- The Washington Times - Saturday, November 14, 2009

No. 14 VIRGINIA 68, UMBC 57: Virginia coach Debbie Ryan earned her 700th career victory Friday night, getting 15 second-half points from Monica Wright in a win over Maryland-Baltimore County in Catonsville.

Ryan, in her 33rd season at Virginia, is the seventh active Division I women’s coach to reach the 700-win mark. She joins Tennessee’s Pat Summitt, Rutgers’ C. Vivian Stringer, North Carolina’s Sylvia Hatchell, Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer, Montana’s Robin Selvig and Georgia’s Andy Landers.

“It’s embarrassing to me. … Those wins belong to the players, the coaches who coach with me, to my administration, to the University of Virginia,” Ryan said. “I’m just happy to be a small part of it. I mean, I haven’t scored a point for the University of Virginia.”

After the game, UMBC coach Phil Stern announced the milestone to the crowd and presented Ryan with the game ball.

“There are people in your business … that you look up to, and she’s one of them,” he said.

No. 2 STANFORD 89, OLD DOMINION 56: Nnemkadi Ogwumike scored 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and the Cardinal opened their season with an easy victory against the Monarchs in Norfolk.

No. 5 UNC 88, COLL. OF CHARLESTON 57: Laura Broomfield and She’la White scored 14 points each to help the host Tar Heels defeat the Cougars in Chapel Hill in the season opener for both teams.

No. 6 DUKE 104, HOUSTON BAPTIST 35: Bridgette Mitchell scored 18 points, Krystal Thomas added 14 points and 12 rebounds, and the visiting Blue Devils cruised to a season-opening win over the Huskies in Houston.

DAYTON 77, No. 10 MICHIGAN ST. 74: Kristin Daugherty scored 17 points, and the Flyers upset the Spartans at home in the season opener for both teams.

Kendel Ross scored 14, including four free throws in the final 15.8 seconds, for the Flyers, who returned all five starters from last season’s squad.

No. 11 XAVIER 81, USC 71 (OT): Amber Harris had 19 points and 12 rebounds as the Musketeers defeated the Trojans in overtime in Los Angeles in both teams’ season-opener.

No. 15 FLORIDA ST. 79, N. FLORIDA 50: Jacinta Monroe led Florida State with 16 points as the Seminoles opened their regular season with a home win over the Ospreys in Tallahassee.

No. 19 GEORGIA TECH 63, WINTHROP 30: Mo Bennett had 21 points and seven rebounds to help the Yellow Jackets beat the Eagles in the opener of the Women’s Preseason NIT in Atlanta.

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