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By JOHN MEDEIROS



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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Skylar Diggins scored 28 points and No. 2 Notre Dame clinched a share of its second straight Big East regular-season title with a 92-57 rout of Providence.


Kayla McBride added 24 points and Natalie Achonwa chipped in 14 for the Irish (27-1, 15-0 Big East) who extended their winning streak to 22 games.


Symone Roberts had 22 points for Providence (7-21, 2-13), which has lost six straight and 13 of its last 15 games.


The Irish led by 20 points at halftime and opened the second half on a 10-2 run.


Notre Dame will look to win the regular-season outright Monday at home in a showdown with No. 3 Connecticut. The Huskies can gain a share of the title and the top seed in the conference tournament with a win.


No. 3 Connecticut 85,


South Florida 51


TAMPA, Fla. — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored a career-high 32 points and Stefanie Dolson added 25 as Connecticut tuned up for a Big East rematch with Notre Dame by racing past South Florida.


Mosqueda-Lewis paced the Huskies (27-2, 14-1) by making 11 of 23 shots, including six 3-pointers. Dolson matched her career-best for points by going 8 for 11 from the field, sinking all nine of her free throws and grabbing 10 rebounds.


Inga Orekhova led cold-shooting South Florida (19-9, 8-7) with 13 points. Andrea Smith and Alisia Jenkins each scored 10.


No. 4 Stanford 72,


Washington State 50


PULLMAN, Wash. — Chiney Ogwumike had 28 points and 13 rebounds to help Stanford clinch at least a share of the Pac-12 conference title with a win over Washington State.


Ogwumike recorded her 24th double-double of the season and broke Stanford’s single season rebound record with (381). The previous record (376) was set by her sister Nnemkadi Ogwumike in the 2009-10 season.


No. 6 California 78,


Washington 50


SEATTLE — Talia Caldwell made 10 of 11 shots and finished with 22 points, and No. 6 California claimed a share of the Pac-12 Conference regular season title for the first time in school history with a win over Washington.


Villanova 77,


No. 22 Syracuse 75, 3 OT


SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Laura Sweeny scored a season-high 29 points and Rachel Roberts added 20 to help Villanova upset No. 22 Syracuse in triple overtime Saturday.


Devon Kane, who hit a game-tying layup at the end of regulation, added 10 points for Villanova (19-6, 8-7), in just the second three-overtime game in Big East regular-season history.


Villanova jumped ahead 58-53 in the first overtime but went scoreless over the final 3 minutes as Syracuse (22-6, 10-5) rallied to force another extra frame.


Roberts’ 3-pointer with 1:10 showing was the last basket of the second overtime, as the teams combined to miss four shots in the final minute.


Kayla Alexander and Carmen Tyson-Thomas each scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for Syracuse.


TCU 61, No. 23 Iowa State 58


FORT WORTH, Texas — Zahna Medley scored 18 points and TCU upset Iowa State.


Delisa Gross, a senior playing in her final home game, added 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting off the bench for the Horned Frogs, who led by as many as 16 points before Iowa State rallied.


Brynn Williamson led the Cyclones (20-7, 11-6) with 20 points. Hallie Christofferson, who had scored 20 or more points in nine straight games, was held to 13 on 4-of-15 shooting.


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