ACC/Big Ten Challenge Women's ACCtion: Thursday, December 2 #accbtw

Dec. 2, 2010

#22 Maryland Edges Past Purdue, 56-55

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -Lynetta Kizer scored 20 points to help No. 22 Maryland rally past Purdue 56-55 on Thursday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Alyssa Thomas and Diandra Tchatchouang each scored 12 points for the Terrapins (6-1), who trailed by 11 with 5:24 remaining. Maryland outrebounded Purdue 40-27 and scored 20 points off offensive rebounds.

Courtney Moses led Purdue with 12 points and five assists, but she also had seven turnovers and missed what could have been a game-winning shot in the closing seconds.

Purdue led 21-15 after two free throws by Brittany Rayburn, but Maryland rallied with a 6-0 run. Moses made a 3-pointer with 1:10 left in the first half to give the Boilermakers a 25-23 lead. Maryland tied the game with a pair of free throws in the final minute, then Alex Guyton banked in a shot on an assist from Moses as time expired in the first half to give Purdue a 27-25 lead at the break.

No. 14 Carolina Outlasts No. 18 Iowa, 79-67

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -Italee Lucas scored a career-high 34 points, leading No. 14 North Carolina to a 79-67 victory over No. 18 Iowa on Thursday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Laura Broomfield added 12 points and 11 rebounds off the bench for UNC (8-0), which got 10 points from Chay Shegog. Jessica Breland grabbed 10 rebounds.

It was UNC's first win in three meetings with the Hawkeyes.

Jaime Printy led Iowa (7-1) with 17 points while Morgan Johnson had 16 points and 13 rebounds. Kamille Wahlin also scored 16 points.

Iowa attempted a school record 37 3-pointers, hitting 11. UNC shot 43 percent to Iowa's 34 percent and won the rebound battle 50-42.

Boston College Sets Program Record With 113-104 Overtime Victory Over Penn State

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Jaclyn Thoman shot a career-high 25 points and three other Eagles scored in double-digit to lead the Boston College to a 113-104 ACC-Big Ten Challenge overtime win against Penn State at Conte Forum on Thursday night. The 113 points scored by BC set a new program record for most points scored in a game.

Penn State tied the score at 92 but Kristen Doherty put in a left-side layup to give BC a 94-92 lead. Then with seconds left on the board, Penn State's Alex Bentley landed the tying basket to push the game into overtime.

A five-minute overtime gave the Eagles the chance to take control of the game and score 19 points for a 113-104 win.

The win extends the Eagles' undefeated streak to 7-0, while Penn State falls to 7-2. Stefanie Murphy (20 pts.) started the game with five straight points and Carolyn Swords (23 pts.) and Kerri Shields (18 pts., 10 rebounds) added two apiece for a nine-point scoring streak in the first minutes of the game.

No. 5 Duke Downs Wisconsin, 59-51

MADISON, Wis. - Despite a sluggish performance, Duke had something to feel good about Thursday night: The Blue Devils showed they can win ugly.

Jasmine Thomas had 14 points and seven rebounds, and No. 5 Duke overcame poor shooting to hold off Wisconsin 59-51, giving the Atlantic Coast Conference a 6-5 victory in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

In the finale of a four-game road trip, the Blue Devils (8-0) shot only 33 percent (20 of 60) from the field. But the Badgers (2-6) were sloppy with the ball and couldn't capitalize on several opportunities due to 21 turnovers.

"This was a find-a-way kind of game for us relative to all the travel and the things we've been doing lately," Duke coach Joanne McCallie said.

Hokies Drop ACC/Big Ten Challenge at Minnesota, 63-58

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Virginia Tech's furious comeback came up just short as the Hokies fell, 63-58, Thursday night at Williams Arena in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Minnesota improved to 5-3 on the year, while Tech fell to 4-3 with its third consecutive loss.

Virginia Tech was led by Aerial Wilson (So., Cocoa, Fla.) with a career-high 14 points followed by Alyssn Fenyn (So., Newark, N.Y.) with 12 points. Freshman Brittni Montgomery (Ft. Pierce, Fla.) had a game-high 10 rebounds for the Hokies.

The Hokies return home on Sunday at 2 p.m., to host Winthrop in Cassell Coliseum.

Hoosiers Take Down Lady Tigers in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

CLEMSON, SC - Clemson went on a 12-2 run to cut a 12-point deficit to two with eight minutes to play, but couldn't get over the hump as Indiana pulled away for a 65-51 victory in Littlejohn Coliseum in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Thursday night. The loss drops the Lady Tigers to 5-2 on the young season, while Indiana improves to 4-3.

The Hoosiers denied Clemson of a 350th all-time win in Littlejohn Coliseum, a milestone that Itoro Coleman and the Lady Tigers will try for on Sunday at 2:00 pm against Presbyterian.

Clemson is now 2-2 all-time in the women's basketball ACC/Big Ten Challenge, and falls to 1-1 against Indiana all-time, whom they had not played since Dec. 20, 1979. In the overall Challenge, the ACC has won three straight.

Virginia Falls at No. 6 Ohio State, 74-46, in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Virginia women's basketball team dropped a road game at No. 6 Ohio State, 74-46, Thursday night at St. John Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The game was part of the fourth annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

With the loss, Virginia's record is now 4-4 overall. The Buckeyes remained undefeated and improved to 6-0.

Sophomore Simone Egwu (Odenton, Md.) was the Cavaliers' leading scorer with 11 points, followed by classmate Lexie Gerson (Fort Washington, Pa.) with 10 points. Egwu added seven rebounds.

Ohio State led much of the first half, but Virginia pulled to within three points, 25-22, on a 3-pointer by Gerson with 4:53 left in the stanza. The Buckeyes ended the half on a 15-4 run, however, to take a 40-26 lead at the break.