Sunday's Top 25 Women’s College Basketball Capsules
Monday, February 21, 2011
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike scored 18 points and No. 3 Stanford beat ninth-ranked UCLA 67-53 on Sunday for its 18th straight victory.
Kayla Pedersen and Toni Kokenis added 13 points each and Jeanette Pohlen had 10 for the Cardinal (24-2, 15-0 Pac-10), who were missing star forward Nnemkadi Ogwumike because of a right ankle injury.
With a chance at ending Stanford’s 52-game conference winning streak, the Bruins drew 6,725 people in the biggest women’s game at Pauley Pavilion in 13 years.
UCLA was hoping to bounce back from an embarrassing 64-38 loss at Maples Pavilion last month in which it was held to a season low in points. Stanford has now won the last 10 meetings with the Bruins and 12 of 13.
The Bruins kept it close Sunday for the first half with the game tied at 28 at the break. Stanford proved to be too much, pulling away in the second half behind Chiney Ogwumike.
Darxia Morris scored 14 points to lead UCLA (22-3, 12-2).
No. 6 Xavier 77, Duquesne 51
CINCINNATI (AP) — Ta’Shia Phillips and Amber Harris had double-doubles and Xavier beat Duquesne to move back into a tie with Temple for first in the Atlantic 10.
Phillips had 26 points and 11 rebounds for her 72nd career double-double and 17th of the season. Harris had her 14th double-double of the season and 54th of her career by halftime and finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Musketeers (23-2, 12-0), who’ve won 13 consecutive games and 29 straight against A-10 teams. The Musketeers have won 19 consecutive A-10 home games and 22 overall.
Samantha Pollino scored 11 points for the Dukes (20-7, 7-5), who’ve lost three straight and four of their last five.
No. 7 Duke 90, Virginia Tech 40
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Jasmine Thomas scored a season-high 27 points to help Duke beat Virginia Tech.
Thomas was 10 for 16 from the field and made all five of her 3-point attempts for the Blue Devils (24-3, 10-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who reached double figures in league wins for the 13th consecutive season.
Tricia Liston scored a career-high 19 points and Karima Christmas had 12 points as Duke picked up its 22nd consecutive home win.
Brittany Gordon scored 10 points to lead the Hokies (11-16, 1-11 ACC), who had a season-high 32 turnovers en route to their most lopsided loss of the season.
No. 10 DePaul 82, No. 18 Georgetown 57
CHICAGO (AP) — Sam Quigley scored 14 points to lead six DePaul players in double figures as the Blue Demons beat Georgetown.
Katherine Harry had 10 points and 12 rebounds and four other players reached double digits for the Blue Demons (25-3, 12-1 Big East). DePaul reached 12 wins in the conference for the first time ever.
The Blue Demons has won 12 of its last 13 games with the lone loss coming at UConn. DePaul has won 18 straight at home.
Sugar Rodgers scored 20 points and Tia Magee added 12 for the Hoyas (20-7, 8-5).
No. 11 Michigan State 69, Illinois 56
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Kalisha Keane scored 27 points and Michigan State beat Illinois to clinch a share of the Big Ten title.
The Spartans (24-3, 12-2 Big Ten) secured the top seed for the Big Ten tournament March 3-6 as they maintained a 1 1/2 game lead ahead of Penn State. Michigan State can secure the outright title with a victory against Ohio State on Thursday.
Brittney Thomas added 19 points for the Spartans, who last won the Big Ten in 2005, when they shared the championship with Ohio State.
Keane repeatedly scored the Spartans’ most important baskets. After Illinois (7-20, 2-12) cut a 14-point halftime deficit to six early in the second half. Her layup sparked a 9-0 run.
When that 15-point lead was reduced to nine with 6 minutes remaining, Keane had five points and Thomas four in another flurry that pushed the margin to 16.
No. 15 Florida State 72, No. 16 Maryland 66
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Cierra Bravard and Chelsea Davis each scored 14 points to lead a balanced Florida State offense and the Seminoles beat Maryland.
Florida State (22-5, 10-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) can win at least a share of its third straight ACC title with victories this week at Miami and at home against Clemson. The Seminoles and No. 7 Duke are tied for first place with No. 13 Miami still alive at 9-2.
Alyssa Thomas led the Terrapins (21-6, 7-5 ACC) with a career high 26 points while Lynetta Kizer added 17 points and 10 rebounds.
No. 19 Kentucky 80, Vanderbilt 71
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Keyla Snowden had 22 points, including four 3-pointers. to help Kentucky win in Vanderbilt for the first time in 25 years.
Bernisha Pinkett added 14 points, and A’dia Mathies and Jennifer O’Neill chipped in with 13 points each for the Wildcats (20-7, 9-5 Southeastern Conference), who moved into third place in the SEC.
Victoria Dunlap, held scoreless the first half, finished with 10.
Freshman Christina Foggie scored a career-high points 23 points and Tiffany Clarke had 22 points and 10 rebounds for Vanderbilt (18-9, 9-5).