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COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: No. 8 Penn State women rout Indiana

2013-02-07T21:00:00Z 2013-02-08T02:31:04Z COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: No. 8 Penn State women rout IndianaThe Associated Press The Associated Press
February 07, 2013 9:00 pm  • 

Penn State coach Coquese Washington thinks her team is starting to get into a groove.

"I think that we're starting to find our rhythm," Washington said. "I think at this point we're getting comfortable with our roles and getting familiar with their teammates and how they're going to play and what they can expect from each other. I think that brings a little bit of confidence."

Alex Bentley and Maggie Lucas each scored 20 points to lead No. 8 Penn State to a 76-54 win over Indiana on Thursday night.

Mia Nickson had 13 points and Dara Taylor added 10 for the Lady Lions (19-3, 9-1 Big Ten), who have won 13 of their last 14 games.

Aulani Sinclair had 21 and Jasmine McGhee had 12 for the Hoosiers (10-13, 1-9), who have lost eight straight.

No. 9 Georgia 61, Auburn 58: Jasmine Hassell scored 15 points, and Georgia (20-3, 8-2 Southeastern Conference) overcame its second-half struggles to edge Auburn (13-10, 2-8), giving the Tigers their seventh-straight loss.

No. 16 North Carolina 80, Boston College 52: North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell earned her 900th career victory when the Tar Heels (21-3, 9-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat Boston College (9-13, 3-8).

Hatchell joins Pat Summitt and Jody Conradt in the women's 900-win club. Hatchell is tops among active coaches, with Rutgers' C. Vivian Stringer two wins behind.

Only three men's coaches have reached the 900-win mark — Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Boeheim and Bob Knight.

No. 18 Dayton 78, Xavier 68: Samantha MacKay scored 18 points and had seven assists as Dayton (20-1, 8-0 Atlantic 10 Conference) defeated Xavier (7-15, 1-7) to reach 20 victories for the sixth consecutive season.

Men

South Dakota State 80, IPFW 74: Nate Wolters scored a school-record 53 points and broke another mark with nine 3-pointers as South Dakota State defeated IPFW.

Wolters' point total is the highest this season by a Division I player, bettering a 47-point performance by Oakland's Travis Bader on Jan. 24 against IUPUI. He broke Dave Thomas' school record of 44 points (March 10, 1973 vs. Coe College) and Randy Suarez's mark of eight 3-pointers (Feb. 7, 1987 vs. Augustana).

Wolters was 9 for 14 from beyond the arc, 17 for 28 overall and 10 for 11 at the free-throw line. He scored 38 of his points in the second half, helping South Dakota State (19-6, 10-2 Summit) shoot 64 percent from the floor and overcome an 11-point deficit.

Wolters' 3-pointer with 1:47 remaining gave the Jackrabbits their first lead of the half, 70-68, and helped them finish the game on a 13-6 run.

Frank Gaines led IPFW (10-15, 3-8) with 29 points.

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