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Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Top 25 Capsules

Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- Skylar Diggins scored four of her 19 points in overtime, helping second-ranked Notre Dame overcome cold shooting and hold off South Florida for a 75-71 victory on Tuesday night.

Natalie Achonwa had 20 points and Jewell Loyd finished with 18 points and 13 rebounds for the Fighting Irish (13-1, 2-0 Big East) in their first game since handing then-No. 1 Connecticut its first loss of the season. Kayla McBride was limited to 12 points on 4-for-14 shooting, but keyed a second half surge that helped Notre Dame take its first lead since early in the game.

Andrea Smith tied a career high with 33 points and 11 rebounds for USF (11-3, 0-1), including her team's last nine points of regulation and first four of overtime. Smith's twin sister, Andrell, had 15 points before fouling out less than a minute into the extra session, and Inga Orekhova added 13.

No. 15 LOUISVILLE 66, RUTGERS 57, OT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Antonita Slaughter drained a 3-pointer to open overtime and finished the extra frame with six of her 10 points as Louisville earned its first Big East Conference win, topping Rutgers.

Shoni Schimmel set a season-high for the second straight game with 21 points, none bigger than a jumper with 6 seconds left in regulation to force a 52-all tie that carried into overtime.

Slaughter hit her 3-pointer 13 seconds into overtime, and Sara Hammond followed with a trey about a minute later for a 58-52 lead. Schimmel tacked on a jumper and Slaughter a free throw for a 61-52 lead with 40 seconds to play.

Monique Reid added 18 points for Louisville (13-3, 1-1).

Erica Wheeler paced Rutgers (9-6, 0-2) with 18 points. Monique Oliver, who has been battling a sprained left ankle, scored 10 points with nine rebounds in 36 minutes.

No. 21 OKLAHOMA STATE 76, No. 17 KANSAS 59

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Liz Donohoe scored 24 points and Oklahoma State bounced back from defeats in its first two Big 12 games, beating Kansas.

Toni Young had 15 points for the Cowgirls (12-2, 1-2), who dropped their first two games of the season to conference rivals Texas Tech and No. 1 Baylor. Brittney Martin had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Oklahoma State, and Tiffany Bias also had 14 points. The Cowgirls never trailed against the Jayhawks.

Carolyn Davis led No. 17 Kansas (11-3, 2-1) with 14 points. Angel Goodrich had 12 points and eight assists.

Oklahoma State led 37-29 at halftime and by as many as 18 points in the second half.

No. 23 COLORADO 67, UTAH 57

BOULDER, Colo. -- Chucky Jeffery had a season-high 28 points with 12 rebounds as Colorado defeated Utah.

Colorado (12-2, 1-2) used a 20-3 run in the second half for their first Pac-12 win of the season.

Taryn Wicijowski and Michelle Plouffe had 17 points apiece for the Utes (9-5, 0-3), who have lost four in a row and five of their last seven.

Colorado's Jamee Swan, Ariel Roberson and Brittany Wilson finished with eight points each. Swan also had eight rebounds.

Jeffery has 1,398 career points and is 12th on Colorado's all-time scoring list. It was her third time in double figures in both points and rebounds in a game this season.

Wicijowski was 7 for 8 from the free-throw line and had nine rebounds and four assists for Utah.