BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Two-time All-America guard Chelsea Gray showed no ill effects in her return from a knee injury, scoring 22 points in No. 2 Duke's 70-58 victory over No. 9 California on Sunday.
Gray had surgery in March after dislocating her right kneecap in February.
She added five assists and a couple of steals in 31 minutes Sunday while playing in front of friends and family. Gray hosted a dinner for teammates Friday night in Manteca, about an hour's drive from Cal.
Tricia Liston had 15 points and Richa Jackson 13 for the Blue Devils, who opened the season against a ranked opponent for the first time in school history.
Afure Jemerigbe, Gray's best friend and high school teammate, scored 16 points to lead the Golden Bears (1-1), who had won 15 straight regular-season games. Brittany Boyd scored seven of her 13 points in the final 3 minutes.
California lost for only the second time in a home nonconference game under coach Lindsay Gottlieb, who led the Golden Bears to their first Pac-12 title and Final Four last season.
No. 7 KENTUCKY 96, WAGNER 57
NEW YORK (AP) — DeNesha Stallworth had 18 points and 13 rebounds to help Kentucky rout Wagner.
Bria Goss added 17 points for the Wildcats, who trailed 7-3 early before getting going.
The Wildcats (2-0) scored 27 of the next 30 points, hitting five 3-pointers during the game-changing spurt. Goss had eight points in the run, including a 3-pointer that made it 30-10 with 8:26 left in the half.
Kentucky led 50-27 at halftime and poured it on in the second half. Goss scored nine quick points to extend the lead over 30 before the first media timeout of the second half.
Wagner, which was hosting its first-ever Top 25 team, couldn't get any closer the rest of the way.
Freshman Jasmine Nwajei scored 19 points to lead the Seahawks (0-1).
No. 8 MARYLAND 89, LOYOLA, MD. 53
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas had 14 points and 12 rebounds and Alicia DeVaughn added 14 points for Maryland in the in-state matchup.
The Terrapins (2-0) never trailed as they defeated the Greyhounds (0-1) to win their home opener for the 15th consecutive season.
Nai Brown led Loyola with 11 points.
Sophomore guard Chloe Pavlech made a 3-pointer 12 seconds into the game, and both DeVaughn and Thomas soon converted three-point plays to expand the early lead.
No. 13 PENN ST. 78, FORDHAM 61
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Maggie Lucas had 23 points and six rebounds to lead Penn State.
Lucas had four 3-pointers and moved past Michigan State's Lindsay Bowen into second place on the Big Ten's career 3-pointers list (297). She scored at least 20 points for the 48th time in her career.
Ariel Edwards had 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting and Dara Taylor had 12 points for the Lady Lions (2-0).
The Rams (1-1) never led but closed Penn State's lead to 52-42 on Erin Rooney's 3-pointer with 13:13 left. Lucas answered with a 3 and Penn State never looked back.
Rooney led the Rams with 20 points.
IOWA 97, No. 14 DAYTON 93, OT
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Bethany Doolittle was 10 of 13 from the field and scored 22 points for Iowa in the Hawkeye Challenge.
Samantha Logic hit a 3-pointer for Iowa with 9 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 90.
Iowa (2-0) held a 77-63 lead with under 10 minutes remaining in the second half and was up 85-79 with 3 minutes to play. But Dayton (1-1) scored 11 straight points to take a 90-85 lead with 32 seconds left.
Iowa held the Flyers to just three points in overtime and scored five of its seven points in the overtime on free throws.
Ally Disterhoft scored 19 points for the Hawkeyes and Logic added 16. Andrea Hoover led Dayton with 23.
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