Sunday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Games played Dec. 29, 2013
Sunday, December 29, 2013
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Breanna Stewart had 12 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 1 Connecticut to a 67-34 victory over Cincinnati on Sunday in the teams' first matchup as members of the American Athletic Conference.
Moriah Jefferson and Bria Hartley both added 12 points for Connecticut (13-0, 1-0 AAC), which won despite being held 19 points below its season average.
Cincinnati (7-5, 0-1), which is winless in nine meetings against the Huskies, was led by Jeanise Randolph who had 15 points and 10 rebounds.
The Huskies held Cincinnati scoreless for the game's first 6 minutes and led 16-0 before Kayla Cook got the Bearcats on the board with a 3-pointer. UConn led by 13 at halftime and used a 16-3 run in the second half to put the game out of reach.
No. 2 NOTRE DAME 70, OREGON ST. 58
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Kayla McBride scored 20 points and Natalie Achonwa added 16 points and eight rebounds for unbeaten Notre Dame.
Sophomore Jewell Loyd, last year's national freshman of the year, had 10 points for the Irish (11-0) — 8.5 below her team-leading average.
Jamie Weisner scored 18 points to lead the Beavers (8-4), and Ruth Hamblin added 12 points, eight rebounds and a school record-tying nine blocks.
Notre Dame used an 11-0 run bridging halftime to take a 37-33 lead, and didn't trail again.
No. 5 TENNESSEE 110, LIPSCOMB 42
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Isabelle Harrison had 26 points and 15 rebounds for Tennessee.
The Lady Vols (11-1) never trailed, using a 17-0 run early to build a 25-4 lead with 12:29 left in the first half in the first-ever meeting between the programs.
Harrison had a double-double by halftime with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Meighan Simmons scored 14 of her 15 in the first half for Tennessee.
Danay Fothergill scored a team-high 13 points for Lipscomb (3-8) before fouling out with 13 minutes left.
Tennessee limited Lipscomb's Ashley Southern, who entered the game ranked seventh in the nation with 12.4 rebounds per game and was averaging 16.1 points per game, to eight points and five rebounds.
No. 6 KENTUCKY 109, GRAMBLING ST. 46
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Bria Goss scored a career-high 23 points to lead Kentucky.
The Wildcats (12-1), coming off a 69-61 loss to No. 2 Duke, were never threatened. Grambling State was without coach Pat Gibbs, who was recovering from an undisclosed surgery, and dressed seven players.
Kentucky set a season high for most points scored in the first half in taking a 60-19 lead. Grambling State managed seven field goals in the first half and shot 23.3 percent from the field.
Linnae Harper had 15 points for Kentucky, which scored 100 points for the fifth time this season, with four of those lopsided victories coming at home.
Joanna Miller led Grambling State (3-8) with 14 points.
No. 7 LOUISVILLE 71, SMU 51
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Shoni Schimmel scored 18 points and Sara Hammond had 14 points and 10 rebounds as Louisville opened American Athletic Conference play.
Bria Smith added 13 points and 11 rebounds to help Louisville (13-1, 1-0) win its sixth straight. Hammond's double-double was her third of the season.
Akil Simpson scored 14 points and Kiara Perry had 13 for SMU (9-3, 0-1). Keena Mays, the Mustangs' leading scorer averaging 20 points a game, finished with seven.
The Cardinals led 47-32 at halftime and opened the second half with a 16-3 run.
No. 8 MARYLAND 103, COLL. OF CHARLESTON 51
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas scored a season-high 28 points and grabbed her 1,000th rebound for Maryland in the Terrapin Classic championship game.
Thomas reached the milestone with her 10th and final rebound of the game, leading to her last field goal, a putback that pushed it to 91-40.
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough added 15 points as the Terrapins (12-1) closed out December and the non-conference portion of their schedule with their 10th consecutive victory.
Afreyea Tolbert scored 20 points for Charleston (7-5).
Maryland has defeated its last four opponents, all at home, by an average of 53.5 points, and played its most dominant first half of the season Sunday, taking a 54-15 lead.
No. 11 OKLAHOMA ST. 90, TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN 48
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Liz Donohoe had 21 points and 16 rebounds for Oklahoma State.
The Cowgirls (11-0) got 16 points from LaShawn Jones and 11 points and five assists from Tiffany Bias.
Texas-Pan American (6-7) was led by Shawnte Goff's 11 points. The Broncs shot 23 percent from the field, including 7 of 28 from beyond the arc.
Oklahoma State led 33-21 at halftime.
No. 12 COLORADO 75, S. UTAH 59
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Arielle Roberson had 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead Colorado.
Colorado (9-1) shot just 38 percent from the field, including 1 of 13 from beyond the arc. Ashley Wilson scored 14 points with Jasmine Sborov adding 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Jen Reese chipping in with 11 points.
Desiree Jackson had 21 points, six rebounds and three assists for Southern Utah, which shot 34 percent from the field and 1 of 13 on 3-pointers.
No. 15 PENN ST. 70, HARTFORD 56
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — Maggie Lucas scored 18 points for Penn State.
Penn State (9-3) started the second half with a 10-4 run, opening up a 47-35 lead with 14:49 remaining.
The Lady Lions outrebounded Hartford 47-30, including 15-6 on the offensive glass, and outscored the Hawks 40-14 in the paint and 14-5 on second-chance points.
Alyssa Englert, who came into the game with 14 assists all season, recorded a career-high nine for the Hawks (3-10). Cherelle Moore scored 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds.
Ariel Edwards added 15 points and seven rebounds for Penn State, which failed to convert a 3-pointer (0 for 8) for the first time this season.
No. 18 NEBRASKA 89, ORAL ROBERTS 53
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Jordan Hooper had 30 points and 11 rebounds for Nebraska.
Hooper scored nine points in Nebraska's game-opening sprint to a 24-0 lead. The Huskers (10-2) were up 62-25 at halftime.
Christian Key had 25 points and Kaylan Mayberry added 20 for the Golden Eagles (1-9), who committed 22 turnovers, 12 by Cornhusker steals, and were outrebounded 41-29.
The Huskers shot 52.5 percent from the field and made 12 of 24 3-point attempts.
No. 23 CALIFORNIA 77, LAFAYETTE 60
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Reshanda Gray had 20 points and eight rebounds to lead California in the first meeting between the programs.
Cal (8-3) led 30-27 at halftime and then used runs of 13-2 and 10-0 to build a 70-48 lead with 4:15 to go.
Danielle Fiacco and Linnel Macklin each had 13 points and Emily Homan added 11 for Lafayette (6-5).
No. 25 OKLAHOMA 66, SAMFORD 35
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Morgan Hook had 12 points and five assists for Oklahoma.
Samford (3-9) took an 8-4 lead but Oklahoma went on a 25-5 run that was capped by Hook's second 3-pointer of the game.
Oklahoma (9-4), which led 36-20 at halftime, outrebounded Samford 46-21 and shot 50 percent from the field and 47.6 percent from long range. The Sooners recorded 16 assists on 23 field goals.
Shelby Campbell paced Samford with 12 points.
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