Thursday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Games played Feb. 28, 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Stefanie Yderstrom and Pepper Wilson each scored 16 points, Krystal Saunders added 15 and Miami gave its NCAA tournament resume a serious boost by upsetting No. 5 Duke 69-65 on Thursday night.
Morgan Stroman added 11 for the Hurricanes (19-9, 10-7 Atlantic Coast Conference). Miami had been 0-10 all-time against Duke, where Hurricanes coach Katie Meier starred as a player.
Elizabeth Williams and Haley Peters each scored 17 for the Blue Devils (26-2, 16-1), who already have locked up the No. 1 seed in the ACC tournament. Alexis Jones added 13 for Duke, including a 3-pointer with 49 seconds left to get her team within 67-65.
But Yderstrom used a perfect bounce pass to set Wilson up for an easy score as the shot clock was winding down on the next Miami possession, sealing the win.
NO. 4 STANFORD 71, WASHINGTON 36
SEATTLE (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike scored 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Bonnie Samuelson scored 12 of her 15 during a first-half blitz of 3-pointers and Stanford raced past Washington.
The Cardinal rolled to their 13th straight victory and remained on course for their 22nd regular season conference title — shared or outright. Stanford (27-2, 16-1 Pac-12) can claim at least a share of the conference crown with California if it wins at Washington State on Saturday.
Aminah Williams led Washington (19-9, 11-6) with 10 points. The Huskies played without leading scorer Jazmine Davis and third-leading scorer Talia Walton. The pair, along with Deborah Meeks, were suspended earlier this week for one-game by coach Kevin McGuff for violating team rules.
NO. 6 CALIFORNIA 73, WASHINGTON ST. 60
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Layshia Clarendon scored 26 points as California beat Washington State to remain in first place in the Pac-12.
Afure Jemerigbe added 14 points for California (26-2, 16-1), which has won 14 straight games.
The win allowed Cal to set a program record for conference wins in a season, and to at least keep pace with No. 4 Stanford, which played later Thursday at Washington. The victory left Cal one shy of the team record of 27 wins in a season set by the 2008 and 2009 squads.
Cal is seeking the first Pac-12 title in its history.
Lia Galdeira scored 18 points to lead Washington State (10-18, 6-11).
MINNESOTA 89, NO. 7 PENN ST. 81
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Micaella Riche scored 24 points to help Minnesota prevent Penn State from clinching the Big Ten regular-season title outright and ending their six-game winning streak.
Maggie Lucas had 23 points for Penn State (23-4, 13-2), which must play at second-place and 20th-ranked Nebraska on Sunday. If the Lions lose, they'll be co-champions with the Huskers, who barely beat 11th-place Wisconsin 55-53 earlier Thursday night to keep the race going.
Rachel Banham scored 23 points and Sari Noga went 6 for 6 from 3-point range to finish with 19 points for the Golden Gophers (17-12, 6-9), who shot 28 for 42 from the floor (66.7 percent). They made 26 of 31 free throws.
NO. 8 TENNESSEE 82, NO. 13 TEXAS A&M 72
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kamiko Williams scored a career-high 18 points and Tennessee beat Texas to clinch its 17th Southeastern Conference regular-season title.
Tennessee (23-5, 14-1), which had already wrapped up a share of the conference crown, grabbed sole possession of first place in the standings and guaranteed themselves the No. 1 seed in the SEC tournament beginning Wednesday.
Cierra Burdick added 15 points and 14 rebounds for Tennessee. Meighan Simmons scored 17 points, Bashaara Graves had 14 and Isabelle Harrison added 10.
Adrienne Pratcher scored 20 points as A&M (21-8, 11-4) lost its third in four games.
NO. 24 FLORIDA ST. 72, NO. 9 MARYLAND 71
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Alexa Deluzio hit a second-chance free throw with 7 seconds left to lift Florida State over Maryland and give the Seminoles the No. 4 seed in the ACC tournament.
Deluzio had just missed a pair but got a chance to win it after Maryland was whistled for a lane violation on her second free throw. Florida State led 64-47 with 4:31 to go before the Terrapins stormed back to tie it at 71 on Chloe Pavelich's 3-pointer with 10 seconds left.
Chelsea Davis had 19 points to lead a balanced scoring effort for the Seminoles (21-7, 11-6)
Katie Rutan made 6 of 10 shots from 3-point range and had a season-high 24 points for Maryland. Alyssa Thomas added 17 and Tianna Hawkins 16 for the Terps (22-6, 13-4).
NO. 10 KENTUCKY 90, MISSISSIPPI 65
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A'Dia Mathies scored 20 points and Kentucky routed Mississippi as Wildcats coach Matthew Mitchell tied the school record for victories.
Kentucky (24-4, 12-3 Southeastern Conference) dominated Ole Miss (9-19, 2-13) on the boards and turned a 57-38 advantage into 21 second-chance points.
Janee Thompson added 11 points for the Wildcats and Bria Goss chipped in 10.
Tia Faleru had 14 points to lead the Lady Rebels and Danielle McCray had 12.
Mitchell, a Mississippi native, tied Terry Hall (1980-87) as Kentucky's winningest women's coach with 138 victories. Mitchell will get a chance to break the record Sunday against No. 8 Tennessee.
MISSISSIPPI ST. 50, NO. 11 GEORGIA 38
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Martha Alwal notched her Southeast Conference-leading 15th double-double and Mississippi State beat Georgia 50-38.
