Thursday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Friday, January 13, 2012
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 18 points and 13 rebounds to help No. 4 Stanford pull away from Utah for a 62-43 victory Thursday night, its school-record 62nd straight win against a Pac-12 opponent.
Chiney Ogwumike added 11 points and 14 rebounds and Toni Kokenis had 13 points for the Cardinal (14-1, 5-0).
Iwalani Rodrigues scored 16 points to lead the Utes (8-7, 1-3). Taryn Wicijowski had 12 points and 11 rebounds.
NO. 13 MIAMI 75, NO. 5 MARYLAND 63
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Riquna Williams scored 34 points and No. 13-ranked Miami defeated a top-five team for the first time by beating No. 5 Maryland.
Williams tied a career high with eight 3-pointers, the last coming with two minutes left to put Miami ahead by 11 points.
The Hurricanes (14-3 overall, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) extended their home winning streak to 34 games. Maryland (16-1, 3-1) was held 21 points below its scoring average of 84.4 points per game, best in the nation.
NO. 9 KENTUCKY 61, NO. 6 TENNESSEE 60
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A’dia Mathies drove the lane and scored in traffic with 4.2 seconds left to finish with a career-high 34 points and No. 9 Kentucky beat No. 6 Tennessee to snap the Lady Volunteers’ 36-game Southeastern Conference winning streak.
After Tennessee (12-4, 3-1) was called for a charge and Kentucky (15-2, 4-0) used a timeout, Mathies took the ball at halfcourt, dribbled into the lane and hit a 7-foot floater off the glass in the paint.
Kamiko Williams drove the length of the floor, but missed an off-balance 16-footer as time expired.
Keyla Snowden added 11 points to help Kentucky win its first four games in conference play for the first time in history to go with 15 straight at home.
Glory Johnson scored 17 points, Vicki Baugh 16 and Shekinna Stricklen 11 for Tennessee.
NO. 11 OHIO STATE 82, NORTHWESTERN 72
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tayler Hill scored 19 of her 24 points in the second half, eight during a 10-0 run that helped No. 11 Ohio State pull away from Northwestern.
Hill iced the win for the Buckeyes (16-1, 3-1 Big Ten) on a 3-pointer 45 seconds remaining for a 78-69 advantage. Samantha Prahalis added 20 points and Amber Stokes 11 as the Buckeyes rebounded from their first loss Saturday at Michigan.
Dannielle Diamant had 23 points for Northwestern (11-6, 1-3). Ohio native Kendall Hackney scored 11 of her 15 in the second half.
NO. 14 WIS.-GREEN BAY 68, WRIGHT STATE 50
FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) — Julie Wojta had 22 points and a career-high 17 rebounds as No. 14 Wisconsin-Green Bay tied a school record with its 34th straight regular-season victory, defeating Wright State in the Horizon League.
Green Bay (14-0, 4-0) broke the game open with an 18-2 run in the first half and forced the Raiders (11-6, 4-1) into 31 turnovers. The Phoenix, which have won 30 straight regular-season league games, has forced an average of 26.6 turnovers this season.
Adrian Ritchie added 19 points for Green Bay and Sarah Eichler scored 11.
Point guard Kim Demmings scored 18 points to lead Wright State but committed nine turnovers.
NO. 15 NEBRASKA 75, WISCONSIN 69
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Lindsey Moore scored 28 points and the No. 15 Cornhuskers beat Wisconsin.
Tiera Stephen hit a layup to cut Nebraska’s lead to 71-69 with a minute left, and the Badgers had a chance to tie the game after Brandi Jeffrey missed a layup.
But Anya Covington turned the ball over as she tried a spin move in the post on Wisconsin’s next possession, and the Cornhuskers (15-1, 4-0) made four free throws over the final 17 seconds.
Rebecca Woodbury added 14 for Nebraska, while Jordan Hooper was held to a season-low 10 points, less than half her 21-point average.
Taylor Wurtz scored 20 points to lead Wisconsin (5-12, 1-4 Big Ten), which shot 9 of 17 from 3-point range.
NO. 17 PURDUE 72, MINNESOTA 55
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brittany Rayburn tied an NCAA women’s record with 12 3-pointers and scored 38 points to help the No. 17 Purdue Boilermakers cruise to a victory over Minnesota.
