Thursday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Friday, January 6, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 32 points and 15 rebounds to lead No. 4 Stanford to a 93-70 victory over Oregon on Thursday night.
Bonnie Samuelson matched her season high with six 3-pointers, scoring 18 points for the Cardinal (12-1, 3-0 Pac-12), who won their 70th consecutive home game and their 60th straight over a conference opponent.
Taylor Greenfield added 17 points for Stanford, which attempted a team-record 42 3-point shots — making 14. Chiney Ogwumike added 12 rebounds and nine points.
Deanna Weaver scored 16 points to lead the Ducks (9-6, 1-2 Pac-12), who have lost five of their last seven. Nia Jackson added 13 points and Danielle Love had 11.
Nneka Ogwumike needed less than 11 minutes to secure her third straight double-double and her eighth of the season.
NO. 6 TENNESSEE 80, NO. 16 GEORGIA 51
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Glory Johnson had 22 points and 13 rebounds to help Tennessee win its 35th straight Southeastern Conference game.
Ariel Massengale scored 15 of her 19 points before halftime, while Johnson did most of her work after the break. Johnson now has 1,331 career points and is four rebounds shy of 1,000.
Johnson hit the first basket of the second half to give Tennessee a 38-27 lead, but Lady Bulldogs scored the next five points to cut the margin to six points. The Lady Vols (11-3, 2-0) answered with a 14-4 run to pull away and beat Georgia for the 16th time in the last 18 meetings.
Meredith Mitchell led the Lady Bulldogs (12-3, 1-1) with 14 points.
Tennessee hasn’t dropped an SEC game since a 53-50 loss at Georgia on Jan. 21, 2010.
NO. 11 KENTUCKY 84, ARKANSAS 72
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A’dia Mathies scored 21 points and had six assists as Kentucky used a late surge to beat Arkansas.
Mathies started the game strong, scoring 14 points in the first eight minutes for the Wildcats (13-2, 2-0). Arkansas then found a way to shut her down, forcing her to miss her next eight shots over a 20-minute span.
The Razorbacks (11-3, 0-2) trailed by as many as 15 in the first half but used strong shooting to take their first lead, 46-44, with 16:18 left in the game on Dominique Robinson’s 3-pointer.
The Wildcats regained the lead and created space once Mathies got going again. The junior finished 8 for 18 from the field and 5 for 9 on 3-pointers.
NO. 12 MIAMI 78, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 68
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Riquna Williams scored 22 points to help Miami hold off North Carolina State’s late rally.
Williams hit consecutive 3-pointers late in the second half as the Hurricanes (12-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) expanded a 66-61 lead with a 12-0 run. Maria Brown’s layup with 1:45 remaining ended the surge and gave Miami a 78-61 lead.
The Wolfpack (10-5, 0-2) rallied from a 49-29 deficit early in the second half with 13 straight points. Krystal Barrett scored 10 points during the run and her two free throws with 13:27 remaining cut Miami’s lead to 49-42.
Williams’ putback with 10:01 left increased Miami’s lead to 55-46. North Carolina State got within 55-52 with 8:16 left.
Barrett scored 14 points to lead the Wolfpack.
NO. 18 PURDUE 63, WISCONSIN 52
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — KK Houser scored 17 points to help Purdue win its sixth straight.
Houser also had five steals and four assists for the Boilermakers (13-3, 3-0 Big Ten). Sam Ostarello had 12 points and 13 rebounds and Antionette Howard added 12 points for Purdue, which entered the night tied with Ohio State and Nebraska for the Big Ten lead.
Anya Covington tied a career high with 19 points and Jade Davis added 10 for the Badgers (4-11, 0-3), who lost their sixth straight game overall and their fourth straight against a ranked opponent.
Wisconsin’s Taylor Wurtz, who entered the game averaging 16.1 points per game, was held scoreless on 0-for-10 shooting. She had reached double figures in every game this season.
NO. 19 NEBRASKA 62, INDIANA 48
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Jordan Hooper had 21 points and 11 rebounds, and Nebraska used a 34-4 run in the middle of the game to win its first Big Ten home game.
Freshman Emily Cady matched her season high with 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds to help the Cornhuskers (13-1, 2-0) win their seventh straight overall.
Sasha Chaplin scored 15 points and blocked four shots for the Hoosiers (5-11, 0-3), who have lost each of their conference games by double digits.
Indiana had a 10-point lead 6 1/2 minutes into the game and was up 20-12 after making 9 of its first 13 shots.
But the Huskers tightened their man-to-man defense, forced two shot-clock violations and nine other turnovers and outscored the Hoosiers 25-4 the last 11 minutes of the half.
NO. 21 DELAWARE 74, TOWSON 51
NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Elena Delle Donne had 37 points, breaking Delaware’s school’s career scoring record.
Delle Donne, the country’s leading scorer at 28.8 points per game, now has 1,685 career points. The 6-foot-5 junior broke the Delaware record in her 63rd career game, 50 games fewer than the previous record holder, Cindy Johnson, who scored 1,675 from 1997-2001.
Delle Donne, who also had nine rebounds and three assists, shot 16 for 22 from the floor, including 3 of 5 on 3-pointers.
The Blue Hens (11-1, 2-0 Colonial Athletic Association) never trailed and took a 30-23 lead on Delle Donne’s jumper just before the halftime buzzer.
Tanisha McTiller scored 16 points to lead three players in double figures for the Tigers (11-2, 1-1).
SOUTH CAROLINA 65, NO. 24 VANDERBILT 55
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Aleighsa Welch had a career high 19 points and South Carolina won its seventh straight game.
The Gamecocks (13-2, 2-0 SEC) have opened with two wins in conference play for the first time in 10 years, disrupting the Commodores (12-2, 0-1) with their pressure defense. Vanderbilt was held to its fewest points of the season and committed 26 turnovers.
South Carolina broke open a tie game with a 10-0 run to close the first half. Vanderbilt did not get closer than six points as it lost its league opener for the first time in six years.
Tiffany Clarke led Vanderbilt with 13 points. Christina Foggie, the team’s top scorer at 17 points a game, was held to nine.
NO. 25 NORTH CAROLINA 78, VIRGINIA 73, 2OT
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Chay Shegog had 23 points and 11 rebounds to lift North Carolina in double-overtime.
The Tar Heels (12-2, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) outscored the Cavaliers 9-4 in the second overtime, including three free throws in the final 17 seconds.
Sophomore guard Ataira Franklin had 29 points and five steals while playing all 50 minutes for Virginia (12-4, 0-2).
Cavaliers senior guard Ariana Moorer forced overtime by making an acrobatic layup with 18.8 seconds, tying the score at 57-57. North Carolina was unable to get off a shot on its final possession.
Moorer missed a close range runner as time expired in the first overtime.
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