Saturday's Top 25 Women's College Basketball Capsules
Sunday, March 13, 2011
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Freshman Toni Kokenis scored 10 of her 17 points in the final 5:17 to rally No. 2 Stanford past No. 7 UCLA 64-55 Saturday for the Pac-10 tournament championship.
The top-seeded Cardinal (29-2) won their 57th consecutive game against a league opponent, tying Liberty of the Big South for fifth all-time. It was their 23rd straight overall win.
Nnemkadi Ogwumike added 15 points and Kayla Pedersen had 12 in the Cardinal’s 11th straight win against the second-seeded Bruins.
It was Stanford’s sixth straight league tournament title and ninth overall.
Doreena Campbell scored 16 points, and Darxia Morris and Markel Walker had 12 each for UCLA (27-4), which got swept by Stanford in the regular season. It was the teams’ third meeting in the league tourney title game, with Stanford owning a 2-1 edge.
No. 3 Baylor 61, No. 8 Texas A&M 58
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Brittney Griner had 31 points, eight rebounds and seven blocks to lead Baylor to the Big 12 tournament title.
Griner set Big 12 championship game records for points and blocks to help the Lady Bears (31-2) beat the Aggies (27-5) for the third time this season.
Danielle Adams, the conference’s leading scorer at 23 points per game, was held to 12 points on 4-of-19 shooting for Texas A&M. Adams missed a 3-pointer with 4 seconds left that would have tied the game.
Baylor last won the Big 12 championship in 2009.