Women’s College Basketball
Winless Paine falls on the road
In Fayetteville, N.C., the Fayetteville State Broncos kept Paine College winless, beating the Lady Lions 78-60 on Tuesday night.
Quandra Rodgers had 19 points for the Lady Lions (0-3).
Akysia Resper scored 23 for Fayetteville State (3-0).
• In Waco, Texas, Brittney Griner had 31 points and 10 rebounds to lead top-ranked Baylor to a 109-59 victory over Yale.
• In College Park, Md., Lynetta Kizer scored a career-high 25 points on 8 for 11 shooting and pulled down eight rebounds to help No. 8 Maryland defeat Saint Joseph’s 94-71.
• In Louisville, Ky., the Cardinals gave coach Jeff Walz his 100th career win as No. 11 Louisville wore down Austin Peay in the second half to win 78-60.
• In Piscataway, N.J., Khadijah Rushdan scored 16 points and No. 13 Rutgers turned in its best defensive effort of the season with a 68-40 victory over Lehigh
• In West Lafayette, Ind., Brittany Rayburn had 13 points and five assists to help No. 15 Purdue beat Chicago State 76-49.
• In Chapel Hill, N.C., Chay Shegog scored a career-high 23 points to lead the No. 16 Tar Heels to a 61-38 victory over Presbyterian, but sophomore guard Latifah Coleman suffered a season-ending knee injury in the first half.
• In Columbus, Ohio, Tayler Hill scored 18 points, hitting three 3-pointers, and No. 18 Ohio State beat Howard 73-50.
• In Baton Rouge, La., Morgan Jones made two free throws with 11 seconds left to give Northwestern a 44-43 victory over No. 20 Louisiana State University.
• USC Aiken, which is off to a 2-1 start, is ranked 23rd in the first USA Today/ESPN Division II Top 25 Coaches’ Poll of the 2011-12 regular season.
The Lady Pacers’ next game is at 6 p.m. on Friday at Catawba.
Men’s College Basketball
Balanced attack works for Pacers
In Mars Hill, N.C., Re’mon Nelson led a balanced scoring attack with 20 points as USC Aiken beat Mars Hill 96-72 on Tuesday in a non-conference game.
Eleven players scored for USC Aiken (2-1), four in double figures.
Joel Gierbolini picked up his second double-double of the year for the Pacers with 18 points and 14 rebounds.
Terrance Dent and Ronald Zimmerman both had 14 points for the Pacers.
Broncos waive ex-starting QB
The Denver Broncos have waived quarterback Kyle Orton.
The 29-year-old seventh-year veteran from Purdue lost his starting job after going 1-4. He hasn’t played since the first half against San Diego on Oct. 9. His replacement, Tim Tebow, is 4-1.
Orton will be subject to waivers. If a team claims him, it will have to pay what remains of his $9 million salary. If he’s not claimed, he’ll become a free agent.
• Running back Tashard Choice, an ex-Georgia Tech star, has been released by the Washington Redskins, two days after making his debut for them against his former team, the Dallas Cowboys.
• Buffalo Bills starting cornerback Terrence McGee and receiver Donald Jones have been placed on season-ending injured reserve.
• Ben Roethlisberger’s fractured right thumb didn’t put him on the sidelines the day it happened – the Steelers’ Nov. 13 win at Cincinnati. Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin says it won’t keep him out this Sunday, either. Tomlin said Tuesday that Roethlisberger will start at quarterback against the Kansas City Chiefs.