Villanova's attack has become women's basketball's version of home run derby.

The Wildcats played long ball again at a near-record level last night, firing in 18 three-pointers on the way to a 78-51 nonconference victory over Binghamton at the Pavilion.

It was the second time this season that Villanova (9-2) had made 18 threes, which is three short of the NCAA record.

"When you're not athletic, you try to even it up by shooting from the outside," Villanova coach Harry Perretta said of his strategy. "We can make a three as easy as a foul shot, so why shouldn't we take advantage? When you make shots, it looks easy."

Duke transfer Laura Kurz continues to be Villanova's leading slugger. The Germantown Academy graduate had 28 points against the Bearcats (1-8), including 8 for 9 on three-point attempts.

Texas Tech 73, Arizona State 69 -

Dominic Seals scored 16 of her career-high 20 points in the second half to help the Raiders (10-1) beat the No. 18 Sun Devils (5-4) in Lubbock, Texas.

Tennessee 84, Middle Tennessee 61 -

Candace Parker scored a season-high 34 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to help the top-ranked Vols (8-0) beat the Blue Raiders in Knoxville.


Rutgers 65, NJIT 55 -

Freshman Corey Chandler scored 15 points to lead the Knights (7-3) to a tougher-than-expected win over the Highlanders (0-13) in Newark, N.J.

Virginia Union 94, Lincoln 77 -

Dante Blanton-Holcombe scored a career-high 37 points but the Lions (1-10) fell to the Panthers in Richmond, Va.