Women’s roundup: UConn breezes past S. Florida

UConn’s Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis drives between two South Florida defenders for 2 of her career-high 32 points.

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UConn’s Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis drives between two South Florida defenders for 2 of her career-high 32 points.

 No. 3 Connecticut can finally focus on a Big East rematch against No. 2 Notre Dame.

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored a career-high 32 points and Stefanie Dolson added 25 on Saturday as the Huskies tuned up for a highly anticipated regular-season finale against Notre Dame with an 85-51 rout of South Florida that sends coach Geno Auriemma and his players to South Bend, Ind., eager for their next challenge.


The Irish beat UConn, 73-72, on the road two months ago. A possible share of the Big East regular-season championship will be at stake on Monday night.

‘‘We didn’t get off to a good start, that’s for sure,’’ UConn coach Geno Auriemma said. ‘‘But I told the team afterward — Kaleena and Stefanie, the two of them played like All-American-type players.’’

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Mosqueda-Lewis paced the Huskies (27-2, 14-1) by making 11 of 23 shots, including six 3-pointers.

Notre Dame 92, Providence 57 — Skylar Diggins scored 28 points and the No. 2 Fighting Irish (27-1, 15-0) won their 22d straight game and clinched a share of its second straight Big East regular-season title with a rout of the host Friars.

 Symone Roberts had 22 points for Providence (7-21, 2-13), which dropped to 0-22 all time against Notre Dame, with 19 of the losses in double digits.


Baylor 80, West Virginia 49 — Brittney Griner (28 points, 10 rebounds, 10 blocks) recorded her first triple-double in more than two years and the top-ranked Lady Bears (28-1, 17-0 Big 12) blasted the host Mountaineers (17-11, 9-8).

Stanford 72, Washington St. 50 — Chiney Ogwumike had 28 points and 13 rebounds to help the No. 4 Cardinal (28-2, 17-1) clinch a share of the Pac-12 conference title with California by routing the host Cougars (10-19, 6-12).

California 78, Washington 50 — Talia Caldwell made 10 of 11 shots and finished with 22 points, and the No. 6 Golden Bears (27-2, 17-1) claimed a share of the Pac-12 regular-season title for the first time in school history by beating the Huskies in Seattle. Jazmine Davis led Washington (19-10, 11-7) with 19 points.

Harvard 67, Penn 54 — Christine Clark scored 18 points and Temi Fagbenle added 14 off the bench as the host Crimson (17-8, 8-3) held off the Quakers (15-10, 8-3) to win their fourth straight and move into a tie for second in the Ivy League.

Princeton 68, Dartmouth 60 — Lakin Roland had 20 points and 12 rebounds but it wasn’t enough to get the host Big Green (6-19, 4-7) past the Ivy League-leading Tigers (19-6, 10-1).

Yale 71, Cornell 64 — Megan Vasquez finished with 18 points, boosting the host Bulldogs (12-14, 7-5 Ivy) past the Big Red (11-14, 3-8).

Xavier 67, UMass 54 — Rashida Timbilla had 10 points and 13 rebounds, but the Musketeers (13-15, 7-7 Atlantic 10) pulled away in the second half to beat the host Minutewomen (3-26, 1-13), who finished with their worst record since the winless team in 1990-91.

Holy Cross 53, Colgate 51 — Amy Lepley hit a layup at the buzzer and the Crusaders (16-13, 8-6 Patriot) closed the regular season with a win over the host Raiders (9-20, 3-11).

UNH 86, Maine 63 — Kelsey Hogan recorded her first career double-double, contributing 15 points and 11 rebounds, as the visiting Wildcats (11-17, 6-10 America East) cruised past the Black Bears (4-24, 3-12).

Hartford 59, Vermont 33 — Daphne Elliott and Nikkia Smith combined for 31 points and the host Hawks (19-10, 10-6) pulled away to rout the Catamounts (9-20, 6-10).

Quinnipiac 66, Long Island 45 — Brittany McQuain scored 13 points and 10 players scored as the visiting Bobcats (26-2, 17-0) routed the Blackbirds (6-22, 3-14) and tied the Northeast Conference record for overall wins in a season.

Bryant 79, St. Francis (Pa.) 54 — Kate Whittington scored 24 points and the Bulldogs (11-17, 7-10 Northeast) routed the visiting Red Flash (15-13, 10-7).

Central Conn. 69, Robert Morris 60 — Jessica Babe had 21 points and 12 rebounds and the host Blue Devils (15-13, 9-8 Northeast) edged the Colonials (7-21, 6-11).

Sacred Heart 57, St. Francis (N.Y.) 53 — Gabrielle Washington scored 20 points and the visiting Pioneers (21-8, 13-4 Northeast) held off the Terriers (11-17, 8-9).

NCAA Division 3 second round — Amanda Zaboske finished with 16 points and nine rebounds, but Smith’s first trip to the Division 3 NCAA Tournament ended with a 73-50 loss to Ithaca in Gorham, Maine. Paulina Solis added 10 points for the Pioneers (23-5), who shot just 29.5 percent from the field . . . Bridget Crowley and Megan Robertson combined for 29 points and 22 rebounds to lead sixth-ranked Amherst (28-1) to a 71-34 rout of the University of New England in Amherst and a berth in the Sweet 16 against NESCAC foe Tufts . . . Hannah Foley scored 18 points and No. 11 Tufts (25-2) shut down No. 16 Babson (26-2) in a 53-35 romp Medford . . . Claire Baecher scored 22 points and No. 15 Williams (24-5) pulled away in the second half for a 68-60 win over host Rochester to advance to the Sweet 16.

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