Georgia Tech rocks No. 8 Heels
Top 25: No. 25 Arkansas knocks off No. 10 Kentucky
The Associated Press
DURHAM, N.C. -- Jasmine Thomas scored seven of her 22 points in the final 2 minutes, and No. 3 Duke remained undefeated by rallying past No. 14 Maryland 71-64 on Thursday night.
Tricia Liston added 12 points for the Blue Devils (15-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). They shot 38 percent, held a 46-42 rebounding advantage and used a late 11-2 run to extend their winning streak at Cameron Indoor Stadium to 17.
They're off to their best start since the 2006-07 team opened 30-0.
Kim Rodgers scored 18 points and Diandra Tchatchouang added 14 for Maryland (13-2, 0-1), which went up 60-58 on Lynetta Kizer's layup with 2:39 to play before Duke got rolling moments later.
Georgia Tech 71, No. 8 North Carolina 70 -- Box Score
ATLANTA -- Metra Walthour hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 23.6 seconds remaining and Tyaunna Marshall scored 24 points to lead Georgia Tech to its 10th consecutive win.
Jessica Breland, who missed a jumper at the buzzer, hit a pair of free throws to give the eighth-ranked Tar Heels (15-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) a seven-point lead at the 1:40 mark, but North Carolina didn't score again.
Georgia Tech (13-4, 1-0) scored eight points in the final minute on Marshall's 3-pointer, Deja Foster's basket and Walthour's 3.
Italee Lucas led North Carolina with 21 points and Breland finished with 15.
No. 4 Stanford 87, Arizona 54 - Box Score
STANFORD, Calif. -- Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 24 points and eight rebounds and No. 4 Stanford shot 70.4 percent in the second half to gets its 53rd consecutive home victory at Maples Pavilion.
Stanford, back on its home floor for the first time since snapping then-top-ranked Connecticut's record 90-game winning streak last Thursday, used the huge second half to turn a close game into a rout.
Chiney Ogwumike and Kayla Pedersen each added 11 points and 11 rebounds and Jeanette Pohlen scored 13 for Stanford (11-2, 2-0 Pac-10) to go with five rebounds and five assists.
The Cardinal extended their winning streak against Arizona to 18 games.
The Wildcats (11-3, 2-1), led by Shanita Arnold's 13 points, had their six-game winning streak snapped.
No. 5 Tennessee 110, Alabama 45 -- Box Score
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Glory Johnson scored 19 points off the bench and No. 5 Tennessee cruised to its 37th consecutive win against Alabama.
The Lady Volunteers (14-2, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) have their second longest active streak against another team, behind its 38 consecutive wins against South Carolina.
Alabama (11-4, 0-2) hit only one of its first 13 shots and went scoreless for seven minutes early in the first half. That allowed Tennessee to take a 24-3 lead with 12:16 before halftime off a jumper by Taber Spani.
The Lady Vols used 59.4 percent shooting in the first half to take a 59-22 lead at halftime. They extended their margin to 67 points in the second half before Alabama's Jasmine Robinson hit a jumper to close the game.
No. 25 Arkansas 78, No. 10 Kentucky 67 -- Box Score
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- C'eira Ricketts scored 19 points to lead No. 25 Arkansas past No. 10 Kentucky.
Ricketts was one of four in double figures for the Razorbacks (13-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference), who started the season 12-0 before opening conference play with a road loss to Florida.
Arkansas was right at home against the Wildcats (11-3, 0-1), leading by 10 in the first half before pulling away in the second. The Razorbacks led 39-35 early in the second half before going on a 17-4 run to go up 56-39.
Lyndsay Harris, who added 18 points for the Razorbacks, connected on a 3-pointer to give Arkansas a 61-43 lead, its largest of the game.
Victoria Dunlap scored 26 points for Kentucky.
No. 11 Michigan State 62, Wisconsin 43 -- Box Score
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Kalisha Keane had 12 points and 11 rebounds, Porsche Poole also scored 12 points, and No. 11 Michigan State overcame a rocky start for its 12th consecutive win.
Brittney Thomas and Klarissa Bell added 10 points each as the balanced Spartans (14-1, 2-0 Big Ten) trailed 20-10, then used a 30-4 run that spanned both halves to win their 15th consecutive at home and extend the best start in school history.
Alyssa Karel had 16 points for the Badgers (7-8, 2-1), who had beaten the Spartans four consecutive times.
No. 24 Florida State 79, Virginia Tech 48 -- Box Score
BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Chasity Clayton scored 16 points on 6-for-10 shooting from the field to lead No. 24 Florida State.
The Seminoles (13-3, 1-0) shot 54.4 percent and won their fourth consecutive since a 93-62 loss at then-No. 1 Connecticut on Dec. 21. Alexa Deluzio added 15 points.
Florida State (13-3, 1-0) trailed just once after the Hokies' Brittany Gordon scored the opening basket for a 2-0 lead. The Seminoles promptly went on a 14-2 run and never trailed again. They opened their lead to 21 in the first half and 32 in the second half.
Monet Tellier scored 11 points to lead Virginia Tech (9-6, 0-1), which missed 12 consecutive shots after Gordon's basket.