Freshman Crystal Langhorne scored 25 points on 11-of-14 shooting to lift No. 24 Maryland to a 94-74 victory against Appalachian State in the season opener for both teams last night in Boone, N.C.
Shay Doran added 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting, including 2 of 3 from beyond the arc, for the Terrapins. Kalika France (Bishop McNamara) had 14 points, Laura Harper had 12, and Anesia Smith added 10 points and nine assists.
Maryland led 47-27 at halftime and shot 57 percent in the first half.
Lindsay Smith led the Mountaineers with 28 points, hitting 6 of 6 from the line and 6 of 8 from three-point range.
* DUKE 66, PENN ST. 58: Mistie Williams scored 20 points and the No. 6 Blue Devils rallied from an 11-point deficit to beat the No. 23 Lady Lions in Durham, N.C.
Wynter Whitley finished with 11 points and a team-best eight rebounds for the Blue Devils, who shot 39 percent in the first half and 50 percent in the second.
At halftime, Duke retired the jersey number of former three-time ACC player of the year Alana Beard, now a member of the WNBA's Washington Mystics.
* TENNESSEE 68, CHATTANOOGA 34: Shyra Ely had 17 points and 10 rebounds and the top-ranked Lady Vols, on the road, won the season opener for both teams.
Shanna Zolman added 14 points for the Lady Vols, whose roster looked strikingly different from last year's NCAA runner-up team that lost three seniors. But the results were the same.
Three members of the Lady Vols' heralded freshman class made their debuts while the other three sat on the bench nursing injuries.
* STANFORD 63, UTAH 57: In Salt Lake City, Candice Wiggins scored 24 points and the No. 7 Cardinal survived a nine-minute scoring drought to win the season opener for both teams.
The Cardinal beat the Utes for the seventh time in as many meetings despite going scoreless for the final 4:41 of the first half and first 4:38 of the second -- a span of 9:19 that allowed Utah to take a short-lived lead.
* CONNECTICUT 104, BUFFALO 40: Sharp-shooting Ann Strother scored 20 points, and the fourth-ranked Huskies opened defense of their third straight NCAA title with a rout at home.
The Huskies overpowered the Bulls (0-1) from the opening tip, and by halftime Coach Geno Auriemma had emptied his bench. By then, the Huskies had a 51-15 lead.
* GEORGIA 98, FURMAN 76: Freshman Tasha Humphrey scored 25 points, and Sherill Baker finished with 23, leading the No. 5 Lady Bulldogs at home.
Cori Chambers added 17 points for Georgia, which led 52-39 at the break and opened the second half with a 14-0 run.
* KANSAS ST. 85, WYOMING 42: Kendra Wecker scored 21 points, leading the No. 19 Wildcats to a victory at home in the season opener for both teams.
Laurie Koehn added 16 points for the Wildcats, who took control early and built a 26-point lead by halftime.
* NORTH CAROLINA 86, ELON 40: In Chapel Hill, N.C., Ivory Latta scored 17 points to lead the No. 9 Tar Heels in the season opener for both teams.
Latta made four three-pointers and shot 6 for 6 from the field for North Carolina.
* BAYLOR 60, INDIANA 47: In Waco, Tex., Sophia Young scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the No. 8 Lady Bears.
Steffanie Blackmon also had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds for Baylor (1-1).
* VANDERBILT 102, ST. FRANCIS 47: In Nashville, Carla Thomas scored 23 points, Ashley Earley 22 and Dee Davis a career-high 21 as the No. 13 Commodores cruised in their season opener.
* DEPAUL 96, MURRAY ST. 58: In Chicago, Charlene Smith scored 20 points on 9-of-11 shooting in the No. 20 Blue Demons' victory in the opener for both teams.
* OKLAHOMA 84, SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ST. 62: Dionnah Jackson had 23 points and eight assists to lead the No. 21 Sooners to a season-opening victory at home.
* MINNESOTA 82, ARKANSAS ST. 45: In Minneapolis, Shannon Bolden and Shannon Schonrock scored 15 points apiece to lead the 14th-ranked Golden Gophers (2-1).