Wednesday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Thursday, December 15, 2011
CINCINNATI (AP) — Shoni Schimmel scored 16 points to lead No. 14 Louisville past Cincinnati 64-59 Wednesday night in the Big East opener for both teams.
After trailing for much of the second half, Louisville (9-2, 1-0) tied the score at 55 with 2:37 left in the game and went ahead on Schimmel’s 3-pointer.
With less than a minute left, Bjonee Reaves’ jumper pulled Cincinnati (6-3, 0-1) within one, but Cardinals forward Shawnta’ Dyer responded quickly to give Louisville a three-point lead with 39 seconds remaining.
Becky Burke, who had 14 points for the Cardinals, made four free throws in the final 30 seconds to seal the win.
Reaves finished with 18 points for the Bearcats, who have lost three straight.
NO. 24 TEXAS 79, ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF 40
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Chassidy Fussell scored 14 of her 22 points in the first half and Texas rolled past Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
Fussell was 8 of 12 shooting and had three 3-pointers. Yvonne Anderson scored 14 and Cokie Reed and Ashleigh Fontenette each had 10 for the Longhorns (7-2).
Chigozianyi Okwumabua led Arkansas-Pine Bluff (0-8) with 10 points. The Golden Lions were playing their second ranked opponent in four days after losing at No. 8 Kentucky on Dec. 11.
Kayla Brewer debuted for Texas on Wednesday. The transfer from South Carolina scored five points in 15 minutes.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff connected on 6 of 29 shots in the first half and Texas led 41-17 at halftime.