Sunday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Games played Feb. 16, 2014
Originally published February 16, 2014 at 8:22 p.m., updated February 16, 2014 at 10:07 p.m.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Bria Hartley scored 18 points and Breanna Stewart and Stefanie Dolson each had 15 to help No. 1 Connecticut remain unbeaten with a 63-38 rout of cold-shooting South Florida on Sunday.
The Huskies (26-0, 13-0 American Athletic Conference) also got 12 points, eight rebounds and eight assists from 5-foot-7 guard Moriah Jefferson while holding USF (13-11, 8-5) to 26 percent shooting.
Inga Orekhova made four 3-pointers and led USF with 13 points, but the Bulls leading scorer Courtney Williams was limited to seven points — matching a season low — on 3 of 18 shooting.
UConn won an earlier matchup between the teams by 28 three weeks ago, and the defending national champions had little difficulty extending their winning streak to 32 consecutive games despite playing without All-American forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, who is expected to be sidelined three to six weeks because of mononucleosis.
No. 4 LOUISVILLE 82, MEMPHIS 66
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Emmonnie Henderson scored a career-best 19 points, Shoni Schimmel added 18, and Louisville beat Memphis.
Henderson was 9 of 14 from the field, and Louisville (25-2, 13-1 American Athletic Conference) shot 54 percent overall.
Mooriah Rowser led Memphis (11-15, 4-10) with 20 points, and Pa'Sonna Hope added 18 and eight rebounds. Ariel Hearn scored 15 but the Tigers dropped their fifth straight.
No. 5 SOUTH CAROLINA 73, No. 19 LSU 57
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Tiffany Mitchell and Aleighsa Welch each scored 19 points to help South Carolina stay on top of the SEC with a win over LSU.
The victory was the first for South Carolina (23-2, 11-1 SEC) in Baton Rouge since Jan. 15, 1994. The Gamecocks had lost 12 of the 13 meetings at LSU. It also was the fifth conference road win for South Carolina matching the school record set last season.
The game was close until the Gamecocks went on a 13-2 run just prior to the half. They wouldn't trail the rest of the game.
Jeanne Kenney scored 15 points to lead LSU (18-7, 5-5).
No. 6 STANFORD 74, ARIZONA 48
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Bonnie Samuelson knocked down five 3-pointers on the way to 17 points all scored in the first half, and Stanford beat Arizona to move closer to a 14th straight conference regular-season crown.
Chiney Ogwumike scored 11 of her 15 points during a decisive run late in the first half that put the game away for the Cardinal (24-2, 12-2 Pac-12), who clinched a bye into the quarterfinals of next month's conference tournament in Seattle. They earned their 24th consecutive victory against the short-handed Wildcats.
LaBrittney Jones scored 11 points for Arizona (5-20, 1-13).
No. 7 BAYLOR 72, TEXAS 56
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Odyssey Sims scored 34 points, pushing Baylor to a win over Texas, the Lady Bears' eighth consecutive victory that keeps them firmly in first place in the Big 12.
Sims, the national scoring leader, shook off a poor shooting start, and Baylor (22-3, 12-1) held Texas to just one field goal over the first 11 minutes of the second half as the Lady Bears pulled away.
Baylor, which is chasing its fourth consecutive Big 12 title, forced 26 Texas turnovers, turning them into 33 points.
Nneka Enemkpali scored 10 for Texas (17-8, 8-5).
No. 18 KENTUCKY 75, No. 8 TENNESSEE 71
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jennifer O'Neill scored 24 points and sparked a comeback as Kentucky rallied for a 75-71 victory over Tennessee, earning the Wildcats' first win in Knoxville since 1985.
O'Neill had Kentucky's first six points during a 7-0 run that gave the Wildcats a 73-69 lead in the closing minutes.
Kentucky (19-6, 7-5 SEC) had lost to Tennessee (20-5, 9-3) in its last 16 trips to Knoxville since a 76-72 overtime victory on Jan. 23, 1985, at Stokely Athletics Center. Kentucky had never beaten Tennessee in Thompson-Boling Arena, the Lady Vols' home since 1987-88.
No. 17 NORTH CAROLINA 89, No. 10 N.C. STATE 82
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Diamond DeShields set a school freshman record with 38 points to help North Carolina beat North Carolina State.
Fellow rookie Allisha Gray scored 15 of her 18 points after halftime in her own big performance for the Tar Heels (20-6, 8-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who beat a top-10 opponent on the road for the second time this week. UNC earned its first win at No. 3 Duke in six years Monday, with DeShields scoring 30 in that one.
The 6-foot-1 daughter of ex-major league baseball player Delino DeShields was even better against the Wolfpack (22-4, 9-3), scoring 27 points after halftime.
She made 12 of 23 shots, 5 of 9 3-pointers and all nine of her free throws in her 36 minutes. She hit the go-ahead 3 with 8:25 left to start an 11-1 run that finally put the Tar Heels in control.
No. 11 PENN STATE 78, WISCONSIN 68
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Maggie Lucas, the top free throw shooter in the nation, shot Penn State into the lead from the line with less than 4 minutes to play, sparking the Nittany Lions on a 20-9 run to close out Wisconsin.
Now 148 for 153 from the line this season, Lucas was 8-for-8 in the game and fueled the closing run with four free throws and a field goal. She finished with 25 points to lead Penn State.
Ariel Edwards scored 16 points and pulled down nine rebounds for the Nittany Lions (20-5, 11-2 Big 10), with Tori Waldner and Dara Taylor adding 10 points each.
