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February 19. 2013 6:36PM
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Tianna Hawkins had 25 points and nine rebounds, Malina Howard added 17 points, and Alicia DeVaughn had 14 to help No. 10 Maryland beat American 94-54 on Wednesday.

It was the first game for Maryland (3-1) since a 50-49 loss at St. Joseph's on Saturday. Maryland started freshman Chloe Pavlech at point guard for the first time and she responded with eight assists.

Gelesia George had a career-high 13 points for American. Jen Dumiak, who averaged 20.5 points in the Eagles' first two games, had nine.

The Eagles had 21 turnovers, including eight in the first nine minutes.

No. 18 St. John's 71, Iona 55

NEW YORK — Shenneika Smith scored 21 points and Nadirah McKenith added 17 to help No. 18 St. John's beat Iona 71-55 on Wednesday.

Briana Brown scored six straight points to blow the game open midway through the second half.

The Red Storm (3-1) led 41-34 with 13:07 left before the junior guard had a layup, two free throws and a jumper to make it a 13-point game.

McKenith's three-point play moments later capped the 9-0 run. Iona could only get within 11 the rest of the game.

MEN Marquette 72, USC 64

LAHAINA, Hawaii — Jamil Wilson channeled his inner aloha spirit with a colorful 19-point performance in Marquette's 72-64 win over USC at the Maui Invitational on Wednesday.

Wilson made 7 of 9 field goals off the bench, throwing up Hawaii's famous shaka sign each time he hit a 3-pointer.

USC (3-2) pulled within one point of the Golden Eagles (4-1) with 14 minutes left. Wilson responded by touching off a nine-point Marquette run. The Trojans got no closer than six points after that.

Davante Gardner added 12 points for Marquette, Junior Cadougan had 11 and Chris Otule scored 10.

J.T. Terrell had 21 points for USC.

Boston College 50, Auburn 49

BOSTON — Olivier Hanlan scored 19 points, including the game-winning free throw with 20 seconds left, and Boston College beat Auburn 50-49 on Wednesday.

The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Eagles (2-3).

Frankie Sullivan scored 23 for Auburn (2-3), including a four-point play to tie the game with 48 seconds left. But Hanlan was fouled driving to the basket, then sank one of two free throws.

Sullivan dribbled down the clock but almost got tied up; Rob Chubb kept the loose ball from going out of bounds but Sullivan's desperation shot at the buzzer went off the front of the rim.

Toledo 82, Samford 69

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Julius Brown scored 25 points, making a career-high 11 free throws, and Toledo used big two big runs to defeat Samford 82-69 Wednesday for the Rockets' first win of the season.

Trailing 31-27 at halftime, Toledo (1-3) opened the second half with a 20-1 spurt in the Battle 4 Atlantis.

The Rockets couldn't hold their double-digit lead, as the Bulldogs (1-4) used a 16-6 run to close the deficit to 63-61 with 5:27 remaining.

Toledo answered by scoring 10 of the next 11 points, capped by a Reese Holliday 3-pointer with 3:52 left, and the Rockets maintained a cushion of at least nine the rest of the way.

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