Women's Top 25 Capsules
The Associated Press
Jan. 18, 2016
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Khadijah Sessions hit the winning free throw with 0.9 seconds left after an inexplicable foul, lifting No. 2 South Carolina to a 59-58 win over No. 15 Texas A&M on Sunday.
The Aggies had tied it on an 80-foot baseball style pass from Taylor Cooper to Chelsea Jennings with a second left before surprisingly Shlonte Allen grabbed Sessions on the ensuing inbounds pass.
Sessions missed her first attempt before swishing the second to seal the win. She had missed one of two free throws moments before allowing the Aggies a chance to tie.
The Gamecocks (17-0, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) held their biggest lead at 55-49 with 2:33 left before the Aggies (13-5, 3-2) rallied and set up the frantic finish.
Wilson scored 14 straight points during one stretch and also finished with eight rebounds. Wilson matched her career high with eight blocked shots.
Jordan Jones had 17 points and Courtney Walker 16 to lead Texas A&M.
No. 6 BAYLOR 80, No. 4 TEXAS 67
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Alexis Jones scored 29 points and Baylor beat Texas, sending the Longhorns to their first loss of the season and earning the Lady Bears their 12th straight win in the Big 12 rivalry.
Nina Davis added 24 points for the Lady Bears (18-1, 5-1), who scored 24 points off 21 Texas turnovers.
Texas (16-1, 5-1), which had trailed for only 16 seconds in its previous five Big 12 games, was down by 12 at halftime after a rash of turnovers and foul trouble and never recovered.
Baylor pushed its lead as high as 19 in the third quarter when Kristy Wallace and Jones made early 3-pointers. Texas rallied late to get within six before Jones put the game away with a long jumper and four consecutive free throws over the final 90 seconds.
No. 5 OHIO STATE 90, PURDUE 70
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Kelsey Mitchell scored 27 points and Ameryst Alston added 25 to help Ohio State beat Purdue.
Shayla Cooper added 16 points for the Buckeyes (13-4, 5-1), who snapped Purdue's nine-game winning streak.
Ohio State closed the first quarter on a 10-0 to open up a 24-14 lead, and the Buckeyes never trailed again. The closest Purdue would get was within four points early in the third quarter.
The game left Ohio State, Purdue (14-3, 5-1) and Maryland (16-2, 5-1) in a three-way tie atop the Big Ten standings.
April Wilson led Purdue with 19 points while Ashley Morrissette scored 17 and Dominique McBryde had 12.
No. 8 MARYLAND 80, NORTHWESTERN 62
College Park, Md. (AP) — Sophomore Kristen Confroy set career highs with 24 points and 10 rebounds as Maryland cruised past Northwestern.
Brene Moseley added 17 points for the Terrapins, who have won four straight. Brionna Jones had 14 points and 14 rebounds, while Shatori Walker-Kimbrough also scored 14 points for Maryland (16-2, 5-1 Big Ten).
Confroy tied a school record with eight 3-pointers.
Nia Coffey led Northwestern (13-5, 2-4) with 19 points and nine rebounds.
No. 9 KENTUCKY 54, AUBURN 47
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Taylor Murray scored a career-high 14 points to lead Kentucky to a victory over Auburn.
Murray hit a clutch 3-pointer with 1:40 remaining after Auburn rallied from a 47-37 deficit to pull within 47-45. Kentucky made four of six free throws in the final minute to secure the win.
Coming off a 73-62 loss to No. 2 South Carolina on Thursday, the Wildcats recovered to avoid a season sweep by the Tigers.
Kentucky, which blew a 17-point lead in a 66-61 loss to the Tigers on Jan. 3, used a strong second half to avoid a second straight home loss.
Montgomery, who scored a season-high 27 points in an earlier win over the Wildcats, finished with 15 points for Auburn (12-6, 2-3).
No. 10 ARIZONA STATE 80, UTAH 60
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Quinn Dornstauder scored 14 points, Elisha Davis added 13 points and six assists, and Arizona State pulled away in the second half to beat for its 12th straight victory.
Kelsey Moos had 12 points and Arnecia Hawkins 10 as the Sun Devils (15-3, 6-0) remained the only unbeaten team in Pac-12 play.
After seeing a 13-point lead whittled to two, the Sun Devils hit four 3-pointers and used a suffocating defense in 23-7 run to end the third quarter.
Paige Crozon had 20 points and 16 rebounds and Danielle Rodriguez scored 18 points for the Cougars (12-5, 4-2), who had won two straight and seven of eight amid a turnaround season.
No. 12 OREGON STATE 58, No. 11 STANFORD 50
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Deven Hunter had 19 points and 12 rebounds and Oregon State rallied to beat Stanford.
Jamie Weisner added 18 points, including a key 3-pointer with just under a minute left, as the Beavers (14-3, 5-1 Pac-12) erased a 15-point third-quarter deficit.
Kailee Johnson had 14 points, and Erica McCall added 12 for the Cardinal (14-4, 4-2).
