Thursday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules

WACO, Texas (AP) — Brittney Griner had 18 points with 14 rebounds and Odyssey Sims scored 22 points for top-ranked Baylor in an 83-50 victory over No. 22 UCLA on Thursday night that sets up a No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup in the preseason WNIT championship game.

The Lady Bears (3-0) host No. 2 Notre Dame on Sunday, after the Irish beat Hartford 98-43 earlier Thursday night.

Baylor put its preseason WNIT semifinal game out of reach with a 30-2 run after halftime. That run started with 19 consecutive points, capped when Griner blocked a shot that Jordan Madden caught and then drove the length of the court for a layup to make it 56-29.

UCLA, playing without two injured starters, went more than 8 1/2 minutes without a field goal until Thea Lemberger’s reach-in jumper with 9:50 left in the game ended that scoreless.

No. 2 NOTRE DAME 98, HARTFORD 43

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Skylar Diggins and Natalie Novosel each scored 22 points to help Notre Dame rout Hartford in the semifinals of the preseason WNIT.

Brittany Mallory added 12 points for the Irish (3-0), who will face No. 1 Baylor on Sunday in the finals of the tournament.

Hartford (2-1) had no answer for Notre Dame on either side of the court. The Hawks committed 30 turnovers and only shot 39.5 percent from the field. Daphne Elliott led the way for the Hawks with nine points and three assists.

No. 5 STANFORD 97, OLD DOMINION 48

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 14 points and six rebounds, Lindy La Rocque added a career-high 15 points on five 3-pointers, and Stanford extended its winning streak at Maples Pavilion to 65 games with a win over Old Dominion.

Ogwumike, playing in her second game after sitting out the opener with an upper body injury, wasn’t as sharp as she had been four nights earlier when she had 33 points and 18 rebounds against Gonzaga. Then again, she didn’t need to be.

La Rocque bested her previous career high before halftime and finished 5 of 7 from the floor to pick up the scoring slack. Chiney Ogwumike, Nneka’s younger sister, added 13 points and nine rebounds for Stanford, which hasn’t lost at home in more than four years.

The Cardinal (3-0) now head to Connecticut to face the fourth-ranked Huskies on Monday.

No. 6 TEXAS A&M 83, ARKANSAS-LITTLE ROCK 54

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Kelsey Bone had 16 points and eight rebounds to lead Texas A&M over Arkansas-Little Rock.

Sydney Carter and Adaora Elonu scored 15 points each.

Freshman Taylor Gault led Little Rock with 23 points, and Janette Merriex scored 13.

Texas A&M got off to a slow start, allowing UALR to hit four of its first five shots, including three 3-pointers, and jump to an 11-8 lead. But the Trojans (1-2) made one field goal over the next 6:51 and the Aggies took control.

No. 7 MIAMI 107, PRAIRIE VIEW 26

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Shenise Johnson scored 25 points and Miami bounced back from its first loss with a rout of Prairie View.

The 81-point margin of victory set a Miami school record, beating the time the Hurricanes beat Homestead Air Force Base, 100-20 on Jan. 14, 1976.

The Hurricanes (2-1) ran off to a 19-0 start in the opening 5:17 and eventually built a 39-2 lead with 10:30 remaining in the first half. Johnson 10 points in Miami’s early surge and finished the half with 17 points.

Prairie View, a 2011 NCAA tournament qualifier from the Southwest Athletic Conference, was held without a field goal until Jeannette Jackson’s short jumper with 9:40 remaining in the first half made the score 39-4.

Miami led 60-9 at halftime. Michaela Burton led Prairie View (1-1) with 14 points.

No. 9 LOUISVILLE 77, EASTERN KENTUCKY 53

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Cierra Warren scored 15 points to overcome Shoni Schimmel’s tough shooting night in her debut to lead Louisville to a victory over Eastern Kentucky.

Schimmel finished with 12 points after going 5 of 20 from the field following a two-game suspension by the NCAA after she participated in a non-sanctioned three-on-three tournament this summer.

After struggling most of the first half, the sophomore point guard began distributing the ball to teammates and the Cardinals (2-1) finally found their stride despite also missing regulars Monique Reid (shoulder) and Tia Gibbs (back, foot).

Eastern Kentucky (0-2) hosted a top 10 team for the first time since No. 1 Tennessee in 1993. Carla Booth scored 14 points as the Lady Colonels fell to 0-31 when facing a top 25 opponent.

DELAWARE 80, No. 11 PENN STATE 71

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Elena Delle Donne had 40 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks to help Delaware rally to a victory over Penn State.

The Lions (2-1) were the highest-ranked team that the Blue Hens (2-0) have ever beaten. It was also just the third victory ever over a top 25 team for Delaware, which had been receiving votes in the AP top 25.

For Delle Donne, a 6-foot-5 junior, her 40 points were the third highest total in program history as well as in her career. The total also set a single-game women’s record for the Carpenter Center.

Alex Bentley scored 20 points to lead Penn State.

Before Thursday, the previous highest ranked team Delaware beat was No. 20 Kentucky in 2006.

No. 12 GEORGIA 73, COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON 48

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Jasmine James had 15 points and No. 12 Georgia scored the first 18 points of the game in a victory over College of Charleston.

Anne Marie Armstrong, Krista Donald and Khaalidah Miller added 10 points apiece for Georgia (3-0).

Megan Fisher led College of Charleston (1-2) with 15 points.

Georgia opened the game with an 18-0 run before Christy Hewatt of Cumming, Ga., finally scored for College of Charleston, hitting a 3-pointer with 10:45 to go in the first half.

No. 16 PURDUE 54, BOWLING GREEN 53

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Courtney Moses scored off an inbounds play with 13 seconds left to lift Purdue to a win over Bowling Green.

Moses inbounded the ball off a Bowling Green defender to herself and then made the uncontested layup. Bowling Green missed a 3-pointer at the end.

Bowling Green held a 18-16 lead at halftime and then went up 52-51 with 27 seconds left on a pair of free throws from Chrissy Steffen.

Brittany Rayburn had 18 points and six rebounds to pace the Boilermakers (2-0) while Moses finished with 13 points, six assists and three steals.

Alexis Rogers led Bowling Green (0-2) with 10 points and eight rebounds.

No. 17 KENTUCKY 81, NORTHEASTERN 47

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A’dia Mathies scored 20 points and Kentucky beat Northeastern.

The Wildcats (3-0) forced Northeastern into 37 turnovers two days after they set a school record forcing Jacksonville State into 48 turnovers Tuesday. Kentucky’s opponents are averaging 35 turnovers this season against the Wildcats’ full-court press.

After Northeastern’s Jewel Tunstall scored the game’s first basket, Kentucky went on a 26-4 run over an 8-minute stretch that put the game out of reach early.

Tunstall led the Huskies (0-3) with 12 points.

FLORIDA 72, No. 21 FLORIDA STATE 58

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jennifer George scored 18 points, Jaterra Bonds and Jordan Jones added 14 apiece and Florida beat Florida State.

The Gators (2-1) defeated their in-state rival for just the third time in the last nine meetings. The Seminoles (2-2) lost consecutive games to Southeastern Conference teams and likely will drop from the rankings for the first time since January 2009. FSU lost to Arkansas over the weekend.

Cierra Bravard led the Seminoles with 22 points, her 25th consecutive game in double figures.

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