Saturday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Sunday, December 11, 2011
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Natalie Novosel scored 17 points, and Devereaux Peters had 16 points and 11 rebounds to help No. 3 Notre Dame defeat No. 12 Purdue 66-38 on Saturday.
Skylar Diggins added nine points, seven assists and six rebounds for the Fighting Irish (9-1), who have won six straight since losing at No. 1 Baylor 94-81 on Nov. 20.
Courtney Moses scored 14 points and Antionette Howard added 13 for Purdue (7-2), which was coming off a 60-51 win over No. 4 Texas A&M, the defending national champion, on Sunday.
Brittany Rayburn, Purdue’s leading scorer, was held to four points on 1-for-7 shooting. She was ill and played just 24 minutes.
Notre Dame went on an early 17-0 run to take a 25-5 lead and Purdue went scoreless for more than 7 minutes, missing 13 of its first 15 shots.
NO. 9 MIAMI 76, MISSISSIPPI 48
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Riquna Williams scored 17 points and Pepper Wilson added 15 points to lead Miami to its 29th straight home win.
The Hurricanes (8-1) secured the win with an 11-0 run midway through the second half. Williams’ jumper with 6:59 remaining ended the spurt and gave Miami a 58-42 lead.
Williams hit two 3-pointers and scored on a three-point play as the Hurricanes withstood a comeback in the opening minutes of the second half. Williams’ second 3-pointer with 9:43 remaining increased the Miami lead to 47-40.
Nikki Byrd scored 10 points to lead the Rebels (6-2), who had won five in a row.
NO. 13 OHIO STATE 84, CANISIUS 41
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tayler Hill scored 21 points and Samantha Prahalis had 20 as Ohio State matched the best start in coach Jim Foster’s 10 seasons at the school.
Ohio State’s 8-0 record ties the 2009-10 team for the best start under Foster. The Buckeyes have won 16 of their past 17 games — the only loss coming against Tennessee in the NCAA Dayton Regional in March.
Jen Morabito scored 12 points on four three-pointers to lead Canisius (3-5).
The Golden Griffins opened the scoring on a 3 by Morabito 39 seconds in, but Ohio State would break off an 18-0 run over 6 1/2 minutes to take control.
NO. 15 LOUISVILLE 92, GARDNER-WEBB 27
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Antonita Slaughter went 7 of 9 from 3-point range and scored a career-high 23 points to lead Louisville.
Shoni Schimmel added 12 points for the Cardinals (8-2), who scored the first 10 points and never looked back, forcing GWU into seven of its 36 turnovers in the first 3:16. GWU went nearly 4 minutes before getting its first shot off.
The Cardinals took a 35-7 lead, highlighted by four of Slaughter’s 3-pointers. Senior Monique Reid scored Louisville’s next eight points and the Cards led 44-14 at halftime.
Catrina Green scored 11 points to lead the Bulldogs (0-8).
NO. 25 TEXAS 61, MICHIGAN ST. 53
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Cokie Reed returned to the court after an early injury scare and had 14 points and eight rebounds for Texas.
Reed, who missed all of last season after undergoing surgery on her right foot, left in the first half following a hard fall. She was back before halftime for the Longhorns (6-2).
Porsche Poole scored 13 points for Michigan State (7-4).
Michigan State took an early 11-3 advantage, powered by a trio of 3-pointers. A layup by Ashleigh Fontenette gave Texas its first lead of the game at 16-15 and keyed an 18-7 run.
Texas never trailed after that in its first game since losing at No. 8 Tennessee on Dec. 4.
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