College Sports

Connecticut women whip Stanford

Despite trailing at halftime, the top-ranked Connecticut women turned their showdown with No. 2 Stanford into another rout. Maya Moore scored 23 points, and Tina Charles added 20 to help Connecticut win its 49th straight game, an 80-68 victory Wednesday night in front of a sellout crowd of 16,294.

"We're 10-0 and beat a really good team," UConn Coach Geno Auriemma said. "But we get no trophies, no rings, no nothing. Hopefully, we get a chance to play them again in the Final Four."

The Huskies (10-0) won their first nine games this season by at least 25 points and an average of 46.

The Cardinal (9-1) proved to be no match as UConn extended the third-longest winning streak in women's basketball history. UConn won 70 straight from 2001-03, and Louisiana Tech had a 54-game streak from 1980-82.

UConn trailed 44-42 early in the second half before going on a 30-6 run over the next 11 minutes.

"They are definitely head and shoulders above us and play at a different pace," Stanford Coach Tara VanDerveer said. "We can learn a lot from this game. We'll benefit from it."

Men's highlights

No. 16 Tennessee 99, North Carolina A&T 78: Tyler Smith and Kenny Hall both had 16 points, and Tennessee (9-2) scored the first 22 points of the game in a rout at Knoxville. Scotty Hopson (University Heights) added 10 points and five rebounds for the Vols. Thomas Coleman (Jeffersontown) had 16 points, four rebounds and four blocked shots for the Aggies.

No. 6 West Virginia 76, No. 15 Mississippi 66: Wellington Smith scored 17 of his career-high 19 points in the second half, and West Virginia (9-0) used a huge rebounding edge (52-33) to beat Mississippi at Morgantown.

No. 8 Villanova 97, Delaware 63: Scottie Reynolds scored 22 points, Reggie Redding had 16, and host Villanova cruised in its final non-conference game.

Georgia 77, Florida Atlantic 60: Trey Thompkins scored a career-high 35 points and had 15 rebounds, leading Georgia to a win in Athens.

Alabama 90, Mercer 71: Sophomore forward JaMychal Green scored a career-high 27 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to lead Alabama at home. The Crimson Tide (8-4) opened the game with a 22-2 run.

Morehead St 69, Cal State-Fullerton 62: Kenneth Faried scored 19 points — seven in the final four minutes — and pulled down 13 rebounds to lead Morehead State to a victory in the Basketball Travelers Invitational at Logan, Utah. Demonte Harper had 18 points, and Maze Stallworth (John Hardin) added 13 for the Eagles (5-6).

Northern Kentucky 91, Cincinnati-Clermont 89 (OT): David Palmer scored a career-high 39 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the Norse's overtime victory at home.

Tuesday's late game

Western Kentucky 83, Murray State 72: A.J. Slaughter (Shelby County) had 20 points and a career-high nine assists to lead Western Kentucky at Bowling Green. Steffphon Pettigrew (Elizabethtown) added 18 points and nine rebounds.