Texas women tip-off season with big win

Posted: Monday, November 15, 2004

AUSTIN, Texas Tiffany Jackson scored 15 points after sitting out most of the first half and No. 2 Texas got a career game from senior Mercedes Williams in beating No. 21 Penn State 84-69 in the Tip-Off Classic on Sunday.

No. 3 LSU 71, No. 8 Baylor 70

AUSTIN, Texas Seimone Augustus scored a career-high 33 points, but No. 3 LSU needed a last-second deflection by 5-foot-3 Temeka Johnson to escape with a win in the Tip-Off Classic.

No. 6 Duke 82, South Florida 50

DURHAM, N.C. Freshman point guard Wanisha Smith scored 20 points in her first collegiate start and junior Mistie Williams had 10 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 6 Duke past South Florida in the second round of the Women's NIT.

No. 10 Ohio St. 76, Saint Joseph's 29

COLUMBUS, Ohio Jessica Davenport had 16 points and Brandie Hoskins made all five of her shots to help No. 10 Ohio State top Saint Joseph's in the second round of the Preseason WNIT.

No. 14 Minnesota 77, UNLV 69

SEATTLE Jamie Broback scored 28 points to help No. 14 Minnesota defeat UNLV at the WBCA Classic.

No. 10 Notre Dame 73, Nebraska 57

SOUTH BEND, Ind. Jacqueline Batteast scored 24 points and Teresa Borton added 13 points and 11 rebounds to lead Notre Dame over Nebraska in the second round of the Preseason WNIT.

The Irish will host No. 6 Duke (2-0) in a semifinal game Wednesday.

No. 24 Arizona 68, Rice 43

TUCSON, Ariz. Shawntinice Polk had 18 points and 16 rebounds to lead Arizona past Rice in the preseason WNIT, the Wildcats' 29th straight win at home.

Dee-Dee Wheeler added 12 points for Arizona (2-0), which will play Ohio State in the semifinals Wednesday.

Amber Cunningham led Rice (1-1) with nine points.

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