Lady Bears roll over Oklahome State, 83-49
The Associated Press | January 07,2013
WACO, Texas — Brooklyn Pope scored 18 points and Brittney Griner added 14 points and 10 rebounds to help second-ranked Baylor beat No.13 Oklahoma State, 83-49 on Sunday.
Odyssey Sims had 13 points and Destiny Williams 11 points for the Lady Bears (12-1, 2-0 Big 12), who extended the longest active home-winning streak in the country to 47 games.
Liz Donohoe scored 13 points and Toni Young had 12 points and 11 rebounds for Oklahoma State (11-2, 0-2), which has dropped two straight games after winning their first 11.
Baylor could move back into the No. 1 spot in the poll on Monday after No. 5 Notre Dame beat top-ranked UConn 73-72 on Saturday.
The Lady Bears opened the second half with a 20-3 run to take a 62-29 lead with just over 12 minutes left.
No. 3 DUKE 90, BOSTON COLLEGE 53
BOSTON — Chelsea Gray had her second career triple-double, most of it in the first half as Duke opened a 35-point lead and coasted to a victory over Boston College.
Gray had 18 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for the Blue Devils (13-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who remain the only unbeaten team in Division I. Top-ranked Connecticut lost to No. 5 Notre Dame on Saturday; No. 2 Baylor entered Sunday’s game against Oklahoma State with an 11-1 record.
Tricia Liston had 17 points for Duke and Richa Jackson scored 16.
Liston had 12 points during a 20-0 run that put the game away.
Kristen Doherty scored 17 points and added six rebounds for BC (6-7, 0-2).
No. 4 STANFORD 70, UTAH 56
SALT LAKE CITY — Chiney Ogwumike scored 20 points, Sara James added a career-high 18 and Stanford defeated Utah.
The Cardinal (13-1, 2-0 Pac-12) extended their conference winning streak to 80 games and improved to 15-0 against the Utes.
Ogwumike entered the game having posted 10 straight double-doubles, but she managed just six rebounds against the Utes.
Iwalani Rodrigues led Utah (9-4, 0-2) with 21 points. Freshman Paige Crozon added 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting.
The Utes were within 37-35 with 14:32 left following a layup by Taryn Wicijowski on a nice feed by Danielle Rodriguez. But Ogwumike sparked a 10-2 Stanford run with a contested jumper. Joslyn Tinkle capped the run with a steal and layup and 47-37 Cardinal lead.
No. 6 KENTUCKY 87, ALABAMA 70
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — DeNesha Stallworth had 19 points and 10 rebounds to help Kentucky beat Alabama.
Samarie Walker added 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Wildcats (14-1, 2-0 SEC).
The Wildcats led early on and the Crimson Tide (10-5, 0-2) were no match. Kentucky used a 16-4 run midway through the first half to go up 25-13. Alabama closed to four, but the Wildcats scored the final three points of the half to lead 35-28 at the break.
Alabama cut its deficit to 47-43 early in the second half, but Kentucky put the game away with an 11-3 run.
Meghan Perkins scored 18 points and Shafontaye Myers added 17 for Alabama.
No. 7 CALIFORNIA 53, No. 20 COLORADO 49
BOULDER, Colo. — Brittany Boyd scored 15 points and California got some timely rebounding to withstand a late surge by Colorado.
Afure Jemerigbe and Reshanda Gray added 10 points apiece for Cal (12-1, 2-0 Pac-12 Conference), which won its sixth straight.
Chucky Jeffery score 10 of her 13 points in the second half, leading a rally by Colorado (11-2, 0-2 Pac-12). But she also committed a key turnover in the final moments that denied the Buffaloes a chance to get off a final shot. It was the second consecutive loss in the league for Colorado after an 11-0 start in non-conference play.
Arielle Roberson added 11 points for Colorado, which also lost to No. 4 Stanford in the Pac-12 opener Friday.
No. 8 MARYLAND 71, No. 19 FLORIDA STATE 64
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Alyssa Thomas had 20 points and 15 rebounds to help Maryland beat Florida State, ending the Seminoles’ five-game winning streak.
Tianna Hawkins added 17 points while Tierney Pfirman had 12 points for the Terrapins (11-3, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). Maryland, which dropped a 60-57 decision at No. 15 North Carolina on Thursday, has not lost two straight this season.
Chelsea Davis scored 18 points for the Seminoles, Alexia Delusio added 15 and Natasha Howard 11 for Florida State (12-2, 2-1). The Seminoles hadn’t lost since a 78-77 defeat at Nebraska on Dec. 8. Florida State never led and trailed by 16 at the half.
