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College basketball roundup: Virginia Tech women beat Dayton | Women’s Basketball

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Regan Magarity had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Virginia Tech women’s basketball team to a 69-57 win over Dayton in the West Palm Invitational on Thursday at Keiser University.

Magarity moved into 10th place on the Tech career scoring list. She now has 1,335 points.

Taylor Emery had 16 points for the Hokies (11-0), while Trinity Baptiste added 14 points.

Lauren Cannatelli had 23 points for Dayton (4-6), which shot just 29 percent from the field.

LOCAL WOMEN

Alabama, 64, UVa 52

WINTER PARK, Fla. — Jordan Lewis had 25 points and five 3-pointers to lead the Crimson Tide (8-4) past the Cavaliers (4-7) in the Florida Sunshine Classic at Rollins College.

Dominique Toussaint had 12 points for UVa (4-7), which shot 28.8 percent from the field.

UVa center Felicia Aiyeotan missed her seventh straight game with a knee injury.

ACC MEN

No. 2 Duke 69, No. 12 Texas Tech 58

NEW YORK — Zion Williamson had 17 points, 13 rebounds and Duke ended Texas Tech’s unbeaten start with a victory Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.

RJ Barrett scored 16 points for the Blue Devils (11-1). Jarrett Culver scored 25 points for the Red Raiders (10-1) in their first loss since the NCAA Tournament.

Cam Reddish hit a late 3-pointer for a 63-57 lead that sealed the win in the first meeting between the programs. Both reached the Elite Eight last season and the atmosphere had a late-March feel.

With the victory, Duke’s program earned its 35th win at MSG.

The Garden was lit once doors opened and ushers had to shoo away fans who lined the court during warmups to snap a picture of the freshman sensation Williamson.

Pittsburgh 99, New Orleans 57

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh’s three freshman guards combined for 65 points in a 99-57 rout of New Orleans on Thursday night.

Trey McGowens set a career high with 24 points, Xavier Johnson had 21 points and Au’Diese Toney set a career high with 20 points for the Panthers (9-3).

The 42-point victory was Pitt’s third win by 30 or more points this season. The Panthers didn’t have any such wins in each of the last two seasons.

Notre Dame 100, Jacksonville 74

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Freshman Dane Goodwin scored a career-high 19 points and sophomore D.J. Harvey matched a career high with 19 as Notre Dame (9-3) rolled to a victory over Jacksonville on Thursday night.

T.J. Gibbs added 18 points and seven assists as the Fighting Irish improved to 9-3 with their third straight win. John Mooney’s 16 points included 6-of-6 shooting from the field with a 3-pointer.

Dead-eye Notre Dame closed at 37-of-62 from the field for 60 percent and 18-of-32 from 3-point range for 56 percent. The Irish were two short of tying a school record for made triples in a game.

The Irish wrap up their pre-Atlantic Coast Conference schedule when they host currently winless Coppin State at noon on Saturday, Dec. 29, four hours before the Notre Dame football team plays Clemson in a college playoff semifinal at Dallas.

WEDNESDAY’S ACC MEN

Georgia Tech 69, Arkansas 65

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Jose Alvarado scored 20 points to help Georgia Tech hold on in the closing minutes for a win at Arkansas on Wednesday night.

The win came a game after the Yellow Jackets (6-4) suffered an embarrassing 79-69 home defeat to Gardner-Webb on Monday.

The loss was the second in the last three games for the Razorbacks (7-3), who shot just 38.1 percent from the field.

Miami 80, Houston Baptist 73

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Anthony Lawrence scored 17 points and Miami defeated Houston Baptist (3-7) to end a four-game skid, the longest in coach Jim Larranaga’s eight seasons at the school.

D.J. Vasiljevic’s layup and 3-pointer keyed a 7-0 run that allowed the Hurricanes (6-4) to stretch their lead to 65-54 with 8:42 left to play.

WEDNESDAY’S TOP 25 MEN

No. 17 Miss St. 98, Wofford 87

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Lamar Peters and Aric Holman each scored 19 points, and Mississippi State beat Wofford for its seventh consecutive win.

The Bulldogs (10-1) rallied from a 12-point deficit early in the second half.

Fletcher Magee scored 24 points for Wofford (9-4), which is steered by Radford High School graduate Mike Young.

No. 22 Indiana 86, Central Arkansas 53

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Devonte Green scored 19 points, freshman Romeo Langford recorded his second double-double and Indiana beat Central Arkansas.

The Hoosiers (10-2) have won five straight.

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