|Women's Top 25 Capsules|
|Wednesday, February 19, 2014 9:13 PM|
HARTFORD, Conn. — Breanna Stewart scored 23 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked seven shots to lead top-ranked Connecticut to its 33nd straight win, an 83-35 rout of Central Florida on Wednesday night.
Freshman Saniya Chong added a season-high 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Huskies (27-0, 14-0 American Athletic Conference), who jumped out to a 26-point lead in the first half and extended it in the second.
Bria Hartley had 20 points and four rebounds, becoming the third player in school history to record 1,500 points, 500 rebounds and 500 assists in her career.
Zykira Lewis had 11 points to lead Central Florida (10-16, 3-12), which has lost 12 of its last 14 games.
The Huskies held Central Florida to 12 field goals on 70 shots and outscored the Knights 44-6 in the paint.
No. 3 LOUISVILLE 81, HOUSTON 62
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Sara Hammond scored 17 points, and Shoni Schimmel added 15 to top 2,000 for her career and help Louisville improve to 16-0 at home.
Schimmel, the school's second all-time leading scorer behind Angel McCoughtry, has 2,004 career points as the Cardinals (26-2, 14-1 American Athletic Conference) moved one shy of matching its record for home wins set in 2006-07.
Marche Amerson scored 23 points and Jessieka Palmer added 16 for Houston (5-21, 1-14).
Louisville led 13-3 early, but the Cougars rallied behind Palmer, who had eight points in a 3-minute span. Amerson's two free throws cut the deficit to 17-15 and Houston kept it close until the Cardinals closed the half with an 11-3 run to take a 38-27 lead at halftime.
Louisville maintained a double-digit lead throughout the second half and improved to 6-0 at home against the Cougars.
No. 6 BAYLOR 89, IOWA STATE 51
WACO, Texas — Odyssey Sims scored 18 of her 24 points in the first half and Baylor coasted to its ninth straight win.
Sims, the nation's leading scorer, made 9-of-13 from the field and pushed her season total on 3-pointers to 80 by going 6-of-8 from long range.
The Lady Bears (23-3, 13-1 Big 12), who have their highest ranking of the season, took control with a 10-1 run midway through the first half on the way to their 34th straight conference home win.
Freshman Seanna Johnson scored 12 points to lead the Cyclones (17-8, 6-8), who haven't won two straight games since a 14-0 start capped by a 92-43 win over Texas Tech that put them at 3-0 in the Big 12.
No. 13 WEST VIRGINIA 77, No. 12 OKLAHOMA STATE 45
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Bria Holmes scored 20 points and Christal Caldwell added 15 as West Virginia held Oklahoma State to 25-percent shooting.
The Mountaineers (23-3, 12-2 Big 12) led 14-0 and were never threatened, leading by 18 at halftime and adding an 8-0 run to start the second half on jumper by Caldwell.
Oklahoma State (20-5, 9-5) was led by Tiffany Bias, who scored 10 points on 4-for-13 shooting. As a team, the Cowgirls connected on just 16-of-62 shots, including 1-of-18 on 3-pointers, for a season-low scoring total.
The Mountaineers, who handed Oklahoma State its first loss of the season 71-67 in Stillwater on Jan. 4, harried the Cowgirls into 17 turnovers.
Asya Bussie added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Mountaineers with Taylor Palmer adding 10 points and four assists.