Wednesday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Thursday, December 1, 2011
WACO, Texas (AP) — Brittney Griner had 23 points and 14 rebounds for her fifth double-double this season and top-ranked Baylor stretched its home winning streak to 27 games with a 91-39 victory over Texas Southern on Wednesday night.
Odyssey Sims had 19 points, nine assists and a career-high eight steals while playing 24 minutes for the Lady Bears (7-0). Kimetria Hayden and Brooklyn Pope had 13 points apiece.
Kiara Taylor led Texas Southern (1-4) with 12 points on four 3-pointers.
It was the 30th double-double in 79 career games for Griner, the 6-foot-8 junior phenom who was a unanimous preseason AP All-America pick this season. She played only 22 minutes, making eight of 14 field goals and seven of eight free throws.
Three days after their 76-67 win at eighth-ranked Tennessee, already their third victory over a Top 25 opponent this season, Baylor scored the first 12 points of the game and built a 20-point lead within 8 minutes.
NO. 2 CONNECTICUT 92, TOWSON 31
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Bria Hartley had 24 points and five assists as Connecticut routed Towson in the Huskies’ final tuneup before hosting defending national champion Texas A&M next week.
Freshman Kaleena Mosqueda Lewis added 21 points for UConn (7-0), which extended its NCAA-record home-court winning streak to 90 games.
The Huskies, who had four players in double figures, have won 163 straight against non-ranked opponents, and 256 in a row against unranked teams at home.
Camille Alberson had nine points to lead Towson (4-2), which had 30 turnovers, including 20 in the first half as the Huskies jumped out to a 52-14 lead.
Connecticut shot 60 percent from the floor and hit 12 shots from 3-point range.
NO. 5 STANFORD 93, UC DAVIS 44
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Nnemkadi Ogwumike scored 18 of her 20 points in the first half and also grabbed nine rebounds as Stanford overcame a slow and sloppy start to beat UC Davis.
Chiney Ogwumike added 18 points and nine boards and reserve Joslyn Tinkle added a career-high 19 points on 8-for-9 shooting and nine rebounds as the Cardinal (5-1) got their 66th straight home win at Maples Pavilion. The game was a rematch of last season’s NCAA tournament first-round game won 86-59 by Stanford.
Hannah Stephens scored 19 points for the outsized Aggies (5-2).
NO. 6 MARYLAND 74, MICHIGAN 65
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas scored 24 points and Maryland used a late surge to top previously unbeaten Michigan in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
The Terrapins (8-0) led 60-59 with 6 minutes left before Laurin Mincy drilled a 3-pointer, Lynetta Kizer added a three-point play and Anjale Barrett made two free throws for a nine-point cushion with 3:52 remaining.
After Carmen Reynolds sank two free throws for Michigan (7-1), successive baskets by Tianna Hawkins put Maryland up by 11.
Hawkins had 10 points and 16 rebounds, and Mincy contributed 11 points and eight rebounds for the Terrapins.
Courtney Boylan scored 17 and Reynolds had 15 for Michigan, which was looking to start 8-0 for the first time in school history. The Wolverines have never defeated a team in the Top 10.
NO. 11 RUTGERS 71, TEMPLE 50
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — April Sykes scored a season-high 19 points and Rutgers shot its way past Temple.
Khadijah Rushdan added 16 points while Monique Oliver had 15 for the Scarlet Knights (7-0), off to their best start in six years. They began the 2005-06 season 8-0 — the only other time they have won their first seven games under coach C. Vivian Stringer.
Shey Peddy scored 16 to lead Temple (2-5), which has lost five straight, including three against ranked opponents.
NO. 16 PENN STATE 103, NO. 14 NORTH CAROLINA 84
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Zhaque Gray scored 25 points and Penn State snapped a three-game losing streak in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge by defeating North Carolina.
All five Lady Lions starters scored in double figures. Leading scorer Maggie Lucas had 21 points despite sitting out most of the second half with four fouls.
Brittany Roundtree led North Carolina (5-1) with 27 points. Laura Broomfield added 21 points and 17 rebounds.
Penn State (6-1) used a 14-0 spurt to put away the Tar Heels in the second half.
NO. 15 GEORGIA 85, SOUTH CAROLINA STATE 48
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Jasmine James scored 17 points and Georgia dominated from the opening tip against South Carolina State.
Georgia (6-1) scored the first 16 points of the game in the initial 7 minutes and never looked back. Jasmine Hassell added 12 points for the Lady Dogs.
Tiara Knotts and Tracey Flowers led South Carolina State (2-3) with 10 points apiece.
NO. 17 OHIO STATE 78, FLORIDA STATE 75, OT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tayler Hill had a career-high 31 points, including five in overtime, to lead Ohio State past Florida State in the Big/Ten ACC Challenge.
Hill made a free throw to pull the Buckeyes (6-0) within 75-74 with 59 seconds remaining and then scored the go-ahead layup with 31 seconds to go. She added two foul shots with 14 seconds left and the Seminoles had a chance to tie it, but Alexa Deluzio missed a 3-pointer from the right corner.
The rebound went out of bounds to Florida State (3-5), but Ashley Adams stole the ball and a wild scramble ensued. Both benches emptied at the buzzer, but order was restored.
Cierra Bravard had 27 points for the Seminoles.
NO. 19 TEXAS TECH 85, TEXAS STATE 40
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Kierra Mallard scored 18 points, Shauntal Nobles had a double-double off the bench and Texas Tech beat Texas State.
Mallard scored 14 after halftime for the Lady Raiders (6-0), who led by at least 30 most of the second half. Nobles had 10 points and 12 rebounds as Texas Tech’s reserves combined for 36 points.
Texas State (3-3) shot 29 percent and had 27 turnovers. Verinus Kalu scored 10 points for the Bobcats.
NO. 20 GEORGETOWN 70, COPPIN STATE 54
BALTIMORE (AP) — Sugar Rodgers scored 26 points and had seven 3-pointers in the first half, leading Georgetown over Coppin State.
Rodgers hit her first 3 just 9 seconds into the game and added six more without a miss in the first 7 minutes to give the Hoyas (6-2) a 25-8 lead.
Coppin State (2-4) led 6-5 in the early moments, but Georgetown, which has won five straight, went on a 20-2 run powered by Rodgers. She hit her eighth 3-pointer with 11:32 to play, setting a personal high.
NO. 25 VANDERBILT 83, AUSTIN PEAY 51
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Christina Foggie had a career-high 25 points to lead Vanderbilt past Austin Peay.
After scoring 21 in an upset of then-No. 12 Oklahoma on Saturday, Foggie picked up where she left off for Vanderbilt (7-0). She had 14 points by halftime and was perfect on eight free throws.
Shyra Brown led the Lady Govs (2-4) with 13 points.
Stephanie Holzer scored 15 points for Vanderbilt. On the road for the first time this season, the Commodores trailed just once — in the first 30 seconds. They pulled away early with a 19-4 run.