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Women’s Top 25 Capsules: Geno Auriemma gets 999th win, No. 1 UConn dominates DePaul 103-69

Connecticut guard Kia Nurse, front, is tripped by DePaul forward Mart’e Grays during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Chicago. (Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press)
Connecticut guard Kia Nurse, front, is tripped by DePaul forward Mart’e Grays during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Chicago. (Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press)
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CHICAGO – Katie Lou Samuelson scored 20 points, Crystal Dangerfield had 18 and No. 1 UConn gave coach Geno Auriemma his 999th victory with a 103-69 rout of DePaul on Friday night.

Auriemma is on the verge of joining fellow Hall of Famers Pat Summitt and Tara VanDerveer as the only Division I women’s basketball coaches to reach the 1,000-win mark.

Samuelson led six players in double figures, and UConn (8-0) set a season high for points. Dangerfield was 6 of 7 from 3-point range.

Napheesa Collier had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Azura Stevens scored 16 points, Kia Nurse added 13, and Gabby Williams scored 11 to go with 10 rebounds and seven assists.

Amarah Coleman scored 16 points for DePaul (6-3).

Oklahoma State 87, No. 7 UCLA 72

STILLWATER, Okla. – Loryn Goodwin had 27 points, six rebounds and five assists for Oklahoma State.

Kaylee Jensen had 19 points and 15 rebounds, while Braxtin Miller also scored 19 for Oklahoma State (7-2), whose students stormed the court after the game.

Jordin Canada scored 28 points and had seven rebounds and seven assists for UCLA (7-2). Kennedy Burke added 12 points and eight rebounds.

No. 15 Maryland 80, George Washington 54

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Blair Watson had three 3-pointers and 11 points in the first quarter and finished with 19 points to lead Maryland to its seventh straight victory.

Kaila Charles added 14 points and nine rebounds, giving her double figures in every game this season for the Terps (9-2), Ieshia Small had 13 points and Jones had 12.

Brianna Cummings had 14 points for George Washington (3-7).

No. 17 Missouri 70, Saint Louis 58

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Cierra Porter and Sophie Cunningham posted double-doubles and Missouri made 9 of 10 free throws in the final 63 seconds.

Porter hit 11 of 13 free throws and scored 23 points with 18 rebounds, while Cunningham chipped in 15 points and 10 boards for the Tigers (8-1). Amber Smith added 13 points for Missouri.

Jackie Kemph paced the Billikens (4-7) with 18 points and seven assists.

Florida Gulf Coast 70, No. 20 Kentucky 64

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Rosemarie Julien scored 23 points, including a clutch three-point play and two late free throws for Florida Gulf Coast.

Kentucky had tied the Eagles (9-2) at 57 when Julien converted a three-point play to give them the lead for good.

Taylor Murray led Kentucky (8-2) with 19 points.

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