Tuesday's Top 25 Women's College Basketball Capsules
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
CINCINNATI (AP) — Amber Harris extended her point-a-minute spurt by scoring 16, and fourth-ranked Xavier brushed aside another overmatched opponent with an 85-40 win over Mississippi Valley State on Tuesday.
The Musketeers (6-0) moved up to No. 4 this week, their highest ranking in school history, and backed it up by winning for the fourth time in eight days.
Xavier has won 26 of 27 since last season, the only loss by a basket to Stanford in the NCAA regional finals. Harris returned for one more season to try to get the Musketeers to their first Final Four. During the last four games, the versatile forward has scored 83 points in only 86 minutes.
Ka’Neshia Smith led MVSU (1-4) with 14 points.
No. 5 Duke 75, James Madison 58
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Chelsea Gray scored 15 points to lead four players in double figures and No. 5 Duke survived an early surge by James Madison.
Karima Christmas and Krystal Thomas added 14 points for the Blue Devils (7-0), who took the lead for good with a 13-2 run midway through the first half, and JMU never got closer than nine the rest of the way.
Dawn Evans led the Dukes (3-3) with 20 points, and Lauren Jimenez added 19 and 11 rebounds.
There were six lead changes in the first half before Duke — aided by JMU turnovers — went on a 13-2 run to open a 27-17 lead at the 8:02 mark. The Dukes had 11 first-half turnovers.
No. 24 Nebraska 65, UNLV 41
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Freshmen Jordan Hooper scored 16 points and Kellie McCann-Smith added 13 while Nebraska used a strong defensive performance to defeat UNLV.
The Cornhuskers (6-0) held UNLV to one field goal over the first 14 minutes of the second half and built their lead to 27 points on their way to their 25th straight home win.
Hooper, who reached 100 career points faster than any freshman in program history, made four 3-pointers. McCann-Smith also hit four 3s as well.
The Rebels (4-2) never led but got within 18-16 before Hooper made three 3s during a 13-3 run over the last 5:31 of the half.
UNLV, which committed 26 turnovers, was held to a measly 24 percent (15 for 50) shooting.
Kelli Thompson led UNLV with 12 points.