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Fordham guard Mandell Thomas, center, collides with Maryland guard Melo Trimble, left, and guard/forward Dez Wells as he goes up for a shot during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Maryland beats Fordham, improves to 3-0

- Associated Press

Freshman Jared Nickens had his first game in double figures with 13 points and Maryland won its third straight matchup to open the season with a 66-50 victory over Fordham on Thursday night.

Georgetown center Joshua Smith, center, dunks against Lipscomb forward Malcolm Smith (52) and Josh Williams (2) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Washington. Georgetown won 70-49. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) **FILE**

Georgetown breaks away from Texas A&M-CC

Associated Press

Joshua Smith scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, draining a jumper during a breakaway 8-2 run to open the second half as Georgetown put away Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 78-62 on Tuesday night.

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George Washington guard Shannon Cranshaw, third from right, passes the ball to Jonquel Jones (35) against Maryland forward A'Lexus Harrison (33), Chloe Pavlech (15) and Kristen Confroy (12) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

No. 9 Maryland tops George Washington 75-65

- Associated Press

No. 9 Maryland was a sloppy team in the first half. Thirteen turnovers. Just 2 of 6 from the free-throw line. A meager 1 for 9 from the 3-point range.

No. 22 Rutgers fends off LSU 64-57

Associated Press

Tyler Scaife scored 16 points and Rachel Hollivay and Briyona Canty added 13 each as No. 22 Rutgers used a 9-3 run late in the game to break away from stubborn LSU 64-57 on Saturday.

Detroit beats South Alabama 66-53

Associated Press

Juwan Howard Jr. scored 22 points and Detroit held off a late second-half rally to beat South Alabama 66-53 on Saturday.

No. 23 Syracuse tops Jacksonville 77-61

Associated Press

Brianna Butler scored 16 points and Diamond Henderson and Taylor Ford combined for 27 off the bench to lead No. 23 Syracuse to a 77-61 win over Jacksonville on Saturday.

UMass Lowell edges NJIT 63-61

Associated Press

Lance Crawford made two free throws with 20 seconds left to secure UMass Lowell's 63-61 win over New Jersey Institute of Technology 63-61 on Saturday.

Top 25 Capsules

- Associated Press

Laurin Mincy scored 23 points, Shatori Walker-Kimbrough had 16, and No. 9 Maryland overcame a sloppy start and slowly pulled away in the second half Saturday in a 75-65 win over nearby rival George Washington.

Mississippi State guard Fred Thomas (1) shoots over Utah State defenders including guard Julion Pearre (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Starkville, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi St tops Utah St 71-63

- Associated Press

Mississippi State has a little height and muscle on its roster this season, with six different players in the rotation that stand at least 6-foot-7.

Appalachian State clips Virginia Tech 65-63

Associated Press

The Virginia Tech Hokies were ambushed by the Appalachian State Mountaineers and went on to lose 65-63 on Saturday afternoon at Cassell Coliseum.

Providence jumps on Florida St. early in 80-54 win

- Associated Press

Providence guard Kris Dunn had been waiting a long time for a homecoming game. He got the closest thing possible Saturday when the Friars played in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Clemson edges Nevada 59-50

- Associated Press

A game the next day was the perfect thing for the Clemson men's basketball team after its second straight loss to a Big South team, Jaron Blossomgame said.

Northern Iowa defeats North Florida 66-49

Associated Press

Seth Tuttle had 19 points on 7-of-7 shooting and added five rebounds to lead Northern Iowa to a 66-49 win over North Florida on Saturday.

Davidson's Tyler Kalinoski, back, knocks the ball away from North Carolina's Theo Pinson, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

No. 6 North Carolina defeats Davidson 90-72

- Associated Press

North Carolina coach Roy Williams wanted to send a message to Kennedy Meeks after two early mistakes, so he sat his star power forward less than three minutes into Saturday's game against Davidson.