Sunday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Monday, February 6, 2012
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Adrienne Webb scored 16 of her 19 points in the second half and LSU snapped No. 6 Kentucky's 10-game winning streak with a 61-51 upset on Sunday.
LaSondra Barrett scored all of her 12 points in the final 20 minutes for the Lady Tigers (15-8, 5-5 Southeastern Conference), who came in having lost five of six games but rarely trailed as the Wildcats managed to shoot only 35 percent (21 of 60).
A'dia Mathies scored all of her 12 points in the second half as she tried to keep Kentucky (21-3, 10-1) unbeaten in league play. Keyla Snowden added 11 points for the Wildcats, who came in having won 13 straight SEC games dating to last season.
No. 2 NOTRE DAME 90, DEPAUL 70
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Natalie Novosel scored 17 of her 21 points in the first half to help Notre Dame coast to a victory over DePaul.
The Irish (23-1, 10-0 Big East) scored 56 points in the first half, shooting 72 percent from the field — including hitting six of their seven 3-pointers. The win was the 20th straight for Notre Dame matching the second longest streak in school history.
Jasmine Penny scored 24 points and Katherine Harry had 20 for DePaul (17-7, 5-5), a team that has been beset by a season-long injury bug. The Blue Demons are down to only seven players.
No. 7 MIAMI 68, CLEMSON 47
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Shenise Johnson scored 19 points to lead Miami to a victory over Clemson.
The Hurricanes (20-3, 9-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) broke the game open with a 17-1 run midway through the first half. Riquna Williams hit two 3-pointers and Johnson and Shawnice Wilson both scored five points during the run.
Williams finished with 15 points for the Hurricanes, who won their 37th straight home game.
Williams' second 3-pointer with 11:09 remaining in the first half gave her 2,000 points in her career. Williams left the game and didn't return after colliding with teammate Michelle Woods while chasing a loose ball with 14:53 remaining in the second half.
Nikki Dixon scored 16 points to lead Clemson (6-15, 2-8), which has lost five of six.
No. 8 TENNESSEE 82, AUBURN 61
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Glory Johnson had 14 points and 11 rebounds to help No. 8 Tennessee beat Auburn 82-61 on Sunday.
The Lady Volunteers (17-6, 8-2 Southeastern Conference) turned 23 Auburn turnovers into 21 points and outshot the Tigers 50 percent to 37 percent in the second half.
Auburn (11-13, 3-8) hit six of its first nine shots and led by as many as five points early, but the Lady Vols turned up the pressure, forcing turnovers and getting transition baskets.
Camille Glymph led Auburn with 13 points.
No. 12 DELAWARE 68, VCU 49
NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 22 points to lead four Delaware players in double figures and the Blue Hens defeated Virginia Commonwealth.
Delle Donne had 12 rebounds also for the Blue Hens (20-1, 11-0 Colonial Athletic Association), who have won 10 straight after their only blemish of the season against Maryland.
Danielle Parker had 16 points, Akeema Richards 12, and Lauren Carra 11 for the Blue Hens.
Courtney Hurt scored 19 points and Andrea Barbour added 17 for the Rams (13-9, 6-5).
No. 15 PURDUE 77, ILLINOIS 66
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Sam Ostarello scored a career-high 21 points and matched her season-high with 13 rebounds to help Purdue remain on top of the Big Ten with a victory over Illinois.
Courtney Moses also had 21 points for the Boilermakers (19-5, 9-2 Big Ten), who were coming off a thrilling triple overtime loss to Nebraska on Thursday. They moved a half-game in front of the Cornhuskers in the conference standings.
Adrienne Godbold scored 25 points and Alex Burke added 17 for Illinois (8-16, 2-9).
No. 19 PENN STATE 68, MINNESOTA 65
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mia Nickson scored 20 points and Alex Bentley added 16 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 38.9 seconds to play, to help Penn State rally for a victory over Minnesota.
The Lady Lions (18-5, 8-3 Big Ten) trailed by 15 points in the first half and still trailed by three with 90 seconds remaining. But Penn State closed the game on an 8-2 run to secure its eighth win in its past 10 games.
Rachel Banham scored 14 to lead the Gophers (12-13, 4-7) while Kiara Buford added 13 points.
Banham put Minnesota ahead 65-63 with a pair of free throws with 50.2 seconds to play, but Bentley responded with a 3-pointer that put Penn State ahead for good.
Nickson then stretched the Lady Lions' lead to three with a pair of free throws with 21 seconds to play. Banham missed a 3-pointer that would have tied the game in the final seconds.
No. 21 GEORGIA 81, ALABAMA 66
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Jasmine James and Krista Donald each scored 18 points to help Georgia beat Alabama.
Leading by five at the half, Georgia (18-6, 7-4 SEC) scored two quick baskets to start the second half and the Lady Bulldogs never looked back.
Shafontaye Myers and Meghan Perkins scored 16 points each to led Alabama (10-14, 0-10).
No. 25 TEXAS TECH 76, MISSOURI 49
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Casey Morris scored 15 points to lead four Texas Tech players in double figures and the Lady Raiders kept Missouri winless in the Big 12 Conference.
The Lady Raiders trailed early, but closed the first half on a 19-2 run. Missouri scored one basket over the final 10 minutes of the half and committed 15 turnovers in the opening 20 minutes.
Texas Tech (16-6, 4-6) led 34-19 at halftime.
Missouri pulled within 13 points midway through the second half on two free throws by Christine Flores. But the Lady Raiders pushed the lead to 27 points with a 16-2 run over the next 4 minutes.
Sydney Crafton scored 13 points to lead Missouri (10-11, 0-10).