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Roundup: UConn hands Duke first loss

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis’s smooth shooting helped No. 3 UConn improve to 17-1.


Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis’s smooth shooting helped No. 3 UConn improve to 17-1.

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis had 21 points as the Connecticut women’s basketball team ran away from Duke, the country's last unbeaten team, with a 79-49 victory in Storrs, Conn.

Earlier Monday, the No. 3 Huskies and No. 4 Blue Devils learned that they had not moved in the Associated Press Top 25.

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Mosqueda-Lewis hit 4 of 8 3-pointers for the Huskies (17-1), who have won six straight against Duke. Kelly Faris added 18 points and 12 rebounds.

Alexis Jones led the Blue Devils (16-1) with 14 points while Haley Peters and Elizabeth Williams each added 11.

Connecticut used a 20-2 spurt in the second half to blow open a close game.

In the rankings, Baylor remained No. 1 for a third straight week after two dominating victories, while Notre Dame held pat at No. 2. Kentucky rounded out the top five.

Penn State 59, Michigan 49 — In Ann Arbor, Mich., Maggie Lucas scored 19 points and the No. 8 Lady Lions (15-2, 5-0) took over sole possession of first place in the Big Ten with a victory over the Wolverines (15-3, 4-1).

The loss snapped Michigan’s school-record 10-game winning streak.


Syracuse 57, Cincinnati 55 — C.J. Fair tipped in the go-ahead basket with 19.4 seconds left and the No. 3 Orange rallied past the No. 21 Bearcats at home.

 Syracuse was coming off a win over Louisville that knocked the Cardinals out of the No. 1 spot in the Associated Press rankings, earning the Orange a share of the No. 3 ranking with Kansas.

They were not about to let Cincinnati spoil their momentum.

Trailing by 7 with just over five minutes left, Syracuse tied it at 55 on Michael Carter-Williams’s 3-pointer from the top of the key with 80 seconds left.

Fair’s tip came after Jerami Grant drove the lane and missed. Cincinnati’s Cashmere Wright missed a three from straight on with 2.9 seconds left and the Orange (18-1, 6-0 Big East) had their 35th straight win at home, the longest active streak in Division 1.

Cincinnati fell to 16-4, 4-3.

The rest of the rankings saw Duke on top for the fifth time this season after falling to No. 3 last week.

Duke received 39 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel.

Michigan, which jumped from fifth to second, had 11 No. 1 votes.

Louisville dropped to fifth and was followed by Arizona, Indiana, Florida, Butler, and Gonzaga.

Georgetown 63, Notre Dame 47 — Otto Porter scored 19 points to lead the Hoyas to a victory over the No. 24 Fighting Irish, the hosts’ third loss in four games.

It was a dismal night for Notre Dame (15-4, 3-3 Big East), which recorded season lows in points scored, field goal percentage (35 percent), and assists (11).

The Irish went long stretches without scoring, while Georgetown (13-4, 3-3) shot 53 percent.

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