Women's Top 25 Capsules
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- DeNesha Stallworth scored 25 points and No. 5 Kentucky moved to 17-1 for the best start in school history with a 100-47 rout of Mississippi State on Thursday night.
Stallworth was 9 of 15 from the field for the Wildcats, who moved past the 1982-83 team which opened 16-1. A'dia Mathies added 21 points and Bria Goss had 13 as Kentucky (17-1, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) also extended its school-record win streak to 16 and its record home win streak to 32.
Kendra Grant had 11 points and Carnecia Williams 10 for Mississippi State (8-10, 0-5), which lost its fifth straight overall and sixth in a row to Kentucky. It was also the Bulldogs' second consecutive lopsided loss on the Wildcats' home floor, following a 48-point defeat last January.
Kentucky, which plays four of its next five games at home, shot 50 percent (37 of 74) from the field and outrebounded the Bulldogs 46-20.
NO. 7 CALIFORNIA 71, USC 63, OT
BERKELEY, Calif. -- Gennifer Brandon had 23 points and a career-high 26 rebounds, and California held USC without a basket in overtime to beat the Trojans.
The Golden Bears rallied from six points down in the final 1:42 of regulation before outscoring the Trojans 9-1 in the extra period. Brandon scored all six points to tie it then added a key block and also scored on a putback in overtime.
Layshia Clarendon added 27 points and six rebounds for Cal (14-2, 4-1 Pac-12), which looked sluggish early while coming off an emotional win over No. 6 Stanford four days earlier.
Kate Oliver had 10 points and 10 rebounds for USC (7-9, 4-1) and Cassie Harberts added 15 points.
NO. 8 PENN STATE 84, WISCONSIN 40
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Nikki Greene scored a season-high 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Penn State to a rout of Wisconsin.
Alex Bentley added 14 points, Maggie Lucas had 11 and Ariel Edwards 10 for the Nittany Lions (14-2, 4-0 Big Ten), who won their eighth straight game overall and third in a row by at least 20 points. It was Penn State's first conference victory of 40 or more points since the 2000-01 season.
Morgan Paige scored 14 points and Jacki Gulczynski had 10 for Wisconsin (8-10, 0-5), which lost its sixth consecutive game.
Penn State had 10 steals among the Badgers' 17 first-half turnovers.
NO. 9 TENNESSEE 75, AUBURN 66
AUBURN, Ala. -- Meighan Simmons scored 29 points and Tennessee rallied from a 12-point deficit in the second half for a victory over Auburn.
The Lady Vols (14-3, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) used a 40-15 run to take control of a game they'd trailed most of the way en route to their seventh consecutive win.
Kamiko Williams' drive with 10:05 left gave Tennessee its first lead -- 49-47 -- since the game's opening basket.
Taber Spani had 12 points for the Lady Vols and Ariel Massengale added 11.
Hasina Muhammed and Blanche Alverson scored 15 points apiece to lead Auburn.
NO. 10 MARYLAND 82, NC STATE 62
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Tianna Hawkins had 26 points and a season-high 17 rebounds, and Maryland beat North Carolina State to keep the Wolfpack winless in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
It was the ninth double-double of the season for Hawkins, the ACC's leading scorer. Alyssa Thomas contributed 18 points and Tierney Pfirman added 16 for the Terrapins (14-3, 5-1).
Maryland never trailed in its fourth straight victory. The Terrapins have won eight of their last nine games against NC State (8-10, 0-6).
Marissa Kastanek scored 16 points for the Wolfpack, who shot 34 percent from the field in their fifth consecutive loss. NC State hasn't won in College Park since Jan. 23, 2005.
NO. 11 NORTH CAROLINA 71, VIRGINIA 60
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Xylina McDaniel had 15 points and nine rebounds to help North Carolina cruise past Virginia for its 11th straight victory.
Waltiea Rolle and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt added 14 points apiece for the Tar Heels (18-1, 6-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who came in leading the nation in steals (14.9 per game) and had 14 and scored 32 points off 24 Cavaliers turnovers.
