SOUTH BEND, Ind. Skylar Diggins scored 29 points and sparked a decisive run in the third overtime as No. 2 Notre Dame beat third-ranked Connecticut 96-87 Monday night to win Big East regular-season title outright for the second straight year.
The Fighting Irish (28-1, 16-0) went undefeated in the conference for the first time since joining in 1995-96 and became the first team to win six of seven games against Connecticut (27-3, 14-2) in more than two decades.
Diggins added 11 rebounds. Kayla McBride added 26 points before fouling out.
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis led UConn with 26 points and Kelly Faris added 21.
No. 1 Baylor 90, Kansas State 68: Brittney Griner scored a Big 12 single-game record 50 in her final regular-season game at Baylor (29-1, 18-0) – including her first dunk at home since she was a freshman.
With her 3,123 career points, Griner moved into second place on the NCAA career scoring list behind Jackie Stiles, who had 3,393 points for Missouri State in 1997-2001.
Brittney Chambers had 22 points to lead Kansas State (14-16, 5-13).
No. 24 Syracuse 68, No. 13 Louisville 57: Freshman Brittney Sykes and senior Kayla Alexander each scored 16 and Syracuse (23-6, 11-5 Big East) snapped a three-game losing skid with the home win.
Shoni Schimmel led Louisville (23-7, 11-5) with 19 points.
Davidson 72, Western Carolina 46: Sophia Aleksandravicius scored 20, Hannah Early had 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Shannon Eriksson added 10 points for the host Wildcats (19-11, 16-4 Southern).
Erika Joseph score 16 and Shauna Terry 11 for the Catamounts (7-22, 5-15).
Western Carolina is the No. 9 seed for the league tournament and will face No. 8 seed Georgia Southern at 11:30 a.m. Friday at UNC Asheville.
Davidson is the No. 2 seed and will have a first-round bye.
Samford 63, Appalachian State 60: Jazmine Martin made a 3-pointer with 0.3 seconds left to lift the Bulldogs at Appalachian State. Taylor Reece led the Bulldogs (14-15, 11-9 Southern) with 20 points.
Anna Freeman led the Mountaineers with 26 and Maryah Sydnor added 16.
The Mountaineers (19-9, 13-7) will be the No. 4 seed in the tournament and will face No. 5 College of Charleston on Saturday at 2:15 p.m.
GREENSBORO The league announced two sets of All-ACC teams – one selected by a panel of media members and school representatives, and another picked by the coaches. Duke’s Chelsea Gray and Elizabeth Williams were two of the nine players picked to both first teams.
Also making both first teams are Leonor Rodriguez and Alexa Deluzio of Florida State, Tyaunna Marshall of Georgia Tech, Alyssa Thomas and Tianna Hawkins of Maryland, North Carolina’s Tierra Ruffin-Pratt and Miami’s Morgan Stroman.