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Texas Tech stuns top-ranked Baylor

LUBBOCK, Texas — Casey Morris scored 13 to lead Texas Tech to a 56-45 upset of No. 1 Baylor on Saturday. It was the first time the No. 1 team lost to an unranked team since Jan. 26, 2006, when Kentucky beat Tennessee.

The Raiders (19-7, 6-6 Big 12) led for most of the game and went up 52-37 with 5:23 left on Kierra Mallard's jumper. Tech beat No. 20 Iowa State 61-50 in its previous game and plays at No. 5 Texas A&M on Tuesday.

"I don't think we ever had a doubt," Morris said. "I think we know we can beat Texas A&M. We know we can beat Baylor. We know we can beat anybody when we play as good as we can."

Baylor (24-2, 11-1) got 15 points and six rebounds from center Brittney Griner. It lost for the first time since 65-64 at Connecticut on Nov. 16, a span of 21 games, and made 15 of 58 shots.

"We just kept thinking, 'We're going to shoot better. We're going to shoot better,' " said coach Kim Mulkey, whose team entered scoring 81.7 points per game. "We were just stuck in the mud. We didn't move."

UConn rips No. 8 Irish

STORRS, Conn. — Bria Hartley scored 29 as No. 2 UConn routed No. 8 Notre Dame 78-57.

"If I had the open shot, I'd take it," said the freshman, who had hit double figures once in her previous six games. "If they came out on me, I'd drive by."

UConn (26-1, 13-0 Big East) has won 14 in a row since its 90-game win streak ended, including Jan. 8, when it rallied to beat Notre Dame (22-5, 11-2) 79-76.

No. 5 texas A&M 76, Okla. St. 67: Tied at 54 with 5:00 left, the host Aggies (22-3, 10-2 Big 12) scored 11 in a row.

No. 14 Okla. 91, Texas 62: Whitney Hand scored 23 to lead the host Sooners (19-7, 9-3 Big 12) to their largest margin of victory in the teams' 40 meetings.

No. 17 wis.-Green Bay 77, Wis.-Milwaukee 59: An 11-2 run put the visiting Phoenix (25-1, 14-0) up 68-51 with 5:36 left and clinched a share of the Horizon title.

No. 20 Iowa St. 71, Colo. 45: The host Cyclones (18-8, 6-6 Big 12) committed a season-low six turnovers and used a 13-0 second-half run to pull away.

No. 21 W. Va. 90, Pitt 79: The visiting Mountaineers (21-6, 7-6 Big East) led by as many as 21 in ending a three-game skid.

Rutgers 76, No. 22 Marquette 55: A 24-1 first-half run sparked the visiting Knights. The Eagles (20-6, 8-5 Big East) missed 29 of 34 shots in the first half and 47 of 65 overall.

No. 25 Gonzaga 103, San Fran. 59: The visiting Bulldogs (24-4, 12-0) clinched their seventh straight West Coast title with help from a 23-0 run bridging the halves.

State

L'ville 66, USF 55: A 13-4 run put the visiting Cardinals up by 15 with 4:28 left. USF (10-17, 1-12) has lost a school-record 12 Big East games.

Tampa 71, Nova SE 49: Lindsey Watson scored 22 for the host Spartans (19-5, 11-3 Sunshine State), who used a 20-6 second-half run to pull away.

Eckerd 61, Fla. Tech 51: Kati Rausberg scored 14 for the visiting Tritons (15-10, 8-7 SSC), who trailed by 10 early in the second half before a 24-6 run.

Texas Tech stuns top-ranked Baylor 02/19/11 [Last modified: Saturday, February 19, 2011 10:45pm]
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