Saturday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Sunday, November 27, 2011
FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Natalie Novosel banked in a shot from the foul line with under a second left to lift No. 4 Notre Dame to a 56-54 win over seventh-ranked Duke in the Junkanoo Jam final on Saturday night.
Skylar Diggins scored 19 points and Novosel had 15 for the Irish (5-1), who rallied from a 16-point deficit.
Freshman Elizabeth Williams had 16 points, 13 rebounds and seven blocks for Duke (4-1).
Trailing 54-51 with 1:35 left, the Irish had three chances to tie the game, but missed three 3-pointers. Kayla McBride got fouled on an offensive rebound and made the first of two free throws to cut the deficit to two.
After Chelsea Gray missed a shot for Duke on the other end, Diggins scored to tie it at 54.
NO. 2 CONNECTICUT 90, BUFFALO 34
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Tiffany Hayes had 30 points and 11 rebounds and the Huskies won their 88th consecutive game at home in the World Vision Classic.
Stefanie Dolson added 17 points for UConn (5-0).
Brittany Hedderson led Buffalo (2-4) with 12 points.
UConn extended its Division I record home winning streak and tying the all-time NCAA record set by Division III Rust (Miss.) College from 1982-89.
Dayton beat Fairleigh Dickinson 84-48 earlier Saturday in the round-robin event. The Flyers and Huskies will play Sunday for the tournament title.
NO. 5 TEXAS A&M 74, IOWA 58
Sydney Carter scored 21 points to lead the Aggies to the Lucaya Division crown of the Junkanoo Jam tournament.
Carter hit 6 of 16 shots and 9 of 10 free throws, earning MVP honors.
Adaora Elonu added 13 points for Texas A&M (6-0), and Kelsey Bone scored 12 points, 10 in the second half.
Samantha Logic scored 16 points for Iowa (4-2), and Jaime Printy had 14.
NO. 8 MARYLAND 114, CS-BAKERSFIELD 83
MIAMI (AP) — Laurin Mincy scored 23 points and the Terrapins pulled away in the second half to secure the victory.
Tianna Hawkins finished with 19 points on 7-of-8 shooting and added 10 rebounds for Maryland (7-0). Brene Mosley scored all 17 of her points in the second half and six Maryland players finished in double figures.
Tyonnna Outland and Lauren Carter scored 15 points apiece for the Roadrunners (2-4).
NO. 21 GEORGETOWN 64, NO. 10 GEORGIA 56
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sugar Rodgers scored 23 points to lead the Hoyas to the upset of the Lady Bulldogs and the title game of the Lady Rebel Round-Up.
Tia Magee added 14 points for Georgetown (4-2), which led by as many as 11 points in the teams’ first-ever meeting.
Jasmine James and Khaalidah Miller scored 16 points apiece for Georgia (4-1), and Jasmine Hassell added 12.
The Hoyas will face UNLV in Sunday’s championship.
NO. 11 LOUISVILLE 86, FLORIDA A&M 66
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Monique Reid scored 22 points and Becky Burke added 21 to help the Cardinals make a sweep of Florida’s capital city schools.
The Cardinals (6-1) beat Florida State 85-76 on Friday night.
Reid was 8 of 9 from the field, and Burke was 7 of 9, including 5 of 7 from 3-point range. The Cardinals shot 53.4 percent.
Antonia Bennett led Florida A&M (1-4) with 21 points, and Tameka McKelton had 14.
VANDERBILT 78, NO. 12 OKLAHOMA 66
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jasmine Lister scored 24 points, Christina Foggie added 21 and the Commodores remained unbeaten by handing the Sooners their first loss in the Vanderbilt Thanksgiving Tournament.
Foggie reeled off 18 first-half points and hit four 3-pointers in the first 11 minutes for the Commodores (6-0). Lister took over after halftime, scoring nine points, including a 3 in a 16-7 Vanderbilt run that opened a 55-46 lead.
Sophomore Aaryn Ellenberg scored 13 straight points including a trio of 3-pointers down the stretch and finished with 22 for the Sooners (3-1). Morgan Hook added 16 points with three 3-pointers, and Joanna McFarland had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
NO.13 RUTGERS 59, ARIZONA STATE 52
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — April Sykes scored 14 points, Monique Oliver grabbed 13 rebounds and the Scarlet Knights held on to beat the Sun Devils for the San Juan Shootout title.
Khadijah Rushden pitched in 13 points and nine rebounds for Rutgers (6-0) and Sykes was 2 of 3 from behind the arc en route to winning tournament MVP honors.
Guard Deja Mann led Arizona State (4-1) with 11 points, including a 5 of 5 free throws. Center Kali Bennett had 10 rebounds, four steals, four assists and two blocked shots.
NO. 17 PENN ST. 103, NEVADA 65
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Maggie Lucas scored 26 points and Alex Bentley had 23 to help No. 17 Penn State rout Nevada in the championship game of the John Ascuaga’s Nugget Classic.
Zhaque Gray added 21 points for Penn State (5-1).
Kate Kevorken, Danika Sharp and Kayla Williams each had 14 points for Nevada (2-3).
NO. 19 TEXAS TECH 76, CENTRAL ARKANSAS 43
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Reserve Shauntal Nobles scored 11 points and Kierra Mallard grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Lady Raiders to the 800th victory in program history.
Kelsi Baker added 10 points for Texas Tech (4-0), which got points from 11 players.
Megan Herbert scored 15 points for Central Arkansas (4-1), which shot 24 percent from the field.
Texas Tech never trailed after scoring the first eight points of the game and led by as many as 36 points in the second half.
NO. 22 VIRGINIA 60, HAWAII 43
HONOLULU (AP) — Ataira Franklin scored 14 points and the Cavaliers bounced back from a tough loss for a victory at the Rainbow Wahine Showdown.
Lexie Gerson added 13 points and Ariana Moorer 10 for Virginia (5-1), which was coming off a 79-53 defeat to No. 24 Texas on Friday.
Kamilah Jackson scored 21 points for Hawaii (1-5), which also got 11 points from Rebecca Drew and 13 rebounds from Shawna-Lei Kuehu.
NO. 24 TEXAS 61, CALIFORNIA 60
HONOLULU (AP) — Chassidy Fussell gave Texas its only lead of the game when she scored with 1:11 left, lifting the Longhorns to victory in the Rainbow Wahine Showdown.
Fussell finished with 15 points to lead Texas (4-1) to its fourth straight victory. Yvonne Anderson added 14 points and Ashleigh Fontenette had 12.
Layshia Clarendon led California (3-2) with 13 points, Lindsay Sherbert added 11 and Reshanda Gray had 10.
California outrebounded Texas 40-31, but committed 23 turnovers to the Longhorns’ 16.
NO. 25 UCLA 68, COLGATE 48
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. (AP) — Rebekah Gardner had 21 points and 10 rebounds, leading the Bruins to victory in the consolation game of the Holiday Inn Thanksgiving Classic.
Atonye Nyingifa added 19 points and 12 rebounds for UCLA (3-2), which snapped a two-game losing streak. Rhema Gardner added 10 boards as UCLA outrebounded winless Colgate 49-36.
Jhazmine Lynch had 14 points for Colgate (0-7), which shot 35.7 percent from the field and committed 20 turnovers.