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Connecticut women get win No. 72, Big East title

Kalana Greene scored 15 points to help top-ranked Connecticut rout No. 9 West Virginia, 60-32, last night in Hartford, Conn., for its 72nd straight win and 16th Big East Tournament championship.

Greene made her first seven shots and grabbed 12 rebounds to earn most outstanding player honors for the tournament.

The Huskies have won five of the last six conference tournament titles and enter the NCAAs unbeaten for the fifth time in school history. UConn went on to win the national championship in 1995, 2002, and 2009.

UConn (33-0) stands six wins short of becoming the first team to go through consecutive seasons unbeaten. The Huskies surpassed their own NCAA record for consecutive wins on Monday night.

The Huskies, who have won both the regular season and conference tournament title the last three years and 14 times in school history, held West Virginia (28-5) to the lowest total in a Big East championship game.

With All-Americans Maya Moore and Tina Charles having off-games, Greene and Tiffany Hayes carried the offense. Hayes finished with 15 points. Charles had 12 and Moore 10, but they combined to make only three of their first 22 shots.

S. Dakota St. 79, O. Roberts 75: Kristin Rotert scored 21 points and made the game-clinching free throw with four seconds left in overtime to lift defending champion South Dakota State over Oral Roberts in the Summit League Tournament final in Sioux Falls, S.D.

M. Tenn 70, Ark.-Little Rock 68: Alysha Clark scored 48 points, including the winning layup with 1.8 seconds left in overtime, to lead Middle Tennessee to victory over Arkansas-Little Rock in the Sun Belt Tournament title game in Hot Springs, Ark.

Men's gamesNorth Texas 66, Troy 63: Josh White's shot from near the free-throw line with 22 seconds remaining gave North Texas the win over Troy in the Sun Belt Tournament championship game in Hot Springs, Ark. Troy (20-12) rallied from an eight-point deficit in the second half, but the 5-10 White's shot broke a tie at 63 and sent the Mean Green (24-8) to the NCAA Tournament. - AP

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