UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Azura Stevens scored 21 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to lead top-ranked UConn to a 75-21 rout of Cincinnati in the semifinals of the American Athletic Conference tournament on Monday night.

Napheesa Collier added 13 points for the Huskies (31-0), who have now won 100 games against AAC opponents without a loss since the league began play in 2013.

UConn led from the start and used a 38-0 run that stretched from the first quarter into the third to put the game away.

Andeija Puckett had five points for Cincinnati (19-12).

The Huskies played without All-American forward Gabby Williams, who tweaked a long-standing hip injury in the Huskies’ quarterfinal win over Tulane.

(19) SOUTH FLORIDA 74, UCF 59: Kitija Laksa scored 20 points and Laura Ferreira added 17 to lead the Bulls (26-6) over the Knights (12-10) in the semifinals of the American Athletic Conference tournament in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Maria Jespersen chipped in with 12 for the Bulls, who advanced to the conference final for the fourth straight season.

(22) GREEN BAY 66, YOUNGSTOWN STATE 45: Jessica Lindstrom scored 17 points and set a program Division I record with 1,000 career rebounds and the Phoenix (28-3) topped the Penguins (16-15) at Detroit to reach the Horizon League championship game for the eighth-straight season.

BASEBALL

TRINE 5, ST. JOSEPH’S 3: Kevin O’Malley came home on a wild pitch in the bottom of the sixth, giving the Thunder (2-1) a 4-3 lead over St. Joseph’s (2-1) in Lakeland, Florida.

Jacob Heller’s RBI single in the bottom of the seventh provided an insurance run.

The Monks rushed to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first. Anthony DiPrizio’s single scored Luke Johnson and Chris Gerossi, and Ben Gravel scored on Justin Juliano’s bunt single. Trine pulled to within 3-2 on O’Malley’s two-run single in the third before tying the game when Nick Ricci scored on an error in the fourth.

Trine starter Mike Gustin settled down, shutting out the Monks on two hits for seven innings. Gustin also recorded seven strikeouts.

SOFTBALL

MISERICORDIA 10, ST. JOSEPH’S 3: Amanda Butera scored on a bases-loaded walk as Misericordia (3-2) broke a 2-2 tie with a pair of runs in the top of the fourth, and then launched a three-run homer during a six-run fifth to push the Cougars away from St. Joseph’s (0-4) in Kissimmee, Florida.

The Monks, down 2-0 after a half inning, tied the game in the bottom of the first on RBI singles by Kaylee Burns and Makayla Cooper that scored Meghan Elliott and Melodie Bailey.

Butera finished with three hits, three RBI and three runs scored. Burns had three hits and an RBI.

WPI 3, ST. JOSEPH’S 2: Caraline Wood doubled home Ama Biney and scored on Cassie Graca’s grounder to second as WPI (3-1) scored twice in the bottom of the sixth to slip past the Monks (0-3) in Kissimmee, Florida.

Melodie Bailey came across on Maizie Lee’s single in the second and then singled home Danielle Pinkham in the third to stake St. Joe’s to a 2-0 lead. The Engineers cut into the lead in the bottom of the third when Nina Murphy-Cook scored on Biney’s sacrifice fly to center.

Bailey finished with three of the Monks’ five hits.

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