Tuesday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Tiffany Hayes and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis each scored 14 points to help second-ranked Connecticut rout No. 8 Texas A&M 81-51 on Tuesday night in the Jimmy V Classic.
Kelly Faris added 13 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Huskies (8-0). Caroline Doty had 11 points as UConn put six players in double figures. She sat out the final 30 minutes of the Huskies’ win over Towson on Nov. 30 after suffering a concussion. She showed no ill effects against the Aggies.
The victory was UConn’s 91st straight at home, extending its NCAA record. The Huskies’ last home loss came in the 2007 Big East championship game to Rutgers.
Texas A&M (6-2) was coming off its first loss of the season, falling to then-No. 13 Purdue on Sunday.
NO. 14 GEORGIA 80, MERCER 43
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Jasmine Hassell had 16 points and Georgia took control by scoring 11 straight points midway through the first half.
Led by Hassell’s play around the basket, the Lady Bulldogs outscored Mercer 52-6 in the paint.
Georgia (8-1) trailed 14-12 following a 3-pointer by Mercer’s Ry’van Buchanan, who had 13 points. Hassell had back-to-back baskets in the Lady Bulldogs’ 11-0 run.
Khaalidah Miller had 15 points and Anne Marie Armstrong added 12.
Precious Bridges had 11 points for Mercer (2-7).
The Lady Bulldogs had 14 steals, including four by Jasmine James, and outscored the Bear 26-3 in points off turnovers.
NO. 17 PENN STATE 66, VIRGINIA TECH 28
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) —Maggie Lucas scored 20 points to help Penn State cruise past Virginia Tech.
Nikki Greene added 14 points for the Nittany Lions (7-2) and Alex Bentley had 11 to reach 1,000 for her career.
Aerial Wilson had 10 points to lead Virginia Tech (2-6), which was held scoreless over the final 13:15.
Penn State used a 14-0 run midway through the first half to pull away.
Then, leading 27-15 at halftime, the Nittany Lions used their size advantage to maintain control. Greene, a 6-foot-4 center, scored 12 points in the second half, most in the paint.
The Hokies shot 12 of 51 (24 percent) from the field and set a school record for fewest points scored in a game.