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Longhorns upset Volunteers with late 3-pointer

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December 22, 2002


AUSTIN, Texas -- Freshman Nina Norman made a 3-pointer with one second left to give No.22 Texas a 63-62 upset of No.4 Tennessee on Saturday.

The win tightened the race to 800 victories between the Longhorns Jody Conradt and Volunteers' Pat Summitt.

Norman's 3-pointer gave Texas a 63-60 lead, but the Longhorns received a technical foul when they ran onto the court to celebrate, believing time had expired.

Tennessee cut it to one on Kara Lawson's two free throws, but the Vols couldn't get a shot off as time expired.

Summitt and Conradt rank 1-2 in wins with 796 and 794 victories, respectively.

NO. 1 DUKE 90, TULSA 36: Alana Beard had 25 points and 10 rebounds for the visiting Blue Devils, who handed the Golden Hurricane its worst loss. Duke forced Tulsa into turnovers on its first eight possessions to lead 11-0.

NO.2 LSU 91, SW TEXAS 40: Temeka Johnson scored all 15 of her points in the first as the host Tigers remained undefeated at 9-0. LSU scored 61 in the first on 69 percent shooting and is off to its best start since 1996-97.

NO.5 STANFORD 69, BOSTON U. 55: Chelsea Trotter scored 16 to lead a balanced attack for the visiting Cardinal. Stanford broke it open midway through the second. The Terriers cut the lead to 45-36 with 11:48 left, but Stanford responded with a 16-3 run.

NO.6 PURDUE 70, NO.19 BC 54: Shereka Wright scored a season-high 27 and Erika Valek had 15 and nine rebounds for the host Boilermakers. Purdue led by five midway through the second before a 15-0 run put the game away.

NO.9 TEXAS TECH 67, HAWAII 40: Plenette Pierson scored 16 and Erin Grant added 14 as the Red Raiders won the Paradise Classic championship game in Honolulu. Texas Tech shot 44 percent and held Hawaii to 22 percent.

NO.12 NOTRE DAME 82, IPFW 54: Courtney LaVere and Alicia Ratay scored 20 as the host Irish dominated inside. Notre Dame allowed eight points in the paint, blocked eight shots and outrebounded the Mastodons 46-33.

SMU 71, NO.15 OKLAHOMA 68: Andrea Cossey made the winning 3-pointer with nine seconds left. The loss snapped the Sooners' 25-game home win streak dating to Jan.6, 2001. Dionnah Jackson made a turnaround jumper to tie it and was fouled with 30 seconds left, but she missed the free throws.

NO.17 LA. TECH 67, N. MEXICO 54: Trina Frierson scored 17 and Cheryl Ford had 18 rebounds to lead the visiting Techsters. Louisiana Tech trailed 36-33 a minute into the second and used a 13-1 run to take a 46-37 lead.

ALABAMA 70, NO.24 BYU 59: Beth Vice scored 15 and led the Crimson Tide's 3-point shooting in the first in Albuquerque, N.M. Alabama was 7-of-8 from 3-point range and had a 43-29 halftime lead.

NO.25 WIS.-GREEN BAY 80, FAIRFIELD 52: Chandra Johnson scored 20 and Elizabeth Dudley 16 for the host Phoenix. Wisconsin-Green Bay coach Kevin Borseth substituted freely after his team shot 75 percent from the floor on its way to a 52-21 halftime lead.

FSU rally falls short

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Despite cutting a 19-point second-half lead to six, Florida State lost 79-69 to Northern Arizona. The Lumberjacks scored 12 of the first 16 of the second half to take a 59-40 lead. FSU, led by Tasheika Morris' 21 points, went on a 17-5 run to pull within 67-61 with 5:43 left, but Northern Arizona converted its free throws down the stretch.

INDIANA 67, USF 60: The host Hoosiers used a 19-8 second-half run to take the lead and held on.

MIAMI 85, E. MICH. 66: Tamara James scored 24 and had eight rebounds for the host Hurricanes. Miami outscored the Eagles 57-33 in the second.

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