Michala Johnson scored 19 points to lead Wisconsin (10-15, 3-10), with Nicole Bauman and Taylor Wurtz adding 17 and 16 points, respectively.
No. 12 OKLAHOMA STATE 73, OKLAHOMA 57
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Liz Donohoe had 15 points and 11 rebounds to help Oklahoma State defeat Oklahoma.
Kendra Suttles scored 13 points and Tiffany Bias had 12 points, eight rebounds, six assists and four steals for the Cowgirls (20-4, 9-4 Big 12), who avenged an 81-74 loss in Norman on Feb. 1. Oklahoma State won the rebounding battle 48-31 and held the Sooners to 33 percent shooting. The Cowgirls, who had lost two of three, never trailed.
Aaryn Ellenberg, the Sooners' top scorer this season, left the game with 5:32 remaining after a hard screen from Suttles and did not return. Sharane Campbell, who scored a career-high 28 points in the previous meeting, finished with six for the Sooners (15-11, 6-7).
No. 13 WEST VIRGINIA 61, TCU 57
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Asya Busie scored 16 points, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked three shots as West Virginia held off Texas Christian.
With the Horned Frogs trailing by three points with 29 seconds remaining, Busie grabbed a clutch defensive rebound and, after drawing the foul, added a pair of free throws to make it 60-55. TCU's Donielle Breaux missed a 3-point attempt and the Mountaineers' Jess Harlee pulled down the defensive rebound and hit the second of two free throws to seal the victory.
Christal Caldwell added 14 points for West Virginia (22-3, 10-2 Big 12), but the Mountaineers struggled from the field, connecting on just 21 of 58 shots (36.2 percent),
Zahna Medley connected on 5 of 13 3-point attempts and led TCU (14-11, 5-8) with 23 points.
No. 14 TEXAS A&M 71, ALABAMA 46
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Karla Gilbert scored 15 points on 6-for-10 shooting to lead Texas A&M to a rout over Alabama.
Courtney Williams and Courtney Walker added 12 points apiece for the Aggies (20-6, 10-2 SEC), who shot 53 percent from the field to secure the program's ninth-straight 20-win season. Jordan Jones scored six points and dished out 10 assists.
Texas A&M took control early with a 17-3 run capped by a Curtyce Knox layup that made it 25-12 with 6:23 to go in the first period, and carried a 37-22 advantage into the break. The Aggies continued to pull away in the second half.
Alabama (11-14, 4-8) led briefly after a three-point play by Nikki Hegstetter that made it 9-8 early in the first half but then quickly fell behind.
No. 22 CALIFORNIA 74, No. 15 ARIZONA STATE 63
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Afure Jemerigbe scored a career-high 23 points, and Brittany Boyd added 21, eight rebounds and six assists to lead California past Arizona State.
Boyd made four of her last six free throws, and Cal (18-7, 10-4) closed the game on an 11-5 run to give the Bears sole possession of second place in the Pac-12.
Gennifer Brandon added 15 points and 14 rebounds, and Reshanda Gray had 11 points and 12 rebounds.
ASU closed the gap to 63-58 with 2:47 to play, but the Sun Devils didn't get any closer.
Katie Hempen had 12 points, Deja Mann added 11, and Adrianne Thomas scored 10 for Arizona State. Sophie Brunner had eight points and 10 rebounds.
MISSISSIPPI STATE 64, No. 16 VANDERBILT 62
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Martha Alwal's jumper with 3.3 seconds left gave her 23 points and Mississippi State upset Vanderbilt on Sunday.
Katia May drove to the basket and dished off to Alwal, who scored over Rayte'a Long. The Bulldogs then intercepted the inbounds pass to end it.
Breanna Richardson added 16 points for Mississippi State (17-9, 4-8 SEC).
Christina Foggie led the Commodores (17-8, 6-6) with 15 points, including a tying basket on Long's assist with 15 seconds left. Jasmine Lister and Mogan Batey had 13 points each with Batey grabbing 11 rebounds.
Vanderbilt shot 56 percent and outrebounded MSU 32-18 but couldn't overcome 26 turnovers.
No. 21 NEBRASKA 76, INDIANA 61
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Jordan Hooper scored 31 points to fuel a late charge for No. 21 Nebraska after veteran coach Connie Yori collapsed, and the Huskers rolled to a win over Indiana.
Hooper, who hit six 3's to set the Nebraska career record (270), tied the game midway through the second half when Yori fainted due to reported flu-like symptoms. She was tended to on court but walked off under her own power and went to the training room. She was later evaluated at a Lincoln hospital.
Nebraska (19-5, 9-3 Big Ten) closed the game with a 30-11 run, putting a clamp on the long-range shooting of the Hoosiers (17-8, 4-8). Indiana had 10 3's but none after taking a 50-46 lead at the 13:57 mark.
No. 23 PURDUE 74, IOWA 73
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Courtney Moses scored 25 points, including the game-winning free throws with seven seconds left as Purdue defeated Iowa.
Moses had the last seven points for the Boilermakers (18-7, 8-5 Big Ten). Her 3-pointer broke a 70-70 tie at the 1:57 mark. After Samantha Logic made two free throws and then the go-ahead bucket for the Hawkeyes (20-7, 8-5) at 38 seconds, Moses knocked down a jumper 8 seconds later.
Logic, who had her third triple-double of the year with 18 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, scored again at 19 seconds but her foul set up Moses' heroics.
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