Maryland women hand Duke first loss in ACC play

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Tianna Hawkins scored 19 points, including the tiebreaking basket with 14 seconds left, and No. 8 Maryland defeated fifth-ranked Duke 63-61 on Sunday to end the Blue Devils’ bid to go unbeaten in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Duke guard Tricia Liston (center) looks to pass as Maryland guard Laurin Mincy defends. Mincy posted 17 points as the Terrapins upset the Blue Devils at home.  EVAN HABEEB/US PRESSWIRE
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Duke guard Tricia Liston (center) looks to pass as Maryland guard Laurin Mincy defends. Mincy posted 17 points as the Terrapins upset the Blue Devils at home.

Laurin Mincy had 17 points for the Terrapins (23-5, 10-4). Allysa Thomas grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked a last-second shot by Haley Peters to secure the victory.

Elizabeth Williams had 19 points for Duke (22-4, 13-1).

NO. 6 MIAMI 67, FLORIDA STATE 60

In Coral Gables, Fla., Riquna Williams scored 24 points and Miami (24-3, 13-1) moved into a tie atop the ACC standings by beating Florida State.

The Seminoles (13-15, 5-9) have lost four games in a row for the first time since 2003-04.

NO. 10 DELAWARE 40, DREXEL 39

In Philadelphia, Elena Delle Donne’s leaner from the wing with 2 seconds left lifted Delaware (24-1, 15-0) to a thrilling victory over Drexel (13-12, 9-6) and clinched the Colonial Athletic Association regular-season title.

NO. 13 TENNESSEE 66,  MISSISSIPPI 56

In Oxford, Miss., Glory Johnson had 13 points and eight rebounds to help Tennessee (20-7, 11-3 Southeastern Conference) beat Mississippi.

Valencia McFarland had 21 points for Mississippi (12-15, 2-12).

NO. 16 NEBRASKA 68,  WISCONSIN 59

In Lincoln, Neb., Jordan Hooper had 19 points, 18 rebounds and two blocks to lead Nebraska (20-6, 9-5 Big Ten) to a victory over Wisconsin.

Morgan Paige had 15 points and Taylor Wurtz 14 for the Badgers (8-18, 4-10).

MICHIGAN STATE 67,  NO. 17 PURDUE 52 (OT)

In East Lansing, Mich., Becca Mills scored 17 points and Michigan State (17-10, 9-5 Big Ten) beat Purdue in overtime.

Brittany Rayburn had 17 points and nine rebounds to lead Purdue (19-8, 9-5).

FLORIDA 61, NO. 18 GEORGIA 57

In Gainesville, Fla., Jennifer George finished with 15 points to pace Florida, and the Gators used an 8-3 run in the game’s final 2:47 to upset Georgia.

Lanita Bartley added 11 points and Andrea Vilaro Aragones had 10 for the Gators (17-10, 7-7 SEC), who snapped a two-game skid against ranked teams.

Jasmine James had 15 points to lead the Lady Bulldogs (20-7, 9-5).

NO. 25 SOUTH CAROLINA 69, ALABAMA 55

In Tuscaloosa, Ala., La’Keisha Sutton turned in team highs of 13 points and seven rebounds to lead South Carolina (20-7, 9-5 Southeastern Conference) past Alabama.

Jasmine Robinson had 17 points to pace the Crimson Tide (12-16, 2-12).

NO. 20 GEORGIA TECH 85, BOSTON COLLEGE 48

In Duluth, Ga., Tyaunna Marshall scored all 13 of her points in the first half as Georgia Tech pulled away early from Boston College (7-20, 2-12 ACC).

Metra Walthour got all 10 of her points in the first half for the Yellow Jackets (20-7, 10-4), who posted their highest-ever ACC victory total and sixth consecutive 20-win season.


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