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Notre Dame wins Big East battle

Posted: Monday, January 24, 2005

 

  Notre Dame guard Megan Duffy (13) attempts to drive the lane while Rutgers guard Matee Ajavon (22) defends during second half action in the Irish 63-47 victory Sunday Jan. 23, 2005 in South Bend, Ind. Duffy scored 7 points and had 11assists while Ajavon scored 7 points. AP Photo/Joe Raymond

Notre Dame guard Megan Duffy (13) attempts to drive the lane while Rutgers guard Matee Ajavon (22) defends during second half action in the Irish 63-47 victory Sunday Jan. 23, 2005 in South Bend, Ind. Duffy scored 7 points and had 11assists while Ajavon scored 7 points.

AP Photo/Joe Raymond

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Jacqueline Batteast scored 18 of her 27 points in the second half and No. 11 Notre Dame used a 23-0 run to beat No. 6 Rutgers 63-47 on Sunday, giving coach Muffet McGraw her 400th career win with the Irish.

Batteast scored the first 12 points of the second half for Notre Dame (16-3, 4-2 Big East), which trailed by as many as 13. The Scarlet Knights (13-4, 4-1), who shot 47 percent in the first half, shot just 17 percent in the second.

Chelsea Newton led Rutgers with 18 points, while Cappie Pondexter added 17.

No. 2 LSU 79, No. 17 Vanderbilt 68

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Sylvia Fowles scored 20 of her 22 points in the second half, and the Lady Tigers never trailed in their fourth straight victory.

Seimone Augustus scored 20 points for LSU (18-1, 5-0 Southeastern Conference), which is off to its best SEC start ever. Wendlyn Jones had 13 points, and Scholanda Hoston added 11.

No. 3 Ohio St. 71, Northwestern 59

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Brandie Hoskins scored 18 points to lead Ohio State to a 71-59 win over Northwestern, its 10th straight win over the Wildcats.

The victory was the eighth in a row for Ohio State (19-2, 6-1 Big Ten), which had another eight-game streak earlier this season.

No. 7 Tennessee 67, Kentucky 49

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Shyra Ely scored 13 points and Tennessee held Kentucky to six field goals in the first half.

Former Tennessee assistant Mickie DeMoss was making her first appearance in Thompson-Boling Arena as an opposing coach, and the Lady Vol faithful gave her a warm welcome before the game.

Penn St. 73, No. 8 Michigan St. 56

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Tanisha Wright and Jess Strom each scored 24 points to help Penn State knock off another top-10 team.

Wright had 16 points in the second half, including 10 during a 25-7 run that put the Lady Lions (12-6, 7-0 Big Ten) ahead 67-51 with 2:36 left. That spurt erased a three-point deficit and ended a stretch of more than 6 minutes without a field goal.

No. 12 Minnesota 80, Illinois 68

MINNEAPOLIS — Kelly Roysland scored a career-high 19 points to lift Minnesota.

Janel McCarville had 16 points and nine rebounds while Jamie Broback and Shannon Schonrock each scored 12 points for Minnesota (16-3, 6-1 Big Ten), which shot 55 percent from the field and led 80-49 before the Illini scored the game's final 19 points.

N.C. State 67, No. 16 Maryland 55

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Billie McDowell had 18 points and nine rebounds, and North Carolina State handed Maryland its first home loss of the season.

Tiffany Stansbury and Khadija Whittington scored 16 points apiece for the Wolfpack (15-4, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference). It was the third straight win for NC State, which never trailed after taking control with a 16-0 run midway through the first half.

No. 18 DePaul 90, Southern Mississippi 63

HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Jenna Rubino, Allie Quigley and Caprice Smith each had 16 points for DePaul.

No. 21 Georgia 67, Mississippi State 57

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Tasha Humphey had 24 points and 12 rebounds to help Georgia rally.

Sherill Baker finished with 14 points and Megan Darrah added 10 for Georgia (15-5, 4-2 Southeastern Conference), which trailed by six at halftime.

No. 24 Purdue 79, No. 22 Iowa 75

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton scored a career-high 19 points and Katie Gearlds added 19 points and six assists to lead Purdue.

Gearlds scored 17 of her 19 in the second half, including three 3-pointers that helped the Boilermakers (11-7, 4-3) erase a seven-point deficit and snap their longest losing streak in five years.

No. 10 Washington 66, Washington St. 48

SEATTLE — Nate Robinson scored 13 points and the No. 10 Washington Huskies moved into a tie for the Pac-10 lead with a 66-48 victory over Washington State on Sunday.

Jamaal Williams and freshman Joel Smith came off the bench to each score 10 points for the Huskies (16-2, 6-1), who won their 18th straight at home.

The Huskies are tied for first with Arizona (6-1), which beat Oregon State 92-83 on Saturday night.

It wasn't a classic Washington offensive performance. The Huskies shot .359 percent from the field (23-for-64) and 3-for-13 from 3-point range, but coach Dick Bennett's ball-control Cougars had a lot to do with that.

The purple-clad student section didn't appreciate the Cougars' deliberate, slowdown tactics, chanting, ''Boring, boring, boring,'' in the second half.



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