Tuesday's Top 25 Women's College Basketball Capsules
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sugar Rodgers scored 30 points, including a falling-down driving layup with 50 seconds to play, as No. 19 Georgetown topped No. 8 West Virginia 65-60 Tuesday night for the Hoyas’ second win over a Top 10 team this season.
Rodgers’ acrobatic shot gave Georgetown the lead for good, capping a turnover-filled, come-from-behind win for the Hoyas (16-5, 4-3 Big East), who earlier this year topped then-No. 4 Tennessee.
The Hoyas won despite committing 28 turnovers, although that made them only marginally more careless than the Mountaineers (19-2, 5-2), who had 23 in a game that had more total turnovers (51) than made field goals (40). Georgetown won by outrebounding West Virginia 32-17 and overcoming an eight-point deficit in the final 8:40.
Rodgers was one of two Hoyas with seven turnovers, and Monica McNutt had 13 points and six turnovers for Georgetown. The Hoyas shot 51 percent against a Mountaineers team that entered the game ranked No. 2 in the country in field goal percentage defense, allowing opponents to shoot an average 31.2 percent.
Liz Repella had 20 points, and Sarah Miles had 14 points and 11 turnovers for West Virginia.
No. 12 DePaul 67, Cincinnati 48
CINCINNATI (AP) — Sam Quigley set a career high with seven 3-pointers and tied her season high with 23 points as DePaul rolled to its 17th win in 18 games with a victory over Cincinnati.
Taylor Pikes added 11 points for the Blue Demons (20-2, 7-0 Big East), who will take a seven-game winning streak into their home game against eighth-ranked West Virginia on Sunday.
Shareese Ulis scored 18 points — 16 in the second half — to lead the outmanned Bearcats (8-11, 1-6), who dressed just seven players because of injuries. Cincinnati has lost five straight and six of its last seven.
Quigley tied her previous single-game career high with five 3-pointers in the first half, including a halfcourt heave at the buzzer that gave the Blue Demons a 35-17 lead.