No. 1 Tennessee holds off Tigers

Posted: Monday, February 02, 2004

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Shyra Ely converted a three-point play and Ashley Robinson made two free throws late in overtime, helping top-ranked Tennessee to a 68-61 victory Sunday over No. 22 Auburn.

Freshman Sidney Spencer had 14 points to led the Lady Vols (18-1, 7-0 Southeastern Conference), who have won 51 straight SEC games at home.

Ely added 13 points, and Robinson had 11 rebounds and nine points for the Lady Vols, who play fourth-ranked Connecticut on Thursday.

Le'Coe Willingham and Nicole Louden had 16 points apiece for the Tigers (16-5, 4-3).

No. 3 Texas 82, No. 7 Texas Tech 73

AUSTIN, Texas Stacy Stephens scored 28 points on 10-of-10 shooting, and had 12 rebounds for Texas, a winner of 30 in a row at home.

Tiffany Jackson added 19 points and six rebounds for the Longhorns (19, 7-1 Big 12).

Alesha Robertson had 15 points to lead Texas Tech (18-3, 4-3).

No. 5 Penn St. 64, Northwestern 51

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. Reicina Russell had 22 points and 16 rebounds, and Penn State matched its best start in Big Ten play.

It was the 10th consecutive win for the Lady Lions (17-3, 9-0), who got just 12 points from Kelly Mazzante, the league's career scoring leader.

Alex Mueller paced Northwestern (7-13, 0-9) with 14 points.

No. 10 North Carolina 66, Florida St. 60

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. Camille Little scored six of her 27 points in the final 2 1/2 minutes, and North Carolina held off Florida State.

La'Tangela Atkinson added 10 points for the Tar Heels (17-3, 7-2 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Trinetta Moore led Florida State (10-10, 3-6) with 20 points.

No. 14 Minnesota 59, Wisconsin 48

MADISON, Wis. Lindsay Whalen had 24 points and nine rebounds, and Minnesota led virtually all the way.

Whalen made 10 of 18 shots for the Gophers (17-3, 7-3 Big Ten), and Janel McCarville pulled down 13 rebounds.

Lello Gebisa had 13 points and 11 rebounds Wisconsin (8-11, 2-7).

No. 15 LSU 82, South Carolina 62

BATON ROUGE, La. Scholanda Hoston and Seimone Augustus scored 17 points apiece for LSU.

Wendlyn Jones had 14 points and Hanna Biernacka added 10 for the Tigers (17-3, 5-1 Southeastern Conference).

Olga Gritsaeva had 16 points for South Carolina (9-10, 0-6).

Iowa 78, No. 18 Michigan St. 67

EAST LANSING, Mich. Jamie Cavey had 21 points and Kristi Faulkner 19 for Iowa, which scored the last 11 points to beat Michigan State.

Jennie Lillis added 14 points, and was 6-for-6 on free throws in the last two minutes as the Hawkeyes (12-7, 6-2 Big Ten) won their fifth straight game.

Lindsay Bowen had 22 points for the Spartans (16-4, 6-3).

No. 19 Georgia 71, Alabama 68

ATHENS, Ga. Freshman Janese Hardrick had a career-high 30 points, including four in the final 21 seconds for Georgia.

The victory by the Bulldogs (15-5, 4-3 Southeastern Conference) was the 600th of coach Andy Landers' career.

Monique Bivins led Alabama (10-10, 2-5) with 20 points and 10 rebounds.

Florida 92, No. 24 Vanderbilt 83

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tashia Morehead scored 26 points, and Florida used a late 10-1 run to end Vanderbilt's 13-game home winning streak.

Vanessa Hayden added 22 points and 11 rebounds for Florida (15-5, 5-2 Southeastern Conference), and Bernice Mosby had 16 points.

Jenni Benningfield led Vanderbitl (16-4, 4-3) with 20 points.

Men's top 25

Seton Hall 55, No. 23 Providence 46

PROVIDENCE, R.I. Andre Sweet was 7-of-9 from the field and scored 18 points to lead Seton Hall to a 55-46 victory over No. 23 Providence on Sunday, snapping the Friars' six-game winning streak.

Ryan Gomes had 28 points and 13 rebounds for Providence (14-4, 5-3), which fell out of a first-place tie in the Big East with the season low in points.

The win was the third straight all in the conference for Seton Hall (14-4, 4-2).

J.R. Morris scored 13 points for Seton Hall.

No. 25 Oklahoma 52, Nebraska 50

LINCOLN, Neb. Lawrence McKenzie scored 18 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2:24 left, for the Sooners, who led by as many as 17 points.

McKenzie matched his career high with five 3-pointers and had 10 rebounds for the Sooners (13-4, 3-3 Big 12), who scored just 16 points in the second half and went a stretch of 10:18 without scoring.

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