Sunday, December 17, 2017
Sports

Terps halt skid, get right vs. Wolverines

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — There was no panic by Maryland coach Mark Turgeon or his players after a pair of Big Ten losses last week.

Turgeon was confident his team had enough talent and depth to overcome the adversity.

The Terrapins proved him correct as Robert Carter scored a team-high 17 to lead No. 6 Maryland over Michigan 86-82 Sunday.

"It's great to win, and it is great to play well," Turgeon said. "You lose two in a row, it felt like two months.

"I was really proud of our team. We beat a really good team that plays really, really well in Michigan."

Jake Layman had 16 points, while Melo Trimble finished with 13 for Maryland (23-5, 11-4 Big Ten). Freshman Diamond Stone added 13 after being suspended for the previous game for a flagrant foul against Wisconsin.

Junior Mark Donnal went 10-of-13 from the field and had 25 points for Michigan (19-9, 9-6).

Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman had 16 points, Derrick Walton 14 and Zak Irvin 11 for the Wolverines.

A careless inbound pass by Carter was stolen by Abdur-Rahkman, who made an uncontested layup and tied the score at 47 three minutes into the second half.

But Maryland retook control as Layman got going. The senior made a pair of 3-pointers and the Terrapins led 66-58 with 12 minutes remaining.

"They're definitely an NCAA Tournament team," Layman said about Michigan. "I think it was a good win for us, especially in the league."

No. 21 SMU 74, E. CAROLINA 63: Nic Moore had 22 points, including four 3-pointers after halftime, and seven assists to propel the host Mustangs (22-4, 10-4 AAC), who have alternated losses and wins in their past eight games since an 18-0 start.

Women: Dawgs upset UF

ATHENS, Ga. — Tiaria Griffin scored 28 and Georgia beat No. 22 Florida 74-63. Griffin was 8-of-17 from the field, but six of those came from beyond the arc. She added eight rebounds and three assists for the Bulldogs (20-7, 8-6 SEC). Shacobia Barbee scored 20 points with eight rebounds, four assists and five steals. The Gators (20-7, 8-6) led 32-27 at halftime, but Georgia scored the first six points after the break. Ronni Williams led UF with 18 points.

LSU 57, NO. 24 TENN. 56: Alexis Hyder scored 17, including two free throws with 3.4 seconds left, and the host Tigers (9-18, 3-11 SEC) put the Vols' streak of 565 consecutive weeks in the AP poll in jeopardy. Mercedes Russell missed two free throws with 4.5 seconds left for UT (16-11, 7-7) and Hyder was fouled after grabbing the rebound.

No. 5 OHIO ST. 117, ILLINOIS 74: Ameryst Alston was nearly perfect in scoring 39 and Kelsey Mitchell was right behind with 35 for the host Buckeyes (23-4, 15-1 Big Ten). Mitchell made 11 of 14 field goals, including 8-of-9 from 3-point range before sitting out the fourth quarter. Alston made 15 of 24 shots.

No. 6 MARYLAND 73, RUTGERS 59: Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 22 and Brionna Jones added 14 points and 11 rebounds for the visiting Terrapins (24-3, 13-2 Big Ten), who trailed by one after the first quarter but outscored the Scarlet Knights 20-8 in the second quarter to take control.

No. 8 TEXAS 73, W. VA. 50: Brooke McCarty scored 18 to lead the host Longhorns (24-2, 13-2 Big 12). With the win, Texas assured itself of no worse than the No. 2 seed for the Big 12 tourney.

No. 9 ARIZ. ST. 77, WASH. 57: Quinn Dornstauder scored a career-high 25 as the host Sun Devils (24-4, 15-1 Pac-12) raced away in the second half.

No. 11 L'VILLE 55, BC 45: Myisha Hines-Allen scored 18 and Cortnee Walton added 12 with nine rebounds for the visiting Cardinals (22-6, 13-1 ACC), who won their fourth straight and 19th in the past 20 games.

No. 12 TEXAS A&M 75, VANDY 63: Courtney Walker scored 22 as the visiting Aggies (20-7, 10-4 SEC) earned their 11th straight 20-win season, extending the second-longest such streak by a current member of the conference.

No. 14 MISS. ST. 60, OLE MISS 51: Victoria Vivians had 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead the visiting Bulldogs (23-6, 10-5, SEC) to their fifth straight win in the rivalry. MSU has won 11 of its past 13 against the Rebels.

No. 15 STANFORD 72, UTAH 54: Erica McCall scored 18 and the visiting Cardinal (22-6, 12-4 Pac-12) used a decisive second-half run for its seventh win in eight games.

No. 16 KENTUCKY 77, ARK. 63: Evelyn Akhator had 14 points and 11 rebounds to help the host Wildcats (19-6, 8-6 SEC) to their fourth straight victory.

No. 17 MIAMI 67, VA. TECH 56 (OT): Emese Hof scored six of her 15 in overtime and the host Hurricanes (22-6, 10-4 ACC) closed the game with a 13-0 run. The Hokies missed their last seven shots from the field.

No. 21 DEPAUL 78, CREIGHTON 52: Jessica January scored 16 on 7-of-11 shooting to pace the visiting Blue Demons (23-7, 15-2 Big East), who hit 31 of 63 from the field with 21 assists to win their seventh straight.

No. 23 SYRACUSE 70, PITT 56: Brianna Butler scored 20 to help the Orange (22-6, 12-3 ACC) pull away in the second half for its eighth straight victory.

No. 25 MICH. ST. 114, MINN. 106: Aerial Powers scored a career-high 40 to carry the host Spartans (20-7, 11-5 Big Ten), withstanding Rachel Banham's 52 points that made her the league's all-time leading scorer. Banham has 2,921 points to pass Penn State's Kelly Mazzante (2001-04), who finished with 2,919.

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