Saturday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Sunday, February 19, 2012
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Shenneika Smith’s 3-pointer from the wing with 8 seconds left lifted St. John’s to a 57-56 win over No. 2 Connecticut on Saturday night, snapping the Huskies’ 99-game home court winning streak.
It was also the Huskies’ first home loss to an unranked opponent in nearly 19 years.
Trailing by two with 16 seconds left, Nadirah McKenith drove the lane and kicked it out to Smith, who hit the 3 to give the Red Storm (18-8, 10-3 Big East) the lead.
UConn (24-3, 11-2) had one final chance, but Bria Hartley’s 3-point attempt from the corner was short, setting off a wild celebration at midcourt by the Red Storm.
McKenith and Da’Shena Stevens had 15 points each for St. John’s.
Kaleena Mosqueeda-Lewis scored 12 points to lead UConn.
The Huskies last lost at home on March 6, 2007, falling to Rutgers in the Big East championship game.
NO. 1 BAYLOR 56, TEXAS TECH 51
WACO, Texas (AP) — Brittney Griner had 18 points, 14 rebounds and matched a career high with five assists as Baylor overcame one of its worst extended stretches of bad play all season for a victory over Texas Tech.
Destiny Williams added 16 points for the Lady Bears (27-0, 14-0 Big 12), getting most of her points on layups — several coming at key times. Her layup with 7:49 left, on a play started by Griner, broke a 46-all tie and put Baylor ahead to stay.
Monique Smalls had 13 points to lead the Lady Raiders (17-9, 5-9), who are the only Big 12 team to keep the final margin against Baylor under 10 points.
NO. 3 STANFORD 81, OREGON 46
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Joslyn Tinkle scored 19 points, Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Stanford routed Oregon to clinch the inaugural Pac-12 title.
Chiney Ogwumike added 14 points and nine rebounds for the Cardinal (24-1, 15-0), who have won 12 consecutive conference titles and 21 since Tara VanDerveer became the coach in 1985.
The Cardinal have won 21 consecutive games since a Nov. 21 loss at Connecticut and 72 consecutive conference games dating to January 2009.
Nia Jackson scored nine points for Oregon (14-13, 6-9).
Stanford has won 15 straight over Oregon since 2004.
No. 11 WISCONSIN-GREEN BAY 77, YOUNGSTOWN ST. 72, OT
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Adrian Ritchie scored 26 points, including nine in the last 35 seconds of regulation to force overtime, as Wisconsin-Green Bay edged Youngstown State.
Julie Wojta had her third consecutive double-double with 18 points and 15 rebounds for the Phoenix (23-1, 13-1 Horizon League), and Lydia Bauer added 14 points.
Keny Middlebrooks scored 22 points, while Brandi Brown had 21 points and 19 rebounds for the Penguins (10-16, 4-11). Kelsea Fickiesen and Melissa Thompson scored 12 points apiece.
Ritchie hit a 3-pointer, converted a three-point play and hit a trio of free throws to force the extra period for Green Bay, which never trailed in overtime.
NO. 14 TEXAS A&M 63, OKLAHOMA STATE 49
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Adaora Elonou had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead Texas A&M to a victory against Oklahoma State.
Tyra White added 11 points and 13 rebounds, and Kelsey Bone scored 18 points for the Aggies (19-6, 10-4 Big 12).
Tiffany Bias scored 11 points for the Cowgirls (13-10, 5-9), who never led.
Texas A&M led 24-18 at the break and opened the second half with a 9-0 run. Oklahoma State used an 18-6 run to close to 52-43 with 3:45 left, but that was as close as it got.
Toni Young had 10 rebounds for the Cowgirls.
NO. 15 GEORGETOWN 66, PROVIDENCE 39
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tia Magee had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Georgetown clamped down on defense to easily beat Providence.
Sugar Rodgers added 14 points for the Hoyas (21-6, 10-4 Big East), who have lost just once in five February games — an 80-38 drubbing at the hands of No. 2 Connecticut on Feb. 11.
This one wasn’t a complete rout, at least in the first half. The teams were close for most of the first 20 minutes, with the Hoyas taking a six-point lead into the locker room.
They opened the second half with a 10-0 run and outscored the Friars 41-20 after halftime.
Providence (13-14, 5-9) didn’t have a single player in double figures.
NO. 21 RUTGERS 61, VILLANOVA 52
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — April Sykes scored 20 points to help Rutgers snap a five-game losing streak with a win over Villanova.
Erica Wheeler added 16 points and Khadijah Rushdan had 13 for the Scarlet Knights (18-8, 7-6), who hadn’t won since beating DePaul 65-64 on Jan. 24.
Laura Sweeney had 19 points and six rebounds for Villanova (15-12, 5-9 Big East).
The Wildcats got off to a fast start, but Rutgers responded and went ahead for good late in the first half. Villanova cut the lead to five points with 5:35 to play before Sykes, Wheeler and Syessence Davis scored three quick baskets to push the lead back to double digits.
NO. 22 ST. BONAVENTURE 66, XAVIER 48
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. (AP) — Megan Van Tatenhove had 24 points and seven rebounds to lead St. Bonaventure to a victory over Xavier.
Van Tatenhove was the only player to score in double figures for the Bonnies (25-2, 11-0 Atlantic 10), who held Xavier to 32 percent shooting (18 for 56). Van Tatenhove and Alaina Walker also blocked two shots apiece.
Tyeasha Moss and Sabrina Johnson had 10 points each for Xavier (7-18, 4-8), which had won two in a row. Lakeisha Crouch had 14 rebounds, five points and two blocked shots.
St. Bonaventure grabbed control with a 16-2 run in the first half.
NO. 23 BYU 64, SAN DIEGO 50
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Jennifer Hamson and Haley Steed scored 14 points apiece to lead BYU to a win over San Diego.
The Cougars (22-5, 11-2 West Coast Conference) shook off a home loss to San Francisco on Thursday, using a 19-0 run in the second half to break away from a one-point lead.
Kristen Riley had 12 points and 13 rebounds, and Lexi Eaton chipped in with 11 points for the Cougars.
Dominique Conners had 11 points and Morgan Woodrow scored 10 for San Diego (19-6, 10-3). The Toreros led 41-38 with 11 minutes to play but scored only nine points the rest of the way.
NO. 24 DEPAUL 77, WEST VIRGINIA 63
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Brittany Hrynko scored 21 points and Anna Martin added 19 as DePaul came back in the second half to beat West Virginia after trailing by 14 at halftime.
The Blue Demons (20-7, 8-5 Big East) scored 53 points after the break, making 17 of 25 shots (68 percent). Hrynko was 4 of 5 from 3-point range in the second half.
The Mountaineers (19-7, 9-4), who had won their last five — including wins over ranked opponents Louisville, Notre Dame and Rutgers in their last three, shot 27.3 percent (9 of 33) in the second half.
Christal Caldwell scored 16 points for West Virginia.
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