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Nov. 25, 2012
CINCINNATI, Ohio - Chelsea Gray scored a season-high 22 points, freshman Alexis Jones had a breakout game with a career-high 14, and No. 4 Duke routed Xavier 82-59 on Sunday.
Elizabeth Williams added 16 points and Haley Peters had 13 for the Blue Devils (4-0), who came in with five players averaging double figures.
Against Xavier's smaller starters, Duke shot a season-high 59 percent, including 66 percent during a 44-point first half.
After breaking the game open with a 29-4 run in the first half against Valparaiso on Wednesday, the Blue Devils strung together a similar early spurt against the Musketeers (3-2). Duke outscored Xavier 19-2 and held the Musketeers scoreless for almost five minutes.
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Behind a season-high 19 points from junior Monet Tellier and a strong defensive effort, the Virginia Tech women's basketball team defeated the visiting George Washington Colonials, 50-31, in non-conference action at Cassell Coliseum Sunday afternoon.
The victory marked the second straight for the Hokies at home as they have already equaled their home-win total from last season with two and the game also started a home stand that will see Tech play eight of nine in Blacksburg.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Waltiea Rolle had 19 points and nine rebounds and No. 25 North Carolina shot 54 percent from the field as the Tar Heels ran past UNC Asheville, 101-42, Sunday afternoon at Carmichael Arena. Megan Buckland added 17 off the bench for UNC, who will host No. 16 Ohio State Wednesday in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
Xylina McDaniel finished with 11 points and eight boards in just 14 minutes, while Tierra Ruffin-Pratt just missed a double-double with 10 points and eight assists.
A Buckland 2 capped a 15-3 run to open the game before the Bulldogs (1-4) strung together seven straight. But a pair of Buckland 3s and buckets by Rolle and Danielle Butts pushed the Tar Heel advantage back out to 15 at 25-10.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - NC State lost 76-72 to Northern Iowa in the final game of the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout Sunday at South Point Arena.
Kody Burke (16 points) put NC State up 63-56 with a jumper at the 7:12 mark of the second half, and it appeared that the Wolfpack was on its way to two wins in Las Vegas over the Thanksgiving holiday.
However, the Wolfpack went ice cold from the field; missing all four of its shots in a span of 6:18 to let UNI (3-3) take over the game with a 14-1 run. Five turnovers also fueled the scoring drought for NC State.
The Panthers led 70-64 with just over a minute left in the second half. Marissa Kastanek (17 points) drained a three-pointer to get within three points, but Jacqui Kalin (28 points) went 8-for-8 from the free throw line down the stretch to keep the Wolfpack from coming back for the second time today.