Thursday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Friday, January 20, 2012
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Tiffany Hayes scored 17 points and No. 3 Connecticut beat Cincinnati 80-37 Thursday, extending the Huskies’ NCAA-record home winning streak to 96 consecutive games.
Hayes, who scored in double figures for the seventh consecutive game, eclipsed the 1,500-point plateau for her career. She also had seven rebounds and four steals.
Stefanie Dolson added 14 points and eight rebounds for UConn (16-2, 5-1 Big East), and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis had 10 points and seven rebounds.
Dayeesha Hollins had 15 of her 18 points in the first half for Cincinnati (9-9, 0-5), which fell to .500 after its fourth consecutive loss, including three to Top 10 teams.
Connecticut hasn’t lost at home since the finals of the 2007 Big East tournament, and has won 58 consecutive regular-season Big East games at home.
NO. 4 STANFORD 75, WASHINGTON STATE 41
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Chiney Ogwumike added 19 points and 12 rebounds and Stanford won its school-record 72nd straight at home.
Joslyn Tinkle had nine points, eight rebounds and four assists for the Cardinal.
Stanford (16-1, 7-0 Pac-12) looked ragged in the early going before Nneka Ogwumike provided a spark, scoring 10 points in the first nine minutes of the second half. She then sat out the rest of the game, finishing 9 for 19 from the floor and moving into sixth place on the Cardinal’s career scoring list.
Washington State (9-9, 3-3) didn’t have a player in double figures and remained winless in 53 meetings between the two schools.
NO. 6 KENTUCKY 69, NO. 15 GEORGIA 64
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Kentucky took the lead with a 9-0 run in the second half and wore down short-handed Georgia.
Bria Goss, who had a career-high 22 points, hit two 3-pointers in the big run, including one that gave the Wildcats a 54-52 lead. Samarie Walker added 18 points for Kentucky (17-2, 6-0 Southeastern Conference).
Kentucky used 12 players while Georgia (15-4, 4-2), limited by injuries, used only seven.
Bulldogs starting guard Jasmine James, the team’s primary ball-handler, was held out with a sprained right knee. Freshman Erika Ford, starting for James, led Georgia with 17 points. Jasmine Hassell had 13 points and Khaalidah Miller had 12.
NO. 8 MARYLAND 86, WAKE FOREST 58
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Tianna Hawkins scored 18 points and set a school record with 24 rebounds, leading a second-half surge that carried Maryland past Wake Forest.
The game was tied at halftime, but the Terrapins dominated the final 20 minutes in rolling to their 11th straight win over the Demon Deacons. Alyssa Thomas had 16 points and 11 rebounds for Maryland (18-1, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Hawkins broke the previous school record of 23 rebounds by grabbing a misfire on the Maryland end with 32 seconds left. She eclipsed the mark set by Angie Scott against Towson State in February 1977 and tied by Debbie Jones against Howard in December of that year.
Chelsea Douglas led Wake Forest (11-7, 1-4) with 15 points, and Lakevia Boykin and Sandra Garcia each had 13.
NO. 9 TENNESSEE 65, LSU 56
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Meighan Simmons scored 19 points and Cierra Burdick’s tiebreaking jumper late in the second half put Tennessee up for good.
The score was tied 11 times and the teams traded the lead six times. After Burdick’s jumper with 6:22 left, the Lady Volunteers (14-4, 5-1 SEC) padded their lead with free throws from there, despite an uncharacteristic 18-of-31 performance from the line.
LSU hit just one more shot from the floor the rest of the way.
Courtney Jones had 16 points to lead the Lady Tigers (13-5, 4-2). LSU was without two point guards in the second half after Jeanne Kenney suffered a concussion early in the game and Destini Hughes seriously injured her right leg just before halftime.
Burdick scored 15, and Vicki Baugh grabbed 14 rebounds for Tennessee.
NO. 10 OHIO ST. 82, NO. 20 NEBRASKA 68
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tayler Hill had 21 points and 10 rebounds, Samantha Prahalis added 19 points and nine assists and Ohio State beat Nebraska.
Ashley Adams had 13 points, 11 rebounds and five blocked shots for the Buckeyes (18-1, 5-1 Big Ten), with Amber Stokes chipping added 12 points.
Emily Cady scored a career-high 24 points, Jordan Hooper had 19 and Lindsey Moore 13 for the Cornhuskers (15-3, 4-2), who lost their second in a row. They were beaten at home by Penn State 93-73 on Sunday.
Ohio State shot 59 percent in the opening half in building a 41-36 lead and then broke the game open with a 10-2 second-half run.
NO. 11 MIAMI 56, VIRGINIA 53
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Shenise Johnson scored 20 points and hit a pair of free throws with 18.2 seconds left to lift Miami.
