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No. 1 Illinois edges Iowa

Posted: Friday, January 21, 2005


  Illinois' Dee Brown reacts to making the free throw that put the game out of reach for Iowa's in overtime action at Assembly Hall in Champaign, Ill,. on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005. (Illinois won 73-68 in overtime. AP Photo/STR/Robin Scholz

Illinois' Dee Brown reacts to making the free throw that put the game out of reach for Iowa's in overtime action at Assembly Hall in Champaign, Ill,. on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005. (Illinois won 73-68 in overtime.

AP Photo/STR/Robin Scholz

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Luther Head scored 25 points, including a driving layup with 40 seconds remaining in overtime that sealed No. 1 Illinois' 73-68 win over No. 23 Iowa on Thursday night.

Head also grabbed six rebounds and had six steals as Illinois (19-0, 5-0 Big Ten) overcame its worst shooting night of the season and a late Iowa comeback. The Hawkeyes (13-4, 1-3) battled back from a 13-point deficit early in the second half and outscored Illinois 7-1 in the final 1:06 to force the extra period.

Greg Brunner's drive to the hoop tied the score at 65-65 with 3.8 seconds remaining and came after Dee Brown missed one of two free throws for the Illini. Brunner finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds.

The Illini hit only 33 percent from the field, going 22-for-67 and 6-of-28 from 3-point range.

San Francisco 73, No. 11 Gonzaga 70

SAN FRANCISCO — Jerome Gumbs had 18 points and a career-high 13 rebounds, and San Francisco snapped a 12-game losing streak to Gonzaga.

The Dons improved to 9-0 at home this season behind 10 3-pointers, but they had to hold off a furious comeback attempt in the closing minutes. USF (11-6, 2-2 West Coast Conference) upset a Top-20 opponent for the first time since an 82-69 victory over No. 13 Xavier on Nov. 28, 1998, in the Puerto Rico Shootout.

No. 13 Arizona 74, Oregon 66

EUGENE, Ore. — Salim Stoudamire scored 27 points and Channing Frye had 17 to lead Arizona past Oregon.

Hassan Adams added 13 points, six assists and six rebounds for the Wildcats (15-3, 5-1 Pac-10), who beat the Ducks (11-4, 3-3) for the fifth straight time.

DePaul 85, No. 25 Marquette 72

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Sammy Mejia scored a career-high 26 points and DePaul used a tough defense and 21 offensive rebounds to beat Marquette.

Lorenzo Thompson added a career-high 17 points and Quemont Greer had 15 for the Blue Demons (11-4, 3-1 Conference USA.)

Women's Capsules

BATON ROUGE, La. — Seimone Augustus had 16 points and eight rebounds in 19 minutes to lead No. 2 LSU to a 91-45 win over Arkansas on Thursday night.

No. 3 Ohio State 52, Indiana 30

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Jessica Davenport had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Michelle Munoz added 12 in a rout of Indiana.

No. 5 Stanford 100, No. 25 UCLA 75

STANFORD, Calif. — Kelley Suminski matched her season high with 21 points and Candice Wiggins added 19 points, helping Stanford to its 16th straight home victory.

No. 6 Rutgers 74, Providence 40

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Cappie Pondexter scored a season-high 19 points for Rutgers, moving coach C. Vivian Stringer into a tie for third-place on the career victories list among women's coaches.

No. 7 Tennessee 81, Auburn 71

AUBURN, Ala. — Shyra Ely scored 20 points, Tye'sha Fluker had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Tennessee rode a late surge to a victory over Auburn.

Florida St. 79, No. 9 North Carolina 73, OT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Ganiyat Adeduntan scored a career-high 26 points and Roneeka Hodges had 23 to upset North Carolina.

No. 12 Minnesota 73, Michigan 49

MINNEAPOLIS — Janel McCarville had 25 points, nine rebounds, six steals, five assists and three blocks to lead Minnesota.

No. 14 Boston College 76, West Virginia 75

BOSTON — Clare Droesch hit 1-of-2 free throws with 0.2 seconds left to lift Boston College to its 12th win in its last 13 games.

No. 16 Maryland 63, Virginia 60

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Crystal Langhorne had 16 points and 17 rebounds, and an injured Shay Doron sparked a late surge that carried Maryland.

Mississippi 66, No. 17 Vanderbilt 60

OXFORD, Miss. — Armintie Price scored 18 points and Amber Watts added 14 to lead Mississippi.

No. 23 Virginia Tech 81, Clemson 66

CLEMSON, S.C. — Kirby Copeland tied her career high with 15 points and Virginia Tech ended a two-game losing streak.

Penn St. 77, No. 24 Purdue 54

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Jess Strom scored 23 points and Tanisha Wright added 22 in Penn State's upset of Purdue.

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