HARTFORD, Connecticut (Ticker) -- Ashley Luke scored 13 points and dished out a career-high 13 assists in her first college start, leading 10th-ranked Penn State to a 99-72 rout of No. 12 Old Dominion at the State Farm Tip-Off Classic.
After backing up All-America Helen Darling as a freshman last season, Luke nailed three 3-pointers and grabbed seven rebounds.
She also committed seven of Penn State's 21 turnovers.
Both schools are trying to overcome the loss of key players. The Nittany Lions (1-0) will be without captain Chrissy Falcone and Old Dominion (0-1) missed Lucienne Berthieu, both of whom are out for the season with torn knee ligaments.
Rashana Barnes scored 19 points to lead five players in double figures for Penn State. Lisa Shepherd added 16 points as the Nittany Lions' starting frontcourt outscored Old Dominion's, 44-15.
Kelly Mazzante chipped in 14 points off the bench on 6-of-9 shooting for Penn State, which connected on nearly 49 percent of its field goals (35-of-72) and had a 49-39 rebounding edge.
Hamchetou Maiga led all players with 22 points and pulled down nine boards for the Lady Monarchs, who shot less than 38 percent (25-of-66). Okeisha Howard added 20 points but made only 5-of-17 shots, including 1-of-7 3-pointers.