Sunday's Top 25 Women's College Basketball Capsules

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Tiffany Hayes scored 32 points and top-ranked Connecticut extended its winning streak to 79 games Sunday with a season-opening 117-37 rout of Holy Cross.

Maya Moore added 21 points and moved into second place behind Tina Charles on the school’s career scoring list, as the Huskies tuned up for a game against No. 2 Baylor on Tuesday. The 80-point margin of victory was tied for the second largest in UConn history.

Hayes scored all but two of her points in the first 20 minutes, breaking the school record for a half. Kerry Bascom had 29 in the second half of a game against Toledo in 1991.

Hayes also surpassed her previous career-high of 28 by intermission. She opened the game with two 3-pointers, and hit 11 of her first 13 shots in leading UConn to a 63-30 lead.

Alex Smith had 12 points to lead Holy Cross (0-2), which shot just 27 percent from the field and was held to seven second-half points.

No. 7 Ohio State 74, Eastern Michigan 62

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jantel Lavender scored 26 points to help Ohio State pull away late.

Lavender had 11 points in the final 11 minutes and has scored in double figures in all 104 of her games, the longest active streak in Division I women’s basketball.

The Buckeyes (2-0) led by 13 in the first half before the Eagles (1-1) tied the score at 28 on Tara Johnson’s basket to open the second half.

Tavelyn James had 18 points for the Eagles. De’Ja Wills added 11 off the bench.

No. 9 Kentucky 84, Miami (Ohio) 71

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — A’dia Mathies and Victoria Dunlap each scored 16 points, Maegan Conwright added 15 and the Wildcats’ withering press forced 28 turnovers.

Samantha Drake scored 13 for Kentucky (2-0) before leaving with a left knee injury.

Maggie Boyer scored 19 points to lead the RedHawks in their opener.

Both teams displayed some early season rust, combining for 45 turnovers and 65 personal fouls, which led to 84 free throws.

No. 19 Georgia 58, Georgia Southern 43

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Porsha Phillips had 11 points and 13 rebounds to lead Georgia.

Meredith Mitchell added 11 points and seven assists for the Lady Bulldogs (1-0), who only shot 33 percent from the field. Mitchell was just 4 of 15, including 3 of 11 from 3-point range.

Jamie Navarro led Georgia Southern (0-1) with 10 points and nine rebounds.

Georgia Southern scored 10 straight points to take a 15-14 lead with 7:36 remaining in the first half, but Georgia used a 16-2 run to lead 30-17 at the break. No. 24 Vanderbilt 80, Howard 55

Nashville, Tenn. (AP) — Stephanie Holzer had 20 points and 11 rebounds as a trio of freshmen led Vanderbilt to a season-opening win.

Christina Foggie scored 14 points and Jasmine Lister had 13 for Vandy, which was playing without All-SEC first-team selection Jence Rhoads because of a hamstring injury.

Saadia Doyle had 30 points and 10 rebounds for Howard (0-2), which fell behind 25-8 with 12:43 left in the first half and never managed to get back in the game.


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