Saturday's Top 25 Women's College Basketball Capsules
Sunday, February 27, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — Maya Moore scored 20 points, and No. 1 Connecticut overcame a season-high 26 turnovers against No. 18 Georgetown’s helter-skelter defense, holding on for a 52-42 win Saturday that clinched the top seed in the Big East tournament.
The Huskies repeatedly found themselves unable to get the ball downcourt — they turned it over eight times in 10 possessions during a 6-minute stretch in the second half — but countered with some solid defense of their own, holding Georgetown to 26 percent shooting.
The Huskies (28-1, 15-0), who returned this week to the top of The Associated Press poll, had their lowest point total in at least three years as they won their 16th straight game — 15 of them by double digits.
They’ve won 65 straight against Big East opponents and 24 in a row against Georgetown.
No. 2 Stanford 99, Oregon 60
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Jeanette Pohlen scored 20 points, Kayla Pederson had 13 points and 10 rebounds and second-ranked Stanford clinched its 11th straight Pac-10 title.
The Cardinal (26-2, 17-0) dominated in every phase to set a new home record with their 60th consecutive win at Maples Pavilion. They haven’t lost at home in more than four seasons.
Stanford also got a boost with the return of Nnemkadi Ogwumike. The reigning Pac-10 Player of the Year had four points and four rebounds after missing the last two games with a sprained right ankle.
Kristi Fallin had 10 points and Deanna Weaver added eight for the Ducks (13-14, 4-12), who were held to 24 percent shooting and outscored 32-14 on free throws.
No. 24 Marquette 60, No. 7 De Paul 53
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Angel Robinson made a pair of free throws with 26 seconds left and Tatiyiana McMorris scored 16 points to lead No. 24 Marquette.
Marquette (22-6, 10-5, Big East) had a 17-point second half lead, but De Paul (25-5, 12-3) went on a 22-5 run to tie it at 49 on Deirdre Naughton’s 3-pointer with 6:21 to go. Robinson drove the lane for a layup with 5:49 left to give Marquette the lead for good, 51-49, and starting an 11-2 run that decided the game.
Paige Fiedorowicz scored 14 points and Jasmine Collins added 13 for Marquette.
De Paul’s leading scorer, Keisha Hampton, fouled out with 1:39 left and the Golden Eagles leading, 53-51. She scored 17 points.
Marquette took its biggest lead, 44-27, on a fastbreak layup by Collins with 16:18 left.
No. 8 Notre Dame 66, Cincinnati 48
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Becca Bruscewski scored 12 points in her final home game, and No. 8 Notre Dame cruised past Cincinnati.
Devereaux Peters also had 12 points for the Irish (24-5, 13-2 Big East), who jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first 2 1/2 miunutes, pushed it to 15-6 with 8:24 remaining in the first half and then started the second half with a 21-0 run that put the game away.
Kayla Cook had 18 points for Bearcats (8-19, 1-14). Shareese Ulis added 14 points.
Skylar Diggins scored 12 points and Natalie Novosel finished 11 for Notre Dame on Senior Day at Purcell Pavilion.
No. 11 UCLA 61, Arizona State 45
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Jasmine Dixon had 17 points and 13 rebounds to lead No. 11 UCLA to its ninth win in the 10 games.
Atonye Nyingifa had 15 points and seven rebounds for the Bruins (24-3, 14-2 Pac-10), who have already clinched second place in the conference and a spot in the tournament semifinals on March 11. Darxia Morris added 13 points and four assists, and the Bruins outrebounded the Sun Devils 45-30. .
Becca Tobin had 10 points and six rebounds to lead third-place Arizona State (17-9, 9-7), which had won three straight. The Sun Devils lead Arizona and Southern California by one game with two games left in the regular season.
No. 17 Wisconsin-Green Bay 93, Butler 57
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Kayla Tetschlag scored 16 of her 20 points in the first half and No. 17 Wisconsin-Green Bay finished off a perfect home schedule.
The Phoenix (26-1, 16-0 Horizon League) may have saved their performance of the season for the Bulldogs, setting season highs in points and field-goal shooting at 64.2 percent.
Brittany Bowen led Butler (17-12, 11-6) with 19 points.
Butler stayed close to the Phoenix for most of the first half, but Green Bay went on a 10-0 spurt over the final 1:42 to open up a 41-23 lead at the break. Green Bay kept the pressure on in the second half. The Phoenix hit eight of their first nine shots after the break and led by as many as 42.
Rutgers 67, No. 19 West Virginia 58
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Chelsey Lee hit a go-ahead three-point play with 1:02 to go and Rutgers rallied from a nine-point second-half deficit.
Erica Wheeler scored a career-high 22 points and April Sykes added 18 as the Scarlet Knights (17-11, 10-5 Big East) won their third straight game and preserved their hopes for the No. 4 seed in the Big East tournament.
Khadijah Rushdan added 11 for Rutgers, which outscored No. 19 West Virginia 12-2 in the final 2:35 and held it without a basket for the final 3:19.
West Virinia coach Mike Carey was so annoyed with referee Angela Lewis after the game that he charged on the court at the final buzzer and screamed at her.
Liz Repella had 20 points for the Mountaineers (21-8, 7-8), who have lost seven of their last nine games.
No. 23 Gonzaga 80, San Diego 58
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot scored 20 points and No. 23 Gonzaga wrapped up its second straight undefeated conference schedule.
The Bulldogs (26-4, 14-0 West Coast Conference) have won seven straight conference titles, and 30 consecutive regular-season league games dating to the 2009-09 season.
Katelan Redmon added 16 points, including a personal 8-0 run that gave Gonzaga a 42-24 lead in the first half, while Kayla Standish had 16 points and Janelle Bekkering 10.
Sam Child scored 12 points to lead San Diego (15-13, 5-9).
No. 25 Iowa State 58, Kansas State 51
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kelsey Bolte scored 19 points, Lauren Mansfield had 14 points and six rebounds, and No. 25 Iowa State beat Kansas State.
The Cyclones (20-8, 8-6 Big 12) used a tiebreaking 15-4 run to take a 47-36 lead with about 7 minutes to go and pull away for good.
Jalana Childs had 18 points, Taelor Karr scored 12, and Brittany Chambers added 10 for Kansas State (18-9, 8-6)
Iowa State finished with 34-28 rebounding advantage and made it difficult for the Wildcats (18-9, 8-6) to score the ball inside, Kansas State shot 36 percent from the field, including 3 for 16 on 3-pointers.
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