Wednesday's Top 25 Women's College Basketball Capsules
Thursday, March 10, 2011
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Destiny Williams scored a career-high 21 points and Brittney Griner added 19 points, eight rebounds and five blocks to lead third-ranked Baylor to an 86-51 victory Wednesday over Kansas, sending the Lady Bears to the semifinals of the Big 12 tournament.
Top-seed Baylor (29-2) had a dominant first half, building a 43-19 lead at the break. The Lady Bears will meet Kansas State in the next round.
The Jayhawks (20-12) were led by Monica Engleman, who had 16 points, including four 3-pointers.
Baylor guard Melissa Jones, playing with sunglasses to protect a recent eye injury, had eight points, nine rebounds and six assists.
No. 8 Texas A&M 77, Texas 50
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Danielle Adams scored 23 points, and Sydney Colson and Tyra White each added 14 as Texas A&M cruised past turnover-prone Texas to advance to the semifinals of the Big 12 tournament.
Texas committed 31 turnovers, one shy of the tournament record, and was held to its lowest points total of the season.
The Aggies (27-4), the tournament’s No. 2 seed, will play Oklahoma on Friday. Texas A&M defeated its rival for the third time this season, and the tournament win was the most convincing of the three.
Chelsea Bass came off the bench to lead Texas (19-13) with 11 points.
No. 13 Wisconsin-Green Bay 89, Loyola of Chicago 41
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Celeste Hoewisch scored 19 of her 23 points in the first half as Wisconsin-Green Bay routed Loyola of Chicago in a Horizon League quarterfinal.
Green Bay (30-1) won its 21st straight and improved to 15-0 at home this season, and this one wasn’t ever in doubt. The Phoenix jumped out to leads of 11-0 and 23-2 to turn it into a laugher.
Gabby Micek scored eight points to lead Loyola (12-19).
Green Bay, the Horizon’s top seed and undefeated regular-season champ, will host No. 4 seed Wright State in a semifinal game Friday night.
No. 21 Oklahoma 71, Texas Tech 69
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Danielle Robinson scored 19 points and Carlee Roethlisberger added 18 to lead Oklahoma over Texas Tech in the Big 12 tournament.
The Sooners (21-10) advanced to face Texas A&M in Friday’s semifinals.
Casey Morris hit a 3-pointer to pull the Lady Raiders (22-10) within two with 47.4 seconds left. Oklahoma could have sealed the game when Aaryn Ellenberg came up with a steal, but she missed an open layup.
Texas Tech called timeout with 9 seconds left and put the ball in Chynna Brown’s hands for a drive, but she lost the ball on her way to the basket and Oklahoma held on.
Monique Smalls led the Lady Raiders with 15 points.
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