Sunday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Monday, February 20, 2012
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Tianna Hawkins scored 19 points, including the tiebreaking basket with 14 seconds left, and No. 8 Maryland defeated fifth-ranked Duke 63-61 Sunday to end the Blue Devils' bid to go unbeaten in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Laurin Mincy had 17 points for the Terrapins (23-5, 10-4). Allysa Thomas grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked a last-second shot by Haley Peters to secure the victory.
Elizabeth Williams scored 19 points and Chelsea Gray had 16 for Duke (22-4, 13-1).
After a three-point play by Hawkins gave Maryland a 61-59 lead with 43.6 seconds left, Gray tied it with a driving layup. Hawkins then followed a miss by Thomas with a putback, setting the stage for Duke's final possession.
NO. 6 MIAMI 67, FLORIDA STATE 60
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Riquna Williams scored 24 points and Miami moved into a tie atop the ACC standings.
Shenise Johnson added 23 points for the Hurricanes, who took advantage of 24 turnovers by Florida State. They scored 21 points off turnovers to four for the Seminoles.
The Hurricanes (24-3, 13-1) pulled into a tie for the league lead with No. 5 Duke. Miami visits the Blue Devils on Friday.
Florida State (13-15, 5-9) has lost four games in a row for the first time since 2003-04.
The Hurricanes won their 13th consecutive game and 39th in a row at home.
NO. 10 DELAWARE 40, DREXEL 39
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Elena Delle Donne's leaner from the wing with 2 seconds left lifted No. 10 Delaware to the Colonial Athletic Association regular season title.
The Blue Hens (24-1, 15-0), who won their only previous CAA title in 2004-05, have 14 straight victories since their lone loss of the season to then-No. 5 Maryland.
Trailing 39-38 with 16 seconds left, Delle Donne caught the ball at the top of the key and dribbled to the right wing. She faked out the three people guarding her and leaned in to hit the 15-footer.
Hollie Mershon's 35-footer at the buzzer fell short for Drexel. Tyler Hale scored 10 points to lead the Dragons (13-12, 9-6). They rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to take a 39-37 lead on Kelly Mershon's lay-in with 1:38 left.
Delle Donne finished with 12 points — well below her 28.8 average — and 14 rebounds.
NO. 13 TENNESSEE 66, MISSISSIPPI 56
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Glory Johnson had 13 points and eight rebounds to lead Tennessee past Mississippi.
Shekinna Stricklen added 12 points for the Lady Vols (20-7, 11-3 Southeastern Conference). Johnson and Stricklen each shot 5 for 9.
Valencia McFarland had 21 points for Mississippi (12-15, 2-12).
Tennessee led 32-21 at the half. The Lady Rebels cut into that lead early in the second half with a 13-6 run that brought them within four points, 38-34, at the 14:27 mark.
Ole Miss got within four points twice more but never got any closer as Tennessee withstood the Lady Rebels' best efforts with inside buckets from Johnson and Stricklen as well as a key 3-pointer by Stricklen with just under 7 minutes left.
NO. 16 NEBRASKA 68, WISCONSIN 59
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Jordan Hooper had 19 points, 18 rebounds and two blocks to help Nebraska end a three-game losing streak.
Emily Cady scored 13 points and Lindsey Moore and Kaitlyn Burke 11 each for the Cornhuskers (20-6, 9-5 Big Ten).
Morgan Paige had 15 points and Taylor Wurtz 14 for the Badgers (8-18, 4-10).
Nebraska shot 51.7 percent (15 of 29) in the first half and outscored Wisconsin 19-4 during the last 7 minutes to take a 42-24 lead at the break. Cady had seven points and Burke five during the surge, and the Cornhuskers increased the lead to 26 points in the second half.
Anya Covington scored 12 points and Lacia Gorman 10 for the Badgers, who have lost five straight games.
MICHIGAN STATE 67, NO. 17 PURDUE 52, OT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Becca Mills scored 17 points and Michigan State outscored Purdue 18-3 in overtime.
Lykendra Johnson had 15 points, 13 rebounds and four blocked shots for the Spartans (17-10, 9-5 Big Ten), who scored the first 11 points in the extra period.
Porsche Poole added 13 points and Kiana Johnson had 11 points and seven assists for Michigan State. The Spartans never trailed in the game.
Brittany Rayburn had 17 points and nine rebounds to lead Purdue (19-8, 9-5). KK Houser and Chantel Poston scored 10 points apiece for the Boilermakers. Houser's free throws with 1:22 left in regulation tied the game at 49.
FLORIDA 61, NO 18 GEORGIA 57
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jennifer George finished with 15 points to pace Florida, and the Gators used an 8-3 run in the game's final 2:47 to beat Georgia.
Lanita Bartley added 11 points and Andrea Vilaro Aragones had 10 for the Gators (17-10, 7-7 Southeastern Conference), who snapped a two-game skid against ranked teams.
It was Bartley who finished it off for Florida, sinking both her foul shots with 1 second left for the final margin. That capped the late Gators' spree, which opened with a jumper from George. The Lady Bulldogs missed three shots and turned the ball over once during the Gators' game-winning run.
Jasmine James had 15 points to lead the Lady Bulldogs (20-7, 9-5), who had won four consecutive contests coming in.
NO. 20 GEORGIA TECH 85, BOSTON COLLEGE 48
DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Tyaunna Marshall scored all 13 of her points in the first half as Georgia Tech pulled away early.
Metra Walthour got all 10 of her points in the first half for the Yellow Jackets (20-7, 10-4), who posted their highest-ever ACC victory total and sixth consecutive 20-win season.
Frida Fogdemark scored all 16 of her points — a career best — in the second half as Georgia Tech was able to substitute liberally after opening up a 35-16 halftime lead against the Eagles (7-20, 2-12). Fogdemark was 4 for 4 on 3-pointers.
Sydney Wallace added 12 points for the Yellow Jackets, who won their third straight game, and Sasha Goodlett had 10 points and eight rebounds.
Katie Zenevitch scored 11 points and Shayra Brown 10 for Boston College, which had won two in a row.
NO. 25 SOUTH CAROLINA 69, ALABAMA 55
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — La'Keisha Sutton turned in team highs of 13 points and seven rebounds to lead South Carolina.
Markeshia Grant added 11 points, including three 3-pointers, and Ieasia Walker chipped in 10 points for the Gamecocks (20-7, 9-5 Southeastern Conference).
South Carolina got back on the winning track after dropping a 61-59 contest to No. 18 Georgia on Thursday. The Gamecocks now have No. 7 Kentucky on the horizon on Wednesday night.
The Gamecocks completed the regular-season sweep of the series against the Crimson Tide, using a 21-6 first-half run to pull away early. That spree turned a 9-8 Gamecocks lead into a 32-16 advantage, and they took a 12-point lead at halftime.
South Carolina outscored Alabama 31-29 in the second half to seal the win.
Jasmine Robinson had 17 points to pace the Crimson Tide (12-16, 2-12).
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