Saturday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Sunday, November 20, 2011
CATONSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Tianna Hawkins had 19 points and 18 rebounds, Lynetta Kizer scored 12 points in her return from a suspension and No. 10 Maryland beat the University of Maryland, Baltimore County 70-59 on Saturday night.
Kizer, who missed Maryland’s first three games for an unspecified violation of team rules, entered the game midway through the first half. She immediately provided a physical lift for the Terrapins, but the 6-foot-4 senior center looked out of synch at times.
Brene Moseley added 14 points for the Terrapins (4-0), who improved to 10-0 all-time against the Retrievers (2-2).
UMBC, the defending America East regular season champions, got 14 points each from Erin Brown and Michelle Kurowski and 12 from Lauren Chase.
The Retrievers fell to 0-20 all-time against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents and saw a 12-game home winning streak end.
No. 13 OKLAHOMA 58, NEW MEXICO 56
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Whitney Hand put back her own miss with 18.6 seconds left to help Oklahoma beat New Mexico.
Aaryn Ellenberg scored 14 points and had four steals for the Sooners (2-0), who scored the final three points of the game, overcoming a 56-55 deficit in the last minute.
Caroline Durbin, who scored 16, put the Lobos (0-3) up with a running floater from the lane with 1:35 left.
But Ellenberg hit one of two from the line and Hand then got loose in the paint. Her first shot hit the front iron, but the rebound came right back to her and she made the follow.
No. 14 GEORGETOWN 66, Houston 36
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tia Magee scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and Georgetown rolled past Houston to end a two-game losing streak.
Alexa Roche added 10 points and Taylor Brown scored nine for the Hoyas (2-2), who rebounded from consecutive road losses at Maryland and LSU. The Hoyas scored the game’s first nine points, built a 22-2 lead midway through the first half, and Jasmine Jackson’s 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer gave them a commanding 39-9 advantage.
Roxana Button scored 10 points, and Landry Porsche added nine for the Cougars (0-3).
Porsche left the game with 5 minutes, 58 seconds remaining when she banged heads with Georgetown’s Samisha Powell as they scrambled for a loose ball. Porsche initially stood up on her own, then fell to the floor and stayed down for about 15 minutes before being taken off on a stretcher.
No. 15 RUTGERS 61, La Salle 48
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Khadijah Rushdan scored 20 points and April Sykes added 12 to help Rutgers beat La Salle.
The Scarlet Knights (3-0) had a rough shooting night, making just 37 percent from the field, but they did hit five 3-pointers.
Rutgers held a 10-point halftime lead before La Salle cut its deficit to 51-45 on Alexis Scott’s 3-pointer with 4:52 left. The Scarlet Knights then turned up their defense, holding the Explorers to just one point until Nadia Duncan hit a jumper at the buzzer.
Rutgers made all six free throws during that final spurt to seal the win.
Scott scored 18 to lead La Salle (1-3). It was the first meeting between the schools since 1983.
No. 17 KENTUCKY 88, SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI 71
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A’dia Mathies scored 20 points to lead Kentucky to a victory over Southern Mississippi.
Southern Miss (1-2) stayed close well into the second half, when the Wildcats (4-0) put the game out of reach with a 15-2 run.
Tanecka Carey had 22 points and 11 turnovers for the Lady Eagles.
No. 18 DEPAUL 99, PORTLAND 64
HONOLULU (AP) — Anna Martin scored 29 points and DePaul hit 15 3-pointers in a rout of Portland at the Rainbow Wahine Classic on Saturday.
Martin finished 11 of 15 from the field, including making five of seven 3-pointers.
Kelsey Reynolds scored 15 points, Keisha Hampton added 14, and Brittany Hrynko and Megan Rogowski both added 13 for DePaul (3-1). Hrynko and Rogowski both hit three 3-pointers.
Natalie Day scored 18 points for Portland (2-2).
TULANE 65, No. 20 LSU 62, OT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Danielle Blagg’s three-point play with 1.6 seconds left lifted Tulane to an overtime victory over LSU.
LSU rallied from a 10-point deficit with 11:08 left to send the game into overtime. The Lady Tigers had a chance to win the game in regulation, but Jeanne Kenney only made one of two free throws with 1.4 seconds left to tie the game at 58.
Trailing by two in overtime, LSU’s Krystal Forthan hit a jumper to tie the score at 62 with 26 seconds left. That set up Blagg’s game-winning play.