Kentucky dominates Jacksonville State 100-25
|women's BASkEtBALL RESULTS
|Kentucky 100, Jacksonville State 25
|Tennessee 92, Miami (Fla.) 76
|Georgia 68, Georgia Southern 49
|Lamar 67, Ole Miss 58
|Central Arkansas 58, Alabama 46
|Auburn 80, Belmont 53
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky forced 48 turnovers Tuesday, setting a women's basketball school record in the Wildcats' 100-25 win over Jacksonville State.
The Wildcats' (2-0) full-court pressure defense wore down Jacksonville State from the opening tip. After the Gamecocks scored the first game's first basket, Kentucky fired off a 22-0 run that included 13 forced turnovers.
Kentucky's defense also tied a school record with 25 points allowed in a game. A'dia Mathies and Bernisha Pinkett each led the Wildcats with 18 points, and Mathies led all rebounders with 10.
After leading 49-13 at halftime, Kentucky opened the second half on a 17-2 run to spread the lead to 66-15. The previous school record for turnovers forced in a game was 43, which Kentucky did Jan. 3, 2000 against Winthrop.
Briana Morrow had eight points for the Gamecocks (0-2).
Third-ranked Tennessee holds off No. 7 Miami 92-76
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Taber Spani scored 20 points and third-ranked Tennessee outlasted No. 7 Miami 92-76 on Tuesday night in the State Farm Tip-Off Classic.
The game was tied 42-all at halftime before the Lady Vols (2-0) unleashed an 18-4 run to open the second half. A layup by Glory Johnson made it 60-46 with 16:19 to go.
The Hurricanes charged back with nine unanswered points to cut Tennessee's margin to seven, and with 7:31 to go Shenise Johnson hit a jumper to cut the Lady Vols' lead to 73-68.
Miami would get no closer. Two possessions later, Spani took an inbound pass with 10 seconds on the shot clock and launched a 3-point attempt that hit nothing but net as the buzzer sounded, kicking off an 11-0 run.
Riquna Williams scored 24 points for Miami (1-1), which turned the ball over 21 times.
Lady Bulldogs Top Georgia Southern, 68-49
STATESBORO, Ga. - Jasmine Hassell scored a game-high 17 points, largely due to connecting on 7-of-9 shots from the floor, to lead the No. 12 Georgia Lady Bulldogs to a 68-49 victory over Georgia Southern here on Tuesday night.
Jasmine James and Khaalidah Miller both chipped in 16 points for Georgia (2-0), while MiMi DuBose paced Southern (0-2) with 14 points.
"Hassell was great when we got her the ball," head coach Andy Landers said. "I wish we could've gotten it to her more often. She did a nice job defensively as well. She had some breakdowns, but she was still pretty solid."
The Lady Bulldogs shot well early, connecting on 4-of-5 shots from the floor in the opening 3:23 to secure an 11-6 lead. Southern responded with a 9-0 surge of its own to build a 15-11 advantage.
A layup from Anne Marie Armstrong at the 11:46 mark ignited a 13-2 run over the next 7:51. Georgia's largest lead of the opening period was 14 points, lastly at 35-21 with 2:24 on the clock.
Southern remained as close as 41-32 with 16:07 left in the game before Hassell scored the first six points in a quick 9-0 run that covered just 1:58 and put the game out of reach. The Lady Bulldogs' largest lead was 66-43 with 4:18 left.
For the game, Georgia shot 46.0 percent from the floor and held the Eagles to 39.5 percent. Hassell and Armstrong both collected a game-high seven rebounds.
The Lady Bulldogs will return to action on Thursday when they face the College of Charleston at Stegeman Coliseum at 7 p.m. ET. That contest is the second of three in a six-day span. Georgia also hosts No. 23 Southern Cal on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET.
Rebels Fall At Lamar, 67-58
BEAUMONT, Texas – The Ole Miss women’s basketball team fell at Lamar Tuesday night, 67-58.
With the loss, Ole Miss fell to 1-1 while Lamar improved to 2-1.
“They are a very good basketball team. I think the difference was for the first eight minutes we stuck to our game plan and guarded them as we should have,” head coach Renee Ladner said. “They went on a run and they had two threes that put us back on our heels and we never recovered from it.”
Valencia McFarland ended the game with 18 points while Nikki Byrd added 11. Pa’Sonna Hope grabbed 11 boards for Ole Miss. For the game, the Rebels shot 36.8 percent to the Lady Cards’ 42.3.
The Rebels and Cardinals traded baskets early until threes on back-to-back possessions for Ole Miss from Maggie McFerrin and McFarland put Ole Miss up 12-7 with 16:43 to play in the half.
The Lady Cards hit back-to-back threes of their own to extend their lead to nine points, 26-17, with 9:15 left in the half. Lamar pushed its lead to 12, 30-18, with just over six minutes in the half.
Lamar led Ole Miss 38-28 at the half. McFarland recorded a team-high 13 points in the half, while Hope added a team-high six rebounds.
In the second half, Ole Miss cut the Lady Cards’ lead to five on a layup from Danielle McCray with 15:19 to play but Lamar pushed it lead back to 10 with 13:55 remaining.
Ole Miss cut Lamar’s lead to five, 61-56, on a bucket from Byrd with 3:31 to play but couldn’t get any closer.
