Saturday, November 17, 2012
Women's Top 25 Capsules
HONOLULU -- Brittney Griner set an NCAA women's record with her eighth career dunk to help No. 1 Baylor bounce back from its first loss in more than a season with an 82-67 victory over UT Martin on Saturday night.
Griner scored 16 of her 18 points in the first half and rested most of the second half once the Lady Bears (3-1) established firm control.
That took longer than expected as the unranked Skyhawks (1-3) hung around early, using 3-pointers to try to compete against an opponent that overmatched them from the start.
Baylor was looking to get back on track after losing 71-69 to No. 4 Stanford at the start of the Rainbow Wahine tournament in Honolulu. That snapped a 42-game winning streak.
Griner, the seventh woman to dunk in NCAA history, passed Tennessee's Candace Parker with her record-breaking jam less than seven minutes into the game.
SAINT JOSEPH'S 50, No. 5 MARYLAND 49
PHILADELPHIA -- Chatilla van Grinsven scored 18 points and Saint Joseph's stunned No. 5 Maryland 50-49 on Saturday.
The Hawks (2-1) defeated a ranked team for the first time since a victory over No. 15 Auburn on Dec. 29, 2007.
Saint Joseph's had dropped 10 straight games to the Terrapins before this one but held Maryland scoreless over the final seven minutes.
Alyssa Thomas had 16 points and 15 rebounds while Laurin Mincy added 14 points for the Terrapins (2-1), who opened the season with a 39-point victory over Mount St. Mary's and a 43-point win over Loyola.
But Maryland, a regional finalist in last season's NCAA tournament, couldn't shake the Hawks, even after building a 47-38 lead with 9:10 remaining.
No. 3 DUKE 84, PRESBYTERIAN 45
DURHAM, N.C. -- Tricia Liston and Haley Peters each scored 21 points, leading Duke to a rout of Presbyterian.
Liston had nine rebounds and four assists and was 4-for-6 from 3-point range.
Chelsea Gray added 12 points for the Blue Devils (1-0), who have appeared in the Elite Eight in each of the past three seasons.
Junior guard Karlee Taylor led Presbyterian (1-2) with a season-high 14 points.
Duke center Elizabeth Williams, who has been hampered with a stress fracture in her right leg since the Blue Devils' NCAA tournament games in March, sat out the first 10 minutes but finished with eight points and five rebounds in 11 minutes.
Freshman guard Alexis Jones started for Duke, scoring eight points with six assists.
No. 6 KENTUCKY 80, HIGH POINT 45
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- A'dia Mathies scored all of her 17 points in the first half to help Kentucky rout High Point.
The Wildcats (2-1) recovered after a 85-51 loss Tuesday at No. 1 Baylor.
Cheyenne Parker finished with 13 points and 16 rebounds for the Panthers (1-2).
High Point stuck around for the first eight minutes. Tayler Tremblay made a jumper to bring High Point within 14-10. The Wildcats rolled off 12 straight points over a 4-minute span.
A 10-0 Kentucky run to close the half gave it a 23-point lead at the break.
The Wildcats scored 39 points off 32 turnovers by High Point.
No. 14 WEST VIRGINIA 75, SOUTH CAROLINA UPSTATE 45
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Bria Holmes scored 14 points off the bench to lead a balanced offensive as West Virginia defeated South Carolina Upstate.
Jennie Simms also had 11 off the bench for West Virginia, while starter Averee Fields pitched in 10.
Tyra Smith scored 10 points in the losing effort for SC Upstate.
After falling behind by double digits in the first half, SC Upstate managed to score the first basket of the half to cut West Virginia's lead to nine, but the Mountaineers responded with a 22-4 run over the next 12½ minutes, which included a stretch of 14 unanswered points, to push the lead to 30 with 7:25 left.
No. 20 OHIO STATE 78, WINTHROP 53
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Darryce Moore and Tayler Hill scored 16 points apiece as Ohio State cruised past Winthrop.
Ashley Adams added 14 points, six blocked shots and four assists for the Buckeyes (2-1), who have won 23 consecutive home games, the longest active streak in the Big Ten.
Ohio State jumped out to a 14-2 lead in the first meeting between the two programs.
Ahead 31-20 with 3:43 left until the break, the Buckeyes closed out the half on a 12-0 run.
Ohio State, which has now hit at least one 3-pointer in 122 straight games, was 7 of 14 from long range compared to 4 of 16 for the Eagles (1-1).
The Buckeyes also had the advantage at the free-throw line, making 17 of 26 attempts while Winthrop was only 5 of 6.
Dequesha McClanahan and Diana Choibekova scored 12 apiece for the Eagles.
No. 20 ST. JOHN'S 73, HOFSTRA 47
NEW YORK -- Nadirah McKenith scored 24 points while Shenneika Smith added 18 points and 15 rebounds to help No. 20 St. John's beat Hofstra 73-47 on Saturday.
Smith also had five assists for the Red Storm (2-1).
St. John's held a seven-point lead with 7 minutes left in the first half before McKenith took over to break the game open. She had 12 of the Red Storm's final 17 points before the half. The senior point guard got her run started by hitting a 3-pointer and capped it off with a three-point play with 30 seconds left.
St. John's led 43-31 at the break. The Red Storm dashed any hope of a Hofstra comeback by scoring 10 of the first 14 points in the second half.
McKenith, who fell two points short of her career high, had a nifty no-look pass for a lay-in by Briana Brown during the burst.
Shante Evans scored 12 points to lead Hofstra (1-2).