Wednesday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Thursday, February 16, 2012
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Brittney Griner had 28 points and 10 rebounds, Kimetria Hayden scored a season-high 20 points and top-ranked Baylor remained perfect this season by beating Oklahoma State 83-51 on Wednesday night.
The Bears (26-0, 13-0 Big 12) easily avoided an upset in an arena that’s been unfriendly at times over the years. Baylor had a losing record in Stillwater coming into the game and had teams ranked in the top 5 lose at Oklahoma State twice in the past four years.
Griner made sure there was no chance for history to repeat itself, making 11 of 17 shots and also blocking six on the other end. Hayden provided only the second 20-point game of her career, with the other coming against the Cowgirls two years ago in her first career start.
Taylor Schippers led Oklahoma State (13-9, 5-8) with 11 points.
NO. 5 DUKE 67, VIRGINIA TECH 45
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Tricia Liston scored 17 points and Chelsea Gray added 15 to help Duike improve to 13-0 in Atlantic Coast Conference play for the fifth time in program history.
Liston made two 3-pointers and a steal during a 14-2 run in the second half as the Blue Devils (22-3) pulled away for their 29th consecutive home win against conference foes.
Elizabeth Williams added 12 points and Haley Peters had 11 for Duke.
Aerial Wilson scored 15 of her 19 points in the first half to lead Virginia Tech (7-19, 3-10). The Hokies suffered their 10th loss in the last 11 games and their 17th consecutive defeat against Duke.
Virginia Tech went scoreless for the final 5:30 of the game as the Blue Devils closed with an 11-0 run.
WEST VIRGINIA 60, NO. 21 RUTGERS 50
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Christal Caldwell scored 16 points and Asya Bussie had a double-double as West Virginia beat its second ranked team this week.
Bussie finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds as the Mountaineers (19-6, 9-3 Big East) won the rebounding battle 41-31. West Virginia was coming off a 65-63 win against then-No. 2 Notre Dame on Sunday.
Despite trailing throughout the entire first half, West Virginia rallied to take a 47-45 lead behind an Ayana Dunning three-point play with 5 minutes left to play.
Rutgers (17-7, 6-6) went back ahead 48-47 behind an April Sykes’ 3-pointer with 4:41 left but West Virginia closed on a 12-3 run to seal the win.
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