Sunday, February 17, 2013
Women's Top 25 Capsules
MILWAUKEE -- Skylar Diggins scored 23 points and Natalie Achonwa added 17 points and 10 rebounds as No. 2 Notre Dame rolled to its 19th consecutive victory with a 87-49 rout of Marquette on Sunday.
The Irish (24-1, 12-0 Big East) have won a school record 20 consecutive regular-season road victories, including 16 straight in the conference.
Notre Dame's lone loss of the season was to No. 1 Baylor 71-63 on Dec. 5.
The Irish led by 19 at halftime and put the game away early in the second half as Notre Dame scored the first 12 points of the half to grab a 46-15 lead when Diggins scored on a layup. Diggins was the key to the spurt as she scored six points, including a steal and breakway layup.
Marquette could get no closer than 24 points the rest of the way.
Sarina Simmons scored 12 points and Arlesia Morse added 11 for Marquette (12-13, 4-8).
No. 4 STANFORD 68, No. 15 UCLA 57
LOS ANGELES -- Chiney Ogwumike scored 26 points to help Stanford beat UCLA for the Cardinal's 15th straight win over the Bruins.
Ogwumike has played well against ranked teams this season averaging 21.3 points.
Joslyn Tinkle added 10 points and nine rebounds and Mikaela Ruef had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Cardinal (24-2, 13-1 Pac-12).
Stanford held UCLA 13 points below the Bruins' season average and also outrebounded the Bruins 38-31. Stanford, which leads the Pac-12 in scoring defense, has held opponents under 70 points for 44 straight games.
Atonye Nyingifa led UCLA (19-6, 10-4) with 12 points and five rebounds and Alyssia Brewer and Markel Walker both scored 10 points.
No. 5 DUKE 81, WAKE FOREST 70
DURHAM, N.C. -- Tricia Liston scored a career-high 29 points with five 3-pointers and Duke beat Wake Forest after losing star Chelsea Gray to a knee injury.
Haley Peters added 13 for the Blue Devils (24-1, 14-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). After Gray went down in the first half, they had trouble putting away a Wake Forest team they beat by 29 points last month and led by 13 with 15½ minutes to go.
Chelsea Douglas scored a career-high 24 points with five 3s for the Demon Deacons (11-15, 4-10), and Lakevia Boykin tied it at 67 with a 3 with 3½ minutes left.
Elizabeth Williams hit two free throws with 3:07 left. Liston followed that with a 3 and two foul shots to make it 74-67 and put the Blue Devils on their way to their 39th straight victory in the series.
No. 6 CALIFORNIA 72, SOUTHERN CAL 64
LOS ANGELES -- Layshia Clarendon scored 22 points and No. 6 California held off a late Southern California rally.
After trailing by 13 points in the second half, the Trojans battled back to make it a close game. Clarendon 9 of 17 shots and added a late basket down the stretch to help close out the win.
Cassie Harberts' basket with 1:54 to play cut the lead to 63-59 but USC couldn't get any closer.
Clarendon had a three-point play and Gennifer Brandon, Avigel Cohen and Afure Jemerigbe added six free throws late to seal the win.
The Golden Bears (23-2, 13-1 Pac-12) remain tied for first-place in conference with Stanford, which defeated UCLA on Sunday.
Harberts led USC (8-17, 5-9) with 20 points and Ariya added 15 points.
Brittany Boyd scored 16 points and Jemerigbe added 11 points for the Golden Bears.
No. 7 MARYLAND 73, VIRGINIA 44
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Alyssa Thomas had 27 points and 13 rebounds and Maryland used a 26-3 run spanning the halves to blow open a close game and beat Virginia.
Alicia DeVaughn added 14 points and Malina Howard 12 for the Terrapins (21-4, 12-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who led 29-25 before two free throws by DeVaughn sparked the burst 3:46 before halftime.
Ataira Franklin led Virginia (15-10, 7-7) with 21 points, but the Cavaliers lost for the fourth time in five game.
Virginia missed 16 consecutive field goals tries during the drought until Franklin's 3-pointer finally dropped 6:22 into the second half. It was the first points for Virginia since Franklin's putback with 4:06 remaining in the opening half.
Katie Rutan added 11 for Maryland, which moved into sole possession of second place in the ACC because No. 14 North Carolina lost 80-73 to No. 19 Florida State earlier in the day.
No. 10 LOUISVILLE 81, DEPAUL 55
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Bria Smith scored a career-high 21 points and Sara Hammond had 17 points and 13 rebounds to help Louisville rout DePaul.
