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Saturday's Top 25 Women's College Basketball Capsules

Saturday's Top 25 Women's College Basketball Capsules

November 28th, 2010 in News

STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Maya Moore scored 24 of her 29 points in the first half and top-ranked Connecticut routed Lehigh 81-38 to win its 83rd consecutive game.

The Huskies (5-0), who have not lost since the 2008 national semifinals, need just five more wins to tie the UCLA men for the longest streak in NCAA Division I history.

Moore made 12 of her 21 shots, pulled down five rebounds and had four assists Saturday.

Tiffany Hayes added 14 points and nine rebounds for UConn. Freshmen Bria Hartley and Samarie Walker each had 11 points. Walker, who was 5-of-7 from the floor, added seven rebounds.

Aly Byorick had eight points to lead Lehigh (1-5).

No. 12 Georgetown 69, No. 4 Tennessee 58

ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (AP) - Sugar Rodgers scored 28 points to lead Georgetown in the Paradise Jam.

Monica McNutt added 13 for the Hoyas (5-1), who opened the game on an 11-4 run and never trailed. Rodgers and McNutt combined for nine 3-pointers for Georgetown, which won the tournament's Reef Division.

Glory Johnson scored 13 points, while Meighan Simmons added 11 to lead the Lady Vols (6-1).

McNutt's third 3-pointer opened a 26-15 lead for the Hoyas. Tennessee had 29 turnovers.

No. 5 Xavier 72, Delaware State 41

CINCINNATI (AP) - Amber Harris scored 23 points in only 24 minutes, and Xavier got its second lopsided win in two days.

Xavier (5-0) won for the third time in five days. The Musketeers were coming off a 99-37 win over Troy on Friday afternoon, their most lopsided victory in 28 years.

The Musketeers played both games without top 3-point shooter Katie Rutan, resting a sore left ankle. She's expected back next week.

Xavier's front-line duo dominated again. Center Ta'Shia Phillips had a career-high 29 points and 18 rebounds against Troy. Harris led the way against Delaware State (1-3), scoring 19 points in the first half. Tyeasha Moss had nine points and seven assists.

No. 6 Duke 61, Charlotte 55

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Jasmine Thomas scored 19 points, Krystal Thomas added 10 points, 14 rebounds and eight blocks, and Duke overcame a miserable shooting performance and poor start.

Karima Christmas added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Blue Devils (6-0), who trailed by 15 points in the first half and 38-30 with 17:12 left before an 18-2 run to take the lead for good.

Duke, which shot better than 50 percent in its previous three games, connected on just 30 percent from the field and missed 11 of 14 3-point attempts in its biggest test to stay unbeaten.

After Jai Forney banked in a 3-pointer to get Charlotte within 56-55, Krystal Thomas scored a transition layup with 1:18 left. Jasmine Thomas' steal on the next possession led to Chelsea Gray's free throw with 28 seconds remaining.

Kendria Holmes scored 15 points for Charlotte (3-2).

No. 8 Texas A&M 67, Michigan 49

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) - Danielle Adams scored 17 points and Adaora Elonu added 14 to lead Texas A&M at the Cancun Thanksgiving Classic.

Texas A&M held a four-point lead early before going on a 9-1 run. Michigan trailed by 14 at the half.

The Aggies (5-0) scored eight of the first 10 points in the second half to put the game away. They extended their lead to 61-33 before Michigan closed the game on a 16-6 spurt.

Kate Thompson scored 12 points to lead Michigan (3-3).

No. 9 Kentucky 79, Southern Miss 60

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Sophomore guard A'dia Mathies led a balanced scoring effort, and Kentucky pulled away in the second half of the championship game of the Lady Eagle Thanksgiving Classic.

Leading 33-28 at halftime, the Wildcats (5-0) went on a 19-2 run to open the second half.

Mathies, who was named the Classic's Most Valuable Player, scored 14 points, while coming up with six steals, three assists and four rebounds.

Mathies had scored a season-high 21 points and grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds Friday night in the Wildcats' opening-round 91-59 victory over Murray State.

Rachel Vigers scored 21 points to lead Southern Miss (3-2).

No. 10 West Virginia 64, No. 19 Iowa State 53

ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (AP) - Liz Repella scored 15 points to lead West Virginia at the Paradise Jam.

Madina Ali added 13 points and nine rebounds for the Lady Mountaineers (6-0), who won the tournament's Island Division.

Kelsey Bolte scored 13 points to lead the Cyclones (4-1), who also got 10 points from Chelsea Poppens before she fouled out.

Freshman guard Taylor Palmer made three of West Virginia's seven 3-pointers in the first half as the Mountaineers opened a 36-26 lead and never trailed.

One night after hitting 14 3-pointers against TCU, Iowa State was held to only two against West Virginia.

No. 11 Oklahoma 84, Gardner-Webb 75

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Danielle Robinson scored 18 points and Oklahoma shrugged off some first-half shooting woes.

The Sooners (5-0) shot 32 percent in the first half but 57 percent in the second to win their second game of the Basketball Travelers Invitational.

Joanna McFarland had 14 points and a game-high seven rebounds for Oklahoma. Freshman Arryn Ellenberg scored 15.

