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WOMEN'S TOP 25 ROUNDUP \ Saturday's games


Published: Sat, March 4, 2006 @ 12:00 a.m.


No. 1 North Carolina 90,North Carolina State 69
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Ivory Latta scored 11 of her 17 points in the first half and North Carolina cruised in the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. La'Tangela Atkinson made all six of her shots and finished with 13 points for the Tar Heels (28-1). Billie McDowell had 17 points in her final game for the Wolfpack (19-11), who already wrapped up their likely NCAA tournament bid by winning four of their final five regular-season games. Ashley Key scored 16 points before fouling out.
No. 4 Maryland 78, No. 2 Duke 70
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Laura Harper had 17 points to help Maryland end a 14-game losing streak to Duke. Marissa Coleman and Kristi Toliver each scored 16 points for the Terrapins (28-3), who advanced to today's final against No. 1 North Carolina. Earlier this season, they gave the Tar Heels their only loss in a thrilling game that was decided in overtime. Monique Currie finished with 18 points but couldn't stop the Blue Devils (26-3) from failing to advance to the final for the first time in seven years. Lindsey Harding had 16 points.
No. 11 Arizona State 74,Oregon State 66
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Danielle Orsillo scored nine of her 15 points in the final eight minutes and Arizona State overcame a 16-point deficit to beat Oregon State in the quarterfinals of the Pac-10 tournament. Kristen Kovesdy added 14 points as the Sun Devils (24-5) won their school record 10th straight game. Mandy Close and Kim Butler each scored 19 points for the Beavers (15-14), who lost their seventh straight to Arizona State. The Sun Devils will meet UCLA in today's semifinals. The Bruins beat California in an earlier game, 80-63.
No. 17 Utah 69, Wyoming 67, OT
LARAMIE, Wyo. -- Shona Thorburn's driving layup with 5.3 seconds left in overtime lifted Utah over Wyoming. Kim Smith scored 26 points to lead Utah (21-6, 12-4 Mountain West), which overcame a double-digit second-half deficit. A layup by Thorburn with 1:10 left gave the Utes their first lead of the second half at 59-58. Erin Hicks scored three straight points to put Wyoming back up 61-59 with 13.3 seconds to go, but Utah's Julie Larsen hit a jumper and was fouled with 1.3 seconds left to the game at 61. She missed the free throw, sending the game into overtime. Jodi Bolerjack led Wyoming (20-7, 10-6) with 17 points.
No. 21 New Mexico 74,No. 18 Brigham Young 49
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Reserve guard Julie Briody scored 16 points and New Mexico hit seven straight 3-pointers in the first half. New Mexico (21-8, 11-5 MWC) handed the Mountain West Conference regular season champion Cougars (23-4, 13-3) their worst loss of the season. Dionne Marsh led the Lobos with 17 points
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