Friday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules

Games played Nov. 23, 2012

ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (AP) — Freshman Breanna Stewart had 20 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 2 Connecticut continue to roll through the Paradise Jam tournament with an 81-39 win over Marist on Friday night.

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 15 points for UConn while Kelly Faris and Moriah Jefferson each had 10.

Marist (2-3) was led by Emma O'Connor who had a career-high 18 points, but fouled out with just over 4 minutes left in the game.

Connecticut blew the game open early, holding Marist without a field goal for more than 13 minutes while building a 42-14 halftime lead.

UConn (4-0), which routed Wake Forest 95-34 on Thursday, will close out the tournament Saturday against No,. 14 Purdue. The Boilermakers also are undefeated in the tournament and beat the Deacons 67-53 earlier Friday.

No. 3 BAYLOR 92, LIBERTY 60

WACO, Texas (AP) — Kimetria Hayden scored 12 of her 18 points in the game's first 5½ minutes and Baylor cruised to a victory against turnover-prone Liberty.

Hayden scored the game's first seven points, and the Lady Bears (5-1) led by 20 in less than 7½ minutes on way to their 43rd consecutive win at home.

Liberty (2-3) had more turnovers than points at halftime, when the Lady Bears had a 53-18 lead. The Lady Flames' 21 turnovers in the first half led to 27 of Baylor's points.

Brooklyn Pope had 13 points for the Lady Bears, while two-time All-American center Brittney Griner had 11 points and four rebounds while playing only 20 minutes.

Devon Brown had 20 points to lead Liberty.

No. 4 DUKE 90, VALPARAISO 45

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Elizabeth Williams scored 18 points to help Duke beat Valparaiso.

Tricia Liston added 17 points and a career-high 12 rebounds for the Blue Devils (3-0), who blew open the game with a 29-4 run beginning midway through the first half.

Haley Peters scored 16 points for Duke. Chelsea Gray and Ka'lia Johnson had 11 points each for the Blue Devils.

Duke outscored Valparaiso 54-10 in the lane en route to its 57th consecutive home victory over unranked non-conference opponents.

The Blue Devils scored at least 80 points for the third time in as many games, the first time they have done that to open a season since 2005.

Tabitha Gerardot scored eight points to lead the Crusaders (2-3), who lost their third game in a row.

No. 5 NOTRE DAME 76, No. 19 UCLA 64

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jewell Loyd had 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists, Kayla McBride scored 18 points, and Notre Dame overcame a sub-par performance by All-American Skylar Diggins to beat UCLA.

Diggins had 12 points, six rebounds and five assists, but shot 5 of 17 and committed four turnovers.

Natalie Achonwa had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Fighting Irish (4-0), who shot 29 of 60 (48.3 percent) to UCLA's 39 percent.

Loyd, who shot 8-of-12 including 2-of-3 from 3-point range, made three straight baskets midway through the first half to cap a 15-2 run that put the Irish ahead for good.

Markel Walker had 21 points and nine rebounds and Alyssia Brewer scored 10 points for the Bruins (2-1), who played without junior point guard, Thea Lemberger, sidelined with a sprained left knee.

No. 6 PENN STATE 80, DETROIT 72

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maggie Lucas scored 22 of her 27 points in the second half and Ariel Edwards scored 19 of her career-high 24 points in the first half to help Penn State hold off a pesky Detroit team in the Cal State Northridge tournament.

Lucas made two free throws late to help Penn State widen its lead to 73-65, then hit a 3-pointer with 1:31 left to give the Lady Lions (4-0) a 76-69 lead.

Edwards previously scored 17 against Iowa on Jan. 22. Edwards and Lucas were the only two Lady Lions to make outside shots with any regularity. The rest of the team was 11 for 42.

Audrey Matteson scored a career-high 20 points while Shareta Brown added 16 points and 15 rebounds for Detroit (2-2).

No. 8 GEORGIA 84, ST. BONAVENTURE 48

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Khaalidah Miller scored 22 points and had five steals to help No. 8 Georgia beat St. Bonaventure.

