Thursday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Games played Dec. 20, 2012
Friday, December 21, 2012
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Skylar Diggins scored 22 points to lead No. 5 Notre Dame to an 87-57 win over Kansas State on Thursday night in the second round of the World Vision Classic.
Diggins scored 15 of the Fighting Irish's first 23 points, leading them to a 23-10 lead 8:20 into the game. Natalie Achonwa added 13 points, Kayla McBride had 12, and Kaila Turner and Ariel Braker chipped in with 11 apiece for Notre Dame (8-1), which led 49-25 at halftime.
Brittany Chambers had 18 points and seven rebounds, Haley Texada scored 11 points and Ashia Woods added 10 for the Wildcats (7-3).
Diggins, who had 17 points on 6-for-9 shooting at halftime, also led Notre Dame with four assists in the first half. McBride had 10 points at the break for the Irish, who shot 55 percent (16 for 29) in the opening half.
Notre Dame will face No. 22 Texas A&M on Friday for the tournament championship after the Aggies beat Old Dominion 78-55.
NO. 9 MARYLAND 69, DELAWARE 53
NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Tianna Hawkins had 16 points and 16 rebounds, and Maryland hounded All-American Elena Delle Donne in her return from an illness as the Terrapins beat Delaware.
Delle Donne played for just the second time this season after missing a month with Lyme Disease. She finished with 19 points and six rebounds but was a rusty 7 for 23 from the floor in 34 minutes. She also missed the first three games of the season.
Alyssa Thomas added 13 points and 13 rebounds, and Katie Rutan scored 13 for the Terps (8-2), who won their fourth straight game.
Delaware (5-3) trailed 52-49 with about eight minutes left, but Maryland closed on a 17-4 run.
CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE 77, NO. 12 UCLA 72
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ashlee Guay scored a career-high 28 points and freshman Marta Masoni made a season-high six 3-pointers to help Cal State Northridge upset UCLA.
Masoni's sixth 3-pointer gave Cal State Northridge (6-4) a 70-66 lead with 1:20 remaining, and Guay made four free throws to push it to 74-68 with 39.1 seconds to go. UCLA (7-2) pulled to 74-71 before the Matadors made four more free throws to snap a five-game winning streak by the Bruins.
It was Cal State Northridge's first victory against a ranked team in its Division-I history and its first win against a Pac-12 team since 1996.
Alyssia Brewer scored 14 points and Fields had 12 for UCLA, which had 25 turnovers.
NO. 18 OKLAHOMA 70, UC RIVERSIDE 46
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Aaryn Ellenberg scored 27 points and Nicole Griffin added 18 to lead Oklahoma over UC Riverside.
Joanna McFarland had 12 rebounds for the Sooners (9-2) and Morgan Hook had six assists.
Oklahoma led 32-22 at halftime and never trailed. The Sooners shot 42 percent from the field for the game, while the Highlanders shot 31.7 percent.
Tre'Shonti Nottingham led the Highlanders with 14 points and eight rebounds. Natasha Hadley added 12 points and six rebounds for Riverside (6-4).
It was only the second meeting between the school. The Sooners beat Riverside 88-57 in 2008.
NO. 20 TEXAS 53, CORNELL 40
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Freshman Imani McGee-Stafford posted her fourth double-double of the season with 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead Texas over Cornell.
Seven of McGee-Stafford's rebounds came on the offensive end. Nneka Enemkpali grabbed 11 rebounds and Chassidy Fussell 10 for the Longhorns, who controlled the boards 48-28.
Texas (7-2), coming off a 94-75 loss to Tennessee, held a 22-16 advantage at halftime and led 29-25 5 minutes into the second half. The Longhorns then reeled off 13 straight points to take control.
The Longhorns outscored the Big Red 28-10 in the paint and turned 19 turnovers into 24 points.
Allyson DiMagno led Cornell with 13 points but the Big Red's starters shot a combined 11 of 34.
NO. 22 TEXAS A&M 78, OLD DOMINION 55
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kelsey Bone scored a career-high 33 points to lead Texas A&M over Old Dominion in the World Vision Classic.
Bone was 15 of 18 from the field and had 14 rebounds.
Kristi Bellock scored 12 points and reserve Peyton Little added 10. Adrienne Pratcher had 12 assists for the Aggies, who led 36-28 at halftime.
Texas A&M (8-3) shot 32 of 72 (44.4 percent) from the field, while Old Dominion (7-2) shot 23 of 54 (42.6 percent).
Shae Kelley led the Lady Monarchs with 11 points and seven rebounds. Jackie Cook had 10 points.
DUQUESNE 62, NO. 24 WEST VIRGINIA 54
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Wumi Agunbiade scored 15 points, Orsi Szecsi added 12 and Vanessa Abel had 10 to lead Duquesne to an upset of West Virginia.
Duquesne (11-1) upset a ranked opponent for the second time this season after beating then-No. 17 Delaware on Nov. 14. Duquesne has now beaten four ranked opponents since coach Suzie McConnell-Serio took over in 2007 after having beaten only one in the program's history prior to her arrival.
The win was the second straight for Duquesne against West Virginia following an 11-game losing streak in the series from 1995-2011.
Christal Caldwell led the Mountaineers (7-3) with 13 points.