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You might have heard that the Connecticut women's hoops team had a game last night. My girl Amanda Rykoff has you covered with the blow-for-blow of the historic night. But there were some other streaks and records on the line Tuesday evening -- both on the hardwood and on the gridiron.
NCAA Women's Basketball -- Duke 46, Xavier 45:Jasmine Thomas made the second of two free throws with 2 1/2 seconds to play, then flew down the court to block a layup at the buzzer to preserve No. 3 Duke's win over No. 4 Xavier at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Thomas finished the night with 16 points. Amber Harris led Xavier with 22 points and 15 rebounds. Duke shot only 27 percent from the field (compared to Xavier's 38 percent), and was outrebounded by a 51-37 margin. But the previously undefeated Musketeers committed 30 turnovers -- 21 of which were steals.
NCAA Football -- Louisville 31, Southern Mississippi 28: We bet you didn't expect the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl to feature a Brett Favre storyline. But it did. Another Favre record was broken last night, as Southern Mississippi quarterback Austin Davis threw for 205 yards and two touchdowns to move ahead of Favre and Lee Roberts on Southern Miss's career touchdown passes list. Davis, a junior, now owns the school record with 53 touchdown passes in three seasons. Louisville trailed most of the game, but turned things around when Jeremy Wright scored on a 95-yard kickoff return early in the fourth quarter. Chris Philpott's 36-yard field goal with 6:30 left in the game proved to be the winning score.
NBA -- Bucks 98, Lakers 79: If I told you an undrafted 5-foot-5 guard dropped a season-high 22 points to lead Milwaukee to a win over the Lakers, and that Kobe Bryant was ejected from the game in the fourth quarter, would you believe me? Well, I speak nothing but the truth. Earl Boykins lit the Lakers up, hitting eight of 12 from the field, including four three-pointers. Bryant, meanwhile, lost his temper on a foul call late on the fourth quarter and was sent to the showers. I'm sure a 19-point loss to the Bucks with their star player being tossed is not exactly how the Lakers pictured their last contest before the big Christmas showdown with the Heat.
NCAA Men's Basketball: No.11 Kansas State lost on and off the court last night. Before the Wildcats' four-point loss to unranked UNLV, two of their players -- Jacob Pullen and Curtis Kelly -- were suspended for having received benefits from a local department store. Pullen is out for three games, while Kelly's suspension has yet to be determined. In other men's college basketball news, USC delivered a blow to No.18 Tennessee's ego with a 65-64 road win. This marks Tennessee's third consecutive loss.