Saturday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Games played Feb. 9, 2013
Sunday, February 10, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Odyssey Sims scored 18 points and Brittney Griner sparked No. 1 Baylor's game-clinching second-half run with her 13th career dunk, leading the Lady Bears to an easy 75-48 win over Texas on Saturday night.
Griner's dunk was the lone highlight for the 6-foot-8 All-American forward, who otherwise had a mostly forgettable game. Griner had just two points in the first half and didn't have a rebound until midway through the second half.
Griner finished with 14 points and three rebounds. Jordan Madden scored 11 points for Baylor (22-1, 12-0 Big 12).
Freshman Imani McGee-Stafford had 13 points and 18 rebounds to lead Texas, which has struggled badly in coach Karen Aston's first season. Freshman Empress Davenport scored 13 for the Longhorns (9-13, 2-9).
NO. 2 NOTRE DAME 69, SETON HALL 49
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Ariel Braker matched her career high with 15 points and Natalie Achonwa added 11 points and nine rebounds as Notre Dame beat Seton for its 17th straight victory.
Notre Dame (22-1, 10-0 Big East) trailed 2-0 before scoring 17 of the next 19 points. Achonwa had seven points during the run, including back-to-back layups.
Seton Hall trailed by 14 before going on a 13-4 spurt to close to 33-28 on Tabatha Richardson-Smith's 3-pointer with 2:29 left in the first half. The Irish led 35-28 at the break.
The Pirates (8-15, 3-7) got within eight in the second half before a 12-2 Notre Dame run.
Brittany Morris scored 16 points to lead Seton Hall.
NO. 11 LOUISVILLE 78, PITTSBURGH 45
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Shoni Schimmel led five players in double figures with 22 points and reserve Megan Deines added 17 to help Louisville rout Pittsburgh for its sixth straight win.
Deines made 7 of 11 shots in just 22 minutes, Bria Smith had 11 points, and Antonita Slaughter and Sara Hammond chipped in 10 apiece for the Cardinals (20-4, 8-2 Big East).
Brianna Kiesel scored 14 points to lead Pitt (9-14, 0-10), which made just 7 of 24 shots in the first half and trailed 39-20 at the break. The Panthers committed 26 turnovers.
The Cardinals opened the second half with a 14-3 run to stretch their lead to 53-23.
The Panthers held a 34-32 rebounding edge but got just 11 points from their reserves.
NO. 25 IOWA ST. 87, KANSAS ST. 71
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Hallie Christofferson scored 25 points and Chelsea Poppens had 22 points and 18 rebounds to lead Iowa State over Kansas State.
Kidd Blaskowsky added 12 points and Anna Prins had 10 for the Cyclones (17-5, 8-4 Big 12). Nikki Moody had nine points and 13 assists for Iowa State, which has won three in a row.
Brittany Chambers scored a season-high 34 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Kansas State, which never led en route to its fourth straight loss. Mariah White added 25 points for the Wildcats (12-11, 3-8). The 59 combined points was the most for two players in a game in K-State women's history.
Iowa State shot 61 percent in the first half and built a 51-29 halftime lead.