Sunday's Top 25 Women’s College Basketball Capsules
Monday, December 6, 2010
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Maya Moore scored 17 points to become the school’s career scoring leader, and No. 1 Connecticut routed Sacred Heart 86-32 Sunday to win its 86th consecutive game.
Moore’s 2,355 career points break the record of 2,346 set by Tina Charles last season.
Tiffany Hayes led UConn (8-0) with 18 points, while Bria Hartley and Samarie Walker added 11 apiece. Callan Taylor scored 11 points to lead Sacred Heart (3-4).
The Huskies are on track to tie the UCLA men’s all-time Division I winning streak of 88 games on Dec. 19 against Ohio State, and could break it two days later against Florida State.
No. 2 Baylor 103, Minnesota 56
WACO, Texas (AP) — Brittney Griner scored 22 points, her sixth consecutive 20-point game, and Baylor rolled over Minnesota.
The Lady Bears (9-1) and Minnesota (5-4) met for the first time since playing in the NCAA round of 16 in 2005. The Lady Bears won that game on way to their national championship.
Kimetria Hayden added 17 points for Baylor, while freshman Odyssey Sims had 13 in her first career start and Ashley Field scored 12.
Leah Cotton led Minnesota with 20 points, while China Antoine had 14 and Kiara Buford 12.
No. 4 Xavier 69, Cincinnati 61
CINCINNATI (AP) — Amber Harris had 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Musketeers’ to their program-record eighth straight win to start the season.
Tyeasha Moss scored 14 points and senior Megan Askew had a career-high 12, all in the first half, to go along with Harris’ 44th career double-double. Ta’Shia Phillips also scored 12.
Xavier also beat Cincinnati last season to set the previous program record for best start. The Musketeers have won 23 consecutive regular-season games dating to last Dec. 30.
Shareese Ulis scored 24 points to lead the Bearcats (5-2). Bjonee Reaves added 10.
No. 6 Ohio St. 95, No. 11 Oklahoma 84
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jantel Lavender scored 32 points and Samantha Prahalis had 15 points and a career-high 15 assists, leading Ohio State to the victory in the Big Ten/Big 12 Challenge.
Brittany Johnson added 18 points, Tayler Hill finished with 16 and Sarah Schulze 12 for the Buckeyes (7-0), who pulled away down the stretch. It was Jim Foster’s 1,000th game as a head coach, improving to 723-277 in 32 seasons at St. Joseph’s, Vanderbilt and Ohio State.
Freshman Aaryn Ellenberg had a career-best 34 points for the foul-hampered Sooners (7-1), with Associated Press preseason first-team All-American Danielle Robinson adding 19. Carlee Roethlisberger, an Ohio native and the little sister of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, had 18.
Louisville 78, No. 8 Kentucky 52
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Freshman guard Shoni Schimmel poured in a season-high 26 points, including six 3-pointers, and Louisville rolled past the Wildcats.
Becky Burke added 21 points and the Cardinals (6-3) held the Wildcats to 29-percent shooting to avenge a 34-point loss to their rivals a year ago.
Victoria Dunlap led the Wildcats (5-1) with 17 points and a career-high 23 rebounds, but Kentucky looked rattled playing in front of a crowd of more than 22,000.
No. 9 Tennessee 74, Old Dominion 44
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Freshman guard Meighan Simmons scored 14 points and the Lady Vols closed the last 12 minutes of the first half on a 30-14 run in beating Old Dominion.
Shekinna Stricklen had 11 points and Kamiko Williams added 10 for the Lady Vols (8-1), who shot 47 percent and committed 18 turnovers — but forced 22 of them.
The Lady Monarchs (3-3), who opened the season with a 65-63 win at Georgia Tech and beat Louisville 69-65 on Nov. 26, shot 32 percent and were outrebounded 41-33.
No. 13 UCLA 54, Montana State 44
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rebekah Gardner scored 14 points to power UCLA to the victory.
Antoyne Nyingifa added 11 points for the Bruins (7-0), who outrebounded the Bobcats 43-29.
Montana State (2-7) put together a 7-0 run to trim UCLA’s lead to 46-40 with 4:08 left. Lyndi Seidensticker capped the surge with a 3-pointer.
Gardner followed with consecutive layups to restore the Bruins’ double-digit lead at 50-40.
Chelsea Banis had 16 points and Katie Bussey added nine for Montana State, which stayed close despite shooting 30 percent from the field.
The Bruins went 8 for 21 from the free-throw line.
