No. 3 Texas women take out No. 2 Duke

Posted: Monday, November 17, 2003

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Nina Norman and Tiffany Jackson scored 15 points apiece Sunday to lead No. 3 Texas to an 85-77 win over the second-ranked Duke Blue Devils in the Women's Tip-Off Classic.

Heather Schreiber added 15 for the Longhorns (1-0), but fouled out with 8:35 to play.

Jackson also had eight rebounds while Norman chipped in six rebounds and four assists.

The opening game for both teams was plagued by fouls and turnovers, Iciss Tillis led Duke with 18 points and 12 rebounds, but she fouled out of the game with 1:35 to play.

No. 7 Purdue 79, No. 5 Kansas St. 69

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Shereka Wright had 16 points and six rebounds to lead Purdue past No. 5 Kansas State in the Women's Tip-Off Classic.

Erika Valek added in 16 points and seven assists, and Beth Jones had 12 points on 4-of-4 shooting from 3-point range for Purdue. Laurie Koehn scored 22 points, including four three-point baskets,, to lead the Wildcats.

Jones' fourth 3-pointer gave Purdue a 58-49 lead midway through the second half of the season opener for both teams.

Oregon 76, No. 9 LSU 67

EUGENE, Ore. Cathrine Kraayeveld had 26 points and Andrea Bills 21 to lead Oregon in the championship game of the Women's Sports Foundation Classic.

The win was the first for the Ducks (2-0) against a top-10 team in three years.

Seimone Augustus led LSU (1-1) with 22 points.

No. 10 Texas Tech 88, Western Kentucky 47

LUBBOCK, Texas Jia Perkins scored 18 points, and No. 10 Texas Tech cruised to victory in a Women's Preseason NIT quarterfinal game.

Jametra Clark scored 15 points, LaToya Davis had 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Alesha Robertson added 10 points for Tech, which moved to 2-0 with the victory.

Camryn Whitaker led the Lady Toppers (1-1) with 11 points, and Carla Bartee finished with 10. Perkins scored Tech's first eight points.

The Lady Raiders held Western Kentucky without a field goal for the first 7:03 of the game, and cruised to an easy win from that point on.

No. 16 Rutgers 65, Mississippi 50

PISCATAWAY, N.J. Cappie Pondexter had 21 points and eight assists to lead Rutgers to in the quarterfinals of the Women's Preseason NIT.

Michelle Campbell added 10 points and eight rebounds for the Scarlet Knights (2-0).

Genice Terry had 11 points to lead Mississippi (1-1).

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