Sunday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Monday, December 5, 2011
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brittney Griner scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds while Odyssey Sims added 15 points to help No. 1 Baylor roll to a 89-60 victory at Minnesota on Sunday.
The Lady Bears (8-0) were never really threatened in the Big 12/Big Ten Challenge game against the Gophers (4-5). Baylor jumped to a double-digit lead in the game's opening minutes and used its size inside and quickness on the perimeter to overwhelm Minnesota.
Rachel Banham scored 19 points to lead Minnesota, which has now lost three of four. Leah Cotton added 14 and Kiara Buford scored 13 for the Gophers.
No. 3 NOTRE DAME 76, CREIGHTON 48
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Natalie Achonwa scored a career-high 20 points to lead three Notre Dame players in double figures in the Irish's victory over Creighton.
Natalie Novosel had 17 points and Devereaux Peters added 10 for Notre Dame (7-1).
The Irish led by 30 points at halftime, allowing Novosel and star guard Skylar Diggins to spend most of the second half resting on the bench.
Ally Jensen made 3 of 4 3-pointers and finished with 12 points to lead Creighton (4-3).
No. 13 PURDUE 60, No. 4 TEXAS A&M 51
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Courtney Moses scored 15 points and Brittany Rayburn added 14 to help Purdue defeat Texas A&M in the Big 12/Big Ten Challenge.
The defending national champion Aggies (6-1) saw their winning streak end at 12 games. A win would have set a new school record for consecutive victories. They might now face a losing streak — Texas A&M plays at Connecticut on Tuesday night.
Purdue (7-1) bounced back after a 64-53 loss at No. 7 Duke on Thursday. It was Purdue's first win over a ranked non-conference opponent since beating Texas in 2009, and its first win over a non-conference opponent with both teams ranked since the No. 7 Boilermakers beat No. 5 Kansas State in 2003.
No. 5 STANFORD 93, FRESNO STATE 59
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Nnemkadi Ogwumike scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Stanford used its decisive height and reach advantage to defeat Fresno State.
Younger sister Chiney Ogwumike added 13 points and a career-high 16 rebounds for the Cardinal, whose 67 total rebounds were one shy of the program's single-game record.
Stanford (6-1) turned 28 offensive rebounds into a decisive 37-6 edge on second-chance points while shooting 50.7 percent from the field.
Madison Parrish, Alex Sheedy and Veronica Wilson scored 11 points each for Fresno State (5-3), which has made four straight NCAA tournament appearances.
No. 6 MARYLAND 76, AMERICAN 42
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alyssa Thomas scored 15 of her 17 points in the first half and Maryland cruised to a victory over American.
Laurin Mincy added 13 points for the Terrapins (9-0), who gave up a season-low points on defense and continued their best start since beginning the 2007-08 season, when the Terps won their first 10 games.
Gelesia George scored 10 points for American (5-4), which shot just 30 percent (16 of 54) from the floor and 9 percent (2 of 22) from 3-point range.
No. 7 DUKE 92, PITTSBURGH 43
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Chelsea Gray had a triple-double with 14 points, a school-record 13 assists and 11 rebounds in Duke's rout of Pittsburgh.
Tricia Liston scored 19 points and Chloe Wells added 14 for the Blue Devils (6-1). They never trailed, shot 50 percent and used a pair of early runs to effectively end this one at halftime and win their 28th straight game at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Gray added six steals during the fourth triple-double in school history and first since Jasmine Thomas two years ago against Marquette.
Brianna Kiesel had 12 points to lead the Panthers (4-4).
No. 8 TENNESSEE 73, No. 21 TEXAS 57
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Shekinna Stricklen scored 20 points and Tennessee held off Texas.
Vicki Baugh scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Lady Volunteers (4-2), who turned a 49-38 rebounding advantage into 17 second-chance points and got 21 points off 16 turnovers by the Longhorns.
Tennessee used an 11-0 run to take a 38-27 lead with 1:28 to go in the first half. Meighan Simmons hit a 3 and Baugh and Glory Johnson got back-to-back layups on the break during the stretch.
