It took three overtimes and 32 points from junior guard Mariame Djouara, but St. Joseph's finally outlasted Villanova, 66-57, last night in a Big Five women's game played at Philadelphia University.
Brittany Ford added 24 points as the Hawks raised their record to 4-3 overall and 2-0 in the Big Five. Villanova fell to 3-4, 1-2, despite 28 points by Laura Kurz and 14 rebounds by Heather Scanlon.
Maryland 70, Purdue 59 -
Kristi Toliver scored 22 of her 24 points in the second half, helping the No. 8 Terps (7-1) beat the 17th-ranked Boilermakers (5-2) in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in West Lafayette, Ind.
Toliver, who shot 0 for 5 from the field in the first half, went 5 for 10 in the second and made all 10 of her free throws after the break.
Marah Strickland and Marissa Coleman each scored 16 points for the Terps, who have won seven straight.
Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton led Purdue with 20 points, nine rebounds, four steals and three blocks. Lakisha Freeman scored 15 points, and Danielle Campbell added 11 for the Boilermakers.
Purdue made 6 of 7 shots to start the second half and took a 40-35 lead.
Duke 71, Iowa 47 -
Chante Black scored 18 points, and the No. 12 Blue Devils (5-1) beat the Hawkeyes (4-4) in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in Durham, N.C.
Joy Cheek added 13 points for the Blue Devils, who missed their first 14 shots but used a 9-0 run toward the end of the first half and a long three-pointer by Abby Waner to take a 28-14 halftime lead that grew to more than 30 points in the second half.
Duke shot just 11 for 36 in the first 20 minutes, but turned Iowa's 15 first-half turnovers into 14 points and made 18 of 38 field goals in the second half.
Louisville 67, Middle Tennessee 44 -
Angel McCoughtry had a game-high 24 points and 13 rebounds, leading the No. 13 Cardinals (6-1) to an easy victory over the Blue Raiders (5-2) in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Carolyn Konstanzer scored 22 points as
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