Katie Davis scored 21 points and Trish Juhline added 14 as No. 20 Villanova beat Georgetown, 51-37, last night in Villanova, Pa.
Davis hit a three-pointer to open the second half and give Villanova (19-4, 9-3 Big East) the lead for good. The Wildcats went on an 11-2 run in the final five minutes to clinch their fifth straight victory.
Nok Duany had 10 points for Georgetown (14-9, 5-7).
Villanova overcame a sluggish start, going 8 for 30 in the first half and 3 for 19 from three-point range, but got 11 points from Davis before the break.
"I guess I'm supposed to be happy we won," Villanova Coach Harry Perretta said. "I don't know what to do about the shots. Just hope they go in? We made eight shots in the first half and then lit them up with 10 in the second."
The Hoyas also came out cold, missing their first eight shots, but took a 15-14 lead on Duany's shot from the lane with 7 minutes 8 seconds left in the half. The Hoyas took a 23-21 advantage into the locker room on Carmen Bruce's layup with nine seconds left.
"We had good looks," Georgetown Coach Pat Knapp said. "But we made key turnovers. That ended up being our downfall."
* TEXAS TECH 59, OKLAHOMA 48: Marsha Sharp won her 500th game, becoming just the 22nd NCAA Division I women's coach to reach that mark, as the eighth-ranked Lady Raiders beat Oklahoma in Lubbock, Tex.
Plenette Pierson scored 23 points as Texas Tech (21-3, 10-2 Big 12) overcame a nine-point first-half deficit.
"It has not been as big a factor for me as just winning games this year," said Sharp, who along with her players wore a pin that read simply "Tech pride, Marsha Sharp, 500 Wins."
"At the same time, I don't want this to pass by without thinking about a lot of people who have been involved in this. I've told several people this week that this program is bigger than one person."
Sharp has a career record of 500-156 (.762 winning percentage) in 21 seasons with the Lady Raiders. Her 500th win came in the same building in which Texas Tech's Bob Knight won his 800th game this month, becoming just the fourth NCAA Division I men's coach to reach that plateau.
The Lady Raiders, who haven't lost consecutive games this season, were denied the milestone for Sharp when they lost, 86-72, in overtime at Baylor on Saturday night. Oklahoma (15-10, 6-6), last year's NCAA tournament runner-up, has lost all six of its games against top 10 teams this season.
* CONNECTICUT 81, MIAMI 60: In Coral Gables, Fla., Diana Taurasi scored 19 points as the No. 1 Huskies extended their women's NCAA-record winning streak to 64 games.
U-Conn. (25-0, 12-0 Big East) used a 30-4 run that extended into the second half to erase an early eight-point deficit. The deficit matched the largest the Huskies have faced at any point during the winning streak.
Only Tennessee earlier this season managed to put Connecticut in an eight-point hole during the winning streak. U-Conn. trailed that game, 54-46, in the second half before winning, 63-62, in overtime Jan. 4.
* KANSAS STATE 66, MISSOURI 56: In Columbia, Mo., Megan Mahoney scored 21 points and Kendra Wecker added 18 as the No. 5 Wildcats survived the Tigers' late rally. Kansas State (24-2, 11-1 Big 12) won its sixth straight and has won 19 of its last 20.
* TEXAS 75, COLORADO 55: Heather Schreiber had 17 points and 13 rebounds as the No. 10 Lady Longhorns (18-5, 11-1 Big 12) improved to 13-0 at home. Jamie Carey scored 15 points, and Stacy Stephens added 14 and 10 rebounds for Texas. Colorado is 18-5, 8-4.
* WISCONSIN-GREEN BAY 85, YOUNGSTOWN STATE 64: In Youngstown, Ohio, reserve Abby Scharlow sparked an early 8-0 run and finished with 15 points to lead the No. 21 Phoenix (21-3, 12-1 Horizon).
* RUTGERS 69, ST. JOHN'S 38: In New York, Cappie Pondexter had 21 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists as the No. 22 Scarlet Knights (17-5, 10-2 Big East) extended their winning streak to eight games.
* BOSTON COLLEGE 68, SETON HALL 58: In South Orange, N.J., Jessalyn Deveny scored 19 points, and Becky Gottstein added 14 to lead the No. 24 Eagles (17-6, 9-3 Big East).