SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Jacqueline Batteast scored 23, and nemesis Notre Dame handed fourth-ranked Connecticut its second loss in four games, beating the Huskies 66-51 Tuesday night.
Batteast had five of her points in a game-ending 11-0 run, and students descended to the floor to celebrate the upset by the Irish.
Two losses is considered poor by UConn standards. The Huskies were 37-1 last season and 39-0 in 2001-02, and won the national title both times. UConn last lost more than two games in 2000-01, when it finished 32-3 and was beaten twice - once in the NCAA semifinals - by champion Notre Dame.
The Huskies (11-2) closed to 53-51 when Diana Taurasi hit a jumper with 4:50 left. But they didn't score again, missing six shots in a row and turning over the ball twice. The Irish held the Huskies to a season-low 31-percent shooting. Taurasi, who averages 19.8 points, was 4-of-15 and wound up with a season-low 11 points.
NO. 10 KANSAS ST. 76, OKLA. ST. 44: Kendra Wecker scored 18 to lead the visiting Wildcats, who went on a 19-0 run that spanned both halves. The Cowboys have dropped five of their past six.
NO. 15 COLORADO 59, KANSAS 49: Emily Waner had 12 points - all on 4-of-6 shooting from beyond the arc - for the visiting Buffaloes.
Colorado used a 12-4 run to a 32-22 lead early in the second half. Waner capped the run with a 3-pointer. Later, after the Jayhawks (8-6, 1-2) closed within five, Kate Fagan hit a basket and Ronnie Wirt made two free throws to end it.
UCF 83, FAU 69: Sophomore Celeste Hudson (18 points, 10 rebounds) had her first career double double for the host Knights.