Saturday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Games played Feb. 23, 2013
Sunday, February 24, 2013
WACO, Texas (AP) — Brittney Griner scored 30 points and No. 1 Baylor celebrated a Big 12 title already in hand with dozens of former players in the stands for a 67-47 victory against Texas on Saturday.
Griner outscored the Longhorns by herself in the first half, finishing with 20 of the Lady Bears' 30 points, nine of their 22 rebounds and four of six blocks.
Baylor (26-1, 15-0 Big 12) finished the first half with an 11-2 run for a 30-16 lead in its 24th consecutive victory. The Lady Bears extended a pair of record streaks to 54 straight home wins and 37 in a row in conference. All three streaks are currently the longest in the nation.
Chassidy Fussell led Texas (10-16, 3-12) with 16 points but was just 7 of 20 from the field with six turnovers.
No. 3 CONNECTICUT 90, SETON HALL 30
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Kelly Faris and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis each scored 18 points to help Connecticut bounce back from its loss to Baylor with a rout of Seton Hall.
The pair also both reached the 1,000-point plateau for their careers.
Breanna Stewart added 16 points for the Huskies (25-2, 12-1 Big East), who earned their 400th Big East win under head coach Geno Auriemma.
The win was the 29th straight for the Huskies over Seton Hall, and the 44th in 45 meetings.
Terry Green had 12 points for Seton Hall (9-18, 4-10), which lost for the 10th time in 12 games.
The Huskies led by 29 points at halftime and then held the Pirates without a basket for the first 6 1/2 minutes of the second half.
SOUTH FLORIDA 68, No. 21 SYRACUSE 66
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrea Smith scored 18 points, Andrell Smith had 16 and Akila McDonald's only basket provided the winning margin as South Florida upset Syracuse.
It was the second consecutive win over a ranked team by the Bulls (19-7, 8-5 Big East), who beat No. 12 Louisville on Wednesday night and have won three straight.
The Orange (22-4, 10-3) had a six-game winning streak snapped.
Andrell Smith's 3-pointer just 3 seconds after a South Florida timeout with 5:57 remaining started a rally from a 59-52 deficit.
Another 3-pointer by Smith put the Bulls ahead 66-64 with 1:46 left, but Syracuse tied it on Carmen Tyson-Thomas' layup at the 41-second mark.
Following another South Florida timeout, McDonald scored the go-ahead layup with 24 seconds left on an assist by Andrea Smith.
Rachel Coffey missed twice for Syracuse in the closing seconds.
Tyson-Thomas led the Orange with 17 points.
No. 23 OKLAHOMA STATE 83, OKLAHOMA 62
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Toni Young recorded her fourth straight double-double and reached a rebounding milestone in Oklahoma State's victory over Oklahoma.
Young had 17 points, her 34th straight game scoring in double figures, and 12 rebounds, which gave her 1,004 in her career. She became the third Cowgirl to reach 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds.
Kendra Suttles led the Cowgirls (19-7, 8-7 Big 12) with 19 points, Liz Donohoe had 18 and Tiffany Bias scored 17. Oklahoma State outrebounded Oklahoma 49-36.
Aaryn Ellenberg led the Sooners (19-8, 9-6) with 22 points, including three 3-pointers. Oklahoma shot just 36 percent from the floor.
OSU opened the game on a 23-4 run, but Oklahoma rallied to keep the game close until the Cowgirls pulled away midway through the second half, outscoring the Sooners 32-17 over the final 9 minutes.
Oklahoma still leads the Bedlam Series, 55-37.
No. 25 GREEN BAY 80, VALPARIASO 38
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Megan Lukan scored 22 points and Green Bay defeated Valparaiso to win its 17th game in a row.
Sarah Eichler scored 13 and Breannah Ranger had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Phoenix (22-2, 12-0 Horizon), who last lost on Dec. 5 at Central Michigan.
Green Bay never trailed, led 39-13 at halftime and shot 48 percent in the game. All 11 Green Bay players who participated scored in the game.
Shaquira Scott led the Crusaders (9-16, 4-8) with nine points. Valparaiso made just three field goals in the first half, shooting 10 percent. The Crusaders finished at 21 percent from the field.