Top 25 Women's Capsules

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- Elena Delle Donne had a season-high 42 points, including the 2,000th of her career, to help No. 10 Delaware beat Hofstra 89-79 on Thursday night.

Delle Donne also has 14 rebounds and six blocks for Delaware (23-1, 14-0 Colonial Athletic Association), which used a 15-2 run spanning halftime to take control of the game. Delle Donne, who leads the nation in scoring at 28 points a game, had nine points during the burst -- including a tough bank shot that capped the spree and made it 50-41.

She hit a pretty 3-pointer from the top of the key a few minutes later to cross the 2,000-point milestone and give the Blue Hens a 59-48 lead. The 6-foot-5 junior scored 14 straight points to help keep Hofstra (17-8, 9-5) from getting any closer than six the rest of the way.

Candice Bellocchio and Katelyn Loper scored 21 points each to lead the Pride.

NO. 6 MIAMI 73, N.C. STATE 61

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Riquna Williams scored 17 of her 24 points in the first half to help Miami beat North Carolina State.

Shawnice Wilson added career highs with 17 points and 17 rebounds for the Hurricanes (23-3, 12-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who remain a game back of first-place Duke in the ACC. Stefanie Yderstrom added 12 points to help Miami get its first win at N.C. State in seven tries.

Myisha Goodwin-Coleman scored 14 points to lead N.C. State (15-12, 4-9), which dropped its fourth consecutive conference game. Marissa Kastanek added 12 points and Bonae Holston had 10 for the Wolfpack.

ALABAMA 77, NO. 7 KENTUCKY 75

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Jasmine Robinson scored 17 points and Alabama held off a big Kentucky rally for its first win against a ranked team in more than nine years.

The Crimson Tide (12-15, 2-11 Southeastern Conference) had most of a 23-point lead wiped out in the second half before handing the Wildcats (21-5, 10-3) their third straight defeat.

Alabama hadn't beaten a ranked team since a 70-59 win over No. 24 BYU on Dec. 21, 2002.

A'dia Mathies scored 18 of her 26 points in the second half for Kentucky, which still sits atop the SEC standings.

Alabama won despite 30 turnovers, partly because the Wildcats had 22 of their own.

NO. 8 MARYLAND 73, VIRGINIA 56

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Tianna Hawkins scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, and Maryland took charge early to beat Virginia.

Hawkins went 12 for 13 from the field as the Terrapins (22-4, 9-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) rebounded from Sunday's 76-74 home loss to No. 6 Miami. Maryland led by six in that game with 6 minutes remaining, but allowed the Hurricanes to come back and sweep the season series.

The Terrapins didn't let that happen against Virginia (18-9, 6-7), which trailed 44-21 at halftime and never got closer than 11 after that.

Ariana Moorer led Virginia with 23 points and Ataira Franklin had 10.

NO. 9 OHIO ST. 75, INDIANA 54

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Tayler Hill scored 27 points and Ohio State handed Indiana its 13th straight loss even without Big Ten scoring leader Samantha Prahalis.

Prahalis, averaging 21. 8 points in the conference, was battling the flu. She was on the bench at the outset but then went to the locker room.

Amber Stokes added 14 points and a career-high seven assists, with Kalpana Beach matching a career high with 13 points for Ohio State (23-3, 10-3). The Buckeyes never trailed while staying in a tie for the top spot in the Big Ten.

Aulani Sinclair had 23 points and Quaneisha McCurty 11 for the Hoosiers (5-21, 0-13).

NO. 11 GREEN BAY 90, CLEVELAND STATE 59

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Julie Wojta had 23 points, 12 rebounds and five assists to lead Wisconsin-Green Bay over Cleveland State.

Lydia Bauer had 16 points, Adrian Ritchie added 14 and Megan Lukan 12 for Green Bay (22-1, 12-1 Horizon League), which shot 47 percent (31 of 66) from the field.

Wojta grabbed eight offensive rebounds as the Phoenix scored 18 second-chance points. Green Bay led by only six -- 40-34 -- at halftime but opened the second half on a 25-8 run.

Cori Coleman scored 21 points for Cleveland State (9-16, 4-10), which had 17 turnovers that led to 24 points for the Phoenix.

NO. 12 PENN ST. 74, NO. 17 PURDUE 63

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Maggie Lucas scored 20 of her 28 points in the second half and Penn State beat Purdue to maintain its lead in the Big Ten standings.

It was the fifth straight win for the Lady Lions (21-5, 11-3), who have two home games remaining -- against No. 9 Ohio State, which trails Penn State by a half-game, and Minnesota -- before the Big Ten tournament begins March 1 in Indianapolis.

Mia Nickson had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Lady Lions, who led 35-33 at halftime.

Alex Guyton had 12 points to lead Purdue (19-7, 9-4), which has lost four of its last five following an 11-game winning streak.

NO. 18 GEORGIA 61, NO. 25 SOUTH CAROLINA 59

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Anne Marie Armstrong sank two foul shots with 5 seconds left to lift Georgia over South Carolina.

The Lady Bulldogs (20-6, 9-4 Southeastern Conference) led 59-55 with 1:07 left, but the Gamecocks weren't done yet. Both La'Keisha Sutton and Iesia Walker went 2 of 2 at the foul line, pulling South Carolina (19-7, 8-5) even at 59-all with 12 seconds left. Georgia got the ball back and South Carolina's Sancheon White committed the foul, sending Armstrong to the charity stripe for what would be the game-winning foul shots.

Jasmine Hassell led Georgia with 18 points, while Sutton paced South Carolina with 20.

NO. 20 GEORGIA TECH 67, WAKE FOREST 52

WINSTON SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Dawnn Maye had 23 points, and Tyaunna Marshall had 14 points and 10 boards to lead Georgia Tech over Wake Forest.

Sasha Goodlett chipped in 16 points and Metra Walthour added 10 for the Yellow Jackets, who won for the sixth time in seven games.

Georgia Tech (19-7, 9-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) led by as many as 11 in the second half, despite shooting just 9 of 32 from the field in the first half. In the second half, the Yellow Jackets shot 55.2 percent (16 of 29).

Boykin Lakevia scored 16 points to lead the Demon Deacons (15-11, 5-8).