No. 9 PENN STATE 76, MICHIGAN STATE 55
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Nikki Greene scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Penn State to a win over Michigan State.
The backcourt of Dara Taylor, Alex Bentley and Maggie Lucas also produced 43 points for the No. 9 Nittany Lions (12-2, 2-0 Big Ten) against the nation’s second-ranked scoring defense.
Greene was 6-for-9 from the field, while Taylor was 7-for-10 in scoring 18 points.
Becca Mills had 17 points, including three 3-pointers, for the Spartans (13-2, 1-1), who hadn’t allowed more than 60 all season.
No. 12 TENNESSEE 79, No. 10 GEORGIA 66
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Bashaara Graves scored a career-high 23 points and Tennessee rallied in the second half to beat Georgia, giving the Lady Vols their fifth consecutive victory in this series.
After trailing 42-40 at halftime, Tennessee (11-3, 2-0 SEC) scored the first nine points of the second half and stayed in front the rest of the way.
Meighan Simmons added 16 points for Tennessee, while Jasmine Jones scored a career-high 12 points to go along with seven rebounds. Taber Spani had 11 points and seven rebounds.
Jasmine James scored 18 points and Khaalidah Miller had 14 for Georgia (13-2, 1-1 SEC).
No. 15 NORTH CAROLINA 48, VIRGINIA TECH 45
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Xylina McDaniel and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt scored 14 points each as North Carolina beat Virginia Tech to remain undefeated in Atlantic Coast Conference play.
The 48 points marked a season low for the Tar Heels (15-1, 3-0), while their 22 first-half points were one more than their season low for points in a half (21 vs. North Carolina Central on Dec. 12).
The teams were tied 22-all at halftime. North Carolina took its final lead, 28-26, on McDaniel’s jumper with 17:06 left. The basket sparked an 8-2 run, and the Hokies never pulled closer than two points after that.
Uju Ugoka led Virginia Tech (7-7, 1-2) with 15 points.
No. 16 UCLA 68, OREGON STATE 64
CORVALLIS, Ore. — Alyssia Brewer scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead UCLA over Oregon State.
Brewer was 7 of 13 from the field for the Bruins (11-2, 2-0 Pac-12).
Atonye Nyingifa scored 14 points and Markel Walker had 13.
Oregon State led 34-29 at halftime. Oregon State shot 40.6 percent from the field for the game, while UCLA shot 37 percent. But the Beavers had 24 turnovers.
Ali Gibson led Oregon State with 15 points, and Jamie Weisner had 13 points. Alyssa Martin had 11. Deven Hunter had nine points and a team-high nine rebounds for the Beavers (6-8, 0-2).
UCLA has won the last eight meetings against Oregon State.
No. 18 SOUTH CAROLINA 60, MISSISSIPPI STATE 46
STARKVILLE, Miss. — Aleighsa Welch led South Carolina with 16 points and seven rebounds as the Gamecocks rolled over Mississippi State.
Welch was 5-of-9 shooting and made 6 of 8 from the foul line. Sancheon White added 11 points as nine different players scored for South Carolina (13-2, 1-1), which dropped its SEC opener to No. 12 Tennessee Jan. 3.
The Gamecocks shot 35.9 percent (14 of 39) from the floor and missed each of their two 3-point attempts, but won the rebound battle 40-30 and drained 32 of 50 free-throw attempts.
South Carolina has now held 11 opponents to fewer than 50 points this year. The Gamecocks entered with a 34.2-percent defensive field goal rate, and held the Bulldogs to 32 percent (16 of 50).
Kendra Grant led Mississippi State (8-7, 0-2) with 15 points. Jerica James added 14.
No. 24 TEXAS A&M 63, No. 23 ARKANSAS 51
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Courtney Williams scored 16 points to lead four Texas A&M players in double figures, and the Aggies defeated Arkansas.
Adrienne Pratcher had 13 points for Texas A&M (12-4, 2-0 Southeastern Conference). Kelsey Bone had 11 points and 14 rebounds and Courtney Walker also scored 11 points for the Aggies, who never trailed in the game.
Sarah Watkins had 19 points and eight rebounds to lead the Razorbacks. Watkins also had three blocks and three steals. Keira Peak scored 11 points.
Arkansas (12-3, 0-2) has lost its first two SEC games after winning nine straight in nonconference play.