Friday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Saturday, March 3, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Bonae Holston and Marissa Kastanek each scored 16 points to help North Carolina State upset No. 5 Duke on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Myisha Goodwin-Coleman added 12 points for the ninth-seeded Wolfpack (18-14), who ended a six-game losing streak to the Blue Devils. N.C. State shot just 39 percent, but scored 26 points off 22 turnovers and scored 21 second-chance points to pull off the upset.
Chelsea Gray scored 25 points to lead the top-seeded Blue Devils (24-5), who cut an eight-point deficit to two in the final seconds. But Gray missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 2.9 seconds left, and the ball went out of bounds to N.C. State.
The Wolfpack will play Georgia Tech in the semfinals.
No. 15 GEORGIA TECH 54, NORTH CAROLINA 53
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Tyaunna Marshall scored 21 points and had the go-ahead basket with 1:35 left to help Georgia Tech beat North Carolina in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Mo Bennett and Metra Walthour each scored 11 for the fourth-seeded Yellow Jackets (23-7), who held on when Brittany Rountree’s long 3-pointer for the win bounced off the front of the rim at the horn.
Georgia Tech shot 39 percent to reach the semifinals for the third straight season.
She’la White scored 13 points to lead the fifth-seeded Tar Heels (20-11), who lost twice to Georgia Tech this month by a combined three points. North Carolina rallied from seven down to go up four with about 4 minutes left to set up a back-and-forth finish.
Chay Shegog hit a jumper for a 53-52 Tar Heels lead with 2:06 left before Marshall answered on the ensuing possession.
No. 6 MARYLAND 70, VIRGINIA 58
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas scored 18 points and No. 6 Maryland beat Virginia in an Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinal.
Brene Moseley added 13 points and Tianna Hawkins had 10 rebounds for the third-seeded Terrapins (26-4), the highest-seeded team left after No. 5 Duke and No. 7 Miami were upset earlier in the day.
Maryland led by 26, shot 48 percent, built a 48-23 rebounding advantage, established an early 22-point lead following two big runs and cruised to their fifth straight win. The Terps advanced to a semifinal matchup Saturday against seventh-seeded Wake Forest.
Ariana Moorer scored 19 points and Lexie Gerson had 16 for sixth-seeded Virginia (22-10), which had its four-game winning streak snapped and was denied its first semifinal appearance since 2008. The Cavaliers closed the game on a 20-6 run against the Terps’ reserves.
WAKE FOREST 81, No. 7 MIAMI 74
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Secily Ray scored a season-high 21 points to help Wake Forest upset Miami in the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament.
Chelsea Douglas added 18 points for the seventh-seeded Demon Deacons (19-12), who advanced to the semifinals for the first time since 1988 and just the third time ever. Wake Forest shot 46 percent and blew a 15-point halftime lead, but the Demon Deacons pushed back ahead in the final 2 minutes to seal the victory.
Riquna Williams scored 22 points to lead the second-seeded Hurricanes (25-5), who beat Wake Forest 64-39 in late January. But the Demon Deacons played from in front almost the entire night and scored seven straight points to break a 68-all tie.
It was the second straight upset in the ACC quarterfinals. Wake Forest’s win came right after ninth-seeded North Carolina State beat fifth-ranked and top-seeded Duke.
No. 14 OHIO STATE 57, MICHIGAN 48
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tayler Hill hit three 3-pointers and scored 19 points as No. 14 Ohio State held off Michigan in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten women’s tournament.
Kalpana Beach scored 12 points for the second-seeded Buckeyes (25-5), who shot only 38 percent. Big Ten Player of the Year Samantha Prahalis scored 11 points but went 4 of 15 and turned it over seven times. However, her five assists made her the conference’s all-time leader.
Carmen Reynolds scored 14 points and Courtney Boylan 10 for the seventh-seeded Wolverines (20-11).
Michigan used a 10-0 run to cut the deficit to 45-39 with 7:49 left but could not close the gap.
The Buckeyes are looking for their fourth straight tournament title. They’ll play Nebraska in the semifinals Saturday.
