Women's Top 25 Capsules
The Associated Press
Mar. 07, 2015
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Jewell Loyd scored 16 points and No. 2 Notre Dame beat Miami 77-61 on Friday in the Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinals.
Brianna Turner had 13 points and 10 rebounds to help the top-seeded Irish (29-2) win their 15th straight game. Taya Reimer and Madison Cable each scored 13 points.
The defending conference tournament champions avenged their only loss to an ACC team in two years in the league. The Irish will face 16th-ranked Duke on Saturday.
Jessica Thomas scored a career-high 24 points for eighth-seeded Miami (19-12).
NO. 3 SOUTH CAROLINA 58, ARKANSAS 36
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Tiffany Mitchell had 12 points and top-seeded South Carolina beat Arkansas to advance to the Southeastern Conference semifinals.
Alaina Coates added 11 points for South Carolina (28-2). The Gamecocks will face LSU on Saturday. Jessica Jackson had 13 points to lead Arkansas (17-13).
NO. 4 MARYLAND 70, MICHIGAN STATE 60
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sophomore Lexie Brown scored 27 points to lead top-seeded Maryland past Michigan State in the Big Ten quarterfinals.
The Terrapins (28-2) ran their winning streak to 22 and their Big Ten run to 19 straight, including an 18-0 regular season. They will face No. 24 Northwestern on Saturday.
Aerial Powers had 26 points and 10 rebounds for Michigan State (16-15).
NO. 5 TENNESSEE 75, GEORGIA 41
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Bashaara Graves had 13 points and 11 rebounds to help Tennessee reach the Southeastern Conference semifinals for the 22nd straight season.
The second-seeded Lady Vols (26-4) have won the conference tournament 17 times in 35 seasons. They will face Kentucky on Saturday.
Erika Ford and Krista Donald had 13 points each for Georgia (19-12).
NO. 7 FLORIDA STATE 82, VIRGINIA TECH 43
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Shakayla Thomas scored 17 points and Florida State routed Virginia Tech in the Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinals.
Maegan Conwright and Leticia Romero added 11 apiece for the second-seeded Seminoles (28-3). They will face Louisville in the semifinals.
Vanessa Panousis had nine points for 15th-seeded Virginia Tech (11-20).
COLORADO 68, NO. 8 OREGON STATE 65
SEATTLE (AP) — Lexy Kresl scored 19 points, Jamee Swan had 11 of her 18 in the second half and Colorado stunned Oregon State in the Pac-12 quarterfinals.
Colorado (15-16) will face California in the semifinals.
Ruth Hamblin led Oregon State (26-4) with 14 points.
NO. 9 ARIZONA STATE 67, WASHINGTON STATE 48
SEATTLE (AP) — Sophie Brunner scored eight of her 14 points in the first 5 minutes of the second half, Quinn Dornsauder added 12 and Arizona State beat Washington State in the Pac-12 Conference quarterfinals.
Promise Amukamara had 11 points for the second-seeded Sun Devils (27-4). They will face Stanford on Saturday.
Tia Presley led Washington State (14-17) with 16 points.
NO. 10 LOUISVILLE 77, NO. 15 NORTH CAROLINA 75
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Sara Hammond matched a season high with 20 points and Louisville held on to beat North Carolina in the Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinals.
Myisha Hines-Allen had 17 points to help the third-seeded Cardinals (25-5) win their ACC tournament debut. Stephanie Mavunga had 12 points and 16 rebounds for the sixth-seeded Tar Heels (24-8).
NO. 12 KENTUCKY 76, NO. 11 MISSISSIPPI STATE 67
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Makayla Epps had 31 points and Kentucky overcame a 15-point deficit to beat Mississippi State in the Southeastern Conference quarterfinals.
Epps was 12 of 21 from the field for the sixth-seeded Wildcats (22-8). They used a 24-4 run to come back after being down 54-39 in the second half.
Victoria Vivians led third-seeded Mississippi State (26-6) with 19 points.
NO. 13 PRINCETON 70, CORNELL 37
ITHICA, N.Y. (AP) — Michelle Miller and Blake Dietrick scored 15 points apiece and Princeton tied an Ivy League record and clinched a tie for the league title.
The Tigers (28-0, 12-0), the lone unbeaten Division I women's team, tied the 1970-71 Penn men's team with the 28-0 start. Cornell is 15-12 overall and 6-7 in the Ivy.
NO. 14 IOWA 74, NEBRASKA 65
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Ally Disterhoft had 16 points to help second-seeded Iowa beat seventh-seeded Nebraska in the Big Ten quarterfinals.
Samantha Logic and Bethany Doolittle added 15 points for the Hawkeyes (24-6). They will face third-seeded Ohio State in the semifinals.
Tear'a Laudermill led Nebraska (21-10) with 16 points.
NO. 16 DUKE 77, WAKE FOREST 68
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Kendall Cooper scored 21 points and fourth-seeded Duke beat Wake Forest to reach the Atlantic Coast Conference semifinals.
Duke (21-9) raced to a 15-2 lead and was up 36-21 at the break.
Dearica Hamby had 26 points and 16 rebounds for Wake Forest (13-20).
NO. 17 CHATTANOOGA 68, FURMAN 55
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Jasmine Joyner scored a career-high 26 points and top-seeded Chattanooga beat Furman to reach the Southern Conference championship game.
Joyner was 10 of 15 from the floor and had 20 rebounds, tying a career high.
Chattanooga (28-3) will face second-seeded East Tennessee in the title game.
Brittany Hodges led Furman (19-13) with 21 points and 10 rebounds.
LSU 71, NO. 18 TEXAS A&M 65
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Danielle Ballard had 22 points and 10 rebounds and fourth-seeded LSU beat fifth-seeded Texas to advance to the Southeastern Conference semifinals.
Raigyne Moncrief had 14 points for LSU (17-12). Courtney Williams led Texas A&M (23-9) with 19 points.
NO. 19 STANFORD 67, UCLA 62
SEATTLE (AP) — Amber Orrange scored 18 points and Stanford held off UCLA in the Pac-12 quarterfinals.
Lili Thompson added 14 points for third-seeded Stanford (22-9).
Jordin Canada led the sixth-seeded Bruins (13-18) with 15 points.
NO. 20 FLORIDA GULF COAST 74, NORTH FLORIDA 35
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Jenna Cobb and Kaneisha Atwater scored 12 points apiece to lead top-seeded Florida Gulf Coast past eighth-seeded North Florida in the Atlantic Sun Conference quarterfinals.
Whitney Knight and Stephanie Haas added 11 points apiece for to help the Eagles (28-2) extend their wining streak to 23. They will play No. 4 Jacksonville on Wednesday.
Sierra Shepherd led North Florida (11-19) with eight points.
NO. 21 GEORGE WASHINGTON 77, SAINT LOUIS 63
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Caira Washington scored a season-high 24 points to lead top-seeded George Washington into the Atlantic-10 semifinals.
Jonquel Jones added 14 points and 15 rebounds for the Colonials (27-3). They will face fourth-seeded Fordham on Saturday.
Jamesia Price scored 20 points for Saint Louis (15-16).
NO. 24 NORTHWESTERN 62, NO. 23 RUTGERS 57
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Maggie Lyon had 15 points to help fourth-seeded Northwestern beat Rutgers in the Big Ten quarterfinals.
Nia Coffey, Alex Cohen and Ashley Deary each had 12 points for the Wildcats (23-7). Kahleah Copper led Rutgers (22-9) with 14 points.