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UConn home win streak over at 99 games

2012-02-19T00:00:00Z 2014-05-05T19:00:42Z UConn home win streak over at 99 gamesThe Associated Press The Associated Press
February 19, 2012 12:00 am  • 

STORRS, Conn. - Shenneika Smith's three-pointer from the wing with 8 seconds left lifted St. John's to a 57-56 win over No. 2 Connecticut on Saturday night, snapping the Huskies' 99-game home court winning streak.

It was also the Huskies' first home loss to an unranked opponent in nearly 19 years.

St. John's trailed by two with 16 seconds left when Nadirah McKenith drove the lane and kicked it out to Smith, who hit the 3 to give the Red Storm (18-8, 10-3 Big East) the lead.

UConn (24-3, 11-2) had one final chance, but Bria Hartley's three-point attempt from the corner was short.

McKenith and Da'Shena Stevens had 15 points each for St. John's. Kaleena Mosqueeda-Lewis scored 12 points to lead UConn.

The Huskies last lost at home on March 6, 2007, falling to Rutgers in the Big East championship game.

• No. 3 Stanford 81, Oregon 46: In Eugene, Ore., Joslyn Tinkle scored 19 points, Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Stanford clinched the inaugural Pac-12 title.

Chiney Ogwumike added 14 points and nine rebounds for the Cardinal (24-1, 15-0), who have won 12 consecutive conference titles and 21 since Tara VanDerveer became the coach in 1985.

Nia Jackson scored nine points for Oregon (14-13, 6-9).

• No. 1 Baylor 56, Texas Tech 51: In Waco, Texas, Brittney Griner and the top-ranked Baylor Lady Bears are still undefeated and already have at least a share of the Big 12 conference title.

Griner had 18 points, 14 rebounds and matched a career high with five assists as Baylor overcame one of its worst extended stretches of bad play all season.

• No. 11 Wisconsin-Green Bay 77, Youngstown State. 72, OT: In Youngs-town, Ohio, Green Bay's Adrian Ritchie scored 26 points, including nine in the last 35 seconds of regulation to force overtime.

Julie Wojta had her third consecutive double-double with 18 points and 15 rebounds for the Phoenix (23-1, 13-1 Horizon League), and Lydia Bauer added 14 points.

• No. 14 Texas A&M 63, Oklahoma State 49: In College Station, Texas, Adaora Elonou had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Tyra White added 11 points and 13 rebounds and Kelsey Bone 18 points for the Aggies (19-6, 10-4).

• No. 15 Georgetown 66, Providence 39: In Washington, Tia Magee had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Georgetown clamped down on defense in the second half.

Providence (13-14, 5-9) didn't have a single player in double figures.

• No. 21 Rutgers 61, Villanova 52: In Villanova, Pa., April Sykes scored 20 points to help Rutgers end a five-game losing streak.

Erica Wheeler added 16 points and Khadijah Rushdan had 13 for the Scarlet Knights (18-8, 7-6).

• No. 22 St. Bonaventure 66, Xavier 48: In St. Bonaventure, N.Y., Megan Van Tatenhove had 24 points and seven rebounds to lead the Bonnies (25-2, 11-0 Atlantic 10), who held Xavier to 32 percent shooting (18 for 56). Van Tatenhove and Alaina Walker also blocked two shots apiece.

St. Bonaventure grabbed control with a 16-2 run in the first half.

• No. 23 BYU 64, San Diego 50: In Provo, Utah, Jennifer Hamson and Haley Steed scored 14 points apiece as BYU (22-5, 11-2 West Coast Conference) shook off a home loss to San Francisco on Thursday, using a 19-0 run in the second half to break away from a one-point lead.

No. 24 DePaul 77, West Virginia 63: In Morgantown, W.Va., Brittany Hrynko scored 21 points and Anna Martin added 19 as DePaul came back in the second half after trailing by 14 at halftime.

The Blue Demons (20-7, 8-5 Big East) scored 53 points after the break.

Other Pac-12 games

• Arizona State 47, Washington State 42: In Tempe, Alex Earl and Janae Fulcher scored 11 points each, and Arizona State held off a furious Washington State comeback for a Senior Day victory.

Kali Bennett added nine points and five blocked shots for the Sun Devils (18-8, 9-6 Pac-12).

Sage Romberg led the Cougars (10-17, 4-11) with 11 points. Jazmine Perkins added eight points and 13 rebounds.

The Sun Devils led 12-4 at the half, and were up 43-25 with 6:50 to play before Washington State went on a 17-1 run, to get within 44-42. But Brandi Thomas missed a tying layup, and Earl and Bennett hit free throws to seal the win.

• California 75, Oregon State 68: In Corvallis, Ore., Layshia Clarendon scored 22 points, one of four players in double figures for California (20-7, 11-4 Pac-12).

Oregon State (17-9, 8-7) was led by Earlysia Marchbanks with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

• Utah 61, Colorado 56, OT: In Boulder, Colo., Iwalani Rodrigues hit a three-pointer with 27.9 seconds left in overtime to put the Utes (13-12, 6-8) in the lead and Michelle Plouffe finished off Colorado (16-9, 5-9) with three late free throws.

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