Geno Auriemma wasn't a huge fan of having to play Rutgers two days before a showdown with No. 1 Baylor.
He knows that it will help his team in the end, as the setup is similar to what his No. 3 Huskies will see in the NCAA tournament.
"The Big East thinks we're Superman. We can play at Rutgers Saturday, then have to play Baylor on Monday because we're better than everyone else, we can handle that," Auriemma said. "That's what happens in the NCAA tournament. You play a tough game on a Saturday or Sunday and then play another one two days later. They've helped us over the years and they'll help us this year."
Morgan Tuck scored 15 points and Stefanie Dolson added 14 to help Connecticut (24-1, 11-1) beat Rutgers (14-10, 5-6), 65-45, Saturday in Piscataway, N.J., denying coach C. Vivian Stringer her 900th victory.
Other Top 25 games
• Baylor 78, TCU 45: Brittney Griner had 22 points and 10 rebounds in 23 minutes and host No. 1 Baylor (24-1, 14-0) clinched at least a share of the Big 12 regular-season title with a win against TCU (7-17, 0-13).
• Oklahoma State 80, Kansas State 45: Toni Young had 23 points to lead No. 25 Oklahoma State (18-6, 7-6 Big 12) past visiting Kansas State (13-12, 4-9).
• Syracuse 80, Pitt 39: Kayla Alexander scored 19 points and No. 23 Syracuse (21-3, 9-2 Big East) exploited 23 Pitt turnovers to defeat the visiting Panthers for its fifth win in a row. Pitt (9-15, 0-11) lost its 31st consecutive conference regular-season game and suffered its second consecutive loss by more than 30 points.
• Sacred Heart 59, Robert Morris 52: Artemis Spanou collected her 19th consecutive double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds, but it wasn't enough as the Colonials (7-17, 6-7 NEC) lost at Sacred Heart (17-7, 9-3).