Saturday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Games played Dec. 15, 2012
Sunday, December 16, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike scored a career-high 31 points to go with 13 rebounds, and No. 1 Stanford beat Pacific 78-43 on Saturday night.
Mikaela Ruef added career bests of 13 rebounds and five assists for the Cardinal (9-0), who won their 82nd consecutive home game — the longest active streak in the nation. Joslyn Tinkle had 10 points.
Gena Johnson scored 13 to lead the Tigers (7-2), who lost their second straight.
Stanford matched the third-best start in school history and could improve on that when it travels to play No. 24 South Carolina and No. 13 Tennessee next week. The Cardinal host No. 2 Connecticut in two weeks.
Ogwumike went 14 of 18 from the floor and pulled down seven offensive rebounds, helping Stanford to outscore Pacific 21-2 in second-chance points. She was on the bench for the final 9 minutes of the game.
The Cardinal held a 46-29 advantage on the boards and limited the Tigers to 28 percent shooting.
NO. 14 UCLA 76, SAINT MARY'S 62
NEW YORK (AP) — Jasmine Dixon scored five of her 13 points during a 12-0 run in the second half to lead UCLA over Saint Mary's in the St. John's Holiday Classic.
The Bruins will play St. John's in the championship game Sunday, while the Gaels face Tennessee Tech in the consolation game.
Trailing 49-48 midway through the second half, Dixon scored five straight points to kick off the game-changing burst for UCLA (6-1). Markel Walker had 15 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Bruins, and Alyssia Brewer added 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Danielle Mauldin scored a career-high 26 points and Nared added 17 to lead Saint Mary's (6-3).
WASHINGTON ST. 62, NO. 20 OHIO STATE 55
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Lia Galdeira scored 13 of her 15 points in the second half to help Washington State upset Ohio State.
Washington State (3-5) led 28-23 at halftime. Ohio State came back to lead 36-32, but the Cougars forced three straight turnovers. Taylor Edmondson's 3-pointer put the Cougars ahead for good, 40-37.
Ohio State (6-3) had a good look at a potential tying 3-pointer with 33 seconds to play, but missed on two chances and was forced to foul. Galdeira hit all four of her free throws to clinch it.
Washington State forced 21 turnovers and forced Ohio State to go 1 for 17 from 3-point range.
Taylor Hill had 14 points and Ashley Adams had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Buckeyes.
NO. 23 TEXAS A&M 79, USC 61
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kelsey Bone and Kristi Bellock scored 15 points apiece to help Texas A&M kick off a four-game road swing with a victory over USC.
Bellock pulled down 10 rebounds and Bone had nine for the Aggies (6-3), who also got 14 points from Courtney Walker.
Cassie Harberts led the Women of Troy (3-5) with 19 points and eight rebounds. Ariya Crook added 15 points, but USC shot just 30 percent from the floor.
The Aggies led just 33-30 after a back-and-forth first half but took control after halftime with a 12-0 run capped by Bone's 3-pointer. That gave A&M a 51-35 lead with 12:55 to play.