Friday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Saturday, February 25, 2012
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Brittney Griner scored 20 points in limited minutes, Kimetria Hayden added 16 and top-ranked Baylor used some suffocating defense to stifle Kansas in a 76-45 victory Friday night.
Odyssey Sims added 15 points for the Lady Bears (29-0, 16-0 Big 12), who cruised to a 20-point lead early in the first half, allowing Griner and the rest of their first rotation to take much of the night off. The 6-foot-8 Griner played only 28 minutes.
Baylor shot 57.4 percent from the field, had a 42-33 rebounding advantage and was never in danger against Kansas, though most of that had to do with its defense.
The Jayhawks shot just 26.9 percent from the field, missing 14 of their first 15 shots.
Angel Goodrich led Kansas (18-10, 7-9) with 14 points, going 5 of 19 from the field. Second-leading scorer Aishah Sutherland was held to two points on 1-for-15 shooting.
NO. 7 DUKE 74, NO. 5 MIAMI 64
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Elizabeth Williams scored 19 points and Duke held on to beat Miami, clinching the top seed in next week's Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Chelsea Gray added 12 points and nine assists and Haley Peters had 12 points to help the Blue Devils (23-4, 14-1) snap Miami's 13-game winning streak. Duke wrapped up the ACC's No. 1 seed for the third straight year.
Duke shot 48.5 percent, forced 21 turnovers, outscored Miami 50-16 in the paint and held the Hurricanes to one field goal in the final 9½ minutes to extend its winning streak in ACC home games to 30.
Shenise Johnson, the ACC's leading scorer, had 18 points and Riquna Williams had 17 on 6-of-16 shooting for Miami (24-4, 13-2), which missed its final nine shots.
Riquna Williams' layup with 4 minutes remaining was the Hurricanes' only basket down the stretch.
NO. 6 MARYLAND 84, NORTH CAROLINA 64
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and Maryland took control early in a rout of North Carolina.
Alicia DeVaughn scored 14 and Laurin Mincy had 13 for the Terrapins, who never trailed after yielding the game's first point. Maryland went 8 for 10 from 3-point range and finished with a 49-32 rebounding advantage.
The victory pushed the Terrapins into a third-place tie with Georgia Tech in the Atlantic Coast Conference, although Maryland (24-4, 11-4) gets the tiebreaker by virtue of its sweep of the Yellow Jackets. The top four teams receive a first-round bye in next week's ACC tournament.
Maryland has won four straight over UNC and six of seven. The Terrapins led by 24 at halftime and 73-40 with 10 minutes remaining.
Chay Shegog scored 24 and Laura Broomfield had 13 rebounds for the Tar Heels (19-9, 9-6), who shot 33 percent and committed 14 turnovers.
North Carolina has lost four of six, including a 40-point defeat at Duke earlier this month.