College basketball roundup: Duquesne women shut down No. 24 Mountaineers
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Wumi Agunbiade had 15 points as Duquesne pulled an upset against No. 24 West Virginia, escaping with a 62-54 victory at WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, W.Va.
Agunbiade has 994 points for her career. Orsi Szecsi added 12 points and Vanessa Abel 10 for the Dukes (10-1), who have won nine in a row.
The win was Duquesne's second against a ranked opponent this season after beating then-No. 17 Delaware Nov. 14. Duquesne has beaten four ranked opponents since coach Suzie McConnell-Serio took over in 2007 after having beaten one in program history before that.
The win was the second in a row for Duquesne against rival West Virginia after an 11-game losing streak in the series from 1995-2011.
Christal Caldwell led the Mountaineers (7-3) with 13 points.
West Virginia shot 29.8 percent (17 of 57) from the field, including 3 of 113-pointers, had just five assists and committed 23 turnovers.
The Mountaineers did win the rebound battle, 48-37.
More district women
• Pitt 67, Mount St. Mary's 49: Asia Logan paced the Panthers (7-4) with 26 points and Brianna Kiesel added 23 in a rout of Mount St. Mary's (4-5) at Petersen Events Center. The win gives Pitt coach Agnus Berenato 159 victories with the Panthers, making her the winningest coach in program history.
Top 25 women
• Notre Dame 87, Kansas State 57: Skylar Diggins scored 17 of her 22 points in the first half to lead No. 5 Notre Dame (8-1) to a blowout victory against Kansas State (7-3) in the second round of the World Vision Classic in Las Vegas.
• Maryland 69, Delaware 53: Tianna Hawkins had 16 points and 16 rebounds, and No. 9 Maryland hounded All-American Elena Delle Donne in her return from an illness as the Terrapins (8-2) beat Delaware (5-3) in Newark, N.J.
• Oklahoma 70, UC Riverside 46: Aaryn Ellenberg scored 27 points as host No. 18 Oklahoma (9-2) beat UC Riverside (6-4).
• Texas 53, Cornell 40: Imani McGee-Stafford scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and Brady Sanders added 10 points for No. 20 Texas (7-2) in a win against visiting Cornell (5-5).
• Texas A&M 78, Old Dominion 55: Kelsey Bone poured in 33 points and had 14 rebounds as No. 22 Texas A&M (8-3) cruised past Old Dominion (7-2) in the second round of the World Vision Classic in Las Vegas.
• Cal State Northridge 77, UCLA 72: Ashlee Guay scored a career-high 28 points as visiting Cal State Northridge (6-4) upset No. 12 UCLA (7-2).
Top 25 men
• Duke 76, Elon 54: Mason Plumlee had 21 points and 15 rebounds, and No. 1 Duke (11-0) beat Elon (6-5) for its 100th consecutive non-conference win at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
• Michigan 93, Eastern Michigan 54: Tim Hardaway, Jr. led five Wolverines in double figures with 17 points as No. 2 Michigan (12-0) routed visiting Eastern Michigan (6-4) to remain undefeated.
• Arkansas 79, Robert Morris 74: Hunter Mickelson scored 14 of his career-high 16 points after halftime, helping host Arkansas beat Robert Morris. Mickelson played only five minutes in the first half after picking up two early fouls. Robert Morris (8-5) was led by 17 points apiece from Karvel Anderson and Coron Williams. Velton Jones was held to three points in 17 minutes. Mike McFadden and Russell Johnson each chipped in with 10 points.
First Published December 21, 2012 12:00 am