Tuesday's Top 25 Women's College Basketball Capsules
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Jasmine Thomas scored 24 points and No. 3 Duke used a late surge to stay unbeaten with a 54-48 win over No. 10 Kentucky on Tuesday night.
Freshman Chelsea Gray added 11 points and made the go-ahead layup off a defender’s fingers with 39.9 seconds left. Thomas was 8 of 24 from the field but hit four free throws in the final 14.7 seconds to seal the win for the Blue Devils (14-0).
Keyla Snowden scored 15 points and Victoria Dunlap added 10 for the Wildcats (11-2), who were held to a season-low point total, matched a season high with 22 turnovers and had their six-game winning streak snapped.
No. 7 Texas A&M 105, Louisiana-Monroe 57
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Danielle Adams scored 32 points and No. 7 Texas A&M wrapped up its non-conference schedule with its sixth straight win.
The Aggies had a 17-point halftime lead, but Louisiana-Monroe cut it to 52-40 after sinking a pair of 3-pointers early in the second half. Texas A&M (12-1) answered with a 22-2 run that was helped by five turnovers by the Warhawks to extend its lead to 74-42 with about 13 minutes remaining.
Louisiana-Monroe (8-7) was led by Kassie Courtney who had 18 points.
Tyra White added a career-high 22 points for the Aggies as they finished with a season-high in points, besting the 100 points they scored in a win over Purdue.
No. 15 Georgetown 80, No. 23 Syracuse 62
WASHINGTON (AP) — Monica McNutt scored a career-high 27 points and Sugar Rodgers had 24 points and 10 rebounds for Georgetown.
The Hoyas (13-3, 1-1 Big East) led by as many as 20 points in their sixth straight victory and were ahead by double digits over the final 21 minutes. They forced the Orange into a season-high 31 turnovers — 21 in the first half.
Elashier Hall had 16 points to lead the Orange (12-2, 0-1). Syracuse had outrebounded their opponents in every game this season and by a lofty 21.2 rebounds per game, but Georgetown finished with a 36-34 advantage.
No. 17 Iowa State 80, North Dakota State 51
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Anna Prins scored 16 of her career-high 22 points in the first half and Iowa State opened the second half with a 22-3 run in a victory over North Dakota State.
In their final tuneup before Saturday’s Big 12 opener at No. 1 Baylor, the Cyclones (12-2) also got 13 points from Kelsey Bolte and 11 from Hallie Christofferson.
Whitney Trecker’s 12 points led North Dakota State (6-7), which missed 11 of its first 12 shots in the second half and shot 30.5 percent for the game.
Louisville 84, No. 18 St. John’s 73
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Monique Reid scored 24 points, Becky Burke added 21 and Louisville upset St. John’s.
The Cardinals (11-5, 2-0 Big East) forced the Red Storm (12-3, 1-1) into a season-high 23 turnovers in knocking off a ranked team for the third time this season.
Tia Gibbs added 18 points and 10 rebounds and freshman point guard Shoni Schimmel had 11 points and 11 assists for Louisville.
Shenneika Smith led St. John’s with 23 points and Eugenia McPherson had 15 points and four rebounds.