Friday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Games played Dec. 28, 2012
Saturday, December 29, 2012
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Karisma Penn had 27 points and 19 rebounds, and Illinois sent Georgia to its first loss of the season with a 70-59 victory over the No. 6 Lady Bulldogs on Friday night.
Penn scored 13 points and Georgia turned the ball over 10 times to help the Illini (7-5) jump out to a 31-13 lead. Penn also had 11 points during a 13-5 run in the second half that gave Illinois a 65-57 advantage after Georgia (12-1) had tied it at 52.
Guard Adrienne GodBold, playing her first game of the season after regaining her eligibility, and Amber Moore added 11 points apiece for Illinois, which won for the second straight time against a ranked team after losing its previous 20 to Top 25 opponents.
Jasmine James and Khaalidah Miller each scored 17 points for the Lady Bulldogs.
Illinois hadn't beaten a team ranked in the top six since a win over then-No. 5 Georgia on Jan. 2, 2000. The Lady Bulldogs came in as one of the nation's seven undefeated teams with a 28.1-point average margin of victory.
NO. 7 KENTUCKY 90, ALCORN ST. 23
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Samarie Walker had 21 points and 14 rebounds, and Kentucky allowed its fewest points in school history with a rout of Alcorn State.
The Wildcats (11-1) led 44-11 at halftime, holding Alcorn State without a basket for the final 16 minutes of the first half. The Braves (0-9) went a total of 19 minutes and 26 seconds between field goals, a span that carried over into the second half.
The Braves pulled within three with 15:04 left in the first half — the score was 8-5 — but Kentucky then ran off 17 straight points.
The previous school record was 25 points allowed against Jacksonville State on Nov. 15, 2011.
NO. 8 CALIFORNIA 70, GEORGE WASHINGTON 43
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Talia Caldwell had a career-high 19 points and eight rebounds to help California continue the best start in school history with a victory over George Washington.
Layshia Clarendon and Gennifer Brandon each added 12 points for the Golden Bears (10-1), who open their Pac-12 season next week with three of their first four games against ranked opponents — including No. 1 Stanford twice. Reshanda Gray chipped in with 11 points for Cal.
Megan Nipe and Shi-Heria Shipp each scored nine points to lead the Colonials (6-6), who were playing their first ranked opponent of the season. Tara Booker made one of 11 shots and finished with two points. She missed all eight of her long-range attempts.
NO. 9 MARYLAND 76, BROWN 36
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Tianna Hawkins scored 16 of her 20 points in the first half to lead Maryland over Brown in the opening round of the Terrapin Classic.
Alyssa Thomas had 16 points and Katie Rutan added 11 for the Terrapins (9-2), who have won five straight. Maryland, which leads the nation with a 19.1 rebounding margin, outrebounded Brown 43-24.
Lauren Clarke had eight points for the Bears (3-6), who have lost four of their past five games.
Maryland got off to a sluggish start and trailed until Rutan made a 3-pointer with 13:09 left in the first half for a 16-14 lead. Maryland took over and a layup by Hawkins capped a 12-2 run, helping the Terps extend the margin to 37-24 at the break. The Terps shot 54.8 percent in the first half.
NO. 13 TENNESSEE 75, DAVIDSON 40
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bashaara Graves and Cierra Burdick each had double-doubles to help Tennessee avoid its first three-game losing streak since 1986 with a win over Davidson.
Graves scored 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for the fifth double-double of her freshman season, and Burdick added 10 points and 10 rebounds. Isabelle Harrison just missed joining them, finishing with 13 points and nine rebounds.
Tennessee (8-3) lost 76-53 at No. 3 Baylor and 73-60 to top-ranked Stanford in its last two games. The Lady Vols haven't dropped three straight since Feb. 5-10, 1986.
Sophia Aleksandravicius had 12 points and seven rebounds to lead Davidson (4-7).
NO. 14 OKLAHOMA ST. 92, HARVARD 62
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiffany Bias scored 18 of her 24 points in the first half to lead Oklahoma State to a win over Harvard in the Surf 'N Slam Classic.
Liz Donohoe added 18 points for the Cowgirls (10-0), who matched the school's previous best start in 1995-96 and will face San Diego State on Sunday. Toni Young had 16 points and 12 rebounds, while Brittney Martin scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help OSU to a 53-32 edge on the boards.
The Cowgirls have won 16 straight games, the longest winning streak in the nation.
Temi Fagbenle led Harvard (7-4) with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Christine Clark added 15 points for the Crimson in the first meeting between the schools.
NO. 16 NORTH CAROLINA 85, ETSU 44
CHAPEL, HILL, N.C. (AP) — Tierra Ruffin-Pratt had 18 points and nine assists to lead North Carolina to an easy win over East Tennessee State.
Xylina McDaniel added 11 points for the Tar Heels (12-1), who won their fifth straight game despite a nine-day break.
Serena Clark and Brianna McQueen each scored nine points for East Tennessee State (2-5), which trailed 41-25 at halftime.
North Carolina finished 6 of 18 from 3-point range, while ETSU made only 1 of 13 attempts.
However, the Tar Heels were outrebounded 47-39, with Destiny Mitchell grabbing a game-high 10.
NO. 17 UCLA 77, PEPPERDINE 46
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Nirra Fields scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead UCLA to a win over Pepperdine.
In addition to her double-double, Fields had six assists and six steals.
Atonye Nyingifa had 12 rebounds, and Markel Walker had 11 points for the Bruins (8-2).
UCLA led 34-17 at halftime and never trailed. UCLA had 34 points off Pepperdine turnovers and got 44 points from its reserves. The Bruins shot 44 percent, while the Waves shot 34.7 percent.
Jade McNorton led the Waves (3-8) with 12 points. Kelsey Patrick and Ea Shoushtari had five rebounds apiece.
IOWA 86, NO. 20 TEXAS
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Melissa Dixon scored 23 points to lead Iowa over Texas in the first round of the Maggie Dixon Surf N Slam Classic.
Dixon was 5 of 10 from 3-point range. Jaime Printy scored 21 points and Morgan Johnson had 20. Bethany Doolittle added 10 points for Iowa (10-3).
Samantha Logic had 15 rebounds and a school-record 14 assists for Iowa, which led 41-21 at halftime.
Nneka Enemkpali led the Longhorns (7-3) with 13 points and 12 rebounds.
NO. 24 TEXAS A&M 74, PRAIRIE VIEW 52
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Kelsey Bone had 18 points and nine rebounds to help Texas A&M beat Prairie View.
Kristi Bellock scored 14 points and Courtney Walker and Karla Gilbert added 11 apiece for the Aggies (9-4), who won their first game since last Friday's 83-74 loss to No. 5 Notre Dame.
Texas A&M shot 54 percent and led 39-19 at halftime. The Aggies attempted only two 3-pointers and missed both.
Latia Williams scored 14 points and JaQuandria Williams added 11 for the Panthers (3-7), who were 4 for 12 from behind the arc.
NO. 25 ARKANSAS 71, COPPIN ST. 57
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Sarah Watkins had 22 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks to lead Arkansas to a victory over Coppin State.
Watkins scored 18 of her points in the second half. Arkansas trailed most of the first half before putting together a 16-0 run and leading 32-23 at halftime.
Quistelle Williams had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Razorbacks (12-1), who have won nine in a row. Dominique Robinson scored 11 points for Arkansas and Calli Berna had 12 assists.
Shawntae Payne scored 14 points to lead Coppin State (4-8). Leola Spotwood had 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Kyra Coleman scored 11 points for the Eagles.
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