Thursday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Friday, February 3, 2012
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Markeshia Grant scored 27 points and South Carolina beat No. 8 Tennessee 64-60 on Thursday night for its first win over the Lady Volunteers since 1980.
The Gamecocks (18-5, 7-3 Southeastern Conference) were down 60-55, when Ashley Bruner hit a layup with 3:18 to play. The basket launched a 9-0 run for South Carolina to close out the game, and Ieasia Walker hit the go-ahead layup with 2:15 to play.
Lady Vols (16-6, 7-2) missed five shots during the run and wouldn’t score again.
Tennessee outshot South Carolina 41.4 percent to 39.4 percent but had little answer for the Gamecocks guards.
Glory Johnson scored 13 points to lead Tennessee. The Lady Vols hadn’t dropped a SEC game at home since a loss to LSU on Feb. 14, 2008, but have struggled in the first season since coach Pat Summitt announced she’d been diagnosed with early onset dementia.
No. 4 STANFORD 62, ARIZONA STATE 49
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 22 points and 16 rebounds, her sister Chiney had 20 points and 16 rebounds, and Stanford overpowered Arizona State in the second half.
Stanford (19-1, 9-0 Pac-12) needed overtime to beat California in its last game and found itself in another fight against the gritty Sun Devils. The Cardinal pulled away over the final 12 minutes behind the Ogwumike sisters, who combined for 13 points during a 20-2 run that put the Cardinal up 18.
Stanford had a 34-20 advantage inside and scored 16 second-chance points on 20 offensive rebounds to win its 67th straight conference game.
Arizona State (15-6, 6-4) kept it close by slowing the game down, but couldn’t stop Stanford inside to lose its 12th straight to the Cardinal. Deja Mann led the Sun Devils with 11 points.
No. 5 DUKE 75, WAKE FOREST 43
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Haley Peters had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead four players in double figures as Duke beat Wake Forest for the 37th straight time.
Elizabeth Williams added 16 points, Chelsea Gray 12 and Richa Jackson 11 with 11 rebounds in the 27th straight Atlantic Coast Conference win at home for the Blue Devils (18-3, 9-0), who had a 34-game home-court winning streak snapped in Monday’s 61-45 loss to No. 3 Connecticut.
Chelsea Douglas led Wake Forest (12-10, 2-7) with 11 points while Lakevia Boykin added 10. Secily Ray had 12 rebounds with six points.
Duke’s streak against the Demon Deacons is tied for the third-longest between conference foes. The longest is Stanford’s 52-game streak over Washington State.
No. 6 KENTUCKY 82, MISSISSIPPI 41
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Freshman Bria Goss scored 19 points and No. 6 Kentucky matched its best start ever with a victory over Mississippi.
The Wildcats (21-2, 10-0 Southeastern Conference) equaled the 1982-83 team and are looking to do something that team couldn’t — win an SEC championship to join the school’s only other title team from the 1981-82 season.
Kentucky forced Mississippi (12-11, 2-8) into 36 turnovers, the most in a conference game this season, and didn’t skip a beat even though leading scorer A’dia Mathies had an off night. Mathies, averaging 15.4 points, went 2 of 14 from the field and finished with 11 points.
Courtney Marbra scored seven points to lead Mississippi.
No. 9 MARYLAND 86, BOSTON COLLEGE 44
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Laurin Mincy and Brene Moseley each scored 16 and Alyssa Thomas added 14 to lead Maryland to a win over Boston College.
Thomas, who missed the Terps’ last game — an upset loss to Virginia Tech on Jan. 26 — with a sprained left thumb, made her presence felt immediately. She hit a jumper six seconds into the game, and in the first 3:39, had four field goals to give Maryland (19-3, 6-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) a 13-4 lead.
The Terps avoided their first three-game losing streak in nearly two years.
The Eagles (5-17, 0-9) have lost nine straight — its longest losing streak since a 10-game skid in the 1994-95 season. They shot just 21.1 percent. Joy Caracciolo led B.C. with 10. Katie Zenevitch had eight points and 11 rebounds.
No. 12 DELAWARE 62, UNC-WILMINGTON 53
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Elena Delle Donne had 29 points and 14 rebounds to help Delaware hold off UNC-Wilmington.
The Blue Hens (19-1, 10-0 Colonial Athletic Association) grabbed the lead just before halftime, then never trailed in the second half. They didn’t lead by double digits until the final minute but couldn’t put away UNCW (13-8, 6-4) in this one after winning the teams’ first matchup by 32 points.
