Tuesday's Top 25 Women's College Basketball Capsules
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Maya Moore scored 20 points and Bria Hartley added 17 to help No. 1 Connecticut beat Seton Hall 80-59 on Tuesday night.
Stefanie Dolson had 14 points while Tiffany Hayes added 10 for UConn, which moved back into the top spot in the poll Monday after Baylor lost to Texas Tech on Saturday. The Huskies occupied the No. 1 position for a record 51 straight weeks before losing to Stanford on Dec. 30.
Connecticut (27-1, 14-0 Big East) has won the last 27 meetings with Seton Hall and 42 of 43. More impressively, UConn hasn’t lost to an unranked opponent in 153 straight games.
Jazzmine Johnson scored 14 points and Brittany Morris added 12 for Seton Hall (8-19, 1-13), which has dropped 12 of its last 13 games overall and fell to 0-15 against No. 1 teams all-time.
No. 5 Texas A&M 84, Texas Tech 60
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Danielle Adams scored 20 of her 30 points in the first half and had a career-high-tying 13 rebounds to lead No. 5 Texas A&M past Texas Tech.
The Aggies (23-3, 11-2 Big 12) were up by eight at halftime and used a 16-4 run to open the second half and stretch the lead to 52-32 with about 15 minutes left. Sydney Colson and Adams both made 3-pointers and had three-point plays in that stretch to build the big lead.
Texas Tech had trouble dealing with the physical play of Adams, who had 10 rebounds to go with her 20 points at halftime despite near constant double teams when she got the ball down low.
The loss breaks a three-game winning streak for Texas Tech (19-8, 6-7), who beat then-No. 1 Baylor on Saturday.
No. 8 Notre Dame 72, No. 19 West Virginia 60
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Natalie Novosel scored 22 points to help No. 8 Notre Dame beat West Virginia for the 18th time in 20 all-time meetings.
Devereaux Peters added 16 points for the Irish (23-5, 12-2 Big East).
Sarah Miles scored 16 points and Madina Ali added 12 for West Virginia (21-7, 7-7). The Mountaineers trailed by double digits for most of the second half and lost for the fourth time in five games.
Notre Dame saw its nine-game winning streak end in a 78-57 loss at No. 2 Connecticut on Saturday in which the Irish shot just 36 percent from the floor.
Notre Dame bounced back against West Virginia, hitting 58 percent (30 of 52) of its field goals.
No. 24 Marquette 62, Providence 50
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Paige Fiedorowicz had 20 points and 12 rebounds, Angel Robinson added 15 points and No. 24 Marquette closed with a 16-2 run.
Jasmine Collins scored 11 points to help Marquette (21-6, 9-5 Big East) overcome 22 turnovers.
Miranda Tate had 17 points and Mi-Khida Hankins added 12 for Providence (12-14, 5-9). Tate and Hankins combined to shoot 13 for 29 from the field, and the rest of the team was 9 for 30 (30 percent).
Teya Wright’s layup gave the Friars their last lead, 48-46 with 6:24 to go. Providence missed its last eight field goals the rest of the way.