Saturday's Top 25 Women's College Basketball Capsules
Sunday, November 21, 2010
ATLANTA (AP) — Maya Moore scored 30 points in her homecoming to Atlanta, leading No. 1 Connecticut to its 81st consecutive victory with a 71-51 rout of Georgia Tech on Sunday.
The Huskies (3-0) tied Washington University, an NCAA Division III school, for the most consecutive wins by a woman’s program at any level. The Bears won 81 in a row from 1998-2001.
UConn should break the mark against Howard on Friday, then set off toward the next milestone: UCLA’s 88-game winning streak during the 1970s, the longest by a men’s program.
Coming off a one-point win over No. 2 Baylor, the Huskies had a much easier time against Georgia Tech (3-2). They took control with a 14-0 run midway through the first half, led 41-23 at halftime and were never seriously threatened over the final 20 minutes.
No. 3 Stanford 84, Gonzaga 78
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Nnemkadi Ogwumike scored 21 points and Stanford held off spirited Gonzaga.
Jeanette Pohlen hit consecutive 3-pointers for Stanford (3-0) during a 9-0 run after Gonzaga had tied the score at 68 with 5:23 left. Stanford held the Bulldogs scoreless for three minutes during that deciding stretch, and has held all three of its opponents under 40 percent shooting this season.
Courtney Vandersloot led Gonzaga (1-2) with 24 points. The Zags stayed close much of the game despite poor shooting, and saw their 19-game home winning streak snapped.
No. 4 Tennessee 80, Arizona State 64
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Shekinna Stricklen scored 18 points, and Glory Johnson added 14 points and 15 rebounds to help Tennesse beat Arizona State.
Both teams used smothering defense in the first half, but Arizona State’s shooting efforts fell apart halfway through.
The Sun Devils wouldn’t score again in the half after taking an 18-17 lead on a jumper by Adrianne Thomas with 8:38 to go. The Lady Vols used a 16-0 run during that time to grab a 33-18 lead heading into halftime.
Tennessee (4-0) took advantage of 11 first-half turnovers by Arizona State, turning them into 12 points.
The Sun Devils (2-1) shot 51.9 percent in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to overcome their 28.6 percent first-half shooting, and the Lady Vols’ lead never dropped below 13 points after halftime. Dymond Simon lead Arizona State with 13 points.
No. 6 Duke 82, Western Kentucky 55
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Haley Peters scored a season-high 17 points while Jasmine Thomas added 16 to help Duke rout Western Kentucky.
It was the highest point total and largest victory margin of the season for Duke (4-0), which will play its next four games on the road.
Kathleen Scheer added 10 points for the Blue Devils.
Janae Howard had 15 points, LaTeira Owens 14 and Arnika Brown 11 for Western Kentucky (0-3).
No. 9 Kentucky 81, No. 12 Notre Dame 76
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Victoria Dunlap scored 24 points and redshirt freshman guard Bernisha Pinkett had a career-high 17 points as Kentucky beat Notre Dame.
Keyla Snowden added 17 points for the Wildcats (3-0), who have won 20 straight games at Memorial Coliseum.
Natalie Novosel led the Irish (2-2) with 21 points and Skylar Diggins had 18 points, but Notre Dame couldn’t overcome 17 turnovers.
The Wildcats took control with a 19-2 run in the first half, eventually building a 12-point lead. The Irish pulled within one possession on several occasions in the second half, but Snowden or Dunlap would hit a basket to keep the Wildcats in front.
Kentucky used its pressure defense and speed to overcome a distinct size advantage. The Irish outrebounded the Wildcats 51-35 but made just 2 of 15 3-pointers.
No. 14 North Carolina 93, Western Carolina 36
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Italee Lucas scored 16 points and Chay Shegog added 14 to lead North Carolina to a win over Western Carolina.
The Tar Heels (4-0) started the game with a 10-0 run, had an 11-0 spurt midway through the first half, and then closed out the half on a 15-0 run to sprint by the Catamounts.
WCU forwards Caitlin Hollifield and Laura Sanchez led the Catamounts (1-3) with eight points each.
WCU senior Emily Clarke passed the 1,000-point mark in career scoring with her team’s first basket, a 3-pointer, but the Catamounts couldn’t handle the multiple pressing defenses that the Tar Heels used while building a 47-17 halftime lead.
North Carolina scored 24 first-half points on 17 first-half turnovers. The Tar Heels will next play in the Rainbow Wahine Showdown in Honolulu starting Friday.
