Maryland women rout Nebraska, 90-71, in ACC-Big Ten Challenge
Alyssa Thomas scored 25 points and Tianna Hawkins scored 21 to lead No. 11 Maryland to a 90-71 win over No. 21 Nebraska on Wednesday night in Lincoln, Neb.
Hawkins (Riverdale Baptist) also grabbed 12 rebounds while Thomas had eight assists and six steals for the Terrapins (4-1). Laurin Mincy scored 16 points for Maryland.
Lindsey Moore led the Cornhuskers (5-2) with 17 points and five steals. Jordan Hooper scored 15 for Nebraska, which held its own on the boards. Maryland entered Wednesday with the largest rebounding margin in the country at plus-28 per game, but it edged the Huskers, 41-40.
After Wednesday’s win in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, the Terrapins next play at No. 2 Connecticut on Monday.
●GEORGE WASHINGTON 75, MORGAN STATE 40: Megan Nipe scored 14 points to lead the Colonials (4-2) to a win over the Bears (3-4) in Baltimore. Danni Jackson (Forest Park) had 11 points and a team-high seven assists for George Washington. Tara Booker also scored 11 points.
●GEORGETOWN 69, LA SALLE 61: Sugar Rodgers had 28 points and 13 rebounds in 40 minutes as the Hoyas (5-2) topped the visiting Explorers (1-5). Andrea White added 14 points and Jasmine Jackson 12 for Georgetown.
●HOWARD 40, LOYOLA 37: Saadia Doyle had 14 points and nine rebounds to help the Bison (3-4) hold off the visiting Greyhounds (2-4).
●VIRGINIA TECH 47, WISCONSIN 38: Monet Tellier went 9-for-9 at the foul line, scored 17 points and had nine assists as the host Hokies (3-2) beat the Badgers (3-3) in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.
Colonials’ men edge Dukes
Kevin Larsen and Joe McDonald (Landon) scored 12 points apiece to lead George Washington to a 54-53 win in James Madison’s home opener.
Lasan Kromah, who had led the Colonials (3-3) in scoring the past two games, finished with 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting.
Neither team led by more than four. Charles Cooke broke the game’s seventh tie with a free throw to put the Dukes (1-5) up, 48-47, with 3 minutes 12 seconds left.
But James Madison would not see the lead again, as Larsen made a layup and Patricio Garino hit a three-pointer.
The Dukes scored only one basket over the final two minutes before Andre Nation sank a desperation heave at the buzzer.
●GEORGE MASON 55, RHODE ISLAND 52: Erik Copes scored eight points and had a career-high 11 rebounds as the Patriots held off the Rams in Kingston, R.I.
Sherrod Wright led George Mason (5-2) with 14 points. Xavier Munford scored a game-high 24 points for Rhode Island (1-6).
The Patriots outrebounded the Rams, 50-31. George Mason’s next game is Sunday against Maryland at Verizon Center in the BB&T Classic.
●SAINT JOSEPH’S 74, AMERICAN 55: Langston Galloway scored 18 points, surpassing 1,000 for his career, to lead the Hawks to a home victory against the Eagles.
C.J. Aiken and Carl Jones had 16 points apiece for Saint Joseph’s(4-1), Chris Wilson contributed 15, and Ronald Roberts Jr. grabbed 11 rebounds.
Stephen Lumpkins led American (2-4) with 18 points, Tony Wroblicky scored 14, John Schoof (W.T. Woodson) 12 and Daniel Munoz 10.
After Lumpkins made a jumper for a 28-21 lead with 2:26 left in the first half, Saint Joseph’s scored 11 points in a row, including three-pointers from Galloway, Wilson and Aiken en route to a 32-28 lead at the break.
●NAVY 54, IPFW 49: Freshman guard Kendall Knorr went 6 for 6 from the field and 3 for 3 from the line in a 15-point performance to help the Midshipmen (4-4) top the visiting Mastodons (4-4) of Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne.