No. 22 TCU women topple third-ranked Cal

December 08, 2008|By From Sun news services

Rachel Rentschler scored 16 of her 24 points in the first half and grabbed 10 rebounds, and No. 22 Texas Christian handed third-ranked California its first loss of the season with a hard-fought 82-73 victory in the championship game of the Colliers International Classic yesterday.

Ashley Walker had 31 points - one off her career high - and 12 rebounds, reaching the 30-point mark for the third time this season, but it wasn't enough for host Cal in this sloppy performance.

The Golden Bears (7-1) saw their school-record 33-game home nonconference winning streak end after allowing their most points since an 87-75 loss to rival Stanford on Jan. 14, 2006.

Tournament Most Valuable Player Helena Sverrisdottir added 17 points and 10 assists, and TK LaFleur had 13 points and six rebounds for the Frogs (8-2), who avenged a 74-55 home loss to Cal last season.

TCU bounced back after a tough defeat at Fresno State to beat Saint Louis on Saturday and then pull off this upset. The Frogs celebrated by dancing at midcourt after the final buzzer sounded.

No. 5 Texas A&M 80, Southern Methodist 48: : Takia Starks scored 21 points to lead the host Aggies (8-0) over the Mustangs (2-5). Brittany Gilliam led SMU with 18 points.

No. 6 Oklahoma 87, Arkansas State 57:: Courtney Paris extended her streak of double doubles to 100, and visiting Oklahoma (6-2) routed Arkansas State (5-4). Paris finished with 24 points and 10 rebounds, and her sister Ashley added 20 points and 11 rebounds.

No. 9 Texas 74, Mississippi 50: : Brittainey Raven scored 16 points to lead four Texas players in double figures and the visiting Longhorns (8-0) defeated Mississippi in a battle of unbeatens. Shawn Goff scored 15 points for Ole Miss (7-1).

No. 11 Notre Dame 62, No. 17 Purdue 51: : Melissa Lechlitner scored a career-high 19 points as host Notre Dame (7-0) overcame a slow start to beat Purdue. Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton led the Boilermakers (5-3) with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

No. 12 Duke 60, Michigan 45: : Chante Black had 13 points, seven rebounds and six blocks as the Blue Devils (6-1) overcame a season-high 30 turnovers. Veronica Hicks scored 16 points for the Wolverines (5-4).

No. 13 Louisville 82, Ball State 51: : Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances) scored 21 points, including 10 straight during a run in the second half, to lead host Louisville (7-1) past Ball State. Emily Maggert led Ball State (3-3) with 15 points.

No. 14 Auburn 64, Liberty 53: : Sherell Hobbs scored five of her 20 points during an 11-0 run in the second half, and visiting Auburn (10-0) pulled away from a 41-all tie to beat Liberty (1-6).

St. Bonaventure 63, No. 21 Michigan State 52:: Katelyn Murray scored a career-high 25 points and made five three-pointers to lead host St. Bonaventure (6-1) to an upset of Michigan State. Kalisha Keane led the Spartans (6-3) with 12 points.

Cincinnati 65, No. 23 Xavier 55: : Kahla Roudebush scored 17 points and host Cincinnati (6-2) used a 17-4 run over the last three minutes to defeat Xavier (7-3).

No. 25 Arizona State 91, Northern Arizona 65: : Danielle Orsillo scored 13 of her 16 points in the first half as host Arizona State (6-2) beat Northern Arizona (2-7) in the championship of the ASU Classic.

Men

No. 6 Oklahoma 69, Tulsa 44: : Blake Griffin had 19 points and nine rebounds, and Willie Warren added 14 points as visiting Oklahoma dominated Tulsa. Warren and Crocker hit consecutive three-pointers as the Sooners (8-0) scored the first 13 points of the game. Cade Davis' three-pointer from the right wing stretched Oklahoma's lead to 20-3 before Tulsa (4-4) could get anything going.

No. 11 Louisville 91, Ohio 56:: Earl Clark had 17 points, 14 rebounds and a career-high eight assists as the host Cardinals (4-1) dominated Ohio (3-3) in the Marques Maybin Classic. Samardo Samuels led Louisville with 19 points - most of them coming on nifty feeds from Clark. Jerome Tillman led Ohio with 21 points and seven rebounds.

No. 13 Michigan State 75, Bradley 59: : Chris Allen scored 19 points and host Michigan State got its running game going late to spurt past visiting Bradley. The Spartans (5-2) were coming off one of their most humbling defeats in years, a 35-point loss to No. 1 North Carolina in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Theron Wilson had 16 points for Bradley (4-3).

No. 19 Arizona State 64, Nebraska 44: : James Harden, Arizona State's leading scorer, was held without a field goal for more than 19 minutes but finished with 20 points, nine rebounds and six assists to lead the host Sun Devils past Nebraska (6-1). Rihards Kuksiks added career highs of 18 points and six rebounds for the Sun Devils (7-1), who are off to their best start since going 7-1 in 1991-92.

Florida State 57, No. 23 Florida 55: : Ryan Reid scored four of his 13 points in the final 1:20, and Florida State (8-1) won despite shooting 31.4 percent in the game. Nick Calathes led Florida (6-2) with 16 points. The Gators' Dan Werner missed a three at the buzzer.

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