Women's Top 25 Capsules
The Associated Press
Feb. 28, 2016
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Freshman Katie Lou Samuelson scored 21 points on senior day to lead top-ranked UConn to an 80-40 win over Tulane on Saturday.
Breanna Stewart added 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Huskies (28-0, 17-0 American), who extended the third longest winning streak in program and women's NCAA history to 65 games.
Kolby Morgan had 19 points for Tulane (19-10, 10-6), which jumped out to a 13-2 lead after the clearly emotional Huskies missed their first 12 shots.
The Huskies were behind 13-8 after a quarter, then outscored Tulane 72-27 the rest of the way.
UConn honored Stewart, Moriah Jefferson and Morgan Tuck before the game. The trio got off to a slow start, going a combined 5-of-24 from the field in the first half.
No. 20 MICHIGAN STATE 107, No. 5 OHIO STATE 105, 3 OT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Jasmine Hines scored a career-high 36 points, and Tori Jankoska made three free throws in the final 39 seconds of the third overtime to lift Michigan State to a victory over Ohio State, denying the Buckeyes a chance to celebrate a Big Ten title.
Kelsey Mitchell scored a career-high 48 points for Ohio State (23-6, 15-3), which is on the verge of losing the conference championship in agonizing fashion. The Buckeyes also lost in overtime to Minnesota earlier in the week, and now they need No. 6 Maryland (26-3, 15-2) to lose to Minnesota on Sunday in order to share the title.
Mitchell's three-point play put Ohio State up 105-104 with 41.4 seconds remaining, but Jankoska was fouled in the backcourt and made two free throws to put the Spartans (22-7, 13-5) back ahead.
Jankoska added another free throw with 2.1 seconds left.
No. 2 NOTRE DAME 70, BOSTON COLLEGE 58
SOUTH BEND (AP) — Madison Cable had 20 points and five steals Saturday to lead Notre Dame to its third straight regular-season ACC title with a win over Boston College.
Brianna Turner added 15 points and eight rebounds for the Irish, who have won 21 straight games. Notre Dame (28-1, 16-0 ACC) improved to 54-1 in the ACC since joining the league in 2013, including postseason play.
Arike Ogunbowale added 15 points and eight rebounds for the Irish.
Kelly Hughes scored 16 points to lead Boston College (14-15, 2-14), which has lost four straight and 10 of its last 11 games to close out the regular season.
No. 4 BAYLOR 63, KANSAS STATE 52
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Nina Davis scored 14 points to help Baylor rally from an early deficit and ensure at least a share of their sixth-straight Big 12 Conference regular season crown with a win over Kansas State.
Alexis Jones added nine points, including a pair of critical 3-pointers in the first half for Baylor (29-1, 16-1).
Breanna Lewis scored 20 points for the Wildcats (18-10, 8-9), who entered having won consecutive games by double digits.
No. 8 TEXAS 71, TCU 58
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Brooke McCarty scored 16 points and matched a career-best with eight assists and Texas defeated TCU.
The Longhorns (26-2, 15-2 Big 12) can tie Baylor for the conference championship with a win in Waco on Monday night in the final regular season game.
McCarty, a sophomore guard, made four 3-pointers. Imani Boyette, one of four seniors playing in their final regular season home game, contributed 12 points and nine rebounds.
Zahna Medley led TCU (15-13, 7-10) with 15 points. Jada Butts scored 12.
The Longhorns have won 15 Big 12 games for the first time since 2002-03, when they reached the NCAA Final Four. Texas finished 15-1 that season.
No. 19 DEPAUL 98, MARQUETTE 65
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jessica January had 23 points on 10-of-12 shooting and handed out nine assists on Saturday as DePaul closed the season with its eighth straight win, beating Marquette.
Brooke Schulte had 16 points and Chanise Jenkins scored 14 for DePaul (24-7, 16-2 Big East), which will have the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament. Megan Podkowa and Ashton Millender added 10 points each.
The Blue Demons opened the fourth quarter with the first 11 points as part of an 18-2 run to build its largest lead at 90-52.
Allazia Blockton had 16 points, Danielle King scored 12 and Amani Wilborn 11 for Marquette (14-15, 9-9).
No. 21 SOUTH FLORIDA 76, TEMPLE 62
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Shaleth Stringfield had 20 points and Alisia Jenkins had 18 with 16 rebounds and South Florida secured second place in the American Athletic Conference with a win over Temple.
Courtney Williams added 13 points and eight assists for the Bulls (21-7, 14-3).
Temple (18-10, 12-5), which won the first meeting 68-66, got 16 points, seven rebounds and seven assists from Feyonda Fitzgerald and 15 points from Tanaya Atkinson.
WEST VIRGINIA 82, No. 22 OKLAHOMA STATE 48
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Bria Holmes had 19 of her 27 points in the first half and Tynice Martin 13 of her 20 as West Virginia routed Oklahoma State.
West Virginia shot 56 percent in the first half (18 of 32), with five 3-pointers, to open a 46-24 lead. The Mountaineers hit 9 of 15 with three 3s in the first quarter for a 22-11 lead and outscored the Cowgirls, who shot 32 percent with 10 turnovers by halftime, 24-13 in the second.
Teana Muldrow had 13 points for West Virginia (22-8, 11-6 Big 12), which beat at least two Top 25 teams for the sixth straight season. The Mountaineers were 13 of 24 on 3s and shot 55 percent overall.
Brittney Martin had 14 points and 16 rebounds for the Cowgirls (20-8, 10-7).
No. 23 OKLAHOMA 85, IOWA STATE 54
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Kaylon Williams made 13 of 14 shots and scored a career-high 32 points in her last home game to lead Oklahoma to a win over Iowa State.
The Sooners (19-9, 10-7 Big 12) hit 9 of 15 shots in the first quarter in opening a 25-13 lead. They were up by nine at the half and used a 28-12 third quarter to decide the issue. Oklahoma shot 60 percent (33 of 55) from the field and held Iowa State to 33 percent (17 of 52).
Emily Durr led the Cyclones (13-15, 5-12), who have lost 11 of 13, with a career-high 24 points. Jadda Buckley added 16.
Behind Williams and Peyton Little, who had 11 points and seven rebounds, Oklahoma had a 37-26 rebounding advantage and outscored the Cyclones 42-20 in the paint. Gioya Carter had six assists as the Sooners had 21 helpers on 33 baskets.
No. 25 COLORADO STATE 74, NEVADA 56
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Keyora Wharry and Jamie Patrick scored 15 points each and No. 25 Colorado State extended its school-record win streak to 23 straight with a victory over Nevada.
Elin Gustavsson added 13 points and Ellen Nystrom had nine assists for the Rams (26-1, 16-0 Mountain West), who were ranked this week for the first time since Nov. 18, 2002.
Stephanie Schmid scored 13 points, Riana Everidge 11 with nine rebounds and Teige Zeller 10 with eight boards for the Wolf Pack (5-22, 4-12), who have lost seven of their last eight games and 10 straight to Colorado State. Nevada was 1 of 10 from the arc and gave up 23 points on 20 turnovers.
The Rams closed the third quarter on a 21-3 run to lead 64-37 and coasted from there.
Colorado State took a 35-27 lead at halftime behind 13 points from Wharry on her 6-of-7 shooting.