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December 31, 2012

OSU tops San Diego St.

SAN DIEGO — Toni Young scored 30 points and Liz Donohoe scored 25 to lead No. 14 Oklahoma State to an 80-72 win over San Diego State and take the Surf ’N Slam Classic title.

Young also had 15 rebounds. Tiffany Bias had 12 points and 13 assists as the Cowgirls (11-0) ran their nation-best winning streak to 17 dating to last season’s WNIT championship.

The Aztecs (8-4) last led at 21-18. Donohoe’s 3-pointer put Oklahoma State ahead 24-21 and though San Diego State tied it three times after that, the Cowgirls never trailed again.

Donohoe made four free throws in the final minute to keep San Diego State at bay. The Aztecs did not get closer than four points in the half.

Chelsea Hopkins had 13 points and 10 assists for the Aztecs. Courtney Clements also had 13 points and Deajanae Scurry scored 12 for San Diego State.

C. Michigan 73, No. 20 Texas 65

SAN DIEGO — Niki DiGuilio scored 21 points to help Central Michigan upset Texas in the consolation game of the Maggie Dixon Surf N Slam Classic.

DiGuilio was 5 of 8 from 3-point range. Jessica Schroll added 14 points for Central Michigan (6-6).

Central Michigan led 30-23 at halftime. The Longhorns (7-4) cut the lead to four in the second half, but Central Michigan kept the lead.

Texas shot 44 percent from the field for the game, besting Central Michigan, which shot 35.5 percent. Texas also won the rebound battle 46-32. But Texas made 24 turnovers, almost doubling the amount made by Central Michigan, who made 22 points off those Texas turnovers.

Imani McGee-Stafford led the Longhorns with 18 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks. Chassidy Fussell had 17 points.

No. 21 FSU 76, Boston College 70

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Alexa Deluzio continued to be a thorn in Boston College’s side Sunday, guiding Florida State to its fourth straight victory in each team’s Atlantic Coast Conference opener.

Deluzio, who scored a career-high 28 points at BC (6-5) in a 68-59 win last year, tallied 25 points and 12 rebounds Sunday. Natasha Howard also had a double-double for the Seminoles (11-1) with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

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