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Women’s Top 25 Capsules: No. 1 UConn beats Tulane 91-47 for 50th straight road win

Connecticut guard Kia Nurse (11) reaches for the ball held by Tulane guard Kolby Morgan (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (Scott Threlkeld / Associated Press)
Connecticut guard Kia Nurse (11) reaches for the ball held by Tulane guard Kolby Morgan (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (Scott Threlkeld / Associated Press)
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NEW ORLEANS – Azura Stevens scored 23 points, Napheesa Collier had 22 and No. 1 UConn won its 50th straight road game, 91-47 over Tulane on Wednesday night.

Katie Lou Samuelson had 15 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for UConn (27-0, 14-0 American). The Huskies led by 32 in the first half and built a lead as large as 48 in the final period.

Stevens reached 1,300 career points with her sixth point of the game. She hit nine of 12 field goals and all five of her foul shots. Her only misses were from 3-point range.

Kolby Morgan scored 15 points for Tulane (12-15, 4-10).

No. 14 Ohio State 88, Northwestern 54

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Kelsey Mitchell scored 22 points and Ohio State beat Northwestern, moving the Buckeyes closer to at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season championship.

If the Buckeyes (23-6, 12-3) beat Rutgers at home Sunday they will finish in no worse than a tie for the title. They are a half-game ahead of Maryland (11-3) and 1 1/2 in front of Nebraska (10-4).

Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah had 23 points and 14 rebounds for the Wildcats (10-19, 3-12).

No. 18 South Florida 81, Houston 65

TAMPA, Fla. – Kitija Laksa scored 32 points and South Florida beat Houston to seal the No. 2 seed in the American Athletic Conference Tournament.

Maria Jespersen had 19 points and 11 rebounds for South Florida (23-5, 12-2). Angela Harris scored 21 points for Houston (20-8, 9-5).

No. 23 Belmont 66, Jacksonville State 35

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. – Kylee Smith had 17 points and eight rebounds, Sally McCabe added 16 points and nine rebounds to help Belmont win its 18th straight

Darby Maggard added 12 points for Belmont (27-3, 17-0) in its 42nd consecutive Ohio Valley Conference victory. Tasha Magruder had six points for Jacksonville State (17-11, 11-6).

Kansas 66, No. 25 Oklahoma State 59

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kylee Kopatich scored 19 points, hitting five 3-pointers, and Christalah Lyons added 15 points in Kansas’ upset victory.

Austin Richardson added 13 points for Kansas (12-15, 3-13).

Loryn Goodwin led Oklahoma State (18-9, 9-7) with 21 points.

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