Saturday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Sunday, February 12, 2012
WACO, Texas (AP) — Brittney Griner scored right away and top-ranked Baylor was quickly on the way to avenging its last loss, beating No. 15 Texas A&M 71-48 Saturday night in the teams’ first meeting since last year’s NCAA tournament.
Griner, who had 21 points and 10 rebounds, put the Lady Bears (25-0, 12-0 Big 12) ahead to stay with her inside basket and free throw only 30 seconds in. After Tyra White scored on the first shot by Texas A&M, Baylor scored 14 consecutive points over a four-minute span.
Texas A&M (17-6, 8-4) had lost eight in a row against Baylor, including three last season before that NCAA regional final victory last March. That sent the Aggies to their first Final Four on the way to winning the national championship.
Odyssey Sims had 19 points and Brooklyn Pope had 10 points and nine rebounds for Baylor.
NO. 3 CONNECTICUT 80, NO. 14 GEORGETOWN 38
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 23 points and Connecticut beat Georgetown for its 99th consecutive home victory.
Bria Hartley added 18 points for UConn (23-2, 11-1 Big East), which held the Hoyas to 25-percent shooting and 24 points below their season average.
Sugar Rodgers and Rubylee Wright each had 10 points as Georgetown (19-6, 8-4) lost for the first time in five games. The Hoyas led 12-11 midway through the first half before UConn took over, outscoring them 51-14 over the next 20 minutes.
Connecticut hasn’t lost at home since the finals of the 2007 Big East tournament.
NO. 9 GREEN BAY 64, WRIGHT STATE 59
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Julie Wojta had career highs of 30 points and 20 rebounds to help Wisconsin-Green Bay bounce back from its first loss with a win over Wright State.
Wojta, a senior, fell two steals short of getting her first career triple-double. Megan Lukan added 12 points for the Phoenix (21-1, 11-1 Horizon League). Green Bay was coming off a 70-58 loss to Detroit on Thursday night.
Molly Fox had 16 points to lead the Raiders (16-9, 9-4), who began the day tied for second with Detroit in the conference.
Wojta had 17 points in the first half.
NO. 19 GONZAGA 79, SAN FRANCISCO 59
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Katelan Redmon scored 18 points as Gonzaga beat San Francisco to bounce back from its worst conference loss in a decade.
Jazmine Redmon added 10 points for the Bulldogs (22-4, 11-2), who moved into sole possession of first place in the West Coast Conference, one-half game ahead of BYU.
Two days after losing to the Cougars by 30 points, Gonzaga didn’t have any problem handling the Dons on the road and led by as much as 29 before coach Kelly Graves emptied his bench.
Rheina Ale scored 19 points and became San Francisco’s career leader for minutes played, but the Dons (4-22, 2-11) still lost their fifth straight.
NO. 20 LOUISVILLE 89, SYRACUSE 62
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Becky Burke made eight of Louisville’s school-record 18 3-pointers and scored a career-high 28 points to lead the Cardinals over Syracuse.
Burke tied a team record with her eight 3s after going scoreless in her last two games.
Shoni Schimmel added six 3s as Louisville (18-7, 7-5 Big East) stopped a three-game losing streak. She had 20 points and 10 assists.
The Cardinals broke the previous school mark of 14 3-pointers.
Kayla Alexander had 20 points and 12 rebounds for Syracuse (15-11, 4-8). Louisville held reigning Big East player of the week Iasia Hemingway to just two points.
NO. 25 ST. BONAVENTURE 56, DAYTON 55
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Megan Van Tatenhove scored on a spinning jumper in the lane with 23 seconds left to give St. Bonaventure a win over Dayton.
Justine Raterman’s 3-point attempt at the final buzzer was short for the Flyers.
Van Tatenhove scored 17 points to help St. Bonaventure (24-2, 11-0 Atlantic 10) get its 13th straight win overall and 12th consecutive on the road.
Raterman finished with 11 points, all in the second half, for Dayton (16-6, 8-2), which snapped a six-game winning streak.
Bonnies leading scorer Jessica Jenkins finished with just three points.