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January 21, 2013

OSU tops Iowa State

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STILLWATER, Okla. —

No. 10 MARYLAND 66, GEORGIA TECH 57

ATLANTA — Alyssa Thomas scored 28 points and helped No. 10 Maryland dominate the boards in an Atlantic Coast Conference victory over Georgia Tech.

Thomas also had 10 rebounds, one of three players in double figures for the Terrapins (15-3, 6-1), who piled up a 52-29 rebounding advantage over the Yellow Jackets.

Tianna Hawkins had 14 rebounds to go with 16 points, and Alicia DeVaughn grabbed 12 rebounds and scored 11 points for the Terrapins, who came in leading the nation in rebounding margin at plus-17 per game.

Four consecutive baskets by Thomas started a 15-0 run early in the second half that gave Maryland a 47-31 lead with 14:28 to play.

The Yellow Jackets (8-10, 1-6) whittled the lead to five points, 58-53, with 2:51 left, but they got no closer.

Tyaunna Marshall led Georgia Tech with 18 points.

IOWA 62, No. 12 PURDUE 46

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Jaime Printy and Melissa Dixon scored 15 points apiece and Iowa never trailed in defeating Purdue.

Theairra Taylor had nine points and 10 rebounds, and Samantha Logic had 10 assists as the Hawkeyes (14-5, 3-2 Big 10) handed Purdue its first conference loss of the season.

Bethany Doolittle had eight points, nine rebounds, three steals and three blocked shots for Iowa. Taylor was 3 for 3 from 3-point range, and Printy and Dixon also made three 3s.

The Hawkeyes led 41-18 at halftime. They were up 17-3 before Purdue managed its second basket with 81⁄2 minutes left in the half. In the second half, the Boilermakers only got as close as nine points once before Iowa built a 17-point lead again.

Courtney Moses led the Boilermakers (15-3, 4-1) with 11 points. Purdue’s only previous losses were to No. 2 Notre Dame and No. 3 Connecticut.

No. 20 TEXAS A&M 64, No. 13 GEORGIA 46

ATHENS, Ga. — Courtney Walker scored 12 points to lead a strong perimeter game by Texas A&M in its win over Georgia.

Kelsey Bone, the Southeastern Conference’s leading scorer and rebounder, saw her streak of five straight double-doubles for Texas A&M (14-5, 4-1) come to an end as she had 10 points and eight rebounds. She spent long stretches on the bench with foul trouble.

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