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State basketball roundup (Jan. 24): Maryland women roar past Ohio State; Towson men stun Northeastern

Stephanie Jones (Aberdeen) scored 20 points, Maryland scored the first seven points of the fourth quarter to cap a game-breaking 13-0 run and the No. 11 Terps pulled away to defeat Ohio State 70-57 on Thursday night.

Blair started the decisive stretch with a 3-pointer and the Terps (16-2, 6-2 Big Ten), took a 64-46 lead after three quarters. Sara Vujacic opened the fourth quarter with a jumper and Channise Lewis it a 3-pointer then scored from the paint to give Maryland a 61-46 lead with seven minutes to play.

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The Buckeyes (7-10, 3-5) missed eight straight shots during the 6-minute, 24-second drought. After a 3-pointer by Adreana Miller that made it a 12-point deficit, they closed the game 1 for 6.

Taylor Mikesell added 14 points and seven assists for the Terps, who shot 51 percent. Freshman Shakira Austin had 11 rebounds and two blocks, giving her a Maryland freshman record of 53, one more than Marissa Coleman had.

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Carly Santoro had 12 points for Ohio State, which shot 36 percent.

Men

TOWSON 75, NORTHEASTERN 72: Brian Fobbs scored 18 points and hauled down eight rebounds, Jordan McNeill tossed in 12 points and had two steals and last-place Towson shocked preseason conference favorite Northeastern .

The host Tigers (7-14, 3-5 Colonial Athletic Association) controlled the boards 40-22, which led to 18 second-chance points and a 48-20 advantage in the paint as they sliced away a nine-point Northeastern lead in the second half, took the lead for good with about 10 minutes to play and held on.

Fobbs drove down the right sideline and whipped a two-handed pass across the court to Allen Beatrand open at the top left of the 3-point arc for a swish and a 49-47 lead. Towson never led by more than nine down the stretch, but never let Northeastern closer than three.

Vasa Pusica and Bolden Brace scored 18 each to lead the Huskies (11-9, 5-3), who saw a four-game win streak end. Shawn Occeus, who averages 10 points per game, was held to four points on 1-for-7 shooting and picked up four fouls.

Towson, which has won its last two, faces CAA leader Hofstra next.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S 74, LIU BROOKLYN 72: Freshman guard Vado Morse scored 24 points and made two key free throws as Mount St. Mary's held off a late rally to defeat LIU Brooklyn.

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Jalen Gibbs added 19 points for the Mountaineers (5-15, 2-5 Northeast Conference). Morse, the reigning Northeast Conference Freshman of the Week, made four 3-pointers, as did Gibbs.


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