UConn Handles Terrapins
Hartford, Conn. — Stefanie Dolson scored 14 points and Breanna Stewart added 13 to lead No. 2 Connecticut to a 63-48 victory over No. 9 Maryland on Monday night in the Jimmy V Classic.
Kelly Faris added eight points, eight steals, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Huskies (7-0). She helped hold Maryland All-America Alyssa Thomas to just six points. Trailing by 13 at halftime, Maryland whittled its deficit down to seven before UConn scored eight straight points, including a 3-pointer by Brianna Banks and a three-point play by Bria Hartley. Kiah Stokes capped the run with a lay-in midway through the second half.
Tianna Hawkins scored 14 points and freshman Chloe Pavlech added a season-high 10 to lead the Terrapins (4-2), who had a season-high 26 turnovers, 10 above their season average.
No. 23 Miami 68
Alcorn St. 53
Coral Gables, Fla. — Suriya McGuire scored a career-high 13 points and Stefanie Yderstrom added 10 to help Miami rally and pull away.
Alcorn State (0-6) took a 16-7 lead but Miami cut the deficit to 31-28 with 3:45 left in the half. The Hurricanes outscored the Braves 8-1 over the final 3 minutes to take a 36-32 halftime lead.
Top 25 Men
No. 4 Syracuse 84
Eastern Michigan 48
Syracuse, n.y. — Michael Carter-Williams had 11 points and 11 assists, freshman Jerami Grant had a season-high 11 points and two blocks, and No. 4 Syracuse beat Eastern Michigan 84-48 on Monday night.
Syracuse (6-0) has won 48 straight nonconference games and boosted its home winning streak to 26 games.
Eastern Michigan (5-2) and the Orange had met just twice before, the last time also an 84-48 Syracuse victory a year ago in the Carrier Dome. EMU coach Rob Murphy spent seven seasons as an assistant coach under Jim Boeheim at Syracuse before taking the job with the Eagles two years ago.
Carter-Williams, who led the nation in assists at 9.2 per game, had an erratic first half and finished with six of Syracuse’s 18 turnovers. Eastern Michigan had 24 turnovers and was outscored 31-9 on the miscues.