COLLEGE PARK (AP) — Kaila Charles scored 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds to lead No. 13 Maryland to a 79-50 win over Rutgers on Sunday, the Terrapins’ ninth straight victory.
Stephanie Jones and Ashley Owusu added 14 points apiece for the Terps (20-4, 11-2 Big Ten Conference) and Shakira Austin had 12. Owusu also had nine assists.
Maryland reached 20 wins for the 17th-straight season.
Maryland forced turnovers on the first five Rutgers possessions and opened a 7-0 lead barely three minutes into the game. The Scarlet Knights hit their final six shots of the first quarter and trailed 25-17. A 12-1 run in the middle of the second quarter helped the Terrapins lead 44-26 at the half.
Arella Guirantes led Rutgers (17-6, 7-5) with 15 points and Tekia Mack had 13.
The Scarlet Knights entered the game holding opponents to 54.2 points a game and shooting 33.5%. Despite going just 3 of 12 in the fourth quarter, Maryland shot 43.6%. Rutgers ended up at 34% and had 18 turnovers while getting outrebounded by 10.
No. 8 Mississippi St. 69
No. 16 Texas A&M 57
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Myah Taylor scored each of her 16 points in the final 12 minutes to help Mississippi State rally past Texas A&M.
Taylor also had six assists, three steals and zero turnovers to lead the charge for the struggling Bulldogs (22-3, 10-1 SEC).
Rickea Jackson had 21 points and 10 rebounds for Mississippi State. Jessika Carter scored 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting.
The Aggies (18-5, 6-4) played their sixth consecutive game without preseason SEC Player of the Year Chennedy Carter, who has been dealing with an injury.
N’dea Jones had 16 points and 15 rebounds for Texas A&M. Kayla Wells also scored 16.
No. 14 DePaul 86, Seton Hall 76
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Chante Stonewall scored a career-high 29 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, powering DePaul to the victory.
Stonewall scored 24 points in the first half, helping the Blue Demons to a 50-40 lead at the break.
DePaul (22-3, 12-1 Big East) had five players score in double figures. Sonya Morris finished with 14 points, and Deja Church had 13.
Mya Jackson scored 19 points for Seton Hall (15-9, 8-5), and Shadeen Samuels had 18.
The Pirates yielded 16 offensive rebounds, helping the Blue Demons to a 16-1 advantage in second-chance points.
No. 17 Florida St. 63, Virginia 55
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Kiah Gillespie scored 22 points for Florida State, and Morgan Jones put up her first career double-double.
Gillespie was 9-of-18 shooting and had eight rebounds. Jones had 11 points and 11 boards.
The Seminoles (20-4, 9-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who were coming off a win at No. 5 Louisville, reached 20 wins for eighth straight season.
Jocelyn Willoughby scored 19 points for the Cavaliers (10-14, 5-8). Shemera Williams finished with 12.
No. 20 Iowa 83, Purdue 71
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Monika Czinano scored 20 points on 10-of-11 shooting, and Iowa pulled away for the road win.
Makenzie Meyer and Kathleen Doyle had 22 points apiece for the Hawkeyes (20-4, 11-2 Big Ten), who set up a showdown at No. 13 Maryland on Thursday with the league lead on the line. Amanda Ollinger had 12 rebounds.
Kayanna Traylor led the Boilermakers (15-10, 6-7) with a career-high 21 points. Fatou Diagne grabbed 14 rebounds.