Monday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Riquna Williams said her stomach was still burning nearly an hour after the final whistle. Shenise Johnson limped with every step. Miami coach Katie Meier said she was looking for some oxygen.
A comeback for the ages left No. 9 Miami drained — but still perfect at home.
Williams scored a career-high 36 points, Johnson added 25 points and 12 rebounds and the Hurricanes knocked No. 11 Rutgers from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 92-81 double-overtime win Monday night, Miami's 28th straight in its own building. The Hurricanes trailed by 16 points with 17 minutes left in the second half, then started a most improbable rally against one of the nation's top defensive clubs.
"You've got to be really cocky and have some really confident kids to think that you're coming back from that one," Meier said. "You really do. Especially when you look over on the other bench and it's Rutgers, one of the best defensive teams in the history of women's basketball."
A clash of styles — Miami's offense vs. Rutgers' defense — was all Scarlet Knights for the first 25 minutes. Rutgers (8-1) was up 40-24 early in the second half, and Meier acknowledged afterward that she thought the Hurricanes were in real trouble.
Miami outscored Rutgers 68-41 the rest of the way.
No. 9 Miami 92, No. 11 Rutgers 81, 2 OT
NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 21 of her 28 points in the first half as No. 22 Delaware cruised to 77-45 victory over Yale on Monday night.
The Blue Hens (7-0) won for the second time in two days, extending the program's best start.
Megan Vasquez scored 10 points to lead Yale (4-3).
Delle Donne, the leading scorer in Division I at 29.3 points per game, had Delaware's first 11 points and 16 of its first 18. She finished 10 for 16 from the field and had seven rebounds.
The Bulldogs led 2-0 after Aarica West scored on a layup off the opening tipoff. The Hens scored the next 11 points to take the lead for good.