HARTFORD, Conn. — Stefanie Dolson scored 14 points and Breanna Stewart added 13 to lead No. 2 Connecticut to a 63-48 victory over No. 9 Maryland on Monday night in the Jimmy V Classic.
Kelly Faris added eight points, eight steals, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Huskies (7-0). She helped hold Maryland All-America Alyssa Thomas to six points. Trailing by 13 at halftime, Maryland whittled its deficit down to seven before UConn scored eight consecutive points, including a 3-pointer by Brianna Banks and a three-point play by Bria Hartley. Kiah Stokes capped the run with a lay-in midway through the second half.
Maryland, which had a season-high 26 turnovers, couldn’t get within single digits the rest of the way.
Tianna Hawkins scored 14 points and freshman Chloe Pavlech added a season-high 10 to lead the Terps (4-2).
NO. 23 MIAMI 68,
ALCORN STATE 53
In Coral Gables, Fla., Suriya McGuire scored a career-high 13 points and Stefanie Yderstrom added 10 to help Miami rally and pull away from Alcorn State.
The Hurricanes recorded 18 steals and outshot Alcorn State 45.9 percent (28 of 61) to 31.3 percent (20 of 64).