Five days ago, American University junior guard Kate Miller suffered a concussion when she was hit by a car. Last night she scored 31 points to lead the Eagles to a season-opening 71-56 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson at Bender Arena. Miller made 13 of 18 shots and added four assists and two steals.
* TENNESSEE 133, TENN.-MARTIN 60: Freshman Kara Lawson (West Springfield High) scored 23 points, including five three-pointers, to lead the No. 5 Lady Vols in Knoxville, Tenn. It was the most points ever scored by a Lady Vols team in a game.
* OLD DOMINION 91, HAMPTON 64: In Norfolk, Lucienne Berthieu had 22 points and nine rebounds and the No. 16 Lady Monarchs rolled in the season opener for both teams.
* PURDUE 60, DAYTON 58: In Dayton, Ohio, Katie Douglas scored 31 points, including a five-foot shot with no time left on the clock to lead the Boilermakers.
* BC 86, DAVIDSON 54: In Chestnut Hill, Mass., Cal Bouchard scored 11 points as the 20th-ranked Eagles (3-0) won in the first meeting between the schools.
* IOWA ST. 77, CREIGHTON 61: In Omaha, Angie Welle scored 23 points as the sixth-ranked Cyclones cruised in the season opener for both teams.
* ARIZONA 75, OKLAHOMA 59: In Honolulu, Elizabeth Pickney scored 22 points on 8-for-13 shooting to propel the 25th-ranked Wildcats.
* VANDERBILT 81, GW 57: Vanderbilt's Chavonne Hammond led the Commodores with 19 points in Nashville. Freshman forward Erica Lawrence led the Colonials (0-1) with 16 points.
TODAY'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
American vs. North Carolina A&T, 2
George Washington vs. Oklahoma or Montana State in Top of the World Classic in Fairbanks, Alaska, 6:15 or midnight
Howard at DePaul, 6
Others: Bowie State vs. TBA in Johnson C. Smith University tournament, TBA; Elizabeth City State at UDC, 4; Marymount vs. Methodist at Emory & Henry Tip-Off, 8; Thanksgiving Tournament at Prince George's CC (Montgomery-Germantown vs. Frederick CC, 4; Prince George's CC vs. Beaver CC, 6); Gallaudet vs. TBA in Western Maryland College tournament, 6 or 8; Washington Bible vs. Maryland Bible in Wagner Classic at Washington Bible, 2; Montgomery-Rockville at Hagerstown, 4
AU Tip-Off Classic at American: Consolation, 5; Championship, 7
George Mason at Providence, 7
Georgetown vs. Fresno State in Regal Classic at Minnesota, noon
Maryland vs. Loyola (Md.), 7:30
Others: Catholic Tip-Off Classic (Methodist vs. Virginia Wesleyan, 6; Albright vs. Catholic, 8); Gallaudet vs. Kean at Dickinson tournament, 6; Montgomery-Rockville at Allegany, 4:45; Bowie State vs. Shippensburg or Georgia Court in Shippensburg University tournament, 1 or 6; Marymount Tip-Off tournament (Marymount vs. TBA, 1 or 5); Washington Bible vs. Circleville in Wagner Classic at Washington Bible, noon; UDC vs. TBA in Winston-Salem State tournament, 4 or 6