Friday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Friday, November 15, 2013
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 26 points, and top-ranked Connecticut showed its depth and quickness against No. 8 Maryland in a 72-55 victory on Friday night.
The short-handed Huskies (3-0) used a 13-2 run early in the second half to take a 56-45 lead, and Maryland (2-1) never get closer than nine points.
It was Connecticut's second win over a Top 10 team in a five-day span. The Huskies breezed past No. 3 Stanford by 19 points on Monday.
Alyssa Thomas had 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Terrapins, who lost to UConn twice last season — on the road and in the NCAA tournament.
In this one, Connecticut was without two of its best players, preseason All-American Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (elbow) and sophomore forward Monica Tuck (knee surgery).
No. 3 STANFORD 86, CAL POLY 51
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike scored a career-high 36 points, Mikaela Ruef grabbed a career-best 14 rebounds, and No. 3 Stanford pulled Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer closer to the 900-win club.
Amber Orrange added six points and four assists and Ogwumike also had 11 rebounds and three assists as the Cardinal bounced back from a 76-57 loss at top-ranked and defending champion Connecticut on Monday to win their home opener at Maples Pavilion.
VanDerveer, in her 28th season at Stanford and 35th coaching overall, moved within four victories of becoming the fifth women's basketball coach to reach 900 wins.
Cal Poly (2-1) overcame a slow start to shoot 66.7 percent in the first half — 18 for 27 — and 57.1 percent for the game.
GEORGE WASHINGTON 75, No. 10 CALIFORNIA 72
WASHINGTON (AP) — Megan Nipe scored a career-high 31 points and Danni Jackson made a 3-pointer with 3:11 left to put George Washington ahead to stay.
Reshanda Gray scored a career-high 24 points and Brittany Boyd added 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Golden Bears (1-2), who were coming off a 70-58 home loss to No. 2 Duke.
Boyd and Afure Jemerigbe missed three-point attempts in the final seconds.
George Washington (2-0) beat a Top 25 team for the first time since a win against the then-No. 10 Golden Bears 55-53 in the NCAA tournament in March 2008.
The Golden Bears had two chances to take the lead or tie it early in the final minute, but Courtney Range was twice called for offensive fouls going to the basket.
No. 15 NEBRASKA 75, UTAH 69
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rachel Theriot scored a career-high 28 points to lead Nebraska past Utah.
Jordan Hooper added 13 points and 12 rebounds, while Emily Cady scored 13 points as well for the Cornhuskers (3-0), who held off a late Utah rally by going 10 of 10 at the free throw line in the closing minutes. Nineteen of Theriot's points came in the second half.
Michelle Plouffe scored 27 points and hauled in 12 rebounds for Utah (1-1), which led 41-36 at the break.
Nebraska stormed back, opening the second half with a 9-0 run and hitting 6 of 11 from 3-point range. The Huskers shot 85.7 percent free throws, with Theriot setting a career-best 8 of 8 from the line.
No. 17 COLORADO 83, ALCORN STATE 33
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Lauren Huggins scored 16 points, including five 3-pointers, to help Colorado roll past Alcorn State.
The Buffaloes (2-0), who shot 45.3 percent from the field, held Alcorn State to just six points in the first 10 minutes of play, coasting out to a 42-14 advantage at the break.
Colorado also hit eight 3-pointers and combined for 19 assists and 12 steals. Huggins' only field-goal attempts came from beyond the arc as she finished 5 of 10 and added a free throw.
Jasmine Sborov scored 10 points with 4-for-4 free throw shooting, and Jen Reese and Lexy Kresl each had nine points for the Buffaloes.
Tierro Frost had 12 points and eight rebounds for the Braves (1-2), who were held to just 10-of-50 shooting, including 1 for 15 on 3s.
No. 23 DAYTON 94, AKRON 80
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Cassie Sant scored a career-high 24 points on 10-of-11 shooting and Dayton beat Akron for its 14th straight home victory.
Amber Deane added 23 points for Dayton (2-1) and Ally Malott had 16 points and 10 assists.
Hanna Luburgh had 37 points for Akron (2-1). She was 13 of 21 from the field and made 8 of 9 free throws. Rachel Tecca added 25 points.
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