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COLLEGE ROUNDUP Women's Top 25



Published: Tue, February 11, 2003 @ 12:00 a.m.



No. 1 Connecticut 83,No. 23 Boston College 75

BOSTON -- Diana Taurasi scored 22 points to help Connecticut to its 61st consecutive win.

Barbara Turner had 18 points and nine rebounds for UConn (22-0, 9-0 Big East) before fouling out in the final minute. She scored seven points in the final 10:06 as the Huskies, who led by as many as 16 in the first half, were too much for the Eagles.

Becky Gottstein's 19 points and eight rebounds and Clare Droesch's 17 points and eight rebounds led BC (15-6, 7-3). Jessalyn Deveny had 12 points, 10 assists and five rebounds for the Eagles.

UConn's streak is now the second-best in NCAA basketball history. The UCLA men's team won 88 in a row in the Bill Walton era from 1971-74; Bill Russell's San Francisco team won 60 in a row from 1955-57.

It was 39-27 at the break and 54-46 midway through the second half when Taurasi picked up consecutive charging fouls, forcing her to the bench with four.

UConn led 61-52 with 8:15 remaining before BC scored nine consecutive points to tie it with 5:10 remaining.

But Taurasi converted a three-point play -- her first points since she picked up her fourth foul -- and Ashley Battle scored on a steal and breakaway to restore UConn's cushion.

No. 5 Kansas State 65, Baylor 53

WACO, Texas -- Kendra Wecker had 23 points and 13 rebounds and Nicole Ohlde added 18 points for Kansas State.

Baylor (15-6, 4-5 Big 12) went up 43-42 when Jessika Stratton converted a one-and-one. But Ohlde hit a layup and Wecker scored eight points during a 12-6 run that put the Wildcats (21-2, 8-1) up 55-48 with 2:48 left.

Stratton led Baylor with 11 points.

No. 6 Stanford 71, Oregon State 46

STANFORD, Calif. -- Nicole Powell had 24 points, 10 rebounds and four assists as Stanford won its 23rd straight home game.

Kelley Suminski added 20 points and five assists for the Cardinal (19-2, 11-1 Pac-10), who improved to 12-0 in Maples Pavilion this season and have won 32 of 33 conference games.

Leilani Estavan was the lone Oregon State player in double figures with 12 points. The Beavers (12-10, 6-7) missed too many easy shots and didn't take care of the ball as they dropped to 0-17 at Stanford.

No. 11 Texas 89, Kansas 47

AUSTIN -- Heather Schreiber scored 14 points as Texas won its 17th straight home game.

The Longhorns (15-5, 8-1 Big 12) haven't lost at home since Jan. 30, 2002, when Kansas State beat them in overtime.

Aquanita Burras led Kansas (9-12, 2-8) with 14 points.

Arizona State 62, No. 20 Washington 56

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Carrie Buckner scored 10 of her 12 points in the second half to help Arizona State rally.

The Huskies (17-5, 9-4 Pac-10) missed three shots in the final 30 seconds after cutting the lead to 57-56 with 1:12 remaining. Giuliana Mendiola paced the Huskies with 20 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.

Arizona State (14-8, 6-7) made five free throws in the final 20 seconds to seal its third win over a ranked team this season.

No. 21 Wisconsin-Green Bay 76,Detroit 52

DETROIT -- Kristy Loiselle scored 20 points for Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Elizabeth Dudley added 14 points for the Phoenix (19-3, 10-1 Horizon League). Caitie Goddard made all three of her 3-point attempts and led the Titans (7-14, 5-5) with 17 points.

No. 22 Villanova 71, Syracuse 44

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Katie Davis scored 23 points and Kelly Nash added 17 for Villanova.

Villanova (17-4, 7-3 Big East) made 16 3-pointers, two short of its league record set in 2001. Davis had seven 3-pointers and Nash added five.

Shannon Perry and Julie McBride led Syracuse (8-13, 3-7) with 12 points each.

-- Associated Press




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