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One down, five to go for top-seeded UConn

STORRS, Conn. — Connecticut looked unbeatable again, roaring back from its first loss in two years with a rout of Boston University.

Also back in peak form was Diana Taurasi, who led the top-seeded Huskies (32-1) with 21 points and seven assists. The junior All-American shook off the chronic ankle and back pain that has hampered her the last few weeks.

Adrienne Norris led the Terriers (16-15) with 16 points. Katie Terhune finished with 11 before fouling out in the closing minutes.

UConn owns the longest winning streak in Division I women's basketball with 70 consecutive victories.

TCU 50, MICHIGAN STATE 47: At Storrs, Conn., Grace Gantt scored seven of her 15 points in the final eight minutes as Texas Christian held off Michigan State.

The Spartans (17-12) rallied from a 16-point deficit in the second half but could not complete the comeback. Syretta Bromfield led the Spartans with 18 points and 15 rebounds.


S. CAROLINA 68, CHATTANOOGA 54: At State College, Pa., Christina Ciocan scored eight of her 18 points during a 13-0 second-half run to rally South Carolina.

Ciocan played just seven minutes in the first half after picking up her third foul just 7 1/2 minutes into the game. She started again in the second half, but went back to the bench after picking up her fourth could with 17 1/2 minutes left.

PENN STATE 64, HOLY CROSS 33: At State College, Pa., Kelly Mazzante scored 27 points to lead Penn State.

Mazzante had 19 points on 8-of-14 shooting in the first half, and outscored Holy Cross herself as the fourth-seeded Lady Lions (25-8) led 38-16 at the break.

No. 13 seed Holy Cross (24-8) never got closer than 22 points in the second half, and its 33 points were the least by a Holy Cross team since a 55-32 loss to Lafayette in 1992.


DUKE 66, GEORGIA STATE 48: At Raleigh, N.C., Alana Beard scored 19 points and Duke set a school record for wins but struggled to beat Georgia State.

Top-seeded Duke (32-1) didn't get its first double-digit lead of the second half until more than midway through the period against the 16th-seeded Lady Panthers (20-11), the champions of the Atlantic Sun Conference who had won 10 straight entering the game.

Duke, which won 31 games last year in advancing to the Final Four, moved on to play Utah in the second round Tuesday.


TEXAS 90, HAMPTON 46: At Cincinnati, Heather Schreiber scored 17 points to help second-seeded Texas win its 14th straight.

Annissa Hastings added 16 points, and Tai Dillard had 12 — all in the first half — for the Longhorns (26-5), who next play Arkansas.

LaShondra Dixon had 15 points for Hampton (23-9), the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champion and No. 15 seed.

ARKANSAS 71, CINCINNATI 57: At Cincinnati, Shameka Christon scored 13 points in the second half to help Arkansas rally.

The seventh-seeded Lady Razorbacks (22-10) will play No. 2 seed Texas in the second round Tuesday.

Christon sat out all but three minutes of the first half after picking up three quick fouls, and 10th-seeded Cincinnati (23-8) led 32-28 at the break.