Svetlana Abrosimova scored 25 points and had four steals, and top-ranked Connecticut routed No. 3 Louisiana Tech, 90-63, yesterday in Storrs, Conn.
U-Conn. (10-0) took an 18-4 lead after six minutes, and Tech never recovered.
"I wasn't focused on scoring. I just wanted to run our offense and to be careful because [Tech] is really quick," Abrosimova said. "A lot of times I was wide open."
The Lady Techsters (10-2) were hobbled early by poor shooting, hitting just 13 of 42 shots in the first half. Shaka Massey hit the opening bucket at 19 minutes 28 seconds to give the Lady Techsters their only lead of the game. Abrosimova countered with a three-pointer on U-Conn.'s next possession, kicking off a 16-0 run.
The loss kept Tech Coach Leon Barmore at 499 career victories.
IOWA STATE 62, TEXAS TECH 37: In Ames, Iowa, Angie Welle has 18 points and 13 rebounds for No. 14 Iowa State (9-2), which held No. 6 Texas Tech to its second-lowest point total in program history. Texas Tech's 23.8 percent shooting doomed the Lady Raiders (10-1) to their worst loss since Tennessee beat them 81-44 Nov. 27, 1995.
ILLINOIS 82, GEORGIA 65: In Champaign, Ill., Susan Blauser had 24 points and 12 rebounds and Allison Curtin had 19 points for the No. 17 Illini (11-4), who led by 18 points at halftime and never let the No. 5 Bulldogs closer than 14 in the second half. Kelly Miller scored 19 points for Georgia (14-2).
RUTGERS 66, MASSACHUSETTS 52: Shawnetta Stewart notched her 1,000th career point in scoring 15 points for the No. 12 Knights (8-2), who recorded their fifth straight win in a six-game homestand. Amber Sneed scored 15 for Massachusetts (4-8).
SAN FRANCISCO 66, OREGON 60: Sarah Wanless made 7 of 11 shots and all 11 of her free throws and scored 26 points for host San Francisco (6-5). Brianne Meharry scored 19 to lead No. 22 Oregon (9-3).
NOTRE DAME 75, MARQUETTE 60: Niele Ivey had 19 points and 12 assists and Ruth Riley 18 points and nine rebounds for host Notre Dame. The victory was the fifth straight for the No. 10 Irish (9-2). Heidi Bowman scored 15 for Marquette (9-3).
KANSAS 81, ARIZONA ST. 65: In Lawrence, Kan., Lynn Pride had 28 points and eight rebounds for No. 20 Kansas (9-3), which used a 19-6 run to take a 39-24 halftime lead. Natalie Tucker scored 17 to lead the Sun Devils (7-3).
PENN STATE 114, NORTHWESTERN 49: In State College, Pa., Maren Walseth scored 26 points for No. 8 Penn State (10-2, 2-0 Big Ten), which set a school record with 65 points in the first half and topped 100 points for the 25th time in school history. Tami Sears scored 13 for Northwestern (3-8, 0-1).