Top 25 Men’s and Woman’s BasketballSports Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final (13) Kansas St. 71 West Virginia 61
Final (25) Notre Dame 51 (20) Pittsburgh 42
TOP-25 WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final ( 1) Baylor 76 ( 3) UConn 70
*** Final ( 8) Kentucky 70 (10) Texas A&M 66
Final (14) Dayton 58 Duquesne 57
*** COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) _ DeNesha Stallworth had 12 points and 12 rebounds as No. 8 Kentucky held off 10th-ranked Texas A&M 70-66 on Monday night. Courtney Walker scored four quick points, the last two when she drove hard to the basket for a layup, to trim Texas A&M’s deficit to 66-64 with about a minute remaining.
Kentucky (23-3, 11-2 SEC) missed a 3-pointer as the shot clock expired, but it bounced off the rim and Stallworth batted the rebound to Bria Goss for an easy
layup that made it 68-64. Walker was fouled on a made jump shot with 4 seconds left and purposely missed the ensuing free throw. But Goss grabbed the rebound and hit two free throws to seal it. Walker’s 20 points led Texas A&M (20-6, 10-2), which lost for the first time since Jan. 10 at Kentucky.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Brittney Griner scored 25 points, including the 3,0th of her career, to help No. 1 Baylor rally and beat third-ranked Connecticut 76-70
on Monday night, extending the Lady Bears’ winning streak to 23 games.Griner became the eighth player in Division I history to reach the milestone,
doing it on two free throws with 1:05 left.
The defending national champion Lady Bears’ only loss this season came in Hawaii against Stanford back in November. Baylor (25-1) went 40-0 last season en
route to the school’s second national championship.Baylor led 54-53 midway through the second half before Griner took over. She
scored seven points during the burst, and her putback made it 67-61 with 5 minutes left. UConn rallied behind Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis to make it a 67-65, but Griner answered with a putback. Then she hit the two free throws 1:30 later to make it 73-67 and seal the win.
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