#B1GACC Challenge ACCtion: Thursday, December 1

Duke Downs Purdue 64-53 In Big 10/ACC Challenge

DURHAM, N.C. (AP)-Haley Peters scored 14 points to help No. 7 Duke beat No. 13 Purdue 64-53 on Thursday night.

Chloe Wells added 13 points and Chelsea Gray had 11 for the Blue Devils (5-1), who finished with a 50-32 rebound margin. Duke won for the 50th time in 51 home games, extending its school-record winning streak at Cameron Indoor Stadium to 27 games.

Courtney Moses scored 17 points to lead Purdue (6-1), which fell to 0-5 all time in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Brittany Rayburn added 16 points for the Boilermakers.

Purdue took a 40-39 lead on a 3-pointer by Antionette Howard with 12 minutes remaining, but Duke answered with a 13-2 run.

The Blue Devils scored inside on six consecutive possessions during the spurt and never led by fewer than six points the rest of the way.

Stroman Leads No. 9 Miami Past Michigan State, 76-60

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Morgan Stroman scored 20 points in a near-perfect shooting night to lead No. 9 Miami past Michigan State 76-60 Thursday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

Stroman had 13 points at the break, hitting all four of her shots from the field and all five at the line for the much quicker Hurricanes (6-1). She finished 7 for 7 and 6 for 7, respectively. Shenise Johnson added 13 points and Stefanie Yderstrom had 11 in Miami's second-closest game this season.

Porsche Poole had 17 points for the foul-plagued Spartans (5-3), who played without starters Lykendra Johnson and Taylor Alton for most of the first half Michigan State trailed 38-26 at halftime.

Courtney Schiffauer and Jasmine Hines each had nine points for Michigan State, while Becca Mills grabbed nine rebounds, all in the first 20 minutes.

Women's Hoops Takes Down Minnesota 82-65 in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Wake Forest women's basketball team opened the game on a 20-0 run and never looked back, defeating Minnesota 82-65 Thursday evening at the Joel Coliseum as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

The Demon Deacon victory was Petersen's 110th while at Wake Forest, making him the winningest coach in school history.

Wake Forest improves to 4-1 on the season, while Minnesota falls to 4-3 overall.

Asia Williams scored 13 points and tied a career-high with 11 rebounds to collect a double-double. The junior also dished out a career-high six assists on the night and tied a career-high with five steals.

Sophomore point guard Chelsea Douglas scored a career-high 20 points while knocking down a career-high five three-pointers. Lakevia Boykin chipped in 17 points on the night for the Deacs, while Sandra Garcia added 12 points.

Wake Forest forced 26 turnovers on the night and turned them into 29 points on the other end. On the offensive end, the Deacs shot 48 percent from the floor, including 35 percent from long range.

The Demon Deacon bench continued to be productive just as they have done all season, combining to score 47 points.

Virginia Earns 65-49 Win Over Indiana in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

CHARLOTTESVILLE -The Virginia women's basketball team defeated Indiana, 65-49, in the 2011 Big Ten/ACC Challenge Thursday (Dec. 1) at John Paul Jones Arena. The Cavaliers improved to 6-2 on the season and 4-0 at home.

With the loss, Indiana's record went to 2-4. Virginia improved to 4-1 in all-time contests in the Challenge, now in its fifth year, and 3-0 all-time vs. the Hoosiers.

Sophomore guard Ataira Franklin (Bowie, Md.) scored a season-high 16 points to lead four Cavaliers in double figures for scoring. Franklin added six rebounds and tied a career-high with four steals.

Senior guard Ariana Moorer (Woodbridge, Va.) also put together a solid all-around effort for UVa, scoring 13 points, grabbing seven boards and dishing out four assists. Moorer has now scored at least 10 points in six-consecutive games.

Senior forward Chelsea Shine (Wayne, Pa.) scored 12 points and had seven rebounds.

The Cavaliers out-rebounded the Hoosiers, 44-39, and held a 22-14 advantage in points in the paint.

Crosby finished with 10 points as the fourth Cavalier in double figures, while Simone Egwu (Odenton, Md.) returned to the starting line-up spending two games coming off the bench and contributed six points and eight rebounds.

Illinois Topples Clemson With Second Half Surge

CLEMSON, SC - The Clemson Lady Tigers fell in the 2011 Big Ten/ACC Challenge by a 61-50 margin to Illinois on Thursday night. The Fighting Illini (3-5) held Clemson scoreless for almost eight minutes in the second half as part of a 10-0 run to take the lead after the Lady Tigers (3-3) fought off several attacks, and took a six point advantage in the second half.

Clemson has held six straight opponents to a sub-.400 shooting percentage to start the season, but Illinois was able to exploit the Lady Tigers on the boards in registering the sixth win for the Big Ten and clinching at least a tie of the Challenge, which the ACC has claimed in each of the previous four seasons.

Freshman Nikki Dixon scored eleven points, had six rebounds, and four assists to pace Clemson offensively, while Lindsey Mason had a season-high ten points and added six rebounds and four blocks. Quinyotta Pettaway had eight points and ten rebounds to lead Clemson on the glass, just a field goal shy of her second consecutive double-double.

Illinois sophomore Alexis Burke had a career-high 26 points on 12-18 shooting to lead all players, while preseason All-Big Ten selection Karisma Penn had 16 points and 14 rebounds.

The Illini were 0-8 from behind the arc, but scored 46 points in the paint, and got to the line 22 times, compared to just seven Clemson attempts. Illinois had 25 offensive rebounds, and 54 total. Clemson entered the game leading the ACC in defensive rebounds per game, but grabbed just 22 on Thursday.

The Tigers trailed, 26-21 with 1:40 to play in the first half, but went on a 14-4 run over the next 4:42, spanning halftime, to take the 35-30 lead.