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Women’s Top 25 capsules: No. 1 UConn survives upset bid at Texas

Connecticut forward Azura Stevens (23) celebrates the top-ranked Huskies’ win over Texas on Monday night in Austin, (Eric Gay / Associated Press)
Connecticut forward Azura Stevens (23) celebrates the top-ranked Huskies’ win over Texas on Monday night in Austin, (Eric Gay / Associated Press)
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AUSTIN, Texas – Katie Lou Samuelson scored 19 points and Crystal Dangerfield made two free throws with 8 seconds left to help top-ranked UConn survive a tough upset bid from No. 9 Texas with a 75-71 victory Monday night.

UConn (16-0) found itself challenged like it seldom has been this season and trailed early in the fourth quarter before scrapping back for the win. Azura Stevens scored eight of her 16 points in the fourth quarter.

UConn earned its 102nd consecutive regular-season victory but it was in question when Samuelson missed two free throws with 15 seconds left. Dangerfield put the game away from the line seconds later. UConn was able to cut valuable seconds off the clock in the final 30 seconds because Texas had committed so few fouls and couldn’t force the Huskies to the line.

Jatarie White scored 18 points for Texas (14-3).

The Longhorns squandered late chances when Ariel Atkins missed two free throws that would have given the Longhorns the lead with 2:42 left and Lashann Higgs missed an open 5-footer that would have pulled Texas within one in the final minute.

No. 23 Green Bay 60, IUPUI 34

INDIANAPOLIS – Allie LeClaire scored 20 points on 8-of-9 shooting, Jessica Lindstrom had 15 and Green Bay handed IUPUI its first Horizon League loss.

The Phoenix (15-2, 5-1), who have won four straight, join the Jaguars (13-4, 5-1), who had won five straight, and Wright State in a first-place tie.

Green Bay went on a 10-0 run late in the first quarter to take a 19-7 lead and that rolled into a 25-5 run with the Phoenix scoring the last 13 points. Leading 34-12 at the half, Green Bay was 14 of 24 from the floor while IUPUI was 5 of 24, including 2 of 13 from 3-point range.

The Phoenix finished at 51 percent shooting, making half of its 12 3s, while the Jags went 2 of 19 from distance and shot 25 percent. Danielle Lawrence scored 12 points for IUPUI.

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