Wednesday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Thursday, January 19, 2012
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Brittney Griner scored 21 points to lead No. 1 Baylor over Texas Tech 72-64 on Wednesday.
Texas Tech cut the lead to 69-63 when Monique Smalls stole the ball from Odyssey Sims in the backcourt and made a layup with 1:12 remaining.
But Griner, who finished 7 of 16 from the field with eight blocks, hit a short jumper from the left side to put the Lady Bears back up by eight 71-63 and seal the win.
Baylor worked the ball inside to the 6-foot-8 Griner, who was able to pass the ball out or work her way in for easy layups.
Destiny Williams scored 16 points and got a career-high 16 rebounds for Baylor (18-0, 5-0).
Christine Hyde scored 15 points to lead the Lady Raiders (14-3, 2-3), who dropped their third straight conference game.
NO. 5 DUKE 79, GEORGIA TECH 62
DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Elizabeth Williams had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Richa Jackson added 17 points and the Blue Devils won their ninth straight game.
The Blue Devils (15-2, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) have beaten Georgia Tech 34 straight times and haven’t lost to the Yellow Jackets since Feb. 27, 1994.
Sasha Goodlett finished with 25 points for Georgia Tech (13-6, 3-3). The Yellow Jackets, who had a two-game winning streak snapped, have lost three of five with all three defeats coming to ranked ACC rivals Maryland, Miami and Duke.
NO. 14 TEXAS A&M 78, MISSOURI 52
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Sydney Carter and Adaora Elonu each scored 16 points and Texas A&M beat Missouri to give coach Gary Blair his 200th win with the Aggies.
It is Texas A&M’s eighth straight win over Missouri (10-6, 0-5 Big 12) and leaves the Tigers winless in Big 12 play.
The Aggies were up by nine points early in the second half before going on an 8-0 run to extend the lead to 58-41 with about 10 minutes remaining. Missouri’s Morgan Eye hit a 3-pointer before Texas A&M (12-4, 3-2) used a 14-2 spurt, keyed by 3s from Tyra White and Adrienne Pratcher, to push its advantage to 72-46 with about three minutes left.
Missouri was led by Christine Flores, who had 13 points.
NO. 18 LOUISVILLE 64, PROVIDENCE 48
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Freshman Bria Smith scored 12 points and the Cardinals defeated the Friars.
Becky Burke went 3 of 3 from behind the arc to add 11 points and Antonita Slaughter had 10 points. Asia Taylor had eight points and 10 rebounds in 14 minutes for Louisville (15-4, 4-2 Big East).
Alicia Cropper was the only Providence player to reach double figures, pacing the Friars (10-9, 2-4) with 14 points. Leading scorer Teya Wright managed just three points, 10 below her season average.
After trailing 26-19 at the half, Providence cut the lead to five at 30-25 on Wright’s free throw with 16:53 to play, but couldn’t get any closer.