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February 20. 2013 12:52AM
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STORRS, Conn. — Kayla McBride scored 21 points and Skylar Diggins added 19 to help No. 5 Notre Dame upset top-ranked Connecticut 73-72 on Saturday in the Big East conference opener for both teams.


Trailing 73-72 with 6 seconds left, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis missed a 3-pointer from the corner and the Irish (12-1, 1-0 Big East) got the ensuing rebound and ran out the clock as Diggins threw the ball into the air at the final buzzer.


The Irish have had the Huskies' number the past few years, winning five of the past six meetings, including two in the Final Four the past two seasons.


Mosqueda-Lewis and Stefanie Dolson each scored 17 points to lead UConn (12-1, 0-1).


The rivalry, which UConn leads 29-9, has grown into one of the biggest in women's college basketball.


Purdue 69, Nebraska 66

LINCOLN, Neb. — Sam Ostarello had 17 points and a career-high 19 rebounds and No. 14 Purdue held off No. 25 Nebraska in overtime.


The Boilermakers never trailed in the extra period, but Ostarello's basket with 43 seconds left made it 68-66 Purdue.


Courtney Moses and Drey Mingo also scored 17 points for Purdue (13-2, 2-0 Big Ten) in another close one between the schools. All three games between them have gone to overtime.


Purdue beat Illinois 67-66 in overtime Wednesday in its Big 10 opener.


Lindsey Moore led all scorers with 22 points for the Huskers (11-4, 1-1). Moore also had eight assists and Jordan Hooper had 15 points and 14 rebounds for Nebraska, which had won its last five. The schools met twice last season. Nebraska, new to the Big Ten, won the regular-season meeting at Purdue in triple overtime, but Purdue won the tournament championship in double overtime at Indianapolis.


Oklahoma 78, Texas 70

AUSTIN, Texas — Sharane Campbell scored 24 points and No. 17 Oklahoma defeated Texas.


Campbell made all three of her 3-point attempts, as did Morgan Hook, who finished with 17 points for the Sooners (12-2, 2-0 Big 12). Hook also had six rebounds. Aaryn Ellenberg scored 18 points for Oklahoma, which led by double digits for most of the second half after edging West Virginia at home on Wednesday, 71-68.


Oklahoma was 11 for 17 (65 percent) from 3-point range — 9 of 11 in the second half — and 51 percent overall from the field.





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