RICHMOND, Va. – Robyn Parks scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Virginia Commonwealth went on a 20-2 run in the second half to pull away for an 82-47 win over Maine in a women’s basketball game Tuesday afternoon.

The Black Bears (1-12) got a career-high 15 points from sophomore guard Courtney Anderson, who was 5 of 7 from 3-point range. Maine trailed 37-29 early in the second half before VCU (7-7) broke it open with a surge that included four 3-pointers.

Danielle Walczak contributed 11 points and eight rebounds for the Black Bears, who have lost nine straight.


KEENE STATE 58, COLBY 57: Christan Wojtas hit a 3-pointer with 15 seconds remaining to give the Owls (4-6) a win over the Mules (4-6) in the consolation game of the Keene State Holiday Tournament at Keene, N.H.

Colby led 30-22 at halftime, then fell behind 45-37 in the second half before responding with an 18-7 run to take a 55-52 lead. The Mules went ahead for the final time on Diana Manduca’s jumper that made it 57-55 with 26 seconds left.

Manduca and Carylanne Wolfington each scored 11 points for Colby. Siobhan Carnell paced Keene State with 28 points.


(24) TEXAS A&M 80, RICE 57: Kelsey Bone scored 24 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as the Aggies (10-4) beat the Owls (8-5) at College Station, Texas.

Kristi Bellock scored 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting, Karla Gilbert also scored 12 and Adrienne Pratcher had 11 points for Texas A&M, which led 49-30 at halftime.

Jessica Kuster had 18 points and eight rebounds for Rice.


TENNESSEE: Forward Cierra Burdick is out indefinitely after breaking a bone in her right hand.

Although the 12th-ranked Volunteers didn’t practice Monday, Burdick was working out on her own when she fractured the fourth metacarpal of her shooting hand.

There is no timetable for Burdick’s return, but the 6-foot-2 sophomore is expected back before the end of the season.

“I feel for Cierra, and I feel for this team,” Tennessee Coach Holly Warlick said in a statement released by the university. “She’s a vital part of our success, but this is a team sport and somebody is just going to have to step up.”

Burdick ranks fourth on the team in scoring (8.8) and third in rebounding (6.5). She had started 11 of Tennessee’s first 12 games.


SPRINGFIELD 75, COLBY 57: Jordan Rote made 4 of 5 3-pointers and scored 16 points to lead the Pride (9-3) past the Mules (2-7) in the first round of the Naismith Classic at Springfield, Mass.

Ryan Jann paced Colby with 13 points. Shane Rogers added 10.


MARQUETTE 82, UCONN 76: Junior Cadougan scored 18 points — including a buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of regulation — to lead the Golden Eagles (10-3) over the Huskies (10-3) at Milwaukee in a Big East Conference opener.

Davante Gardner added 18 points for Marquette.

Shabazz Napier tied his career high with 29 points for UConn.