Friday's Top 25 Women’s College Basketball Capsules
Saturday, March 12, 2011
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nnemkadi Ogwumike scored 32 points, her younger sister Chiney Ogwumike added 21 and No. 2 Stanford routed fourth-seeded Arizona 100-71 in the Pac-10 tournament semifinals on Friday.
Chiney had 13 rebounds and Nemkadi had 10 to help the top-seeded Cardinal (28-2) win their 22nd in a row overall and 56th consecutive league game.
Stanford advanced to Saturday’s championship game at Staples Center against second-seeded UCLA , which beat No. 6 seed California 63-50. The Cardinal is seeking their fifth straight Pac-10 tourney title and eighth overall.
Soana Lucet scored 17 points and Ify Ibekwe added 15 — making all nine of her free throws — for Arizona (21-11), which lost its 20th straight to the Cardinal. The Wildcats had their five-game winning streak end.
No. 3 Baylor 86, Kansas State 53
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Brittney Griner scored 21 points, Destiny Williams added 18 and the Lady Bears advanced to the Big 12 tournament final.
Griner and Williams left the game midway through the second half with top-seeded Baylor (30-2) up by 30 points against the fourth-seeded Wildcats (21-10).
Baylor’s opponent in Saturday’s final will be Texas A&M, which beat Oklahoma 81-68.
Kelsey Hill led the Wildcats with 14 points.
No. 7 UCLA 63, California 50
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Atonye Nyingifa had a season-high 17 points and nine rebounds, and Darxia Morris added 14 points to help the Bruins reach the Pac-10 tournament title game.
Doreena Campbell scored 12 points as the second-seeded Bruins (27-3), who will meet No. 2 Stanford in Saturday’s final, the seemingly inevitable end to a conference season in which the two schools thoroughly dominated play.
Afure Jemerigbe scored 17 points for the rebuilding Golden Bears (17-15).
No. 8 Texas A&M 81, No. 21 Oklahoma 68
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Sydney Carter scored 19 points and Tyra White added 18 to lift Texas A&M into a matchup against Baylor for the Big 12 tournament title.
The Aggies (27-4) were up by 16 points in the final 4 minutes, but the Sooners went on a 9-0 run to pull to 75-68. Carter’s basket with 58.5 seconds left helped put the game away.
Whitney Hand led Oklahoma (21-11) with 21 points.
No. 3 Baylor cruised past Kansas State 86-53 to reach the final.
No. 13 Wisconsin-Green Bay 95, Wright State 65
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Lydia Bauer scored a career-high 27 points and Wisconsin-Green Bay easily advanced to the Horizon League tournament final.
The top-seeded Phoenix (31-1), who lost in the conference tournament semifinals on their home court last season, will face No. 2 seed Butler in Sunday’s final with an automatic berth to the NCAAs on the line.
LaShawna Thomas scored 21 points for Wright State (19-12).
Tulane 70, No. 22 Houston 60
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Brett Benzio had 13 points and 20 rebounds, Danielle Nunn added 19 points and 11 rebounds to help Tulane pull off the upset in the Conference USA semifinals.
Tiffany Aidoo scored 13 points for Tulane (22-9), which will face second-seeded Central Florida in the conference finals Saturday.
Porsche Landry had 18 points and six assists for Houston (27-4), and Lesslee Mason added 16 points and 10 rebounds.