LEXINGTON, Ky. - A'dia Mathies scored 23 points, and freshman Bria Goss added 18 as No. 10 Kentucky beat No. 6 Duke, 72-65, on Thursday night in front of the largest home crowd for a women's game in Wildcats history.
Freshman Azia Bishop added 12 points as Kentucky (9-0) shook off a slow start with a second-half rally in front of 14,508 fans at Rupp Arena for its 29th straight nonconference home win.
Elizabeth Williams scored 17 for Duke (6-2), but the Blue Devils couldn't counter Kentucky after falling behind by 10 with just under five minutes to play. Duke's only previous loss was by two points to Notre Dame.
Maryland 108, Delaware State 33 - Eight players scored in double figures as the No. 5 Terrapins pummeled visiting Delaware State. The margin of victory was the largest in school history.
The Terrapins (10-0) made 13 of their first 18 shots and never looked back. The Hornets (2-7) have lost seven straight.
Moravian 66, College of New Jersey 60 - Sophomore guard Katie O'Rourke scored 17 points to lead the visiting Greyhounds (4-4) over the Lions (5-4) in a nonconference game.
Texting slur dooms coach
Chaminade, the tiny Catholic university in Hawaii that hosts the high-profile Maui Invitational every year, has placed assistant men's basketball coach Mike Mathey on leave while investigating a text message he sent to a player that allegedly contained a racial slur.
Television station Hawaii News Now reported that Mathey intended to send the text to a friend, but mistakenly sent it to the player who was not identified. The school said the slur thought to be in the text was the N-word.