Duke tops Tar Heels in overtime thriller

Connecticut women beat No. 1 Volunteers

Posted: Friday, February 06, 2004

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. Top-ranked Duke treated Roy Williams the same as the last two North Carolina coaches: The Blue Devils won again in the Smith Center.

Chris Duhon's reverse layup with 6.5 seconds left in overtime Thursday night gave Duke an 83-81 victory, the Blue Devils' 16th straight overall and fifth in the last six years on No. 17 North Carolina's home court.

No. 2 Stanford 81, Arizona St. 51

STANFORD, Calif. Rob Little scored 17 points and Stanford won big to stay unbeaten despite being short-handed against Arizona State.

The Cardinal (19-0, 10-0 Pac-10) beat the Sun Devils for the 13th straight time and sixth in a row at Maples Pavilion, where a raucous, sellout crowd of 7,391 watched an inspired Stanford team dominate without two key players.

No. 8 Gonzaga 93, Pepperdine 73

SPOKANE, Wash. Ronny Turiaf scored 22 points and Gonzaga beat Pepperdine for its 11th consecutive win.

California 87, No. 12 Arizona 83

BERKELEY, Calif. Amit Tamir scored a season-high 21 points, including five 3-pointers, and Leon Powe had 21 points and 12 rebounds to help California beat Arizona.

No. 24 Utah St. 57, Cal Poly SLO 43

LOGAN, Utah Mark Brown scored 14 points and Spencer Nelson had 10 points and 13 rebounds to lead Utah State over Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for a victory in its first game as a ranked team in 33 years.


No. 4 Connecticut 81, No. 4 Tennessee 67

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Diana Taurasi scored 18 points to lead Connecticut, giving the Huskies their fifth win in a row over the Lady Vols.

No. 5 Penn St. 66, Indiana 49

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. Kelly Mazzante scored 17 of her 24 points in the second half, and Jess Brungo added 15 points and 11 rebounds for Penn State.

The Lady Lions (18-3, 10-0 Big Ten) extended their winning streak to 11 games.

Indiana (10-11, 3-7) lost its fourth straight game three against teams ranked in the top 15. The Hoosiers were led by Leah Enterline with 14 points.

No. 6 Purdue 76, Michigan 64

ANN ARBOR, Mich. Shereka Wright scored 22 points, and Purdue shot 55 percent while extending its winning streak to nine games.

The Boilermakers (18-2, 8-1 Big Ten) made 15 of 16 free throws, including eight of nine by Wright.

Stephenie Gandy scored 18 points and Jennifer Smith 17 for Michigan (10-13, 3-7), which lost its fourth straight game.

Arizona 88, No. 7 Stanford 83

TUCSON, Ariz. Shawntinice Polk had 21 points and a career-high 19 rebounds to help Arizona to its 24th win in a row at McKale Center.

Polk dominated inside for Arizona (17-5, 9-2 Pac-10), which took a 13-point lead with 14:37, and closed the game by making 17 of 18 free throws.

Dee-Dee Wheeler added 19 points and Natalie Jones 17 for the Wildcats.

No. 8 Louisiana Tech 85, Fresno St. 52

FRESNO, Calif. Trina Frierson had 22 points and Amisha Carter 21 added 21 to pace Louisiana Tech to its eighth consecutive victory.

No. 12 North Carolina 72, Clemson 41

CLEMSON, S.C. Ivory Latta scored 15 points, and North Carolina breezed by poor-shooting Clemson.

No. 14 LSU 103, Alabama 68

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. Doneeka Hodges and Scholanda Hoston scored 25 points apiece for LSU.

No. 16 Georgia 83, Vanderbilt 67

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Sherill Baker scored 24 points, and Georgia had big runs late in the first half and early in the second.

No. 19 Auburn 71, Kentucky 54

LEXINGTON, Ky. Auburn's Le'Coe Willingham had 14 points and 13 rebounds for her ninth double-double of the season.

No. 20 Michigan St. 72, Wisconsin 47

EAST LANSING, Mich. Kelli Roehrig had a season-high 19 points for Michigan State, and the Big Ten's best defense did the rest.

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