The Sooners outrebounded Gardner-Webb 41-32 and still led by nine points at halftime despite their poor shooting.

Dominique Hudson led all scorers with 25 points for Gardner-Webb (2-3). Twin sister Monique Hudson added 10 points and Brianna Dillard scored a career-high 19.

No. 14 North Carolina 87, Illinois 58

HONOLULU (AP) - Italee Lucas scored 25 points, Waltiea Rolle had 13 points and 12 rebounds, and North Carolina dominated inside at the Rainbow Wahine Showdown.

Jessica Breland added 14 points for North Carolina, which held advantages in rebounds (51-40), points in the paint (46-22) and blocks (9-0).

Lucas finished 9-of-15 from the field, including 4-of-7 from 3-point range for North Carolina (6-0). Rolle came off the bench and had 11 points and 12 rebounds by halftime.

The game was close early before the Tar Heels went on a 16-0 run.

Alex Burke scored 18 points for Illinois (3-3), which was within 65-60 with 8:20 remaining before the Tar Heels pulled away.

No. 15 Florida State 65, Arizona State 55

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) - Cierra Bravard and Natasha Howard scored 21 points each to lead Florida State at the Junkanoo Jam.

With the game tied at 55, Florida State (6-0) scored the final 10 points over the last 2:08.

Janae Fulcher scored 13 points, and Dymond Simon added 12 points and four steals but was 4-for-16 from the field for Arizona State (3-2).

Fulcher's jumper with 15:28 remaining put the Sun Devils up 35-28. The Seminoles rallied behind Howard, who hit a 3-pointer with 3:15 left to tie the game at 52. She then put the Seminoles up 54-52 before Fulcher countered with a three-point play to give the Sun Devils a 55-54 lead with 2:24 left.

The first of two free throws by Christian Hunnicutt tied the game at 55-55, then Bravard's rebound and layup off Hunnicutt's second attempt put Florida State up for good.

No. 17 Georgia 76, Loyola Marymount 44

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Porsha Phillips and Khaalidah Miller each scored 15 points, and Georgia used a balanced offense to win the championship game of the Westside Thanksgiving Classic on Saturday.

Anne Marie Armstrong and Jasmine Hassell both scored 10 points for Georgia (5-1), which wrapped up a three-game West Coast trip with a 2-1 record.

Armstrong had a 3-pointer and layup on consecutive possessions as Georgia went up 20-6 with 11:31 left in the first half.

Alex Cowling finished with 13 points and Candice Nichols had 12 points on three 3-pointers for host LMU (3-3), which lost for the first time at home this season.

No. 18 Notre Dame 92, Wake Forest 69

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Natalie Novosel scored a career-high 23 points and Notre Dame handed Wake Forest its first loss of the season at the WBCA Classic.

Novosel scored 15 of her points in the first half, when she was 8 for 8 from the free-throw line. Four other players scored in double figures for the Irish (4-2). Erica Solomon had 14 points, Devereaux Peters added 12, and Natalie Achonwa and Skylar Diggins scored 11 each.

Lindsy Wright led Wake Forest (4-1) with 14 points while Secily Ray added 13.

After breaking out to a 45-28 halftime edge, the Irish quickly established a 26-point lead in the second half and coasted from there. Their largest lead was 77-45 midway through the half.

Irish senior point guard Brittany Mallory returned to the lineup after missing two games due to injury and added three points.

Virginia 59, No. 21 TCU 55

ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (AP) - Chelsea Shine scored 20 points as Virginia upset TCU at the Paradise Jam.

Lexie Gerson and Paulisha Kellum added 10 points each for the Cavaliers (4-3), who rallied to take a 55-53 lead with 38.7 seconds left. Micah Garoutte had a chance to get the Frogs within one with 12 seconds left, but the senior's lay-up rolled out. She made one of two free throws, and Virginia added two more foul shots down the stretch to secure the victory.

Emily Carter scored 14 points to lead TCU (3-3). Starr Crawford added 13 points, and Helena Sverrisdottir had 10 points and nine rebounds.

No. 23 Maryland 82, Massachusetts 50

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Freshman Alyssa Thomas scored 15 points for Maryland at the Pirate Invitational.

Tianna Hawkins added 14 points for the Terrapins (5-1), who shot 54 percent, turned 20 UMass turnovers into 30 points and dominated the glass in winning their fourth straight.

Megan Zullo, a Greenville native and North Carolina State transfer, scored 14 points to lead UMass (0-5). The Minutewomen shot just 33 percent and finished with just two points in the paint.

Diandra Tchatchouang and Lynetta Kizer scored 11 points apiece for Maryland, which had a 47-25 rebounding advantage and led 39-19 at halftime.

The Terrapins won both of their games in East Carolina's holiday invitational by an average of 24 points.

No. 25 Michigan State 76, Richmond 52

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Kalisha Keane scored 26 points and Michigan State used some suffocating second-half defense in the University of Central Florida Thanksgiving Classic.

Brittney Thomas added nine points and Courtney Schiffauer had eight for the Spartans, who improved to 4-1 after outscoring the Spiders 37-21 in the second half.

Brittani Shells led Richmond (4-3) with 16 points. The Spiders played even with the Spartans for the first 16 minutes of the game, but couldn't maintain the pace.