Sunday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
For Nov. 18, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
HONOLULU (AP) — Makenzie Robertson scored a career-high 23 points and No. 1 Baylor routed Hawaii 77-42 on Sunday to close a disappointing tournament for the Lady Bears in Honolulu despite two dominant wins.
Brittney Griner had 10 points in 16 minutes, playing just three minutes in the second half. Baylor (4-1) pulled away from Hawaii during a 23-4 run midway through the first half to go up 32-9 with 7:42 left.
The Lady Bears started the second half with a 20-3 run to take a 37-point lead with less than 14 minutes left.
Kamilah Martin scored 15 points for Hawaii (1-3) in defeat.
Baylor's two wins at the Rainbow Wahine tournament came after losing Friday to No. 4 Stanford.
No. 2 CONNECTICUT 81, No. 16 TEXAS A&M 50
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Stefanie Dolson scored 24 points to lead Connecticut to a romp of Texas A&M.
The Huskies (2-0) hammered the Aggies (0-3) in the paint 42-12, as A&M had no answer for the 6-foot-5 Dolson, a preseason All-Big East first team selection, and forwards Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (16 points) and Breanna Stewart (11 points) down low.
Courtney Walker led A&M with 20 points, the only Aggie to score in double figures.
The Huskies continually worked the ball around the perimeter and inside, in tallying 27 assists to the Aggies' 14.
A&M had fewer turnovers (15 To UConn's 17), but the Huskies outscored the Aggies 14-5 off turnovers. The Aggies shot a season-low 30 percent (18 of 60), while UConn countered with 56.1 percent (32 of 57) from the field.
The youthful Aggies, the 2011 national champions, have lost to three top-10 teams this season in Louisville, Penn State and now UConn.
No. 3 DUKE 100, IONA 31
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Allison Vernerey scored 20 of her career-high-tying 22 points in the first half of Duke's rout of Iona.
Chelsea Gray had 18 points and Elizabeth Williams added 16 in limited duty for the Blue Devils (2-0).
They shot 48.7 percent, held Iona to 17 percent shooting and outscored the Gaels 53-13 during the final 16½ minutes of the first half while matching their second-most lopsided victory under sixth-year coach Joanne P. McCallie.
Joy Adams had 10 rebounds for Iona (2-2). The Gaels didn't have a double-figure scorer, were held to two field goals during an early 11½-minute stretch when it got out of hand, and fell to 0-13 against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents.
The Blue Devils had a 56-37 rebounding advantage and had 26 assists on their 37 field goals.
No. 4 STANFORD 93, UT MARTIN 67
HONOLULU (AP) — Joslyn Tinkle scored a career-high 25 points, Chiney Ogwumike had her second double-double in as many days and the Cardinal beat the Skyhawks to cap a statement weekend for a team asserting itself among the best nationally in women's hoops.
The Cardinal ended its three-day run with three wins, including a 2-point defeat of No. 1 Baylor to open the Rainbow Wahine tournament in Honolulu.
Ogwumike finished with a season high 25 points and 10 rebounds, capturing the tournament's MVP award one night after putting up 15 points and 17 rebounds against host team Hawaii. The double-double was the third this season for Ogwumike, who donned a lei along with Tinkle and held a small trophy while celebrating the win with her team. She was two points shy of her career high.
Amber Orrange also had a double-double with 12 points and 10 assists. She also had seven rebounds.
Stanford (5-0) took longer than expected to pull away from UT Martin, but finished the first half on a 14-5 run to take a 10-point lead at 41-31. The Cardinal soared in the final 20 minutes, taking a 20-point lead midway through the half on a jumper from Taylor Greenfield then building its margin to 30 after Tinkle scored a layup with 6:17 left.
Heather Butler scored 27 points for the Skyhawks (1-4).
No. 7 NOTRE DAME 94, UMASS 50
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Skylar Diggins scored 15 points and Kayla McBride had 18 points to help No. 7 Notre Dame beat Massachusetts in its home opener.
Jewell Lloyd scored 13 and Michaela Mabrey added 10 for the Fighting Irish (2-0), who opened it up on a 17-0 run midway through the first half, and scored 30 points off of UMASS's 20 turnovers in the half.
Jasmine Watson had eight points and eight rebounds for the Minutewomen (1-3).
No. 9 PENN STATE 75, LAFAYETTE 34
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Maggie Lucas and Mia Nickson each scored 12 points, and Penn State dominated the paint to build a big lead in a rout of Lafayette.
Lucas added nine rebounds but hit just 5 of 16 from the field. Still, the Lady Lions (3-0) hardly needed their prolific shooting guard against the overmatched Leopards (1-3).
The Big Ten favorites were in control from the start, leading 14-0 less than 5 minutes into the game.
Lafayette's best player, 6-foot-7 center Danielle Fiacco picked up two fouls just more than a minute into the game.
That opened up the middle even more for Nickson and frontcourt mate Nikki Greene. By the time Fiacco returned with 10 minutes left in the half, Penn State led 26-6 following a layup by Greene.
