Bria Hartley had 20 points, eight rebounds and six assists to help top-ranked Connecticut defeat No. 3 Stanford 76-57 in a women’s showdown.
The host Huskies (2-0), who got a scare early in the second half when preseason All-American Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis landed awkwardly on her right arm and was down screaming in pain for a few minutes before being helped to the locker room.
Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma said Mosqueda-Lewis would be further evaluated today. Hartley said she talked to Mosqueda-Lewis after the game and she “seemed fine.”
Amber Orrange scored a career-high 22 points to lead Stanford (1-1).
• Jewell Loyd had 22 points and nine rebounds and No. 6 Notre Dame dominated the boards in an 81-62 victory over No. 19 Michigan State in South Bend, Ind.
The Fighting Irish (2-0) had a 52-29 rebounding advantage.
Becca Mills scored 15 points for the Spartans (0-1).
• Only a few days into the men’s season, the Champions Classic might be a sneak preview of the Final Four.
The marquee matchup of the tournament is tonight in Chicago, where top-ranked Kentucky and No. 2 Michigan State meet. It’s the earliest in the season that the top two teams have faced each other, and the first game between Nos. 1 and 2 since 2008.
No. 4 Duke and No. 5 Kansas play in the nightcap, giving the tournament four of the top five teams in the country.
• Derek Jackson and Devareaux Manley each scored 17 points to rally Kent State past host Temple 81-77.
Darren Goodson scored 12 points and Kellon Thomas 11 for the Golden Flashes (2-0).
Temple (1-1) led by 10 in the first half and still was up by four in the second until an eight-minute cold spell, during which the Owls scored four points.
• Louisville coach Rick Pitino reinstated forward Chane Behanan, and the junior will be in uniform for tonight’s game against Hofstra. Pitino announced on Oct. 17 that Behanan had been suspended indefinitely for violating school policy, but didn’t specify what team rule the 6-foot-6 player had broken.
Schmid’s future with Sounders uncertain
Seattle Sounders general manager Adrian Hanauer said the club is not ready to make a decision on the future of coach Sigi Schmid.
The Sounders are only a few days removed from having their season ended in Major League Soccer’s Western Conference semifinals. They closed the season by going winless in nine of their final 10 games — playoffs included — despite having a roster featuring U.S. national team players Clint Dempsey, Eddie Johnson and Brad Evans.
Before taking over the expansion Sounders in 2009, Schmid coached the Crew for three seasons, including the franchise’s only MLS Cup championship season in 2008.
— From wire reports