Tiara Griffin added 14 points as five Bulldogs (6-0) reached double figures.

Georgia got out to a 7-0 lead then extended that to 29-10 midway through the first half. By halftime, the lead had grown to 48-23, with four players scoring at least seven points, led by Griffin's nine.

St. Bonaventure had not given up more than 52 points on the season but the Bonnies could not handle Georgia's pressure, turning it over 24 times leading to 15 fastbreak points.

Nyla Rueter scored 10 points to lead the Bonnies (3-2).

The Lady Bulldogs will face either New Mexico and North Texas on Saturday.

No. 9 KENTUCKY 73, MOREHEAD STATE 37

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Samarie Walker had 15 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 9 Kentucky beat Morehead State.

The Wildcats (3-1) had a 34-7 advantage on the offensive glass against the Eagles (1-4).

Kentucky led 36-13 at halftime. Morehead State had 13 turnovers in the half and shot 6 of 25.

Kentucky's A'dia Mathies had 11 points to moved up to No. 8 on the school's career scoring list. The senior has scored 1,491 points in 108 games.

Whitney Kyle and Mackenzie Arledge led the Eagles with six points each. Morehead State was 15 of 52 overall (28.8 percent) from the field, going 7 of 26 from 3-point range, and didn't attempt a free throw.

No. 11 CALIFORNIA 91, GEORGE WASHINGTON 58

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Talia Caldwell scored 15 and made nine rebounds to help California beat Eastern Washington in the California Classic.

Gennifer Brandon also scored 15. Brittany Boyd had 13 points, 10 assists and eight steals. Afure Jemerigbe was 3 of 4 from 3-point range, adding 11 points. Reshanda Gray came off the bench and scored 10 points.

California was up 43-37 at halftime. The Golden Bears shot 56.9 percent from the field for the game, scoring 28 points off turnovers.

Aubrey Ashenfelter and Chenise Pakootas led the Eagles with 12 points each. Laura Hughes, shooting 5 of 6 from the field, added another 12 points for the Eagles (1-3). The Eagles shot 46 percent from the field for the game.

LSU 71, No. 12 WEST VIRGINIA 63

MIAMI (AP) — Freshman Danielle Ballard scored a career-high 25 points as LSU knocked off West Virginia, handing the Mountaineers their first loss of the season.

After 12 ties and 10 lead changes, the Mountaineers got within 65-63 with 1:42 left. The Lady Tigers (2-2), coming off back-to-back losses at Hampton and Georgetown, held them scoreless the rest of the way.

Ballard made a layup and Theresa Plaisance was 4 for 4 from the free-throw line to seal the win in the FIU Thanksgiving Classic.

Leading 38-36 with 18:08 left, the Lady Tigers went cold, failing to score for more than 4 minutes. However, West Virginia (3-1) scored only six points during that span, and LSU quickly regained the lead.

West Virginia, which came in holding opponents to 49.7 points per game, was led by Taylor Palmer with 15 points. Ayana Dunning, who transferred from LSU, scored 11.

No. 13 OKAHOMA 73, ARKANSAS 30

HONOLULU (AP) — Nicole Griffin scored a career-high 19 points to help Oklahoma beat Arkansas and a 30-point performance by Keira Peak to win in tournament play.

Griffin was 8 of 11 from the field.

Whintey Hand had 14 points and nine rebounds. Morgan Hook had 14 points, eight rebounds. Maddie Manning added 10 points.

The Sooners (3-1) led 26-19 at halftime.

Peak's 30-point effort was a career best. She was 12 of 19 from the field and 4 of 8 from 3-point range.

Cali Berna added 16 points for the Razorbacks (3-1).

No. 14 PURDUE 67, WAKE FOREST %3

Sam Ostarello had 15 points and 15 rebounds to help Purdue beat Wake Forest in the Paradise Jam.

Chantel Poston and Courtney Moses each added 11 points for the Boilermakers (5-0), who will face No. 2 Connecticut on Saturday night.

