Wednesday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Games played Jan. 1, 2014
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Stefanie Dolson scored 25 points to lead top-ranked Connecticut to a 77-49 victory over Central Florida on Wednesday.
The 6-foot-5 senior made her first six shots and the Huskies (14-0, 1-0 AAC) hit 11 consecutive shots to turn a 7-3 deficit - their largest of the season - into a 33-18 lead on Bria Hartley's 3-pointer with 10 minutes remaining in the first half. Connecticut led 46-22 at halftime and by no fewer than 18 the rest of the way.
Breanna Stewart added 11 points in the Huskies' 19th straight win.
Briahanna Jackson scored eight of Central Florida's first 10 points, including a 3-pointer that gave the Knights their last lead at 10-7. She was held to two points the rest of the first half, but finished with 28. Zykira Lewis added 10 for Central Florida (8-5, 1-1).
NO. 7 LOUISVILLE 77, TEMPLE 68
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Asia Taylor scored 18 points and Shoni Schimmel had 15 to lead Louisville to the victory.
The Cardinals (14-1, 2-0 AAC) turned a close game into a rout by going on a 21-4 run spanning the half. Schimmel had 10 points and Taylor six during the burst that made it 40-21 with 18:02 left.
After trailing by double digits following that run, Temple (7-5, 1-1) got within 77-68 with 16 seconds left, but that's as close as the Owls could get.
Natasha Thames scored 24 points to match her career high while Monaye Merritt added 14 points for Temple.
It was the Cardinals' seventh straight win since losing to intrastate rival Kentucky in early December.
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