Wednesday's Top 25 Women's College Basketball Capsules
Thursday, January 27, 2011
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Tiffany Hayes scored 18 points, Maya Moore added 17 points and 16 rebounds and No. 2 Connecticut broke open a close game by scoring the first 13 points of the second half to beat Rutgers 63-44 on Wednesday night.
Bria Hartley had 15 points for UConn (19-1, 8-0 Big East), which has won seven straight since its record 90-game winning streak came to an end against Stanford on Dec. 30.
The Huskies have won 58 consecutive conference games, with the last loss coming at Rutgers on Feb. 5, 2008.
UConn led 25-22 at halftime before quickly running off the first 13 points of the second half. Moore started the spurt with a 3-pointer just 11 seconds in. A 3-pointer by Hartley, pull-up by Moore and 3-pointer by Hayes made it a 16-point game less than 3 minutes later.
Rutgers didn’t get within 13 the rest of the game.
April Sykes provided much of the offense for Rutgers (12-7, 5-1), scoring 20 points.
No. 3 Duke 92, Clemson 37
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Jasmine Thomas scored 14 points to help the Blue Devils remain the only unbeaten team in the country.
Tricia Liston added 12 points for the Blue Devils (20-0, 6-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who got their 14th consecutive win over the Tigers.
Duke will face No. 2 UConn at Storrs, Conn., on Monday.
Krystal Thomas added 11 points and 11 rebounds, and Chloe Wells added 11 points for Duke.
Chelsea Gray had 10 points for the Blue Devils, who shot 50 percent from the floor and posted season highs for victory margin (55), 3-pointers (12) and steals (23).
Duke led 59-12 at halftime after spurts of 18-0 and 24-0, their largest scoring runs of the season.
Kirstyn Wright scored 15 points to lead the Tigers (9-13, 2-5), who finished with a season-low point total.
No. 6 Texas A&M 80, No. 13 Oklahoma 78
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Conference scoring leader Danielle Adams scored 31 points, including the decisive free throws with 7.6 seconds left, and the Aggies won their 12th straight game by beating the Sooners to move into sole possession of first place in the Big 12.
It was the second straight road win over a ranked foe for Texas A&M (18-1, 6-0), which won for the first time ever at Iowa State on Saturday. The Aggies won’t have long to savor either win, though, as they’re set to host No. 1 Baylor on Sunday in yet another conference showdown.
Danielle Robinson led Oklahoma (15-4, 5-1) with 33 points and almost single-handedly fueled a comeback from a 17-point first-half deficit. But Robinson, an 87 percent free throw shooter, missed the front end of a one-and-one opportunity with 30.6 seconds left and her driving shot over Adams as time expired wasn’t close.
No. 23 Iowa St. 85, Nebraska 66
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Kelsey Bolte scored 26 points, Anna Prins added a career-high 23 and the Cyclones had their best shooting night of the season in a victory over the Cornhuskers.
Iowa State (14-5, 2-3 Big 12) shot 57.6 percent from the field and made 10 3-pointers while scoring the most points allowed by Nebraska (11-8, 1-4) this season.
Bolte has scored 20 or more points in five straight games. The only senior on Iowa State’s roster made 9 of 12 shots and is shooting 58.3 percent in Big 12 games.
Lindsey Moore scored a career-high 27 points for Nebraska. Kaitlyn Burke added 11 points.