COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Raina Perez made a 3-pointer with 3:07 left that put No. 8 North Carolina State ahead to stay and the Wolfpack ended No. 1 South Carolina’s 29-game winning streak with a 54-46 victory Thursday night.
The Wolfpack (3-0) beat a top-ranked opponent for the first time since knocking off Duke in the 2007 Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.
South Carolina (3-1) lost for the first time since falling to Indiana on Nov. 28, 2019, and the first time at home since a 68-64 loss to Mississippi State in the regular-season finale two seasons ago.
The Gamecocks were ice-cold throughout, shooting 28% from the field.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Grace Berger and Mackenzie Holmes scored 13 points apiece for Indiana.
Alie Patberg added 12 points and Aleksa Gulbe 11 for the Hoosiers (2-0). They led 33-7 at halftime.
Shauntai Battle scored 12 points for Samford (0-3). Coming off a 66-64 loss to Auburn, the shot 21% and had 26 turnovers.
NO. 14 MARYLAND 112, TOWSON 78
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Diamond Miller scored a career-high 28 points and Maryland set a Big Ten record with 21 3-pointers.
Ashley Owusu also had a career-high 25 points and added seven rebounds for Maryland (3-1).
Maryland was 8 of 12 from 3-point range at the half and finished 21 of 31 (67.7%). The previous conference record was 19 by Iowa at Northwestern in 2014-15 and Minnesota at Illinois the following season. The NCAA record is 28 by Western Illinois in 2018.
The Terrapins lost prized freshman starter Angel Reese to a right ankle injury in the first quarter.