Trailing by seven at the half, Wake Forest (2-3) cut it to 47-46 on Dearica Hamby's layup with 9:24 left. KK Houser then scored six straight points with a three-point play and a 3-pointer that started a 15-5 run. Poston closed the burst with a layup and then a free throw with 2:22 left that made it 62-51.

Purdue hit five of six free throws down the stretch to seal the victory.

Chelsea Douglas scored 16 points and Hamby added 12 for the Demon Deacons.

VIRGINIA 73, VANDERBILT 67

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Jazmin Pitts netted a career-high 20 points off the bench as the Virginia women upended Vanderbilt in the first game of the San Juan Shootout.

Sarah Imovbioh pitched in 15 points and China Crosby had 13 for the Cavaliers (4-0).

Pitts hit 9 of 14 shots in her 26 minutes, 8 seconds of action. Her offensive output helped Virginia outscore Vanderbilt 28-14 off the bench.

Virginia leaped to a 37-26 halftime lead on 15-of-22 shooting (68.2 percent) in the first half. Vanderbilt made strides to close the gap in the second half, but was hindered by a 36.4 shooting percentage (24 of 66) for the game.

The Commodores (3-2) hit 10 of 33 3-point tries. Christina Foggie led the charge, hitting a career-best eight 3-pointers on 17 attempts with a season-high 26 points.

The loss was Vanderbilt's second straight after losing to then-unranked Dayton on Nov. 18.

No. 22 KANSAS 76, ALABAMA A&M 59

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Carolyn Davis had 19 points, Angel Goodrich had 15 points and eight assists and Kansas cruised over visiting Alabama A&M to keep its record perfect so far this season.

To begin the game, Goodrich completed a three-point play the old fashioned way after she hit a jumper to give Kansas an early 4-0 lead and was fouled by Alyssa Strickland. Goodrich knocked down the free throw and the play seemed to set the tone for Kansas (4-0), which didn't trail the Bulldogs at any point in the game.

Natalie Knight gave the Jayhawks their biggest lead of the night at 17 after she hit a 3-pointer with 3:12 to go in the second half, giving Kansas a 74-57 lead.

Three players scored in double figures for Alabama A&M (1-3) with NeDra Robertson recording 12 points and eight rebounds. Shundray Davis and Ebony Johnson each scored 11.

No. 23 NEBRASKA 74, USC 65

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lindsey Moore scored 23 points, Jordan Hooper added 19 and Nebraska used a late run to rally for a victory over USC.

Moore made just five field goals but was 13 of 15 from the line. Emily Cady chipped in 14 points for the Cornhuskers (5-1), who trailed 63-57 after a jumper by USC's Christina Marinacci with 3:49 to play. But the Trojans (2-2) got just one more basket the rest of the way, as Moore's jumper and two free throws ignited a game-ending 17-2 run.

The Huskers' 28-of-32 performance at the line made the difference. USC shot just 16 free throws and made only 10.

Ariya Crook led all scorers with 25 points, including five 3-pointers, for the Trojans. Cassie Harberts had 13 points and eight rebounds, and Marinacci added 10 points.

The victory gave Nebraska a 4-3 edge against USC all-time.

No. 24 DAYTON 68, BUFFALO 44

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Amber Deane had 14 points as the Dayton women picked up a victory over Buffalo.

The Flyers are now 5-0, marking the team's best start since beginning 6-0 in 1992-93.

Deane was 6-of-11 shooting and pulled down five rebounds. She was joined in double figures by two bench players, as Brittany Wilson had 13 points and Kelley Austria had 11. Austria also had a career-high seven steals, while Ally Malott had a team-high nine rebounds.

Rachael Gregory paced the Bulls (1-4) with 12 points and nine boards. Margeaux Gupilan added seven assists.

Dayton led 31-30 following Gregory's jumper with 17:51 to play, then went on a 23-0 run, including six straight points from Jodie Cornelie — her only points of the game. Austria's jumper with 6:45 left put Dayton up 54-30.

Buffalo shot 30.8 percent (16 of 52) from the field.

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