Wednesday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Thursday, January 5, 2012
WACO, Texas (AP) — Odyssey Sims scored 22 points and Brittney Griner had 14 points and eight blocks to lead top-ranked Baylor over Missouri 90-46 Wednesday night in the Big 12 opener for both teams.
Griner also had nine rebounds for Baylor (14-0, 1-0), which is 14-0 for the first time in school history. Kimetria Hayden scored 14 points, Jordan Madden added 12, Terran Condrey 10, and Destiny Williams grabbed 10 rebounds for the Lady Bears.
BreAnna Brock had 14 points for Missouri (10-2, 0-1), which played its previous eight games at home. Christine Flores, who came in averaging 21.9 points, added 10 points for Missouri.
Baylor opened the game on an 18-3 run with Griner contributing a pair of baskets and Hayden knocking down a 3-pointer and driving for a layup to end the burst. Baylor hit four 3s in the first 9 minutes of the game and led 24-7 with 11:25 remaining before intermission.
The Bears opened the second half on an 18-5 run after leading 65-39 at the break.
NO. 2 CONNECTICUT 79, WEST VIRGINIA 60
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Bria Hartley scored 18 points and Connecticut extended its NCAA-record home winning streak to 93 games with a win over West Virginia.
Five players scored in double figures for UConn (12-1, 2-0 Big East), which broke open a close game in the second half. Kelly Faris had 14 points and six steals, Tiffany Hayes had 13 points, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 12 and Caroline Doty chipped in 11.
Asya Bussie had 19 points and Christal Caldwell added 17 to lead West Virginia (10-4, 1-1), which has lost 24 straight games to Connecticut after winning the first contest between the two schools back in 1982.
NO. 3 NOTRE DAME 74, SETON HALL 36
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Skylar Diggins scored 14 points and Notre Dame cruised past Seton Hall for its 11th straight victory.
Notre Dame (14-1, 2-0 Big East) has been sizzling on offense and leads the nation in scoring. The Irish came in averaging over 100 points in their previous four games, including a 128-42 thrashing of Mercer on Dec. 30.
Notre Dame kept it up against the Pirates (7-9, 0-2), closing the first half with a 36-9 run to take control.
Jasmine Crews scored 17 points for Seton Hall.
KANSAS STATE 71, NO. 8 TEXAS A&M 69, OT
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Mariah White fought through traffic and banked in a runner with 1.6 seconds left in overtime to lift Kansas State over Texas A&M.
Brittany Chambers scored 21 points, Tasha Dickey had 17 and Jalana Childs added 16 for the Wildcats (10-3, 1-0 Big 12). White finished with 12 points, 11 assists, five rebounds, three steals and a block.
Tyra White scored 17 points and Sydney Carter added 16 for the Aggies (9-3, 0-1). Kelsey Bone chipped in 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Kansas State, which trailed 34-25 at the half, rallied with a 14-4 run in the second half.
NO. 13 TEXAS TECH 58, OKLAHOMA STATE 53
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Kierra Mallard had 19 points and 11 rebounds to help Texas Tech remain undefeated with a win over Oklahoma State in the Big 12 opener for both teams.
Mallard grabbed a crucial offensive rebound after a pair of missed free throws with Texas Tech leading by three with 11 seconds to play. Casey Morris made two free throws to seal it.
Oklahoma State (8-2, 0-1 Big 12) trailed by eight points early in the second half, but the Cowgirls held Texas Tech (13-0, 1-0) to one basket over the next 8 minutes for a 39-34 lead.
Texas Tech took the lead for good with 3:30 to play on a 3-pointer by Mary Bokenkamp.
Kendra Suttles led Oklahoma State with 13 points.
KANSAS 72, NO. 23 TEXAS 67
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Angel Goodrich scored 22 points and Kansas beat Texas to win its Big 12 opener for the first time in six years.
Monica Engelman added 19 points and Carolyn Davis scored 14 of her 16 after halftime for the Jayhawks (12-1, 1-0), who hadn’t opened their conference schedule with a win since beating the Longhorns 70-61 in 2006.
Ashleigh Fontenette scored 19 points as Texas (10-3, 0-1) lost for the first time since falling to No. 6 Tennessee on Dec. 4.
Kansas extended its winning streak to six games.