Top 25 CapsulesBy The Associated Press , Associated Press
Feb. 26, 2014 10:40 PM ET
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Bria Holmes scored 28 points and No. 11 West Virginia cruised past Texas Tech 69-37 on Wednesday night.
The victory was the eighth in a row for West Virginia (25-3, 14-2 Big 12), second in the Big 12, which goes on the road to take on first-place and sixth-ranked Baylor on Sunday. It was Baylor that ended West Virginia's 13-game winning streak on Jan. 8.
The Mountaineers only made 3 of 16 3-point attempts against Texas Tech (6-21, 0-16) but shot 42.9 percent overall, which was enough against a Lady Raiders team that shot only 26.2 percent and was outrebounded 52-32. Averee Fields had 10 rebounds for West Virginia.
IOWA STATE 86, No. 15 OKLAHOMA STATE 69
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Jadda Buckley scored 26 points and Nikki Moody finished one point from a triple-double as Iowa State rolled to an 86-69 win over Oklahoma State.
Moody had nine points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Cyclones (19-8, 8-8 Big 12). Hallie Christofferson and Brynn Williamson contributed 17 points apiece and Seanna Johnson had 14.
Iowa State knocked down 15 of 36 3-pointers, matching a season high, and shot 52.7 percent from the field, 69.2 percent in the second half. With Buckley adding five assists, the Cyclones had helpers on 20 of 29 field goals.
LaShawn Jones scored 17 points for Oklahoma State (21-6, 10-6). Liz Donohoe and Brittney Martin had 14 points each with Martin grabbing 10 rebounds. The Cowgirls were just 2 of 14 from 3-point range and shot 40.3 percent from the field.
OSU won 69-62 at Iowa State last month.
No. 23 MIDDLE TENNESSEE 70, EAST CAROLINA 59
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Ebony Rowe scored 23 points, on 7-of-8 shooting, to lead Middle Tennessee past East Carolina.
Rowe made 9 of 14 free throws and moved into first place on the school's all-time list with 520 makes in her career.
Middle Tennessee (24-4, 13-1 Conference USA) made just 18 of 45 field goals and 4 of 13 3-pointers but recorded season highs by making 30 of 49 free throw attempts.
East Carolina (21-6, 9-5) converted 8 of 17 (47.1 percent) from the line.
Trailing 34-33 at halftime, the Blue Raiders opened the second half with a 13-2 run as ECU made just 1 of 11 field goals, and committed six turnovers, in the first 10 minutes.
No. 24 RUTGERS 67, TEMPLE 58
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Tyler Scaife had 21 points and Kahleah Copper had 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead Rutgers past Temple.
Copper scored back-to-back baskets and Betnijah Laney added two free throws to cap a 6-0 run that gave Rutgers (21-6, 12-4 American Athletic Conference) a 63-55 lead with 3:37 to go. Laney had 11 points and six rebounds for Rutgers.
The Scarlet Knights scored only four more points the rest of the game, but the Owls (12-15, 6-10) presented no challenge as they missed their last six field goals.
The Owls fell behind 8-0 to start the game and trailed the entire way. They closed to within 31-28 at halftime, and Natasha Thames cut the gap to 57-55 on a three-point play with 5:30 left in the game.
Feyonda Fitzgerald had 17 points and Tyonna Williams had 15 to lead Temple.