Saturday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Sunday, January 22, 2012
WACO, Texas (AP) — Brittney Griner had 22 points and 12 rebounds and No. 1 Baylor stretched its school-record home winning streak to 34 with a 76-41 victory over No. 23 Kansas State on Saturday night.
The Lady Bears (19-0, 6-0 Big 12), one of only two undefeated women’s teams in Division I, grabbed control with a 12-0 run midway through the first half. Baylor has won all six of its games this season against Top 25 teams.
Brittany Chambers had 16 points and Tasha Dickey 10 for Kansas State (13-5, 4-2).
Kimetria Hayden added 11 points for the Lady Bears. Destiny Williams had 13 rebounds for her fourth consecutive game and sixth of seven with at least 10 rebounds. Griner played 29 minutes for her 10th double-double this season and 36th in 91 career games.
NO. 2 NOTRE DAME 76, VILLANOVA 43
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Skylar Diggins scored 20 points, Devereaux Peters added 19 and Notre Dame extended its winning streak to 16 games.
Notre Dame (19-1) remained unbeaten at 7-0 in the Big East, and won its fourth straight game by more than 20 points. The Irish’s national championship team won its first 23 games in 2000-01.
Rachel Roberts scored 14 for Villanova (12-7, 2-4), which had 20 turnovers.
Villanova coach Harry Perretta was not with the team because of a death in the family. A team spokesman said Perretta attended a funeral Saturday and would return to practice Sunday. Assistant coach Joe Mullaney ran the team in his absence.
The Irish will host No. 9 Tennessee on Monday night.
NO. 3 CONNECTICUT 88, NO. 21 DEPAUL 44
CHICAGO (AP) — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis tied a season high with 25 points and Connecticut breezed to its fifth straight win.
The Huskies (17-2, 6-1 Big East) had won their previous four by an average of 44.5 points, and this one never was in doubt, either. They jumped out to a big lead in the opening minutes and snapped DePaul’s 28-game home winning streak.
Lewis set the tone, scoring 18 points as the Huskies built a 53-23 halftime lead. The freshman hit 5 of 7 3-pointers in the game and grabbed seven rebounds.
The Huskies outshot the Blue Demons (15-5, 3-3) 54.7 percent to 27.8 percent overall. DePaul got 18 points from Brittany Hrynko but never had a chance in this one.
NO. 4 STANFORD 65, WASHINGTON 47
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Nnemkadi Ogwumike scored 17 points, Chiney Ogwumike had 15 points and 11 rebounds and Stanford picked up another victory at home.
Taylor Greenfield came off the bench to score 12 points and spark a late rally for the Cardinal (17-1, 8-0 Pac-12), who won their 73rd consecutive home game and 65th straight against a conference opponent.
Jazmine Davis scored 16 points for the Huskies (10-7, 2-5), who lost their 12th straight against Stanford. Mercedes Wetmore added 11 points.
Nneka Ogwumike moved into fifth place on Stanford’s career scoring list with 2,082 points. She is five points shy of moving into fourth.
NO. 7 RUTGERS 72, SOUTH FLORIDA 66
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — April Sykes had 23 points and 10 rebounds, leading Rutgers to the win.
Khadijah Rushdan scored 16 points and Monique Oliver finished with 14 for the Scarlet Knights (16-3, 5-1 Big East), who had a six-game winning streak snapped Tuesday in a 62-57 loss to St. John’s.
South Florida (11-9, 3-3) got 15 points from Inga Orekhova.
Rutgers’ lead slipped to 70-64 in the final minute, but the Scarlet Knights were able to secure the win with two late free throws.
NO. 12 WISCONSIN-GREEN BAY 80, CLEVELAND STATE 58
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Julie Wojta scored 12 points and Wisconsin-Green Bay set a school record by improving to 17-0.
Sarah Eichler, Lydia Bauer and Stephanie Sension also scored 12 apiece for the Phoenix (7-0 Horizon League). Green Bay hasn’t lost a regular-season game since a 63-60 setback at Marquette on Dec. 12, 2010.
The Phoenix had just two turnovers and shot 47 percent in building a 43-23 halftime lead.
Honesty King led Cleveland State (8-10, 3-4) with 19 points.
NO. 14 TEXAS A&M 76, KANSAS 65
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kelsey Bone had 18 points to lead four Aggies in double figures, and Texas A&M weathered Kansas’ second-half rally before pulling away for the win.
Adaora Elonu added 17 points, Sydney Carter had 13 and Tyra White 12 for the Aggies (13-4, 4-2 Big 12), who led by as many as 17 in the first half, had the lead trimmed to seven midway through the second, and then went on another scoring binge to re-establish the 17-point cushion.
The Jayhawks (15-3, 4-2) didn’t have enough time to mount yet another comeback. Angel Goodrich scored a career-high 28 points, but she also contributed 11 of the Jayhawks’ 23 turnovers.