WOMEN'S TOP 25 ROUNDUP \ Sunday's games



No. 2 North Carolina 86,North Carolina State 65
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Ivory Latta scored 20 points and made six 3-pointers, and Camille Little had 19 points for the Tar Heels (22-0, 6-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who remained one of the nation's last unbeaten teams -- along with top-ranked Duke. Latta went 7-for-13 from the field and 6-for-9 from 3-point range to crack the 2,000-point mark for her career, while Erlana Larkins added 16 points and 11 rebounds. Sasha Reaves scored 21 points for the Wolfpack (13-7, 2-3), who hung around for about 30 minutes before the Tar Heels put the game away with a 10-0 spurt midway through the second half.
No. 3 Maryland 83, Wake Forest 60
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Marissa Coleman had 21 points and six rebounds to help Maryland send Wake Forest to its ninth straight defeat. Ashleigh Newman came off the bench to score 20 points for the Terrapins (20-1, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). Kristi Toliver added 10 points, five assists and five rebounds. Yolanda Lavender led Wake Forest (8-11, 0-6) with 22 points and Alex Tchangoue finished with 20.
No. 6 Connecticut 84, St. John's 63
NEW YORK -- Mel Thomas made five 3-pointers in the first half and finished with 19 points to lead Connecticut past St. John's in the Huskies' first game at Madison Square Garden. Tina Charles and Renee Montgomery added 15 points apiece for the Huskies (16-2, 6-0 Big East), who scored 25 points off 19 Red Storm turnovers. Kia Wright had 19 points, including the 1,000th of her career, for St. John's. Monique McLean added 17 points for the Red Storm (5-12, 0-5) in their 23rd straight loss to UConn.
No. 8 LSU 61, Alabama 45
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- RaShonta LeBlanc converted two steals into breakaway layups to cap a 12-0 run in LSU's victory over Alabama. LSU led 39-33 with 11:25 left after Alabama's Navonda Moore scored 12 points in less than 5 minutes. Porsha Phillips made a 15-foot jumper with 11:10 remaining and started LSU (18-2, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) on the run that put the game away. Moore scored 17 of her 19 points in the second half to help Alabama stay close, but couldn't prevent the Tide (10-11, 0-6) from losing its sixth game in a row.
No. 10 Arizona State 62,Southern Cal 54
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Emily Westerberg had 10 points and nine rebounds to help Arizona State defeat Southern California for its sixth straight win. Briann January added 12 points and four assists for the Sun Devils (18-2, 8-1 Pac-10), who snapped the Trojans' five-game winning streak. Eshaya Murphy had 11 points and 11 rebounds for Southern Cal, which outrebounded Arizona State 46-36 but shot only 34 percent (23-of-67) from the field.
No. 11 George Washington 67, Xavier 55
CINCINNATI -- Kenan Cole scored 15 points to lead George Washington to its ninth straight win. Jessica Adair added a career-high 15 rebounds and 11 points, Whitney Allen scored 14 points and Kimberly Beck had 13 for George Washington (16-2, 5-0 Atlantic 10). The Colonials equaled their longest streak since winning nine in a row during the 2004-05 season. The Musketeers (14-6, 2-2) lost for the second time in eight games. Freshman Amber Harris led Xavier with 24 points after being held scoreless in the first 17 minutes.
No. 12 Purdue 81, Indiana 58
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Katie Gearlds scored 21 points and Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton added 15 points and 10 rebounds as Purdue beat Indiana. The game marked Purdue coach Sharon Versyp's return to Assembly Hall. She left the Hoosiers last April to take over the Boilermakers. Purdue (18-3, 7-0 Big Ten) scored the first 10 points, took a 38-24 lead at halftime, built it to as many as 23 points midway through the second half and never led by fewer than 17 after that. FahKara Malone had 13 points and set a Purdue freshman record for steals with her 65th of the season. Whitney Thomas scored 17 points to lead Indiana (13-7, 2-5).
No. 14 Vanderbilt 72, Georgia Tech 55
DULUTH, Ga. -- Caroline Williams scored six points to spark a 26-0 run and Vanderbilt recovered from a nine-point deficit midway through the second half to beat Georgia Tech. Williams scored 21 points, including the first six points of the 26-0 run, to lead Vanderbilt (17-3). Janie Mitchell scored 14 points for Georgia Tech (11-8).
No. 15 Louisville 53, Rutgers 50
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Angel McCoughtry scored 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead Louisville. McCoughtry posted her 14th double-double of the season and the Cardinals (18-2, 4-2 Big East) closed the game with a 14-3 run to end Rutgers' six-game winning streak. Jazz Covington added 13 points and six rebounds for Louisville, including the go-ahead layup with 32 seconds remaining that sent the Cardinals to their 17th straight home victory. Essence Carson led the Scarlet Knights with 14 points, but fouled out with three minutes to go. Kia Vaughn added eight points and 14 rebounds for Rutgers.
No. 16 Georgia 70, Florida State 65
DULUTH, Ga. -- Tasha Humphrey sparked a late 13-0 run and Georgia rallied past Florida State. Humphrey, playing with four fouls, finished with 25 points for the Lady Bulldogs (16-4). She scored 10 points during the run to help Georgia turn a 60-50 deficit into a 63-60 lead. Angel Robinson added 16 points for Georgia. Shante Williams led Florida State (15-4) with 19 points, including 15 in the second half.
No. 22 Texas 64, No. 17 Texas A & amp;M 45
AUSTIN, Texas -- Tiffany Jackson scored 27 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and Texas used smothering defense to beat Texas A & amp;M. The Longhorns scored 26 points off 23 Texas A & amp;M turnovers and held the Aggies to 31 percent shooting. Brittainey Raven added 14 points for Texas (14-5, 3-2). Takia Starks scored 14 to lead Texas A & amp;M (13-4, 3-2).
No. 23 Michigan St. 67, Iowa 57
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Allyssa DeHaan scored 16 points and had seven blocks to lead Michigan State past Iowa. Aisha Jefferson and Mia Johnson each had 10 points for the Spartans (15-4, 6-1 Big Ten), while season scoring leader Victoria Lucas-Perry overcame a 4-for-15 shooting day to grab nine rebounds. Kristi Smith and Krista VandeVenter each had 13 points for the Hawkeyes (11-9, 3-4).
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