No. 24 NEBRASKA 80, IOWA 68
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lindsey Moore scored 26 points and two teammates had double-doubles as Nebraska defeated Iowa in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten women’s tournament.
Moore hit 10 of 15 shots, including four 3-pointers, and had six assists and five steals for the sixth-seeded Cornhuskers (23-7).
Nebraska’s Jordan Hooper had 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Emily Cady scored 13 points with 11 boards. Hailie Sample added 10 points.
Kamille Wahlin and Samantha Logic scored 17 points apiece to lead the third-seeded Hawkeyes (19-11). Morgan Johnson had 12 points and six blocks. Logic added eight rebounds and six assists.
Nebraska trailed by nine early in the second half. But the Huskers broke free from a 52-52 tie with a 7-0 spurt on baskets by Hooper and Cady and a 3-pointer by Moore, and they never trailed again.
No. 9 PENN STATE 78, MINNESOTA 74
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Maggie Lucas scored 24 points, leading No. 9 Penn State past Minnesota in the Big Ten quarterfinals.
The top-seeded Nittany Lions (24-5) trailed by as much as 13 in the first half and will face fourth-seeded Purdue in Saturday’s semifinals.
Minnesota (15-17) was led by freshman Rachel Banham with 25 points, not enough to avoid its third loss of the season to the Big Ten regular-season champs.
Penn State used a late 11-3 run to get within 36-29 at halftime, then scored the first six points of the second half and used a 10-0 run to take a 45-38 lead with 14:20 to play. The Golden Gophers closed to 73-71 with 26.9 seconds to go but Penn State sealed it with free throws.
No. 21 PURDUE 73, MICHIGAN STATE 64
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Brittany Rayburn scored 29 points to lead Purdue to a 73-64 victory over Michigan State.
Rayburn was 7 of 10 from 3-point range. Courtney Moses added 14 points and Chantel Poston scored 10 for the fourth-seeded Boilermakers (22-8), who will play No. 9 Penn State, the top seed, in Saturday’s second semifinal.
Purdue led 38-27 at halftime and built its biggest lead, 54-34, with 15:14 to play. Michigan State never came closer than nine points after that.
Lykendra Johnson led fifth-seeded Michigan State (20-11) with 23 points, 11 rebounds and five blocked shots. Jasmine Thomas had 12 points and Porsche Poole added 10 points for the Spartans.
No. 10 KENTUCKY 71, FLORIDA 67
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bria Goss hit a layup with 1:22 left, and 10th-ranked Kentucky rallied from a 13-point deficit in the second half to hold off Florida in the Southeastern Conference tournament quarterfinals.
Kentucky (25-5) will play LSU in Saturday’s semifinals.
The Wildcats trailed 38-25 before fighting back with a 15-4 run. Keyla Snowden’s 3 put them ahead 45-44 with 13:04 left, their first lead since 6-4. And it was tight through the finish.
Jennifer George led Florida (19-12) with 18 points, Azania Stewart had 15 and Jordan Jones 13.
A’dia Mathies scored 21 of her 24 points in the second half for Kentucky, and Snowden had 17.
Florida last led 65-64 on a free throw by Deana Allen with 1:36 left, but she missed the second. The Gators scored only once more on a layup by George with 20.3 seconds left.
No. 13 TENNESSEE 68, VANDERBILT 57
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Shekinna Stricklen scored 18 points in the second half to lead Tennessee into the Southeastern Conference semifinals.
Stricklen found herself on the bench with two fouls with about 12 minutes to go in the first half, in which she went scoreless. The second-seeded Lady Volunteers held a 45-44 lead when a 3-pointer by Stricklen launched a 9-2 run that gave them control of the game.
Tennessee (22-8) shot 50 percent and held seventh-seeded Vanderbilt to 34.5 percent shooting in the game, which included an extended halftime because of a threat of severe weather in the Nashville area.
The Lady Vols will face either No. 25 South Carolina or No. 16 Georgia on Saturday.
Christina Foggie led the Commodores (22-9) with 16 points, and Stephanie Holzer had 12 points and 11 rebounds.
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