North Carolina's Marvin Williams gets a slam dunk against North Carolina State during the second half at the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, N.C. Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005. Williams scored a team-high 20 points in the Tarheels' 95-71 win over the Wolfpack.
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. Freshman Marvin Williams had a season-high 20 points, Rashad McCants scored 18 and Sean May had another double-double to lead No. 2 North Carolina to a 95-71 victory over North Carolina State on Thursday night.
Raymond Felton added 10 assists for the Tar Heels (18-2, 7-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who have won 18 of their past 19 games. May finished with 16 points and 14 rebounds.
Julius Hodge had 18 points for the Wolfpack (13-8, 3-5), who are 3-7 in their past 10 games.
No. 13 Washington 99, Southern California 69
SEATTLE Tre Simmons scored a career-high 29 points and Jamaal Williams added 21 to lead the Huskies (18-3, 8-2 Pac-10).
Simmons was 11-of-21 from the field including six 3-pointers and had six rebounds and three assists. Williams was 9-of-10 from the field and Will Conroy posted his second career double-double with 13 points and 10 assists.
Lodrick Stewart had 13 points for the Trojans (9-12, 2-8), who have lost three straight.
No. 14 Arizona 97, California 76
TUCSON, Ariz. Channing Frye had 20 points and seven rebounds for the Wildcats (18-4, 8-2 Pac-10), who won for the 15th time in 17 games by bouncing back from the home loss to Washington State, which had lost 38 in a row to Arizona.
Richard Midgley had 18 points and six rebounds for the Golden Bears (11-9, 4-6), who had a three-game winning streak snapped.
No. 17 Gonzaga 68, Saint Mary's 63
SPOKANE, Wash. Derek Raivio and Adam Morrison each scored 19 points and the Bulldogs held Saint Mary's to two field goals over the final 12 minutes.
Gonzaga (16-4, 6-2) avenged an earlier loss to Saint Mary's and climbed into a tie for first place in the West Coast Conference with the Gaels.
E.J. Rowland had 18 points for Saint Mary's (19-6, 6-2), which was trying to become the first WCC team to beat Gonzaga twice in a season since San Diego in 1997.
Gonzaga is 33-0 at home when ranked and the Bulldogs have won 21 straight home games.
HARTFORD, Conn. Charde Houston scored 17 points to lead No. 11 Connecticut to a 57-44 victory over No. 7 Rutgers on Thursday night, the Scarlet Knights' lowest-scoring game of the season.
The Huskies (14-5, 7-1 Big East) also got a career-high 12 points from Ashley Valley in their 12th straight victory over Rutgers (15-5, 6-2).
No. 1 LSU 82, Mississippi 58
OXFORD, Miss. Seimone Augustus had 22 points to lead LSU, and Sylvia Fowles added 14 points and 13 rebounds.
LSU (20-1, 7-0) made nearly 53 percent of its shots, held the Rebels to 28-percent shooting and kept pace with No. 5 Tennessee as the only unbeaten teams in Southeastern Conference play. Augustus, was 11-of-20 from the field.
No. 3 Duke 72, Miami 63
CORAL GABLES, Fla. Jessica Foley scored 17 points, and Monique Currie added 15 to lead Duke past Miami
Foley, who had been mired in a 4-of-20 shooting slump the last three games, was 6-of-11 overall and 4-of-8 on 3-pointers. Duke (21-2, 7-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) shot 48.1 percent from the field, including 7-of-15 from 3-point range.
No. 4 Stanford 91, Arizona 74
STANFORD, Calif. Candice Wiggins had 20 points, five rebounds, four assists, four steals and a blocked shot, and Stanford routed rival Arizona for its 11th straight win.
Susan King Borchardt scored a season-high 17 points and Brooke Smith added 13 points and six rebounds in a rematch of last season's Pac-10 tournament championship game won by the Cardinal.
Stanford (20-2, 11-1 Pac-10) dominated from start to finish to extend its home winning streak to 18 games and win its 34th straight conference game in Maples Pavilion.
No. 5 Tennessee 91, Florida 82, OT
GAINESVILLE, Fla. Shanna Zolman scored a career-high 28 points and Tennessee made 40 of 46 free throws to hold off Florida.
The Lady Vols (17-3, 7-0 Southeastern Conference) extended their SEC regular-season winning streak to 41 games. Zolman was 8-of-9 from the field and 9-of-10 from the foul line, including two free throws with 21.4 seconds left in regulation to tie it at 69.
No. 10 Michigan St. 101, Northwestern 40
EAST LANSING, Mich. Victoria Lucas-Perry nearly doubled her career high with 25 points and Michigan State matched the largest victory margin in school history.
Lucas-Perry hit her first eight shots, including three 3-pointers, and had 21 points in the first half the same total as the Wildcats.
No. 14 Minnesota 81, Iowa 50
MINNEAPOLIS Jamie Broback had 21 points and nine rebounds, and Janel McCarville added 16 points and eight rebounds for Minnesota (17-4, 7-2 Big Ten).
No. 18 Georgia 72, Alabama 63
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. Tasha Humphrey scored 18 points and blocked four shots, leading Georgia over Alabama.
Cori Chambers added 15 points and Sherill Baker had 13 for Georgia (17-6, 6-3 Southeastern Conference), which shot 45.5 percent from the field.
No. 20 Maryland 84, Georgia Tech 67
COLLEGE PARK, Md. Shay Doron and Crystal Langhorne each scored 18 points to help give Maryland coach Brenda Frese her 100th career victory.
Anesia Smith had 11 assists and 10 rebounds, and Kalika France scored 14 points for the Terrapins (15-5, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who completed their first regular-season sweep of the Yellow Jackets since the 1997-98 season.
No. 21 Vanderbilt 106, Mississippi St. 98, 2OT
STARKVILLE, Miss. Carla Thomas had a career-high 33 points and 17 rebounds, and Vanderbilt overcame Tan White's 47 points to beat Mississippi State in double overtime.
White scored 16 points in overtime to finish with the high-scoring game of the season in Division I women's basketball. The leading scorer in the nation, she surpassed her previous best of 33 points set in January 2004 against Kentucky.
No. 23 Penn St. 76, Michigan 61
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Jess Strom matched her career high with 29 points, and Tanisha Wright scored 17 of her 19 points in the second half for Penn State.
Down by three at halftime, the Lady Lions (14-7, 9-1 Big Ten) opened the second half with a 27-9 run to take a 52-37 lead.
No. 24 Florida St. 73, Lipscomb 49
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Roneeka Hodges scored 18 points, and Florida State pulled away with a 16-0 second-half run.
Linnea Liljestrand added 16 points, and Holly Johnson had 11 for the Seminoles (19-4). Katie Beth Pate led Lipscomb (10-8) with 15 points.
No. 25 N.C. State 62, Virginia 56
RALEIGH, N.C. Billie McDowell scored 17 points, and North Carolina State overcame a 16-point deficit to beat Virginia.
The Wolfpack (16-5, 5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) held Virginia (16-6, 5-3) scoreless for the final 3 1/2 minutes, closing with a 13-0 run sparked by guard Kendra Bell's six straight points.
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