Friday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Saturday, November 26, 2011
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Brianna Banks scored 17 points and No. 2 Connecticut extended its NCAA-record home winning streak to 87 games on Friday with a 74-28 win over Fairleigh Dickinson in the World Vision Classic.
Kaleena Masqueda-Lewis added 11 points and nine rebounds for the Huskies (4-0), who jumped out to a 44-5 halftime lead and went on to the rout.
UConn now won 160 consecutive games against teams outside of the Top 25, and 253 straight against the unranked at home.
Stephanie Isaacs and Erika Livermore had six points each for Farleigh Dickinson (1-4).
Connecticut will play Buffalo in the second game of the round-robin tournament on Saturday night. Buffalo lost to Dayton 94-74 in the tournament’s first game on Friday. UConn will face the Flyers on Sunday.
No. 3 STANFORD 80, XAVIER 64
CINCINNATI (AP) — Nnemkadi Ogwumike scored a season-high 34 points and opened the second half by dominating under the basket, leading Stanford to a victory over Xavier.
The Cardinal (4-1) shook off a 10-point loss at No. 2 Connecticut on Monday and a slow first half against Xavier (1-3), which trailed by only a point at the break.
Lynette Holmes led Xavier with 18 points.
No. 4 NOTRE DAME 80, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 58
FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Skylar Diggins scored 22 points and Natalie Novosel added 17 to help No. 4 Notre Dame beat Southern California 80-58 on Friday in the Junkanoo Jam tournament.
The Irish (4-1) will No. 7 Duke on Saturday night in the championship game. Notre Dame turned up its defense and held USC (1-3) to one field goal over the final 7:34 of the first half. The Irish led 42-30 at the break as Diggins had 16 points. Notre Dame cruised in the second half.
Ashley Corral scored 17 points to lead USC.
No. 5 TEXAS A&M 71, TEMPLE 59
FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Adaora Elonu scored a career-high 23 points to help Texas A&M withstand a second-half run by Temple and turn back the Owls in the Junkanoo Jam.
Defending national champion Texas A&M (5-0) plays Iowa (4-1) on Saturday for the Lucaya Division title.
Tyra White scored 14 points for the Aggies, Sydney Carter added 12 points and Kelsey Bone scored 10 points.
B.J. Williams led Temple (2-3) with 19 points and Kristen McCarthy scored 16.
No. 7 DUKE 97, GARDNER-WEBB 31
FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Tricia Liston scored 23 points to help Duke rout Gardner-Webb in the Junkanoo Jam.
Chloe Wells added 14 points, making all five of her shots — including three 3-pointers. Elizabeth Williams had 13 points and Shay Selby 11 for the Blue Devils (5-0).
Duke will face fourth-ranked Notre Dame for the championship Saturday night.
The Blue Devils jumped all over Gardner Webb in the first half, scoring 25 of the game’s first 31 points and never looked back. Duke led 50-18 at the break as Liston had 12 points in the first half.
Catrina Green scored 10 points to lead Gardner-Webb (0-5).
No. 8 MARYLAND 84, FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL 52
MIAMI (AP) — Laurin Mincy and Lynetta Kizer scored 15 points each to lead Maryland to a win over Florida International.
The Terrapins (6-0) were never threatened after a late-first half run and then expanded a 44-30 lead at halftime with an 18-7 spurt in the opening 6:41 of the second half.
Alyssa Thomas scored six points during the run and Alicia DeVaughn’s inside field goal with 13:19 remaining capped the surge and gave the Terrapins a 62-37 advantage.
Thomas finished with 12 points and Tianna Hawkins scored all 13 of her points in the first half.
Jerica Corley scored 19 of her 24 points in the first half to lead Florida International (2-3).
No. 11 LOUISVILLE 85, FLORIDA STATE 76
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Shoni Schimmel scored 25 points and Monique Reid added 23 to lead Louisville to a victory over Florida State.
Schimmel, who hit four of nine 3-point shots, nailed one from long range with 4:23 left that snapped a tie at 66 and the Cardinals (5-1) didn’t look back.
Cierra Bravard scored a career-high 27 points for Florida State, which began the season ranked 14th nationally but has lost three of its last four going into a Sunday visit from Nebraska. Bravard was perfect on 11 free throws. Natasha Howard added 13 points and a game-high 7 rebounds for the Seminoles.
Reid’s 9 of 12 performance from the floor helped Louisville to a 48.4 shooting percentage.
Florida State (3-3) was hurt by 24 turnovers.
No. 12 OKLAHOMA 76, LIBERTY 45
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Morgan Hook and Aaryn Ellenberg scored 22 points apiece to help Oklahoma rout Liberty in Vanderbilt’s Thanksgiving tournament.
Oklahoma (3-0) will play Vanderbilt, an 81-39 winner over Lipscomb, in Saturday’s championship.
Sharane Campbell also added 13 points for the Sooners.
Liberty (2-3) hadn’t played a ranked team since Dec. 28, 2010. The Flames hurt themselves with too many turnovers as Oklahoma forced 19 of 37 turnovers in the first-half and finished with 38 points off those mistakes. The defending Big South champs did outrebound Oklahoma 47-34.
