Georgetown senior shooting guard Sugar Rodgers posted the first triple-double in program history as the Hoyas won at Providence, 79-64 on Saturday.
Rodgers had 33 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists along with six steals as she went 13 for 24 from the field.
“Sugar was absolutely fabulous today with the triple-double,” Georgetown Coach Keith Brown said. “I don’t think people always realize what a versatile player she is, and today proves once again that her name deserves to be mentioned as one of the best in the country.”
Rodgers had 20 points, six rebounds, four assists and four of her six steals in the first half. Still, the Hoyas (10-4, 1-0 Big East) and Friars (5-9, 0-1) were tied at 36 at halftime.
Georgetown went on a 10-4 to start the second half, with junior guard Samisha Powell scoring six of the Hoyas’ points. After a basket by Providence, Georgetown went on a 9-0 run to push the lead to 55-42.
●NOTRE DAME 73, CONNECTICUT 72: Kayla McBride scored 21 points and Skylar Diggins added 19 to help the No. 5 Fighting Irish upset the top-ranked Huskies.
With six seconds left, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis missed a three-pointer from the corner and Notre Dame (12-1, 1-0 Big East) grabbed the ensuing rebound before running out the clock as Diggins threw the ball into the air at the final buzzer.
The Irish have had the Huskies’ number the past few years, winning five of the past six meetings, including two in the Final Four the past two seasons.
Mosqueda-Lewis and Stefanie Dolson each scored 17 points to lead Connecticut (12-1, 0-1).
The rivalry, which Connecticut leads 29-9, has grown into one of the biggest in women’s college basketball.