Sooners slip past Purdue

Posted: Friday, December 12, 2003

NORMAN, Okla. Freshman Drew Lavender hit a leaning shot in the lane with 1.1 seconds to play to give No. 11 Oklahoma a 47-45 victory over No. 16 Purdue on Thursday night.

Lavender had 14 points and Kevin Bookout added 12 for the Sooners (6-0).

Purdue (6-1) nearly pulled out the win despite shooting 30 percent from the field.

Chris Booker's two free throws with 3:30 left gave Purdue its first lead of the second half, 42-41.

Bookout made it 45-44 after taking Lavender's tremendous wraparound pass from the baseline.

Purdue's David Teague hit one free throw with 11 seconds remaining to tie it, setting the stage for the 5-foot-7 Lavender's off-balance shot.

No. 14 Illinois 85, Maryland-Eastern Shore 43

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Roger Powell scored 19 points to lead the Illini to their 20th straight win at home.

Luther Head added 16 points for Illinois (5-2), which rebounded from Tuesday's 19-point loss to Providence in the Jimmy V Classic.

The Illini scored the game's first 16 points, six by James Augustine. The Hawks (0-2) missed their first 12 shots and their first points came on their 13th possession, a short jumper by Jason McKinnon 7:07 into the game.


No. 2 Tennessee 59, Rutgers 49

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Shyra Ely had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Shanna Zolman added 14 points, including four 3-pointers, for Tennessee Thursday night.

Trailing 38-32 with 12:47 remaining, Tennessee (4-0) used a 15-8 run to take a one-point lead.

No. 12 Louisiana Tech 78, Southern U. 29

RUSTON, La. Erica Smith-Taylor scored 14 points to lead five Tech players in double figures.

No. 19 TCU 62, Wis.-Green Bay 51

GREEN BAY, Wis. Sandora Irvin had 24 points, 18 rebounds and seven blocks to lead the Horned Frogs (6-0).

Natalie Yudt and Mary Kulenkamp each had 12 points for the Phoenix (5-2), who were within 28-27 at halftime despite shooting 24 percent (6-for-25).

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