No. 16 Notre Dame 72, Purdue 51
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Natalie Novosel scored 16 points and Notre Dame celebrated the 1,000th game in school history with an easy victory over Purdue.
The Irish (7-3) forced 24 turnovers and converted them into 29 points, and dominated in the paint, scoring 46 points while holding Purdue to only 29 inside.
Brittany Rayburn had 16 points and a team-high seven rebounds for Purdue (6-2), which struggled from the field, shooting just 36.5 percent for the game. Courtney Moses scored 11.
No. 25 Michigan State 71, No. 17 Texas 57
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Lykendra Johnson and Kalisha Keane had 20 points apiece as Michigan State earned another impressive victory.
Johnson also had 11 rebounds for the Spartans, who knocked off a top-20 opponent for the second time in five days. Michigan State (7-1) beat No. 15 Florida State 72-64 in Tallahassee on Wednesday night.
Kathleen Nash led the Longhorns with 17 points. Ashleigh Fontenette had 13 and Ashley Gayle finished with 10.
Texas (4-2) committed 27 turnovers and lost the rebounding battle 43-40.
No. 18 Iowa 68, Kansas State 62
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Jaime Printy scored 20 points to lead the No. 18 Hawkeyes to a narrow win.
Kansas State (6-1) used a 16-0 run in the first half to take the early lead, but Iowa managed to get within 29-25 at halftime. The Hawkeyes (8-1) took over in the second half, taking the lead about 6 minutes in and holding on the rest of the way.
Brittany Chambers scored 20 points and Branshea Brown added 18 to lead Kansas State. No. 19 Iowa State 60, Michigan 47
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Kelsey Bolte scored 20 points and Iowa State survived its worst shooting game of the season to beat Michigan.
Iowa State (6-1) shot only 32 percent, but Jessica Schroll and Chelsea Poppens came up with some key offensive rebounds in the second half to keep possessions alive, and the Cyclones hit five 3-pointers during a 6-minute stretch late in the game to take control.
Veronica Hicks and Rachel Sheffer led Michigan (4-4) with 10 points each.
Georgia Tech 69, No. 21 Georgia 53
ATLANTA (AP) — Tyaunna Marshall scored 20 points and Georgia Tech finally knocked off a ranked team in its brutal early schedule by pulling away late against Georgia.
The Yellow Jackets (7-4) already had lost to No. 1 Connecticut, No. 9 Tennessee and No. 12 Georgetown. But they took control against Georgia (6-2) with a 13-3 run shortly after the break.
Georgia Tech made five straight shots from the field — all of them layups or from close in — and knocked down three free throws to stretch it from 37-36 to 50-39 with about 13 minutes left.
No. 22 Maryland 81, Appalachian State 65
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Diandra Tchatchouang had 17 points and seven rebounds, Alyssa Thomas added 13 points and Maryland rode a 14-2 run in the second half to victory.
Maryland (7-1) expanded a one-point halftime lead to 53-40. Thcatchouang scored eight points during the spree, which was capped by Natasha Cloud’s transition layup with 15:50 remaining.
Lynetta Kizer had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Alicia DeVaughn grabbed 13 rebounds as the Terrapins improved to 4-0 all-time against the Mountaineers (6-2).
Denver 70, No. 23 Vanderbilt 65
DENVER (AP) — Brianna Culberson scored 22 points, Kaetlyn Murdoch had 16 and Denver upset slumping Vanderbilt.
Britteni Rice added 12 points for the Pioneers (4-4), who shot 56 percent from the field. Denver also outscored Vandy 40-22 in the paint and held the Commodores to a season low for points.
Jence Rhoads had 19 points for Vanderbilt (4-3), which has lost three consecutive road games. Hannah Tuomi, from Thornton, Colo., had 17 points and six rebounds in her first collegiate game in her home state.
Denver put together a 13-3 run to take a 61-51 lead with 2:51 remaining. Murdoch capped the surge with a three-point play.
Indiana 67, No. 24 Nebraska 61
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Jori Davis scored 21 points and Hope Elam added 14 to help Indiana end the Huskers’ 37-game regular-season win streak.
There were 12 lead changes in the second half, the last coming with 1:14 remaining. Whitney Lindsay fed a cutting Andrea McGuirt for a layup and the foul, and she made the free throw to give the Hoosiers (5-3) a 63-61 lead. Davis put the game away with a basket and two free throws.
Dominique Kelley scored 21 points to lead Nebraska (6-1), which had not lost during the regular season since March 3, 2009.