No. 5 North Carolina had to work to remain unbeaten. Ivory Latta scored nine of her 33 points in overtime to lead the Tar Heels to an 88-80...
NORFOLK, Va. — No. 5 North Carolina had to work to remain unbeaten.
Ivory Latta scored nine of her 33 points in overtime to lead the Tar Heels to an 88-80 victory over Old Dominion on Thursday night.
The Monarchs (2-6) led until 4:22 was left in regulation thanks to a smothering defense and hard work on the boards against North Carolina (12-0).
“When we went into overtime, I said, ‘Yes, we’re going to win it,’ ” said Old Dominion forward Tish Lyons, who scored 20 points. “But things turned out differently.”
Old Dominion coach Wendy Larry said, “North Carolina, on the bus ride home, will feel like they were in a war. I hope they do.”
North Carolina’s Erlana Larkins scored 18 points.
Other Top 10 women’s games
At No. 4 Baylor 82, Sam Houston St. 42
Sophia Young scored 20 points and Chameka Scott finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Bears (10-0) past the Bearkats (5-5).
Defending national champion Baylor opened the second half with a 15-0 run, taking a 58-22 lead.
At No. 6 Maryland 94, Central Connecticut St. 57
Shay Doron scored 26 points and Crystal Langhorne added 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Terrapins (11-1) over the Blue Devils (2-7) in the opening round of the Terrapin Classic. Maryland plays Furman for the tournament title today.
At No. 7 Ohio St. 74, Penn St. 53
Jessica Davenport scored 19 points and Kim Wilburn sparked the defense with four first-half steals to lead the Buckeyes (9-1) over the Lions (6-6) in the Big Ten opener for both teams.
At No. 8 Connecticut 78, Albany 44
Barbara Turner scored 18 points and Ann Strother added 17 to lead the Huskies (10-1) over the Great Danes (3-6). Connecticut, which made a season-low seven turnovers, has won four in a row.
Top 25 men
At No. 20 Nevada 65, Louisiana-Lafayette 58
Nick Fazekas had 26 points and Marcelus Kemp, a graduate of Garfield High School in Seattle, added 12 as the Wolf Pack (10-1) beat the Ragin’ Cajuns (3-7).
Other men’s game
At Boise St. 76, Eastern Washington 72
Coby Karl scored 16 points, including two free throws with 5.6 seconds left, to help the Broncos (7-4) beat the Eagles (5-7). Karl is the son of former Sonics coach George Karl.
Eastern’s Rodney Stuckey, a Kentwood High School graduate, scored 34 points and made 6 of 9 three-point attempts.
• Junior guard Drew Coffman has left the Texas Tech team. The 6-foot-1 Coffman played in 11 games for the Raiders (7-6), starting four.
“He said he didn’t feel like he was helping the team and he didn’t want to play anymore,” coach Bob Knight said.