The Cavaliers (14-6, 2-4 ACC) had two chances to tie on their final possession, but guard Ariana Moorer missed a 3-pointer with 5 seconds left and a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer from Jazmin Pitts from the corner did not reach the basket.
Moorer led Virginia with 18 points.
Miami (15-3, 6-1) outrebounded Virginia 44-35. Johnson had 12 points in the second half.
Virginia led 33-29 at halftime, but the Cavaliers missed 13 of 24 free throw attempts overall.
NO. 12 WISCONSIN-GREEN BAY 75, YOUNGSTOWN STATE 50
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Lydia Bauer scored 19 points to lead Wisconsin-Green Bay to its school-record 36th straight regular season victory.
Adrian Ritchie scored 17 points and Julie Wojta added 12 points and 11 rebounds for Green Bay (16-0, 6-0 Horizon League), which never trailed and led by 16 at halftime. The Phoenix also remained one of two unbeaten teams in the nation, along with top-ranked Baylor.
Brandi Brown had 21 points and 10 rebounds for Youngstown State (8-9, 2-4). The Penguins briefly made it interesting with a 8-3 run to open the second half but Green Bay’s win was never in doubt.
NO. 13 PURDUE 82, INDIANA 60
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Antionette Howard scored a season-high 20 points and Brittany Rayburn added 14 as Purdue won its ninth straight.
The Boilermakers (16-3, 6-0 Big Ten) have won six straight in the series and are the league’s only unbeaten team in conference play.
Indiana (5-14, 0-6) has lost six straight and still has not beaten Purdue at home since Jan. 19, 2009. Aulani Sinclair led the Hoosiers with 20 points.
Though Purdue played uncharacteristic defense in the first half, allowing Indiana to shoot 54.2 percent from the field, the Boilermakers were never seriously threatened after taking an early 18-8 lead.
The Boilermakers opened the second half on a 15-6 run to make it 52-36 and led by double digits the rest of the way.
NO. 16 DELAWARE 65, TOWSON 46
TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Elena Delle Donne, the leading scorer in Division I, and Lauren Carra each scored 15 points and Delaware won its fifth straight.
Delle Donne, a 6-foot-5 junior, entered the game averaging 29.3 points, but had a season low as the Blue Hens (15-1, 6-0 Colonial Athletic Association) stayed on a roll.
She struggled from the field, making only four of 11 shots as Towson (11-6, 2-4) constantly double-teamed her.
Delle Donne didn’t score a basket until 17:46 remained in the game. She scored seven points in the first half and eight in the second half — all of which came in a stretch of under six minutes and didn’t score for the final 11 minutes, 29 seconds.
NO. 22 PENN STATE 71, ILLINOIS 65
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Maggie Lucas scored 19 points and Penn State won its third straight.
Illinois led for most of the first half, but Penn State (14-4, 4-2 Big Ten) used a series of runs to keep the Illini winless in conference play.
Illinois (6-13, 0-6) led 33-28 in the first half, but Penn State closed the period with a 12-1 run to take a 37-34 lead, and then came out of the break with an 8-2 run.
Alex Bentley scored 15 points and had four assists for Penn State, and Nikki Greene added 10 points.
The Illini answered with a 9-2 run to pull to 47-45 midway through the second half, but couldn’t regain the lead. Amber Moore made five 3-pointers to lead Illinois with 17 points.
NO. 24 NORTH CAROLINA 56, VIRGINIA TECH 37
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Brittany Rountree scored 13 of her 17 points in the second half and North Carolina overcome a sloppy effort to end a three-game losing streak.
The Tar Heels (13-5, 3-2 ACC), coming off an 86-35 loss at Connecticut that was the worst defeat in program history, also got 14 points from Chay Shegog. North Carolina won despite 19 turnovers and 5-for-14 shooting from the foul line.
The Hokies (6-13, 2-4), playing with only six scholarship players available, trailed 25-21 at halftime. North Carolina used a 9-2 run to start the second half to take control. Virginia Tech never got closer than seven again. It was the Hokies’ fourth consecutive loss under first-year coach Dennis Wolff.
Monet Tellier led the Hokies with 16 points and Porschia Hadley had eight.
ARKANSAS 69, NO. 25 VANDERBILT 47
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Sarah Watkins scored 21 points to lead Arkansas past Vanderbilt.
The win was the second straight for the Razorbacks (13-5, 2-4 Southeastern Conference), who opened SEC play with four straight losses. It was their first win over Vandy since 2006. The Commodores won 13 of the previous 14 meetings.
Ashley Daniels added 17 points for Arkansas, which led by as many as 23 points in the second half. The Razorbacks forced 22 turnovers and held Vanderbilt (14-4, 2-3) to a season-low point total.
The loss is the second straight for the Commodores, who lost to Tennessee on Sunday. Christina Foggie had 14 points to lead Vanderbilt, which shot 32 percent in the loss.