Delaware’s zone defense limited the Seahawks to a 20-for-58 (34.5 percent) night from the field and kept the Blue Hens out of foul trouble. They committed only seven fouls for the game.
Karneshia Garrett and Abria Trice had 10 points each to lead UNCW.
No. 16 NEBRASKA 93, No. 15 PURDUE 89, 3 OT
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Lindsey Moore scored eight of her 26 points in the third overtime session, including two 3-pointers, and Nebraska beat Purdue in triple overtime to move into a first-place tie in the Big Ten.
Moore hit a 3-pointer to open the third overtime session to give the Cornhuskers an 83-80 lead and later hit a 3-pointer to make it 88-84 with 48 seconds left. She then hit two free throws after KK Houser missed a 3-pointer. The Cornhuskers (19-3, 8-2 Big Ten) made five of six free throws down the stretch to seal the victory.
Jordan Hooper had 27 points and seven rebounds to lead the Cornhuskers and Alex Guyton had 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Boilermakers (18-5, 8-2), who have dropped two straight.
Both teams hit 3-pointers to force extra sessions.
No. 19 PENN STATE 76, INDIANA 44
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Maggie Lucas scored 24 points and Penn State won for the sixth time in seven games, beating Indiana.
Nikki Greene scored 17 points and added six rebounds for the Lady Lions (17-5, 7-3 Big Ten), while Gizelle Studevent scored 10 points. Milika Tuafa led the Hoosiers (5-18, 0-10) with nine points and Sasha Chaplin and Aulani Sinclair each chipped in eight points. Chaplin also had 16 rebounds.
The loss was the 10th consecutive for Indiana (5-18, 0-10), which turned the ball over 24 times.
No. 20 GONZAGA 77, PORTLAND 56
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Kayla Standish scored 18 points to help Gonzaga beat Portland.
The Bulldogs (20-3, 9-1), who reached 20 wins for the sixth straight season, also got 10 points from Haiden Palmer. Taelor Karr had eight assists and Standish also had eight rebounds as Gonzaga outrebounded the Pilots 53-33.
Cassandra Brown scored a career-high 22 points to lead Portland (8-10, 1-9), which was without injured point guard ReZina TecleMariam. Natalie Day added 12 points.
No. 21 GEORGIA 70, MISSISSIPPI STATE 60
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Khaalidah Miller shook off a two-game shooting slump as she and teammate Jasmine Hassell scored 16 points each and Georgia defeated Mississippi State.
Miller had played all 40 minutes of the last two games for Georgia (17-6, 6-4 SEC) as the Lady Dogs try to compensate for the absence of starting point guard Jasmine James, who missed her fifth straight game Thursday. She was just 3 for 20 from the field in those games, including missing nine of her 10 3-pointers against Tennessee on Sunday.
Against Mississippi State (13-9, 3-6 SEC), Miller hit six of 13 shots and twice fueled rallies by Georgia, which ended a two-game losing streak.
Kendra Grant and Diamber Johnson scored 14 apiece as Mississippi State lost its third straight game.
PEPPERDINE 61, No. 22 BYU 49
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Lauren Bell scored a career-high 26 points, Kelsey Patrick had 13 and Pepperdine used a strong second half to upset BYU, ending the Lady Cougars’ nine-game winning streak.
Jazmine Jackson added 10 points for the Waves (11-10, 6-4 WCC), who shot 55 percent after halftime and harassed the Lady Cougars into 23 total turnovers.
Kristen Riley had 15 points and 13 rebounds and Haley Steed added 10 points to lead BYU (20-4, 8-2). The loss dropped the Lady Cougars out of a tie with Gonzaga for first place in the West Coast Conference.
No. 24 GEORGIA TECH 75, N.C. STATE 68, OT
DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Sasha Goodlett scored seven of her 21 points in overtime to lead Georgia Tech over North Carolina State.
Metra Walhour added 11 points, and Chelsea Regins had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Yellow Jackets (17-6, 7-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who scored the first 11 points in overtime after letting a nine-point lead slip away late in regulation.
Trailing 60-51 with 2:26 left, N.C. State (14-9, 4-6) rallied and forced overtime on Bonae Holston’s basket from in close with 12 seconds remaining.
Marissa Kastanek scored 21 points for the Wolfpack, but sprained her right ankle early in overtime and didn’t return. Myisha Goodwin-Coleman added 15 points.