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WOMEN'S TOP 25 ROUNDUP \ Sunday's other games



Published: Mon, February 21, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



No. 1 LSU 62, Auburn 57

AUBURN, Ala. -- Seimone Augustus made two free throws with 6 seconds left and finished with 22 points, helping LSU hold off Auburn. Sylvia Fowles added 19 points and 13 rebounds for LSU (25-1, 12-0 Southeastern Conference), which had hardly been challenged in conference play this season. Auburn (14-11, 5-7) is the only SEC team to come within 10 points of LSU, also losing 57-52 in Baton Rouge. Natasha Brackett led Auburn with 18 points.

No. 3 Duke 73, Georgia Tech 55

ATLANTA -- Jessica Foley scored 19 points, and Duke (25-2, 11-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat Georgia Tech for the 25th consecutive time. Foley, who set season highs with 23 points and 10 rebounds in the Blue Devils' 82-59 win over the Yellow Jackets on Jan. 17, had five 3-pointers. Foley's last 3-pointer gave the Blue Devils a 20-point lead at 59-39 with 6:35 left. Stephanie Higgs led Georgia Tech (13-11, 4-8 ) with 17 points.

No. 4 Stanford 81, UCLA 68

LOS ANGELES -- Candice Wiggins had 24 points and a career-high 16 rebounds, and Brooke Smith added 20 points to lift Stanford past UCLA. After starting sluggishly, Stanford (24-2, 15-1 Pac-10) took control of the game in the final minutes of the first half. The Cardinal, which has never trailed at halftime this season, went on a 23-4 run to turn a 27-20 deficit into a 43-31 halftime lead. UCLA (16-10, 10-7) never got closer than nine in the second half. Smith and Kristen Newlin each had seven points during the decisive first-half run, and Smith went into the locker room with 13 points. Nikki Blue had 24 points and Lisa Willis added 15 for UCLA.

No. 6 Tennessee 84, Arkansas 71

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Shyra Ely scored 30 points and Tennessee beat Arkansas to move coach Pat Summitt within seven victories of passing Dean Smith as the winningest coach in NCAA history. Summitt is 873-171 in 31 seasons at Tennessee (22-4, 12-1 Southeastern Conference). Nicky Anosike added nine points for Tennessee. Sheree Thompson and Sarah Pfeifer each scored 17 points for Arkansas (15-9, 3-10) and Danielle Allen had 12. Tennessee led 39-22 at the half, with Arkansas shooting just 21.4 percent from the field in the first 20 minutes. Arkansas cut it to 63-55 with 7:58 to play, but Tennessee easily held off the Razorbacks.

No. 8 North Carolina 75,No. 21 N. Carolina St. 72, OT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Ivory Latta hit two free throws with 19.2 seconds left in overtime Sunday to lift North Carolina past North Carolina State. Latta shook off a slow start to finish with 14 points for the Tar Heels (22-3, 10-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their eighth consecutive game. Nikita Bell added 11 points and made several key plays late, including a stickback to force overtime and a free throw after a steal in the final seconds. Camille Little led the Tar Heels with 17 points. Ashley Key scored 21 points to lead the Wolfpack (19-6, 8-4), who hung around despite being short-handed for much of the second half.

No. 12 DePaul 95, Memphis 59

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Allie Quigley scored 22 points to help DePaul to clinch its first Conference USA regular-season title in nine years. DePaul (22-3, 12-1) has won 12 consecutive games and 17 of its last 18. Jenni Dant added 18 points for DePaul, Jenna Rubino had 16, Khara Smith 15 and Caprice Smith 10. Victoria Crawford led Memphis (2-14, 5-8) with 20 points.

No. 14 Minnesota 84, Wisconsin 53

MINNEAPOLIS -- Janel McCarville scored a career-high 33 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Minnesota past Wisconsin. Playing her last regular-season home game for the Gophers, McCarville scored 22 points in the first half, hitting 10 of 12 shots, grabbing eight boards, blocking two shots and dishing out two assists. She started the game with 16 points in the first 11 minutes as Minnesota (20-6, 10-4 Big Ten) took a double-digit lead. Janese Banks led Wisconsin (10-14, 4-10) with 16 points.

Mississippi 72, No. 16 Georgia 61

OXFORD, Miss. -- Armintie Price scored a season-best 30 points on 13-of-17 shooting and added 11 rebounds for Mississippi. Elizabeth Cansdale added 11 points for the Rebels (17-8, 7-5 Southeastern Conference). Freshman Tasha Humphrey scored 18 points, and Cori Chambers added 16 for the Bulldogs (20-7, 9-4).

No. 17 Temple 69, Dayton 58

PHILADELPHIA -- Candice Dupree scored 19 of her 25 points in the second half to help Temple extend its school-record winning streak to 19 games. Ari Moore added 14 points for the Owls (22-3, 14-0 Atlantic Ten), who matched the school record for victories in a season. The 1988-89 squad finished 22-10. Cara Wright had 20 points and 14 rebounds for Dayton (11-14, 5-9).

Virginia 63, No. 20 Maryland 61

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- LaTonya Blue scored a career-high 29 points, including two free throws with 24 seconds left, in Virginia's victory. Blue finished 7-for-7 from the line and grabbed seven rebounds, three assists and three steals in 37 minutes for the Cavaliers (18-8, 7-5 Atlantic Coast Conference). Shay Doron led Maryland (18-7, 7-6) with 15 points.

No. 22 Vanderbilt 76, Florida 69

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Carla Thomas had 23 points, and Ashley Earley added 21 points and 10 rebounds for Vanderbilt (19-6, 8-4 Southeastern Conference). Tamia Williams had 22 points for the Gators (14-11, 5-7).

No. 24 Penn St. 83, Northwestern 56

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Tanisha Wright and Jen Harris each scored 20 points to lead Penn State over Northwestern. Playing in her final home game, Wright went 7-of-15 from the floor and scored 13 of her points in the second half to help the Lady Lions (18-8, 13-2 Big Ten) hold off a late Northwestern run. Suzanne Morrison scored 16 points to lead the Wildcats (5-22, 2-12), who cut a 20-point second-half deficit to 12 on Sara Stutz's two free throws with 7:32 remaining. But Morrison fouled out just over a minute later and the Wildcats couldn't get any closer. Penn State closed the game on a 21-6 run behind nine points from Wright.

Associated Press




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