Wednesday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Thursday, January 26, 2012
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Tiffany Hayes scored a career-high 35 points, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 19 points and eight rebounds, and third-ranked Connecticut pulled away from Syracuse in the second half en route to 95-54 victory on Wednesday night.
Connecticut (18-2, 7-1 Big East) won its sixth straight overall and beat Syracuse (13-8, 2-5) for the 21st straight time.
The Huskies were coming off an 88-44 win at then-No. 21 DePaul on Saturday night. Connecticut’s previous five wins were by an average of 44.5 points and Syracuse, despite a gritty first half, simply became the next team to get run over.
Iasia Hemingway led Syracuse with 15 points and Carmen Tyson-Thomas 11.
Bria Hartley had 18 points for Connecticut, which had 24 points off Syracuse’s 17 turnovers and outscored the Orange 21-6 on the fastbreak.
KANSAS 62, NO. 21 TEXAS TECH 43
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Carolyn Davis scored 34 points to help Kansas snap a 12-game losing streak to Texas Tech.
Aishah Sutherland added 10 points and seven rebounds for Kansas (16-3, 5-2 Big 12) as Jayhawks coach Bonnie Henrickson got her first win nine tries against the Lady Raiders (14-5, 2-5).
Chynna Brown scored 11 points for the Lady Raiders, who were without leading scorer Kierra Mallard, who didn’t make the trip due to an undisclosed injury. Mallard averages 13.1 points per game.
Christine Hyde added nine points for Texas Tech, which has lost five in a row.
NO. 23 BRIGHAM YOUNG 69, SEATTLE 55
SEATTLE (AP) — Kristen Riley had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead three scorers in double figures as Brigham Young won its eighth straight.
Kim Parker added 15 points and Stephanie Vermunt had 14 for the Cougars (19-3), who were playing for the first time since breaking into the AP’s top 25 this week. The last time BYU was in the rankings was at No. 22 on Dec. 2, 2006.
Ashley Ward scored 18 points to lead the Redhawks (12-9). Kacie Sowell had 15 points and 16 rebounds, and Talisa Rhea added 11 points.
BYU had a 36-22 lead at halftime, scored the first four points of the second half, and Seattle never got closer than the final margin of 14 after that.
NO. 25 NORTH CAROLINA 77, BOSTON COLLEGE 46
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Chay Shegog scored 16 points to lead North Carolina.
Krisa Gross and She’la White added 11 points apiece for the Tar Heels (15-5, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Shayra Brown scored 17 points to lead Boston College (5-15, 0-7).
After North Carolina jumped to a 14-0 lead, Boston College cut the margin to nine points on four separate occasions but a She’la White’s 3-pointer stretch the Tar Heels lead to 23-11. It also started a 9-0 run and North Carolina led by double digits the rest of the way.
The Tar Heels were up 36-16 at halftime and cruised down the stretch, emptying their bench and having 11 players score.