Saturday's Top 25 Women's College Basketball Capsules
Sunday, February 6, 2011
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Maya Moore had 34 points, 11 rebounds and six assists to lead No. 2 Connecticut to an 89-66 victory over ninth-ranked DePaul on Saturday.
Moore was 14 of 16 from the field as UConn shot 68 percent in its 100th win in the last 101 games — the lone loss coming to Stanford on Dec. 30. The Huskies have won 10 straight since that defeat.
Junior guard Tiffany Hayes has been a part of all 100 victories, reaching the century mark in the fewest games in NCAA history.
Stefanie Dolson added a career-high 21 points for the Huskies (22-1, 10-0 Big East), who have won 74 straight at home and 60 consecutive games in the conference.
Felicia Chester scored 19 points while Keisha Hampton and Anna Martin added 14 each to lead DePaul (21-3, 8-1), which had won eight straight.
No. 4 Stanford 91, Arizona 61
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Jeanette Pohlen made five 3-pointers, all five Stanford starters reached double figures scoring and the fourth-ranked Cardinal matched their conference record of 48 consecutive Pac-10 victories.
The Cardinal (20-2, 11-0) tied the Pac-10 mark they set from Feb. 9, 1995, to Jan. 12, 1998. Stanford’s last league loss was 57-54 at California on Jan. 18, 2009.
Pohlen was 5 of 9 from 3-point range and scored 17 points with eight assists. Lindy La Rocque and Kayla Pedersen added 14 points apiece. Nnemkadi Ogwumiki had 13 points and 14 rebounds.
Ify Ibekwe scored 19 for the Wildcats (1-9, 4-7), who loss their fourth in a row overall and 19th straight to Stanford.
No. 6 Texas A&M 79, Texas Tech 65
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Danielle Adams scored 22 of her 26 points in the second half and No. 6 Texas A&M handed Texas Tech its fifth straight loss.
Texas Tech pulled to 53-50 midway through the second half, before the Aggies (19-2, 7-1 Big 12) went on a 20-6 run that included 12 points from Adams to put the game out of reach.
Adams hit 12 of 16 field goals, many of which came on fastbreak buckets once the Aggies started pulling down rebounds. They outrebounded the Lady Raiders 39-28, after Texas Tech (16-6, 3-5) had two more than the Aggies at halftime.
Adaora Elonu added 13 points for Texas A&M, which was coming off a three-point loss to No. 1 Baylor.
Casey Morris scored a career-high 23 points to lead Texas Tech.
No. 7 Xavier 70, Dayton 66, OT
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Amber Harris scored 16 points, including a three-point play with 55 seconds left in overtime to lead No. 7 Xavier.
Harris added a free throw to give the Musketeers (19-2, 8-0 Atlantic 10) a 67-64 lead, then added two more free throws with 13 seconds left for the final margin.
Patrice Lalor, who scored 14 points, rallied Dayton (15-8, 6-3) with a foul-line jumper and a 3-pointer with 1:11 left in regulation to put Dayton ahead 60-57. Xavier’s Katie Rutan answered with a 3-pointer with 20 seconds left to tie the score at 60.
Special Jennings scored 14 of her 19 points in the first half to carry the Musketeers, who have beaten Dayton four straight times. Ta’Shia Phillips added 13 points.
Justine Raterman scored 25 points to lead Dayton, and Kristin Daugherty had 16.
No. 8 Notre Dame 76, South Florida 68
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Natalie Novosel scored 12 of her 19 points in the second half to lead No. 8 Notre Dame to it’s seventh straight win.
Skylar Diggins added 17 points for the Irish (20-4, 9-1 Big East), who have not lost since a 79-76 defeat to No. 2 Connecticut.
South Florida (10-13, 1-8) got 20 points from Andrea Smith. The Bulls have lost nine of 10.
Notre Dame had held four of its last five opponents to 50 points or fewer.
After South Florida got within nine points with nine minutes left, Novosel had a basket and made a free throw during an 8-0 run that put Notre Dame up 70-53 four minutes later.
No. 13 Oklahoma 65, No. 22 Iowa State 62
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Danielle Robinson scored 20 points and No. 13 Oklahoma rebounded from its most lopsided loss of the season.
Oklahoma (17-5, 7-2 Big 12) scored just one basket in the final 11 minutes, but got key free throws from Robinson and Jasmine Hartman in the final 45.5 seconds to pull out the win after blowing a 14-point halftime lead.
No. 22 Iowa State (16-6, 4-4) had a chance to tie but didn’t get a shot off after Hartman’s two free throws with 8 seconds left.
Oklahoma remained in sole possession of third place in the conference behind Baylor and Texas A&M. The Sooners aree 19-3 all-time against Iowa State at home.
Pittsburgh 60, No. 14 West Virginia 53
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Taneisha Harrison scored 30 points and Pittsburgh finished the game with a 11-0 run to snap No. 14 West Virginia’s 31-game home winning streak.
Chelsea Cole added 15 points for the Panthers (11-11, 3-6 Big East).
Liz Repella scored 21 points and Madina Ali added 13 for the Mountaineers (20-4, 6-4), who have lost three of their last four games.
West Virginia came from 10 points down midway through the second half to take a 51-49 lead on two free throws by Ali with 3:19 left. After Sarah Miles hit a jumper 39 seconds later, West Virginia didn’t score again.
Harrison hit a pair of 3 pointers and Ashlee Anderson made three free throws during the Panthers’ decisive rally.
No. 17 Georgetown 55, Cincinnati 38
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rubylee Wright scored 14 points to help No. 17 Georgetown pull away for its fifth straight win.
Adria Crawford added eight of her 10 points in a crucial second-half stretch for the Hoyas (19-5, 7-3 Big East).
Tiffany Turner scored 12 points but couldn’t prevent the Bearcats (8-14, 1-9) from sinking to their eighth straight defeat. Cincinnati committed 20 turnovers en route to being held under 40 points for just the second time this season.
Wright finished with four 3-pointers, her last setting off a closing 17-3 run.
Shelly Bellman’s 3-pointer brought Cincinnati within two points shortly after halftime, but Georgetown responded with an 11-4 run that included six points from Andrea White.
No. 21 Wisconsin-Green Bay 84, Youngstown State 25
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Celeste Hoewisch scored 14 of her 20 points in the first half and No. 21 Wisconsin-Green Bay took a big lead early and cruised to their 13th straight win.
Julie Wojta had 13 of her 17 in the first half as the Phoenix (22-1, 11-0 Horizon League) built a 26-0 lead and had a 49-8 halftime cushion. The eight points were the fewest in a half in Youngstown State history.
The Penguins started the game 0 for 13 with seven turnovers before Brandi Brown got them on the board on a 3-pointer with 8:07 left in the first half.
Brown, the Horizon League’s leading scorer, had 15 points for Youngstown State (3-19, 1-10).
Lydia Bauer scored 12 points off the bench and Hannah Quilling added 10 for Wisconsin-Green Bay.
No. 23 Marquette 55, St. John’s 52
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Tatiyiana McMorris made a 3-pointer with 3.6 seconds left to lift No. 23 Marquette.
McMorris finished with 19 points on 6-for-13 shooting to help the Golden Eagles (19-4, 7-3 Big East) win their fourth straight.
Nadirah McKenith had 12 points, nine assists and seven rebounds for the Red Storm (16-7, 5-5), and Amanda Burakoski also scored 12 points. Burakoski’s three-pointer tied the score at 52-all with 28.5 seconds left.
After running time off the clock, McMorris got the ball to the left side of the 3-point line, where she sank her second 3 of the game.