The win was Mississippi State's first over a ranked foe since beating No. 8 Ohio State in the 2010 NCAA tournament.
Alwal had 12 points and 14 boards, while Kendra Grant added 13 points and eight rebounds. Darriel Gaynor chipped in 11 points for Mississippi State (13-15, 5-10).
Anne Marie Armstrong had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Georgia (23-5, 11-4), which shot just 18.2 percent (10 of 55), including 2 of 22 from 3-point range.
NO. 12 DAYTON 71, SAINT LOUIS 61
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Andrea Hoover scored 16 points and Dayton assured itself of at least a share of the Atlantic 10 championship with a win over Saint Louis.
The Flyers (25-1, 13-0) won their 13th straight and have a one-game lead over Charlotte in the conference. Dayton has one regular-season game remaining at home against Saint Joseph's on Sunday.
The Flyers led 33-19 at the break and stretched it to as much as 20 midway through the second half before Saint Louis rallied — but the Billikens got no closer than six.
Ally Malott finished with 12 points for Dayton.
Courtney Webb led the Billikens (11-17, 5-8) with 16 points.
MISSOURI 65, NO. 14 SOUTH CAROLINA 58
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Bri Kulas had 26 points and 12 rebounds, and Sydney Crafton added 11 points to lead Missouri past South Carolina.
Liene Priede had 10 points for the Tigers (16-13, 5-10 Southeastern Conference), who are 14-4 at home with wins over two ranked teams. Missouri also beat then-No. 9 Tennessee on Feb. 3.
Ieasia Walker and Khadijah Sessions led South Carolina (22-6, 10-5) with 14 points apiece.
Missouri, which has made a school-record 240 3-pointers this season, won this one on the inside with a 34-14 advantage on points in the paint. The Tigers were 3 for 7 from 3-point range.
Missouri shot 53.5 percent and never trailed.
NO. 15 NORTH CAROLINA 85, BOSTON COLLEGE 57
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Waltiea Rolle scored 21 points and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt added 20 as North Carolina routed Boston College.
Rolle and Ruffin-Pratt combined to shoot 54 percent (13 of 24) and make 14 free throws.
The game was close early, with Boston College (10-18, 4-13 Atlantic Coast Conference) taking a 13-11 lead on a Kerri Shields' 3-pointer. But UNC held the Eagles to just four points over the next 10 minutes and pulled ahead 28-15 behind Ruffin-Pratt's jumper.
The Tar Heels (26-4, 13-3) came out of the break with a 12-0 run to stretch the lead to 31.
Katie Zenevitch scored 13 points for Boston College.
NO. 18 DELAWARE 79, HOFSTRA 50
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 32 points to help Delaware beat Hofstra for its 20th straight victory.
Trailing by four with 5 minutes left in the first half, the Blue Hens scored 13 of the last 15 points before the break and then the first 12 of the second half to put the game away.
The Blue Hens held Hofstra without a field goal for nearly 11 minutes spanning the halves until Candace Bond hit a 3-pointer with 12:07 left to make it 55-36.
Delaware (25-3, 16-0 Colonial Athletic Association) has now won 35 straight in the conference.
Bond's 14 points led Hofstra (12-15, 8-8), which has dropped four straight games.
NO. 20 NEBRASKA 55, WISCONSIN 53
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Lindsey Moore scored 13 points, Rachel Theriot added 11 and Nebraska held off Wisconsin for its 10th straight win.
Emily Cady and Jordan Hooper grabbed 11 rebounds apiece for the Cornhuskers (22-6, 12-3), who likely will be the No. 2 seed in the Big Ten Conference tournament. With the loss, Wisconsin can do no better than No. 11. Both teams close the regular season Sunday.
Jacki Gulczynski had 19 points for the Badgers (11-17, 3-12), who lost their fourth straight. Tiera Stephen scored 15 and Cassie Rochel pulled down 14 rebounds.
Stephen missed at the buzzer on a jumper that would have tied the game.
NO. 21 GREEN BAY 71, DETROIT 63
DETROIT (AP) — Megan Lukan hit six 3-pointers and scored 20 points, and Green Bay beat Detroit to clinch the Horizon League regular-season title with its 18th straight win.
Stephanie Sension added 14 points and Sarah Eichler had 12 for the Phoenix (23-2, 13-0), who went ahead 50-48 on Lukan's 3-pointer with 8:15 to play. Detroit pulled to 66-62 in the closing minutes but could get no closer.
Senee Shearer had 15 points and Yar Shayok 10 for the Titans (14-11, 7-6), whose home winning streak was snapped at 15. Detroit hadn't lost at home since Green Bay's win in January 2012.
The Phoenix made 15 3-pointers and scored 19 points off turnovers.
MICHIGAN ST. 68, NO. 25 PURDUE 61
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Annalise Pickrel scored 18 points, and Jasmine Thomas and Klarissa Bell added 17 apiece to lead Michigan State over Purdue.
The Spartans (21-7, 9-6 Big Ten) led 37-26 at halftime and maintained the advantage the rest of the way to post their first win over a ranked opponent this season.
Purdue (20-8, 9-6) trailed 63-61 with 4 minutes to play but the Boilermakers didn't score again in losing for the fifth time in their last seven games.
Drey Mingo and KK Houser led the Boilermakers with 16 points each and Taylor Manuel scored 12.
Purdue won the earlier meeting 67-62 in overtime on Jan. 27 in East Lansing.