Sunday's Top 25 Women’s College Basketball Capsules
Monday, December 13, 2010
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Freshman Chiney Ogwumike had season-highs of 18 points and 13 rebounds, Nnemaki Ogwumike added 17 points and No. 3 Stanford beat Fresno State 77-40 on Sunday.
Jeanette Pohlen added 15 points for the Cardinal (6-0), who won their 50th consecutive home game.
Cardinal coach Tara VanDerveer won her 799th game, the 647th at Stanford. Her 800th win could come as early as Thursday when Stanford travels to DePaul to begin a tough stretch of nonconference games that include No. 8 Tennessee on the road and No. 4 Xavier and No. 1 Connecticut at home.
Rosie Moult had 11 points and nine rebounds to lead the Bulldogs (7-3), who had their four-game winning streak snapped.
No. 5 Duke 73, Oklahoma St. 45
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Karima Christmas scored 16 points and Allison Vernerey added a season-high 12 for Duke, which deployed a ravenous pressure defense to rout previously unbeaten Oklahoma State.
The Blue Devils (11-0) forced 17 first-half turnovers and took a 29-point halftime lead on their way to a sixth road win this season.
Oklahoma State (8-1) was especially vulnerable to the full-court press with two freshmen taking over at point guard for departed second-team All-American Andrea Riley, the Big 12’s all-time scoring leader.
Lakyn Garrison made six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 20 points for the Cowgirls, who had a 48-game non-conference winning streak at Gallagher-Iba Arena snapped.
Tricia Liston added 11 points and Chelsea Gray had 10 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for Duke.
No. 7 Texas A&M 91, TCU 66
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Danielle Adams had a career-high 33 points for Texas A&M.
It was the 18th straight double-figure scoring game for Adams and she had seven rebounds for the Aggies, who picked up their second win since a loss to Duke on Monday.
The Aggies trailed in the first three minutes of the game before taking a big lead and didn’t let TCU get closer than nine points in the second half.
Texas A&M (8-1) was ahead by 11 points with about 15 minutes remaining before using a 12-5 run over the next four minutes, that included 3s by Sydney Colson and Adams, to extend its lead to 68-50.
Helena Sverrisdottir had 23 points for the Horned Frogs (5-5) and Emily Carter added 19.
The Aggies scored 25 points off 19 TCU turnovers and outscored the Horned Frogs 36-10 in the paint.
No. 8 Tennessee 92, No. 21 Texas 77
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Angie Bjorklund scored 20 points in the first half and Meighan Simmons added 18 to lead Tennessee.
Bjorklund provided the early punch with four 3-pointers in the first half, then Simmons took over in the second as the Lady Vols (9-1) steadily pulled away and sent Texas (5-3) to its third consecutive loss. Five Tennessee players scored in double figures.
The game was the first in a tough two-game Texas swing for the Lady Vols. Tennessee plays at No. 2 Baylor on Tuesday night.
Kathleen Nash scored 21 points to lead Texas, which committed its season average of 20 turnovers that led to 23 Tennessee points.
The loss snapped Texas’ 27-game non-conference winning streak at home. The Longhorns were down to eight available scholarship players because of suspensions and illness.
No. 10 UCLA 75, Saint Mary’s 59
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Rebekah Gardner scored 16 points and UCLA used a devastating press to beat Saint Mary’s.
Doreena Campbell added 14 points for the Bruins (8-0), who forced 33 turnovers and scored 40 points off them. Darxia Morris had 12 points and Atonye Nyingifa 10 for UCLA, which is off to its best start since 1980-81 and owns its first top 10 ranking since January 2000.
Freshman Danielle Mauldin had a double-double for Saint Mary’s (5-5) with 12 points and 14 rebounds and Louella Tomlinson added to her NCAA record with eight more blocked shots. She has 52 this season and 564 for her career.
Jasmine Dixon, UCLA’s top scorer, returned after missing two straight games with concussion-like symptoms, but did not start and had seven points and seven rebounds in 20 minutes.
No. 12 North Carolina 78, UNLV 66
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Jessica Breland scored 24 points and keyed a late run that helped North Carolina.
Italee Lucas added 16 points as the Tar Heels (10-0) overcame their first halftime deficit of the season.
North Carolina led 63-60 before Breland scored seven of the Tar Heels’ next 11 points. The Tar Heels struggled to pull away despite forcing 34 turnovers by the Rebels (5-3).
North Carolina missed its first 13 3-point attempts until Lucas knocked down a 3 with 7:47 remaining for a 56-50 lead. UNLV stayed close, but tenacious defense by the Tar Heels eventually wore on the Rebels, playing their first game in the Eastern time zone in more than five seasons.
Kelli Thompson scored 22 points to lead UNLV.
No, 13 Oklahoma 63, New Mexico 60
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Morgan Hook made a go-ahead layup with 5.2 seconds left for Oklahoma.
Hook made two free throws 3 seconds later after Danielle Robinson forced a turnover. Hook finished with 19 points and Robinson added 21 as the Sooners (9-1) won despite shooting a season-low 37.2 percent from the field.
Jasmine Patterson scored 18 points to lead New Mexico (5-5).
No. 15 Michigan St. 85, Iona 51
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Lykendra Johnson and Jasmine Thomas scored 12 points each for the Spartans (10-1), who tied the school record for most 3-pointers in a game with 13, and shot 43.3 percent from beyond the arc.
Anda Ivkovic had 16 points and Tomica Bacic added nine points for Iona (2-6), which trailed 42-27 at halftime.
MSU won its eighth straight and tied the 2003-04 and 2004-05 teams for the best start in program history.
Playing its fourth game in seven days, State got help from its reserves, outscoring Iona 49-17 in bench points.
No. 16 Iowa St. 73, Columbia 27
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Anna Prins had 14 points and 10 rebounds and freshman Hallie Christopherson added 13 points for Iowa State.
Kelsey Bolte had 11 points for the Cyclones (7-2), who bounced back from a 22-point loss at No. 19 Iowa with a dominating effort over the Lions.
Iowa State struggled early, but a 12-0 run late in the first half helped the Cyclones take a 31-14 lead. Jessica Schroll opened the second half with a 3, and Christopherson’s layup with 12:51 left put Iowa State ahead 46-19.
It was the 53rd straight non-conference home win for the Cyclones, who led by 72-21 with 2:35 left.
Melissa Shafer had 11 points for Columbia (0-9), which shot 16.1 percent from the field and went 4 of 31 inside the 3-point line.
No. 17 Florida St. 87, Jacksonville St. 39
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Natasha Howard scored 17 points and Chasity Clayton added 16 for Florida State (8-1), which led 49-22 at halftime.
Jacksonville State (2-6) has lost six straight games.
Amanda McCarthy, who had not made a 3-pointer in Jacksonville’s first seven games, went 4 of 9 from long distance to lead the Gamecocks with 12 points.
Five Seminoles finished in double figures.
Marquette 63, No. 23 Wisconsin-Green Bay 60
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Paige Fiedorowicz scored nine of her 15 points in the second half and Kayla Tetschlag had 17 points for Green Bay (9-1), which had its 17-game regular season winning streak snapped.
Green Bay, which never led, got within two on Sarah Eichler’s driving basket with 14.1 seconds to go, but Sarina Simmons made one of two free throws.
A desperation 3 by Adrian Ritchie fell short as Marquette (8-2) beat Green Bay for the first time in the last three meetings.