Saturday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Sunday, February 5, 2012
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Brittney Griner scored 29 points in another dominating performance, and No. 1 Baylor cruised to a 70-41 victory over Kansas State on Saturday night to keep its perfect season intact.
Destiny Williams added 14 points and Odyssey Sims finished with 13 for the Lady Bears (23-0, 10-0 Big 12), who extended the best start in school history in easy fashion.
It’s the second-best start in conference history behind former member Nebraska, which won its first 30 games during the 2009-10 season. No. 10 Green Bay is still the only other Division I women’s program that has yet to lose this season.
Brittany Chambers had 10 points for Kansas State (15-7, 6-3), though she was just 3 of 11 from the field.
The 6-foot-8 Griner pushed her career total to 2,020, making her the fourth player in school history to eclipse 2,000 points. Griner also became the first player in Division I women’s basketball to break that barrier while also recording at least 500 rebounds.
NO. 3 CONNECTICUT 66, NO. 13 RUTGERS 34
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Stefanie Dolson scored 16 points, Tiffany Hayes had 14 and Connecticut earned its 98th consecutive home victory.
The Huskies (21-2, 9-1 Big East) grabbed control with a 17-0 run midway through the first half. Hayes got the run started with eight straight points. Then Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis took over, hitting three straight 3-pointers.
Rutgers (17-6, 6-4) scored seven straight to cut it to 10, but UConn closed the half with 14 of the final 18 points to lead 37-19 at the break.
Monique Oliver scored 15 points for the Scarlet Knights, who could only get within 16 in the second half.
Rutgers finished with 13 baskets, 21 turnovers and 19 fouls.
NO. 4 STANFORD 91, ARIZONA 51
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Joslyn Tinkle had a career-high 22 points and matched her career best with 11 rebounds, leading five Stanford starters in double figures.
Stanford (20-1, 11-0 Pac-12) has won 17 straight since its only loss of the season, at Connecticut on Nov. 4. Stanford beat the Wildcats for the 21st time in a row, a streak that dates to 2004.
Chiney Ogwumike scored 18 points for the Cardinal, and her sister Nnemkadi finished with 15. Toni Kokenis added 11 points and Amber Orrange had 10.
Stanford shot 50 percent and held Arizona to 29.5 percent shooting.
Candice Warthen led the Wildcats (13-10, 2-9) with 13 points. Shanita Arnold added 10 points and, Aley Rohde had nine points and 11 rebounds.
NO. 10 WISCONSIN-GREEN BAY 85, WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE 39
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Julie Wojta scored 14 of her 16 points in the first half and Wisconsin-Green Bay remained unbeaten.
Green Bay (20-0 overall, 10-0 Horizon League), which entered with its highest ranking ever, coasted to its 40th straight regular-season victory.
Sarah Eichler also finished with 16 points for the Phoenix, who had five players score in double figures.
The Phoenix closed the first half with a 17-2 run. Green Bay led 48-22 at the break after Adrian Ritchie’s deep buzzer-beating 3-pointer.
Angela Rodriguez hit four 3s and finished with 12 points for Milwaukee (6-15, 2-8).
WEST VIRGINIA 66, NO. 14 LOUISVILLE 50
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Asya Bussie had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead West Virginia to the win.
Linda Stepney added 14 points, Christal Caldwell had 12 and Ayana Dunning 11 for West Virginia (17-6, 7-3 Big East).
Shoni Schimmel scored 16 points for Louisville (17-6, 6-4). Antonita Slaughter, a reserve, had 14.
West Virginia led 38-24 at halftime. The Mountaineers shot 47 percent in the first half.
NO. 17 GEORGETOWN 65, CINCINNATI 54
CINCINNATI (AP) — Sugar Rodgers scored 19 points to lead four Georgetown players in double figures.
Tia Magee had 16 points and Rubylee Wright and Taylor Brown each scored 10 for Georgetown (18-5, 7-3 Big East). The Hoyas have won three in a row and five of six.
Dayeesha Hollins and Bjonee Reaves each scored 17 points for the Bearcats (11-12, 2-8). Kayla Cook finished with 10 points
Georgetown’s trapping defense helped force 24 turnovers, Cincinnati’s second-highest total of the season.
NO. 18 TEXAS A&M 62, KANSAS 51
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Kelsey Bone had a season-high 26 points and eight rebounds, powering Texas A&M to its third consecutive victory.
The Aggies never trailed, but a big second-half lead was down to four points with less than two minutes remaining. A three-point play by Bone extended the lead to 58-51.
Carter added 15 points for Texas A&M (16-5, 7-3 Big 12).
The Jayhawks (16-6, 5-5), who have lost three straight, got 11 points apiece from Angel Goodrich and Aishah Sutherland.
NO. 20 GONZAGA 69, SAN DIEGO 58
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Katelan Redmon scored 24 points and Kayla Standish had 15 points and 13 rebounds, leading Gonzaga to its sixth consecutive victory.
Haiden Palmer added 14 points for the Bulldogs (21-3, 10-1 West Coast Conference), all in the second half. Gonzaga faces No. 22 Brigham Young on Thursday.
Dominique Carter led San Diego (16-6, 7-3) with 20 points and Izzy Chilcott had 14.
Redmon, who had just four points in Thursday’s win over Portland, had seven points in a game-breaking 11-5 surge late in the second half.
NO. 22 BYU 83, ST. MARY’S 47
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Jennifer Hamson had 18 points and nine rebounds, and BYU avenged an earlier loss.
The Gaels beat BYU 54-48 in their West Coast Conference opener on Dec. 31.
BYU (21-4, 9-2) pressured Saint Mary’s into committing 29 turnovers, converting them into 40 points. Hamson and Kristen Riley, who contributed 15 points and six rebounds, were too much for the Gaels (16-8, 7-4).
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