Friday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Games played Dec. 21, 2012
Saturday, December 22, 2012
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elizabeth Williams had 21 points and eight rebounds in leading fourth-ranked Duke to a 97-63 rout of Cal State Bakersfield in the Women of Troy Classic on Friday night.
The victory was coach Joanne P. McCallie's 150th in 182 games at Duke, making her the third-fastest coach in Division I history to reach the mark.
Haley Peters added 16 points and Tricia Liston had 14 for the Blue Devils (9-0), who had six players in double figures in their first game in 12 days after completing finals.
They play host Southern California on Saturday in the final day of the four-team event.
Tyonna Outland scored 16 points for Bakersfield (2-11), which lost its fourth in a row and 10th in 11 games. The Roadrunners committed a season-high 27 turnovers, leading to 30 points by Duke.
No. 5 NOTRE DAME 83, No. 22 TEXAS A&M 74
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Skylar Diggins scored 24 points and Natalie Achonwa added 22 points and 14 rebounds as Notre Dame beat Texas A&M in the championship game of the World Vision Classic.
In a rematch of the 2011 NCAA tournament championship game, won by Texas A&M, the Fighting Irish also got 19 points from Kayla McBride and 15 from Jewell Loyd.
Muffet McGraw earned her 600th win as Notre Dame coach in the first meeting between the teams since Texas A&M won the title.
Notre Dame (9-1) took control with a 13-0 run that turned a 48-46 deficit into a 59-48 lead with 11:25 remaining. Diggins and McBride both had four points during the spurt, and Achonwa supplied the final three points of the run.
Kelsey Bone led Texas A&M (8-4) with 28 points and 10 rebounds.
The Aggies committed 26 turnovers, compared to 13 for the Fighting Irish.
No. 7 KENTUCKY 66, UC SANTA BARBARA 38
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A'dia Mathies scored 19 points and Kentucky extended its winning streak to nine games with a victory over UC Santa Barbara.
The Wildcats (10-1) went 2-0 on their Pacific Coast road trip that began with an 80-62 win over Pepperdine in Malibu on Tuesday.
DeNesha Stallworth and Samarie Walker each scored 12 for the Wildcats. Stallworth, a 6-foot-3 junior from Richmond, Calif., stood tall in her home state. She had 17 points against Pepperdine.
Mathies, a senior guard from Louisville, hit four 3-pointers, three of them in the second half, as Kentucky broke it open after leading 28-20 at halftime.
The Gauchos (4-7) committed 17 of their 28 turnovers in the first half against Kentucky's pressure defense.
No. 8 CALIFORNIA 88, No. 19 KANSAS 79
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Layshia Clarendon scored a season-high 28 points, one of five players in double figures who helped California beat Kansas.
Gennifer Brandon added 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Golden Bears (9-1), who matched the best start in school history. Talia Caldwell made all five of her shots and had 12 points. Reshanda Gray added 13 and Afure Jemerigbe scored 10.
Angel Goodrich had 21 points to lead the Jayhawks (9-2) and Carolyn Davis added 16. Kansas fell to 2-19 under coach Bonnie Henrickson against teams ranked in the top 10.
No. 13 PURDUE 78, IUPUI 53
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Courtney Moses scored 18 points, Drey Mingo added 13 and Purdue used a big second-half run to extend its best start in a decade.
The Boilermakers (11-1) led 36-28 at halftime but pulled away from IUPUI with a 14-2 spurt in the first 6:11 of the second half.
DeAirra Goss had 24 points for the Jaguars (6-7), who shot 36.7 percent.
Mosses also had four assists and four steals. Sam Ostarello added 15 points and KK Houser had 13 for Purdue, which has won six straight and is off to its best start since 2002-03.
No. 14 LOUISVILLE 106, WAGNER 32
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Megan Deines scored 19 points and eight of Louisville's nine players reached double figures in a rout of Wagner.
The Cardinals (11-2), who led 47-12 at halftime, shot 60.9 percent from the floor (39 of 64). Deines was 8 for 10.
Although Louisville surpassed 90 points on four occasions earlier this season, this was the Cardinals' first 100-point game and marked their second-largest margin of victory behind a 109-29 win over Coastal Carolina on Dec. 18, 1996.
Louisville had 22 steals, led by Jude Schimmel with eight, and forced 31 turnovers. Schimmel also scored 15 points.
Jordyn Peck had 15 points off the bench to lead the Seahawks (1-8), who shot 24.5 percent (12 of 49).
No. 21 SOUTH CAROLINA 65, SOUTH CAROLINA STATE 45
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tiffany Mitchell had 21 points and 11 rebounds, Aleighsa Welch also finished with a double-double and South Carolina beat South Carolina State.
Welch had 16 points and 14 rebounds — eight offensive — for the Gamecocks (11-1), who bounced back with a strong performance after losing to No. 1 Stanford 53-49 this week. Elem Ibiam scored 11 points and Ieasia Walker had six steals.
Tiara Knott had 14 points before fouling out for the Bulldogs (8-3), held scoreless for a stretch of nearly 8 minutes.
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