Ky. tops Baylor 133-130 in record women's game

ARLINGTON, Texas — Jennifer O'Neill dreamed that No. 5 Kentucky's game against No. 9 Baylor would come down to a buzzer-beater. She just didn't imagine it could be any one of five buzzers.

O'Neill scored a career-high 43, including the go-ahead basket in the fourth overtime, and Kentucky beat Baylor 133-130 Friday in the highest scoring Division I women's game in history.

"I don't feel anything right now," said O'Neill, who set a school scoring record. "I thought it was more overtimes, to be honest."

The Wildcats (9-0) won consecutive games against top 10 teams for the first time.

The Bears (7-1) played the last three overtimes without star guard Odyssey Sims, who had a career-high 47 points when she fouled out with 1:23 left in the first overtime.

The previous high for a Division I women's game was 252 points in SMU's 127-125 win over TCU, also in four overtimes, on Jan. 25, 1997.

"We did all we could right to the end," Sims said.

UConn men run unbeaten string to 9

HARTFORD, Conn. — Ryan Boatright scored 17 to lead a balanced UConn attack and the 12th-ranked Huskies routed Maine 95-68 to stay undefeated.

DeAndre Daniels and Omar Calhoun both added 16 points for the Huskies (9-0), who have won 54 consecutive home games against nonconference foes.

Shabazz Napier scored seven and had eight assists, becoming the fourth player in school history with at least 1,000 points and 500 assists.

"That's what you get when you stay here for a long time," UConn coach Kevin Ollie said. "You have the opportunity to win and to be around great players. You get the opportunity to share the basketball and also make plays, too."

The Huskies are off to their best start since going 10-0 to open the 2010-11 season.

Maine has lost six straight.

No. 9 OK St. 79, S.C. 52: Le'Bryan Nash had 16 points as the host Cowboys (8-1) made easy work of the Gamecocks in bouncing back from their first loss of the season.

Ky. tops Baylor 133-130 in record women's game 12/06/13 [Last modified: Saturday, December 7, 2013 12:38am]

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