No. 15 UCLA 65, UC Davis 49
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Darxia Morris had 14 points and seven assists while Jasmine Dixon added 13 points to help UCLA to its best start in 14 years with a victory over UC Davis.
Antonye Nyingifa finished with 12 points and Doreena Campbell added 10 points and five assists for UCLA, which improved to 4-0. The Bruins last started with four straight wins during the 1986-87 season.
Vicky Deely finished with 21 points, including five 3-pointers, for UC Davis (3-1).
No. 16 Florida State 72, No. 23 Vanderbilt 66
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Courtney Ward scored a career-high 31 points, making a career-best seven 3-pointers, to help Florida State beat Vanderbilt.
Freshman Natasha Howard added 11 points for FSU, which led 33-25 at the half but fought off a furious second-half charge by Vanderbilt.
Vanderbilt trailed for much of the game but gradually chipped away at FSU’s lead and went ahead 38-37 with 13:32 left in the second half on Tiffany Clark’s inside basket.
The teams traded baskets until the final minutes. Ward made all 6 of her free throws in the game’s final minutes, helping seal the win for Florida State (4-0).
The Commodores (2-1) were led by a pair of freshmen. Christina Foggie scored 21 points and Jasmine Lister added 17 points.
No. 17 Texas 92, Boston University 46
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Chassidy Fussell scored 20 points and Kathleen Nash added 12 points and 20 rebounds to help Texas double-up Boston University.
Four other players scored in double-figures for the Longhorns (3-0) against the Terriers (1-2). Yvonne Anderson had 17 points, Anne Marie Hartung had 14, and Ashley Gayle and Chlesea Bass each added 10 for Texas. All but one Longhorn scored in a game defined by Texas’ rebounding dominance.
Gayle also had a career-high 16 rebounds as Texas outboarded Boston University 59-43. Texas also used a staunch defense to grab 20 steals in the game, led by Ashleigh Fontenette’s six. The Terriers led midway through the first half before Texas entered halftime on a 33-13 run and outscored them 49-22 in the second.
Alex Young had 16 points for Boston University.
No. 18 Georgia 84, Indiana 51
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Jasmine James scored 18 of her season-high 21 points in the first half to lead Georgia to a victory over Indiana.
Georgia (3-0) scored the first seven points of the game in the first 80 seconds, and James had five of them, setting a trend for the half. The Lady Dogs led 44-25 at the break and never looked back.
Anne Marie Armstrong added a career-high 15 points for Georgia.
Hope Elam led Indiana (2-2) with 16 points, but was 5-for-17 from the field. Whitney Lindsay added 13 points and Jori Davis 10.
No. 19 Iowa State 69, Northern Iowa 59
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Freshman Hallie Christofferson scored 19 points on her 19th birthday and Iowa State rallied to beat host Northern Iowa.
Senior Kelsey Bolte added 13 points for the Cyclones (3-0), who trailed 33-30 at halftime before overwhelming the Panthers in the second half.
Northern Iowa’s Katelin Oney pulled the Panthers within 53-51 on 3 with 4:44 left. But Christofferson answered with a layup, and the Cyclones scored their final 14 points at the free throw line to hold off Northern Iowa (2-1).
Jacqui Kalin scored 13 points and Amber Kirschbaum and Oney each had 11 for the Panthers, which led by as much as eight in the first half.
No. 21 Maryland 78, American 52
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas scored 16 points and Lynetta Kizer added 12 to help Maryland rout American for Brenda Frese’s 200th victory as the Terrapins coach.
Anjale Barrett scored 11 points for Maryland (3-1), which improved to 15-1 all-time against the Eagles (2-2). Frese, in her ninth season, reached the 200-win milestone faster than any of her predecessors.
Lisa Strack and Alexis Dobbs led American with 13 points apiece. The Eagles shot a season-worst 29 percent (17 for 58) from the floor and made only six of 26 3-point attempts.
No. 22 Iowa 90, Central Michigan 79
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Morgan Johnson scored 21 points while Kachine Alexander added 20 points and 18 rebounds to help Iowa beat Central Michigan to improve to 5-0.
Jaime Printy added 18 for the Hawkeyes, who pulled away late to send the Chippewas (4-1) to their first loss of the year.
Central Michigan pulled within 69-63 midway through the second half. But Alexander buried a 3 to put the Hawkeyes ahead 82-72 with 4:34 left, and she followed a Johnson jumper with a layup to give Iowa a 12-point lead a minute later.
Shonda Long had 22 points and Kaihla Szunko had 12 points and 15 rebounds for the Chippewas.