Against a small-college opponent, it seemed the Norfolk State women could head into the holiday break with a lopsided victory.
Did they ever.
Senior forward Rachel Gordon posted her fourth double-double of the season with 20 points and 11 rebounds as NSU rolled past Virginia University of Lynchburg 116-40 Friday at Echols Hall.
The last time NSU held an opponent to 40 points was last season when the Spartans defeated Bethune-Cookman, 67-40 on March 2.
The 76-point win was the largest margin of victory for the Spartans (4-6) since they defeated St. Paul’s by 83 points on Jan. 16, 1996. The win also set a Division I record for the Spartans and ranks fifth all-time in NSU’s record book.
Danielle Blagg had 25 points and 10 rebounds as Tulane defeated Virginia 79-72 in overtime, spoiling the Cavaliers’ comeback from a 20-point deficit in Florida Gulf Coast’s tournament in Fort Myers.
Tierra Jones’ free throw for Tulane with 6.1 seconds left in regulation forced the extra period.
U.Va. (4-6), which faces FGCU on Saturday, got 18 points from Lexie Gerson and 14 points and 12 rebounds from Sarah Imovbioh. ...
East Carolina (10-1) won 76-47 at home versus Ohio (4-5). Jada Payne had 24 points for the Pirates, and Ondrea Shaw blocked six shots.
Lexie Baldwin had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Bobcats. ...
Host Long Beach State (7-4) beat Richmond 73-61 in the first round of the 49ers’ tourney in California despite Kristina King's 17 points for the Spiders (5-6).
Stephen Croone had 40 points and 11 rebounds as Furman (5-6) held off Liberty 86-83 in Greenville, S.C.
Antwan Burrus had 19 points and seven rebounds for the Flames (5-7), who nearly came back from a 22-point deficit in the final 10 1/2 minutes.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun