Cava­liers can’t keep up with Wolf­pack

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CHAR­LOTTESVILLE — Jo­ce­lyn Wil­loughby scored 15 points and added eight re­bounds, but the U.Va. women fell to vis­it­ing N.C. State 66-38 on Sun­day.

N.C. State dom­i­nated the boards, out­re­bound­ing U.Va. 48-33 and outscor­ing U.Va. 36-10 in the paint. The Wolf­pack also tal­lied 22 sec­ond-chance points.

The Cava­liers shot 26 per­cent from three and 23 per­cent from the field.

Erika Cas­sell led N.C. State with 15 points.

James Madi­son 84, North­east­ern 49: Lexie Barier and Kamiah Smalls com­bined for 45 points as the Dukes dom­i­nated the vis­it­ing Huskies.

The Dukes jumped out a 54-33 lead by half­time and ex­tended the lead to 37 points by the start of fourth quar­ter. De­fen­sively, JMU forced North­east­ern to 29 per­cent shoot­ing from the field, cre­ated 22 turnovers and scored 22 points off turnovers.

The Dukes shot 53 per­cent from the field and 56 per­cent from 3-point range. Jackie Ben­itez added 14 points for JMU.

Col­lege of Charleston 66, Wil­liam & Mary 54: Bianca Boggs had 18 points and eight re­bounds as the Tribe out­lasted the vis­it­ing Cougars.

Charleston scored 44 points in the paint. The Cougars’ bench outscored the Tribe’s 35-15.

Wil­liam & Mary also strug­gled from the field, shoot­ing 34 per­cent, but 10 3-point­ers kept the Tribe in the game. Vic­to­ria Reynolds added 8 points and 10 re­bounds for Wil­liam and Mary.

No. 3 UConn 63, South Florida 46: Katie Lou Sa­muel­son scored 19 points to reach the 2,000-point mile­stone and the Huskies over­came a slug­gish start to beat the vis­it­ing Bulls.

Me­gan Walker added 14 points and Napheesa Col­lier had 12 for the Huskies (14-1, 3-0 Amer­i­can), who have never suf­fered a con­fer­ence loss in the AAC. Other state scores

♦N.C. Wes­leyan 74, Mary Bald­win 62

♦Duquesne 60, Ge­orge Ma­son 57

Men’s Top 25

No. 6 Michi­gan State 71, Penn State 56: Nick Ward had 16 points and 11 re­bounds to lead the Spar­tans to a Big Ten vic­tory over the host Nit­tany Lions.

Matt McQuaid added 15 points and Cas­sius Win­ston chipped in 11 for the Spar­tans (15-2, 6-0 Big Ten), who have won 10 straight. They also beat the Nit­tany Lions (7-10, 0-6) for the 10th con­sec­u­tive time.

Kenny Goins added 10 re­bounds for the Spar­tans, who only trailed for 10 sec­onds and led by as many as 21 with 6:44 to play.

The Spar­tans took con­trol just over five min­utes into the first half with a re­lent­less pos­ses­sion.

Fueled by a pair of of­fen­sive re­bounds from Goins and Xavier Till­man, the Spar­tans con­trolled the ball for nearly 40 sec­onds and took the lead for good when Win­ston pin­pointed a bounce pass through traf­fic to Goins, who fin­ished with a right-handed dunk. Goins’ jam sparked a 28-14 run for the Spar­tans, who led 40-24 at half­time.

La­mar Stevens led Penn State (7-10, 0-6) with 20 points. Myles Dread, Josh Reaves and Mike Watkins all scored 11 points.

State score ♦La­Grange 91, Averett 76

THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Michi­gan State’s Nick Ward shoots over Penn State’s Mike Watkins in the first half of the Spar­tans’ 71-56 win. Ward had 16 points and 11 re­bounds in the vic­tory.

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