Texas (5-2) wouldn't go away, and a 3-pointer by Chelsea Bass cut the Lady Vols' lead to 59-53 with 8:50 to play.
Two minutes later, Johnson hit a layup that launched a 10-0 run and put the game out of reach.
Ashleigh Fontenette led the Longhorns with 22 points, and Chassidy Fussell scored 14.
No. 12 KENTUCKY 74, No. 10 LOUISVILLE 54
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A'dia Mathies scored 20 points and Kentucky used a first-half push to top Louisville.
The Wildcats (8-0) put pressure on Louisville early, holding the Cardinals with just one field goal over a 10-minute stretch in the first half. During that span, Kentucky took a 25-10 lead. Only once for the rest of the game did the Cardinals (7-2) get within single digits.
Kentucky created space with its 3-point shooting. The Wildcats, who were shooting 28.4 percent from behind the arc before Sunday, finished 10 of 19.
Louisville's Shoni Schimmel finished with 17 points and five assists.
No. 15 GEORGIA 75, GEORGIA TECH 68
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Jasmine Hassell scored a career-high 24 points, Jasmine James added 12 and Georgia beat Georgia Tech.
The Lady Bulldogs (7-1) improved to 30-4 in the series, including 13-0 at Stegeman Coliseum.
Sasha Goodlett and Tyaunna Marshall scored 19 and Metra Walthour finished with 14 for Georgia Tech (5-3). The Yellow Jackets have dropped three of four.
Georgia has won three straight since losing to Georgetown on Nov. 26.
No. 17 OHIO STATE 69, No. 18 OKLAHOMA 63
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Tayler Hill scored 20 points and Samantha Prahalis added 19 for Ohio State, which made its first nine shots of the game in a victory over Oklahoma in the Big 12/Big Ten Challenge.
Ohio State (7-0) led the whole way in its first road game of the season. The Buckeyes are 4-0 all-time against Oklahoma (3-2), which lost its second straight game, having fallen at Vanderbilt on Nov. 26.
Morgan Hook and Aaryn Ellenberg both scored 14 points for the Sooners.
No. 20 GEORGETOWN 58, RIDER 51
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sugar Rodgers scores 21 points and Georgetown overcame a double-digit deficit at home to defeat Rider for its sixth consecutive victory.
Tommacina McBride added 10 points for the Hoyas (7-2), who trailed 37-25 early in the second half and were in danger of losing their first regular-season nonconference home game since Dec. 17, 2006.
The Hoyas responded with a 17-5 run to take their first lead of the second half, 40-39, on a runner by Rodgers with 8 minutes, 53 seconds remaining. After a Rider free throw tied the game, Georgetown pulled away with a 12-2 spurt.
Sironda Chambers scored 20 points and MyNeshia McKenzie added 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Broncs (3-3).
No. 23 WISCONSIN-GREEN BAY 75, NORTHERN IOWA 67
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Julie Wojta scored a career-high 26 points to lead Wisconsin-Green Bay to a win over Northern Iowa on Sunday.
Wojta scored 16 of her points in the first half as Green Bay (7-0) bounced back from a sluggish start in which the Panthers jumped out to a 13-0 lead.
After Northern Iowa's early outburst the Phoenix put on the defensive clamps, responding with an 18-3 run, to take their first lead at 18-16.
They increased their advantage to 42-28 at the half on Megan Lukan's putback at the buzzer.
Katelin Oney scored 25 points to lead the Panthers (5-2). K.K. Armstrong added 14 points.
Green Bay has won 27 straight regular season games.
No. 24 DELAWARE 73, WILLIAM&MARY 57
NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Elena Delle Donne had 23 points, nine rebounds and five assists to help Delaware beat William & Mary in the Colonial Athletic Association opener on Sunday.
The Blue Hens (6-0, 1-0 CAA) are off to their best start ever.
Delle Donne, who entered the contest as the country's leading scorer at 30.3 points per game, hit 8-of-15 shots from the floor, including three 3-pointers.
The victory was the Hens' sixth straight over the Tribe (4-3, 0-1) and ninth in the last 11 meetings.
Janine Aldridge had 17 points, including five 3-pointers, to lead the Tribe.