Sunday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Monday, January 9, 2012
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Tianna Hawkins grabbed a missed free throw and scored with 1:49 left in overtime to help No. 5 Maryland beat No. 25 North Carolina 78-72 on Sunday.
Hawkins' putback gave the Terrapins (16-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) a 73-72 lead, and they held on from there.
Alyssa Thomas scored 24 points for Maryland, including a reverse layup as time expired in regulation. Anjale Barrett added 16 points, going 4 for 4 on free throws in the final 1:08 of OT.
Chay Shegog led North Carolina (12-3, 2-1) with 20 points.
The Tar Heels led 66-60 after a driving bank shot by Tierra Ruffin-Pratt with 1:29 to go.
But Laurin Mincy hit a 3-pointer, and Barrett followed with a transition layup for the Terrapins.
Brittany Rountree made 1 of 2 free throws for North Carolina with 12.7 seconds left, setting up Thomas' tying shot.
NO. 6 TENNESSEE 69, ARKANSAS 38
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Glory Johnson recorded her fifth straight double-double with 15 points and 14 rebounds, and Tennessee started quickly in the easy victory.
The Lady Volunteers (12-3, 3-0) opened the game with a 25-3 run and have won 36 straight in Southeastern Conference play.
Arkansas native Shekinna Stricklen added 19 points for Tennessee, which hasn't lost an SEC game since a 53-50 setback at Georgia on Jan. 21, 2010.
Lyndsay Harris scored 14 points for the Razorbacks (11-4, 0-3), who hit only 3 of 30 shots in the first half and finished with a season-low point total. The 17.8 percent shooting for the game (10 of 55) was the worst in school history.
NO. 7 DUKE 83, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 59
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Richa Jackson scored a career-high 21 points to help Duke get the victory.
Tricia Liston added 14 points and a career-high 11 rebounds for the Blue Devils (12-2, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who had five players score in double figures. Duke led the entire game, though the Blue Devils had some trouble putting away the Wolfpack until blowing the game open in the final minutes.
Duke shot 47 percent and scored 37 points off 24 turnovers by the Wolfpack (10-6, 0-3), with Chelsea Gray adding 12 points and eight assists while leading the Blue Devils' attack.
Marissa Kastanek and Bonae Holston each had 12 points for North Carolina State.
NO. 9 TEXAS A&M 75, OKLAHOMA 58
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Tyra White had 20 points and Kelsey Bone added 18 points to lift Texas A&M past Oklahoma.
Texas A&M (10-3, 1-1 Big 12) led by six before using an 8-1 run to extend its advantage to 62-49 with less than six minutes remaining. Bone had six straight points and a steal to lead the way during that span.
The win gets the Aggies back on track after they dropped their Big 12 opener in overtime to Kansas State on Wednesday.
Oklahoma (9-4, 1-1), which had won six straight, was led by Aaryn Ellenberg's 18 points. Whitney Hand scored 17.
NO. 11 KENTUCKY 88, MISSISSIPPI STATE 40
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Keyla Snowden scored 22 points to help Kentucky to a record-breaking rout.
Kentucky (14-2, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) set a school record for margin of victory in SEC play, eclipsing a 31-point win over Auburn last Feb. 3.
The Wildcats, who host No. 6 Tennessee on Thursday night, also set a school record by hitting 14 3-pointers.
Diamber Johnson had 13 points for Mississippi State (10-5, 0-2), which shot 28 percent from the field. The Bulldogs were without second-leading scorer Porsha Porter, who was out with an illness.
The Wildcats led 50-21 at halftime.
ST. JOHN'S 72, NO. 14 LOUISVILLE 64
NEW YORK (AP) — Eugeneia McPherson scored 16 points and Nadirah McKenith had 15 to lead St. John's to the win.
Shenneika Smith added 11 points for the Red Storm (10-6, 2-1 Big East), who have won nine straight at home.
The game was a homecoming for Louisville freshman Bria Smith, who starred down the road at perennial power Christ the King H.S. She scored the Cardinals' first seven points and finished with 17 before fouling out with 4:39 left.
Becky Burke scored 19 points for Louisville (13-3, 2-1), which had won its last six games.
NO. 16 GEORGIA 70, AUBURN 45
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Jasmine James and Jasmine Hassell had 14 points apiece, powering Georgia to the easy victory.
Georgia (13-3, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) made up for a poor shooting game — 37.3 percent (28 of 75) — by hounding the Tigers into 30 turnovers and holding a 47-35 rebounding edge, with 23 coming on the offensive glass.
Khaalidah Miller had 12 points for the Bulldogs, while Meredith Mitchell added 10 points and eight rebounds. James had five steals.
Hasina Muhammad scored 15 points and Blanche Alverson added 13 for the Tigers (9-7, 1-2), who shot 27.1 percent (13 of 48) from the field and endured a nearly 9-minute scoreless stretch in the second half.
NO. 19 NEBRASKA 77, IOWA 72
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Lindsey Moore had 22 points and nine assists and Jordan Hooper added 17 points as Nebraska won its eighth straight game.
The Cornhuskers (14-1, 3-0 Big Ten) trailed by as many as eight points before a late 12-2 run.
Moore gave the Huskers a 61-60 lead with a 3-pointer, and Brandi Jeffery's 3 made it 70-62 with 3:04 left. The Hawkeyes closed within 73-70 with 1:21 to go, but Jeffery forced a tie-up with Iowa's Kamille Wahlin to give the ball back to Nebraska.
Jaime Printy scored 27 points and Morgan Johnson had 21 points and 12 rebounds for the Hawkeyes (10-7, 2-2), who were just 2 of 16 from 3-point range.
NO. 21 DELAWARE 66, GEORGE MASON 54
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Elena Delle Donne had 40 points and 15 rebounds as Delaware cruised to the win.
Danielle Parker scored 10 points for the Blue Hens (12-1, 3-0 Colonial Athletic Association), but it was Delle Donne, the nation's leading scorer at 29.5 points per game, who dominated this league matchup.
George Mason (7-7, 1-1) had no answer for the rangy forward as she shot 15 of 26 from the field and helped Delaware dominate the boards 49-19.
Taleia Moton scored 30 points for the Patriots, who have lost four straight.
NO. 24 VANDERBILT 68, MISSISSIPPI 52
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt's Tiffany Clarke matched a season-high with 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
Jasmine Lister added 15 points and Christina Foggie had 11 for the Commodores (13-2, 1-1), who bounced back from a Southeastern Conference-opening loss at South Carolina on Thursday.
Nikki Byrd, the league's leading rebounder, had 15 points and 13 rebounds for Mississippi (10-6, 0-3). Valencia McFarland chipped in with 10 points for the Rebels, playing their first SEC road game.
Clarke scored seven of Vanderbilt's first nine points to open the second half, and Foggie had seven straight points in an 11-0 run, including her only 3-pointer, that put Vanderbilt up 45-33.