Wednesday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Thursday, December 6, 2012
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Brittney Griner had 24 points and 14 rebounds, three other Baylor players scored in double figures and the third-ranked Lady Bears beat No. 5 Notre Dame 73-61 Wednesday night in a repeat of last season's national championship game.
The Fighting Irish could do little to slow Griner, who was 10 of 16 from the floor. The Lady Bears (7-1), with all five starters back from the team that went 40-0 last season, used a 10-0 run late in the second half to pull away.
The Irish (5-1), with just two starters back, were simply no match, especially with All-America senior Skylar Diggins struggling on 4-of-19 shooting — with rapper Lil Wayne sitting courtside to cheer her on in the second half.
Odsyssey Sims returned after missing four games with a hamstring injury and added 16 points for Baylor. Brooklyn Pope had 14 points and Jordan Madden 12.
Freshman Jewell Loyd led Notre Dame with a season-high 24 points, Kayla McBride had 16 and Natalie Achonwa 11.
NO. 21 NORTH CAROLINA 64, RADFORD 44
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Waltiea Rolle scored 24 points and Xylina McDaniel had 16 points and eight rebounds to lead North Carolina over Radford.
Krista Gross, who ranks second in the ACC in rebounding, pulled down a career-high 17 for the Tar Heels, who bounced back from a 102-57 loss to No. 14 Tennessee on Sunday.
UNC (8-1) opened on an 11-2 run, and after Jordynn Gaymon's jumper cut the deficit to 13-4, the Tar Heels scored the next eight points to lead 21-4 with 4:19 left in the first half.
They led 33-10 at the break and went up 46-23 in the second half.
Diani Mason led Radford (3-4) with 10 points.
CREIGHTON 66, NO. 25 NEBRASKA 57
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Reserve Marissa Janning scored 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting, including four 3-pointers, to lead Creighton over Nebraska.
McKenzie Fujan added 13 points for the Bluejays (4-2), who shot 56.3 percent (27 of 48).
The Bluejays, who earned their first victory over a ranked opponent since a 75-71 win over Illinois State in Feb. 2008, led 36-27 at the break and held off Nebraska in the second half after Lindsey Moore knocked down a 3-pointer with 12:49 left to cut Creighton's lead to 43-40.
Creighton went on a 17-6 run over the next 8:36.
Hailie Sample scored 20 points for Nebraska (6-3).
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