No. 10 Blue Devils upset Tennessee

Posted: Friday, December 03, 2004

 

  Duke's Monique Curry (25) drives and hits the game winning basket as she's defended by Tennessee's Shyra Ely (43) and Alexis Hornbuckle, right, late in the second half Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004 in Knoxville, Tenn. Curry scored 20 points in the 59-57 win. AP Photo/Wade Payne

Duke's Monique Curry (25) drives and hits the game winning basket as she's defended by Tennessee's Shyra Ely (43) and Alexis Hornbuckle, right, late in the second half Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004 in Knoxville, Tenn. Curry scored 20 points in the 59-57 win.

AP Photo/Wade Payne

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Monique Currie scored 20 points and No. 10 Duke upset fourth-ranked Tennessee 59-57 on Thursday night, becoming only the seventh team in 17 years to beat the Lady Vols in Thompson-Boling Arena.

The Lady Vols (4-2) have lost only 14 times at home since the arena opened in 1987, the most recent coming a year ago to Connecticut.

Tennessee shot 28 percent (21-of-75) and was outrebounded 53-42.

No. 15 Michigan St. 82, No. 3 Notre Dame 73

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Lindsay Bowen scored 23 points to help snap Notre Dame's 25-game home winning streak.

Teresa Borton tied the game at 73 with 2:11 left at overtime, but the Spartans finished on a 9-0 run. Rene Haynes drove inside, Bowen hit a 15-foot jumper, Kelli Roehrig made a pair of free throws and Bowen added free throws in the final seconds.

No. 2 North Carolina 96, Tennessee-Martin 36

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — La'Tangela Atkinson scored 13 points and was perfect from the floor and LaToya Pringle had 16 points to lead North Carolina (7-0) to its best start since opening with the same record in 1996-97.

No. 18 Minnesota 86, Detroit Mercy 34

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota allowed the fewest points and posted the largest margin of victory since the school entered the NCAA in 1981-82 in a rout of Detroit Mercy. Janel McCarville had 19 points and nine rebounds to lead Minnesota.

No. 21 Louisiana Tech 73, W. Kentucky 60

RUSTON, La. — Shan Moore had a career-high 20 points to lead Louisiana Tech.

No. 23 Texas Christian 85, Southern Methodist 65

FORT WORTH, Texas — Sandora Irvin scored 24 points and Natasha Lacy had 18 to lead Texas Christian.

No. 12 Texas Tech 69, Arkansas-Little Rock 29

LUBBOCK, Texas — Cisti Greenwalt and Alesha Robertson scored 14 points each, leading Texas Tech to a rout of Arkansas-Little Rock.

No. 25 UCLA 74, Pepperdine 61

MALIBU, Calif. — Lindsey Pluimer scored 22 points and Noelle Quinn added 20 for UCLA.

Pluimer had 13 points in the second half, when the Bruins (4-1) built on a 29-27 lead they held at the break.

Men

No. 15 Mississippi St. 66, South Alabama 52

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Lawrence Roberts had 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead No. 15 Mississippi State over South Alabama.

Shane Power added 16 points for the Bulldogs (6-1), who took control by opening the second half with a 16-4 run. Mississippi State shook off an eight-day layoff and won its third straight since losing to Syracuse two weeks ago.

Mario Jointer led South Alabama (2-3) with 15 points.

Roberts, a preseason All-American and last season's Southeastern Conference player of the year, scored 14 of his points in the second half. The game was a good tuneup for the Bulldogs, who play No. 21 Arizona in the Wooden Classic in Anaheim, Calif., on Sunday.

South Alabama, which trailed by 16 with 6:23 remaining, got no closer than nine the rest of the way and had just two points in the final 3:58.

The Jaguars — who entered making nearly half of their field-goal attempts — were held to 33 percent (20-of-59) shooting for the game and just 27 percent in the second half.

Mississippi State improved to 9-0 all-time against South Alabama, and 39-3 in non-conference home games under coach Rick Stansbury.

The Bulldogs started slowly for the second straight game, falling behind by six early in the first half — just as they did against Missouri-Kansas City.

But Mississippi State scored 14 straight points over a span of 6 minutes, 11 seconds to take a 22-14 lead.

Mississippi State transfer Stephen Cowherd's basket gave South Alabama its final lead at 29-28 with 1:07 in the half. Ontario Harper's layup 8 seconds later gave the Bulldogs the lead for good.

Mississippi State led 33-29 at halftime.



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