Women:

Despite a career-high 15 points from Old Dominion sophomore LaQuanda Younger of Newport News, No. 3 Duke beat the Lady Monarchs 87-63 Thursday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Younger sank five 3-pointers, including three for a personal 9-0 run that pulled ODU (6-7) to 38-32 late in the first half. But the Blue Devils (13-1) ran off the last seven points of the first half and led comfortably after that.

ODU’s Tiffany Minor scored a career-high 20 points. Duke’s Tricia Liston scored 17, all in the first half, and Princess Anne High great Elizabeth Williams had 12 points and 12 rebounds for Duke.

Oderah Chidom added 13 points and Alexis Jones 12 for the Blue Devils, who were playing for the first time in 11 days.

Duke shot 60 percent for the night, compared to ODU’s 46.2, and outrebounded ODU 47-24. The Blue Devils led 45-32 at halftime after shooting 62.1 percent — its best for a half this season — compared to ODU’s 42.4 percent.

ODU assistant coach Jim Corrigan, a Duke graduate, missed the game to be with his family. His father is hospitalized in Winston-Salem, N.C.

More women:

No. 10 North Carolina repelled James Madison’s upset bid, holding off the visiting Dukes 74-71.

"We’re probably about three possessions from being 13-1 right now," Coach Kenny Brooks said about JMU (10-4), which lost to Wright State by two points and to Vanderbilt in overtime. Of JMU’s losses, only the game against Mississippi State wasn’t in doubt in the last minute.

Precious Hall had 18 points, Kirby Burkholder had 16 and Toia Giggetts of Norfolk had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Dukes. Burkholder’s off-balance, tightly defended 3-pointer just before the buzzer didn’t hit the rim.

"We feel like we should have won this game," JMU forward Nikki Newman said.

Xylina McDaniel scored 19 points, Latifah Coleman added 14 points and Stephanie Mavunga had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Tar Heels (12-2).

With Hall of Fame coach Sylvia Hatchell watching from a high sideline platform, UNC shot 45.6 percent and let most of a 13-point lead disappear before coming up with the stop it needed. Hatchell has been out all season while she receives treatment for leukemia. ...

VCU (13-1) set a school scoring record in a 112-54 rout of Atlantic 10 foe Massachusetts (3-12) in a conference opener a Siegel Center, extending the Rams’ school-record winning streak to 12.

The Rams, led by Robyn Parks' 22 points, also set school records with 62 first-half points and 14 3-point baskets. Sophomore Adaeze Alaeze had a career-best 21 points on 8-of-8 shooting off the bench, to go along with four rebounds, five assists and four steals. ...

Caira Washington had 14 points and 13 rebounds as host George Washington (10-4) won 72-56 against George Mason (6-8) in an A-10 opener. ...

Natasha Howard shot 12-of-15 from the field and had 27 points as No. 21 Florida State beat host Pittsburgh 78-69 in an ACC game. ...

Jada Payne had 26 points and 11 rebounds as East Carolina (12-1) won 64-55 at the College of Charleston. ...

Ashley Rininger had 27 points and 11 rebounds as Liberty won 92-69 at Charleston Southern. Rininger hit 12 of her 16 field-goal attempts. ...

Longwood edged Presbyterian 46-43 in Clinton, S.C. ...

Host Gardner-Webb handled Radford 71-57. ...

Clemson rolled to an 84-37 win at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Men

Akeem Richmond netted 37 points and hit 10 3-pointers as East Carolina (11-4) won 79-71 at Campbell (6-8), which got 29 points from Reco McCarter. ...

Bryon Allen was 11-for-11 on free throws en route to 24 points as George Mason (7-6) withstood Penn 80-77 in Fairfax. Tony Hicks scored 23 for the Quakers (2-9) but shot a 3-point try well beyond the rim just before the clock expired. ...

Host Radford (10-4) beat The Citadel 76-59 behind Javonte Green’s 8-of-11 shooting, 17 points and 10 rebounds. ...

Williams (Mass.), ranked No. 5 in Division III, edged host Hampden-Sydney 70-68 on Duncan Robinson’s go-ahead 3-pointer with 32 seconds left.

Khobi Williamson led the Tigers with 17 points and 10 rebounds but missed a jumper near the final buzzer.