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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Stefanie Dolson scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead No. 3 Connecticut over Villanova 76-43 on Tuesday night.

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 19 points for the Huskies (19-1, 6-1 Big East), hitting five of her six 3-pointers. Freshman Breanna Stewart chipped in 14 points and six boards.

Jesse Carey had nine points, all on 3-pointers, to lead Villanova (16-4, 5-2), which was picked to finish 10th in the Big East, but lost for just the fourth time this season.

The Wildcats, who rely on the 3-point shot for 46 percent of their field goal attempts, missed their first nine from behind the arc, allowing UConn to run away with the game in the first half. Villanova finished 7-of-28 from long distance.

Kelly Faris opened the contest with a tip-in and the Huskies scored the first seven points, never looking back.

WEST VIRGINIA 67, No. 19 OKLAHOMA STATE 61

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Christal Caldwell scored 21 points, including five 3-pointers, and Averee Fields added 19 to help West Virginia knock off Oklahoma State.

Caldwell added seven rebounds and six steals for the Mountaineers (12-8, 4-5 Big 12), who snapped a three-game losing streak.

Tiffany Bias and Toni Young had 15 points apiece for the Cowgirls (15-4, 4-4), but Bias committed 11 turnovers. Young extended her streak of double-figures scoring to 27 games, dating to last season.

West Virginia led most of the game and went ahead 48-35 on Caldwell's 3-pointer 5 minutes into the second half, but Oklahoma State pulled within 58-57 on Young's free throws with 4:19 to play. The Cowgirls trailed 63-61 after Young's layup with 1:19 left, but Oklahoma State wouldn't score again.

The schools split their only two previous meetings. Tuesday's game was their first as conference opponents.

No. 25 DELAWARE 77, NORTHEASTERN 50

NEWARK, Del. (AP) - Elena Delle Donne scored 26 points as Delaware won its 11th game in a row, beating Northeastern.

For the Blue Hens (16-3, 7-0), it was also their 26th consecutive Colonial Athletic Association regular-season win.

Delaware, which shot a season-high 56.6 percent (30 of 53) from the floor, never trailed after Delle Donne sank a 3-pointer from the wing on the game's first possession. The Hens eventually built a 21-6 lead at the 11:27 mark of the first half.

Delle Donne, a 6-foot-5 senior All-American, hit 10 of 16 shots from the floor, including 4-of-6 shooting from 3-point range. After missing six games while dealing with the effects of Lyme Disease, she is averaging 24.5 points per game.

Kashaia Cannon had 10 points for Northeastern (11-8, 4-4), which lost to the Hens for the 23rd straight time.

 
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