|WOMEN'S Basketball RESULTS
|Northwestern 73, Ole Miss 69
|Stanford 73, Tennessee 60
|Auburn 85, Jacksonville 49
|Vanderbilt 69, College of Charleston 44
Ole Miss Falls To Northwestern, 73-69
HEMPSTEAD, NY – The Ole Miss women’s basketball team came back from a 12-point deficit to lead by four with just over three minutes to play, but the Northwestern Wildcats came back the last three minutes of the game to post the 73-69 win.
With the loss, Ole Miss fell to 6-5 while Northwestern improved to 7-4.
Amber Singletary recorded a career-high 18 points to lead Ole Miss, all in the second half. Gracie Frizzell added 16 while Valencia McFarland scored 12.
McFarland tied her career high with seven rebounds while Courtney Marbra also added seven rebounds. McFarland recorded six assists in the game for her 30th career game with at least five assists.
For the game, Ole Miss shot 34.3 (23-67) percent from the floor and made a season-high 10 threes.
The Wildcats built up a 10 point lead, 13-3, before the Rebels went on a 10-0 run to tie the game at 13-13 with 11:21 remaining in the first half.
Northwestern pushed its lead to 12, 32-20, with 4:25 left in the half. McFarland hit a three with two seconds left in the half to cut the Wildcats lead to 36-28 at the break.
McFarland led the Rebels with 10 points at the half while Frizzell added eight. As a team, Ole Miss shot 31.4 percent (11-35) from the floor while Northwestern shot 48.1 percent (13-27). Ole Miss held a 23-19 advantage in rebounds.
Ole Miss went on a 10-0 run, with Singletary scoring all 10 points, to pull the Rebels to within three, 49-46, with 12:24 to play. Ole Miss led by six, 57-51, after free throws from Frizzell but Northwestern came back to within one, 63-62, with 4:27 remaining. The Wildcats went up 71-66 with 1:24 to play.
Lady Vols Fall To Stanford
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Taking on the No. 1 team in the nation, just days after falling at the No. 3 team, the Lady Vols battled, but fell to undefeated Stanford, 73-60 at Thompson-Boling Arena on Sunday before 13,016.
Stanford moved to 11-0 overall with a powerful post presence and strong defense limiting the Lady Vols to just 31.9 percent from the floor. Tennessee made just 4-of-18 shots from 3-point range.
Tennessee (7-3) was led by freshman Bashaara Graves, who tallied 15. Graves has scored in double-figures in nine of her 10 college games. She also grabbed 12 rebounds for the fourth double-double of her career. Meighan Simmons (12), Cierra Burdick (11) and Ariel Massengale (11) also scored in double-figures.
The Lady Vols fell at third-ranked Baylor on Tuesday night, 76-53, as their seven-game win streak came to end. Tennessee is 7-3 overall for the second year in a row. Last season, UT finished 27-9 and advanced to the Elite Eight.
Chiney Ogwumike posted a double-double with 21 points and 19 rebounds. She had double-figures in both categories before halftime. Her rebounds are the most by an opponent ever at Thompson-Boling Arena. The record of 18 was held by JoKeirra Sneed of Louisiana Tech set in 2007. Ogwumike came up two boards short of the record for most rebounds against the Lady Vols. Back on March 3, 1978 Linda Street grabbed 21 boards for Memphis State.
Five Cardinal players scored in double-figures: Amber Orrange (14 along with six assists), Tony Kokenis (11), Bonnie Samuelson (11) and Joslyn Tinkle (10). Stanford outscored UT in the paint, 36-18, as the Cardinal shot 47.5 from the floor. Down by as many as 19 with 15 minutes left, Massengale and Simmons converted back-to-back 3-pointers to bring UT within 10 at 65-55 with 2:27 left. But Stanford closed the game making four free throws in the final 41 seconds to seal the win. Stanford pounded the ball inside to start the second half and used an 11-2 run to expanded its lead to 44-25 on a Mikaela Ruef layup with 15 minutes left in the game.
The Lady Vols continued to claw back. Burdick's driving layup with 10 minutes left in the second half brought UT within 10 at 50-40. The margin was sliced to single-digits for the first time since the 9:18 mark of the first half on a Burdick free throw with 8:21 left, making it 52-43. Stanford quickly answered with the next three buckets by Ogwumike, Kokenis and Tinkle to take a 58-43 advantage with 6:40 left. Simmons finally broke UT's drought from beyond the arc with the Lady Vols' first 3-pointer -- after they missed the first 12 -- with 6:26 left.
The Cardinal scored seven of the next nine points to go up 65-49 with 3:34.
The Cardinal built a 33-21 lead at halftime thanks to a double-double by Ogwumike (13 points, 12 rebounds) in the first 20 minutes. Tennessee did not make a 3-pointer in the half, missing all 10 trifecta attempts. UT shot 10-of-39 (26 percent) from the floor against Stanford's towering roster.
Stanford pounded the ball in the post early on to take a 21-10 lead with 9:22 left in the first half. Stanford scored 10 of first 21 points in the paint as Ogwumike piled up nine points and 10 rebounds in the game's first 10 minutes. Ruef finished an 8-0 for the Cardinal as it grabbed its first double-figure lead at 11.
The Lady Vols struggled to shoot the ball early on missing 23 of their first 31 shots and their first eight 3-point attempts. Stanford led 25-12 before Graves converted a 3-point play with give minutes left in the half.
UT has now lost five straight to No. 1 teams dating to its last win over a top-ranked team in 2005. The Lady Vols' last win over a No. 1 team came on March 6, 2005 as UT knocked off LSU, 67-65 in the SEC Championship game in Greenville, S.C.
