Tuesday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Shekinna Stricklen scored 22 points and sixth-ranked Tennessee used a late run to beat No. 11 Rutgers 67-61 on Tuesday night.
The game featured two Hall of Fame coaches with Pat Summitt and C. Vivian Stringer of Rutgers. The long-time friends have combined for nearly 1,950 victories during their illustrious careers. They stand first and third on the women’s basketball all-time victory list.
Trailing 54-51 with 8:33 left, Tennessee (6-2) scored 13 straight points, holding Rutgers without a point for nearly 8 minutes. Meighan Simmons hit consecutive 3-pointers to give the Lady Vols a 61-54 lead.
April Sykes scored a season-high 27 points to lead Rutgers (9-2), which was looking for its first win over Tennessee since 2004.
Stringer hasn’t had much success against Summitt in her career, winning only twice in 17 meetings, including losing the last eight games.
NO. 12 OHIO ST. 83, SOUTHERN U. 49
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tayler Hill had 21 points, four assists and five steals in 29 minutes to lead Ohio State.
Hill, who is 11th nationally in scoring at 21.3 points per game, had five steals in the first 15 minutes and converted all of them into layups to help the Buckeyes (9-0) to a 44-24 halftime lead. Samantha Prahalis had 17 points and seven assists for Ohio State.
Kendra Coleman had 14 points for Southern (1-5), which has lost five straight.
NO. 23 DEPAUL 78, PRINCETON 67
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Anna Martin had 14 points, eight rebounds and six assists to lead DePaul.
Keisha Hampton scored 23 points for the Blue Demons (9-2), while Katherine Harry and Brittany Hrynko added 12 apiece.
Niveen Rasheed had 23 points and a career-high 18 rebounds for Princeton (7-3), which also got 14 points and nine rebounds from Devona Allgood.