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WOMEN'S TOP 25 ROUNDUP \ Thursday's games



Published: Fri, February 4, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



No. 1 LSU 82, Mississippi 58

OXFORD, Miss. -- Seimone Augustus had 22 points to lead LSU, and Sylvia Fowles added 14 points and 13 rebounds. LSU (20-1, 7-0) made nearly 53 percent of its shots, held the Rebels to 28 percent shooting and kept pace with Tennessee as the only unbeaten teams in the Southeastern Conference. Augustus was 11-of-20 from the field. Carletta Brown had 17 points for Ole Miss (15-6, 5-3).

No. 3 Duke 72, Miami 63

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Jessica Foley scored 17 points, and Monique Currie added 15 to lead Duke (21-2, 7-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). Tamara James led Miami (10-11, 2-6) with 18 points.

No. 4 Stanford 91, Arizona 74

STANFORD, Calif. -- Candice Wiggins had 20 points, five rebounds, four assists, four steals and a blocked shot as Stanford routed Arizona for its 11th straight win. Susan King Borchardt scored a season-high 17 points and Brooke Smith added 13 points and six rebounds for Stanford (20-2, 11-1 Pac-10). Arizona's Shawntinice Polk finished with a team-high 20 points and 10 rebounds. Dee-Dee Wheeler scored 11 points for the Wildcats (15-7, 7-4).

No. 5 Tennessee 91, Florida 82, OT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Shanna Zolman scored a career-high 28 points and Tennessee made 40 of 46 free throws to hold off Florida. The Lady Vols (17-3, 7-0 SEC) extended their conference regular-season winning streak to 41 games.

No. 11 Connecticut 57,No. 7 Rutgers 44

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Charde Houston scored 17 points to lead Connecticut over Rutgers. The Huskies (14-5, 7-1 Big East) also got a career-high 12 points from Ashley Valley in their 12th straight victory over Rutgers (15-5, 6-2). Matee Ajavon led the Scarlet Knights with 20 points.

No. 10 Michigan St. 101,Northwestern 40

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Victoria Lucas-Perry nearly doubled her career high with 25 points, and Michigan State matched the largest victory margin in school history. Lucas-Perry hit her first eight shots, including three 3-pointers, and had 21 points in the first half -- the same total as the Wildcats. Liz Shimek added 21 points, and Rene Haynes had 19 for the Spartans (19-3, 8-2 Big Ten). Samantha McComb had 11 points for Northwestern (5-18, 2-8).

No. 14 Minnesota 81, Iowa 50

MINNEAPOLIS -- Jamie Broback had 21 points and nine rebounds, and Janel McCarville added 16 points and eight rebounds for Minnesota (17-4, 7-2 Big Ten). Jamie Cavey led Iowa (15-5, 4-5) with 18 points and seven rebounds, and Crystal Smith added 12 points.

No. 18 Georgia 72, Alabama 63

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Tasha Humphrey scored 18 points and blocked four shots, leading Georgia. Cori Chambers added 15 points and Sherill Baker had 13 for Georgia (17-6, 6-3 SEC). Monique Bivins led Alabama (12-8, 3-4) with 14 points and Marverly Nettles had 10.

No. 20 Maryland 84, Georgia Tech 67

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Shay Doron and Crystal Langhorne each scored 18 points to help give Maryland coach Brenda Frese her 100th career victory. Anesia Smith had 11 assists and 10 rebounds, and Kalika France scored 14 points for the Terrapins (15-5, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference). Chioma Nnamaka scored 18 points for the Yellow Jackets (12-7, 3-5).

No. 21 Vanderbilt 106,Mississippi St. 98, 2OT

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Carla Thomas had a career-high 33 points and 17 rebounds, and Vanderbilt overcame Tan White's 47-point game. White scored 16 points in overtime to finish with the high-scoring game of the season in Division I women's basketball. The leading scorer in the nation, she surpassed her previous best of 33 points set in January 2004 against Kentucky. Vanderbilt (16-5, 5-3 SEC) opened the second overtime with a 9-3 run, and sophomore Dee Davis was 3-of-4 from the line in the final minute to wrap up the Commodores' third straight victory. Mississippi State (14-7, 3-5) blew an eight-point lead in the first overtime en route to its fourth straight loss.

No. 23 Penn St. 76, Michigan 61

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Jess Strom matched her career high with 29 points, and Tanisha Wright scored 17 of her 19 points in the second half for Penn State. Down by three at halftime, the Lady Lions (14-7, 9-1 Big Ten) opened the second half with a 27-9 run to take a 52-37 lead. Tabitha Pool led Michigan (5-16, 1-9) with 22 points. The Wolverines have lost 12 of their last 13 games.

No. 24 Florida St. 73, Lipscomb 49

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Roneeka Hodges scored 18 points, and Florida State pulled away with a 16-0 second-half run. Linnea Liljestrand added 16 points, and Holly Johnson had 11 for the Seminoles (19-4). Katie Beth Pate led Lipscomb (10-8) with 15 points.

No. 25 N.C. State 62, Virginia 56

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Billie McDowell scored 17 points, and North Carolina State overcame a 16-point deficit to beat Virginia. The Wolfpack (16-5, 5-3 ACC) held Virginia (16-6, 5-3) scoreless for the final 3 1/2 minutes, closing with a 13-0 run sparked by guard Kendra Bell's six straight points. LaTonya Blue led the Cavaliers with 14 points.

Associated Press




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