Smith, who scored 14 in the first half, was 13 of 15 from the free throw line and added seven rebounds. She scored 18 in Louisville's last outing, a 93-64 loss to No. 2 Notre Dame that snapped a six-game winning streak.
It was the fifth double-double for Hammond this season.
The Cardinals (21-5, 9-3 Big East) held DePaul to season-low 25 percent shooting (16 of 65) and dominated inside with a 50-10 advantage on points in the paint.
Chanise Jenkins led the Blue Demons (18-8, 7-5) with 16 points before fouling out with 5:11 remaining. Megan Podkowa had 14 points off the bench.
Louisville's win avenged an 86-80 Jan. 5 loss at DePaul earlier this season.
No. 12 TENNESSEE 83, VANDERBILT 64
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Meighan Simmons scored 17 points and was one of five Tennessee players to reach double figures as the Lady Volunteers defeated Vanderbilt to clinch their 37th consecutive 20-win season.
Tennessee (20-5, 11-1 Southeastern Conference) hasn't failed to win at least 20 games since going 16-11 in 1975-76. This latest victory gave Tennessee a half-game lead in the SEC standings over No. 11 Texas A&M (20-5, 10-1), which hosts No. 9 Kentucky (22-3, 10-2) on Monday.
The Lady Vols have never lost at home to Vanderbilt in 28 contests. Tennessee leads the all-time series with Vanderbilt 62-8.
Ariel Massengale scored 14 points, Bashaara Graves had 13 points and Jasmine Jones and Taber Spani each added 12 points for Tennessee.
Jasmine Lister matched a career high with 24 points for Vanderbilt (16-9, 6-6), while Morgan Batey and Heather Bowe each added 10 points.
No. 13 GEORGIA 62, FLORIDA 57
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Jasmine Hassell scored 16 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as Georgia defeated Florida, ending a streak of nine wins by the home team in this Southeastern Conference series.
A jumper with 1:56 left by Jasmine James, who had 12 points for the Lady Bulldogs (21-4, 9-3), broke a 55-55 tie, the 10th deadlock in the game.
Khaalidah Miller added a 3-pointer with 39 seconds remaining to make it 60-55, and James added two free throws at the 6-second mark before the Gators (15-11, 4-8) added a final basket.
Florida led by as many as 12 points, 24-12, in the first half, but Georgia tied it with a 12-0 run and took a 30-28 lead at halftime.
Miller made 3 of 7 shots from 3-point range to finish with nine points for Georgia.
Jennifer George had 17 points, Jaterra Bonds 14 and Christin Mercer 12 for Florida.
No. 19 FLORIDA STATE 80, No. 14 NORTH CAROLINA 73
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Leonor Rodriguez scored 22 points and Chelsea Davis had 21 as Florida State defeated North Carolina.
It was the first victory for the Seminoles (20-5, 10-4) over a team in the top 15 since Feb. 1, 2010 -- when they beat then-No. 13 North Carolina 83-73.
Rodriguez scored five points during a 9-0 run early in the second half that gave the Seminoles a 47-41 lead.
The Tar Heels (23-4, 11-3) got within one, 47-46, after five consecutive points by Xylina McDaniel, but Florida State never lost the lead.
Florida State committed just 13 turnovers. North Carolina's ACC opponents had been averaging 23.5 per game.
Natasha Howard had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Seminoles, and Alexa Deluzio had 15 points.
McDaniel scored 25 points to pace North Carolina. Tierra Ruffin-Pratt and Waltiea Rolle scored 14 each.
No. 16 SOUTH CAROLINA 62, MISSISSIPPI 47
OXFORD, Miss. -- Ashley Bruner had 15 points and 13 rebounds, and South Carolina rediscovered its defense in a Southeastern Conference victory over Mississippi.
The Gamecocks (21-5, 9-4) rank fourth in the nation in scoring defense, holding opponents to 49.0 points per game, but were beaten 78-74 by No. 9 Kentucky on Thursday night.
They held the Rebels (9-16, 2-10) to 31.4-percent shooting (16 of 51), including just 21.4 percent (6 of 28) in the first half, when South Carolina took a 29-15 lead.
Tiffany Mitchell, coming off the bench for the first time this season, scored 13 of her 15 points for South Carolina in the opening half.
Ole Miss started the second half with a 10-2 run in the first 90 seconds to pull within 31-25, but the Gamecocks responded with a 9-0 run.
