Top 25 Capsules
STANFORD, Calif. (AP)
Kayla Pedersen had 23 points and seven rebounds and No. 2 Stanford fought back after trailing at halftime for the first time all season, beating Arizona State 71-48 on Thursday night to extend its home winning streak at Maples Pavilion to 39 games.
Rosalyn Gold-Onwude knocked down three 3-pointers on the way to a career-high 19 points and Jayne Appel added 12 points and 10 rebounds as the Cardinal (18-1, 8-0 Pac-10) won their ninth straight game since losing at top-ranked Connecticut on Dec. 23.
Tenaya Watson scored all 12 of her points in the first half for Arizona State (12-7, 4-4), which had its four-game winning streak snapped. The Sun Devils had been on a roll after losing three in a row and five of six.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Samantha Prahalis had 23 points, 10 assists and six rebounds to lead Ohio State.
Jantel Lavender added 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Buckeyes (21-2, 9-1 Big Ten). Kiara Buford led Minnesota (11-9, 4-5) with 14 points and Zoe Harper had 13.
Prahalis shook off missing a tying layup at the buzzer in the Buckeyes' 63-61 loss at Purdue on Monday with 19 points and nine assists in the first half as OSU took a 55-26 lead.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Angie Bjorklund broke out of a shooting slump and scored 20 points for Tennessee.
Glory Johnson had 15 and 13 rebounds. Shekinna Stricklen added 17 points, and Alyssia Brewer had 11 points for Tennessee.
Bjorklund entered the game leading the Lady Volunteers (18-2, 6-1 Southeastern Conference) with 14.8 points per game but averaged just 8.8 in the past four games.
Alli Smalley was the only Tigers (11-10, 2-6) player that didn't appear to struggle, and she led the team with 21 points.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Alexis Rack had 34 points and Mississippi State scored its second straight upset of a ranked team.
Rack scored 24 points in the second half as Mississippi State (14-7, 5-3 Southeastern Conference) pulled away, sending Georgia (18-3, 5-3) to its second straight loss and third in five games after a 16-0 start.
Georgia hit just 36.4 percent of its shots (24 of 66) and only 4 of 19 3-pointers. Meredith Mitchell led Georgia with 16 points and Porsha Phillips had 11 points and 11 rebounds.
It was the fourth win against a ranked opponent this season for Mississippi State, which beat then-No. 20 Vanderbilt on Sunday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Victoria Dunlap had 24 points and nine rebounds, leading Kentucky to its first win over LSU since the 1999 SEC tournament - 16 straight losses.
Trailing by three points with 8 minutes remaining, the Wildcats scored 11 consecutive points. Amani Franklin's field goal started the run. Two free throws by A'dia Mathies gave Kentucky the lead at 58-57.
Crystal Riley scored a career-high 11 points and Amber Smith had 10 points for Kentucky (17-3, 5-2 SEC).
Allison Hightower was the leading scorer for LSU (14-5, 3-4) with 23 points, but she missed 20 of her 30 field goal attempts.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Brittany Rayburn scored 26 points and K.K. Houser made all 13 of her free throws in scoring a career-high 18 points, helping Purdue beat Penn State in overtime.
The Boilermakers (11-10, 6-4 Big Ten) led most of the game until Alex Bentley hit a jumper with 11 seconds left in regulation to tie it 65-all.
Rayburn and Houser combined for 11 points in overtime as Purdue claimed its second straight upset of a Top 25 team. Purdue beat Ohio State on Monday.
Bentley had 27 points for the Lady Lions (15-5, 7-3), who lost their first game since re-entering the Top 25 for the first time in five years.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Julie Wojta scored 16 of her 23 points in the first half for Wisconsin-Green Bay.
The Phoenix (17-2, 6-2 Horizon League) shot 75 percent and led by as many as 23 points in the first half. Green Bay made 11 straight shots to end the half and headed into the locker room with a 43-23 lead.
Butler (12-7, 5-3) cut the lead to eight in the second half, but the Phoenix held on despite going the final 7:50 without a field goal.
Celeste Hoewisch added 14 points for the Phoenix. Chloe Hamilton led four Bulldogs in double figures with 16 points.