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Lucas scores 17 to pace Lady Lions in win over Va. Tech


February 19. 2013 9:54PM
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BLACKSBURG, Va. — Maggie Lucas scored 17 points and Mia Nickson had a double-double as No. 11 Penn State defeated Virginia Tech 60-41 Wednesday night in a nonconference contest.


Lucas was 7 of 9 from the field, supporting a Nittany Lions' offense that shot just 38.3 percent (23 of 60) from the field. The reigning Big Ten Player of the Week was coming off a career-high 39 points in Penn State's 97-74 win over Georgetown on Sunday.


Nickson had 10 points and 10 rebounds, while Dara Taylor had 15 points and Alex Bentley 10 points, five steals and four assists for Penn State (8-2).


Monet Teller led the Hokies (4-4) with 18 points, including an 8 of 9 showing from the foul line.


Penn State led 28-21 at halftime, opened the second on a 10-5 run and backed it with an 8-0 run minutes later to take a 41-28 lead on Lucas' 3-pointer.


No. 3 Baylor 94, Oral Roberts 56

WACO, Texas — Odyssey Sims scored a season-high 27 points, Brittney Griner had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 3 Baylor ran its home winning streak to 44, beating Oral Roberts 94-56 on Wednesday night.


Baylor (8-1) hit 16 of its first 19 shots and led 51-34 at halftime. Sims, playing in her second game since returning from a hamstring injury, connected on a 30-footer just before the first-half buzzer sounded.


Kevi Luper had 19 points and Taylor Cooper added 16 for Oral Roberts (3-4). The Golden Eagles have lost 40 consecutive games to ranked opponents.


No. 19 North Carolina 49, N.C. Central 21

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Tierra Ruffin-Pratt scored 14 points, and Brittany Rountree added 11 in North Carolina's victory over North Carolina Central.


North Carolina (9-1) tied the program records for fewest points in a win and fewest points allowed in a game. It also was the lowest-scoring game in program history.


Tisha Dixon had eight points and 12 rebounds to lead N.C. Central (0-11).


MEN No. 7 Ohio St. 85, Savannah St. 45

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Deshaun Thomas scored all but one of his 22 points in the first half and No. 7 Ohio State showed its firepower inside and out in beating Savannah State 85-45 on Wednesday night.


LaQuinton Ross added 13 points, Shannon Scott had 12 and Evan Ravenel 11 for the Buckeyes (7-1), who are three games into an eight-game homestand that will carry them all the way through the Big Ten opener against Nebraska on Jan. 2.




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