Saturday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Games played Jan. 5, 2013
Sunday, January 6, 2013
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Kayla McBride scored 21 points and Skylar Diggins added 19 to help No. 5 Notre Dame upset top-ranked Connecticut 73-72 on Saturday in the Big East conference opener for both teams.
Trailing 73-72 with 6 seconds left, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis missed a 3-pointer from the corner and the Irish (12-1, 1-0) got the ensuing rebound and ran out the clock as Diggins threw the ball into the air at the final buzzer.
The Irish have had the Huskies' number the past few years, winning five of the past six meetings, including two in the Final Four the past two seasons.
Mosqueda-Lewis and Stefanie Dolson each scored 17 points to lead UConn (12-1, 0-1).
The rivalry, which UConn leads 29-9, has grown into one of the biggest in women's college basketball.
DEPAUL 86, NO. 11 LOUISVILLE 80
CHICAGO (AP) — Anna Martin scored 22 points and DePaul held on to beat Louisville.
Brittany Hrynko had 21 points and seven assists for the Blue Demons (12-3), who have won six in a row.
Louisville (12-3), which had won its previous three games, trailed 80-70 before Shoni Schimmel hit two 3-pointers. Monique Reid's layup drew the Cardinals within 80-78, but they came no closer. Martin made a layup and Hrynko hit four free throws for DePaul.
Jasmine Penny had 15 points on 6-of-6 shooting and Katherine Harry grabbed 13 rebounds for the Blue Demons.
Reid led the Cardinals with 25 points. Schimmel scored 19, Antonita Slaughter scored 14 points and Bria Smith had 11 points and nine rebounds for Louisville.
NO. 14 PURDUE 69, NO. 25 NEBRASKA 66, OT
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Sam Ostarello had 17 points and a career-high 19 rebounds to help Purdue hold off Nebraska in overtime.
The Boilermakers never trailed in the extra period, but Ostarello's basket with 43 seconds left gave them a 68-66 lead.
Courtney Moses and Drey Mingo also scored 17 points for Purdue (13-2, 2-0 Big Ten) in another close one between the schools. All three games between them have gone to overtime.
Purdue beat Illinois 67-66 in overtime Wednesday in its Big 10 opener.
Lindsey Moore led all scorers with 22 points for the Huskers (11-4, 1-1). Moore also had eight assists and Jordan Hooper had 15 points and 14 rebounds for Nebraska, which had won its last five.
NO. 17 OKLAHOMA 78, TEXAS 70
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Sharane Campbell scored 24 points to lead Oklahoma past Texas.
Campbell made all three of her 3-point attempts, as did Morgan Hook, who finished with 17 points for the Sooners (12-2, 2-0 Big 12). Hook also had six rebounds.
Aaryn Ellenberg scored 18 points for Oklahoma, which led by double digits for most of the second half after edging West Virginia at home on Wednesday, 71-68.
Oklahoma was 11 for 17 (65 percent) from 3-point range — 9 of 11 in the second half — and 51 percent overall from the field.
Empress Davenport and Chassidy Fussell scored 14 points apiece for the Longhorns (7-6, 0-2), who have dropped four in a row. Nneka Enemkpali had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Imani McGee-Stafford had 12 points and nine rebounds.
The Longhorns held a 48-25 rebounding advantage but shot 40 percent.
NO. 21 KANSAS 60, WEST VIRGINIA 59
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Carolyn Davis hit a go-ahead layup with 42 seconds remaining and Kansas beat West Virginia.
The Mountaineers' Averee Fields tied the score at 56-all with 57 seconds left on two free throws. Davis hit her layup on the ensuing possession, then teammate Natalie Knight hit a pair of free throws with 5 seconds left for a 60-56 lead. Taylor Palmer made a 3-pointer for West Virginia (8-5, 0-2 Big 12) with 1 second left, but the Mountaineers still fell short.
Angel Goodrich led the Jayhawks (11-2, 2-0) with 16 points and also had a team-best six of Kansas' 13 steals. Davis contributed 14 points.
Palmer's 3-pointer put West Virginia up 17-4 about 7 minutes into the game, but the Mountaineers led just 31-30 at halftime. Neither team led by more than five after intermission.
Palmer led West Virginia with 24 points.