Saturday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Games played Feb. 22, 2014
Saturday, February 22, 2014
HOUSTON (AP) — Bria Hartley and Stefanie Dolson scored 24 points apiece and No. 1 Connecticut beat Houston 92-41 on Saturday, extending the Huskies' winning streak to 34 games.
Dolson also had nine rebounds and Breanna Stewart added 16 points, seven boards and five assists as UConn (28-0, 15-0 American Athletic Confereence) cruised to the win in coach Geno Auriemma's 1,000th game at the school. Auriemma improved to 867-133 with the Huskies.
Hartley passed Tiffany Hayes for 10th place on UConn's career scoring list with a layup with 7:38 remaining. Hartley now has 1,802 points, putting her 63 behind Svetlana Abrosimova for ninth.
The Huskies shot 64 percent from the field, including 80 percent in the second half.
Te'onna Campbell had 15 points, and Jessieka Palmer added 12 points for the Cougars (5-22, 1-15), who have dropped 18 of their last 20 games and four straight.
No. 6 BAYLOR 69, TCU 46
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Odyssey Sims matched her season low with 17 points, and Baylor overcame a sluggish showing in a rare morning start for its 10th straight win.
The Lady Bears (24-3, 14-1 Big 12) stayed in sole possession of first place with three games left as they pursue a fourth straight conference regular-season title.
Sims awoke from a stretch that included two of her shots getting blocked early in the second half by grabbing a loose ball after one of her misses and circling under the basket for a bucket.
The nation's leading scorer, who was 7 of 22 from the field, then hit a 3-pointer to restore a 15-point lead.
The Horned Frogs (15-12, 6-9) went scoreless for nearly 9 minutes in the first half and shot 25 percent for the game.
No. 13 WEST VIRGINIA 61, KANSAS STATE 40
MANHATTAN, Kansas (AP) — Christal Caldwell scored 21 points as West Virginia won its seventh straight while holding an oppent to fewer than 62 points for the fifth time in six games.
After a mid-week drubbing of 12th-ranked Oklahoma State, the Mountaineers (24-3, 13-2 Big 12) coasted through a disjointed game at Kansas State (10-16, 4-11) that saw long scoreless stretches.
Caldwell led the Mountaineers for the sixth time this season, picking up for Bria Holmes, who scored just five points on 2-for-11 shooting.
Kansas State led for the first 5 minutes, then went more than 9 minutes between field goals. By then the Mountaineers were up 20 just ahead of halftime. Drought hit the cold-shooting Wildcats (27 percent) again after halftime, going 10 minutes between Ashlynn Knoll 3-pointers. Knoll led K-State with 13 points.
No. 25 GONZAGA 72, PORTLAND 61
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Haiden Palmer scored 12 points as Gonzaga clinched at least a share of its 10th straight West Coast Conference title.
Twelve different Bulldogs scored as they won the game with rebounding and defense. Gonzaga (24-4, 13-2) had a 42-26 rebounding advantage, including 21-2 on the offensive end, good for 27 more shots, and forced 19 turnovers.
Cassandra Brown came off the bench to lead Portland (14-13, 7-9) with 16 points, hitting all four of her 3-pointers. Jasmine Wooten added 13 with 7 assists but she had 7 turnovers.
It was a far cry from the first meeting, won by Gonzaga 56-24. The Bulldogs had a late surge to take a 31-21 lead at the half and quickly bumped it up to 16 but couldn't shake Portland. The Pilots shot 61 percent in the second half, 51 for the game.
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