Top 25 Capsules

Updated: February 15, 2013, 12:02 AM ET
Associated Press

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Elizabeth Williams and Haley Peters each matched their career highs with 25 points apiece as No. 5 Duke took a big early lead against overmatched Virginia Tech and cruised to its seventh straight victory, 77-33.

The Blue Devils (23-1, 13-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) forced 18 first-half turnovers and led 40-14 at the intermission on the way to their 29th consecutive road victory against an unranked opponent.

The loss Thursday night was the 11th in 12 games for Virginia Tech (8-16, 2-11) and its second lopsided setback against the Blue Devils this season. Duke won 58-26 just over a month ago in Durham, N.C.

Alyssa Fenyn led Virginia Tech with seven points and Lauren Evans had six.

NO. 7 MARYLAND 75, CLEMSON 45

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Tianna Hawkins posted her 12th double-double of the season with 30 points and 12 rebounds and No. 7 Maryland continued its dominance of Clemson.

Alyssa Thomas added 17 points for the Terrapins, who bounced back from a 71-56 loss to No. 5 Duke on Monday night. Maryland has won 13 consecutive games against the Tigers. The Terrapins (20-5, 11-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) have not lost to Clemson since a 63-61 setback on March 7, 2003, in the ACC Tournament.

Nikki Dixon had 13 points for the Tigers (6-18, 2-11), who have lost four straight.

NO. 8 PENN STATE 81, IOWA 69

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Maggie Lucas scored 21 points and No. 8 Penn State won for the 15th time in 16 games.

Ariel Edwards scored 15 points off the bench and Alex Bentley added 14 points for the Lady Lions (21-3, 11-1 Big Ten).

Morgan Johnson had 17 points and 11 rebounds for Iowa (16-10, 5-7), which has lost five straight.

NO. 9 KENTUCKY 78, NO. 14 SOUTH CAROLINA 74

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kastine Evans hit two free throws with 8.8 seconds left, and No. 9 Kentucky overcame a 14-point halftime deficit.

Jennifer O'Neill scored 19 points for the Wildcats (22-3, 10-2 Southeastern Conference).

The loss was the first in 19 games this season for South Carolina (20-5, 8-4) when it led at halftime. Aleighsa Welch and Elem Ibiam led the Gamecocks with 15 points apiece.

NO. 11 TEXAS A&M 78, FLORIDA 7

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Kelsey Bone had 31 points and 10 rebounds help No. 11 Texas A&M to a victory that pulled it into a tie with Tennessee for the Southeastern Conference lead.

Kristi Bellock scored 13 points and Adrienne Pratcher had 12 points and five assists for the Aggies (20-5, 10-1 SEC), who have won eight in a row.

Jaterra Bonds had 17 points and eight assists, Lily Svete scored 15 on five 3-pointers, and January Miller finished with 11 points for the Gators (15-10, 4-7).

NO. 14 NORTH CAROLINA 76, WAKE FOREST 56

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Xylina McDaniel scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and No. 14 North Carolina extended its winning streak against Wake Forest at Carmichael Arena to 18 in a row.

The victory was the third in a row for the Tar Heels (23-3, 11-2 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Chelsea Douglas scored 13 points and Asia Williams 12 for Wake Forest (11-14, 4-9).

NO. 18 PURDUE 68, WISCONSIN 58

MADISON, Wis. -- KK Houser scored 20 points, Drey Mingo added 12 points and eight rebounds, and No. 18 Purdue rallied in the closing minutes for the victory.

Houser was just 6 of 14 from the floor but was 5 of 9 from 3-point range for the Boilermakers (19-5, 8-3 Big Ten).

Jacki Gulczynski led the Badgers (11-14, 3-9) with 19 points. Nicole Bauman scored 14, and Cassie Rochel had nine points, 13 rebounds and seven blocked shots.

NORTH CAROLINA STATE 76, NO. 19 FLORIDA STATE 69

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Kody Burke scored 26 points, tying her career high, to lead North Carolina State, which earned its first road win over a ranked team since 2006.

Len'Nique Brown added 13 points, nine assists and seven rebounds for the Wolfpack (13-12, 5-8 Atlantic Coast Conference), who shot 52.6 percent (30 of 57).

Leonor Rodriguez scored 26 points and Natasha Howard had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Seminoles (19-5, 9-4), who shot 37.3 percent (25 of 67).

NO. 20 DELAWARE 86, OLD DOMINION 62

NEWARK, Del. -- Elena Delle Donne scored 17 of her 26 points in the first half and posted seven boards and six assists to spark No. 20 Delaware to its 16th straight win.

Lauren Carra added 15 points and eight rebounds for the Blue Hens (21-3, 12-0 Colonial Athletic Association), who won their 31st consecutive league game.

Shae Kelley led Old Dominion (16-9, 7-6) with 20 points, but leading scorer Jackie Cook was held to 4-of-13 shooting.

NO. 24 IOWA ST. 72, NO. 22 OKLAHOMA 66

NORMAN, Okla. -- Hallie Christofferson had 27 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 24 Iowa State to a victory that moved it into second place in the Big 12.

Chelsea Poppens added 19 points and eight rebounds for the Cyclones (18-5, 9-4 Big 12), who completed a season sweep of the Sooners.

Sharane Campbell, Aaryn Ellenberg and Nicole Griffin scored 14 points for the Oklahoma (18-6, 8-4).


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