Saturday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Sunday, December 18, 2011
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 22 points and 12 rebounds for No. 4 Stanford in a hard-fought 85-66 victory over Princeton on Saturday.
Her little sister, Chiney, added 21 points on 10-of-11 shooting and nine rebounds as the Cardinal (7-1) extended their school-record home win streak at Maples Pavilion to 67 games.
Stanford returned from its annual two-week break for final exams and received a tough test in a tuneup for Tuesday night’s sold-out showdown with sixth-ranked Tennessee.
Lauren Edwards scored 16 points for scrappy Princeton (7-4), which played a ranked opponent for the third time in its last five games but has still never beaten a ranked team.
The Tigers were aggressive on both ends of the floor despite being overmatched, losing for the fourth time in five games following a 6-0 start.
NO. 6 TENNESSEE 85, UCLA 64
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Meighan Simmons scored 18 points and Glory Johnson added 17 for Tennessee, which made 18 of its first 20 shots.
Vicki Baugh had 14 points and 12 rebounds, Taber Spani added 14 points and Shekinna Stricklen scored 11 for the Lady Vols, who shot 36 of 52 (69.6 percent) from the floor.
Rebekah Gardner scored 15 of her career-high 24 points in the first half for UCLA (5-4), and Thea Lemberger and Markel Walker added 11 points each for the Bruins.
The win was the fourth straight for the Lady Vols (7-2) and their 18th in 19 meetings all-time against UCLA. It also raised Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt’s career record to 1,078-201.
NO. 12 OHIO STATE 77, CALIFORNIA 75
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Samantha Prahalis had 18 points and six assists and Ohio State remained unbeaten with the 750th career victory for coach Jim Foster.
Tayler Hill and Ashley Adams added 15 points apiece for the Buckeyes (10-0), who led by 14 with 5:20 left before the Golden Bears rallied in the final minutes.
Cal missed a chance to force overtime when Gennifer Brandon’s layup with 5 seconds remaining fell short. Reshanda Gray grabbed the rebound but missed and also failed on a putback attempt before Afure Jemerigbe’s final try was off as the buzzer sounded.
Brandon finished with 24 points and a career-high 24 rebounds for the Bears (8-3).
NO. 14 LOUISVILLE 71, PORTLAND 42
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Becky Burke scored 17 points and Shoni Schimmel added 14 for Louisville.
Burke had five assists and Antonita Slaughter grabbed eight rebounds for the Cardinals (10-2), who cruised to their third straight win since a 74-54 loss to No. 8 Kentucky on Dec. 4.
Natalie Day scored 14 points and Rezina TecleMariam had 11 on 3-for-10 shooting for Portland (5-7), which has lost five straight since opening the season 5-2.
The game was tied 10-all about 5 minutes in before Louisville broke off a 20-4 run to take control. The Cardinals held a 40-16 lead at halftime.
NO. 15 TEXAS TECH 70, ILLINOIS 64
CHICAGO (AP) — Christine Hyde scored 18 points to lead Texas Tech over Illinois in the Big 12/Big Ten Challenge.
The Lady Raiders made 25 of 35 free throws to hang on against Illinois (4-6). Karisma Penn scored 12 points and Alex Burke had 11 for the Illini.
Sloppy play by Texas Tech, including 11 of their 20 turnovers in the first half, allowed the Illini to stay in the game.
The Lady Raiders (9-0), who forced 18 turnovers, are ranked their highest in the AP poll since they opened the 2005 season at No. 13 and fell to No. 14 on Nov. 21, 2005.
NO. 24 TEXAS 71, NORTH TEXAS 62
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Chassidy Fussell scored 20 points and Texas rallied to remain undefeated in its 35-year rivalry against North Texas.
Chelsea Bass added 13 points in her first start of the season for the Longhorns (7-3), who went on a 30-9 run in the second half after trailing 34-25 at the break.
Laura McCoy scored 14 points as the Mean Green (7-5) fell to 2-2 against BCS conference opponents under first-year coach Karen Aston. Aston returned to Austin for the first time as a head coach after working as an assistant at Texas from 1998-2006. She received a standing ovation before the game.