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

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