Women's Basketball ACCtion: Friday, January 21

Jan. 21, 2011

No. 3 Duke Smothers Georgia Tech, 69-32

DURHAM, N.C.-Duke thrived despite a quiet night from its star player.

Facing the same scenario, Georgia Tech faltered.

Krystal Thomas scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help No. 3 Duke beat Georgia Tech 69-32 on Friday night.

Tricia Liston added nine points off the bench for the Blue Devils (18-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who defeated the Yellow Jackets for the 32nd consecutive time.

Duke blew open the game with a 13-0 run early in the second half, extending its home winning streak to 18 games. It was the 100th victory for Joanne P. McCallie as coach of the Blue Devils.

"It was a great game for us to really grow from,'' McCallie said. "Anybody who went in that game made a difference, played incredibly tough, dove for loose balls and did all of the little things.''

That was a big help for the Blue Devils as leading scorer Jasmine Thomas finished with eight points, her second-lowest output of the season.

Georgia Tech's Alex Montgomery, who entered the game averaging a team-high 14.5 points, finished with a season-low two points on 0-for-7 shooting from the field.

Maryland Downs Virginia 77-75 In Overtime

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Diandra Tchatchouang made a driving layup with 6.1 seconds to play in overtime and No. 15 Maryland survived a scare at Virginia, 77-75 on Friday night.

Tchatchouang also forced overtime by hitting the only 3-pointer of the game for the Terrapins (15-3, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) with 13.8 seconds left in regulation.

Virginia (11-9, 0-4) had won nine of 10 at home and led 68-62 with 2 minutes to play in regulation, but scored just one more point to allow the game to go to an extra period.

After Tchatchouang's basket in OT, Ariana Moorer's 3-pointer rimmed out at the buzzer.

Alyssa Thomas led Maryland with 18 points, Lynetta Kizer had 16 and Kim Rodgers 11.

Chelsea Shine had 15, Whitny Edwards 13 and Jazmin Pitts and Ataria Franklin had 12 each for Virginia.