Tina Charles had 21 points and 13 rebounds and No. 3 Connecticut remained unbeaten in the Big East with a 92-49 rout of Villanova yesterday in Hartford, Conn.
The freshman center had 16 points and 10 rebounds by halftime for Connecticut (26-2, 15-0), which outrebounded the Wildcats, 53-24.
Villanova (7-21, 1-14) was led by Lisa Karcic and Stacie Witman, who each had 17 points. The Wildcats will end the season with fewer wins than in any of Coach Harry Perretta's 29 seasons at the school.
· OKLAHOMA ST. 63, NEBRASKA 60:Andrea Riley scored 17 points and Rashidat Sadiq added 16 to pace the Cowgirls to an upset of the 25th-ranked Cornhuskers in Stillwater, Okla.
Danielle Green had 13 points and Dominique Chism added 14 rebounds for Oklahoma State. Kiera Hardy and Kelsey Griffin scored 18 points apiece for Nebraska.
· ARIZONA STATE 59, ARIZONA 54:Emily Westerberg scored 14 of her 16 points in the second half to help the 10th-ranked Sun Devils hold on in Tucson.
The win gave Arizona State (26-3, 16-2) a single-season school record for victories. Joy Hollingsworth scored 24 points for the Wildcats (10-20, 4-14).
· MIDDLE TENN. 76, FLORIDA ATLANTIC 63:Chrissy Givens scored 31 points and Krystle Horton added 27 along with 10 rebounds for the host No. 17 Blue Raiders.
Middle Tennessee (26-3, 18-0 Sun Belt) tied the school record for wins in a season and set a conference mark with 18 victories. Florida Atlantic dropped to 6-24, 2-16.
· OHIO 70, BOWLING GREEN 67:Rachel Frederick hit four free throws in the final 2 1/2 minutes to lead the visiting Bobcats (16-11, 9-6 Mid-American Conference) to an upset of the No. 18 Falcons.
Bowling Green (25-3, 14-1 MAC) had the nation's longest home winning streak at 29 games. The loss also ends the Falcons' 18-game winning streak overall and string of 39 straight against MAC teams.
· MARQUETTE 75, S. FLORIDA 63:In Milwaukee, Christina Quaye scored 26 points and Krystal Ellis added 21 to lead the No. 19 Golden Eagles (23-5, 11-4 Big East).
Marquette set a school record with 23 victories. Shantia Grace scored 23 points for South Florida (18-10, 8-7).
· RUTGERS 76, NOTRE DAME 60:In South Bend, Ind., Matee Ajavon scored 26 points -- 15 in a row for her team in the second half -- to propel the No. 21 Lady Knights.
Essence Carson's 17 points helped Rutgers (19-7, 12-3 Big East) win its fifth in a row to earn a bye in the Big East tournament. The Irish fell to 19-9, 10-5.
· LOUISVILLE 68, SYRACUSE 56:Angel McCoughtry scored 20 points and Brandi Radde added 15 to lead the No. 23 Cardinals (24-5, 10-5 Big East) on the road.
Nicole Michael led the Orange (9-19, 3-12) with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Her 470 points are a school freshman record.
· WIS.-GREEN BAY 84, BUTLER 70:Nicole Soulis scored 19 points to help the host 24th-ranked Phoenix extend its school-record winning streak to 20 games.
The victory clinched the ninth straight regular season Horizon League championship for Wisconsin-Green Bay (23-3, 14-0). Lade Akande led the Bulldogs (12-14, 9-5) with 17 points and six rebounds.
· GEORGETOWN 73, PROVIDENCE 66:Kate Carlin scored a game-high 18 points to lead four Hoyas in double figures in a road victory that boosted Georgetown's record to 13-15 overall and 3-12 in the Big East.
· AMERICAN 60, LAFAYETTE 46:Liz Hayes scored 10 points and Abby Lipskis added eight points and eight assists for the Eagles at home. American (11-18, 6-8 Patriot League) forced the Leopards (7-22, 5-9) into 23 turnovers.
· NAVY 54, COLGATE 52:In Hamilton, N.Y., the Midshipmen held on despite nearly blowing a 20-point lead in the second half. Carly Meyer had 15 of her 17 points in the second half for Navy (12-16, 6-8 Patriot).
· COPPIN STATE 78, HOWARD 57:In Baltimore, Shalamar Oakley scored 17 points for the Eagles (20-6, 15-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), who have won 14 in a row overall and 45 straight against MEAC opponents. Shannon Carlisle had 19 points for the Bison (5-20, 5-10).