Shay Doron scored 16 points to lead 10th-ranked Maryland to a 75-61 victory over No. 9 Michigan State at the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam yesterday.
Doron also had six assists and five steals.
Ashleigh Newman added 14 points and Crystal Langhorne finished with 12 rebounds for the Terps (4-0), who will face No. 2 Tennessee today in the St. John bracket.
Lindsay Bowen had 21 points and three steals, and Liz Shimek finished with 10 points and five assists for the Spartans, who will play Gonzaga today.
Maryland Coach Brenda Frese said she's excited about playing Tennessee.
"It's great momentum," Frese said. "We're really growing our bench and our depth. We're really excited about our balance this year."
* GEORGE WASHINGTON 49, PURDUE 47: Jessica Simmonds's free throw with 9.4 seconds left lifted the Colonials to a victory over the No. 19 Boilermakers in the Junkanoo Jam.
The game went back and forth in the final eight minutes, with five ties. Simmonds made one of two free throws to put the Colonials (1-1) ahead for good.
On Purdue's next trip downcourt for Purdue, Erin Lawless tried to drive the lane but was called for charging.
After Lisa Steele made 1 of 2 foul shots, Lawless's desperation three-point attempt bounced off the front of the rim.
George Washington will take on No. 18 Texas, a 59-55 winner over South Carolina, today.
* VIRGINIA 69, ALABAMA 48: Lyndra Littles scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds, leading four Virginia players in double-figure scoring as the Cavaliers (3-0) rolled at the Paradise Jam. Tiffany Sardin and Brenna McGuire chipped in with 12 points each and Takisha Granberry added 11.
The Cavaliers will face Minnesota in today's St. Thomas division championship.
* VIRGINIA TECH 56, DENVER 40: The Hokies (2-0) used a second-half comeback to advance in the Southern Methodist Tournament in Dallas.
Senior forward Kerri Gardin scored 10 of her 15 points in the second half in addition to grabbing 12 rebounds. The Hokies trailed 26-21 at halftime but limited Denver to only 14 points in the second half.
Hokies senior guard Carrie Mason added 13 points.
* SETON HALL 64, AMERICAN 53: The Pirates used a 20-6 run to start the second half and pulled away from the Eagles on the first day of the Florida International University Thanksgiving Classic in Miami.