Saturday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Games played Feb. 1, 2014
Originally published February 1, 2014 at 8:35 p.m., updated February 1, 2014 at 10:31 p.m.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Bria Hartley and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis each scored 17 points to help No. 1 Connecticut rout Cincinnati 86-29 on Saturday.
Hartley added a career-high six steals for the Huskies (23-0, 10 American Athletic Conference), who jumped out to a 41-11 halftime lead and never looked back.
Cincinnati, missing leading scorer Dayeesha Hollins for the remainder of the season due to a knee injury, took a 5-3 lead two minutes into the game before Connecticut took over for good. The Bearcats pulled within three before the Huskies went on a 22-0 run to break the game open.
UConn held Cincinnati (9-12, 2-8) scoreless for 11 minutes and 22 seconds in which the Bearcats missed 11 shots and turned the ball over nine times.
The win was the Huskies' 10th straight over Cincinnati and extended their current win streak to 29 games. Cincinnati has now lost two straight.
No. 9 BAYLOR 87, TEXAS 73
WACO, Texas (AP) — Odyssey Sims scored 44 points, freshman Nina Davis had a double-double and Baylor beat Texas.
Sims had another rough shooting night but made up for it with seven rebounds and seven assists to help the Lady Bears (18-3, 8-1 Big 12) hold on after she put them ahead for good on the first basket of the second half.
Baylor, which has had the nation's longest home and conference winning streak snapped this season, extended its conference home winning streak to 32 games. The last loss was to the Longhorns on March 7, 2010.
Nneka Enemkpali had 19 points and 15 rebounds to lead Texas (14-7, 5-4). Four of the Longhorns' losses have been to ranked teams.
Sims, the nation's second-leading scorer who had 33 percent over the previous three games, was 12 of 34 from the field in her fourth 40-point game of the season.
OKLAHOMA 81, No. 11 OKLAHOMA STATE 74
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Sharane Campbell scored a career-high 28 points as Oklahoma pounded 11th-ranked Oklahoma State in front of a raucous home crowd at the annual Bedlam Series game.
Nicole Griffin added 14 points with 10 rebounds and six blocked shots as the Sooners (14-8, 5-4 Big 12) handed Oklahoma State (18-3, 7-3) its first road loss in conference this season. The Cowgirls, harried into 17 turnovers with eight Sooner steals and 7 blocked shots, haven't won at Norman since Feb. 7, 1998.
Tiffany Bias led the Cowgirls with 18 points. Liz Donohoe (11 points) was scoreless after halftime.
The Sooners trailed 37-34 at halftime, and surged into the lead for good, 42-40, on a Morgan Hook jumper with 16:18 to play. Griffin scored six of her points and had three blocks in the first 4 minutes after halftime.
Aaryn Ellenberg (10 points) is Oklahoma's third all-time scorer with 2,149 points.
No. 20 WEST VIRGINIA 66, TCU 62
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Asya Bussie scored 19 points and pulled down a career-high 15 rebounds as West Virginia overcame a sloppy offensive performance to beat TCU.
TCU (12-9, 3-6 Big 12) led 56-42 after Donielle Breaux's layup with 7:50 remaining. West Virginia then rattled off a 16-4 run, capped by the second of back-to-back 3-pointers by Taylor Palmer, pulling ahead 62-56 with 2:34 left.
Zahna Medley, who paced TCU with 29 points, single-handedly outscored WVU (19-3, 8-2) 6-1 over a 59-second span to pull the Horned Frogs within a point, 63-62. Palmer, however, made 3 of 4 free throws in the final 32 seconds to hold off TCU.
West Virginia shot just 35 percent from the field and 29 percent from 3-point range but out-rebounded TCU 52-26, including a 21-6 advantage on the offensive glass.
Palmer finished with 14 points and Averee Fields added 11 and nine rebounds.
No. 22 GONZAGA 101, SAN FRANCISCO 66
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Lindsay Sherbert scored 18 of her career-high 23 points in the second half and No. 22 Gonzaga used a huge final 20 minutes to beat San Francisco.
Sunny Greinacher added 17 points for Gonzaga (20-3, 10-1 WCC), which has won 11 straight to reach 20 wins for the eight-straight year. Shaniqua Nilles scored a career-high 11 points and Kiara Kudron added 10, joining Sherbert to give the Bulldogs a 56-12 advantage in bench points.
No team had scores more than 50 at McCarthey Athletic Center this year but the Dons (8-14, 3-8) almost reached that by halftime, when they trailed 50-46. Gonzaga had won the first meeting 68-40.
San Francisco shot 70.8 percent in the first half but, was just 4 of 17 in the second. The Dons had 13 of their 23 turnovers in the second half and was out-rebounded 37-17, including 18-4 on the offensive end.
No. 23 IOWA STATE 84, KANSAS STATE 65
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Nikki Moody scored 20 points, had eight rebounds and seven assists to lead Iowa State to a win over Kansas State.
Hallie Christofferson scored Iowa State's first seven points, Nicole Blaskowsky made four 3-pointers and Moody hit three treys to give the Cyclones a 45-19 lead at halftime.
Moody was 5 of 6 from the floor and has five or more assists in 15 games. Christofferson scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Blaskowsky scored 13 points, and Jadda Buckley added 14 points with six assists and three steals.
Iowa State (16-5, 5-5 Big 12) bounced back after having lost to No. 20 West Virginia 67-56 on Wednesday night.
Ashia Woods tied a career-high with three 3-pointers, scored 25 points and had four steals to lead Kansas State (9-12, 3-7). Leticia Romero added 11 points and four assists for the Wildcats.
No. 25 MIDDLE TENNESSEE 67, TULSA 57
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Ebony Rowe scored 18 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as No. 25 Middle Tennessee held off a determined Tulsa squad, pushing its winning streak to 17 games.
The Blue Raiders (18-3, 7-0 Conference USA), ranked in the national polls for the first time since Nov. 16, 2009, had a battle with the Golden Hurricanes (10-8, 4-3), who held Middle Tennessee to just nine field goal attempts in the first 12 minutes of the second half.
Rowe scored 10 points after halftime to notch her 70th career double-double, 17th this season. KeKe Stewart added 12 points and China Dow 10.
Tulsa's Kelsee Grovey scored a career-high 23 points, 16 after halftime as the Golden Hurricanes held Middle Tennessee, which launched 37 shots in the first half, to just 19 in the second. The 10-point victory is Middle Tennessee's closest margin in C-USA play since beating UAB by seven.
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