Sunday's Top 25 Women’s College Basketball Capsules
Monday, February 7, 2011
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Brittney Griner scored 19 points, Destiny Williams added 17 and top-ranked Baylor beat Oklahoma State 84-57 Sunday to achieve the best start to a season in school history.
Visits to Gallagher-Iba Arena hadn’t been friendly even to the best Bears teams in recent history. Baylor was also 20-1 and on a 13-game winning streak when it played at Oklahoma State three years ago, but fell behind by 19 in a game controlled by the Cowgirls.
The Bears had another 13-game winning streak snapped in Stillwater last season.
This time, they had no trouble. Baylor (21-1, 8-0 Big 12) built a 20-point lead by halftime and then put away its 18th straight win with a 12-0 run early in the second half, when Griner finally got going.
Vicky McIntyre scored 12 points to lead Oklahoma State (13-8, 1-7), which lost starting point guard Tiffany Bias to an injury midway through the second half.
No. 10 UCLA 74, Southern California 67
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Darxia Morris scored a career-high 24 points, Jasmine Dixon added 23 and No. 10 UCLA pulled away in the closing minutes for its fourth straight win.
Dixon grabbed 14 rebounds and Antonye Nyingifa added 13 points for the Bruins (19-2, 9-1 Pac-10), who beat their crosstown rivals for the fourth straight time. UCLA continued its best start since the 1976-77 squad won 20 of its first 22 games.
Jackie Gemelos scored 16 points, and Cassie Harberts and Ashley Corral had 13 each for the Trojans (13-8, 5-5), who have dropped four of five and lost for just the second time at home this season. Briana Gilbreath shot 3 of 12, making her 3 of 24 in both games against UCLA.
No. 11 Michigan St. 76, Purdue 57
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Brittney Thomas scored a career-high 22 points to help No. 11 Michigan State match the best start in school history.
Lykendra Johnson had 13 points and eight rebounds and Kalisha Keane added 12 points, all in the second half, for the Spartans (20-3, 8-2 Big Ten), who built a comfortable lead with an early 12-0 run.
It was Michigan State’s 18th straight win in Breslin Center, the second-longest streak in school history.
Drey Mingo had 16 points and Alex Guyton added 12 for the Boilermakers (16-8, 6-5), who didn’t get their usual production from guards Brittany Rayburn and Courtney Moses.
Rayburn had 10 points for Purdue, which trailed 30-20 at halftime. Moses, one of the league’s top freshmen, was held to five points.
No. 12 Maryland 88, NC State 59
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Lynetta Kizer had 22 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 12 Maryland used a strong second half to beat North Carolina.
The Terrapins (20-3, 6-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed by 12 with just over 13 minutes elapsed and 39-36 at halftime before storming back to extend their winning streak to seven. The victory gave Maryland its seventh consecutive 20-win season under coach Brenda Frese.
After taking a 55-50 lead, the Terrapins reeled off 21 straight points to turn the game into a rout. Maryland outscored the Wolfpack 52-20 over the final 20 minutes.
Kizer scored 18 points in the second half to complete her sixth double-double of the season. Kim Rodgers finished with 14 points and Diandra Tchatchouang had 11.
Myisha Goodwin-Coleman scored 14 for the Wolfpack (10-13, 1-7), who were outrebounded 51-28.
Penn State 82, No. 20 Iowa 75
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Alex Bentley scored 25 points and Penn State won its fourth straight.
Freshman reserve Maggie Lucas added 18 points, including four 3-pointers, and Mia Nickson had 15 rebounds for the Nittany Lions (20-5, 9-2 Big Ten).
The Hawkeyes (17-7, 5-6) lost for the second time this week, following a defeat at Purdue on Thursday night, and will likely knock them out of the Top 25 for the first time this season.
Kamille Wahlin had 24 points for Iowa with six 3-pointers. Jaime Printy scored 20 points and Kachine Alexander had 12 points, 17 rebounds, and six assists.
Penn State led 44-32 at halftime. Iowa cut the lead to 54-51 on a fastbreak layup by Kelly Krei but the Lions responded with an 8-0 run.
No. 24 Georgia 81, Alabama 54
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Freshman reserve guard Khaalidah Miller scored 22 points to lead No. 24 Georgia.
Anne Marie Armstrong had 16 points, and Porsha Phillips had her ninth double double of the season with 12 points and 14 rebounds for the Lady Bulldogs (18-5, 8-2 Southeastern Conference). Georgia was without Jasmine James, who sat out to rest a sprained wrist that she injured seven games ago.
Ericka Russell led Alabama (12-12, 1-10) with 11 points, and Jasmine Robinson scored 10.
The Lady Bulldogs scored the first 10 points and were up 15-2 before Alabama made a field goal.
Aside from James, the other nine Lady Dogs all played and all scored, the first time this year that has happened.