Iciss Tillis scored 19 points to lead six Duke players in double figures, and the top-ranked Blue Devils beat Maryland, 101-52, last night in Durham, N.C.
Alana Beard and Sheana Mosch added 15 points each to help the Blue Devils (18-0, 6-0 ACC) beat Maryland (8-10, 2-5) for the eighth time in nine meetings.
The Blue Devils showed no lingering effects from their 78-67 overtime win at North Carolina on Monday. They took control with a 17-2 run in the final 6 minutes 20 seconds of the first half and shot 59 percent.
"The Carolina game was a turning point for us," Duke Coach Gail Goestenkors said. "We hadn't played with much passion or focus, and that game gave us a chance to get back on track."
* MICHIGAN ST. 74, MINNESOTA 71: Kelli Roehrig scored a career-high 27 points to lead the Spartans (10-7, 3-3 Big Ten) in East Lansing, Mich.
Corrin Von Wald scored 24 points to lead the No. 10 Golden Gophers (15-2, 4-2).
* VILLANOVA 73, PENN ST. 66: Courtney Mix scored 18 points, and the No. 20 Wildcats came back from a nine-point deficit late in regulation to beat the visiting No. 13 Lady Lions (15-5) in overtime.
Villanova (14-2) trailed 56-47 with just more than six minutes left in the second half when Trish Juhline hit two free throws to start the Wildcats on a 15-6 run.
* ARIZONA ST. 73, ARIZONA 58: Jill Noe scored 22 points and the host Sun Devils upset the No. 19 Wildcats (12-5, 6-3 Pacific-10).
Arizona State (12-6, 4-5) committed just six turnovers in the second half to build on a 32-24 halftime lead.
* N. CAROLINA 79, W. MICHIGAN 76: Coretta Brown scored 26 points as the No. 9 Tar Heels rallied on the road. Nikita Bell scored eight of her 18 points during an 18-4 run that pulled the Tar Heels (16-2) to 63-62 with 7:44 left.
* VANDERBILT 76, ARKANSAS 59: Jenni Benningfield scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for her seventh double-double of the season as the No. 18 Commodores defeated the No. 8 Lady Razorbacks (16-3, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) in Nashville.
Vanderbilt (12-5, 2-2) broke a tie at 12 seven minutes into the game with a 10-0 run and never trailed the rest of the way.
* TENNESSEE 97, S. CAROLINA 78: Gwen Jackson scored 18 points and reserve Shanna Zolman added 13 as the No. 4 Lady Vols, at home, beat the No. 15 Lady Gamecocks (14-4, 2-3 SEC).
Tennessee (15-3, 4-0), which beat South Carolina for the 27th straight time, capitalized on the Lady Gamecocks' 24 turnovers to win its 42nd straight home game against a conference opponent.
* LOUISIANA TECH 75, TULSA 62: Erica Smith scored 23 points and the host No. 11 Lady Techsters extended their winning streak to 11 games.
Louisiana Tech (13-2, 6-0 Western Athletic Conference) won for the 139th consecutive time against an unranked opponent. The Lady Techsters improved their regular season WAC record to 23-1, including 12-0 at home.
* MISSISSIPPI ST. 69, AUBURN 60: LaToya Thomas scored 26 points and led a second-half run that gave the No. 14 Lady Bulldogs (14-3, 3-1 SEC) the win at home.
Mississippi State trailed 39-38 with 18:47 remaining when the Bulldogs went on a 13-4 run. Chekwa Blessing made a layup to give State a 40-39 lead.
* LSU 94, FLORIDA 54: Ke-Ke Tardy scored a season-high 16 points, and the No. 6 Lady Tigers recovered from their first loss of the season.
The Tigers (16-1, 4-1 SEC) fell to eighth-ranked Arkansas, 82-72, on Sunday, but needed little time to get back to their winning form, putting Florida (8-9, 0-5) away with a 24-3 run in the first half.
* PURDUE 83, IOWA 64: Erika Valek scored a career-high 26 points, and reserve Missy Taylor broke the game open with two straight three-pointers as the No. 12 Boilermakers (15-3, 4-2 Big Ten) won at home.
* UC SANTA BARBARA 70, UC RIVERSIDE 58: Jess Hansen scored 20 points as the No. 21 Gauchos (12-3, 5-1 Big West) bounced back from a loss to Pacific on Saturday to defeat the Highlanders in Riverside, Calif.
* WIS.-GREEN BAY 75, BUTLER 36: In Indianapolis, Chandra Johnson scored 16 points and the Phoenix (16-2, 7-0 Horizon League) won its 10th straight game.
* GEORGIA 77, ALABAMA 47: Alexis Kendrick scored 20 points, and Kara Braxton added 18 for the No. 24 Lady Bulldogs (13-4, 4-0 SEC) on the road.