Crystal Langhorne scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and No. 6 Maryland rebounded from a loss to top-ranked Duke to clinch third place in the Atlantic Coast Conference by beating Boston College, 76-60, yesterday.
The Terrapins, playing in Boston for the first time since capturing their first NCAA title last April about five miles away at TD Banknorth Garden, will get a first-round bye in the conference tourney, which begins Thursday in Greensboro, N.C.
Kristi Toliver and Marissa Coleman each scored 12 points, and Shay Doron had 11 for Maryland (26-4, 10-4 ACC). The Terrapins will open their ACC tournament play on Friday.
Kathrin Ress led BC (13-15, 3-11) with 26 points.
Maryland, which led 34-27 at halftime, relied on its inside strength to gradually wear down the smaller Eagles midway into the second half.
· DUKE 67, NORTH CAROLINA 62:Alison Bales had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and the Blue Devils pulled away late to beat the Tar Heels and finish the first unbeaten regular season in ACC history.
Fellow senior Lindsey Harding added 15 points in her final game at Cameron Indoor Stadium for top-ranked Duke (29-0, 14-0), which held No. 4 North Carolina without a field goal for 7 minutes down the stretch to remain on track for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.
Ivory Latta led North Carolina (27-3, 11-3) with 19 points.
· OLD DOMINION 62, JAMES MADISON 57:Sherida Triggs scored 15 points to help the Monarchs beat the No. 22 Dukes in Norfolk.
Tamara Ransburg scored 11 points for Old Dominion (19-8, 14-1 Colonial Athletic Association), which pulled into the lead early.
James Madison fell to 24-4, 15-2.
· TENNESSEE 73, VANDERBILT 53:Candace Parker had 21 points and 14 rebounds and the second-ranked Lady Vols closed the regular season with a win at home over the No. 12 Commodores.
Tennessee (27-2, 14-0 Southeastern Conference) finished undefeated in the SEC for the eighth time.
Vanderbilt (24-5, 10-4) lost to its in-state rival for the 13th straight time.
· LSU 70, ALABAMA 27:Sylvia Fowles had 12 points, 14 rebounds and 2 blocks in 17 minutes, and the seventh-ranked Lady Tigers overwhelmed the reeling Crimson Tide.
The victory ended the only losing streak of the season for LSU (24-6, 10-4 SEC ) at two games.
Alabama (10-19, 0-14) has lost 14 in a row.
· TEXAS A&M 63, BAYLOR 58:Danielle Gant scored 22 points to lead the visiting Aggies past the No. 14 Lady Bears.
Sixteenth-ranked Texas A&M (22-5, 12-3 Big 12) won both games against No. 14 Baylor this season and is in position to capture its first conference title.
Bernice Mosby scored 24 points for Baylor (24-5, 11-4).
· MICHIGAN STATE 57, MINNESOTA 50:Victoria Lucas-Perry scored 13 points in her final regular season home game to help the Spartans rally past the Golden Gophers.
No. 20 Michigan State (22-7, 13-3 Big Ten) took the lead on a 10-0 run midway through the second half.
The Golden Gophers fell to 15-4, 7-9.
· OHIO STATE 72, MICHIGAN 58:Jessica Davenport scored 25 points to lead the No. 5 Buckeyes to a win over the Wolverines, giving visiting Ohio State its second straight Big Ten championship.
The Buckeyes (26-2, 15-1) led by as many as 21.
Michigan (10-19, 3-13) was led by Carly Benson's 16 points.
· GEORGIA 69, ARKANSAS 51:Senior Cori Chambers scored 17 points to lead the host Lady Dogs to a victory over the Razorbacks.
Eleventh-ranked Georgia (24-5, 10-4 SEC ) clinched the second seed in the conference tournament, earning a first-round bye.
Arkansas (18-12, 3-11) lost its ninth straight game.
· STANFORD 56, USC 53:Jayne Appel scored 12 of her 14 points in the second half, and No. 8 Stanford beat Southern California to win the Pac-10 title at home.
The Cardinal (25-4, 17-1) had clinched a share of the championship and the top seed in next week's tournament. USC fell to 16-12, 10-8.
· PURDUE 58, ILLINOIS 48:Katie Gearlds scored 21 points to lead the No. 15 Boilermakers to a road win over the Fighting Illini.
The Boilermakers (25-5, 14-2 Big Ten) finished in second place in the conference.
Illinois (18-10, 8-8) hit only two of the 13 shots they took from behind the arc.
· OKLAHOMA 72, MISSOURI 57:Courtney Paris scored 33 points and set Oklahoma's career mark for offensive rebounds, and the 13th-ranked Sooners beat the Tigers in Norman, Okla.
The Sooners (22-4, 12-3 Big 12) used an 8-0 run to pull away in the second half after Missouri (17-11, 5-10) pulled within six.