No. 10 Rutgers 59, No. 5 Notre Dame 48
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Chelsea Newton had 14 points and eight assists and No. 10 Rutgers posted its fifth victory against a top 10 team this season and snapped the Irish's season-high 10-game winning streak. Cappie Pondexter added 13 points as the Scarlet Knights (20-5, 11-2 Big East) stayed unbeaten at home (12-0) and moved into first place with Connecticut, a half game ahead of Notre Dame (23-4, 11-3). Jacqueline Batteast and Megan Duffy had 14 points apiece to lead Notre Dame.
No. 7 Baylor 82, No. 19 Iowa St. 77
WACO, Texas -- Chelsea Whitaker scored all of her career-high 20 points after halftime and had two key steals to help seventh-ranked Baylor remain alone atop the Big 12 standings. Whitaker, a senior, hit the layup that put the Lady Bears (21-3, 11-2) ahead to stay. Iowa State (19-5, 9-4) lost for the third time in four games. Steffanie Blackmon had 22 points for Baylor, and Sophia Young had 16 points with 11 rebounds. Lyndsey Medders had 24 points for Iowa State, while Katie Robinette had 21 points and 12 rebounds.
No. 11 Connecticut 85, Syracuse 49
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Charde Houston had 20 points and four blocked shots and Ann Strother added 16 points to lead Connecticut. UConn (18-6, 11-2 Big East) handed the Orange (11-14, 3-11) their sixth consecutive loss. Rochelle Coleman led the Orange with 19 points, hitting 5-of-9 from 3-point range. Teammate Mary Jo Riley added 10.
No. 25 Boston College 71, Seton Hall 44
BOSTON -- Shamika Jackson scored 15 points off the bench while Clare Droesch and Brooke Queenan each added 14, leading No. 25 Boston College over Seton Hall. Kathrin Ress added 11 points for the Eagles (17-7, 8-5 Big East), who opened an early 17-3 lead. Ashley Bush led Seton Hall (14-10, 6-7) with 12 points. The Pirates dropped to 2-7 against ranked teams this season.