COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Tyra White scored 22 points, Sydney Carter added 14 and Adaora Elonu had 11 points and eight rebounds to lead defending national champion Texas A&M to an opening 83-58 win over Lamar on Saturday night.
White, Carter and Elonu are the three of 10 returning players from last year’s 33-5 team that won the program’s first NCAA title.
The No. 6 Aggies shot 47.5 percent from the field (29 of 61), outrebounded their smaller opponents 42-35 and generated 34 points off 28 Lamar turnovers.
Kalis Loyd scored 20 to lead the Lady Cardinals (1-1),
who shot 35 percent from the field (20 of 57) and went 1 for 9
from 3-point range.
NO. 19 DEPAUL 86,
In Chicago, Keisha Hampton scored 20 points and Anna Martin added 19 to lead DePaul over Samford for the Maggie Dixon Classic tournament title.
The Blue Demons’ victory was the 21st in a row at McGrath-Phillips Arena and 64th consecutive win over nonranked opponents at home.
DePaul (2-0) scored 34 points off 25 Samford turnovers.
Guard Ruth Ketcham paced the Bulldogs (1-1) with 14 points.
NO. 14 FLORIDA STATE 68, MINNESOTA 56
In Daytona Beach, Fla., junior guard Alexa Deluzio scored 17 points to lead Florida State to a victory in the Women’s Basketball Invitational Tipoff.
Deluzio sparked a 15-2 run in the final minutes with back-to-back 3-pointers at the 6:17 and 5:32 marks.
Chasity Clayton added 16 points and Cierra Bravard had 11. Natasha Howard pulled down 12 rebounds to lead Florida State to a 47-39 advantage on the boards.
Kiara Buford scored 13 points for Minnesota (1-1). Katie Loberg had 11 and Rachel Banham 10.
NO. 20 NORTH CAROLINA 109, GARDNER-WEBB 44
In Chapel Hill, N.C., senior centers Chay Shegog and Laura Broomfield each had double-doubles in North Carolina’s rout.
Shegog tied her career high with 19 points and had 10 rebounds, and Broomfield added 15 points and 14 rebounds.
Freshman wing Megan Buckland had 17 points in her first start for North Carolina. Danielle Butts had 12.
ST. BONAVENTURE 64,
NO. 25 ST. JOHN’S 58
In New York, Megan Van Tatenhove scored 16 points and Jessica Jenkins added 14 to help St. Bonaventure rally past St. John’s.
It was St. Bonaventure’s first victory over a ranked team since 2008, when the Bonnies beat then-No. 21 Michigan State at home. It was their first road win over a Top 25 team.