Saturday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Games played Jan. 26, 2013
Sunday, January 27, 2013
WACO, Texas (AP) — Brittney Griner set the NCAA career record for blocked shots while also scoring 15 points, and top-ranked Baylor extended its home-court winning streak to 50 with an 82-65 victory over No. 20 Oklahoma on Saturday.
With eight blocks in the game before fouling out with just over 5 minutes left, the 6-foot-8 Griner has 665 career blocks, two more than Louella Tomlinson had for St. Mary's in California from 2007-11.
Odyssey Sims had 12 points and 10 assists for Baylor (18-1, 8-0 Big 12), which has won 36 consecutive Big 12 games since a loss to Oklahoma in the conference tournament three years ago.
Aaryn Ellenberg scored 33 points for the Sooners (15-4, 5-2). Joanna McFarland had 12 points and 16 rebounds.
No. 2 NOTRE DAME 89, PROVIDENCE 44
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Skylar Diggins scored 21 points, all in the first half when she was 9-of-9 shooting, and Notre Dame dominated Providence from the start, beating the Friars to win its 13th straight.
Diggins took a pass from Kayla McBride on the opening tip-off to score an easy layup 4 seconds in, becoming the fourth Irish player to ever score 2,000 career points. She then quickly got started on moving to her next milestone, hitting from inside, mid-range and behind the 3-point line as Providence (6-13, 1-5 Big East) could do nothing to slow her. The only mistake Diggins made in the first half was to miss a free throw as the Irish (18-1, 7-0) jumped to a 46-15 lead.
Tori Rule led the Friars with 12 points, all in the second half.
No. 3 CONNECTICUT 67, CINCINNATI 31
CINCINNATI (AP) — Stefanie Dolson scored 15 points in limited time, and Connecticut's tough, physical defense allowed only nine points in the first half, setting up a victory over Cincinnati.
UConn (18-1, 5-1 Big East) has won six in a row since a 73-72 loss to Notre Dame on Jan. 5. The Huskies were coming off a 30-point win over No. 4 Duke on Monday night, outscoring the Blue Devils 47-19 in the second half.
They put this one away in the first half, allowing a season-low nine points.
The Bearcats (8-11, 0-6) have lost six in a row overall. They've been held to 45 points or fewer in each of last four games. Alyesha Lovett led Cincinnati with nine points.
UConn is 8-0 all-time against Cincinnati. Coach Jamelle Elliott, a former UConn player and assistant to Geno Auriemma, fell to 0-4 against her former team.
NO. 12 OKLAHOMA STATE 65, KANSAS 52
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Toni Young had 15 points and 15 rebounds and Lindsey Keller added 14 points to lead No. 12 Oklahoma State to a victory against Kansas.
Tiffany Bias and Kendra Suttles had 12 points each for the Cowgirls (15-3, 4-3 Big 12), who have won 24 straight games in which they had four players score in double figures, including 13 this season.
Chelsea Gardner had 14 points and nine rebounds for the Jayhawks (12-6, 3-4).
No. 24 IOWA STATE 53, WEST VIRGINIA 49
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Hallie Christofferson scored 23 points and grabbed seven boards in Iowa State's win over West Virginia.
Nikki Moody and Chelsea Poppens added 10 apiece for the Cyclones, who snapped a two-game losing streak.
Iowa State (14-4, 5-3 Big 12), which trailed 37-25 35 seconds into the second half, shot just 39 percent (16 of 41) from the field, but nine of those shots came from 3-point range. The Cyclones rallied to tie the game 43-all with 6:24 left to play on Christofferson's trey.
Ayana Dunning scored West Virginia's next six points to make it 51-49 with a little over 2 minutes remaining, but the Mountaineers (11-8, 3-5) missed their next four shots and two free throws as Iowa State pulled away.
Dunning led West Virginia with 17 points, but the Mountaineers, who shot 41 percent (19 of 46) made just 5 of 10 free throws.