Saturday's Top 25 Women's College Basketball Capsules
Sunday, January 23, 2011
WACO, Texas (AP) — Brittney Griner had 25 points, seven rebounds and six blocked shots for No. 1 Baylor, which extended its winning streak to 15 games with a 64-51 victory in the rematch against Texas Tech and Jordan Barncastle.
Baylor (18-1, 5-0 Big 12) used a 12-5 run at the start of the second half to wipe out a one-point deficit and take the lead for good. Griner scored the first six points in that spurt, including the short jumper that broke the game’s seventh and final tie.
Christine Hyde had 14 points to lead Texas Tech (16-3, 3-2), which lost its second consecutive game to a Top 25 team since its second eight-game winning streak of the season.
It was the first game between the two teams since March in Lubbock when Griner threw a punch that broke Barncastle’s nose and led to Baylor’s star being suspended for two games.
No. 2 Connecticut 66, Pittsburgh 46
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Maya Moore had 28 points and 11 rebounds to help Connecticut beat Pittsburgh.
Bria Hartley added 13 points and Stefanie Dolson had 12 for the Huskies (18-1, 7-0 Big East), who struggled from the field shooting just 43 percent. They were just 2-for-13 on 3-pointers.
Earlier in the week, UConn freshman forward Samarie Walker announced her decision to leave the team and transfer. Walker played in 17 games, averaging more than six points and almost six rebounds.
Taneisha Harrison scored 16 points and Chelsea Cole added 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Panthers (9-9, 1-4).
No. 4 Stanford 95, Southern California 51
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Jeanette Pohlen scored 21 points and dished out a season-high 12 assists and Stanford beat Southern California to win its 10th straight game since a pair of road defeats at DePaul and Tennessee last month.
Freshman Chiney Ogwumike added 14 points and 11 rebounds, big sister Nnemkadi also had 14 points and Kayla Pedersen scored 11 of her 16 points in the first half as Stanford (16-2, 7-0 Pac-10) won its 56th straight home game at Maples Pavilion.
USC junior guard Briana Gilbreath scored 17 points to become the 22nd women’s player to reach 1,000 career points for the Trojans (12-6, 4-3), who lost their seventh straight to Stanford and 18th of 19 overall in the rivalry.
No. 6 Texas A&M 60, No. 20 Iowa State 51
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Danielle Adams scored 25 points and Texas A&M beat Iowa State, snapping the Cyclones 19-game home winning streak.
Sydney Carter added 13 for the Aggies (17-1, 5-0 Big 12), who picked up their 11th straight win behind a second straight strong effort by Adams.
Adams, who scored a career-high 34 points in a win over Texas on Wednesday, had 14 points in the second half as Texas A&M pushed a slim lead to 56-44 with 4:38 to go.
The Cyclones (13-5, 1-3) got to 56-51 with 1:17 left before the Aggies sealed the game at the free-thrwo line.
Kelsey Bolte had 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Cyclones (13-5, 1-3), who lost back-to-back games for the first time this season.
No. 7 Xavier 82, Charlotte 61
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Amber Harris had 27 points and 12 rebounds and Xavier overcame a slow start to beat Charlotte.
Ta’Shia Phillips added 22 points and 13 rebounds while Tyeasha Moss had 13 points for the Musketeers (16-2, 5-0 Atlantic-10), who won their sixth consecutive game.
Shannon McCallum scored 23 points and Epiphany Woodson added 13 for Charlotte (15-5, 3-2), which saw its three-game winning streak end.
No. 8 UCLA 65, California 56
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Darxia Morris had a career-high 22 points, Jasmine Dixon shook off some early shooting struggles to make two key baskets down the stretch and UCLA held on to beat California.
The Bruins were far from sharp offensively most of the game and couldn’t put the pesky Golden Bears away until Atonye Nyingifa made four free throws in the final 52.6 seconds to seal the win.
Nyingifa finished with 14 points and seven rebounds for UCLA (16-2, 6-1 Pac-10), which bounced back from Thursday’s 26-point loss to No. 4 Stanford.
DeNesha Stallworth scored 22 points for California (11-7, 3-4 Pac-10), which lost at home for just the second time this season.
No. 9 West Virginia 78, South Florida 52
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Sarah Miles and Liz Repella scored 16 points apiece and No. 9 West Virginia pulled away in the second half for a win over South Florida.
Madina Ali added 10 points for the Mountaineers (19-1, 5-1 Big East), who extended their school-record home winning streak to 30 games.
Andrea Smith scored 16 points and twin sister Andrell Smith added 12 for South Florida (9-11, 0-6). The Bulls lost their season-high seventh straight game.
Miles scored six unanswered points to start the decisive 19-0 run that put West Virginia ahead 59-33 with 11:35 remaining.
No. 13 DePaul 77, Seton Hall 59
CHICAGO (AP) — Keisha Hampton and Taylor Pikes each scored 16 points and No. 13 DePaul beat Seton Hall to improve to 6-0 in the Big East for first time ever.
Anna Martin added 12 for the Blue Demons (19-2, 6-0 Big East), who have won 16 of their last 17 games.
The Blue Demons never trailed and led by as many as 38 points in the second before the Pirates (7-12, 0-6) trimmed the margin.
Kandice Green scored 20 points for Seton Hall while Kashmere Joseph added 12.
No. 16 Georgetown 60, Villanova 44
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tia Magee scored a season-high 18 points and Sugar Rodgers had 17 to lead No. 16 Georgetown past Villanova 60-44 on Saturday.
Magee scored the last six points as Georgetown (15-5, 3-3 Big East) used a 14-2 run to take a 60-42 lead with 1:43 left.
With 6:45 left and the Wildcats (8-11, 0-6) within 46-40, Rodgers hit two free throws, and Monica McNutt hit three straight 3-pointers to help the Hoyas rebound from their 22-point loss at No. 11 Notre Dame on Tuesday.
Laura Sweeney scored 13 points to lead Villanova, which has lost five of six.
No. 21 Wisconsin-Green Bay 87, Wisconsin-Milwaukee 39
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Kayla Tetschlag had 20 points and 10 rebounds while Celeste Hoewisch added 19 points and seven steals to help Wisconsin-Green Bay rout in-state rival Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
The Phoenix (18-1, 7-0 Horizon League) never trailed and led by as many as 51 to win their ninth straight. Lydia Bauer added a career-high 20 points for Green Bay, which had season bests in both scoring and points allowed.
Lindsay Laur led the Panthers (6-12, 3-4) with 10 points, while Angela Rodriguez added eight.