Women's Top 25 Capsules
The Associated Press
Jan. 09, 2015
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alaina Coates scored 20 points and No. 1 South Carolina had six players in double figures in a 102-59 win over Alabama Thursday night.
The Gamecocks (15-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) made 19 of 21 field goals during a couldn't-miss stretch extending well into the second half. They have breezed to wins in their first three SEC games by a collective 86 points and have won their last 10 meetings with Alabama (11-7, 0-3).
South Carolina made 37 of 58 field goals (63.8 percent). Tiffany Mitchell scored 16 points for the Gamecocks and Asia Dozier added 15.
Alabama leading scorer Ashley Williams was injured in the second half. She was placed on a backboard wearing a neck brace, but waved at the fans as she was being carted off. She had 10 points.
MIAMI 78, NO. 4 NOTRE DAME 63
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Adrienne Motley scored a career-high 32 points, and Miami snapped Notre Dame's record-tying 30-game road winning streak.
Jassany Williams blocked a school-record nine shots for the Hurricanes (12-3, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who stormed out to a 40-20 lead at halftime, wasted most of that cushion and then held on for their 10th win in 11 games.
Jewell Loyd scored 27 points for Notre Dame (14-2, 2-1), which got 17 points and 10 rebounds from Brianna Turner. Notre Dame's last road loss was March 6, 2012, at Connecticut, which set the Division I women's record with 30 straight road wins from 2008-10.
It was also Notre Dame's first loss in 22 ACC regular-season and tournament games.
No. 7 TENNESSEE 81, NO. 9 TEXAS A&M 58
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Isabelle Harrison scored 21 points and Cierra Burdick had a double-double as Tennessee trounced Texas A&M for its ninth consecutive victory.
Harrison, who totaled five points in Tennessee's previous two games, avoided the foul trouble that had plagued her recently. The 6-foot-3 center scored Tennessee's first eight points and finished with eight rebounds.
Burdick added 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Tennessee (13-2, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) shot 33 of 63 against a Texas A&M team that was leading the nation in field-goal percentage defense (.323).
Courtney Walker scored 25 points 11 for Texas A&M (14-3, 2-1).
PITTSBURGH 84, NO. 8 NORTH CAROLINA 59
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brianna Kiesel had 22 points, nine rebounds and five assists to lead Pittsburgh past North Carolina.
Monica Wignot added 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Stasha Carey scored 17 points for the Panthers (11-4, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) as they beat a ranked opponent for the first time in nearly four years.
Allisha Gray led North Carolina (14-2, 1-1) with 19 points and 14 rebounds. Stephanie Mavunga, the reigning conference player of the week, scored 12.
Pittsburgh took the lead 5 minutes into the game on Wignot's 3-pointer and never trailed again.
NO. 10 KENTUCKY 78, AUBURN 57
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Jennifer O'Neill scored 17 points to lead four players in double figures and Kentucky remained unbeaten in the Southeastern Conference.
O'Neill shot 5 of 11 from the field and sank five 3-pointers for the Wildcats (14-2, 3-0). Linnae Harper added 15 points, and Alexis Jennings and Makayla Epps had 12 apiece.
Jennings scored Kentucky's first five points and helped the Wildcats establish control of the game from the opening tip. O'Neill and the rest of the team's bench players combined for 28 points.
Kentucky forced 25 turnovers and scored 23 points off those miscues. The Wildcats never trailed.
NO. 12 MARYLAND 88, PURDUE 64
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Brionna Jones had 16 points and a career-high 17 rebounds as Maryland remained undefeated in the Big Ten.
Jones had nine of Maryland's 23 offensive rebounds to help the Terrapins (12-2, 3-0) get 21 more field-goal attempts than Purdue (9-6, 2-2).
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 14 of her 18 points in the second half.
Whitney Bays led the Boilermakers with 19 points and 12 rebounds.
NO. 13 DUKE 74, No. 21 SYRACUSE 72
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Rebecca Greenwell scored 20 points, including the winning free throws with 26.5 seconds left, as Duke escaped with a win.
Greenwell set up her own clutch free throws when she rebounded her own missed shot underneath and was fouled, and the Blue Devils (11-4, 2-0 ACC) survived two close-in shots by No. 21 Syracuse (10-5, 0-2) in the final five seconds.
Elizabeth Williams added 16 points for Duke. Brianna Butler led Syracuse with 23 points.
NO. 14 MISSISSIPPI STATE 72, ARKANSAS 57
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Victoria Viviens scored 21 points and Mississippi State extended its school-record best start.
Kelsey Brooks had 16 points for Arkansas (10-5, 0-3 SEC), which led most of the first half. Breanna Richardson and Morgan William had 11 points apiece off the bench as Mississippi State (18-0, 3-0) fought back.
ILLINOIS 73, NO. 17 IOWA 61
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Chatrice White scored 22 points, Brittany Carter added 19 and Illinois upset Iowa
Kyley Simmons finished with 16 points and Jacqui Grant grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds for Illinois (11-4, 2-1 Big Ten).
Melissa Dixon hit eight 3-pointers and scored 24 for Iowa (11-3, 2-1).
NO. 18 ARIZONA STATE 88, ARIZONA 41
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Katie Hempen and Promise Amukamara scored 16 points apiece for Arizona State.
The Sun Devils (14-1, 3-0 Pac-12), matched the program's best start.
Candice Warthen had 13 points to lead Arizona (7-7, 0-3).
NO. 19 NEBRASKA 71, MICHIGAN STATE 67
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Emily Cady scored 16 points, including a go-ahead three-point play with 30 seconds remaining to lead Nebraska.
The victory was the first in Big Ten play for the Cornhuskers (11-3, 1-2) after dropping their first two conference games.
Aerial Powers had seven 3-pointers on her way to 35 points for Michigan State (8-7, 0-4).
Nebraska trailed 66-60 with 3 minutes left when it went on an 11-1 run to finish the game.
NO. 20 GEORGIA 69, MISSOURI 48
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Tiaria Griffin scored 16 points to lead Georgia.
Shacobia Barbee came off the bench for the first time this season and added 12 for the Bulldogs (14-2, 2-1 SEC).
Jordan Frericks had 12 points for Missouri (10-6, 0-3).
NO. 25 WESTERN KENTUCKY 76, CHARLOTTE 61
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Alexis Govan scored 24 points and Western Kentucky used a second-half surge to top Charlotte.
Western Kentucky (13-2, 2-0 Conference USA) jumped out quickly and led by as much as eight in the first half.
It was tied at 46 almost 4 minutes into the second half when Western Kentucky went on a 16-3 run to take control.
Kira Gordon led Charlotte (4-10, 0-2) with 13 points.