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UConn rolls, but Hayes is injured

HARTFORD, Conn. — Bria Hartley scored a career-high 24 and added eight rebounds to help No. 2 UConn defeat Louisville 78-55 Saturday, the Huskies' 71st consecutive home win.

Connecticut lost guard Tiffany Hayes 46 seconds into the game. The Huskies' second-leading scorer left with a mild concussion after she collided with teammate Maya Moore going for a loose ball near midcourt. The junior hit her head hard on the floor and was helped up, having trouble keeping her balance.

A 12-2 second-half run broke open a close game.

Moore led UConn (16-1, 6-0 Big East) with 26 points.

"You want to go out and show coach (Geno Auriemma) that he can depend on me, that I can be a leader on the floor, work hard all the time," Hartley said.

No. 1 Baylor 70, Okla. St. 39: Brittney Griner had 18 points and nine rebounds and the visiting Bears (16-1, 3-0 Big 12) won their 13th straight. Griner, a sophomore, was recognized before the game for reaching 1,000 career points. Now through 52 games, she has 1,018 points, and her 306 blocks trail only former Oklahoma standout Courtney Paris' 446 on the Big 12 career list.

No. 5 Tennessee 68, VandY 56: The host Volunteers (17-2, 5-0 SEC) went on an 18-0 run in the first half during a 9:22 Commodores drought to take a 21-5 lead.

No. 6 W. VA. 70, No. 25 Syracuse 61: Madina Ali scored a career-high 32 and the Mountaineers (17-1, 4-1 Big East) improved their school-record home winning streak to 29. Kayla Alexander, the leading scorer for the Orange (13-4, 1-3), was held to four points, 10 below her average.

No. 7 Texas A&M 85, Mizzou 40: Danielle Adams had 19 points and six rebounds to lead the Aggies (15-1, 3-0 Big 12) to their ninth straight win.

No. 10 UCLA 87, Oregon 57: The host Bruins (15-1, 5-0 Pac-10) held the conference's second-best offense (76.4) to a season low.

No. 12 Notre Dame 82, Pitt 50: Skylar Diggins scored 20 and the visiting Fighting Irish (15-4, 4-1 Big East) beat the Panthers for the 20th time in 23 games.

Colo. 66, No. 17 Iowa St. 60, OT: Brittany Wilson scored a career-high 19 for the host Buffaloes. Colorado had lost 24 in a row to ranked teams and eight straight to the Cyclones (13-4, 2-1 Big 12).

No. 18 G'town 49, Providence 45: Monica McNutt had 17 points and a career-high 11 rebounds, and the visiting Hoyas (14-4, 2-2 Big East) beat the Friars for the ninth straight time.

No. 23 Wis.-Green Bay 60, Ill.-Chicago 51: Julie Wojta scored 23 for the visiting Phoenix (17-1, 6-0 Horizon League), making coach Matt Bollant the fastest in program history to reach 100 victories.

eckerd 74, nova sE 68: The host Tritons (10-5, 4-2 SSC) made 14 3-pointers, led by Kati Rausberg's 23 points (seven 3s).

Rollins 66, Saint Leo 60: The host Lions (7-9, 0-6 SSC) lost a 13-point first-half lead and then the game. Lauren Lee of Clearwater had her fifth double double, 15 points and 11 rebounds.

UConn rolls, but Hayes is injured 01/15/11 [Last modified: Saturday, January 15, 2011 11:28pm]
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