Lady Tigers feast on Gamecocks

Posted: Monday, February 14, 2005

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Freshman Sylvia Fowles scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds to help No. 1 LSU shake off a slow start to beat South Carolina 66-36 on Sunday.

The Lady Tigers (23-1, 10-0 Southeastern Conference) won their 10th straight after scoring the first 24 points of the second half to turn a seven-point game at the break into a blowout.

South Carolina (6-18, 0-10 SEC) shot 31.3 percent (15-of-48) and had 28 turnovers.

Seimone Augustus scored LSU's first six points, but finished with just 13, seven below her season average. Scholanda Hoston had 11. LSU has beaten South Carolina eight straight times.

Stacy Booker led South Carolina with 15 points. No other Gamecock scored more than four points.

No. 2 Ohio St. 67, Iowa 60

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Jessica Davenport scored 21 points and converted a key three-point play late in the game that enabled Ohio State to hold off Iowa for its 13th straight victory.

Caity Matter added 18 points for the Buckeyes (24-2, 11-1 Big Ten) and hit a 3-pointer with just under 5 minutes left to break the game's final tie.

Iowa (16-7, 5-7) was led by Jamie Cavey, who had 22 points, 14 in the second half.

No. 3 Duke 60, No. 19 Maryland 49

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Monique Currie scored 14 points, and Duke beat Maryland before the largest crowd to watch an Atlantic Coast Conference women's basketball game.

Chante Black had 13 rebounds and eight points, and Wanisha Smith scored 13 for the Blue Devils (23-2, 9-1). It was Duke's 11th straight victory over Maryland and fifth consecutive overall.

No. 5 Tennessee 72, No. 21 Vanderbilt 63

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Shyra Ely scored 18 points, Shanna Zolman and Tye'sha Fluker each had 14 for Tennessee, which won its 59th straight at home against Southeastern Conference opponents.

No. 9 Michigan State 84, Wisconsin 60

MADISON, Wis. — Lindsay Bowen scored 18 points and Victoria Lucas-Perry had 17, leading Michigan State past Wisconsin.

No. 11 Rutgers 76, No. 10 Connecticut 62

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Chelsea Newton scored 19 points, and Rutgers ended a 12-game losing skid to Connecticut.

The 11th-ranked Scarlet Knights (18-5, 9-2 Big East) beat No. 10 UConn for just the second time in seven years.

No. 12 Minnesota 71, Purdue 49

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Shannon Schonrock hit all four of her 3-pointers to help Minnesota bounce back from a demoralizing loss and beat Purdue.

Oklahoma 77, No. 16 Kansas St. 61

NORMAN, Okla. — Dionnah Jackson scored 18 points and Laura Andrews added 15 — all in the second half — and Oklahoma got charged up by a shoving match before putting away Kansas State.

No. 15 DePaul 84, TCU 81, OT

CHICAGO — Jenni Dant scored 27 points, and DePaul beat Texas Christian in overtime.

No. 17 Texas 64 , No. 13 Texas Tech 43

AUSTIN, Texa — Tiffany Jackson got acupuncture before the game to soothe a sore left ankle, then scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Texas over Texas Tech.

Almost written out of the league race a month ago, the Longhorns (15-7, 8-3) find themselves in a four-way tie for second, one game behind Baylor.

No. 18 Georgia 88, Clemson 60

DULUTH, Ga. — Tasha Humphrey scored 25 points, and Cori Chambers added 22 to lead Georgia.

Humphrey, a freshman, also had 11 rebounds for her 11th double-double of the season, tops in the Southeastern Conference.

No. 20 Temple 70, Rhode Island 56

PHILADELPHIA — Cynthia Jordan scored 16 points, Kamesha Hairston and Jennifer Owens each added 12 to help Temple defeat Rhode Island.

No. 25 Penn St. 63, Illinois 56

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Jess Strom had 20 points, and Penn State rallied to beat Illinois.

Tanisha Wright added 19 points as the Lady Lions (16-8, 11-2 Big Ten) beat Illinois for the fifth straight time.

Illinois (13-10, 5-8) forward Erin Wigley had her first career double-double, scoring 14 points and grabbing a career-high 10 rebounds. Angelina Williams added 15 points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots.

Men's Top 25

No. 2 North Carolina 77, No. 19 Connecticut 70

HARTFORD, Conn. — Rashad McCants and Raymond Felton had big second halves Sunday to help No. 2 North Carolina bounce back from a tough loss with a 77-70 win over No. 19 Connecticut.

McCants had 11 of his 15 points in the second half for North Carolina, while Felton had 14 of his 16 points and seven of his 10 assists in the final 20 minutes.

Oregon St. 90, No. 11 Washington 73

CORVALLIS, Ore. — David Lucas scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half and finished with 10 rebounds to lead Oregon State.

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