Home teams went 5-2 on Saturday as 14 league teams were in action.
No. 2/2 Connecticut (21-2, 9-1 BIG EAST) beat No. 13/14 Rutgers (17-6, 6-4 BIG EAST) by the score of 66-34 at Gampel Pavilion.
Sophomore Stefanie Dolson, led the Huskies with 16 points shooting 7-of-11 from the field. She played just 20 minutes. Senior Tiffany Hayes added 14 points, seven assists and three steals in 34 minutes.
The Huskies held a 38-26 edge on the glass and totaled 19 assists on 24 field goals. UConn led 37-19 at haltime and won its 98th straight game at home.
UConn held Rutgers to a season-low 34 points and leads the nation in defense, allowing just 45.1 points per game.
Junior Monique Oliver scored a team-high 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Scarlet Knights. She was the only RU player in double figures. The Scarlet Knights shot just 29.5-percent from the field and were 0-of-7 from 3-point range. Redshirt-senior Khadijah Rushdan did not play due to injury.
In the Queen City, No. 17/15 Georgetown (18-5, 7-3 BIG EAST) won at Cincinnati (11-12, 2-8 BIG EAST) by the score of 65-54. GU senior Tia Magee scored her 1,000th-career point in the win.
Looking at just a four-point lead with six minutes remaining in the game, the Hoyas had to battle for every point against a scrappy Bearcat squad. A 9-0 run starting at the four-minute mark gave Georgetown some breathing room including four points from Magee and five from junior Sugar Rodgers. Rodgers led all scorers with 19 points, while Magee added 18.
Cincinnati senior Bjonee Reaves led the team with a career-high tying five 3-pointers. Reaves and sophomore Dayeesha Hollins each had 17 points.
St. John’s (15-8, 7-3 BIG EAST) won at Seton Hall (7-17, 0-10 BIG EAST) 55-25. St. John’s set a program record for fewest points allowed, holding Seton Hall to just 25 points. The Pirates shot 18-percent from the field (9-of-50) and were 0-of-11 from 3-point range.
St. John’s has held an opponent to less than 30 points on six other occasions. The last time was on Nov. 19, 1979 as STJ defeated Dominican 93-28. Junior Shenneika Smith led the St. John’s offense with 15 points, along with seven rebounds and six assists.
Seton Hall senior Jasmine Crew led the offense with 14 points.
In Morgantown, West Virginia (17-6, 7-3 BIG EAST) upset No. 14/12 Louisville (17-6, 6-4 BIG EAST) 66-50. It marks the first time WVU has upset a ranked team at the Coliseum since Jan. 29, 2008, when they defeated then-No. 4 Rutgers 63-54.
Junior Asya Bussie had game highs of 18 points and 11 rebounds. The center shot 8-of-14 from the field and played 34 minutes. Redshirt-junior Ayana Dunning added 11 points, while redshirt-sophomore Christal Caldwell had 12 points and eight rebounds.
Sophomore Shoni Schimmel scored a team-high 16 points, including four 3-pointers and played all 40 minutes.
In Villanova, Pa., the Wildcats (15-8, 5-5 BIG EAST) held off Providence (12-11, 4-6 BIG EAST) 59-53 in the BIG EAST television Game of the Week. Redshirt-freshman Lauren Burford led the Wildcats with 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field and 5-of-7 from 3-point range. Sophomore Devon Kane added 13 points, while junior Rachel Roberts chipped in with 10 points.
Villanova was 19-of-52 from the field (36.5-percent), 9-of-19 from 3-point range (47.4-percent) and 12-of-19 from the foul line.
Providence senior Teya Wright led the team with 21 points and seven rebounds. PC was held scoreless for over seven minutes late in the second half which proved to be the difference.
In Milwaukee, Wis., Marquette (13-10, 4-6 BIG EAST) topped Pittsburgh (8-15, 0-10 BIG EAST) 72-48. MU sophomore Katherine Plouffe had 19 points and a game-high 15 rebounds. She shot 9-of-17 from the field and added six assists. Freshman Arlesia Morse also tallied double figures with a game-high 24 points. She shot 7-of-11 from the field, including five 3-pointers.
Pitt redshirt-sophomore Ashlee Anderson had a team-high 13 points.
In Syracuse, N.Y., the Orange (15-9, 4-6 BIG EAST) beat USF (12-12, 4-6 BIG EAST) 76-61. SU senior Iasia Hemingway had 24 points. The junior tandem of Kayla Alexander and Elashier Hall also scored in double figures, registering 17 and 14 points, respectively.
Senior Andrell Smith led three USF players in double figures with 18 points, tying her career high set on Nov. 13 against Minnesota. The junior also finished one shy of her top single-game rebounding mark with eight.
There is one league game on Sunday as No. 2/2 Notre Dame host No. RV/23 DePaul at 1 p.m. ET on ESPNU.
Material from interviews, school websites, the Associated Press wire service as well as league and team sources was used in this report.