No. 15 Nebraska downs Utah behind Theriot's career-high 28 points
SALT LAKE CITY -- Rachel Theriot scored a career-high 28 points to lead Nebraska to a 75-69 win against Utah on Friday night.
Jordan Hooper added 13 points and 12 rebounds, while Emily Cady scored 13 points as well for the undefeated No. 15 Cornhuskers, who held off a late Utah rally by going 10 of 10 at the free throw line in the closing minutes. Nineteen of Theriot's points came in the second half.
Michelle Plouffe scored 27 points and hauled in 12 rebounds for Utah (1-1), which led 41-36 at the break.
Nebraska stormed back, opening the second half with a 9-0 run and hitting 6 of 11 from 3-point range. The Huskers shot 85.7 percent from the free throw line, with Theriot setting a career-best 8 of 8 from the charity stripe.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Breanna Stewart scored 26 points, and top-ranked Connecticut showed its depth and quickness against No. 8 Maryland in a 72-55 victory on Friday night.
The short-handed Huskies (3-0) used a 13-2 run early in the second half to take a 56-45 lead, and Maryland (2-1) never get closer than nine points.
It was Connecticut's second win against a top-10 team in a five-day span. The Huskies breezed past No. 3 Stanford by 19 points on Monday.
Alyssa Thomas had 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Terrapins, who lost to UConn twice last season, on the road and in the NCAA tournament.
In this one, Connecticut was without two of its best players, preseason All-American Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (elbow) and sophomore forward Monica Tuck (knee surgery).
WASHINGTON -- Megan Nipe scored a career-high 31 points and Danni Jackson made a 3-pointer with 3:11 left to put George Washington ahead to stay in a 75-72 victory against No. 10 California on Friday night.
Reshanda Gray scored a career-high 24 points and Brittany Boyd added 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Golden Bears (1-2), who were coming off a 70-58 home loss to No. 2 Duke.
Boyd and Afure Jemerigbe missed three-point attempts in the final seconds.
George Washington (2-0) beat a top-25 team for the first time since a win against the then-No. 10 Golden Bears 55-53 in the NCAA tournament in March 2008.
The Golden Bears had two chances to take the lead or tie it early in the final minute, but Courtney Range was twice called for offensive fouls going to the basket.
BOULDER, Colo. -- Lauren Huggins scored 16 points and hit five 3-pointers as No. 17 Colorado rolled past Alcorn State 83-33 Friday night.
The Buffaloes (2-0), who shot 45.3 percent from the field, held Alcorn State to just six points in the first 10 minutes of play, coasting out to a 42-14 advantage at the break.
Colorado also hit eight 3-pointers and combined for 19 assists and 12 steals. Huggins' only field goal attempts came from beyond the arc as she finished 5 of 10 and added a free throw.
Jasmine Sborov scored 10 points with 4-for-4 free throw shooting, and Jen Reese and Lexy Kresl each had nine points for the Buffaloes.
The Braves (1-2) were held to just 10 of 50 shooting and could only hit one of their 15 3-point attempts. They were led by Tierro Frost, who scored 12 points and hauled in a game-high eight rebounds.