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UConn bounces back big from Baylor loss

– Kelly Faris and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis each scored 18 points to help No. 3 Connecticut bounce back from its loss to top-ranked Baylor with a 90-30 rout of Seton Hall on Saturday.

The pair also both reached the 1,000-point plateau for their careers.

The Huskies (25-2, 12-1 Big East) led by 29 points at halftime and then held the Pirates without a basket for the first 6 1/2 minutes of the second half. The Huskies win assures them of a double-bye in the Big East tournament.

No. 1 BAYLOR 67, TEXAS 47: In Waco, Texas, Brittney Griner scored 30 points and the Bears celebrated a Big 12 title already in hand with former players in the stands.

Baylor (26-1, 15-0 Big 12) extended a pair of record streaks to 54 straight home wins and 37 in a row in conference.

Chassidy Fussell led Texas (10-16, 3-12) with 16 points but was just 7 of 20 from the field.

SOUTH FLORIDA 68, No. 21 SYRACUSE 66: In Tampa, Fla., Andrea Smith scored 18 points, Andrell Smith had 16 and Akila McDonald’s only basket provided the winning margin as the Bulls pulled off the upset.

The Orange (22-4, 10-3) had a six-game winning streak snapped. It was the second consecutive win over a ranked team by the Bulls (19-7, 8-5 Big East), who beat No. 12 Louisville on Wednesday.

No. 23 OKLAHOMA STATE 83, OKLAHOMA 62: In Stillwater, Okla., Toni Young recorded her fourth straight double-double in Oklahoma State’s victory.

Young had 17 points, her 34th straight game scoring in double figures, and 12 rebounds. Kendra Suttles led the Cowgirls (19-7, 8-7 Big 12) with 19 points, Liz Donohoe had 18 and Tiffany Bias scored 17. Oklahoma (19-8, 9-6) shot just 36 percent from the floor.

No. 25 GREEN BAY 80, VALPARAISO 38: In Green Bay, Wis., Megan Luken scored 22 points in the 17th straight victory for the Phoenix (22-2, 12-0 Horizon), which last lost Dec. 5 at Central Michigan. Valparaiso (9-16, 4-8) made just three field goals in the first half, shooting 10 percent. They finished at 21 percent from the field.

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