Monday's Top 25 Women's College Basketball Capsules
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Maya Moore scored 23 points and top-ranked Connecticut routed Syracuse 82-47 on Monday night to clinch its ninth undefeated Big East regular season.
Tiffany Hayes added 18 points for UConn (29-1, 16-0), which has won 17 straight games since its lone loss of the season to Stanford on Dec. 30 that snapped the Huskies’ record 90-game winning streak.
UConn blew the game open early scoring 18 of the game’s first 22 points. Syracuse (21-8, 9-7) couldn’t get within single digits the rest of the game.
Before the game, Moore’s name and number were unveiled high above the court in the Huskies of Honor section of Gampel Pavilion along with the 12 other UConn women’s greats, Geno Auriemma and the 1994-95 and 1999-00 teams.
Iasia Hemingway scored 13 points and Erica Morrow had 11 to lead Syracuse.
No. 12 DePaul 70, No. 7 Notre Dame 69
CHICAGO (AP) — Felicia Chester scored 20 points, including the winning layup with 5 seconds left, to lift No. 12 DePaul.
Keisha Hampton scored 17 points for the Blue Demons (26-5, 13-3 Big East), who had their best conference finish, tying the Irish for second place, and earned the No. 2 overall seed in the league’s tournament starting this weekend.
Chester was positioned under the basket when teammate Taylor Pikes lined a successful feed.
Notre Dame’s Skylar Diggins, who had 18 points, then tried to drive the lane for a final shot but lost possession as time expired. Natalie Novosel added 17 points for the Irish (24-6, 13-3).
South Florida 60, No. 17 Georgetown 55
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Leondra Doomes-Stephens had a career-high 25 points and 13 rebounds, Andrea Smith scored 24 points, and South Florida beat a ranked opponent for the first time in more than three years.
Doomes-Stephens shot 5 for 7 on 3-pointers en route to her first career double-double. The last time the Bulls (12-18, 3-13 Big East) beat a ranked team was Feb. 5, 2008 against then-No. 25 DePaul.
Sugar Rodgers, averaging a team-leading 18.5 points per game coming in, had just 10 points on 4-for-11 shooting from the field for the Hoyas (21-9, 9-7). Rubylee Wright led Georgetown with 12 points and Tia McGee added nine.
Cincinnati 65, No. 20 Marquette 62
CINCINNATI (AP) — Shareese Ulis scored 20 points and led a 3-point barrage that helped Cincinnati end its 13-game losing streak.
Cincinnati (9-19, 2-14 Big East) kept a small lead most of the way behind Ulis, who went 6 of 12 from behind the arc. The Bearcats, winless since beating South Florida on Jan. 5, were 13 of 29 overall on 3s.
Shelly Bellman’s 3 put Cincinnati ahead to stay 63-62 with 1:25 left. Ulis had a steal, and Bellman was fouled and made both free throws with 21 seconds left.
Marquette (22-7, 10-6) had two shots to tie it. Tatiyiana McMorris missed a 3 with 11 seconds left, but Marquette got the rebound and passed it back out to McMorris, who missed again with 1 second left.
McMorris led Marquette with 18 points.