Women's Basketball ACCtion: Monday, January 16

Jan. 16, 2012

No. 3 UConn Hands No. 24 Tar Heels 86-35 Loss

STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Bria Hartley scored 17 points and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 15 to help No. 3 Connecticut beat 24th-ranked North Carolina 86-35 on Monday night, handing the Tar Heels the worst loss in school history.

It only took 8 1/2 minutes for the Huskies (15-2) to blow this game wide open. Leading 11-6, UConn scored the next 15 points including five by Mosqueda-Lewis and five by Tiffany Hayes to take command. Hayes' layup with 11:34 left in the half made it 26-6. North Carolina got within 16, but the Huskies used a 16-0 run, that saw six different players score, to put the game away.

It wasn't long ago that North Carolina (12-5) was one of the rare teams to have had success against UConn. The Tar Heels won five of the first seven meetings between the schools, including routing the Huskies 77-54 in Connecticut in 2005.

#8 Terps Bounce Back with 68-61 Win Over Virginia

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Laurin Mincy scored 20, and No. 8 Maryland bounced back from its first loss of the season by defeating Virginia 68-61 Monday night in a rugged Atlantic Coast Conference matchup.

Lynetta Kizer had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Terrapins (17-1, 4-1). Maryland shot 44 percent from the floor, went 13 for 22 at the foul line and committed 17 turnovers.

But the Terrapins outdid the ACC's best defense by holding the Cavaliers to 39 percent shooting and finishing with a 43-33 edge in rebounding. Maryland was coming off a 75-63 defeat at Miami.

Lexie Gerson scored 15 for Virginia (14-5, 2-3) and Ataira Franklin had 14.

Burke, Holston Send State to 75-66 win at Wake

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Kody Burke and Bonae Holston combined for 43 points and 18 rebounds for NC State in a 75-66 victory at Wake Forest on Monday night at Joel Coliseum.

Burke, the sophomore from Riverside, Calif., had a monster night with a career-high 26 points, eight rebounds, four blocks and three steals, while Holston, the All-ACC senior forward, added 17 points and 10 boards for her fifth double-double of the 2011-12 campaign.

Coming out of halftime with a 26-all tie, NC State (12-6, 2-3 ACC) shot 55.6 percent (15-of-27) from the field in the second half to break open a tight ball game.

A 25-5 run that spanned portions of both halves gave State a 41-31 lead at the 11:53 mark of the second half.