College basketball roundup

Williams leads Duke women to rout of Valparaiso

2012-11-23T16:32:00Z 2012-11-24T00:47:03Z Williams leads Duke women to rout of ValparaisoThe Associated Press The Associated Press
November 23, 2012 4:32 pm  • 

Elizabeth Williams scored 18 points to help No. 4 Duke beat visiting Valparaiso 90-45 on Friday night.

Tricia Liston added 17 points and a career-high 12 rebounds for the Blue Devils (3-0), who blew open the game with a 29-4 run beginning midway through the first half.

Haley Peters scored 16 points for Duke. Chelsea Gray and Ka'lia Johnson had 11 points each for the Blue Devils.

Duke outscored Valparaiso 54-10 in the lane en route to its 57th consecutive home victory over unranked non-conference opponents.

The Blue Devils scored at least 80 points for the third time in as many games, the first time they have done that to open a season since 2005.

Tabitha Gerardot scored eight points to lead the Crusaders (2-3), who lost their third game in a row.

Valparaiso shot just 29 percent from the floor, including 8 of 30 from 3-point range.

No. 5 Notre Dame 76, No. 19 UCLA 64: Jewell Loyd had 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists, Kayla McBride scored 18 points, and Notre Dame overcame a sub-par performance by All-American Skylar Diggins to beat UCLA.

Diggins had 12 points, six rebounds and five assists, but shot 5 of 17 and committed four turnovers.

Natalie Achonwa had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Fighting Irish (4-0), who shot 29 of 60 (48.3 percent) to UCLA's 39 percent.

Loyd, who shot 8-of-12 including 2-of-3 from 3-point range, made three straight baskets midway through the first half to cap a 15-2 run that put the Irish ahead for good.

Markel Walker had 21 points and nine rebounds and Alyssia Brewer scored 10 points for the Bruins (2-1), who played without junior point guard, Thea Lemberger, sidelined with a sprained left knee.

No. 14 Purdue 67, Wake Forest 53: Sam Ostarello had 15 points and 15 rebounds to help Purdue beat Wake Forest in the Paradise Jam.

Chantel Poston and Courtney Moses each added 11 points for the Boilermakers (5-0), who will face No. 2 Connecticut on Saturday night.



No. 4 Michigan 71, Kansas State 57: Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 23 points before he left late in the game after he was kneed in the head, and Michigan Kansas State (5-1) to win the NIT Season Tipoff.

Glenn Robinson III, a Lake Central graduate, had 12 rebounds, and Trey Burke and Jon Horford had 10 points each for the Wolverines.  Michigan (5-0) won the tournament, previously known as the Preseason NIT, for the first time.

No. 3 Ohio State 91, UMKC 45: Deshaun Thomas scored 15 of his 21 points as Ohio State (4-0) coasted to a huge first-half lead in a victory against overmatched Missouri-Kansas (2-3).

No. 5 Duke 67, VCU 58: Mason Plumlee, a 6-foot-10 center who helped break VCU's pressure, had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead Duke (5-0) to a victory over the Rams in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

No. 7 Florida 79, UCF 66: Kenny Boynton scored a season-high 24 points; Scottie Wilbekin added a career-best 17, and Florida (5-0) beat UCF (3-2).

No. 8 Kentucky 104, LIU-Brooklyn 75: Alex Poythress and Archie Goodwin each scored 22 points, and the Wildcats (4-1) ran away from winless LIU-Brooklyn.

Minnesota 84, No. 19 Memphis 75: Andre Hollins scored a career-high 41 points to lead Minnesota (5-1) to a victory over Memphis in the consolation semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Illinois State 77, UAB 65: Bryant Allen scored 30 points on 9-of-15 shooting which included six made 3-pointers, and the Illinois State defense forced 27 turnovers to stay perfect on the season.

Two others were in double figures for Illinois State (5-0) with Tyler Brown adding 15 points and six rebounds. Jackie Carmichael had 11 points, five rebounds and five blocked shots. Kaza Keane had nine points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals.

No. 15 Michigan St. 70, Oakland 52: Keith Appling shook off a sprained right ankle in the first half and finished with 20 points to help Michigan State (4-1) beat Oakland.

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