Tar Heels capture 10th straight win
No. 2 ranked North Carolina rolled over Penn 102-64.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Tyler Hansbrough and Reyshawn Terry scored 19 points apiece, and No. 2 North Carolina routed Pennsylvania 102-64 Wednesday night for its 10th straight victory.
Wayne Ellington scored 17 points and fellow freshman Brandan Wright added 12 for North Carolina (13-1), which fell behind by 10 early but used a 27-4 run late in the first half to take command against the Quakers (6-6).
No. 17 Notre Dame 78, Louisville 62
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Russell Carter scored 19 points and Luke Harangody added 15 to help Notre Dame beat Louisville in the Big East opener for both teams.
No. 23 Clemson 68, Florida St 66
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Cliff Hammonds' layup with 3 seconds left lifted Clemson past Florida State in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both schools.
No. 25 West Virginia 67, Villanova 56
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Frank Young scored a career-high 25 points for West Virginia. Young's eight 3-pointers also were a career high. Joe Alexander scored 16 points and Alex Ruoff added 11 for the Mountaineers (12-1, 2-0 Big East).
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Top-ranked Maryland opened Atlantic Coast Conference play in the same fashion it handled the non-league portion of its schedule: with a blowout victory. Laura Harper scored 17 points and coach Brenda Frese earned her 100th win at Maryland, an 80-61 rout of North Carolina State. Crystal Langhorne and Kristi Toliver had 15 points apiece for the Terrapins (16-0, 1-0).
No. 3 Duke 72, Miami 42
DURHAM, N.C. -- Carrem Gay had 12 points and 10 rebounds to lead Duke past Miami in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams. Alison Bales had 11 points and nine rebounds for the Blue Devils (15-0).
No. 4 Tennessee 72, Alabama 36
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Candace Parker scored 15 points and Tennessee cruised over Alabama. Tennessee (13-1) beat Alabama for the 31st straight game and the Crimson Tide fell to 2-38 all-time against the Lady Vols. It was the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.
No. 6 LSU 60, South Florida 48
TAMPA, Fla. -- Erica White had a career-high 22 points to help LSU overcome an early 14-point deficit and beat South Florida. Sylvia Fowles added 15 points and 16 rebounds for LSU (14-1).
No. 8 Oklahoma 78, Kansas State 58
NORMAN, Okla. -- Twin sisters Courtney and Ashley Paris combined for 30 points and 36 rebounds to help Oklahoma overcome a 3-point onslaught by Kansas State. Courtney Paris had 18 points and 19 rebounds and Ashley Paris had 12 points and 17 rebounds for her first double-double of the season.
No. 9 Baylor 61, Texas Tech 54
WACO, Texas -- Angela Tisdale scored 21 points to lead Baylor over Texas Tech in the Big 12 opener for both teams. The Lady Bears (14-1, 1-0 Big 12) extended their winning streak to 11 games.
No. 10 Purdue 68, Iowa 58
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Katie Gearlds scored 27 points and Fahkara Malone added 12 points to lift Purdue over Iowa.
Providence 106, No. 13 Louisville 94
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Catherine Bove scored 31 points and Chelsea Marandola added 24, leading unranked Providence to a double overtime upset over previously unbeaten Louisville.
No. 18 Marquette 79, Syracuse 55
MILWAUKEE -- Krystal Ellis scored 19 points to help Marquette match its school record with a 13th-straight victory. At 14-1 and 2-0 in the Big East, the Golden Eagles are off to their best start in school history. Their No. 18 ranking is also the school's highest ever.
No. 24 Bowling Green 61, Akron 32
AKRON -- Carin Horne scored 12 of her 15 points in the first half to help Bowling Green quickly pull away from Akron. Horne also grabbed six rebounds for the Falcons (11-2, 1-0 Mid-American). Ali Mann had 10 points and six rebounds.
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