Raleigh, N.C. Carisse Moody, Adeola Olanraweju and Kaayla Chones helped hold No. 18 George Washington to just two baskets in the final 8:55 as 14th-ranked North Carolina State won 62-54 Tuesday night.
Moody scored 13 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Wolfpack (3-0) offensively. Olanrewaju also had 13 points. Chones had just eight points off her 3-for-7 shooting in 20 minutes of play, but she helped fend off the Colonials' inside and limit them to just four points in the paint.
No. 5 Louisiana Tech 88, McNeese State 43
Ruston, La. Erica Smith scored 19 points as the Lady Techsters dominated throughout. Tech (2-0) took a 46-17 halftime lead, holding McNeese to 6-for-30 shooting. Ayana Walker and Amber Obaze each added 11 points for the Lady Techsters.
No. 11 Purdue 76, Valparaiso 58
West Lafayette, Ind. Shereka Wright scored 19 points and Mary Jo Noon added 14 as the Boilermakers beat the Crusaders. Laura Meadows had 11 points and 11 rebounds for Purdue (2-1).
No. 12 Florida 93,
High Point 65
Gainesville, Fla. Courtney Cooper scored 23 of her 25 points in the second half as the Gators overcame a 12-point deficit to the Panthers. The Gators (2-0) fell behind 20-8 before rallying against the Panthers (1-2), who are a full-fledged member of Division I for the first time this year.
No. 13 Baylor 90,
Waco, Texas Sheila Lambert scored 24 points and Danielle Crockrom added 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 14 Baylor. Lambert accounted for 14 of her points in the first half, while Crockrom had 13 in the first half.
No. 14 Colorado 83,
San Diego 44
Boulder, Colo. Tera Bjorklund had 19 points and 13 rebounds, and Eisha Bohman added 14 points to lead Colorado.
No. 16 Georgia 77, Middle Tenn State 72
Athens, Ga. Ebony Felder, who missed a jumper at the buzzer that would have won for Georgia in regulation, scored five of her 14 points in overtime. Felder scored early in the overtime on a putback and free throw, but Jamie Thomatis answered for Middle Tennessee (1-1) with a jumper from the corner. The Lady Raiders then took their first lead since the opening minutes when Paula Penttila hit a long jumper.