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No. 1 Maryland 97, Michigan State 57
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Crystal Langhorne scored 28 points on 13-for-14 shooting, Kristi Toliver made four 3-pointers and top-ranked Maryland snapped Michigan State's five-game winning streak. Defending national champion Maryland (17-0) has won 23 straight and is off to the best start in school history. Victoria Lucas-Perry led the Spartans (12-3) with 20 points and 6-foot-9 freshman center Allyssa DeHaan, the nation's leading shot blocker, swatted away five shots before fouling out. Courtney Davidson, an Ursuline High graduate, scored six points for MSU.
No. 4 Tennessee 70, No. 5 Connecticut 64
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Candace Parker had been waiting for a chance to make her mark in Tennessee's storied rivalry with Connecticut. Parker scored 30 points, including the sixth dunk of her career, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked six shots to help Tennessee hold off Connecticut at the Hartford Civic Center. "I wanted to have a chance to dunk on Connecticut's court and I did," the 6-foot-4 sophomore said. She didn't start out well, missing five of her first six shots, but then got going. "As the game went on she got better and better," Tennessee coach Pat Summitt said of her star. "She stepped up big for us." Sidney Spencer added 14 points for the Lady Vols (14-1), who have beaten their rivals three straight times. "I'm extremely proud of this team," Summitt said. "I think our tough schedule, going on the road helped us prepare for this." Charde Houston scored 23 points to lead Connecticut (12-1). No other Huskies player was in double figures. Leading scorer Renee Montgomery held to four points on 2-for-11 shooting. "Charde did about as much as she could do," said Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma. "She needed some help from other guys and they couldn't do it." Parker's fourth dunk this season came with 18:20 left in the second half, giving Tennessee a 45-29 lead. "It's a plus to be Candace Parker's teammate," said Lady Vols guard Alexis Hornbuckle. "She made the plays when we needed it." Parker is the fifth woman to dunk in a college game and has dunked the most. She joins Michelle Snow of Tennessee, Sancho Lyttle of Houston, Charlotte Smith of North Carolina and Georgeann Wells of West Virginia. "Two points is two points," Parker said. "It's always a momentum builder for our team." This time it seemed her dunk ignited the opponent. "It ticked me off," Connecticut forward Brittany Hunter said. "It shouldn't take that to get anyone going." After Parker's dunk, Connecticut went on a 31-15 spurt to tie the game at 60 with 4:04 left. Houston had 12 points during the run.
Spencer answered with a 3-pointer to give Tennessee a 63-60 edge with 3:40 left.
No. 8 Oklahoma 77, Nebraska 69
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Courtney Paris shook off early foul trouble to score 19 points and Kendra Moore had a career-high 18 to rally Oklahoma past Nebraska. Paris added 14 rebounds for her 41st straight double-double, and Oklahoma (12-1, 2-0 Big 12) won its 21st straight conference game and 15th consecutive away from Norman, Okla. Kelsey Griffin had 22 points and Kiera Hardy 18 to lead Nebraska (13-3, 1-1), which lost for the first time in eight games.
No. 9 Baylor 71, Kansas 64
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Bernice Mosley had 21 points and 11 rebounds to help Baylor overcome a scare from Kansas. It was the 12th straight win for Baylor (15-1, 2-0 Big 12), which also got 15 points from Jessica Morrow and 13 points from Danielle Wilson. LaChelda Jacobs scored 18 points to lead Kansas (5-9, 0-2), which also got 14 points from Kelly Kohn.
No. 12 Stanford 69, No. 21 California 44
BERKELEY, Calif. -- Candice Wiggins made a season-high six 3-pointers and finished with 18 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and Stanford extended its winning streak to nine games by beating rival California for the 14th straight time. Freshman reserve Jayne Appel added 19 points and seven rebounds for the Cardinal (11-3, 5-0 Pac-10). Ashley Walker had her sixth double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds for Cal (11-4, 2-3).
No. 13 Louisville 88, Seton Hall 67
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Angel McCoughtry had 21 points, nine rebounds and seven steals to lead Louisville. The Cardinals (16-1, 1-1 Big East) trailed only once and used a 10-2 run late in the first half to take control. Noteisha Womack had 19 points and eight rebounds for Seton Hall (9-5, 1-2).
Kansas State 48, No. 17 Texas A & amp;M 45
MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Claire Coggins scored 20 points to become the 32nd Kansas State player with 1,000 career points and lead the Wildcats to the upset of Texas A & amp;M. The Aggies had a chance to win in the final seconds, but Coggins stole the ball and then hit one free throw to give the Wildcats (13-2, 1-1 Big 12) their 13th consecutive win at Bramlage Coliseum. Takia Starks and Danielle Gant scored 10 points apiece to lead the Aggies (10-3, 0-1), who dropped to 0-3 on the road.
Rutgers 63, No. 22 Pittsburgh 39
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Kia Vaughn scored 12 of her 16 points in the final 10 minutes and Rutgers closed with a 25-4 run to down Pittsburgh. Essence Carson had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Matee Ajavon added 15 points for the Scarlet Knights (7-5, 2-1 Big East). Shavonte Zellous scored 16 points to lead the Panthers (12-2, 0-1).
No. 24 Bowling Green 75, Buffalo 42
BOWLING GREEN -- Ali Mann scored 24 points to lead Bowling Green to the rout. Megan Thorburn added 21 points and seven rebounds for the Falcons (12-2, 2-0 Mid-American). Heather Turner and Belinda Gibb each scored 11 points for Buffalo (5-9, 0-2).
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