Thursday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Friday, December 9, 2011
WACO, Texas (AP) — Brittney Griner scored 20 points, Odyssey Sims had 19 points and 11 assists and top-ranked Baylor beat Wisconsin-Milwaukee 72-41 on Thursday night for its 28th consecutive home win.
Brooklyn Pope added 18 points and 11 rebounds for Baylor (9-0). Sims had three 3-pointers and six steals with only two turnovers in 29 minutes.
Ashley Green scored 11 points for Milwaukee (2-5), which is in the midst of a five-game road trip. The Panthers shot only 28 percent (15 of 53).
Griner and Sims teamed up on a 16-2 run for Baylor that stretched its lead to 24-9 about 13 minutes into the game. Griner scored the first six points before Sims scored 10 in a row.
The Lady Bears were up 56-19 after Griner scored eight points in a 12-1 run over the first 5 minutes of the second half.
NO. 5 MARYLAND 108, DELAWARE STATE 33
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Laurin Mincy scored 15 points, one of eight players to reach double figures for Maryland in a rout of Delaware State — the largest margin of victory in school history.
The Terrapins (10-0) made 13 of their first 18 shots and shot 67 percent from the floor in taking a 57-14 halftime lead. Maryland made as many baskets (24) in the first half as the turnover-prone Hornets attempted.
The 75-point victory topped the Terrapins' previous high of 71 points, set in 1975 against Frostburg State and matched in 1993 against Maryland-Eastern Shore.
Delaware State (2-7) has lost seven straight.
NO. 10 KENTUCKY 72, NO. 6 DUKE 65
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A'dia Mathies scored 23 points, freshman Bria Goss added 19 and Kentucky beat Duke 72-65 in front of the largest home crowd for a women's game in Wildcats history.
Freshman Azia Bishop added 12 points as Kentucky (9-0) shook off a slow start with a second-half rally in front of 14,508 fans at Rupp Arena for its 29th straight nonconference home win. The Wildcats used their pressure defense to force the Blue Devils into a season-high 24 turnovers and made several clutch shots during an 8-0 run that sealed the victory.
Elizabeth Williams scored 17 for Duke (6-2), but the Blue Devils couldn't counter Kentucky after falling behind by 10 with just under 5 minutes to play.
Duke's only previous loss was by two points to Notre Dame.
The game featured two top 10 opponents in Lexington for the first time since 1983, when No. 6 Tennessee beat No. 4 Kentucky. It was moved to Rupp Arena instead of cozy, 8,000-seat Memorial Coliseum, and tickets went on sale for $1. The move paid off with a raucous atmosphere in the 35-year-old facility.
NO. 11 RUTGERS 68, FORDHAM 48
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Khadijah Rushdan scored 16 points and Monique Oliver added 14 to lead Rutgers over Fordham.
Betnijah Laney added 12 points for the Scarlet Knights (9-1), who rebounded from their first loss of the season, a double-overtime defeat at No. 9 Miami on Monday night. Rutgers will host seventh-ranked Tennessee on Tuesday night.
Rutgers got off to a sluggish start before taking control with a 25-7 burst. The Scarlet Knights led 37-25 at the break and scored the first nine points of the second half to blow it open.
Becky Peters had 12 points for Fordham (5-4), which was off to its best start in nine years under first-year coach Stephanie Gaitley.
NO. 21 WISCONSIN-GREEN BAY 72, TOLEDO 65
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Lydia Bauer hit five 3-pointers and scored 23 points, sending Wisconsin-Green Bay to a win over Toledo.
Julie Wojta added 17 points, including the final basket in a 12-0 run that broke the game open early in the second half. It was the second time this season that Green Bay (8-0) beat Toledo, the reigning WNIT champions.
Sarah Eichler made four 3s and scored 14 points for the Phoenix.
Andola Dortch had 18 points for Toledo (5-3), including 11 at the free throw line. The Rockets had their 22-game home winning streak snapped by a Phoenix squad that beat them 84-68 in Wisconsin on Nov. 16.
FRESNO STATE 69, NO. 24 OKLAHOMA 66
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Ki-Ki Moore had 21 points and 10 rebounds to help Fresno State hold off Oklahoma.
Blakeley Goldberg added 12 points for Fresno State (6-3), which outscored the Sooners 14-0 on fast-break points to earn its first victory over a ranked team since the 2007-08 season.
Aaryn Ellenberg had 28 points for Oklahoma (3-3), which dropped its third straight game. She was 8 of 16 from 3-point range.
The Bulldogs used a 14-0 run midway through the second half to turn a seven-point deficit into a 63-56 lead with just more than 5 minutes remaining.