CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Danny Green matched his career-high with 20 points and sparked the decisive second-half spurt Sunday night to help No. 1 North Carolina beat Valparaiso 90-58.
Tyler Hansbrough had 23 points and 13 rebounds for the Tar Heels (13-0), who got off to a fast start only to see the Crusaders hang around before finally putting the game away with a big second-half run. North Carolina is off to its best start since winning 17 in a row to start the 1997-98 season.
Jarryd Loyd scored 14 of his 24 points in the first half for Valparaiso (10-3), which fought back from an early 17-point deficit to tie the game early in the second half. But the Tar Heels' stepped up defensively while controlling the boards to turn this game into the latest in a series of lopsided victories.
Pohlen Has Career-High 20 For Stanford Women
STANFORD, Calif. - Jeanette Pohlen scored a career-high 20 points, all in the second half, and No. 2 Stanford beat Washington 77-42.
Kayla Pedersen added 12 points and 12 rebounds to help the Cardinal (12-1, 2-0 Pac-10) hand the Huskies (5-9, 0-2) their worst loss of the season.
Jayne Appel and Candice Wiggins each added 12 points.
NORTH CAROLINA 88, LIBERTY 67: Latoya Pringle scored a career-high 25 points and had 10 rebounds to lead No. 4 North Carolina past Liberty.
North Carolina's All-American Erlana Larkins scored 15 points before leaving the game due to an injured left hand with 17:24 to play.
MARYLAND 98, UMBC 56: Marissa Coleman scored 18 points and No. 5 Maryland made an ACC-record 17 3-pointers against UMBC in the Terrapin Classic.
RUTGERS 70, TEMPLE 34: Epiphanny Prince scored 20 points to lead No. 6 Rutgers to victory over Temple.
GEORGIA 70, FIU 56: Ashley Houts scored 24 points and made four 3-pointers as No. 7 Georgia defeated Florida International in the championship game of the Florida International University Sun & Fun Classic on Sunday and extended their unbeaten streak to 12 games.
LSU 73, NEW ORLEANS 46: Quianna Chaney scored 14 points and RaShonta LeBlanc 12 to lead No. 8 LSU to a win against New Orleans.
OKLAHOMA 95, SOUTH CAROLINA 63: Freshman Danielle Robinson scored a career-high 20 points to go with six assists and Courtney Paris kept her double-double streak alive to help No. 9 Oklahoma rout South Carolina.
Paris, a 6-foot-4 junior, had 24 rebounds, nearly matching South Carolina's total of 26 and missing her career high by only two.
BAYLOR 76, RICE 51: Angela Tisdale scored 18 points and 10th-ranked Baylor survived an early scare in a win against Rice.
CALIFORNIA 99, WASHINGTON STATE 44: Alexis Gray-Lawson scored 19 points to lead No. 11 California to an easy win against Washington State.
DEPAUL 111, APPALACHIAN STATE 64: Deirdre Naughton scored 17 of her 23 points in the first half to lead No. 12 DePaul to a rout of Appalachian State.
TEXAS A&M 74, NORTH CAROLINA A&T 65: Takia Starks scored 23 points, including a key pair of back-to-back 3-pointers, to help lead No. 14 Texas A&M to victory over North Carolina A&T
MICHIGAN STATE 60, OHIO STATE 53: Allyssa DeHaan scored 18 points and Kalisha Keane had 17 to lead Michigan State past No. 17 Ohio State.
OLD DOMINION 80, VANDERBILT 65: T.J. Jordan scored 15 points to lead No. 23 Old Dominion to victory against No. 20 Vanderbilt.
GEORGE WASHINGTON 82, PEPPERDINE 68: Jessica Adair scored 25 points to lead No. 22 George Washington past Pepperdine.
COLORADO 91, JACKSONVILLE STATE 64: Aija Putnina scored 20 points, and Jackie McFarland had 16 points and nine rebounds to lead No. 25 Colorado to victory against Jacksonville State.
FLORIDA STATE 72, HOFSTRA 54: Freshman Antoinette Harding had 15 points and 11 rebounds, while Courtney Ward had 15 points and six assists as Florida State beat Hofstra in a consolation game of the FIU Fun & Sun Classic.
ALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE 77, SAINT LEO 76: The University of Alabama-Huntsville handed Saint Leo its second straight loss in overtime at the Marriott Shoals Holiday Classic.
Latasha Lawrence led the Lions with 22 points, who sent the game to overtime when Armwood graduate Monique Reynard made a 3-point shot with five seconds showing on the clock.