College Basketball: UConn women crush Temple

Posted: January 30, 2014

Breanna Stewart scored a career-high 37 points, leading No. 1 Connecticut to its 28th straight win, 93-56 over Temple at McGonigle Hall on Tuesday night.

The Huskies (22-0, 9-0 American Athletic) shook off a rare early challenge to turn yet another game into a romp. Stewart made 10 of 11 shots in the first half and scored 25 points to thwart any hope the Owls had for pulling off the upset.

"They have so many weapons," Owls coach Tonya Cardoza said. "We just couldn't guard them all."

UConn center Stefanie Dolson had 11 points and 13 rebounds when she limped off the court with 8 minutes left. She had her right foot taped and did not return.

Rateska Brown led the Owls (10-10, 4-5) with 13 points.

For about 10 minutes, there was a hint of a surprise at McGonigle, where 2,030 fans set the women's attendance record. The Owls turned a 22-15 hole into a 23-22 lead with 7 minutes, 55 seconds left in the first half. Taylor Robinson put Temple in front with an inside bucket that put the crowd on its feet.

Not for long.

Stewart gave UConn the lead back with a layup that sparked a 20-5 run.

Haverford 70, Ursinus 50 - Nina Voith (Germantown Friends) scored 15 and had seven rebounds and 5 steals as the Fords (15-1, 9-1) fought their way into first place in the Centennial with a win over the host Bears (6-11, 4-8).

Philadelphia University 83, Holy Family 66 - Najah Jacobs (Central) poured in a game-high 22 points to help the Rams (12-5, 10-0 Central Atlantic Collegiate) cruise past the Tigers (12-6, 10-1) at the Gallagher Center.

Men

Michigan State 71, Iowa 69 - Keith Appling scored 16 points and the No. 7 Spartans outlasted the No. 15 Hawkeyes in overtime, handing Iowa its first home loss of the season.

Matt Costello had 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Spartans (19-2, 8-1 Big Ten), who avoided consecutive defeats despite missing injured starters Adreian Payne and Branden Dawson.

Iowa had a chance to force a second overtime, but Mike Gesell missed a driving layup at the buzzer. Devyn Marble had 21 points for Iowa (16-5, 5-3), which went without a field goal for the final 10 minutes of regulation.

 Creighton 63, St. John's 60 - Doug McDermott hit a 25-footer with 2.5 seconds left to finish his season-high 39-point night, and the No. 20 Bluejays defeated the Red Storm after squandering all of an 18-point lead in Omaha, Neb.

It was a fitting end for McDermott, whose monster game offset an otherwise poor offensive showing by the Bluejays.

Their 13th win in 14 games kept the Bluejays (18-3, 8-1) in first place in the Big East. St. John's (12-9, 2-6) had its three-game winning streak ended.

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