Tuesday's Top 25 Women's College Basketball Capsules
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Maya Moore scored 30 points and No. 1 Connecticut won its 80th straight game, 65-64, holding on when No. 2 Baylor couldn’t get off a last shot in time.
A record winning streak exactly two years in the making came down to the final seconds. The Huskies are now eight wins short of matching the 88-game string put together by UCLA’s men’s team in the 1970s.
Moore missed from the corner in the closing seconds and the Bears rushed down court trying to get off one more shot. Odyssey Sims launched a 3 from well beyond the arc at the buzzer — it fell short but it didn’t matter, it came too late and wouldn’t have counted.
Ahead 44-29 early in the second half, the Huskies suddenly found themselves in trouble when 6-foot-8 star Brittney Griner took over for Baylor. The Bears rallied, taking an eight-point lead with 6:42.
Tiffany Hayes added 16 points for Connecticut (2-0). Griner scored 19 points and had nine blocks for the Lady Bears (3-1). Sims added 17 points and Kimetria Hayden had 15.
No. 8 Texas A&M 87, Arkansas-Little Rock 41
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Danielle Adams had 24 points and 10 rebounds, leading eighth-ranked Texas A&M to an easy victory.
Adams, last year’s Big 12 conference newcomer of the year, had 20 points by halftime in the season-opener for the Aggies.
Arkansas-Little Rock (1-1) was led by Chastity Reed who had 17 points.
Texas A&M dominated in the paint behind the performance of Adams and outscored the Trojans 56-10 in that area.
No. 13 Georgetown 53, No. 21 Maryland 45
WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgetown ended a 10-minute scoring drought with back-to-back 3-pointers late in the second half as the No. 13 Hoyas earned their first victory over No. 21 Maryland.
Hobbled with leg cramps, Rubylee Wright made a 3-pointer with 1:39 left to give Georgetown (2-0) a 46-45 lead. Sugar Rodgers followed with another 3 seconds later to give the Hoyas breathing room and move to 1-8 against the Terrapins (1-1). Rodgers scored a game-high 21 points.
Maryland was hindered by turnovers (29) and poor shooting (18 percent overall). Lynetta Kizer had 10 points and 16 rebounds to lead Maryland.
No. 17 Texas 112, Northwestern State 53
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ashleigh Fontenette scored 23 points to lead No. 17 Texas.
Chassidy Fussell and Kathleen Nash each had 21 points, and reserve Chelsea Bass added 18 for Texas (2-0) in the lopsided effort.
Northwestern State (2-1) struggled against Texas’ defense that had 18 steals, 12 blocks and forced 29 turnovers.
Kottia White had 12 points for Northwestern State and Trudy Armstead added nine.
No. 20 St. John’s 77, Manhattan 51
NEW YORK (AP) — Shenneika Smith scored 17 points and No. 20 St. John’s routed Manhattan.
Sky Lindsay and Coco Hart each added 12 for the Red Storm (2-1), who ran out to a 40-19 halftime lead.
Abby Wentworth scored 14 points and Lindsey Loutsenhizer added 11 for the Jaspers (1-1).
No. 22 Iowa 91, Bradley 53
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Jaime Printy led five players in double figures with 21 points and No. 22 Iowa cruised in its home opener.
Kamille Wahlin added 17 points for the Hawkeyes (3-0), who improved to 5-0 against the Braves.
Iowa had little trouble disposing of Bradley (1-1), racing out to a 44-24 lead at halftime while holding the Braves to just 28 percent shooting.
Iowa’s Kachine Alexander had 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Kelly Krei and Hannah Draxten each scored 12 points. Raisa Taylor had 18 points but six turnovers for Bradley.