 11-3) fell to third place.

No. 5 Maryland 65, Penn State 34

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Brionna Jones scored 11 of her 17 points in the decisive first half, and Maryland moved one notch closer to completing a perfect Big Ten regular season.

It was the 19th straight victory for the Terrapins, their longest winning streak since a 21-game run in 1988-89.

After the game, Maryland was presented a trophy for winning the Big Ten regular-season title. The Terrapins (25-2, 16-0) clinched first place Saturday night when Ohio State beat Iowa.

That doesn't mean the Terps intend to coast to the finish in their inaugural Big Ten season. With victories over visiting Indiana on Thursday and at Northwestern on Sunday, Maryland will become only the third Big Ten women's team to go unbeaten in conference play, joining Ohio State (1984-85) and Purdue in (1998-99).

Candice Agee led Penn State (6-21, 3-13) with 10 points and Lindsey Spann added eight, but missed 12 of her 16 shots.

Mississippi 67, No. 13 Kentucky 59

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Tia Faleru had 16 points and eight rebounds, and Gracie Frizzell hit five 3-pointers to help Mississippi snap a six-game losing streak.

Frizzell finished with 15 points for Mississippi (16-11, 6-8 SEC), which earned its 400th win at Tad Smith Arena. Danielle McCray scored 11 of 13 points after halftime and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds. Erika Sisk scored 10 to go with a career-high eight assists.

McCray scored five during a 13-3 run which gave the Rebels a 65-55 lead with 1:01 remaining.

Linnae Harper had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Kentucky (19-8, 8-6), which was held well below its season average (76.9 per game) and has lost three in a row. Jennifer O'Neill scored 13 and Alexis Jennings added 10 and eight boards.

The game featured 11 ties and 13 lead changes.

No. 18 Chattanooga 56, Mercer 51

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Jasmine Joyner scored 18 points with six rebounds and seven blocked shots for Chattanooga.

Mercer opened a 10-2 lead over the first 6 ½ minutes as Chattanooga (25-3, 13-0 Southern) came out cold, making just 1 of 7 from the floor and missing its first two free throws. The Mocs chipped away throughout the rest of the half, and Destiny Bramblett's free throws with one second left drew Chattanooga to within two, 23-21, at the break.

Alicia Payne's layup with 2:07 left put Chattanooga up 51-49, and Ka'Vonne Towns followed with a jumper to make it a four-point game. Towns then made 3 of 4 at the line while Mercer made just one basket in the last two minutes.

Precious Bridges led Mercer (16-13, 8-5) with 19 points.


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