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Inside job by UConn

Huskies run win streak against Pirates to 21

Barbara Turner and Jessica Moore each scored 14 points to lead No. 13 Connecticut to a 64-47 win over Seton Hall yesterday in Hartford.

The Huskies (12-4, 5-0 Big East) extended their winning streak over the Pirates to 21 games while dominating inside, outscoring the Pirates, 34-14, in the paint. UConn freshman Charde Houston had a career-high 13 rebounds and the Huskies finished with a 40-27 edge on the boards.

Ashley Bush tied a career high with 22 points to lead the Pirates (10-8, 2-5).

UConn held the Pirates to 30.9 percent shooting. Houston had three of UConn's eight steals, and the Huskies recorded 11 blocked shots.

Turner played 18 minutes, her longest stretch since returning from a foot injury that kept her out four games. She was leading the team with 13.4 points per game before the injury. The junior forward quickly found her form against Seton Hall, scoring with strong moves in the post.

Her layup late in the first half put UConn up by 12 and gave her 1,000 career points. She became the 25th UConn player to reach the mark.

Texas 69, Baylor 55 -- Nina Norman scored 17 points, including 8 in a key two-minute stretch late in the second half, to lead the 15th-ranked Longhorns past the No. 4 Lady Bears in Austin, Texas. Tiffany Jackson added 18 points and eight rebounds for Texas (10-6, 3-2 Big 12), which closed the game with a 15-2 run.

The win was much needed for the Longhorns, who had lost four of their previous six games in a season that started with expectations of reaching the Final Four.

Sophia Young led Baylor (13-3, 3-2) with 13 points and 12 rebounds. The Lady Bears didn't score a field goal over the final 7:48.

Iowa St. 74, Nebraska 54 -- At Ames, Iowa, Anne O'Neil scored 15 points and the 19th-ranked Cyclones tied a school record with their 12th straight victory. Katie Robinette, Mary Fox, and Lyndsey Medders each scored 14 points for Iowa State (15-1, 5-0 Big 12), which also matched the best start in school history.

Kiera Hardy, averaging 25.2 points in conference play, led Nebraska (11-7, 3-3) with 17 points but was just 1 for 7 from 3-point range.

Kansas St. 55, Texas Tech 53 -- Kendra Wecker made a layup with 7.4 seconds left to cap a 19-point performance and lead the 20th-ranked Wildcats past the 10th-ranked Lady Raiders in Lubbock, Texas. Kansas State (14-3, 5-1 Big 12) got the ball to Wecker when they needed points and she delivered, scoring the Wildcats' final 7 points.

The Lady Raiders (14-3, 5-1) scored on only three of their last 11 possessions.

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