Monday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Laurin Mincy scored 23 points, Alyssa Thomas added 21 points and 10 rebounds and Tiana Hawkins had 20 points and 13 rebounds as No. 5 Maryland remained unbeaten with a 91-70 rout of Florida State on Monday night.
Hawkins was 7 of 7 from the floor in the first half and had nine rebounds for Maryland (14-0, 1-0 ACC), which won the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams.
Alexa Deluzio tied a career high with 23 points, and Cierra Bravard added 14 points for Florida State (8-7, 0-1).
Maryland trailed 19-18 but went on a 10-0 run, capped by Mincy's 3-pointer with 9:01 left in the first half, to pull away.
The Terrapins are off to their best start since opening 18-0 in 2006-07.
No. 7 DUKE 77, VIRGINIA 66
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Tricia Liston had 18 points to lead four players in double figures for Duke, which blew past Virginia in the ACC opener for both teams.
Haley Peters added 13 points, Richa Jackson 12 and Chelsea Gray 11 with eight assists for the Blue Devils (10-2), who have won 19 straight in the series.
The contest marked the first return to Cameron Indoor Stadium of former Duke player and assistant coach Joanne Boyle as the Cavaliers' head coach.
Ataira Franklin led Virginia (12-3) with 19 points and 12 rebounds before fouling out with 1:49 left, while Ariana Moorer added 18.
No. 8 OHIO STATE 84, IOWA 71
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Samantha Prahalis scored 30 points and Tayler Hill added 28 Monday to rally Ohio State from a 15-point first-half deficit for a victory over Iowa, keeping the Buckeyes perfect this season.
The Buckeyes (15-0, 2-0 Big Ten) are off to their best start during the NCAA era.
Morgan Johnson had 25, Kamille Wahlin 17 and Jaime Printy 13 for Iowa (9-6, 1-1), which had a three-game winning streak stopped.
No. 25 North Carolina 65, No. 12 Miami 63
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Chay Shegog hit the go-ahead free throws with 1:11 left, helping North Carolina rally past Miami in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams.
Shegog finished with 20 points to lead the Tar Heels (11-2, 1-0 ACC), who won despite finishing with a season-high 31 turnovers. North Carolina trailed by eight with about 5½ minutes left before fighting back to take its first lead on Shegog's free throws.
Freshman Brittany Rountree added 14 points, including two free throws with 16.7 seconds left to push UNC's lead to four.
Miami (11-3, 0-1) had a chance to tie it late, but Riquna Williams missed a layup after pushing past Rountree in transition. Shegog grabbed the rebound and was fouled with two seconds left. She missed both free throws, but Morgan Stroman's hurried heave from beyond midcourt wasn't close as the horn sounded.
No. 18 PURDUE 64, ILLINOIS 63
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Courtney Moses made a 3-pointer from the top of the key as time expired, giving Purdue a win over Illinois.
Ivory Crawford made two free throws with 25 seconds left to give Illinois a 62-61 lead, but Lydia McCully hit just 1 of 2 free throws with 7 seconds left for a two-point lead before Moses nailed the game-winner.
Brittany Rayburn had 17 points to lead Purdue (12-3, 2-0 Big Ten), including 13 in the second half.
The Boilermakers held Illinois (6-9, 0-2) to 37 percent shooting. Kersten Magrum led all Illini players with 18 points, while Crawford had 14 points, all in the second half.
No. 22 PENN STATE 82, WISCONSIN 49
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Maggie Lucas scored 18 points to lead Penn State over Wisconsin.
Lucas led a balanced attack for the Nittany Lions (11-3, 1-1 Big Ten) with Nikki Greene adding 14 points and Mia Nickson with 10 points and 14 rebounds.
Taylor Wurtz led Wisconsin (4-10, 0-2) with 17.