Women's Top 25 Capsules
- Article by: The Associated Press
- Associated Press
- December 29, 2012 - 9:43 PM
STANFORD, Calif. - Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and second-ranked Connecticut played spoiler and streak-buster this time, snapping No. 1 Stanford's nation-leading 82-game home unbeaten run with a surprisingly easy 61-35 rout Saturday.
It was the Huskies who saw the end of their NCAA record 90-game winning streak at Maples Pavilion with a 71-59 loss two years ago, almost to the day on Dec. 30.
Mosqueda-Lewis scored 19 points as UConn (11-0) thoroughly outplayed Stanford (11-1) on both ends of the floor in this highly touted game featuring the country's top programs and Final Four regulars from opposite coasts.
Stanford got harassed right off the home floor that it ruled with perfection and dominant play for nearly six years — and the Huskies surely took the Cardinal's No. 1 spot along with it.
Chiney Ogwumike had 18 points and 13 rebounds as Stanford lost at Maples Pavilion for the first time since March 2007.
No. 3 BAYLOR 106, SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA 41
WACO, Texas (AP) — Jordan Madden scored all 13 of her points in the first half and third-ranked Baylor took control early in a victory over Southeastern Louisiana.
The Lady Bears (10-1) have won 46 consecutive games at home, now the longest active streak in women's college basketball. Earlier Saturday, No. 2 Connecticut won 61-35 at top-ranked Stanford to end the 82-game home streak by the Cardinal.
Madden made all six of her shots in the first half, with three in a 92-second span that put Baylor ahead 16-2 only 6 minutes into the game. Four players scored in double figures for Baylor, which hasn't lost at home since the 2009-10 regular season finale against Texas.
Brandi Simmons had 12 points to lead Southeastern Louisiana (7-4).
No. 5 NOTRE DAME 74, No. 11 PURDUE 47
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Kayla McBride scored 18 points, Natalie Achonwa had 15 points and 17 rebounds, and Skylar Diggins shook off early foul trouble to finish with 16 points Saturday to help Notre Dame rout Purdue.
Courtney Moses led the Boilermakers (11-2) with 13 points and Taylor Manuel added 12.
Diggins also had her 300th career steal 5:37 into the second half when she poked the ball away from Courtney Moses and drove in for a layup, which pushed Notre Dame's lead to 23. The senior guard is the third player in Notre Dame history with at least 300 career steals.
Purdue was one of the country's best 3-point shooting teams coming into the game, but went 0-for-11 from behind the arc. The Boilermakers were also outrebounded 56-28 as the Irish led by as much as 30 points in the second half.
No. 9 MARYLAND 72, HARTFORD 40
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas had 22 points and 11 rebounds, helping No. 9 Maryland cruise to a victory over Hartford in the championship game of the Terrapin Classic.
Tianna Hawkins scored 16 points and Alicia DeVaughn added 13 points and 13 rebounds for Maryland (10-2), which has won six straight games. The Terrapins improved to 96-5 in non-conference games at Comcast Center.
Daphne Elliott had nine points for Hartford (9-4) in the first meeting between the schools since December 1997. The Hawks, who had won three of four overall, are 0-2 all-time against Maryland.
Hawkins was selected as the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.
No. 18 OKLAHOMA 79, CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE 57
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Aaryn Ellenberg scored 24 points, and Portia Durrett had 14 points and 10 rebounds to lead Oklahoma to a victory over Cal State Northridge.
Ellenberg was 5 of 9 from 3-point range for the Sooners (10-2), who made 12 of 28 from behind the arc in their last non-conference tuneup before the start of Big 12 play.
Janae Sharpe and Jianni Jackson scored 12 points each for the Matadors (6-5).
Nicole Griffin had 11 points and Sharane Campbell 10 points, six rebounds and six assists for Oklahoma.
The Sooners used all 10 players on the active roster, including OU volleyball players Tara Dunn and Eden Williams, who made their debuts after joining the injury-riddled basketball squad last week. Four players, including preseason All-Big 12 selection Whitney Hand, have been lost to season-ending injuries.
No. 19 SOUTH CAROLINA 66, WESTERN CAROLINA 44
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tiffany Mitchell scored 12 points to lead South Carolina to an easy victory over Western Carolina.
Ieasia Walker had nine points for South Carolina (12-2), and her five blocks pushed her over the 200 mark for her career, the 13th Gamecocks player to reach that milestone.
Makensey Campbell and Lindsay Simpson scored nine points apiece for the Catamounts (3-9), who have lost five games in a row.
South Carolina shot 50 percent from the field (28 of 56) and 66.7 percent on 3-pointers (6 of 9). The Gamecocks won the turnover battle with 10 to the Catamounts' 20.
The only suspect statistic from South Carolina was the 4-of-14 shooting from the line.
The Gamecocks led 29-18 at halftime, but with 13:38 left in the second, the advantage was 47-27.
South Carolina's only loss came against No. 1 Stanford, 53-49, on Dec. 19.
No. 23 COLORADO 84, NEW MEXICO 39
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Lexy Kresl scored 20 points to lead unbeaten Colorado over New Mexico.
Kresl was 5 of 5 from 3-point range, tying a school record for most 3-point attempts without a miss.
Arielle Roberson scored 18 points, and Chucky Jeffery had 11 points, eight assists and eight rebounds. Jen Reese added 10 points.
Colorado (11-0) never trailed. Colorado led 39-21 at halftime and went on a 21-4 run to open the second half.
Colorado shot 50.8 percent from the field for the game, while New Mexico shot 30 percent. New Mexico had 23 turnovers.
Antiesha Brown led New Mexico (8-5) with 10 points, and Jourdan Erskine had seven rebounds.
This was Coach Linda Lappe's career 100th win and her 50th in three years with Colorado.
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