Tuesday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Freshman Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 25 points and Bria Hartley added 18 as No. 4 Connecticut extended its record home winning streak to 85 on Tuesday night with a 112-53 rout of Pacific.
Four other players scored in double figures for the Huskies (2-0), who have won 118 of their last 120 games at Gampel Pavilion.
UConn shot 71 percent and led 68-25 at halftime, tying a school record for points in a half.
Erica McKenzie had 16 points and Kendall Rodriguez scored 12 to lead Pacific (0-2), the last team to lose to Connecticut a year ago during the Huskies' record-setting 90-game win streak.
UConn lost at Stanford to break that streak and the Huskies host the No. 5 Cardinal in their next home game on Monday night.
The last time the Huskies lost at home was in the 2007 Big East championship game to Rutgers. The NCAA counts UConn's postseason games played in Storrs and Hartford as home games.
No. 3 Tennessee 92, No. 7 Miami 76
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Taber Spani scored 20 points and the Lady Vols rallied in the second half after the game was tied 42-all at the break.
Tennessee (2-0) unleashed an 18-4 run to open the second half. A layup by Glory Johnson made it 60-46 with 16:19 to go. The Hurricanes charged back with nine unanswered points to cut it to seven, and with 7:31 to go Shenise Johnson hit a jumper to trim the Lady Vols' lead to 73-68.
Two possessions later, Spani took an inbound pass with 10 seconds on the shot clock and launched a 3-pointer that hit nothing but net as the buzzer sounded, kicking off an 11-0 run.
Riquna Williams scored 24 points for Miami (1-1), which turned the ball over 21 times.
No. 6 Texas A&M 76, No. 9 Louisville 58
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Kelsey Bone scored 15 points and Sydney Carter added 14 to lead the Aggies, who received their national championship rings in a pregame ceremony.
Tyra White chipped in 13 points for A&M, which also unveiled a banner commemorating its title before jumping out to an 8-0 lead against the shorthanded Cardinals.
The Aggies led by nine points with 13 minutes remaining before using an 11-0 run capped by a 3-pointer by freshman Alexia Standish to stretch the lead to 58-38 three minutes later.
Bria Smith had 20 points for Louisville, which played without star point guard Shoni Schimmel and she served the second of a two-game suspension.
No. 12 Georgia, Georgia Southern 49
STATESOBORO, Ga. (AP) — Jasmine Hassell had 17 points and six rebounds, and the Lady Bulldogs capitalized with 31 points off turnovers.
Kha Miller and Jasmine James each had 16 points for Georgia (2-0), which went on a 13-2 run to take the lead for good and limited the Lady Eagles to one basket in the final 6 minutes in the first half.
Georgia Southern cut it to 40-32 with 17:30 to play, but the Lady Bulldogs went on a 21-7 run to help seal the win.
Janay Wilson scored 10 points for Georgia Southern (0-2).
No. 17 Kentucky 100, Jacksonville State 25
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A'dia Mathies and Bernisha Pinkett each scored 18 points, and Kentucky set a women's school record by forcing 48 turnovers.
The Wildcats' (2-0) wore down Jacksonville State from the opening tip. After the Gamecocks scored the game's first basket, Kentucky went on a 22-0 run that included 13 forced turnovers.
Mathies also had 10 rebounds for the Wildcats, who also tied a school record for points allowed. The previous school record for turnovers forced was 43, which Kentucky did Jan. 3, 2000, against Winthrop.
Briana Morrow had eight points for the Gamecocks (0-2).
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