Women’s Top 25 Capsules
DALLAS (AP) — Breanna Stewart had 15 points, 12 rebounds and nine blocks to help No. 1 UConn extended its winning streak to 55 games, the third-longest in NCAA Division I women’s basketball history, with a 90-37 victory over SMU on Saturday.
Stewart, the two-time defending national player of the year, also had seven assists and three steals in three quarters. Dallas native Moriah Jefferson scored 19 points to go along with six assists and six steals for the Huskies (18-0, 8-0 The American).
UConn now owns the three longest winning streaks, all compiled under coach Geno Auriemma. The Huskies won 90 straight from 2008-11 and 70 straight in 2001-03. Saturday’s victory broke a tie with the 54-game streak that Louisiana Tech put together 1980-82.
McKenzie Adams led the Mustangs (8-10, 3-4) with 13 points, and Alicia Froling added 12.
No. 4 BAYLOR 77, IOWA STATE 61
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Khadijiah Cave scored 18 points with 13 rebounds and Baylor cruised past Iowa State for its sixth straight win.
Nina Davis and Kristy Wallace each had 14 for the Lady Bears (19-1, 6-1 Big 12), which shot 50 percent and outrebounded the undersized Cyclones 40-25.
Baylor went on a 25-9 run midway through the second half, turning a tight game into a rout.
Seanna Johnson scored 22 points for Iowa State (11-7, 3-4), which has lost four of five after an encouraging start to league play.
No. 6 TEXAS 83, No. 19 OKLAHOMA 76
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Imani Boyette had 18 points, 11 rebounds and seven blocks as Texas defeated Oklahoma for the 999th victory in program history.
Empress Davenport also scored 18 points for Texas.
The Longhorns, who led by 14 points in the third quarter, won despite committing 25 turnovers.
Vionise Pierre-Louis led Oklahoma with a career-best 23 points, and Peyton Little scored 16.
Oklahoma trailed by three after Derica Wyatt made a 3-pointer with 16 seconds remaining, but Texas responded with a breakaway layup by Brooke McCarty.
Texas (18-1, 7-1 Big 12) used a 27-point second quarter to lead 43-34 at halftime. Both teams were sloppy during the half, with Texas committing 14 turnovers and Oklahoma 12.
The difference was that the Longhorns shot accurately, 48.6 percent. The Sooners (13-5, 4-3) hit 37 percent in the half and missed 11 of 12 3-point attempts.