Connecticut opened its homestand at Gampel Pavilion in style.

Rudy Gay had 22 points and Josh Boone dominated inside with 12 rebounds and six blocks to lead the third-ranked Huskies to a 113-49 win over Texas Southern last night.

The Huskies' point total was just three shy of the Gampel record, set in 2002 in a 116-78 win over in-state rival Sacred Heart.

The sellout crowd of 10,167 had plenty to cheer about even before the game began. During pregame, U-Conn. unveiled Coach Jim Calhoun's Hall of Fame banner. Calhoun, inducted in September, has led U-Conn. to a pair of NCAA titles (1999 and 2004). His banner was unfurled between both title pennants to a thunderous ovation.

Boone finished with 17 points and anchored an inside game that outrebounded the Tigers 56-28 and outscored the visitors 46-18 in the paint.

The Tigers (1-5) also had their hands full with Rashad Anderson on the perimeter. The U-Conn. senior had three of the Huskies' 10 three-pointers and finished with 20 points.

* IOWA 75, FAIRFIELD 59: Greg Brunner had 23 points and 11 rebounds to lead the No. 14 Hawkeyes in the opening round of the Hawkeye Challenge tournament in Iowa City.

Jeff Horner scored 12 points, Adam Haluska added 11 and the Hawkeyes shot 52 percent.

Iowa (6-1) advanced to today's title game against Valparaiso.


Sophia Young had 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 5 Baylor to an 81-74 win over previously unbeaten Washington in Waco, Texas.

Abiola Wabara added 14 points and Angela Tisdale 10 as the Lady Bears (7-0) extended their winning streak to 27 games.

Cameo Hicks led Washington (5-1) with 15 points.

* NORTH CAROLINA 71, SOUTH FLORIDA 47: Ivory Latta scored 16 points, and Rashanda McCants added 14 to lift the No. 7 Tar Heels at home.

Erlana Larkins had 11 points for North Carolina (7-0), and La'Tangela Atkinson scored nine and grabbed 10 rebounds before fouling out with 6 minutes 49 seconds remaining.

* ARIZONA STATE 103, MEMPHIS 57: Jill Noe scored 19 points and the Sun Devils advanced to the final of the Wells Fargo Holiday Classic in Tempe, Ariz.

It was the 20th time in school history that Arizona State (5-1) has scored more than 100 points.

* HOWARD 89, LAFAYETTE 85: The host Lady Bison earned their first win of the season as Meloni Benson scored 23 points in a double-overtime victory.

Benson also grabbed 10 rebounds for Howard (1-3), while Shannon Carlisle scored 18 points, Brittany James added 17 and Ebony Lacey 14.

* NAVY 67, PROVIDENCE 61: Carly Meyer scored 18 points -- making 3 of 5 three-point attempts -- and grabbed five rebounds as the Midshipmen won on the road.

Betsy Burnett added 13 points and five rebounds, and Ashley Pelzek had 11 points for Navy (4-2).

Navy made 53 percent of its shots, including 31 percent from beyond the arc.