Tennessee has also lost six consecutive home games against No. 1 teams dating to a 77-72 win over top-ranked Louisiana Tech on Jan. 22, 1996. Prior to last year's loss to No. 1 Baylor at home, UT had not played a No. 1 team in Knoxville since 2007 (losing to Duke 74-70).
Auburn Gets Win #10
AUBURN – The Auburn women’s basketball game picked up its seventh-straight win and 10th of the season with an 85-49 victory over Jacksonville Saturday at Auburn Arena. The Tigers improved to 10-2, while the Dolphins fell to 4-7. The seven-game winning streak is the longest for the Tigers since winning the first 20 games of the 2008-09 season.
“I thought our young ladies did a really good job,” Auburn head coach Terri Williams-Flournoy said. “We really focused on getting the ball inside, and after Peyton (Davis) got hurt, I thought Tra’cee (Tanner) stepped in and did a really good job. I thought the team did a really good job of getting the ball inside. That’s why we came up with 28 assists in the game.”
Despite not scoring, Najat Ouardad picked up one third of Auburn’s assists, setting her career-high with nine.
Tra’cee Tanner led the Tigers in scoring and notched her first double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Tra’cee Tanner shot 83 percent from the floor with a career-high 10 field goals made. She and her sister, Tyrese, combined for their best game of the season with 37 points and 15 rebounds. Tyrese Tanner tied her season high in field goals made, shooting 7-for-15 from the floor, to score 16.
For the younger Tanner, she is the first Auburn freshman to notch a double-double since the 2005-06 season. The last freshman to do it was DeWanna Bonner with 25 points and 13 rebounds against South Carolina on March 2, 2006.
In addition to the Tanner duo, Blanche Alverson and Hasina Muhammad posted double figures for the second-consecutive game, as Alverson finished with 16 and Muhammad with 10. Muhammad remains the only player in the SEC to have scored in double figures in each game this season, and 14-straight dating back to the last two games of the 2011-12 season.
Julie King and Pascale West contributed quality minutes off the bench, each adding six points in the effort. The six points marked a career high for King and tied the career high for West.
The Tigers employed a 12-1 run to jump out to an early 14-4 lead over Jacksonville. After a 3-pointer from Maggie Wilson cut Auburn’s lead back to seven, the Tigers held the Dolphins without a field goal for more than four minutes of play.
Auburn increased its lead to as many as 24 points with 5:04 remaining in the half and took a comfortable 43-22 lead into the locker room.
Tyrese Tanner exploded for the Tigers in the first half with 13 points, while Ouardad tied her career high in assists with eight before the break. Auburn utilized its press to create 13 first half turnovers, resulting in 17 points off turnovers.
Jacksonville was hot from beyond the arc as 18 of the Dolphins’ 22 first-half points came from 6-of-13 shooting (46.2 percent) from 3-point range.
The Tigers brought the same effort and intensity in the second half, never allowing the lead to slip below 19. Tra’cee Tanner picked up 14 of her 21 points in the remaining 20 minutes, while Muhammad picked up eight of her 10 and Alverson earned nine of her 16.
Auburn limited Jacksonville’s leading scorers to a combined 11 points. Leading scorer Jade Cargill finished with just four, while Tracie Sneed added seven. Briona Brown led the Dolphins with 13, while Queen Alford tallied 10.
Vandy Beats College of Charleston
Heather Bowe recorded a career-high 14 points and 12 rebounds to power the Commodores past the College of Charleston Saturday afternoon at Memorial Gym, 69-44.
Vanderbilt (9-3) overcame a sloppy first half to outscore the College of Charleston (4-5) 40-23 in the second half, while also dominating the glass, 29-19 and 52-38 for the game. The Cougars outrebounded Vanderbilt 23-19 in the first half.
The 14 points and 12 rebounds for Bowe gave the freshman from Eau Claire, Wis., her first career double-double.
Tiffany Clarke's 15 points and 10 rebounds mark the second double-double of the season and 14th of her career. Clarke was 6-of-12 from the field.
The two double-doubles from Bowe and Clarke marked the first time since Feb. 16, 2012, that two Commodores recorded double-doubles in the same game.
Christina Foggie was the third Commodore in double-figures, as she finished with 12 points, four assists and four rebounds. Overall, 11 different players donning the Black and Gold scored on the afternoon.
As a team, Vanderbilt shot 43 percent (25-of-58) from the field and 81 percent (17-of-21) from the free throw line. Vandy's defense stifled the College of Charleston all afternoon, as the Cougars shot just 25 percent (17-of-67) from the field, 15 percent (3-of-20) from three-point range and 43 percent (7-of-16) from the charity stripe.
Megan Fischer and Latisha Harris each scored 10 points for the Cougars. Harris also had a team-high eight rebounds.
As the second half wore on, Vanderbilt started taking advantage inside, as the Commodores dominated the paint, 42-14 for the game.
The Commodores used an 11-0 run late in the first half to head into the locker room with the momentum after a sluggish start, 29-21. During the run, Foggie and Clarke fueled the Commodores as they combined for all 11 points.
Foggie led all scorers with 10 first half points on 4-of-11 shooting from the field. She also chipped in a team-high three assists and a steal. Clarke had six points and six rebounds.
Both teams struggled from the field, as Vanderbilt shot 35 percent (12-of-34) and College of Charleston shot just 29 percent (8-of-28). The Commodores forced 12 Cougar turnovers, while also outscoring College of Charleston 18-6 in the paint.
Fischer led the Cougars with eight points in the first half.