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WOMEN'S TOP 25 Connecticut's win makes it 62 in a row



Published: Sun, February 16, 2003 @ 12:00 a.m.



The Huskies' victory over Syracuse adds to the win streak.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Reserve forward Barbara Turner scored 18 points as No. 1 Connecticut rolled to its 62nd straight victory with a 75-51 win over Syracuse on Wednesday -- largely without Diana Taurasi.

Taurasi, UConn's leading scorer, picked up her fourth foul with 15:55 left in the second half and did not return. But the Huskies (23-0, 10-0 Big East) didn't miss a beat, getting 32 points from the bench.

The Huskies have the longest win streak in women's collegiate history and are 26 victories shy of tying the UCLA men's team, which holds the NCAA record for consecutive wins set from 1971-74. UConn has not lost since the 2001 Final Four.

No. 5 Kansas St. 64, Nebraska 47

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Kendra Wecker had 16 points and eight rebounds and Nicole Ohlde scored 14 for Kansas State

Megan Mahoney added 13 and Amy Dutmer 12 for Kansas State (22-2, 9-1 Big 12), which won its 18th straight at home.

No. 7 Texas Tech 83, Texas A & amp;M 38

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Cisti Greenwalt had 21 points and 10 rebounds as Texas Tech coach Marsha Sharp won her 499th career game.

Sharp will go for No. 500 Saturday night at Baylor.

No. 11 Texas 72, Oklahoma St. 70

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Stacy Stephens scored 17 of her 19 points in the second half and Jamie Carey hit two key 3-pointers late to lead Texas' rally.

The Longhorns (16-5, 9-1 Big 12) came back from a 12-point second-half deficit to beat the Cowgirls for the seventh straight time.

No. 23 Rutgers 65, W. Virginia 50

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Cappie Pondexter scored 18 points as Rutgers won its sixth straight.

Mauri Horton added 14 points and Chelsea Newton 10 for the Scarlet Knights (15-6, 8-2 Big East).

No. 16 Mississippi St. 81, New Orleans 69

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- LaToya Thomas scored 30 points and Tan White had 16 points and 10 rebounds as Mississippi State snapped a two-game losing streak.




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