Wednesday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Thursday, January 3, 2013
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Brittney Griner had 24 points — including a dunk — and 12 rebounds to lead No. 2 Baylor to a 74-35 win over Big 12 newcomer TCU on Wednesday night in the conference opener for both teams.
Odyssey Sims scored 14 points and Brooklyn Pope added 12 for the Lady Bears (11-1, 1-0), who took control with a 20-0 run in the first half to win their eighth straight game.
Donielle Breaux and Natalie Ventress each scored seven to lead the Horned Frogs (7-5, 0-1).
TCU shot just 21 percent from the field before 7,394 fans, the largest crowd to see a TCU basketball game — men's or women's — in school history.
The Horned Frogs had a 7-5 lead nearly five minutes into the game before the Lady Bears rattled off 20 straight points, with all but six of them — including Griner's dunk with 13:51 to go in the half — coming off turnovers.
TEXAS TECH 64, NO. 13 OKLAHOMA ST. 59
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Chynna Brown scored 15 points, including a tie-breaking 3-pointer with 45 seconds to play, and Texas Tech beat Oklahoma State in the Big 12 opener for both schools.
Kelsi Baker had 14 points and six rebounds as the Lady Raiders (11-2, 1-0) stopped Oklahoma State's winning streak at 17 games. The streak, which extended to last season's WNIT title, had been the longest in the nation.
Monique Smalls, who scored 12 points, and Casey Morris made two free throws apiece down the stretch for Texas Tech, which has won four of the last five in the series.
Tiffany Bias scored 27 and Toni Young had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Cowgirls (11-1, 0-1).
NO. 14 PURDUE 67, ILLINOIS 66, OT
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Courtney Moses hit a jumper with 3 seconds left in overtime to give Purdue a victory over Illinois in the Big Ten Conference opener for both teams.
Alexis Smith's layup with 23 seconds to play had put Illinois ahead 66-65, but Moses, who scored 16 points, helped the Boilermakers (12-2, 1-0) steal the win. KK Houser led Purdue with 20 points but committed nine turnovers, while Sam Ostarello pulled down 12 rebounds and scored seven points.
Adrienne GodBold had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Karisma Penn and Ivory Crawford scored 15 apiece for the Illini (7-6, 0-1), who narrowly missed their second straight win over a ranked team. Illinois upset No. 6 Georgia 70-59 on Friday.
NO. 17 OKLAHOMA 71, WEST VIRGINIA 68
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Aaryn Ellenberg scored 19 points, leading five Oklahoma players in double figures, and the Sooners spoiled West Virginia's Big 12 debut.
Sharane Campbell had 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Joanna McFarland had 13 points and 13 rebounds for Oklahoma (11-2, 1-0). Nicole Griffin added 11 points and Morgan Hook scored 10 for the Sooners in their conference opener. Campbell's free throw with 5 seconds left made it 71-67.
Taylor Palmer made eight 3-pointers and led the Mountaineers (8-4, 0-1) with 30 points.
Oklahoma only made two 3-pointers but the Sooners hit 31 of 39 free throws, while West Virginia was 9 for 13 from the foul line.
NO. 21 KANSAS 72, KANSAS ST. 63
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Angel Goodrich had 17 points and nine assists to help Kansas open Big 12 play with a win over rival Kansas State.
Natalie Knight added 16 points and Carolyn Davis had 14 for the Jayhawks (10-2, 1-0). CeCe Harper and Monica Engelman each chipped in 10 points for Kanas. Engelman became the 25th player in Kansas history to score 1,000 points in a career.
Kansas State (9-4, 0-1) led 36-34 at halftime, but made only 23 of 63 (36.5 percent) from the field for the game. Kansas made 28 of 54 shots (51.9 percent).
Haley Texada led Kansas State with 21 points and Brittany Chambers had 15.
NO 25 NEBRASKA 70, WISCONSIN 52
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lindsey Moore scored 26 points, including five 3-pointers, and Jordan Hooper added 14 points to lead Nebraska to a victory against Wisconsin.
Emily Cady had 13 points and 14 rebounds for the Cornhuskers (11-3, 1-0 Big Ten).
Cassie Rochel had 15 points and 10 rebounds and Jacki Gulczynski scored 13 for Wisconsin (8-6, 0-1). Gulczynski's 3-pointer got Wisconsin within 46-42 in the second half, but Moore and Hooper hit baskets from behind the arc to key a 14-4 run.
Moore's jumper made it 60-44 with 5:50 remaining.
Nebraska shot 12 of 27 (44.4 percent) from 3-point range.