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Basketball was front and center last night as football had the night off. Didn't get a chance to watch? No problem. Let's talk About Last Night.
Women's college basketball: Poor Villanova didn't stand a chance. You knew that whoever played UConn in its first post-Streak game would get a beat down, and that is exactly what happened. Behind 22 points from Tiffany Hayes, No. 2 UConn embarrassed the Wildcats with an 81-35 win at Gampel Pavilion. By the way, UConn now has an NCAA women's basketball record 70th straight home victory streak, surpassing the 69 straight home wins by Tennessee from 1991-1996 and the Huskies from 2000-2004. Here's the full recap.
Men's college basketball: No. 1 Duke (14-0) easily handled UAB (10-3) as the Blue Devils' Kyle Singler became the 11th player in Duke history to score 2,000 in a career in the 85-64 win. ... What got into the Volunteers last night? Tennessee (10-4) crushed No. 22 Memphis (11-3) in Knoxville 104-84. Maybe the Vols were trying to send off coach Bruce Pearl in style before he misses eight SEC games due to NCAA violations.
NBA: The NBA's best team suddenly has dropped two consecutive games as the San Antonio Spurs (29-6) lost at Boston (27-7) 105-103. Celtics' point guard Rajon Rondo had a ridiculous triple-double, with 12 points, 10 rebounds, 22 (yes, 22!) assists, adding six steals and one block for good measure. ... Laker fans can breathe at least for one night, as Kobe and company have now won two straight after a 99-95 win at Phoenix. ... Meanwhile, the Orlando Magic have won seven games in a row after beating the Bucks, 97-87.
NHL: The Penguins obviously didn't like losing to the Capitals in the Winter Classic. Pittsburgh embarrassed the Tampa Bay Lightning 8-1 behind a hat trick from Chris Kunitz.
In off-the-field football news (just because there are no games doesn't mean nothing happens in football), the Tennessee Titans announced they would release or trade quarterback Vince Young. I was not expecting that. Also, the Jim Harbaugh Watch is officially on. Stay tuned.