Saturday's Top 25 Women's College Basketball Capsules
Sunday, February 13, 2011
WACO, Texas (AP) — Brittney Griner scored 29 points and top-ranked Baylor beat Texas 96-68 on Saturday for its 20th straight victory.
Griner added 12 rebounds for her 23rd career double-double and blocked seven shots. She didn’t play the final 10 minutes of the lopsided game.
The Lady Bears (23-1, 10-0 Big 12) were in control by halftime with a 50-22 lead. Griner already had 23 points, making 8 of 9 shots and all seven free throws to go with seven rebounds and six blocks.
Ashleigh Fontenette led Texas with 23 points and Chassidy Fussell had 11 on 4-of-17 shooting. Texas (16-8, 5-5) had won five in a row.
Griner, who had four dunks last season, missed a slam midway through the first half. The 6-foot-8 sophomore sensation had the ball on the baseline and went up from basically a standing position, but the ball didn’t quite get over the rim. Griner still scored, grabbing the miss for a quick putback and a 20-12 lead.
No. 2 Connecticut 68, Providence 38
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Freshman Stefanie Dolson matched her career high with 21 points and Maya Moore added 11 points and a career-high nine assists, powering Connecticut to the easy win.
The Huskies (24-1, 12-0 Big East) won their 12th consecutive game since a Dec. 30 loss to Stanford that ended their NCAA-record 90-game winning streak. Providence (11-12, 4-7) has lost to UConn 26 straight times since 1993.
Moore played just 23 minutes, sitting most of the second half as coach Geno Auriemma rested his starters for upcoming games against No. 14 Oklahoma on Monday and No. 8 Notre Dame next Saturday. Moore finished with 2,769 career points and needs 11 more to surpass Louisville’s Angel McCoughtry as the No. 1 scorer in Big East history.
Teya Wright had nine points and 10 rebounds for Providence.
No. 3 Stanford 62, Washington 52
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 22 points and nine rebounds as Stanford overcame one of its worst performances of the season to earn a 16th straight victory.
Freshman Chiney Ogwumike added 21 points and 10 boards for the cold-shooting Cardinal (22-2, 13-0 Pac-10), who held on for their 58th straight home win at Maples Pavilion, one shy of matching the school record set from Nov. 25, 1994, to March 14, 1998.
Kristi Kingma scored 22 points for Washington (10-12, 5-8), keeping her team close in the second half with clutch 3-pointers. Her 3 with 6:09 left trimmed Stanford’s lead to 47-45.
Stanford shot an uncharacteristic 36.5 percent, missed its first 18 3-point attempts and several key free throws late, and held a slim 36-30 rebounding advantage against the scrappy Huskies.
No. 6 Texas A&M 81, Kansas 58
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Danielle Adams scored 26 of her school-record 40 points in the first half and Texas A&M coasted to the win.
Adams led the charge in a dominant first half, helping the Aggies build a 19-point halftime lead. The Jayhawks never threatened after the break despite Adams slowing down a bit. She made 10 of her first 14 shots, then went 6 for 12 from the field in the second half.
Texas A&M (21-2, 9-1 Big 12) has won three straight heading into Monday’s rematch at top-ranked Baylor. The Aggies, who trail the Bears in the conference standings, lost 63-60 in the first meeting with Baylor.
Carolyn Davis had 16 points, but Kansas (16-9, 3-8) was hurt by a season-high 31 turnovers.
No. 7 Xavier 77, Fordham 55
CINCINNATI (AP) — Amber Harris scored 18 points, helping Xavier remain unbeaten in the Atlantic 10.
Xavier (21-2, 10-0) won its 25th straight conference game. Tyeasha Moss added 13 points, Ta’Shia Phillips had 12 and reserve Lynette Holmes finished with 11.
The Musketeers led by as many as 14 in the first half, and put it away by scoring the first five points after halftime.
Fordham (10-16, 2-8) lost its sixth in a row. Arielle Collins led the Rams with 20 points.
Leading scorer Becky Peters managed only four shots in the first half and six points overall for Fordham. She came in averaging 13.1 points.
No. 8 Notre Dame 71, Rutgers 49
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Devereaux Peters scored 21 points and Skylar Diggins had 20 to lift Notre Dame to the victory.
Diggins added five assists for the Irish (22-4, 11-1 Big East).
Forward Chelsey Lee scored 13 points for the Scarlet Knights (14-10, 7-4) and Monique Oliver added 12 points and five rebounds.
Brittany Mallory fed Peters for a layup that put the Irish up 35-29 with 13:53 to play in the second half, but Lee hit a hook shot that got the Scarlet Knights within five with 12:34 remaining.
The Irish went up 47-36 on Diggins’ 3-pointer with 8:45 to go and she capped a 16-3 run by making a steal and finding Peters for a 60-40 lead with 4:29 left.
No. 9 UCLA 58, Oregon State 48
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Markel Walker scored a season-high 18 points and UCLA held on for the win.
Jasmine Dixon added 16 points, eight rebounds and four steals for the Bruins (21-2, 11-1 Pac-10), who led by as many as 21 points in the second half before Oregon State (8-16, 1-12) got as close as seven in the closing minutes.
Oregon State’s Earlysia Marchbanks had 17 points and four rebounds.
UCLA scored the first seven points of the second half to go ahead 35-20 and led 48-27 on Rhema Gardner’s basket with 9:57 remaining.
No. 10 DePaul 64, No. 21 Marquette 56
CHICAGO (AP) — Anna Martin scored 20 points, Sam Quigley added 15 and DePaul rallied to get the victory.
Trailing by three at the half, DePaul (23-3, 10-1 Big East) scored the first 13 points of the second half to take control.
Quigley hit five 3-pointers to the delight of the sellout crowd of 3,958 at McGrath Arena. Felicia Chester added 11 points.
Jasmine Collins scored 15 points for the Golden Eagles (19-5, 7-4), who had won four straight. Tatiyiana McMorris and Angel Robinson each had 11.
No. 14 Oklahoma 69, Missouri 47
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Joanna McFarland matched her career high with 14 points, Lyndsey Cloman scored 10 and Oklahoma relied on improved post play to get the win.
McFarland had been relegated to the bench and coach Sherri Coale gave freshman Nicole Griffin her first career start while continuing to look for reliable play at center.
McFarland responded with a big second half as Oklahoma (18-6, 8-3 Big 12) put the game away with a 23-7 run after Missouri (11-13, 3-7) had cut a 14-point deficit to five. McFarland scored the final eight points at the foul line, pushing the Sooners’ advantage to 59-38 with 6:06 to play.
Shakara Jones led the Tigers with 12 points. Leading scorer RaeShara Brown was limited to eight points on 3-for-15 shooting.
No. 18 Wisconsin-Green Bay 69, Loyola-Chicago 43
CHICAGO (AP) — Julie Wojta had 17 points and 15 rebounds and Wisconsin-Green Bay extended its winning streak to 15 games.
The Phoenix (24-1, 13-0 Horizon League) missed 11 of their first 12 shots, yet never trailed on the way to their 21st straight league victory since February 2010.
Green Bay reserve Lydia Bauer had 13 points, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range. Celeste Hoewisch added 10 points.
Monica Albano scored 13 points for the Ramblers (11-12, 5-7), who entered with three wins in their last four games.
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