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Originally published December 1, 2007 at 12:00 AM | Page modified December 1, 2007 at 12:27 AM

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College Basketball | No. 3 Maryland women prevail

Crystal Langhorne scored 17 points, Marissa Coleman added 14 and No. 3 Maryland beat 19th-ranked Ohio State 77-53 Friday night in the women's...

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Crystal Langhorne scored 17 points, Marissa Coleman added 14 and No. 3 Maryland beat 19th-ranked Ohio State 77-53 Friday night in the women's Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

Laura Harper had 13 points and a team-high eight rebounds, and Kristi Toliver recorded 11 assists to help the Terrapins (10-0) became the first team in the country to reach double figures in victories. Four of those wins have come against ranked opponents.

Langhorne, a senior center, grabbed six rebounds to reach 966 for her career, two short of the school record held by Vicky Bullett. Langhorne has 44 points in three starts since returning from a sprained ankle that forced her to miss six of Maryland's first seven games.

Jantel Lavender had 16 points and 14 rebounds for Ohio State (5-2). The Buckeyes went 21 for 71 from the field (30 percent).

After Ohio State closed to 58-44, Langhorne made a layup, Harper made a free throw and Marah Strickland scored in the lane to put the Terrapins ahead by 19 with 7:19 to play.

Other women's game

UC Irvine 68,

at Eastern Washington 57

Miranda Forry scored 15 points as the Anteaters (3-3) defeated the Eagles (1-5) before 326 fans.

Eastern Washington's Nicole Scott had 17 points and 13 rebounds.

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At No. 11 Tennessee 98,

Louisiana-Lafayette 70

Tyler Smith scored 22 points to lead five Volunteers (7-1) in double figures, and Tennessee beat the Ragin' Cajuns (1-4) for its 22nd straight home victory.

Jordan Howell added 17 points for Tennessee.

Chris Gradnigo had 15 points for the Ragin' Cajuns.

At No. 13 Marquette 100,

Wis.-Milwaukee 65

Dominic James scored 22 points and backcourt mate Jerel McNeal added 16 to power the Golden Eagles (5-1) to a rout of the Panthers (3-4).

Lazar Hayward scored 19 points for the Golden Eagles.

Notes

• Top-ranked North Carolina might be without point guard Ty Lawson for a second straight game when the Tar Heels travel to Kentucky today. Lawson has a sprained ankle.

Josh Akognon, a transfer from Washington State, scored 26 points to help Cal State Fullerton win 100-91 at Montana. Andrew Strait, who is from Yakima, scored 21 for Montana.

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