Jordan Burgess added 11 points for the Rams (19-4, 7-1 Atlantic 10), who easily won their 17th straight home game despite going 9 1/2 minutes without a field goal in the second half. They trail only Saint Louis in the conference.
Rhode Island fell to 11-12, 2-6. ...
Duke junior and Princess Anne High alumna Elizabeth Williams had eight points, nine rebounds, six assists and two blocks in 30 minutes to lead the No. 5 Blue Devils (22-2, 9-1 ACC) to a 78-51 win at Clemson (11-13, 3-7). ...
Ataira Franklin led Virginia with 15 points, but the Cavaliers (12-11, 5-5) lost 69-65 at Boston College. Kelly Hughes had a team-high 23 points for the Eagles (12-12, 3-7), who outscored U.Va. 44-31 after halftime. ...
Uju Ugoka had 15 points and 12 rebounds for Virginia Tech, but the Hokies (11-11, 1-8 ACC) lost 73-48 at Syracuse (17-6, 6-4). ...
Marshall broke the record on a pair of free throws that gave her 1,956 career points and cemented the win with just 4 seconds left. The previous record was 1,955 set in 1997 by Kisha Ford, who went on to play in the WNBA.
UNC (17-6, 5-4) got 22 points and nine rebounds from Diamond DeShields, who led four Tar Heels in double figures. ...
Myisha Goodwin-Coleman scored 16 points to go over 1,000 in her career, and Len'Nique Brown scored all 14 of her points in the second half to help 14th-ranked North Carolina State (20-3, 7-2 ACC) hold off Wake Forest 74-69 in Raleigh. The Wolfpack has its highest natiional ranking since it was 10th in December 2001.
Chelsea Douglas scored 17 points for Wake Forest (12-11, 3-7). ...
Sophomore Raven Williams scored 20 as Longwood (7-16, 4-10 Big South) beat Charleston Southern 71-59 in Farmville to snap a six-game skid. Sophomore Daeisha Brown had 16 points and 10 rebounds. The Buccaneers fell to 8-15, 4-10. ...
Presbyterian (6-17, 4-10 Big South) which didn't led for almost the first 36 minutes, finished with an 8-0 surge to win 53-46 at Radford (5-18, 3-11). ...
Host Liberty (13-9, 9-4 Big South) handled Coastal Carolina 64-46 to end a two-game slide, holding the Chanticleers (11-12, 7-7) to their lowest point total of the season.
Beginning its season at the Paradise Classic in Honolulu, Hampton dropped season opener 2-0 to host Hawaii as Heather Morales pitched her first collegiate shutout.
The Pirates held the Rainbow Wahine scoreless until Kristina Akiona's two-run homer with one out in the sixth, the next-to-last inning.
Midfielder Paige Majdic of Jamestown High and the Richmond Strikers was one of 10 signees announced by VCU coach Lindsey Vanderspiegel, a former William and Mary star.
Christopher Newport was picked to finish second in the Capital Athletic Conference’s first preseason poll.
The Captains received two first-place votes and 74 points, six points behind first-place Salisbury. The Sea Gulls received eight first-place votes.
Women’s indoor track and field:
Hampton sophomore Ce’aira Brown was named the MEAC Track Athlete of the Week and HU senior Teiara Denmark was named Field Athlete of the Week.
Brown won the 800-meter run at the Penn State National last weekend in a season-best 2:09.26. Also in that meet, Denmark won the long jump (20 feet, 0.5-inch) and was fourth in the triple jump (41 feet, 0.5-inch).
William and Mary beat Liberty 5-2 at McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center, earning its fourth consecutive victory.
The Tribe (6-5) captured the doubles point with triumphs on line 2 by Ben Guthrie and Damon Niquet and line 3 by John Banks and Ben Hoogland. W&M then clinched the triumph on wins by No. 5 Niquet, No. 6 Banks and No. 3 Will Juggins, and Hoogland added the final point at 2.
Liberty fell to 2-1.