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Connecticut rolls past UCF in American conference opener

ORLANDO — Working Stefanie Dolson into Connecticut's offense was simply a matter of getting her the ball.

Dolson had 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 1 Connecticut to a 77-49 victory over UCF on Wednesday. The senior center had 15 points in her previous two outings combined.

"The easy answer is we threw her the ball," Huskies coach Geno Auriemma said.

Briahanna Jackson, who played at Lecanto and graduated from Freedom High, scored 28 for the Knights (8-5, 1-1), who led 7-3 early, the Huskies' largest deficit this season. The sophomore guard was 6-for-10 on 3-pointers in the highest scoring game for a player against UConn this season.

No. 7 Louisville 77, Temple 68: Asia Taylor had 18 points and Shoni Schimmel scored 15 as the visiting Cardinals (14-1, 2-0 American Athletic Conference) pulled away, going on a 21-4 run at the end of the first half and start of the second.

No. 5 Tennessee: The school will retire the No. 3 jersey of Candace Parker, who led the Vols to consecutive national titles in 2007 and 2008, in a ceremony before they face No. 16 LSU. Parker will join current coach Holly Warlick (No. 22), Chamique Holdsclaw (23), Tamika Catchings (24), Bridgette Gordon (30) and Daedra Charles (32) as former Tennessee players to have their jerseys retired.

Men

No. 21 San Diego St. 71, Colo. St. 61: Xavier Thames had 23 points to help the visiting Aztecs (11-1, 1-0 Mountain West) win their 10th straight and tie the program's best start.

Oklahoma State: Freshman guard Stevie Clark was arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession. Edmond, Okla., police spokeswoman Jennifer Monroe said Clark was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over for a seatbelt violation; police found marijuana and arrested Clark and the driver. Also, starting forward Michael Cobbins (ruptured Achilles tendon) is out for the season.

Late Tuesday: TaShawn Thomas scored 23, including two free throws with 9 seconds left, and blocked a late layup by Shabazz Napier as host Houston upset No. 17 Connecticut 75-71 in the American opener for both.

Connecticut rolls past UCF in American conference opener 01/01/14 [Last modified: Thursday, January 2, 2014 12:32am]
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