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Women's Top 25 roundup: No. 20 Maryland edges Syracuse

Field Level Media
20 Nov 2023, 08:55 GMT+10

(Photo credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports)

In a game that featured 21 lead changes, Maryland guard Bri McDaniel stole away Syracuse's final possession as time expired, clinching an 83-81 win for the No. 20 Terrapins over the visiting Orange on Sunday afternoon in College Park, Maryland.

McDaniel took charge in the second half for Maryland(2-2), scoring eight of her 12 points and dishing out five assists in the final two frames.

"I knew I had to come in and be ready," McDaniel said. "This is an ACC-Big Ten matchup, so I can't be scared. I have to come out there ready to play and give my team what they need."

Allie Kubek led the Terps with 23 points and eight rebounds, while Shyanne Sellers stuffed the stat sheet with 19 points, eight boards, five steals and three assists.

Georgia Wooley -- playing in her first game of the year after suffering a preseason injury -- led Syracuse (3-1) with 21 points and eight rebounds. Dyaisha Fair added 14 points and five assists.

After a strong opening quarter from Maryland, Syracuse opened the second with an 18-6 run and led at halftime by three points. The Orange went on to lead by as many as seven points, but Maryland used an 8-0 run to trim the deficit to a point heading into the fourth quarter.

Maryland won despite shooting just 3-of-14 from 3-point land.

Next up for the Terps will be a matchup with No. 24 Washington State in Cancun, Mexico on Thursday -- already the third time this season Maryland has faced a fellow ranked opponent.

No. 23 Ole Miss 56, Arizona 47

Marquesha Davis scored 17 points as the Rebels outlasted the Wildcats at the Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis in Nassau, Bahamas.

Davis was one of three players to score in double figures for Ole Miss (4-1) and also had six rebounds, two steals and two blocks. KK Deans had 13 points, while Madison Scott notched a double-double of 10 points and 11 boards.

Maya Nnaji powered Arizona (5-1) with 12 points and seven rebounds.

Arizona led 22-16 at halftime, but Ole Miss outscored the Wildcats 25-11 in the third quarter to take an eight-point lead. Davis scored 13 of her points in that frame.

Ole Miss and Arizona shot a combined 4-of-28 from behind the arc in a poor shooting night for both sides.

No. 12 Florida State 80, South Alabama 45

Makayla Timpson had 17 points and 11 rebounds as the Seminoles topped the visiting Jaguars in Tallahassee, Florida.

Florida State (4-0) also got 10 points from Sara Bejedi, 12 points from Omariah Gordon, 10 points from Sakyia White and 14 points from Amaya Bonner. Reigning National Freshman of the Year Ta'Niya Latson had a poor shooting day, making just 2-of-16 field goals, but grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out six assists to go along with six points. Tyrielle Williams led South Alabama (3-1) with 11 points and four assists.

FSU led wire-to-wire, held the Jaguars to 22.2 percent shooting from the floor and won the rebounding battle by 18.

No. 25 Oklahoma 82, Virginia 67

Skylar Vann had 20 points and eight rebounds as the Sooners stayed undefeated by taking the Cavaliers down in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Payton Verhulst was also key for Oklahoma (5-0) with 15 points, seven assists and six rebounds. Sahara Williams had 11 points and 10 rebounds, Aubrey Joens added 12 points and Lexi Keys scored 11 points.

Virginia (3-1) was led by Camryn Taylor's 17 points. Olivia McGhee added 14 points while London Clarkson chipped in 13.

The Sooners led by 17 points at halftime after holding Virginia to just nine points in the second quarter. The Cavaliers shot a season-worst 1-of-23 from 3-point range.

No. 22 Creighton 79, Nebraska 74

Behind 23 points from Morgan Maly, the Bluejays bounced back from a loss to Green Bay and beat the Cornhuskers on the road in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Creighton (3-1) also got 21 points from Emma Ronsiek and 14 points from Lauren Jensen. Alexis Markowski powered Nebraska (3-1) with 24 points and five rebounds, while Natalie Potts added 16 points and Darian White scored 13 points.

Nebraska missed nine free throws and shot just 3-of-21 from behind the 3-point arc. Creighton, meanwhile, knocked down nine 3-pointers, five of which were made by Maly.

No. 14 NC State 67, Rhode Island 58

Saniya Rivers stuffed the stat sheet with 19 points, seven assists, seven steals and five rebounds as the Wolfpack rallied for a comeback win over the visiting Rams in Raleigh, N.C.

Rhode Island (3-2) led by as much as 10 points in the second quarter and was up four points at the half. NC State (4-0) pulled away in the fourth quarter with a 21-10 run. Rivers scored eight of her points in the final frame, and Aziaha James scored nine of her 17 points in the fourth quarter too.

The Wolfpack also got a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds from Mimi Collins and 10 points off the bench from freshman Zoe Brooks. Maye Toure led Rhode Island with 19 points, while Teisha Hyman added 12 points and nine boards.

No. 21 Baylor 81, Harvard 71

Five Lady Bears scored in double figures as they won in Waco, Texas over the visiting Crimson.

Aijha Blackwell led Baylor (3-0) with 16 points, Jada Walker and Darianna Littlepage-Buggs each had 13, Dreuna Edwards scored 14, and Sarah Andrews added 11.

For Harvard (3-2), Harmoni Turner finished two points shy of her career-high with 29. The Crimson also got 19 points from Lola Mullaney and 11 points and 11 rebounds from Elena Rodriguez.

Harvard shot 41.7 percent from 3-point land, but turned the ball over 20 times.

No. 15 Tennessee 100, Troy 73

Karoline Striplin led the way with 19 points and 14 rebounds -- her first career double-double -- as the Lady Vols topped the Trojans in Knoxville, Tenn.

Jillian Hollingshead also had a double-double for Tennessee (3-1) with 18 points and 10 boards. Destinee Wells added 18 points and Sara Puckett scored 14.

Nia Daniel had 19 points for Troy (0-3), while Taisheka Porchia scored 18 and Jamia Hollings tallied 16.

Tennessee won despite committing eight more turnovers than Troy. Preseason All-SEC selection Rickea Jackson remained sidelined with a right leg injury for the Lady Vols.

Next up for Tennessee is a meeting with No. 18 Indiana on Thursday at the Fort Myers Tip-Off.

No. 18 Indiana 77, Lipscomb 44

Sara Scalia had 24 points and Mackenzie Holmes scored 23 as the Hoosiers beat the visiting Bisons in Bloomington, Indiana.

Holmes also had nine rebounds, and Scalia added six boards and five assists for Indiana (3-1). Molly Heard led Lipscomb (3-2) with 14 points and eight rebounds.

The Bisons never led and lost the rebounding margin 43-27. Indiana shot 45 percent from 3-point range.

--Field Level Media

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