Women's Basketball ACCtion: Saturday, December 8
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Alyssa Thomas had a triple-double with 11 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists to lead No. 9 Maryland to a 90-40 victory over George Mason on Saturday night.
She became the first Terrapin to get a triple-double since Marissa Coleman in 2006, which was the first in program history.
Tianna Hawkins, the ACC's leading scorer, scored 16 of her 27 points in the first half. Malina Howard and Tierney Pfirman each scored 11 points and Alicia DeVaughn had 10 for the Terrapins (6-2), who are the defending ACC champions.
Rahneeka Saunders scored 13 points and Kyana Jacobs had 10 for George Mason (4-4). Maryland, which leads the nation in rebounding margin, outrebounded the Patriots, 50-24.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Senior Morgan Stroman was dominant with a double-double as Miami cruised to a 67-35 win over the visiting Davidson Wildcats, Saturday afternoon at the BankUnited Center.
No. 23 Miami (7-1) used a 10-0 run to open each half, 42 points in the paint and scored 21 points on second chance opportunities to put away the Wildcats.
"This team is one of the better half-court teams that I have coached," head coach Katie Meier said. However, "... transition points are usually what breaks someone's spirit."
The Hurricanes didn't allow Davidson (3-5) to score until the 14:35 mark of the first half, and only allowed the Wildcats to 18 total first half points. Davidson's 35 point total was their lowest scoring output through eight games this season.
Stroman, who finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds, achieved her double-double just a little over three minutes into the second half.
Deacons Hold On For 64-63 Victory Over Seton Hall
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Asia Williams' free throw with less than a second remaining gave Wake Forest a narrow 64-63 victory over Seton Hall Saturday afternoon at the Joel Coliseum.
Wake Forest wins its third-straight game and evens its record at 5-5. Seton Hall falls to 3-6 on the season.
After a well-played first half, the Deacons had a rough second half but relied on its seniors Lakevia Boykin and Asia Williams to steady the ship down the stretch. Boykin finished with a game-high 22 points and was 3-of-5 from beyond the three-point arc. Williams scored 11 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished-out a career-high seven assists. Williams scored the final three points of the game for the Deacs.
Juniors Lindsy Wright and Chelsea Douglas also stepped-up for the Wake as Wright finished with six points and a career-high 12 rebounds and Douglas notched 10 points and three assists.
LINCOLN, Neb. - In a matchup featuring two Top 25 squads, Saturday afternoon's contest between No. 24 Florida State and No. 22 Nebraska lived up to the billing at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.
Both teams battled till literally the final buzzer in a contest that featured 17 lead changes. The Seminoles had a chance to win the game at the free throw line with 1.3 seconds left, but Jordan Hooper's career-best 36-point performance was ultimately too much to overcome as Nebraska edged Florida State, 78-77.
The Seminoles shot 53.6 percent from the field and made 7-of-9 from behind the arc (78 percent), but were outrebounded 38-31 and couldn't find an answer for Hooper, who hit five three-pointers in the first half.
The loss is Florida State's first this season, and the Seminoles will take a 7-1 record into their next game on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. versus Grambling State in Tallahassee.