Cavaliers can’t keep up with Wolfpack
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
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.