North Carolina led 23-12 with 11:27 to go in the first half en route to a 42-22 halftime lead.
The Tar Heels pushed their advantage to 21 before the Cavs closed the final 3:52 with a 10-0 run.
Telia McCall and Kelsey Wolfe scored 13 each for Virginia (11-6, 3-3).
NO. 12 PURDUE 75, MINNESOTA 67
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Sam Ostarello had 19 points and 14 rebounds, and Courtney Moses added 18 points and six assists to lead Purdue to a win over Minnesota.
Drey Mingo scored 14 points and KK Houser had 10 assists for the Boilermakers (15-2, 4-0 Big Ten), who had gone into overtime to win each of their last three games.
Rachel Banham and Leah Cotton led Minnesota (13-5, 2-2) with 17 points apiece, and Shayne Mullaney had 12.
Purdue never trailed, scoring the first six points of the game en route to a 38-33 halftime advantage. The Boilermakers led by as many as 14 in the second half.
NO. 13 GEORGIA 57, ARKANSAS 53
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Shacobia Barbee had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Georgia overcame an 11-point halftime deficit to beat Arkansas.
Georgia (16-2, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) had a 9-8 lead before the Razorbacks went on a 22-10 run to close out the first half and take a 30-19 lead into the break.
The Bulldogs fought back in the second half and took a 47-46 lead a Barbee's with 4:10 to go. Georgia never trailed again from that point on, outscoring the Razorbacks 38-23 in the second half.
James had 13 points and Jasmine Hassell finished with 12 for Georgia.
Sarah Watkins led Arkansas (13-5, 1-4) with 14 points, five rebounds and four blocked shots.
NO. 19 SOUTH CAROLINA 66, LSU 59
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Ieasia Walker scored 24 points, surpassing 1,000 for her career and leading South Carolina to a victory over LSU.
Aleighsa Welch added 14 points and Ashley Bruner had 13 for the Gamecocks (15-3, 3-2 Southeastern Conference), who led 36-28 early in the second half before the Lady Tigers (11-7, 2-3) battled back to tie the game at 48 with 8:14 remaining.
Walker had a steal and layup to make it 59-55 before Bruner's steal led to two free throws by Welch that gave South Carolina a 61-55 lead with 1:01 left.
Theresa Plaisance led LSU with 18 points, Bianca Lutley had 16 and Adrienne Webb 14.
NO. 22 FLORIDA STATE 67, BOSTON COLLEGE 57
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Chastity Clayton scored 14 points to lead Florida State to a sweep of the season series with Boston College.
Leonor Rodriguez added 13 points, Alexa Deluzio 12 and Natasha Howard 10 for Florida State (14-3, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), which improved to 10-1 all-time against the Eagles.
Freshman Nicole Boudreau led Boston College (8-8, 2-3) with 18 points, including 4-of-5 shooting from 3-point range. Kristen Doherty added 12 points and Katie Zenevitch 10.
The Eagles used a 12-2 run midway through the second half to cut the deficit to 50-47 with 8:06 left. The Seminoles rebounded with a 7-2 run and led by at least four the rest of the way.
NO. 25 MICHIGAN 67, NORTHWESTERN 53
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Kate Thompson scored 23 points to lead Michigan over Northwestern, extending the Wolverines' winning streak to a school record-tying 10 games.
Nya Jordan added 12 points, Nicole Elmblad pulled down nine rebounds and Jenny Ryan added seven assists for Michigan (15-2, 4-0 Big Ten), which also won 10 straight in the 2001-02 season.
The Wolverines, who led 29-23 at halftime and never trailed, shot 45 percent from the field, while Northwestern shot 37.9 percent. The Wolverines outrebounded the Wildcats 40-25.
Kendall Hackney led Northwestern (8-9, 0-4) with 18 points, and Karly Roser added 12 points and six assists.
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