Saturday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Games played Jan. 11, 2014
Saturday, January 11, 2014
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Bria Hartley scored 19 points and Kiah Stokes had 18 rebounds to lead top-ranked UConn to an 80-36 rout of Temple on Saturday.
Moriah Jefferson added 13 points and Breanna Stewart scored 12 for the Huskies (17-0, 5-0 American), who extended their winning streak to 23 games in a home game played 80 miles from campus in Bridgeport.
Erica Covile had 13 points and seven rebounds to lead Temple (8-7, 2-3), which has lost three of its last four games.
The Owls stayed with UConn early, trailing just 13-12 after a 3-pointer by Feyonda Fitzgerald. But UConn went on a 11-2 run from there and led 39-22 at halftime.
Jefferson had three steals in the first 3 minutes of the second half, and Hartley hit a 3-pointer that capped a 9-2 run to make it 47-24. A layup by Stokes capped a 17-0 run that gave UConn a 67-27 lead and turned the game into a rout.
No. 7 BAYLOR 80, TCU 46
WACO, Texas (AP) — Odyssey Sims scored 28 points and Baylor led throughout its victory over TCU that extended the Lady Bears' national-best home-court winning streak to 69 games.
After being recognized during pregame for breaking the school's career record for 3-pointers in the previous game, national scoring leader Sims made six more shots from long-range. She had two from beyond the arc when the Lady Bears (14-1, 4-0 Big 12) scored the game's first 14 points in just over 3 minutes.
Sims has never lost at home, but a big test comes Monday night when Baylor hosts top-ranked Connecticut (17-0).
TCU coach Jeff Mittie called his second timeout already after Sims' second 3-pointer, when the Horned Frogs (11-5, 2-2) had taken only two shots. They finally scored when Natalie Ventress made a short jumper 3 ½ minutes into the game.
No. 15 OKLAHOMA STATE 69, No. 11 IOWA STATE 62
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Tiffany Bias scored 22 points and Oklahoma State beat Iowa State, knocking the Cyclones from the ranks of the unbeaten.
Brittney Martin had 14 for the Cowgirls (14-1, 3-1 Big 12), who used a 12-0 run to take control of the first matchup between top-15 teams in Ames in 12 years.
Iowa State (14-1, 3-1) had pulled within 63-60 before Bias hit a floater in traffic and a pair of free throws with 14 seconds left.
Hallie Christofferson had 20 points to lead the Cyclones, who shot just 3 of 17 from 3-point range. Iowa State entered Saturday as the only school in the country with unbeaten men's and women's teams — but both lost in a span of seven hours.
OHIO STATE 70, No. 22 INDIANA 51
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Ameryst Alston tied a career-high with 29 points Saturday and Ohio State upset a cold-shooting Indiana, snapping a program-best 14-0 start to the season for the Hoosiers.
The Hoosiers (14-1, 1-1 Big 10 Conference) shot just 28.8 percent (17 of 59) compared with 53.4 percent (31 of 58) for the Buckeyes.
Raven Ferguson came off the bench to score a career-high 18 for Ohio State, and Martina Ellerbe added 10.
Ohio State (12-7, 2-1) led 39-29 at halftime, with the Buckeyes shooting 62.1 percent to 40.7 percent for the Hoosiers.
Indiana was scoreless for nearly four minutes in the second half and had made only six points at the 13:36 mark. They ripped an 11-0 run, including a Karlee McBride trey, but Ohio State replied with three quick buckets and the Hoosiers didn't make a basket for four more minutes.
Larryn Brooks led Indiana with 11 points.
GONZAGA 79, No. 24 SAN DIEGO 50
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga raced out to an initial lead of 16-2, scored 50 in the first half and pounded San Diego.
The loss was the second straight for the Toreros (15-2, 4-2 West Coast Conference), who began the week undefeated and nationally ranked for the first time in program history. San Diego lost at Portland on Wednesday.
Haiden Palmer scored 19 for the Zags (14-3, 4-1), who are nine-time defending WCC champs and who were ranked as high as 23rd earlier in the season.
Palmer and Keani Albanez each had four of GU's 12 steals as the Bulldogs forced 18 turnovers and held San Diego to less than 37 percent shooting, including 0-7 from 3-point range.
Malina Hood scored 13 for the Toreros. Sonja Greinacher added 14 for Gonzaga, Kiara Kudron 10.
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