Friday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Saturday, January 5, 2013
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike had 20 points and 11 rebounds, helping No. 4 Stanford get back on track with a 57-40 win over No. 20 Colorado on Friday night in the Cardinal's first game since losing the top spot in the poll.
The Cardinal (12-1, 0-1 Pac-12) never trailed as they rebounded from a 61-35 loss to Connecticut that not only snapped their nation-leading home winning streak, but ended their six-week run at No. 1.
Stanford's swarming defense prevented Colorado (11-1, 0-1) from getting into any sort of offensive flow, as the Buffs scored just 14 points in the first half — the team's fewest-ever at home. With Colorado's loss, UConn and Duke are now the only undefeated teams in Division I.
Stanford ran its conference winning streak to 79 straight.
Chucky Jeffery led Colorado with 17 points.
NO. 7 CALIFORNIA 55, UTAH 50
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Layshia Clerendon scored 18 points, Afure Jemerigbe had 13 and California won its Pac-12 opener.
Brittany Boyd added 11 points to help the Golden Bears (11-1, 1-0) get the program's 600th victory and gain momentum heading into Sunday's game at No. 20 Colorado.
Michelle Plouffe scored 16 points to lead Utah (9-3, 0-1), which trailed by 13 points with 6:10 remaining before pulling within three in the closing seconds. Taryn Wicijowski's jumper with 2 seconds left cut the Utes' deficit to 53-50, but Jemerigbe was fouled and sank both free throws to seal the win.
Iwalani Rodrigues and Wicijowski had 11 points apiece for Utah.
NO. 16 UCLA 89, OREGON 80
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Atonye Nyingifa scored 18 points, leading five players in double figures, to help UCLA beat Oregon.
Nirra Fields scored 14 points, and Thea Lemberger and Kari Korver had 11 points apiece. Markel Walker had 10 points, 11 rebounds and six assists for the Bruins (10-2).
UCLA led 50-32 at halftime and never looked back.
Ariel thomas scored 20 points and Jillian Alleyne had 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Ducks (2-11). Devyn Galland added 11 points, and Danielle Love had 10.
UCLA shot 45.8 percent from the field for the game, while Oregon shot 42 percent, and scored 32 points off the Ducks' 18 turnovers.