Terika Lunsford led Liberty with nine points and had 10 rebounds.
No. 13 RUTGERS 59, GEORGIA TECH 40
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — April Sykes had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead Rutgers to a win over Georgia Tech.
The Scarlet Knights (5-0) held the Yellow Jackets to 21 percent shooting for the game, including just 13 percent in the first half. Rutgers was 52 percent from the field and outrebounded Georgia Tech 44-29.
Tyuanna Marshall scored 12 points for Georgia Tech (4-1) and Sasha Goodlett grabbed seven rebounds.
Rutgers jumped out early and led by double digits since midway through the first half, going into the break up 32-16.
Monique Oliver had 10 points and eight rebounds for Rutgers. Betnijah Laney scored nine, and Erica Wheeler and Khadijah Rushdan each chipped in eight.
No. 14 KENTUCKY 73, SAM HOUSTON STATE 52
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Keyla Snowden scored 19 points and Kentucky overcame a slow start to beat Sam Houston State.
Samantha Drake added 11 points and 13 rebounds for the Wildcats.
Leading by only seven at the half, the Wildcats used a 10-2 spurt early in the second half to put the game out of reach. Kentucky (6-0) shot just 33 percent from the field in the first half and forced only 12 turnovers. The Wildcats were able to quicken the pace a bit in the second half forcing more turnovers.
Kentucky grabbed 26 offensive rebounds.
Britni Martin finished with 13 points for the Bearkats (2-2).
No. 15 PURDUE 46, KANSAS STATE 42, OT
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Brittany Rayburn scored 16 points and Purdue outlasted Kansas State in the Cancun Challenge.
KK Houser added 11 while Sam Ostarello had seven points and 11 rebounds for the Boilermakers (6-0), who are off to their best start since 2006-07.
Purdue won for only the second time in 48 chances when scoring under 49 points. The Boilermakers beat Kentucky 48-40 in 1999.
Jalana Childs scored 23 points to lead Kansas State (3-2), which lost both of its games in Mexico.
No. 17 PENN STATE 66, IOWA STATE 59
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Maggie Lucas scored 18 points, including six in the final minutes, to help Penn State beat Iowa State in the opening round of the John Ascuaga’s Nugget Classic.
The Nittany Lions (4-1) will play Nevada on Saturday for the tournament championship.
The Cyclones (3-1) were within two points with 4:30 left in the game after a Jessica Schroll jumper, but the Nittany Lions closed on a 9-4 run.
Lucas matched her season high to lead three Penn State players in double figures. Zhaque Gray scored 14 points and Alex Bentley had 13.
Brynn Williamson led Iowa State with 15 points.
No. 18 OHIO STATE 84, STONY BROOK 37
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Samantha Prahalis had 25 points and 11 assists in only 28 minutes to lead Ohio State to rout of Stony Brook.
Prahalis equaled her season scoring average of 15 in the first half, despite sitting the final 5 minutes, and the Buckeyes (4-0) forced Stony Brook into missing 24 of its first 26 shots. Ohio State took a 42-12 lead into halftime, the fewest points the Buckeyes have allowed in a first half since leading Longwood 41-9 on Nov. 30, 2006.
Jessica Previlon had seven points for Stony Brook (1-4).
No. 19 TEXAS TECH 94, MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY 67
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Kierra Mallard had 22 points and 13 rebounds to lead Texas Tech to a win over Missouri-Kansas City.
Mallard’ 3-pointer with just over six minutes to play in the second half capped a 21-3 run by the Lady Raiders (3-0), who led by as many as 29.
Christine Hyde added 18 points for Texas Tech. She scored eight straight to lead the Lady Raiders on their big second half run.
Dayon Halls-Jones led Missouri-Kansas City (3-2) with 15.
No. 24 TEXAS 79, No. 22 VIRGINIA 53
HONOLULU (AP) — Chassidy Fussell scored 30 points and Texas breezed past Virginia in the Waikiki Beach tournament.
Texas (3-1) rolled to a 43-25 halftime lead. Ashleigh Fontenette had 11 points and six assists and Anne Marie Hartung added 10 points and had a game-high eight rebounds for the Longhorns, who held a 40-24 edge on the boards.
Texas led 11-9 when it went on a 13-0 run, and the Longhorns led by as many as 26 points in the first half.
Ariana Moorer led Virginia (4-1) with 17 points and China Crosby added 12 points. The Cavaliers shot just 31 percent from the field.
WEST VIRGINIA 63, No. 25 UCLA 54
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. (AP) — Taylor Palmer scored 18 points to lead West Virginia to a victory over UCLA in the first round of the Thanksgiving Classic at Cal State Northridge.
West Virginia (3-1) nearly blew an 11-point early in the second half, allowing UCLA (2-2) a chance to narrow the gap. The Bruins obliged, going on a 7-0 run while shutting out the Mountaineers for 5:38.
The Mountaineers saw their lead cut to 33-29 before getting their offense back in gear. An 8-1 run pushed their lead back to 11 points.
Rebekah Gardner scored 19 points to lead the Bruins.