Emily Homan had 11 points to lead Lafayette, which shot 19 percent.
No. 10 GEORGIA 70, BELMONT 38
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Jasmine Hassell scored 17 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead Georgia to a rout of Belmont, her mother's alma mater.
Hassell's mother, the former Gail Corder, was the all-time leading scorer at Belmont when she finished her college career in 1984. She still ranks fourth in career scoring with 1,814 points.
Jasmine James added 10 points for Georgia (4-0).
Vanderbilt transfer Jordan Coleman led Belmont with nine points and 11 rebounds.
Belmont led 2-0 after senior Coleman hit a jumper from the left wing, but the Lady Dogs scored the next 19 points to start a 31-2 run that gave Georgia 31-4 lead at 6:11 when James converted layup off a steal and feed from Shacobia Barbee.
Georgia led 40-12 at halftime. It's largest lead came with 12:24 to play when Marjorie Butler hit a short jumper to put the Lady Dogs up 55-23.
No. 11 OKLAHOMA 68, SAINT LOUIS 33
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Nicole Griffin scored 15 points and Oklahoma opened with a 19-0 run, beating Saint Louis 68-33.
The Sooners (2-1) bounced back from an 86-80 home loss to UCLA on Wednesday by holding the Billikens (0-3) to 10 points in the first half, tying a school record for Oklahoma. Meanwhile the Sooners' offense was clicking, with six different players contributing to the 19-point burst. Oklahoma led 40-10 at the break.
Saint Louis didn't get on the board until Jacy Bradley hit a 3-pointer with 11:09 remaining in the first half.
Aaryn Ellenberg scored 13 points and Whitney Hand had 11 points, plus team highs with six rebounds, four assists and three steals, for the Sooners.
Bradley was the only Billikens player in double figures, with 11 points.
DAYTON 71, No. 13 VANDERBILT 66
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Andrea Hoover netted 14 points while Amber Deane and Jodie Cornelie each had 12 points and eight rebounds as Dayton upset Vanderbilt.
The win is the Flyers' second over a ranked opponent this year after dropping then-No. 25 DePaul 92-80 on Nov. 10.
Dayton is 4-0 for the first time since 1992-93.
The Flyers led by as many as eight in the first half and went into halftime up 33-30. The Commodores' Tiffany Clarke hit consecutive buckets to open the second half, vaulting Vanderbilt (3-1) ahead.
The advantage lasted about five minutes until a Hoover jumper sparked an 11-0 Dayton run that put the Flyers up 48-43. Vanderbilt forced a tie at 52-all with 8:17 left, but Hoover hit two free throws shortly thereafter and the Commodores never regained the lead.
Clarke scored a game-high 23 points for Vanderbilt.
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 60, No. 15 NEBRASKA 55
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Ashley Eide scored 26 points to lead South Dakota State to a victory against Nebraska.
Eide, who shot 10 of 17 from the floor, was the only player in double figures for the Jackrabbits (2-2). Katie Lingle had nine points and eight rebounds off the bench, and Leah Dietel had 10 rebounds.
Lindsey Moore scored 21 points and Jordan Hooper 15 for the Cornhuskers (3-1).
Nebraska led 40-39 in the second half when South Dakota State took control with a 15-5 run over a 4:32 stretch. During the surge, Lingle and Megan Waytashek had four points each and Hannah Strop added a 3-pointer.
The win was South Dakota State's third in 16 games against ranked opponents since it moved to Division I for the 2004-05 season.
No. 22 OKLAHOMA STATE 101, WEBER STATE 49
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — LaShawn Jones scored 18 points, leading five Cowgirls players in double figures, and Oklahoma State rolled to an easy victory over Weber State.
Toni Young had 17 points for Oklahoma State (3-0) and Liz Donohoe scored 13. Lindsey Keller and Brittney Martin had 10 points each, with Martin and Jones contributing eight rebounds.
The Cowgirls shot 63 percent in the first half in building a 56-24 lead, and finished at 59 percent for the game. They owned a 46-28 rebounding advantage.
Kalie Matthews scored 18 points to lead the Wildcats (0-3). Weber State shot 30 percent from the field.
No. 24 TENNESSEE 79, No. 23 MIAMI 67
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Bashaara Graves scored 20 points, Andraya Carter added 16 and Tennessee wasted most of a 27-point lead before beating Miami, snapping the Hurricanes' 41-game home winning streak.
Ariel Massengale added 14 points for the Lady Vols (3-1). Tennessee closed the first half on a 23-4 run to take a 46-21 lead and scored the opening basket of the second half before Miami started its comeback.
Michelle Woods scored 17 points and Morgan Stroman added 13 for Miami (2-1), which missed 18 of its first 20 shots. The Hurricanes got within six on a pair of free throws by Stefanie Yderstrom with 2:30 left, but no closer.
It was Miami's first home loss since falling to Georgia Tech on Feb. 21, 2010.
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