Wednesday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Thursday, December 22, 2011
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Brittney Griner had 15 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks in just 24 minutes to help top-ranked Baylor beat McNeese State 90-50 on Wednesday night.
Freshman Sune Agbuke also had a double-double with 10 points and 15 rebounds for Baylor (12-0), which had six players score in double figures.
Odyssey Sims had 16, Kimetria Hayden 15, Destiny Williams 13 points and Ashley Field scored 10.
Caitlyn Baggett scored 18 for McNeese (9-3), which was picked to repeat as Southland Conference champions in a preseason media poll.
Nine blocks in Baylor’s 66-61 win over Connecticut on Sunday gave Griner 455 blocked shots, a Big 12 record. She was presented with a ceremonial game ball before tipoff marking the accomplishment.
NO. 2 CONNECTICUT 72, COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON 24
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Bria Hartley scored 15 points and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 13 as the Huskies bounced back from a rare regular-season loss.
Connecticut’s defense befuddled Charleston (2-8). The Cougars made just seven of their 49 shots (14 percent) and turned the ball over 24 times. Charleston’s 24 points were just four away from the best defensive effort ever by the Huskies (10-1).
But Connecticut’s offense didn’t look crisp. The Huskies shot just 44 percent, committed 14 turnovers and had their lowest scoring first half of the season with just 27 points.
They were coming off a 66-61 loss to No. 1 Baylor on Sunday and now haven’t lost back-to-back games since March 1993 — a streak of 665 games that started two seasons before coach Geno Auriemma won his first of seven national titles with Connecticut.
NO. 17 GEORGETOWN 71, NO. 7 MIAMI 46
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sugar Rodgers scored 24 points and the Hoyas limited the nation’s highest-scoring team to 21 percent shooting and its fewest points this season.
Georgetown (10-2) stifled the Hurricanes (9-2) from the start, going ahead 34-21 at halftime while holding Miami to just one field goal in the last six minutes. The Hoyas maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the way in snapping a seven-game losing streak to Miami that dated to 2000.
Shenise Johnson led Miami with 10 points, her fewest of the season.
Tia Magee scored 13, Rubylee Wright added 10, and Sydney Wilson grabbed 12 rebounds for Georgetown.
NO. 8 KENTUCKY 90, SAMFORD 61
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Samantha Drake scored 18 points and the Wildcats rebounded from their first loss of the season with their 31st straight nonconference home victory.
Kentucky (11-1) never trailed against Samford (6-5) after falling at No. 3 Notre Dame on Sunday.
Paige Anderson led Samford with 24 points, but the Bulldogs only managed to hang around for the first 3 1/2 minutes before Kentucky used a 9-0 run to take a 10-point lead. Kentucky’s frenetic defense forced 28 turnovers that the Wildcats converted into 35 points.
Azia Bishop scored 13 points, Keyla Snowden 12, and Bria Goss and Kastine Evans had 11 apiece for Kentucky. Samarie Walker, a transfer from Connecticut who was eligible for the first time against the Irish, added 10 points and seven rebounds in her first game at Memorial Coliseum.
Ruth Ketcham scored 14 points and Jazmine Powers had 12 points for Samford.
NO. 15 TEXAS TECH 75, WESTERN KENTUCKY 38
Casey Morris scored 11 points to lead the Lady Raiders (10-0), who are off to their best start since beginning the 2003-04 season 15-0.
Texas Tech never trailed after scoring the first 11 points of the game. Western Kentucky missed its first nine shots and finished the game just 22 percent from the field.
LaTeira Owens scored seven points to lead Western Kentucky (3-9).
The win also gave Kristy Curry her first 10-0 start in 13 seasons as head coach at Texas Tech and Purdue.
NO. 16 PENN STATE 78, BUCKNELL 54
LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Maggie Lucas scored 22 points to help the Nittany Lions win their final non-league contest before Big Ten play starts next week.
It was Lucas’ fourth straight game topping 20 points for Penn State (10-2), which is off until it opens conference play against Nebraska on Dec. 30.
Nikki Greene and Alex Bentley had 11 points apiece for Penn State.
Felicia Mgbada led Bucknell (2-10) with 12 points.
NO. 24 NEBRASKA 80, S. DAKOTA ST. 71
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Jordan Hooper had her second straight double-double with 30 points and 11 rebounds, and Lindsey Moore scored 27 points in the Cornhuskers’ final nonconference game.
Nebraska (11-1) is off to its second-best start in program history, ranking behind the 2009-10 team that won its first 30 games.
Hooper followed her 21-point, 14-rebound performance against Vermont with another dominating performance. She had her fifth double-double of the season and eighth of her career.
Moore scored 11 points over a seven-minute stretch of the first and second halves that saw Nebraska build a nine-point lead.
Ashley Eide had 21 points and Jennie Sunnarborg 20 for the Jackrabbits (7-6), who battled back from a 17-point deficit to get within seven in the last two minutes.
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