College Sports

UConn's Moore rips DePaul

Geno Auriemma looked down at the stat sheet and was amazed.

The second-ranked Huskies shot 68 percent from the field and held No. 9 DePaul to just 41 percent shooting in an 89-66 rout on Saturday in Storrs, Conn.

“What you don’t realize during the game is what your shooting percentage is,” Auriemma said. “You don’t see that during the game and don’t appreciate it till afterwards. I thought we played pretty well today – especially the second half.”

Maya Moore had 34 points, 11 rebounds and six assists while making 14 of her 16 shots.

The Huskies won for the 100th time in their last 101 games, the lone loss coming to Stanford on Dec. 30. Junior guard Tiffany Hayes has been a part of all 100 victories, making her the fastest player in NCAA history to achieve that.

Stefanie Dolson added a career-high 21 points for the Huskies (22-1, 10-0 Big East), who have won 74 straight at home and 60 in a row in the conference.

The victory left UConn in sole possession of first place in the Big East. The Huskies head to No. 14 West Virginia on Tuesday and host No. 8 Notre Dame, which has one Big East loss, on Feb. 19.

Felicia Chester scored 19 points to lead DePaul (21-3, 8-1), which had won eight straight and reached its best ranking ever this week.

DePaul had it going early. Keisha Hampton’s layup gave the Blue Demons a 19-16 lead midway through the first half. But UConn countered with the next 11 points – six by Moore – and held a 45-33 at halftime after shooting 70 percent from the field.

Moore ended any hopes of a DePaul come back. After another Chester hook shot to start the second half, Moore scored six points during an 11-0 run that put the game away.


No. 7 Xavier 70, at Dayton 66 (OT): Amber Harris scored 16 points, including a three-point play with 55 seconds left in overtime to lead the Musketeers (19-2, 8-0 Atlantic 10) past the Flyers (15-8, 6-3). Katie Rutan’s 3-pointer for Xavier with 20 seconds left in regulation tied the scored at 60.

At No. 13 Oklahoma 65, No. 22 Iowa State 62: The Sooners (17-5, 7-2 Big 12) scored one basket in the final 11 minutes, but got key free throws from Danielle Robinson, who scored 20 points, and Jasmine Hartman in the final 45.5 seconds to pull out the win over the Cyclones (16-6, 4-4) after blowing a 14-point halftime lead.

Pittsburgh 60, at No. 14 West Virginia 53: Taneisha Harrison scored 30 points, and the Panthers (11-11, 3-6 Big East) finished the game with a 11-0 run to snap a 31-game home winning streak by the Mountaineers (20-4, 6-4).

At No. 23 Marquette 55, St. John’s 52: Tatiyiana McMorris made a 3-pointer with 3.6 seconds left to help the Golden Eagles (19-4, 7-3 Big East) beat the Red Storm (16-7, 5-5).