Chelsea Gray couldn’t suppress her happiness after picking up her 10th assist of the game. And she couldn’t hide it after ward when she talked about matching Dawn Staley’s conference record with a second career triple-double.
‘‘I’m not surprised,’’ Duke coach Joanne McCallie said after Gray scored 18 points with 11 rebounds and 10 assists to lead No. 3 Duke to a 90-53 victory over Boston College on Sunday before 3,137 fans at Conte Forum. ‘‘She’ll be getting a lot more of those, I’m sure.’’
Gray had 9 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists in the first half, when Duke scored 12 of the first 14 points and made it 32-5 just 11½ minutes into the game. She was stuck on nine assists until McCallie told her to ‘‘make a nice pass’’ in the final minutes — and she did, hitting Richa Jackson for an open jumper with 56 seconds left.
That tied her with Staley, who led Virginia to three Final Fours and an NCAA title game and also won three Olympic gold medals, as the only players in Atlantic Coast Conference history with more than one triple-double.
Tricia Liston had 17 points, scoring 12 during a 20-0 run that put the game away, and Jackson scored 16 for the Blue Devils (13-0, 3-0), who remain the only unbeaten team in Division 1.
Top-ranked Connecticut lost to No. 5 Notre Dame on Saturday; No. 2 Baylor is 12-1 after routing No. 13 Oklahoma State Sunday.
Kristen Doherty scored 17 points and added six rebounds for BC (6-7, 0-2).
The Eagles lost their third consecutive game, including a 76-70 loss to then-No. 23 Florida State — the only other ranked team they have faced this season. This one wasn’t that close.
Duke made its first six 3-point attempts and tied a school record by making 79.3 percent of its shots in the first half to open a 55-20 lead. BC scored the first 8 points of the second half, but never got within two dozen points.
‘‘We didn’t back down. We went right at them, and suddenly Duke realized, ‘Hey, we’ve got a basketball game on our hands,’ ’’ BC coach Erik Johnson said.
‘‘Unfortunately, Duke’s so good, and played so well in that first half that the game wasn’t really in question by the time we got it rolling.’’
Baylor 83, Oklahoma State 49 — Brooklyn Pope scored 18 points and Brittney Griner added 14 points and 10 rebounds to help the second-ranked Lady Bears roll past the No.13 Cowgirls in Waco, Texas.
Odyssey Sims added 13 points for Baylor (12-1, 2-0 Big 12), which extended the longest active home winning streak in the country to 47.
Liz Donohoe scored 13 points and Toni Young had 12 points and 11 rebounds for Oklahoma State (11-2, 0-2).
Baylor could move back into the No. 1 spot in the poll on Monday after No. 5 Notre Dame beat top-ranked UConn, 73-72, Saturday.
Stanford 70, Utah 56 — Chiney Ogwumike scored 20 points, Sara James added a career-high 18, and the No. 4 Cardinal (13-1, 2-0 Pac-12) extended their conference winning streak to 80 games and improved to 15-0 against the Utes with their win in Salt Lake City. Iwalani Rodrigues led Utah (9-4, 0-2) with 21 points.
Kentucky 87, Alabama 70 — DeNesha Stallworth had 19 points and 10 rebounds to help the No. 6 Wildcats (14-1, 2-0 SEC) cruise past the host Crimson Tide (10-5, 0-2).
California 53, Colorado 49 — Brittany Boyd scored 15 points, and the No. 7 Bears (12-1, 2-0 Pac-12) got some timely rebounding to withstand a late surge by the No. 20 Buffaloes (11-2, 0-2) in Boulder, Colo., and earn their sixth straight win.
Maryland 71, Florida State 64 — Alyssa Thomas had 20 points and 15 rebounds to help the No. 8 Terrapins (11-3, 2-1 ACC) hold off the visiting Seminoles (12-2, 2-1), who saw their five-game winning streak end.
Penn State 76, Michigan State 55 — Nikki Greene scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and the backcourt of Dara Taylor, Alex Bentley, and Maggie Lucas produced 43 points to lead the No. 9 Nittany Lions (12-2, 2-0 Big Ten) past the host Spartans (13-2, 1-1).
Tennessee 79, Georgia 66 — In Knoxville, Tenn., Bashaara Graves scored a career-high 23 points and the No. 12 Lady Vols (11-3, 2-0 Southeastern) rallied in the second half to beat the No. 10 Bulldogs (13-2, 1-1) for their fifth straight win in the series.
Harvard 63, Rhode Island 56 — Christine Clark scored 21 points and Victoria Lippert’s 3-pointer with 4:14 left put the Crimson (9-5) ahead for good against the host Rams.
Brianna Thomas scored 15 points for Rhode Island (5-10).
Northeastern 69, George Mason 63 — A’lece Mark scored 17 points and Kashaia Cannon added 15 as the Huskies (8-4) erased a 12-point halftime deficit to beat the visiting Patriots (5-7) in their Colonial Athletic Association opener. Continued...