Monday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Skylar Diggins matched a season high with 27 points Monday night and No. 2 Notre Dame routed No. 7 Tennessee 72-44, holding the Vols to their lowest scoring output in modern school history.
Devereaux Peters had 16 points and 16 rebounds for the Irish (20-1), who have won 17 straight. Tennessee (14-5) got 13 points from Meighan Simmons, but shot just 27.9 percent in the lopsided loss.
The Vols made just 17 of 61 field-goal attempts and were only 7 for 16 from the free-throw line. According to the school press guide, Tennessee lost to Louisiana Tech 69-46 in the Final Four in 1982 and fell to Belmont 77-45 in January 1976.
Notre Dame was 0-20 all-time against the Vols before a 73-59 victory in the NCAA regional finals last March in Dayton, Ohio. The Irish haven't lost since Nov. 20 to top-ranked Baylor and have now beaten both UConn and Tennessee on their home floor this season after toppling both in last year's NCAA tournament.
No. 10 MIAMI 79, VIRGINIA TECH 48
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Stefanie Yderstrom scored 22 points to lead Miami to an easy win over Virginia Tech.
The Hurricanes (17-1, 6-1 ACC) were never threatened after opening the game on a 15-1 run in the first 4:10. Shenise Johnson led Miami's early scoring surge with nine points. Later in the first half, Miami scored 11 unanswered points during a 3:15 span and increased its lead to 38-11. Maria Brown's basket with 4:51 remaining ended the spurt.
Johnson finished with 18 points and Shawnice Wilson scored 12 points for Miami, which won its 35th consecutive home game.
Monet Tellier scored 18 points to lead the Hokies (6-14, 2-5).
No. 13 PURDUE 67, MICHIGAN ST. 49
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Alex Guyton and Chelsea Jones each scored 12 points to help Purdue defeat Michigan State.
Brittany Rayburn scored 11 points, KK Houser finished with 10 and Courtney Moses added eight points and six assists for the Boilermakers (17-3, 7-0), who won their 10th straight and remained alone atop the Big Ten standings.
Lykendra Johnson had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Kiana Johnson added 14 points for the Spartans (12-8, 4-3), who lost their third straight after a 4-0 start in league play.
Purdue held Michigan State to 28.1 percent shooting and a season-low points total. The Boilermakers have held every opponent under 38 percent shooting during their winning streak.
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