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UConn blows out Purdue for title

– Freshman Breanna Stewart scored 17 points to lead No. 2 Connecticut to a 91-57 rout of No. 14 Purdue on Saturday and the championship of the Paradise Jam tournament.

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 15 points for UConn (5-0), before leaving with just over 2 minutes left after taking what appeared to be an inadvertent elbow to the head.

The Huskies had four players in double figures.

Connecticut jumped out to an 11-0 lead and never trailed.

Purdue (5-1), the defending Big Ten champion, was blown out despite shooting 13 of 22 from three-point range. Courtney Moses led all scorers with 24 points, hitting six of her eight shots from behind the arc. KK Houser added 16 for the Boilermakers.

No. 6 PENN STATE 85, CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE 73: In Los Angeles, Nikki Greene scored 21 points and matched a career best with 20 rebounds as the Nittany Lions overcame a 17-point first-half deficit to win the Cal State Northridge tournament.

Maggie Lucas scored 14 of her 23 points in the first half Penn State (5-0). Alex Bentley added 19 points.

No. 11 CALIFORNIA 72, GEORGETOWN 56: In Berkeley, Calif., Layshia Clarendon scored 20 points and Gennifer Brandon added 13 points and 13 rebounds as the Golden Bears won the Cal Classic.

Talia Caldwell had 12 points and nine rebounds for California (5-0), which shot 50 percent (27 of 54) from the floor en route to winning their own tournament for the eighth time in the last 10 years.

No. 13 OKLAHOMA 100, OREGON 61: In Honolulu, Aaryn Ellenberg scored 27 points as the Sooners (4-1) won in the Rainbow Wahine Showdown. Nicole Kornet had 15 points and Morgan Hook scored 12 for Oklahoma.

VIRGINIA 73, No. 17 VANDERBILT 66: In San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jazmin Pitts had a career-high 20 points to lead the Cavaliers (4-0) in the first game of the San Juan Shootout.

NO. 25 NORTH CAROLINA 85, LA SALLE 55: In Chapel Hill, N.C., Waltiea Rolle had 15 points and 12 rebounds as the Tar Heels (5-0) scored the first 16 points of the second half to pull away.

Men

No. 13 MISSOURI 68, VCU 65: In Paradise Island, Bahamas, Laurence Bowers had 14 points and 11 rebounds and Phil Pressey had 11 points and eight assists to lead the Tigers in the third-place game of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Pressey gave Missouri (5-1) the lead for good with a three-pointer with 1:17 to play. That capped a run of five straight possessions where the teams exchanged the lead.

The Rams (3-3) turned the ball over with 57 seconds left. The Tigers called a timeout with 10 seconds left on the shot clock.

Pressey took the inbounds, dribbled off a few seconds then made a move to the basket where he ducked under a VCU player and hit a flip shot as the shot clock hit zero.

No. 19 MEMPHIS 52, NORTHERN IOWA 47: In Paradise Island, Bahamas, Chris Crawford and Joe Jackson scored 18 and 15 points, respectively, as the Tigers (3-2) avoided losing all three games in the Battle 4 Atlantis.

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