Freshman Paige Bueckers scored 31 points as No. 2 Connecticut knocked off No. 1 South Carolina 63-59 in overtime Monday night in a battle of nonconference women’s basketball powers at Storrs, Conn.
The Huskies (14-1) improved to 9-0 this season at Gampel Pavilion and 9-1 all-time against the Gamecocks.
Bueckers scored the Huskies’ final 13 points of the game, including all nine in overtime. Her jumper with 46 seconds left gave UConn a one-point lead, and she added a 3-pointer with 10.8 seconds to go. Bueckers scored 30 or more points for a third consecutive game.
South Carolina (15-2), which beat UConn by 18 points last season in Columbia, S.C., had a 12-game winning streak snapped. Aliyah led the Gamecocks with 17 points and 15 rebounds.
No. 10 Arizona 79, No. 11 Oregon 59
In Eugene, Ore., Cate Reese pumped in a game-high 25 points on 11-of-14 shooting as the Wildcats scored their second double-figure win against the Ducks this season. Arizona (12-2, 10-2 Pac-12) pulled away in the third quarter, outscoring Oregon 27-14 to establish a 60-46 lead. Nyara Sabally led the Ducks (12-4, 9-4) with 17 points.
–Field Level Media