Duke women beat Maryland, clinch ACC title

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Elizabeth Williams scored 16 points and No. 5 Duke beat No. 8 Maryland 75-59 on Sunday to clinch the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title.

Maryland forward Alyssa Thomas (center) looks to pass as she is guarded by Duke's Alexis Jones (left), Elizabeth Williams and Chloe Wells. Duke clinched the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season title with the win.  PATRICK SEMANSKY/ASSOCIATED PRESS
PATRICK SEMANSKY/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Maryland forward Alyssa Thomas (center) looks to pass as she is guarded by Duke's Alexis Jones (left), Elizabeth Williams and Chloe Wells. Duke clinched the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season title with the win.

Alexis Jones, Haley Peters and Tricia Liston each added 15 points for the Blue Devils (26-1, 16-0), who completed a season sweep of the Terrapins (22-5, 13-3).

NO. 2 NOTRE DAME 84, DEPAUL 56

In Chicago, Skylar Diggins finished with 17 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, and Notre Dame (25-1, 13-0 Big East) won its 20th in a row, beating DePaul (18-9, 7-6).

NO. 4 STANFORD 74, OREGON 50

In Stanford, Calif., Chiney Ogwumike scored 27 points, grabbed a school-record 24 rebounds and set a Stanford (26-2, 15-1 Pac-12) career mark with her 52nd double-double, leading Stanford over Oregon (4-24, 2-14).

NO. 6 CALIFORNIA 58, OREGON STATE 56

In Berkeley, Calif., Layshia Clarendon scored 26 points and No. 6 California (25-2, 15-1 Pac-12) rallied from 17 points down in the first half to beat Oregon State (9-19, 3-13).

NO. 7 PENN STATE 68, MICHIGAN 57

In State College, Pa., junior Maggie Lucas scored 21 points and Penn State (23-3, 13-1) held off a late Michigan (19-8, 8-6) charge to clinch at least a share of its second consecutive Big Ten regular-season title on Senior Day.

LSU 77, NO. 8 KENTUCKY 72

In Baton Rouge, La., Jeanne Kenney hit five 3-pointers on her way to 22 points, and LSU (17-10, 8-6 SEC) upset Kentucky 77-72 (23-4, 11-3) on Sunday.

VANDERBILT 61, NO. 10 TEXAS A&M 51

In Nashville, Tenn., Tiffany Clarke scored 22 of her career-high 30 points in the second half to help Vanderbilt (18-9, 8-6 Southeastern Conference) upset Texas A&M (21-7, 11-3).

NO. 11 TENNESSEE 60, ARKANSAS 54

In Fayetteville, Ark., Meighan Simmons scored 18 points as Tennessee (22-5, 13-1 SEC) rallied from an 11-point second-half deficit to defeat Arkansas (17-10, 5-9).

NO. 12 LOUISVILLE 55, VILLANOVA 49

In Villanova, Pa., Bria Smith scored 16 points and Sara Hammond finished a rebound shy of a third straight double-double as Louisville (22-6, 10-4 Big East) held off Villanova (18-8, 7-6).

NO. 14 DAYTON 67, TEMPLE 47

In Dayton, Ohio, Andrea Hoover led five players scoring in double digits for Dayton (24-1, 12-0) with a game-high 14 points as it blew out Temple (12-15, 5-7) in an Atlantic 10 Conference matchup.

NO. 16 NORTH CAROLINA 68, N.C. STATE 58

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Tierra Ruffin-Pratt matched her tied her career high with 24 points to help No. 16 North Carolina (25-4, 13-3 ACC) beat North Carolina State (13-15, 5-11) 68-58 on Sunday.

NO. 17 UCLA 63, SOUTHERN CAL 58

In Los Angeles, Nirra Fields and Thea Lemberger each scored 12 points and UCLA (21-6, 12-4 Pac-12) held off a second half Southern Cal (8-19, 5-11) rally to beat the Trojans.

NO. 18 DELAWARE 61, JAMES MADISON 60

In Newark, Del., Elena Delle Donne scored 28 points, including a key free throw in the waning seconds, as No. 18 Delaware (24-3, 15-0) held off James Madison (18-9, 12-3) to win its 19th in a row and clinch a share of first place in the Colonial Athletic Association.

VIRGINIA TECH 71, NO. 19 FLORIDA STATE

In Blacksburg, Va., Monet Tellier matched her season high with 24 points and Virginia Tech (9-18, 3-13) snapped a four-game losing streak, upsetting Florida State (20-7, 10-6).

NO. 20 COLORADO 68, WASHINGTON 61

In Boulder, Colo., Arielle Roberson scored 16 points and senior Chucky Jeffery grabbed 13 rebounds in her final regular-season home game, helping Colorado (22-5, 11-5 Pac-12) hold on for a win over Washington (19-8, 11-5).

NO. 22 PURDUE 75, MINNESOTA 63

In Minneapolis, Courtney Moses had 23 points and Purdue (20-7, 9-5 Big Ten) defeated Minnesota (16-12, 5-9).

NO. 24 NEBRASKA 66, IOWA 46

In Lincoln, Neb., Rachel Theriot scored 19 points and No. 24 Nebraska (21-6, 11-3 Big Ten) won its ninth game in a row, defeating Iowa (17-11, 6-8).


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