Rayburn was 12 for 16 beyond the arc to lead Purdue (14-3, 4-0 Big Ten) to its seventh straight win. Rayburn equaled the mark set by Louisiana State’s Cornelia Gayden in 1995.
KK Houser added 10 points and 10 assists for the Boilermakers.
Katie Loberg led Minnesota (10-8, 2-2) with 18 points.
NO. 19 GEORGIA 61, FLORIDA 55
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Anne Marie Armstrong and Khaalidah Miller scored 19 points apiece to lead No. 19 Georgia to a win over Southeastern Conference rival Florida.
Georgia (14-3, 3-1) led for almost the last 36 minutes — by as many as 15 points — but weathered a late rally by Florida (11-6, 1-3).
Jennifer George led Florida with 15 points and eight rebounds. Deana Allen added 14 points.
Armstrong led Georgia with six rebounds and three steals. She also turned the ball over 10 times.
NO. 20 DELAWARE 69, UNC-WILMINGTON 37
NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 23 points to lead No. 20 Delaware to a win over UNC-Wilmington.
Delle Donne, the country’s leading scorer at 30.3 points per game, had 14 points in the first half as the Blue Hens (13-1 overall, 4-0) built a 36-20 lead by intermission.
The 6-foot-5 junior hit 10 of 21 shots from the floor. She also had five assists and five rebounds.
The point total for the Seahawks ( 8-7, 1-3) was their lowest of the season. UNC-Wilmington shot 24.1 percent in the contest (14 of 58).
Abria Trice and Karneshia Garrett had eight points each to lead the Seahawks.
CLEMSON 52, NO. 22 NORTH CAROLINA 47
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Quinyotta Pettaway had 16 points and 12 rebounds and Clemson beat No. 22 North Carolina, denying Tar Heels coach Sylvia Hatchell her 600th win at the school.
The result snapped a five-game losing streak for the Tigers (5-10, 1-3 ACC.) UNC was held to a season low in scoring and lost consecutive games for the first time this season.
Kelly Gramlich added 11 points for the Tigers, who lost their previous 53 games against ranked opponents.
Tierra Ruffin-Pratt and Chay Shagog had 11 points each for UNC (12-4, 2-2).
NO. 23 GONZAGA 87, SAN FRANCISCO 52
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Kayla Standish scored 20 points, including the first 10 of the game, and No. 23 Gonzaga rolled to a win over San Francisco for the Bulldogs’ 10th straight win.
Gonzaga (15-2, 4-0 West Coast Conference), which has won 34 straight league games, also got 14 points from freshman Sunny Greinacher, 12 from Katelan Redmon and 10 from Haiden Palmer.
Rheina Ale had 16 points and Taj Winiston 14 for the Dons (3-15, 1-4), who dropped their 12th straight to Gonzaga.
After the Dons scored, the Bulldogs ran off 19 straight points to lead 29-2 as USF hit just one of its first 17 shots and had seven turnovers in the first 11 minutes.
LSU 58, NO. 24 SOUTH CAROLINA 48
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LaSondra Barrett scored 14 points and LSU rallied from a 10-point second-half deficit to beat No. 24 South Carolina.
South Carolina (14-3, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) pulled to 41-40 when Ebony Wilson sank two free throws with 6:57 to play. LSU then scored 12 consecutive points — Barrett made seven free throws during that stretch.
Destiny Hughes added 11 points for the Lady Tigers (13-3, 4-0). Krystal Forthan came off the LSU bench and contributed eight points and a season-high 12 rebounds.
Reserve Aleighsa Welsh led the Gamecocks with 13 points and seven rebounds. La’Keisha Sutton finished with 10 points.
NO. 25 VANDERBILT 66, AUBURN 58
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Christina Foggie tied a career high with 27 points, leading No. 25 Vanderbilt to a victory over Auburn.
Foggie scored 22 points after halftime and matched a personal best with six 3-pointers. It was her seventh 20-point game of the season as Vanderbilt (14-2, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) is off to its best start in five years.
Tiffany Clarke, making her first start of the season for Vanderbilt, scored 10 of her 12 points in the first half. Jasmine Lister chipped in 11 points.
Tyrese Tanner scored 14 points for the Tigers (9-8, 1-3) and Chantel Hilliard added 11 points.