No. 16 FLORIDA STATE 66, PITTSBURGH 55
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Leticia Romero tied her season high with 18 points and Adut Bulgak posted her 17th career double-double to lead Florida State over Pitt.
Bulgak had 11 points and 12 rebounds while Shakayla Thomas added 12 points for the Seminoles (14-4, 4-1 ACC), who dominated scoring in the paint, 40-18.
Brenna Wise had 14 points for the Panthers (8-10, 0-5), who have dropped six straight.
No. 17 UCLA 75, WASHINGTON STATE 73
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Monique Billings scored 19 points, Jordin Canada had 16 and UCLA held on to beat Washington State.
Borislava Hristova, who led the Cougars (12-6, 3-4 Pac-12) with 19 points, had two chances in the closing seconds. She missed a contested floater in the lane but the ball went out of bounds off the Bruins (12-5, 4-2) with 3.1 seconds left. Then her open jumper from the wing rolled over the basket and fell away as time expired.
Washington State (12-6, 3-4).
No. 19 SOUTH FLORIDA 75, EAST CAROLINA 54
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Shalethia Stringfield scored a career-high 22 points and South Florida defeated East Carolina.
Courtney Williams, who beat the Lady Pirates with a last-second shot in their first meeting this season on Jan. 2, added 21 points and 11 rebounds for her sixth double-double for the Bulls (12-4, 5-1 American). Laura Ferreira put in 16 points.
Jada Payne scored 13 points and I'Tiana Taylor had 11 points and 13 rebounds, her 10th double-double for East Carolina (8-10, 2-4), which had a two-game winning streak snapped.
No. 20 FLORIDA 53, LSU 46
GAINSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Eleanna Christinaki scored 15 points and Florida rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat LSU.
The Gators (15-3, 3-2 SEC) trailed 38-33 entering the fourth quarter but Ronni Williams made two layups and Christinaki had a 3-pointer and a layup to turn a six-point deficit into a 44-41 lead with four minutes left.
Alexis Hyder had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Tigers (7-11, 1-4).
No. 21 MIAMI 76, NORTH CAROLINA 61
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Adrienne Motley scored 20 points and Miami beat short-handed North Carolina for coach Katie Meier's 200th win with the Hurricanes.
Jessica Thomas and Laura Cornelius added 13 points apiece for Miami (17-2, 5-1 ACC). Cornelius also had eight rebounds and seven assists.
Motley scored 12 points in the first half as Miami built a 41-35 lead. The Hurricanes made 6 of 14 3-pointers in the frame and finished with nine.
Stephanie Watts had 19 points and nine rebounds for North Carolina (12-8, 2-3), which was outscored 24-0 in bench points.
No. 22 DUKE 71, BOSTON COLLEGE 51
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Rebecca Greenwell made five 3-pointers and scored 23 points, Azura Stevens had 17 points and 14 rebounds, and Duke beat Boston College.
It was Greenwell's fifth 20-plus game this season and her fourth with five or more 3-pointers. Stevens recorded her 11th double-double of the season.
Oderah Chidom had a career-high four blocks for Duke (13-6, 2-3 ACC).
Kelly Hughes hit six 3-pointers and scored 23 points for Boston College (12-5, 0-4), which had 25 turnovers.
No. 23 LOUISVILLE 92, N.C. STATE 90
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Mariya Moore scored a career-high 31 points, including two game-winning free throws with three seconds left, and Louisville rallied to beat North Carolina State for its 11th straight victory.
Asia Durr made five 3-ponters and finished with 19 points for Louisville (14-5, 6-0 ACC).
Wilson scored a career-high 31 points for NC State (13-6, 4-2).
ARKANSAS 64, No. 24 MISSOURI 52
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Jessica Jackson scored 15 points and Alecia Cooley and Melissa Wolff had double-doubles to lead Arkansas to a victory over Missouri.
Cooley had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Wolff 11 points and 10 boards.
The Razorbacks (8-10, 3-2 SEC), who were coming off a win over No. 13 Tennessee, are 3-1 in the last 10 days against Top 25 teams.
Arkansas' starters all reached double figures and shot all of the Razorbacks' 38 free throws, making 29, to outscore the Tigers by 17 at the line.
Sierra Michaelis scored 18 points and Cierra Porter 14 for Missouri (15-3, 2-3).
WASHINGTON 67, No. 25 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 57
SEATTLE (AP) — Kelsey Plum scored 21 of her 32 points in the second half, Chantel Osahor had a double-double and Washington dominated the second half in a win over Southern California.
Osahor had 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Huskies (14-4, 5-2 Pac-12), who were 7 of 11 behind the arc, and shot 64 percent (14 of 22) in the second half.
Before the Trojans (14-4, 2-4) scored 10 points in the last 75 seconds, capped by Courtney Jaco's 3-pointer in the closing seconds, her first in 12 attempts, Plum outscored the Trojans, who led 34-24 at the half, 21-16 in the second half.