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The Associated Press | November 10, 2013 10:16 PM EST | AP

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BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Two-time All-America guard Chelsea Gray showed no ill effects in her return from a knee injury, scoring 22 points in No. 2 Duke's 70-58 victory over No. 9 California on Sunday.

Gray had surgery in March after dislocating her right kneecap in February.

She added five assists and a couple of steals in 31 minutes Sunday while playing in front of friends and family. Gray hosted a dinner for teammates Friday night in Manteca, about an hour's drive from Cal.

Tricia Liston had 15 points and Richa Jackson 13 for the Blue Devils, who opened the season against a ranked opponent for the first time in school history.

Afure Jemerigbe, Gray's best friend and high school teammate, scored 16 points to lead the Golden Bears (1-1), who had won 15 straight regular-season games. Brittany Boyd scored seven of her 13 points in the final 3 minutes.

California lost for only the second time in a home nonconference game under coach Lindsay Gottlieb, who led the Golden Bears to their first Pac-12 title and Final Four last season.


NEW YORK (AP) — DeNesha Stallworth had 18 points and 13 rebounds to help Kentucky rout Wagner.

Bria Goss added 17 points for the Wildcats, who trailed 7-3 early before getting going.

The Wildcats (2-0) scored 27 of the next 30 points, hitting five 3-pointers during the game-changing spurt. Goss had eight points in the run, including a 3-pointer that made it 30-10 with 8:26 left in the half.

Kentucky led 50-27 at halftime and poured it on in the second half. Goss scored nine quick points to extend the lead over 30 before the first media timeout of the second half.

Wagner, which was hosting its first-ever Top 25 team, couldn't get any closer the rest of the way.

Freshman Jasmine Nwajei scored 19 points to lead the Seahawks (0-1).


COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas had 14 points and 12 rebounds and Alicia DeVaughn added 14 points for Maryland in the in-state matchup.

The Terrapins (2-0) never trailed as they defeated the Greyhounds (0-1) to win their home opener for the 15th consecutive season.

Nai Brown led Loyola with 11 points.

Sophomore guard Chloe Pavlech made a 3-pointer 12 seconds into the game, and both DeVaughn and Thomas soon converted three-point plays to expand the early lead.

No. 13 PENN ST. 78, FORDHAM 61

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Maggie Lucas had 23 points and six rebounds to lead Penn State.

Lucas had four 3-pointers and moved past Michigan State's Lindsay Bowen into second place on the Big Ten's career 3-pointers list (297). She scored at least 20 points for the 48th time in her career.

Ariel Edwards had 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting and Dara Taylor had 12 points for the Lady Lions (2-0).

The Rams (1-1) never led but closed Penn State's lead to 52-42 on Erin Rooney's 3-pointer with 13:13 left. Lucas answered with a 3 and Penn State never looked back.

Rooney led the Rams with 20 points.

IOWA 97, No. 14 DAYTON 93, OT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Bethany Doolittle was 10 of 13 from the field and scored 22 points for Iowa in the Hawkeye Challenge.

Samantha Logic hit a 3-pointer for Iowa with 9 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 90.

Iowa (2-0) held a 77-63 lead with under 10 minutes remaining in the second half and was up 85-79 with 3 minutes to play. But Dayton (1-1) scored 11 straight points to take a 90-85 lead with 32 seconds left.

Iowa held the Flyers to just three points in overtime and scored five of its seven points in the overtime on free throws.

Ally Disterhoft scored 19 points for the Hawkeyes and Logic added 16. Andrea Hoover led Dayton with 23.

No. 18 PURDUE 63, BALL ST. 57

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — KK Houser matched her career-high with 21 points for Purdue in the season opener for both teams.

Houser hit two 3-pointers to tie the game at the end of the first half and scored nine straight points at the start of the second for the Boilermakers.

Brittany Carter led the Cardinals with 19 points, including a jumper with 1:14 left to cut the deficit to three. Whitney Hays made a three-point play on an assist from Houser to stretch Purdue's lead to 61-55 with 13.6 seconds left.


STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Tiffany Bias had 14 points, nine assists and six steals for Oklahoma State.

LaShawn Jones 12 points and 11 rebounds and Brittney Martin scored a game-high 16 points for Oklahoma State.

The Cowgirls (2-0) opened the game with a 32-7 run before UTA closed the gap to 41-23 at halftime. Oklahoma State then scored 18 straight points, holding the Mavericks scoreless for the first 7:59 of the second half.

The Cowgirls held the Mavericks (0-2) to 22 percent shooting and had a 55-32 rebounding edge.

Briana Walker and Laila Suleiman lead UTA with 11 points each.


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Aleighsa Welch had 14 points and 10 rebounds to lead South Carolina.

Alaina Coates added 12 points and 10 rebounds for South Carolina (2-0), which outrebounded Louisiana Tech 47-29. South Carolina shot over 45 percent from the field despite going 4 of 18 from beyond the 3-point arc.

The Gamecocks jumped to a 16-4 lead in the first 8 minutes of the game, forcing five turnovers during the span. The Gamecocks never trailed and led by as many as 27 points in the second half.

JaQuan Jackson had 13 points for Louisiana Tech (0-1), which was 18 of 50 from the field.


AMES, Iowa (AP) — Hallie Christofferson scored a career-high 32 points to go with 11 rebounds as Iowa State beat North Dakota in the season opener for both teams.

Nicole Blaskowsky had 14 points and a career-high 10 rebounds. Nikki Moody added 10 points for the Cyclones, who closed the first half on a 14-5 run to open a 47-35 lead. North Dakota never threatened in the second half.

Iowa State improved to 19-0 in openers under coach Bill Fennelly.

Madi Buck scored 16 points for North Dakota, which shot 30 percent from the field.


ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Khaalidah Miller had seven points, 11 rebounds and six assists to lead Georgia in the season opener for both teams.

The Bulldogs shot 32 percent from the field and outrebounded the Blue Hose 51-37.

With the game tied 6-6 early in the first half, Georgia used a 9-0 run — sparked by two jumpers by Erika Ford — and held Presbyterian to four points the remainder of the first half for a 19-10 lead.

Merritt Hempe had 10 points and six rebounds and Krista Donald added eight points and nine rebounds for the Bulldogs.

Keyonna Allen and Rebecca Walker both had seven points for Presbyterian.


SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Haiden Palmer scored 18 points and Gonzaga beat Tennessee-Martin in the second round of the Preseason WNIT.

Palmer also had five rebounds, three assists and three steals in her second straight 18-point game. Keani Albanez scored 14 and set career highs with eight rebounds and 4-of-7 shooting on 3-pointers.

Gonzaga (2-0) led twice by 43 points and held UT-Martin to 26.7 percent shooting from the field. The Zags visit No. 11 Oklahoma on Thursday in the tournament semifinals.

Tiara Caldwell led the Skyhawks (1-1) with 13 points. Heather Butler had 12 but went 1 of 14 from long range.