Ole Miss will host South Alabama Friday at 4:30 p.m.
Alabama Women’s Basketball Falls at Central Arkansas, 58-46
CONWAY, Ark. – The Alabama women’s basketball team suffered its first loss of the 2011-12 season, falling 58-46 at Central Arkansas on Tuesday at the Farris Center. The Crimson Tide is now 1-1 on the season, while the Sugar Bears improve to 2-0.
Central Arkansas capitalized on its 18 trips to the free throw line, scoring 22 points from the stripe, while also collecting 23 offensive boards resulting in 21 second-chance points.
“We did not play very good basketball tonight,” said Alabama head coach Wendell Hudson. “We gave up 23 offensive rebounds and had 24 turnovers. This team is going through a little bit of growing pains together. We just could not get five people on the same page tonight. Like I told the team after the game, two games does not make up a season. When we play together, we are a pretty good basketball team.”
Sophomore Jasmine Robinson finished as Alabama’s leading scorer with 13 points, while also adding a game-high four steals. Junior Kyra Crosby collected a team-best seven rebounds in addition to three thefts.
A free throw by Robinson got the Tide on the board first at the 17:40 mark, however neither team was able to get much going offensively in the early part of the game. Alabama would hold onto the lead until a pair of free throws put the Sugar Bears in front 8-7 with 8:58 to go. Central Arkansas extended its lead to as many as eight in the half, taking advantage of eight trips to the free throw line. The Tide pulled within two with 15 seconds to play thanks to an 8-2 run, but a last second put-back for the Sugar Bears gave Central Arkansas a 24-20 lead at the break.
Despite being down at the half, Alabama did end up with a better shooting percentage from the floor, going 9-for-31 (29.0 percent), while Central Arkansas was 6-for-29 (20.7 percent).
The Tide scored three points to open the second to close the gap to one point, but two more quick trips to the free throw line for the Sugar Bears put the lead back at five with 17:27 on the clock. Central Arkansas would take its first double-digit advantage of the game at the 7:23 mark, leading 44-34. Alabama would come within eight, but would not get any closer for the duration of the game.
Next up, Alabama returns home to take on Northwestern State on Friday, November 18. Tipoff in Foster Auditorium is slated for 6:30 p.m. CT.
Auburn Women’s Basketball Picks Up 800th Program Win In 80-53 Victory Over Belmont
AUBURN, Ala. – The Auburn women’s basketball team (2-0) coasted past Belmont (0-3) 80-53 Tuesday night in its home-opener at Auburn Arena, putting the 800th victory in program history in the books. Sophomore Camille Glymph came off the bench, hitting five of Auburn’s 10 3-pointers to lead the Tigers with 18 points in the win.
Now in its 41st season of women’s basketball, Auburn improved to 800-361 all-time. Auburn head coach Nell Fortner has accounted for 134 of those wins on The Plains.
“I think it’s a great milestone for the program,” said Fortner. “I’m a very small part of that in my coaching here, but I think it’s just a testament to the longevity of basketball and women’s basketball here at Auburn. It’s nice to be a part of that.”
Glymph, who was 5-of-8 from 3-point range, led an Auburn bench in the win that scored 30 or more points for the second game in a row. The Tiger bench scored 31 points, compared to 18 from Belmont.
“Once again, our bench is really providing a lot of good things for us,” said Fortner. “We have slow starts and can sub in off the bench and kind of jump start us a little bit. Camille Glymph continues to just really be such a threat on the floor just shooting the ball so well. We have a lot of weapons on this team, and it’s nice, as a coach, to be able to go to that as the game goes.”
Belmont jumped out to a 6-0 lead and led 18-12 midway through the first half, but Auburn responded well, creating six turnovers en route to a 14-0 run. Glymph provided a spark during the drive, scoring 12 of the Tigers’ 14 points.
Auburn kept the momentum and went into the locker room with a 39-25 lead at the half and never looked back. It held the Bruins to just 36 percent shooting from the floor in the second half, while the Tigers went 15-of-26 from the floor.
Glymph was one of three Auburn players in double figures as Tyrese Tanner added 16 points, including 4-of-5 from 3-point range, and Jassany Williams earned 12 points while also adding four blocks.
As a team, the Tigers went 10-of-21 from 3-point range, hitting the most 3-pointers since setting the school record of 12 against Colgate on Dec. 5, 2007. Glymph and Tanner combined for nine of the 3-pointers with Blanche Alverson accounting for the other.
The Tigers also flexed their defensive muscle in the win, forcing 24 Belmont turnovers on 15 Auburn steals that turned into 35 Auburn points. It was the second game in a row for Auburn to score least 20 points off turnovers. Eight different Tigers picked up steals in the game, led by Morgan Jennings and Najat Ouardad with three each.
Jennings, Auburn’s converted point guard, neared a double-double in the win as she scored eight points with nine assists. She also tallied just one turnover in the game.
Belmont was led in scoring by Haley Nelson who earned double-double in the loss with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Adrienne Tarrence dished out a team-high eight assists.
Auburn returns to action Friday as it travels to Durham, N.C., to take on the No. 8 Duke. Tipoff is set for 11 a.m. CT, from Cameron Indoor Stadium.