Top-Ranked Baylor Stretches Winning Streak to 12 in a Row
California 's Gennifer Brandon (25) celebrates with teammate Layshia Clarendon (23) after a win over Stanford during an NCAA college basketball game in Stanford, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. California won 67-55. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Lawrence, Kan. — Brittney Griner had 33 points and seven rebounds, and top-ranked Baylor had little trouble beating No. 17 Kansas 82-60 yesterday for the Lady Bears’ 12th consecutive win.
Griner had 22 points in the first half, when Baylor (14-1, 4-0 Big 12) seized control. Odyssey Sims added 14 points and Brooklyn Pope finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds as the Lady Bears won their 26th consecutive conference game.
Their only loss this season was against then-No. 4 Stanford.
CeCe Harper came off the bench to score a career-high 21 points for the Jayhawks (11-4, 2-2), who had been unbeaten in nine home games. Angel Goodrich added 16 points and seven assists, and Carolyn Davis finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
No. 2 Notre Dame 71, Rutgers 46
South Bend, Ind. — Skylar Diggins scored 15 points to lead No. 2 Notre Dame to a rout of Rutgers.
The All-American point guard led the Irish in scoring despite playing limited minutes. Coach Muffet McGraw benched her with 8:55 left in the first half after Diggins was whistled with a technical foul for jumping up and down in protest of a foul called against her. Notre Dame took a 37-17 lead into the break.
Diggins had scored nine in the first half and started the second half. She added six more before McGraw pulled her and other starters because of the lopsided score.
No. 4 Duke 73, Wake Forest 44
Winston-Salem, n.c. — Elizabeth Williams scored 18 points and No. 4 Duke routed Wake Forest for its 38th straight victory in the series.
Richa Jackson added 10 points and Chloe Wells matched a season best with 10 points for the Blue Devils (15-0, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference).
No. 7 California 67
No. 5 Stanford 55
Stanford, Calif. — Gennifer Brandon had 14 points and 12 rebounds and No. 7 California snapped fifth-ranked Stanford’s 81-game winning streak against conference opponents in the second meeting between the Bay Area rivals in six days.
Brittany Boyd added 19 points while Layshia Clarendon had 14 to help the Golden Bears beat a top-5 opponent for the first time since a 66-52 victory against No. 2 Rutgers on Nov. 22, 2008.
No. 6 Kentucky 69, Missouri 43
Columbia, Mo. — DeNesha Stallworth scored 17 points and A’dia Mathies added 14 to help No. 6 Kentucky extend its school-record winning streak to 15 games with a win over Missouri.
The Wildcats (16-1, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) scored the first six points of the game and never trailed, winning their 16th game this season by at least 18 points.
No. 8 Penn St. 80, Nebraska 58
State College, Pa. — Alex Bentley scored 19 points and led a swift backcourt trio that created havoc all over the floor to help No. 8 Penn State beat Nebraska.
Guard Maggie Lucas had 19 points on 5-of-16 shooting, while Ariel Edwards added 15 off the bench for the Lady Lions (13-2, 3-0 Big Ten), who won their seventh straight.
No. 9 Tennessee 78
Florida 75 (ot)
Gainesville, Fla. — Meighan Simmons scored 27 points, Bashaara Graves added 17 points and 15 rebounds, and Lady Vols beat the Gators in overtime.
Tennessee (13-3, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) snapped Florida’s 15-game winning streak at home and won for the 44th time in 48 meetings.
No. 10 Maryland 74
Virginia Tech 45
Blacksburg, Va. — Alyssa Thomas had 26 points, 18 rebounds and three blocks and No. 10 Maryland took charge from the opening tip and beat Virginia Tech.
Thomas, the reigning ACC player of the year, added six assists for the Terrapins (13-3, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won for the ninth time in 10 games.
No. 11 North Carolina 79
Georgia Tech 58
Chapel Hill, n.c. — Megan Buckland scored 19 points and No. 11 North Carolina rolled over Georgia Tech for its 10th straight win.
The Tar Heels (17-1, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) scored 22 straight points to seize a 22-3 lead on their way to a 41-17 halftime advantage. Krista Gross had all 10 of her points during the early run.
No. 13 Georgia 42
No. 18 South Carolina 40
Athens, Ga. — Jasmine Hassell scored 19 points as No. 13 Georgia outlasted No. 18 South Carolina for its lowest winning point total in school history.
South Carolina (14-3, 2-2 Southeastern Conference), led by Aleighsa Welch with 19 points, managed only one field goal in the last 13 minutes.
No. 14 Ucla 85, Washington 68
Los Angeles — Jasmine Dixon tied her season high with 13 points and also pulled down 11 rebounds for her first double-double of the season, and No. 14 UCLA overcame a turnover-plagued first half to beat Washington for its sixth straight victory.
Atonye Nyingifa had 17 points, Markel Walker scored 11 and Alyssia Brewer and Thea Lemberger each scored 10.
No. 18 Florida State 86
No. 24 Miami 65
Tallahassee, Fla. — Leonor Rodriguez scored 21 points and Natasha Howard had 20 points and nine rebounds as No. 18 Florida State routed No. 24 Miami.
Chelsea Davis had her third career double-double, getting 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Seminoles (13-3, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference). Chasity Clayton scored 14 points.
Morgan Stroman had 18 points and 11 rebounds and Shawnice Wilson added 15 points and 12 rebounds for Miami (12-4, 3-2), which had 18 turnovers.
NO. 20 TEXAS A&M 78, AUBURN 56
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Kelsey Bone had 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 20 Texas A&M to a victory over Auburn.
Kristi Bellock had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Aggies (13-5, 3-1 Southeastern). It was Bone’s fifth straight game with a double-double and Bellock has done it in three of her last four.
Courtney Walker had 16 points and Adrienne Pratcher scored 11 for Texas A&M, which never trailed in the game and built a quick 16-4 lead.
Hasina Muhammad led Auburn (13-4, 2-2) with 18 points and eight rebounds. Tyrese Tanner added 15 points for the Tigers.
NO. 21 OKLAHOMA ST. 64, TEXAS 52
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Toni Young had 19 points and seven rebounds and No. 21 Oklahoma State defeated Texas.
Brittney Martin added 16 points and five steals, Liz Donohoe scored 15 and Tiffany Bias had 12 assists for the Cowgirls (13-2, 2-2 Big 12), who have won back-to-back games after dropping their first two conference contests.
Chassidy Fussell led Texas (7-8, 0-4) with 11 points. The Longhorns have lost six in a row.
NO. 23 COLORADO 56, UTAH 43
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jen Reese scored 11 points to lead No. 23 Colorado over Utah in the teams second meeting this week.
Reese was 5 of 11 from the field for the Buffaloes (13-2, 2-2 Pac-12).
Arielle Roberson scored 10 points. Rachel Hargis had seven rebounds, and Chucky Jeffery had six assists.
Taryn Wicijowski scored 16 points, passing her 1,200 career-point. She entered the game with 1,195 career points. Michelle Plouffe had 15 points and seven rebounds for Utah (9-6, 0-4).
Colorado also defeated Utah 67-57 Tuesday.