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UConn routs USF women

TAMPA — To register the biggest upset in program history Sunday, USF knew it would have to approach perfection.

It couldn't even approach proficiency.

The Bulls (13-11, 8-5 American) held Connecticut to a season-low point total but converted only three of their first 21 shots en route to a 63-38 loss to the top-ranked Huskies (26-0, 13-0) before a Sun Dome crowd of 6,615, a record for a women's basketball game.

Senior Inga Orekhova's 3-pointer gave USF a 3-2 lead before the Huskies staged a 14-0 run. Orekhova (17 points) finished 6-for-13 from the floor (4-for-8 from 3-point range) and was the only Bull to finish in double figures.

The rest of the team went a collective 9-for-44 from the field.

"I think defensively, you can live with that defensive effort to hold 'em to the low 60s," said USF coach Jose Fernandez, 18 pounds slimmer after a recent five-night hospital stay due to an allergic reaction to medication.

"But as poorly as we shot, it just doesn't give you a chance."

Four Connecticut players scored in double figures, led by senior guard Bria Hartley's 18.

GEORGIA 67, UF 58: The visiting Gators (17-8, 7-5 SEC) committed a flurry of late turnovers, and the Bulldogs hit 3 of 4 free throws in the final 50 seconds to secure the win.

MIAMI 76, FSU 73: Keyona Hayes had 22 points for the visiting Hurricanes (13-12, 5-7 ACC), who had 51 rebounds, the most allowed this season by the Seminoles (17-8, 5-7).

Top 25

NO. 4 LOUISVILLE 82, MEMPHIS 66: Emmonnie Henderson scored a career-best 19 and Shoni Schimmel added 18 for the visiting Cardinals (25-2, 13-1 American), who shot 54 percent overall.

NO. 5 S.C. 73, NO. 19 LSU 57: Tiffany Mitchell and Aleighsa Welch scored 19 each for the Gamecocks (23-2, 11-1 SEC), who beat the Tigers (18-7, 5-5) in Baton Rouge for the first time since Jan. 15, 1994.

NO. 6 STANFORD 74, ARIZONA 48: Bonnie Samuelson hit five 3-pointers and scored 17, all in the first half, as the host Cardinal (24-2, 12-2 Pac-12) moved closer to a 14th straight conference regular-season crown.

NO. 7 BAYLOR 72, TEXAS 56: Odyssey Sims scored 34 for the visiting Bears (22-3, 12-1 Big 12), who held the Longhorns to one field goal over the first 11 minutes of the second half.

NO. 18 KENTUCKY 75, NO. 8 TENN. 71: Jennifer O'Neill scored 24 and sparked a comeback for the Wildcats (19-6, 7-5 SEC), who beat the Vols (20-5, 9-3) in Knoxville for the first time since 1985.

NO. 17 UNC 89, NO. 10 N.C. STATE 82: Diamond DeShields scored 27 of her Tar Heels freshman record 38 after halftime, and North Carolina (20-6, 8-4 ACC) topped the Wolfpack (22-4, 9-3) to beat a top-10 team on the road for the second time in a week.

NO. 11 PENN ST. 78, WIS. 68: Maggie Lucas, the top free-throw shooter in the nation, hit 4 of 4 in the final four minutes to spark a closing 20-9 run by the host Nittany Lions (20-5, 11-2 Big 10).

NO. 12 OKLA. ST. 73, OKLA. 57: Liz Donohoe had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the host Cowgirls (20-4, 9-4 Big 12), who avenged an 81-74 loss in Norman on Feb. 1.

NO. 13 W. VA. 61, TCU 57: Asya Busie had 16 points, eight rebounds and three blocks for the host Mountaineers (22-3, 10-2 Big 12).

NO. 14 TEXAS A&M 71, ALABAMA 46: Karla Gilbert scored 15 for the visiting Aggies (20-6, 10-2 SEC), who shot 53 percent from the field to secure the program's ninth straight 20-win season.

NO. 22 CAL 74, NO. 15 ARIZ. ST. 63: Afure Jemerigbe scored a career-high 23 and Brittany Boyd had 21 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the host Bears (18-7, 10-4 Pac-12), who passed the Sun Devils (20-6, 9-5) to take sole possession of second place in the league.

MISS. ST. 64, NO. 16 VANDY 62: Martha Alwal's jumper with 3.3 seconds left gave her 23 points and lifted the host Bulldogs, who forced 26 turnovers by the Commodores (17-8, 6-6 SEC).

NO. 21 NEBRASKA 76, INDIANA 61: Jordan Hooper scored 31 and fueled a late charge by the host Cornhuskers (19-5, 9-3 Big Ten) after veteran coach Connie Yori collapsed due to reported flulike symptoms. Yori walked off under her own power.

NO. 23 PURDUE 74, IOWA 73: Courtney Moses scored 25, including the winning free throws with seven seconds left for the host Boilermakers (18-7, 8-5 Big Ten).

Information from Times wires was used in this report.

UConn routs USF women 02/16/14 [Last modified: Sunday, February 16, 2014 10:35pm]
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