Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Women's Top 25 Capsules
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Kayla McBride scored 17 points, and Skylar Diggins had 15 points and nine assists as second-ranked Notre Dame cruised to its 10th straight victory, a 79-64 victory over Georgetown on Tuesday.
Notre Dame (15-1, 4-0 Big East), the nation's leading free-throw team at 81.1 percent, was 35 of 38 from the line, including 22 of 25 in the first half.
Georgetown (10-7, 1-3), which lost its third straight, fell to 3-26 all-time vs Notre Dame.
The Irish also held Sugar Rodgers, the nation's leading scorer, to a season-low 14 points. Rodgers was 1-of-6 shooting in the first half with just four points and finished 6 of 18 from the floor, including 0 of 7 from 3-point range. Jasmine Jackson led the Hoyas with 15 points.
Jewel Loyd added 14 for Notre Dame and Natalie Achonwa had 12 points and 10 rebounds as the Irish overcame a sloppy performance, turning the ball over a season-high 28 times. Diggins had six steals, one shy of her career high.
No. 3 CONNECTICUT 72, No. 15 LOUISVILLE 58
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley each scored 16 points to lead Connecticut over 15th-ranked Louisville.
Kelly Faris added 13 points and seven assists while Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis had 12 for the Huskies (15-1, 3-1 Big East). Hartley showed no ill effects of a sprained left ankle she suffered in the first half against Marquette on Saturday.
While Hartley was able to play, UConn was missing freshman Breanna Stewart for the second straight game. The budding star sprained her left ankle in practice Friday. She did partake in pregame warmups, but didn't get into the game.
Shoni Schimmel scored 14 points to lead Louisville (14-4, 2-2).
No. 24 IOWA STATE 82, No. 16 OKLAHOMA 61
AMES, Iowa -- Hallie Christofferson scored 24 points and Nikki Moody had 20 points and 13 assists to help No. 24 Iowa State beat No. 16 Oklahoma.
The Cyclones (13-2, 4-1) snapped Oklahoma's six-game winning streak and pulled even with the Sooners for second place in the Big 12, a half-game behind No. 1 Baylor. Nicole Blaskowsky added 17 points for Iowa State, making five 3-pointers.
Sharane Campbell led the Sooners (14-3, 4-1) with 19 points.