Valencia McFarland scored 16 points and Tia Faleru 14 for Mississippi.
IOWA 72, No. 18 IOWA 52
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Samantha Logic scored 26 points Sunday to lead Iowa to a win over Purdue.
Logic made 10 of 13 shots and contributed nine assists, while Theairra Taylor had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the winners.
The Hawkeyes (17-10, 6-7 Big Ten) ended a five-game losing streak and won for the first time in West Lafayette since 1998; Purdue had won the last 12 meetings at home.
Morgan Johnson scored 12 points and Melissa Dixon scored 10 for Iowa. The Hawkeyes swept Purdue -- winning the earlier meeting 62-46 in Iowa City -- and are 7-1 against ranked teams, losing only to No. 8 Penn State 81-69 on Thursday.
Sam Ostarello led Purdue with 15 points and 11 rebounds. The Boilermakers (19-6, 8-4) lost for the second time at home in 11 games.
No. 20 DELAWARE 66, WILLIAM AND MARY 44
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Elena Delle Donne scored 24 points and Delaware never trailed while defeating William & Mary for its 33rd consecutive regular-season win in Colonial Athletic Association play.
Akeema Richards added 13 points for the Blue Hens (22-3, 13-0), who won their 17th consecutive game overall and their eighth in a row against the Tribe (6-18, 4-9).
A 3-pointer by Lauren Carra gave Delaware the game's first points after 38 seconds and the Blue Hens went on to a 36-25 halftime advantage. They never led by less than that in the second half.
Delaware finished with a 38-25 rebounding advantage and scored 13 points off turnovers to two for William & Mary.
Emily Correal led William & Mary with 16 points and 10 rebounds. It was her second consecutive double-double. She had 27 points and 10 rebounds in the Tribe's 78-70 win over Northeastern on Friday night.
No. 21 COLORADO 71, ARIZONA STATE 63
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Jen Reese scored 22 points and Colorado won its fifth consecutive game, defeating Arizona State.
Arielle Roberson scored 16 points and Chucky Jeffery had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Buffaloes (20-5, 9-5 Pac-12), who have won 20 games for the first time since the 2003-04 team went 22-8.
Reese and Roberson also had eight rebounds to help Colorado to a 50-35 advantage on the boards -- with 23 on the offensive glass leading to a 26-11 edge in second-chance points.
Colorado had to rally as Arizona State led by 12 at one point in the first half and 35-27 at the break. But the Buffs outscored ASU 44-28 in the second half.
Three Arizona State players scored 14 points -- Janae Fulcher, Promise Amukamara and Adrianne Thomas. It wasn't enough as the Sun Devils (11-15, 3-11) have lost seven in a row.
KANSAS 81, No. 22 OKLAHOMA 71
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Carolyn Davis had 24 points and 10 rebounds and Angel Goodrich became Kansas' all-time assists leader as the Jayhawks defeated Oklahoma.
Goodrich had 17 points and 10 assists, giving her 687 career assists, one more than Lisa Braddy had from 1986-90.
Monica Engelman scored 21 points and Chelsea Gardner had 10 points and nine assists for the Jayhawks (16-8, 7-6 Big 12), who have won four of their last six games. Kansas led 34-22 at halftime and the lead in the second half never got below seven points.
Aaryn Ellenberg led the Sooners (18-7, 8-5) with 21 points. Joanna McFarland had 16 points and 15 rebounds for Oklahoma.
Nicole Griffin had 17 points and nine rebounds for the Sooners and Morgan Hook scored 11 points.
The all-time series between the schools is tied at 29 wins apiece.
WEST VIRGINIA 68, No. 24 IOWA STATE 66
AMES, Iowa -- Freshman Bria Holmes scored 13 of her 18 bench points in the second half and West Virginia closed with a 6-0 run to snap Iowa State's four-game winning streak.
The Mountaineers (15-10, 7-7 Big 12 Conference) trailed 66-62 with 2½ minutes remaining. Ayana Dunning hit a layup, and Averee Fields followed with a free throw at 0:48 and then a go-ahead layup with 12 seconds left. Brooke Hampton added a free throw with 3 seconds remaining.
During the 6-0 run, Iowa State (18-6, 9-5) failed to take a shot, committing six turnovers in the final 1:52.
Holmes entered averaging 4.5 points in league play. Dunning added 13 points, all in the second half.
Hallie Christofferson tied the career high she set last Thursday against No. 22 Oklahoma with 27 points for Iowa State and became the 25th Cyclone to reach 1,000 points for her career.