Women's Top 25 Capsules

The Associated Press Published:

CHICAGO (AP) -- Julie Wojta scored 24 points, and No. 11 Green Bay pulled away in the second half to beat Loyola of Chicago 85-56 on Thursday night.

Wojta was 9 of 14 from the floor, part of a 53 percent shooting night for Green Bay (26-1, 16-1 Horizon League). The Phoenix reached the 26-win mark for the eighth time in school history. They have already wrapped up the conference regular-season championship.

Stephanie Sension added 14 points for Green Bay, and Adrian Ritchie and Lydia Bauer had 10 apiece.

Monica Albano led the Ramblers (12-16, 7-10) with 14 points.


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Jordan Hooper scored 16 of her 18 points in the first half to help Nebraska beat Northwestern in the first round of the Big Ten tournament.

The sixth-seeded Cornhuskers (22-7) will face third-seeded Iowa in the quarterfinals Friday.

Lindsey Moore added 14 points, and Rebecca Woodberry had 12 for Nebraska. The Cornhuskers shot 51 percent (28 of 55) and went 9 of 19 from 3-point range.

Dannielle Diamant led the 11th-seeded Wildcats (14-16) with 14 points.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- La'Keisha Sutton scored 15 points, and No. 25 South Carolina beat Alabama in the opening round of the Southeastern Conference.

The Gamecocks (22-8) play 16th-ranked Georgia in the quarterfinals Friday night.

Markeshia Grant also scored 10 points for South Carolina.

Jasmine Robinson led Alabama (12-19) with 11 points, and Kyra Crosby 10. The Tide scored a season-low 14 in the first half and led only once on Robinson's tip-in for the first bucket.

South Carolina scored the next nine points.

The Gamecocks then went cold except at the free throw line between Sancheon White's layup with 16:40 to go before Grant's layup with 6:47 left, missing 10 straight shots. Alabama tied it up at 10 on a layup by Jessica Merritt with 10:38 remaining. But Sutton hit two free throws with 7:30 left to put South Carolina head to stay, and the Gamecocks led 32-14 at halftime.