Originally created 02/22/06

No. 3 Huskies hold back Fighting Irish



HARTFORD, Conn. - Hilton Armstrong hit a pair of free throws in overtime and Rudy Gay came down with a key defensive rebound as time expired as No. 3 Connecticut held on to beat a hard-charging Notre Dame, 75-74, on Tuesday night.

The Fighting Irish (13-11, 4-9 Big East) were down by as many as 19 early in the second half but stunned the Huskies (24-2, 11-2) and the Hartford Civic Center sellout crowd of 16,294 with a 25-2 run.


MICHIGAN 72, NO. 8 ILLINOIS 64

In Ann Arbor, Mich., Daniel Horton scored 23 of his career-high 39 points in the second half, rallying Michigan to a victory over Illinois.

Courtney Sims added 13 points for the Wolverines (18-7, 8-6 Big Ten).


VIRGINIA 72, NO. 11 BOSTON COLLEGE 58

IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA., J.R. REYNOLDS SCORED 28 POINTS AND VIRGINIA TOOK CONTROL EARLY, HITTING 12 3-POINTERS AND STUNNING BOSTON COLLEGE TO END THE EAGLES' FIVE-GAME WINNING STREAK.

THE CAVALIERS (14-10, 7-6 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE) LED 38-28 AT HALFTIME AND NEVER LET THE LEAD SHRINK BELOW 10 IN THE SECOND HALF. .


NO. 16 KANSAS 76, BAYLOR 61

In Lawrence, Kan., freshman Julian Wright had a career-high 20 points on 10 of 11 shooting and Kansas won its 10th in a row with a sometimes-sluggish victory over Baylor.

The Jayhawks shot 52 percent.

NO. 9 OKLAHOMA WOMEN 78, KANSAS STATE 64

IN MANHATTAN, KAN., COURTNEY PARIS EXTENDED HER NATION-LEADING STRING OF DOUBLE-DOUBLES TO 20, FINISHING WITH 22 POINTS AND 15 REBOUNDS AS Oklahoma used a late 16-4 run to defeat Kansas State.

IN COLUMBIA, S.C., LAKESHA TOLLIVER HAD 19 POINTS AND EIGHT REBOUNDS TO LIFT SOUTH CAROLINA TO A win over Longwood.

HARTFORD, Conn. - Hilton Armstrong hit a pair of free throws in overtime and Rudy Gay came down with a key defensive rebound as time expired, and No. 3 Connecticut held on to beat a hard-charging Notre Dame 75-74 Tuesday night.

The Fighting Irish (13-11, 4-9 Big East) were down by as many as 19 early in the second half but stunned the Huskies (24-2, 11-2) and the Hartford Civic Center sellout crowd of 16,294 with a 25-2 run.

In Ann Arbor, Mich., Daniel Horton scored 23 of his career-high 39 points in the second half, rallying Michigan to a victory over Illinois.

Courtney Sims added 13 points for the Wolverines (18-7, 8-6 Big Ten).

IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA., J.R. REYNOLDS SCORED 28 POINTS AND VIRGINIA TOOK CONTROL EARLY, HITTING 12 3-POINTERS AND STUNNING BOSTON COLLEGE TO END THE EAGLES' FIVE-GAME WINNING STREAK.

THE CAVALIERS (14-10, 7-6 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE) LED 38-28 AT HALFTIME AND NEVER LET THE LEAD SHRINK BELOW 10 IN THE SECOND HALF. .

In Lawrence, Kan., Freshman Julian Wright had a career-high 20 points on 10-for-11 shooting and Kansas won its 10th in a row with a sometimes-sluggish victory over Baylor.

The Jayhawks shot 52 percent.

IN MANHATTAN, KAN., COURTNEY PARIS EXTENDED HER NATION-LEADING STRING OF DOUBLE-DOUBLES TO 20, FINISHING WITH 22 POINTS AND 15 REBOUNDS, AND Oklahoma used a late 16-4 run to beat Kansas State.


SOUTH CAROLINA WOMEN 99, LONGWOOD 48

IN COLUMBIA, S.C., LAKESHA TOLLIVER HAD 19 POINTS AND EIGHT REBOUNDS TO LIFT SOUTH CAROLINA TO A win over Longwood.