Friday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules

Games played Nov. 29, 2013

ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (AP) — Tricia Liston scored 15 of her 20 points in the first half and added 11 rebounds to lead No. 2 Duke to a 97-64 win over Central Michigan at the Paradise Jam on Friday.

Elizabeth Williams and Alexis Jones added 14 points each for the Blue Devils (7-0).

Duke trailed 24-21 midway through the first half before scoring 18 of the next 20 points to take a 39-26 lead with 5:37 left. The Blue Devils led 49-30 at the half and cruised through the final 20 minutes against the Chippewas (1-4), who were playing the highest ranked opponent in team history.

Niki DiGuilio scored 17 points to lead Central Michigan.

NO. 3 TENNESSEE 87, SMU 47

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Ariel Massengale scored 11 of her 16 points in the first half to help No. 3 Tennessee rout SMU to win the Junkanoo Jam.

The Lady Vols (7-0) scored 21 of the first 26 points to take an early lead. SMU (7-1) rallied to 23-15 before Tennessee led 39-27 at the half.

Isabelle Harrison, who only played six minutes in the first half because of foul trouble, scored three quick baskets after break to help blow the game open.

Keena Mays scored 12 to lead the Mustangs.

NO. 8 MARYLAND 100, TEXAS SOUTHERN 59

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico (AP) — Alyssa Thomas had 23 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 8 Maryland to the rout of Texas Southern in the San Juan Shootout.

Freshman Shatori Walker-Kimbrough added a season-high 17 points for the Terrapins (6-1), who will play Ohio on Saturday. She hit seven of her nine shots, including three 3-pointers. Brene Moseley added nine points and nine assists.

Maryland led just 13-10 with 12:30 left in the first half before going on a 15-4 run over the next 3 minutes to take command. Walker-Kimbrough got hot from outside to fuel the spurt.

Jazzmin Parker scored 23 points to lead the Lady Tigers (3-3). She was the only double-digit scorer for the team.

ARIZONA STATE 94, NO. 11 NORTH CAROLINA 81

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Adrianne Thomas scored 23 points and Arizona State outscored No. 11 North Carolina 17-4 in overtime to pull off the upset.

North Carolina's Diamond DeShields made a bucket to start overtime but Arizona State responded with a 9-0 run. After North Carolina's second basket, 2 minutes later, Deja Mann's hit a 3-pointer to start the final 8-0 run.

In regulation, North Carolina was ahead 72-67 with 1:01 left, but the Tar Heels missed 3 of 4 free throws in the final 15 seconds. That gave the Sun Devils a shot with 9 seconds remaining. Mann missed a 3-pointer, but Thomas got the rebound and made the shot as time expired.

Thomas led four Arizona State (5-1) players in double figures. Mann had 17, Joy Burke 13 and Sophie Brunner, Katie Hempen added 10 apiece.

North Carolina (5-2) got 28 points from DeShields and Stephanie Mavunga added 17.

TEXAS 69, No. 12 TEXAS A&M 58

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Nneka Enemkpali had 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead Texas to a 69-58 upset victory over No. 12 Texas A&M at the Paradise Jam Classic on Friday night.

Brady Sanders made a 3-pointer with 8:32 to play for a 49-38 lead and the Longhorns (4-2) held their double-digit lead from there. Texas won for the fourth time in the last 17 games against the Aggies.

Enemkpali shot 7 of 8 from the field and 6 of 8 from the free throw line. Sanders was 3 of 6 from 3-point range and finished with 13 points.

No. 12 Texas A&M (4-1) closed an early deficit to within 25-21 with 2:50 left in the first half. The Longhorns answered with an 8-0 run to lead at the break 33-21.

The Aggies struggled from the field, shooting only 19 of 60 for 31.7 percent. Courtney Walker led Texas A&M with 15 points.

No. 13 PENN STATE 61, OREGON STATE 56

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Maggie Lucas scored 17 points, including a key 3-pointer with 2:13 left, to help No. 13 Penn State beat Oregon State in the Junkanoo Jam.

Dara Taylor added 10 points, six assists and three steals for the Lady Lions (4-1), whose lone loss this season came to top-ranked UConn.

Jamie Weisner scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Beavers (4-1), and Samantha Seiger added 14 points.

Jamie Weisner had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Beavers and Samantha Seiger added 14 points.

NO. 14 COLORADO 94, SOUTH ALABAMA 61

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Jen Reese and Jamee Swan each scored 16 points as No. 14 Colorado beat winless South Alabama in the opening round of the Omni Hotels Classic.

South Alabama (0-5) was thoroughly outplayed by the Buffaloes who have now scored 80-plus points in their last for games. The Buffaloes (5-0) opened up a 53-27 halftime lead.

Rachel Cumbo scored 19 points and Jennifer Johnson had 18 for the Jaguars.

No. 15 LSU 69, RUTGERS 65

NEW YORK (AP) — Freshman Raigyne Moncrief scored a season-high 27 points and Theresa Plaisance added 16 and No. 15 LSU held off Rutgers in the Women's Invitational at Barclays Center.

LSU (5-1) was missing DaShawn Harden and Danielle Ballard, who were suspended for a game after being ejected for fighting in a game against Louisiana Tech last week.

LSU led by four at the half and increased the advantage to 48-41 before Rutgers (4-2) rallied to within 50-49.

The Lady Tigers bumped the lead back up to eight before the Scarlet Knights rallied to 68-65 with 21 seconds left. Betnijah Laney missed a 3-pointer with 5.5 seconds left and LSU held on.

Kahleah Copper scored 16 points and Briyona Canty added 13 to lead Rutgers.

NO. 20 CALIFORNIA 84, WAKE FOREST 61

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Justine Hartman scored 16 points and Afure Jemerigbe added 15 with six rebounds as No. 20 California beat Wake Forest.

For the Golden Bears (4-2), six players scored in double figures as Brittany Boyd had 13 points with six assists, Reshanda Gray scored 12 points, and Courtney Range and Hind Ben Abdelkader each contributed 10.

The Demon Deacons (4-3) were paced by Dearica Hamby with 27 points and 10 boards. Chelsea Douglas had 16 points for Wake Forest.

No. 22 GEORGIA 80, GEORGE WASHINGTON 60

ATLANTA (AP) — Reserve Tiaria Griffin scored a game-high 19 points and No. 22 Georgia overwhelmed George Washington.

Griffin shot 50 percent from the field and behind the arc (4 of 8) in the opening round of Georgia State University's Thanksgiving Invitational. Erica Ford finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Lady Bulldogs (7-0).

Georgia jumped out to a 17-point lead by the end of the first half, but only outscored the Colonels by three points in the second.

Megan Nipe was averaging 19.5 points per game this season, but shot just 2 of 8 from the field and was held to seven points for the Colonials (3-2), whose only loss came against No. 8 Maryland.

NO. 23 IOWA STATE 88, EASTERN WASHINGTON 60

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hallie Christofferson and Seanna Johnson scored 20 points each as No. 23 Iowa State easily defeated Eastern Washington in the South Point Shoot Out.

This was the 19th career 20-point game for Christofferson, who also had six rebounds. It was also her 63rd game in double figures.

Iowa State (5-0) had no trouble with Eastern Washington (0-4) as the Eagles never led while the Cyclones led by as many as 35 with 9:38 remaining in the second period.

Lexie Nelson led Eastern Washington with 18 points. Melissa Williams added 10.

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