Longhorns take out rival Aggies

Posted: Monday, January 26, 2004

COLLEGE STATION, Texas Tiffany Jackson had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Heather Schreiber made the go-ahead free throw and a 3-pointer in the closing minutes as No. 3 Texas held off Texas A&M 64-62 Sunday.

Texas (17-2, 5-1 Big 12) got off to a slow start against the Aggies (7-10, 0-6), who tied it at 56 with 4 minutes to play.

Schreiber's free throw with 3:59 left put the Lady Longhorns ahead to stay at 57-56 and her 3 just 30 seconds later made it 60-56.

Lady Aggies guard Toccara Williams became just the fourth player in NCAA history to have 1,000 points, 600 assists and 400 steals. She scored 24 points and had nine of A&M's 16 steals.

Southern California 59, No. 6 Stanford 56

LOS ANGELES Ebony Hoffman scored 16 points, including two free throws with 21 seconds remaining, to help Southern California rally past Stanford.

The Trojans (10-7, 7-2 Pac-10) overcame a 12-point deficit and outscored the Cardinal 23-8 in the final 8:41. Hoffman was the only Trojans player who scored in double figures, including a perfect 7-for-7 from the foul line.

Nicole Powell led the Cardinal (15-3, 8-1) with 29 points.

No. 7 Penn St. 70, Ohio St. 64

COLUMBUS, Ohio Kelly Mazzante scored 19 points to lead Penn State to its eighth straight win.

Tanisha Wright added 16 points and Jess Brungo scored 12 for the Nittany Lions (15-3, 8-0), who improved to 15-0 when holding opponents below 70 points.

Jessica Davenport led the Buckeyes (10-7, 2-4) with 17 points. Ohio State, ranked 17th at the start of the season, has fallen out of the Top 25 by losing five of six and three straight at Value City Arena after winning 24 straight at home.

No. 8 Purdue 71, Indiana 47

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. Shereka Wright scored 22 points, including Purdue's first nine of the second half, and the Boilermakers pulled away from Indiana.

Indiana led by five points early, stayed close to Purdue (16-2, 5-1 Big Ten) through the rest of the opening period and trailed 33-27 after two free throws by Jenny DeMuth at the start of the second half.

But Wright scored and was fouled on Purdue's next two possessions, completing the three-point play both times for a 39-27 lead. Indiana (10-8, 3-4) came no closer than nine points after that.

No. 20 Michigan State 72, No. 9 Minnesota 69

MINNEAPOLIS Lindsay Bowen scored 18 points and Kelli Roehrig made the go-ahead basket with 19 seconds left, leading Michigan State past Minnesota.

The loss spoiled a big game for Minnesota's Lindsay Whalen, who scored 27 points to become the school's career scoring leader with 2,123.

No. 17 Georgia 80, No. 12 LSU 74

ATHENS, Ga. Freshman Janese Hardrick scored a career-high 25 points to lead Georgia over LSU, ending the Lady Tigers' 15-game winning streak.

Christi Thomas added 20 points and Alexis Kendrick 15 for the Lady Dogs (14-5, 3-3 Southeastern Conference), who snapped a three-game skid the longest in coach Andy Landers' 25 years at Georgia.

It was Landers' 599th victory as head coach at Georgia.

LSU (16-3, 4-1 SEC) got 24 points from Seimone Augustus and 22 from Doneeka Hodges.

No. 14 Colorado 62, Iowa St. 51

AMES, Iowa Veronica Johns-Richardson matched her career high with 16 points and Colorado shut down Iowa State with tough, physical defense.

Iowa State (9-7, 2-3 Big 12) had upset then-No. 2 Texas Tech and 15th-ranked Oklahoma in its two previous home games but couldn't muster the offense to do it again.

Colorado (16-2, 5-1) forced Iowa State into 21 turnovers and held the Cyclones to 7-for-23 shooting in building a 10-point halftime lead.

No. 16 DePaul 99, Tulane 60

CHICAGO Khara Smith had 26 points and 14 rebounds, Charlene Smith added 22 points and DePaul forced 26 turnovers in a win over Tulane.

Lakethia Hampton had 24 points and 11 rebounds for Tulane (7-11, 0-5).

No. 21 TCU 73, Cincinnati 57

FORT WORTH, Texas Sandora Irvin and Ebony Shaw each scored 19 points to lead Texas Christian over Cincinnati.

Natasha Lacy added 10 points for the Lady Frogs (15-3, 4-1 Conference USA).

Debbie Merrill scored 15 points and Valerie King had 11 for Cincinnati (10-10, 1-5).

No. 22 Auburn 71, Arkansas 44

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. Le'Coe Willingham scored 22 points to lead Auburn over Arkansas for coach Joe Ciampi's 600th career victory.

Rochelle Vaughn scored 12 points for Arkansas (13-5, 2-3).

Louisville 77, No. 25 Houston 75, OT

HOUSTON Jazz Covington scored a season-high 30 points to help Louisville beat Houston in overtime, snapping the Cougars' 10-game winning streak.

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