Duke women 71, Maryland 64
DURHAM ó Everybody knows Jasmine Thomas is getting the ball when No. 3 Duke needs another late rally.
Nobody has been able to stop her.
Thomas scored seven of her 22 points in the final 2 minutes, and the Blue Devils remained undefeated by rallying past No. 14 Maryland 71-64 on Thursday night.
ěThereís just no other guard like her,î Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie said.
Tricia Liston added 12 points for the Blue Devils (15-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). They shot 38 percent and used a late 11-2 run to extend their winning streak at Cameron Indoor Stadium to 17. Theyíre also off to their best start since the 2006-07 team opened 30-0.
Kim Rodgers scored 18 points and Diandra Tchatchouang added 14 for Maryland (13-2, 0-1), which went up 60-58 on Lynetta Kizerís layup with 2:39 to play before Duke got rolling moments later.
ěYou donít want to have to wait until the end of the game to be at your most intense state,î Thomas said.
Georgia Tech 71, UNC 70
ATLANTA ó Metra Walthour hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 23.6 seconds remaining, Tyaunna Marshall scored 24 points and Georgia Tech beat No. 8 North Carolina 71-70 on Thursday night.
Jessica Breland, who missed a jumper at the buzzer, hit a pair of free throws to give the Tar Heels (15-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) a seven-point lead at the 1:40 mark, but North Carolina didnít score again.
Georgia Tech (13-4, 1-0) has won 10 straight. The Yellow Jackets scored eight points in the final minute.
Italee Lucas led North Carolina with 21 points and Breland finished with 15.
Alex Montgomery added 13 for Georgia Tech, which won its third straight at home over North Carolina but beat the Tar Heels for the just third time in the last 17 meetings.