For the better part of three quarters, Michigan was every bit as good as No. 3 Maryland. Then, after gaining momentum from a buzzer-beating shot, the Terrapins showed why they're the only unbeaten team in Big Ten play. Brionna Jones had 25 points and 10 rebounds, and Maryland (18-1, 6-0) pulled away in the fourth quarter to secure an 83-70 victory Thursday night.
Florida State was done in by 3-point shooting and turnovers the last time it faced Syracuse. On Thursday night the seventh-ranked Seminoles flipped it around. Florida State was 8 of 14 from beyond the arc and forced 21 turnovers en route to a 77-58 victory over Syracuse for its fifth straight win.
Iowa State coach Bill Fennelly was ready to go ahead and play his team's second scheduled game against second-ranked Baylor. Nina Davis scored 17 points, Kalani Brown had 16 and the Lady Bears won their 16th consecutive game in a surprisingly-low scoring contest. In a game matching the Big 12's two highest-scoring teams, Baylor (18-1, 7-0 Big 12) was held nearly 25 points below its national-best 92.6 per-game average.