EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Courtney Moses scored 14 points, and No. 18 Purdue used a hot-shooting first half to build a big lead en route to a 66-51 victory against SIU Edwardsville on Saturday night.
Drey Mingo added 11 points and April Wilson 10 for the Boilermakers (2-0), who shot 53.6 percent (15 of 28) from the floor in the first 20 minutes to lead 34-13 at intermission.
Tierny Austin scored 18 points and Jazmin Hill 11 for the Cougars (1-2).
Purdue scored the games first 10 points. Mingo sparked the Boilermakers out of the gate, scoring nine points as they built a 22-5 cushion with 8:57 remaining in the first half.
Sam Ostarello of Purdue and Raven Berry of SIU Edwardsville pulled down 14 rebounds each.
No. 3 DUKE 84, PRESBYTERIAN 45: In Durham, N.C., Tricia Liston and Haley Peters each scored 21 points to lead the Blue Devils (1-0). Liston had nine rebounds and four assists and was 4 for 6 from three-point range.
Junior guard Karlee Taylor led Presbyterian (1-2) with a season-high 14 points.
SAINT JOSEPHS 50, No. 5 MARYLAND 49: In Philadelphia, Chatilla van Grinsven scored 18 points and the Hawks (2-1) defeated a ranked team for the first time since a victory over No. 15 Auburn on Dec. 29, 2007.
Saint Josephs had dropped 10 straight games to the Terrapins before this one but held Maryland scoreless over the final seven minutes.
Alyssa Thomas had 16 points and 15 rebounds while Laurin Mincy added 14 points for the Terrapins (2-1).
No. 6 KENTUCKY 80, HIGH POINT 45: In Lexington, Ky., Adia Mathies scored all of her 17 points in the first half and the Wildcats (2-1) recovered after an 85-51 loss Tuesday to Baylor.
Cheyenne Parker finished with 13 points and 16 rebounds for the Panthers (1-2).
High Point stuck around for the first eight minutes. Tayler Tremblay made a jumper to bring High Point within 14-10. The Wildcats rolled off 12 straight points over a 4-minute span.
A 10-0 Kentucky run to close the half gave it a 23-point lead at the break.
The Wildcats scored 39 points off 32 turnovers by High Point.
No. 14 WEST VIRGINIA 75, SC UPSTATE 45: In Morgantown, W.Va., Bria Holmes scored a game-high 14 points off the bench to lead a balanced offensive attack.
Tyra Smith scored 10 points in the losing effort for SC Upstate.
No. 20 ST. JOHNS 73, HOFSTRA 47: In New York, Nadirah McKenith scored 24 points while Shenneika Smith added 18 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Red Storm (2-1).
Shante Evans scored 12 points to lead Hofstra (1-2).
No. 20 OHIO STATE 78, WINTHROP 53: In Columbus, Ohio, Darryce Moore and Tayler Hill scored 16 points apiece as the Buckeyes (2-1) cruised.
Ashley Adams added 14 points, six blocked shots and four assists for the Buckeyes, who have won 23 consecutive home games.
Dequesha McClanahan and Diana Choibekova scored 12 apiece for the Eagles (1-1).