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No. 5 Maryland loses to No. 13 Miami

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POSTED January 12, 2012 11:01 p.m.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Riquna Williams scored 34 points and No. 13-ranked Miami defeated a top-five team for the first time by beating No. 5 Maryland 75-63 Thursday night.

Williams tied a career high with eight 3-pointers, the last coming with two minutes left to put Miami ahead by 11 points.

The Hurricanes (14-3 overall, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) extended their home winning streak to 34 games. Maryland (16-1, 3-1) was held 21 points below its scoring average of 84.4 points per game, best in the nation.

NO. 9 KENTUCKY 61, NO. 6 TENNESSEE 60

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A'dia Mathies drove the lane and scored in traffic with 4.2 seconds left to finish with a career-high 34 points and No. 9 Kentucky beat No. 6 Tennessee to snap the Lady Volunteers' 36-game Southeastern Conference winning streak.

After Tennessee (12-4, 3-1) was called for a charge and Kentucky (15-2, 4-0) used a timeout, Mathies took the ball at halfcourt, dribbled into the lane and hit a 7-foot floater off the glass in the paint.

Kamiko Williams drove the length of the floor, but missed an off-balance 16-footer as time expired.

Keyla Snowden added 11 points to help Kentucky win its first four games in conference play for the first time in history to go with 15 straight at home.

Glory Johnson scored 17 points, Vicki Baugh 16 and Shekinna Stricklen 11 for Tennessee.

NO. 11 OHIO STATE 82, NORTHWESTERN 72

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tayler Hill scored 19 of her 24 points in the second half, eight during a 10-0 run that helped No. 11 Ohio State pull away from Northwestern.

Hill iced the win for the Buckeyes (16-1, 3-1 Big Ten) on a 3-pointer 45 seconds remaining for a 78-69 advantage. Samantha Prahalis added 20 points and Amber Stokes 11 as the Buckeyes rebounded from their first loss Saturday at Michigan.

Dannielle Diamant had 23 points for Northwestern (11-6, 1-3). Ohio native Kendall Hackney scored 11 of her 15 in the second half.

NO. 14 WIS.-GREEN BAY 68, WRIGHT STATE 50

FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) — Julie Wojta had 22 points and a career-high 17 rebounds as No. 14 Wisconsin-Green Bay tied a school record with its 34th straight regular-season victory, defeating Wright State in the Horizon League.

Green Bay (14-0, 4-0) broke the game open with an 18-2 run in the first half and forced the Raiders (11-6, 4-1) into 31 turnovers. The Phoenix, which have won 30 straight regular-season league games, has forced an average of 26.6 turnovers this season.

Adrian Ritchie added 19 points for Green Bay and Sarah Eichler scored 11.

Point guard Kim Demmings scored 18 points to lead Wright State but committed nine turnovers.

NO. 19 GEORGIA 61, FLORIDA 55

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Anne Marie Armstrong and Khaalidah Miller scored 19 points apiece to lead No. 19 Georgia to a win over Southeastern Conference rival Florida.

Georgia (14-3, 3-1) led the last 31 minutes of the game but weathered a late rally by Florida (11-6, 1-3).

Jennifer George led Florida with 15 points and eight rebounds. Deana Allen added 14 points.

Armstrong led Georgia with six rebounds and three steals. She also turned the ball over 10 times.

NO. 20 DELAWARE 69, UNC-WILMINGTON 37

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 23 points to lead No. 20 Delaware to a win over UNC-Wilmington.

Delle Donne, the country's leading scorer at 30.3 points per game, had 14 points in the first half as the Blue Hens (13-1 overall, 4-0) built a 36-20 lead by intermission.

The 6-foot-5 junior hit 10 of 21 shots from the floor. She also had five assists and five rebounds.

The point total for the Seahawks ( 8-7, 1-3) was their lowest of the season. UNC-Wilmington shot 24.1 percent in the contest (14 of 58).

Abria Trice and Karneshia Garrett had eight points each to lead the Seahawks.

CLEMSON 52, NO. 22 NORTH CAROLINA 47

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Quinyotta Pettaway had 16 points and 12 rebounds and Clemson beat No. 22 North Carolina, denying Tar Heels coach Sylvia Hatchell her 600th win at the school.

The result snapped a five-game losing streak for the Tigers (5-10, 1-3 ACC.) UNC was held to a season low in scoring and lost consecutive games for the first time this season.

Kelly Gramlich added 11 points for the Tigers, who lost their previous 53 games against ranked opponents.

Tierra Ruffin-Pratt and Chay Shagog had 11 points each for UNC (12-4, 2-2).

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