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UConn's Calhoun returns, says he's 'embarrassed' by loss to Bearcats

Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun said one emotion dominated all others in his return from a 3 1/2-week medical leave of absence: embarrassment.

Cincinnati beat UConn, 60-48, Saturday, holding the Huskies to their lowest point total since 2002. "I thought it was one of the worst performances I've had here at UConn in 24 years," Calhoun said. "I'm really incredibly disappointed by the performance, and I'm embarrassed by it, quite frankly."

UConn fell to 14-11, 4-8 in the Big East; Cincinnati is 15-9, 6-6.

Kemba Walker had 14 points for the Huskies, who have lost five of their last six. Said Walker, "For him to come back, and for us to play like that is an embarrassment."

Villanova 92, Providence 81:Scottie Reynolds and Corey Fisher scored 22 points each and No. 4 Villanova (22-2, 11-1 Big East) pulled away late in Philadelphia.

Purdue 63, Iowa 40: JaJuan Johnson had 21 points for host No. 6 Purdue (21-3). Duke 77, Maryland 56: Jon Scheyer had 22 points as host No. 8 Duke (21-4) marked coach Mike Krzyzewski's 1,000th game at the school.

Michigan St. 65, Penn St. 54: Kalin Lucas returned to the starting lineup and scored 24 points for the visiting Spartans (20-6).

Texas 91, Nebraska 51: Avery Bradley scored 20 of his 25 points in the first half as host No. 14 Texas (20-5) rolled.

WOMEN'S GAMES

Connecticut 66, St. John's 52: Tina Charles had 25 points and a career-high 21 rebounds for top-ranked Connecticut against No. 25 St. John's. It was the 64th straight win for the Huskies (25-0, 12-0 Big East) and the 19th straight against ranked opponents.

Nadirah McKenith had 15 points and 11 rebounds and Joy McCorvey added 11 points for St. John's (20-5, 8-4), which held the Huskies to their lowest point total of the season. - AP

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