Six league teams were in action on Tuesday night, including a top-25 matchup between No. 3/3 Connecticut and No. 20/17 Louisville. The Huskies (22-2, 10-1 BIG EAST) came out on top 56-46 in a contest televised on the CBS Sports Network.
Redshirt-junior Caroline Doty led the Huskies with 15 points, while senior Tiffany Hayes chipped in nine points and grabbed 11 rebounds. It was UConn’s lowest scoring output of the season, but was enough for the Huskies to secure their 10th straight win.
“We couldn’t buy a bucket in the first half,” coach Jeff Walz said. “We missed point blank layups to start the game and you can’t do that if you want to win in the BIG EAST.”
UConn held Louisville (17-7, 6-5 BIG EAST) to just two field goals in the final 12 minutes of the first half and held a 33-17 lead.
The Cardinals were led offensively by sophomore Shoni Schimmel who had 20 points, along with eight rebounds.
In Syracuse, N.Y., No. 2/2 Notre Dame (24-1, 11-0 BIG EAST) won its 21st straight contest with a 74-55 victory over Syracuse (15-10, 4-7 BIG EAST) in the Carrier Dome. Redshirt-senior Devereaux Peters scored a season-high 21 points and grabbed a game-high 16 rebounds. ND sophomore Kayla McBride added a season-high 19 points.
Syracuse was led by senior Iasia Hemingway’s 15 points. She was 11-of-12 from the free throw line.
In Providence, R.I., Cincinnati (12-12, 3-8 BIG EAST) edged the Friars (12-12, 4-7 BIG EAST) by the score of 60-56. The win marked the first time Cincinnati has won three-straight BIG EAST road games and tied the highest win total under the direction of third-year head coach Jamelle Elliott.
Senior Chanel Chisholm scored a game-high 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds. PC was led by sophomore Alicia Cropper with 14 points.
There are three league games scheduled for Wednesday.
USF at ST. JOHN’S 11:30 a.m.
SETON HALL at GEORGETOWN 7:00 p.m. FiOS1 DC
VILLANOVA at DE PAUL 8:00 p.m.
Material from interviews, school websites, the Associated Press wire service as well as league and team sources was used in this report.