College basketball notebook: Wright hurt in Cincinnati’s win
Cincinnati’s Cashmere Wright splits the defense of DePaul’s Derrell Robertson Jr., left, and Charles McKinney.
Cashmere Wright scored 20 points before leaving because of an injury, leading Cincinnati to a 75-70 victory over host DePaul last night.
Cincinnati (15-3, 3-2 Big East) won its second straight game. DePaul (10-7, 1-3) has lost four of its past five.
Wright suffered an apparent right knee injury with 15:12 remaining. Playing defense, he leaned toward a DePaul player and the leg gave out, causing him to fall to the floor. Wright left the court and later returned to the bench but did not play again.
Cleveland Melvin led DePaul with 32 points.
St. John’s 67, No. 20 Notre Dame 63 — JaKarr Sampson scored 14 of his 17 points in the first half and host St. John’s (10-7, 2-3 Big East) upset Notre Dame (14-3, 2-2).
The Red Storm, which had lost two straight and four of five, scored the game’s final six points for its third straight win over the Fighting Irish.
Eric Atkins scored 21 points for Notre Dame.
No. 2 Notre Dame 79, Georgetown 64 — Kayla McBride scored 17 points, Skylar Diggins had 15 points and nine assists, and host Notre Dame (15-1, 4-0 Big East) cruised past Georgetown (10-7, 1-3).
Notre Dame, the nation’s leading free-throw-shooting team at 81.1 percent, was 33 of 36 from the line.
The Irish limited Sugar Rodgers, who came in leading the nation in scoring at 25.3 points per game, to a season-low 14 points.
No. 3 Connecticut 72, No. 15 Louisville 58 — Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley each scored 16 points to lead Connecticut (15-1, 3-1 Big East) past Louisville (14-4, 2-2) in Hartford, Conn. Kelly Faris added 13 points and seven assists and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis had 12 points for the Huskies. Hartley showed no ill effects of a sprained left ankle she suffered on Saturday.
Shoni Schimmel scored 14 points to lead Louisville.