Thursday's college roundup: Maryland routs UM women
Ann Arbor — Laurin Mincy scored 24 points, and No. 5 Maryland rolled to its 12th consecutive victory, remaining unbeaten in Big Ten play with a 91-65 victory over Michigan on Thursday.
The Terrapins (18-2, 9-0) scored the first 11 points and never trailed. Shatori Walker-Kimbrough had 20 for Maryland, and Lexie Brown 14 points and eight assists.
The Terrapins shot 52 percent and went 16-for-21 on free throws.
Cyesha Goree led Michigan (13-7, 5-4) with 14 points.
Maryland already looks like the class of the Big Ten in its first season in the conference. The Terrapins have won all but two of their conference games by double digits.
They overwhelmed the Wolverines at the start, racing out to a 9-0 lead on a 3-pointer by Walker-Kimbrough and layups by Brown, Brionna Jones and Walker-Kimbrough.
Michigan recovered from that poor start and cut the margin to one at 17-16, but the Wolverines could never take the lead. Maryland went on an 11-2 run later in the half to take a 34-22 advantage, and it was 48-36 at halftime.
The Wolverines scored eight straight in the second half and trailed 57-48 after a 3-pointer by Katelynn Flaherty, but the Terrapins answered with a layup and eventually turned the game into a rout.
Flaherty scored 13 for Michigan, and Shannon Smith had 13 points and five assists.
More state women
Wright State 108, (at) Oakland 89: Peyton Aspey scored 23, Olivia Nash 21, Elena Popkey 17 and Nola Anderson 14 for Oakland (9-9, 3-2 Horizon).
(At) Detroit 93, Youngstown State 87 (OT): Juwan Howard Jr. scored 20, Paris Bass had 18 points and 13 rebounds and Anton Wilson scored 167 for Detroit (11-12, 4-4 Horizon), which led 34-22 at halftime.
Big Ten men
(At) Ohio State 80, No. 16 Maryland 56: Marc Loving scored 19 and D'Angelo Russell added 18 points and 14 rebounds for Ohio State (17-5, 6-3 Big Ten), which has won three in a row.
Dez Wells had 12 points and Jake Layman 10 for Maryland (18-4, 6-3), which had won four of five.
Top 25 men
No. 1. Kentucky 69, (at) Missouri 53: Andrew Harrison scored 15 points to lead a balanced Kentucky attack, and the No. 1 Wildcats improved to 20-0 for the third time in school history, and closed within five wins of matching the record start achieved by Adolph Rupp's team in 1953-54.
(At) No. 3 Gonzaga 64, Portland 46: Domantas Sabonis had 13 points and 11 rebounds as Gonzaga (21-1, 10-0 West Coast Conference) beat Portland, extending the nation's longest home winning streak to 37 games dating to 2012.
(At) UCLA 69, No. 11 Utah 59: Norman Powell scored 23 points and UCLA defeated Utah for its first win over a Top 25 opponent this season. Delon Wright scored 15 points and Brandon Taylor had 14 for the Utes (16-4, 6-2). Utah has not beaten UCLA in Los Angeles since 1961.
Duke drops player
Duke officials dismissed junior guard Rasheed Sulaimon from the team.
In a statement from released by school officials, coach Mike Krzyzewski said Sulaimon "has been unable to consistently live up to the standards required to be a member of our program. It became apparent that it was time to dismiss him from the program."