Top-ranked Connecticut rips Rhode Island

Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2001

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Asjha Jones scored 17 points, and Ashley Battle had a career-high 13 rebounds as top-ranked Connecticut cruised to an 84-38 victory Saturday over Rhode Island.

No. 3 Oklahoma 83, North Texas 68

SAN ANTONIO -- Caton Hill and LaNeishea Caufield scored 17 points apiece to help lead No. 3 Oklahoma win the Texas-San Antonio Women's Tipoff Classic.

No. 4 Vanderbilt 75, Wagner 40

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Chantelle Anderson had 13 points and Jenni Benningfield 12 as Vanderbilt defeated Wagner in the first round of the First Tennessee tournament.

No. 7 Stanford 71, Hawaii 60

HONOLULU -- Lindsey Yamasaki scored 14 points to lead Stanford in the semifinals of the Rainbow Wahine Classic.

No 8 Texas Tech 64, Oregon St. 60

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Natalie Ritchie scored a career-best 21 points, and Texas Tech withstood a late rally by Oregon State.

No. 9 Duke 107, Davidson 58

DURHAM, N.C. -- Alana Beard hit her first six shots en route to a season-high 21 points as the record-breaking Blue Devils advanced to the championship game of the Duke Women's Basketball Classic.

Southern Cal 71, No. 12 Florida 68

ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands -- Aisha Hollans had 29 points and nine rebounds to lead Southern California over the Gators.

Arizona 72, No. 15 Notre Dame 70

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Elizabeth Pickney hit a layup at the buzzer, capping her 21-point second half and leading Arizona.

No. 20 Colorado St. 82, Evansville 53

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Reserve Joy Jenkins scored a career-high 20 points, and Angie Gorton added 13 as Colorado State won its own Coors Rocky Mountain Invitational.

Western Michigan 77, No. 21 Arizona St. 63

ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands -- Casey Rost scored 22 points to lead sharp-shooting Western Michigan's upset over Arizona St. in the Paradise Jam tournament.

Texas 75, No. 23 Wisconsin 70

ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands -- Stacy Stephens had 17 points and 13 rebounds as Texas upset Wisconsin.

No. 24 Toledo 72, West Virginia 58

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Reserve Karin Hoogedam had 10 points and five blocks, and Teresa Kahle added 11 points and 12 rebounds for Toledo in the consolation game of the Coors Rocky Mountain Invitational.

Melantha Herron added 12 points as coach Mark Ehlen got his 142nd win at Toledo (2-1). Ehlen ties Bill Fennelly as the winningest coach in school history.

Yolanda Paige and Sherell Sowho had 14 points each for West Virginia.

The Mountaineers Virginia trailed 44-41 five minutes into the second half after a jump shot by Sowho. But Toledo made a defensive stand with Hoogedam blocking four shots. Then Mary Blessing made two straight 3-pointers in an 8-0 run to build a 52-41 lead.



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