DePaul denies Rutgers coach her 900th career win

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CHICAGO — Brittany Hrynko made a 3-pointer with 10 seconds left to break a tie and DePaul held on to beat Rutgers 60-57 on Tuesday night, denying Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer her 900th career win.

Rutgers (14-9, 5-5 Big East) trailed by 18 early in the second half before mounting a furious comeback and taking a 50-48 lead on a jumper by Betnijah Laney with 7:17 to play. Laney added a free throw with 6:20 left to stretch the lead to three before DePaul (18-7, 7-4) scored seven consecutive points and went up 55-51 on two free throws by Chanise Jenkins with 4:12 remaining.

Rutgers tied it for the final time, at 57, on a layup by Syessence Davis with 47 seconds left.

Katherine Harry led DePaul with 16 points and Hrynko added 15.

Erica Wheeler and Kahleah Cooper scored 12 each to lead Rutgers.

NO. 1 BAYLOR 89, TEXAS TECH 47

In Waco, Texas, Brittney Griner had 10 points and 11 rebounds for her 54th career double-double and top-ranked Baylor (23-1, 13-0) moved closer to another Big 12 title with its 52nd consecutive home game, over Texas Tech (18-7, 8-5).

Griner, the two-time All-American senior, also had seven blocked shots and five assists while leading four players scoring in double figures for Baylor.

Along with their nation’s best home winning streak have several other impressive winning streaks, the Lady Bears have won 21 games in a row overall and 35 consecutive Big 12 regular-season games.

NO. 3 CONNECTICUT 105, PROVIDENCE 49

In Providence, R.I., Kaleena Mosqueda Lewis scored 17 points and Kelly Faris aded 16 to lead Connecticut (23-1, 10-1 Big East) over Providence (7-17, 2-9), the Huskies fourth 100-point game this season.

Faris, who was making her 100th consecutive start, hit six of her eight shots, and added six rebounds and five assists.

NO. 23 SYRACUSE 69, GEORGETOWN 60

In Washington, Brianna Butler scored 16 points and Kayla Alexander had 13 points and 10 rebounds as Syracuse (20-3, 8-2 Big East) pulled ahead with a 20-4 second-half run for a win over Georgetown (13-11, 4-7).

In the final regular-season game between the conference rivals, the Orange held Sugar Rodgers, the nation’s second-leading scorer at 23.2 points per game, to eight points on 1 of 12 shooting. Syracuse has won four consecutive games.


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