Tuesday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Devereaux Peters had a season-high 21 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, Kayla McBride added 19 points and No. 2 Notre Dame beat Syracuse 74-55 on Tuesday night.
It was the 21st straight win for Notre Dame (24-1, 11-0 Big East) and improved its road record to 12-1 against Syracuse (15-10, 4-7), which lost at home by 41 points to No. 3 Connecticut two weeks ago.
Skylar Diggins, the Irish’s leading scorer, finished with 11 points, all in the second half. She scored five straight points to get the Irish going after the Orange had pulled within 49-39 on a 3-pointer by Rachel Coffey and two free throws by Shakeya Leary midway through the half.
Iasia Hemingway had 15 points and Kayla Alexander added 11 for Syracuse.
NO. 3 CONNECTICUT 56, NO. 20 LOUISVILLE 46
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Caroline Doty had 15 points to lead Connecticut.
Doty, scoreless in her last game against Rutgers, made 5 of 11 3-point attempts. Tiffany Hayes added nine points and 11 rebounds before fouling out for UConn (22-2, 10-1 Big East).
Shoni Schimmel led Louisville (17-7, 6-5) with 20 points and eight rebounds. Sara Hammond added 10 points, eight in the second half.
The Huskies held Louisville to just two field goals over the final 12 minutes of the first half to take a 33-17 lead.
Louisville cut the Huskies’ lead to 46-40, but Bria Hartley made a 3-pointer from the left corner.
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