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Nittany Lions hand Gophers their first loss

By Times wires and staff reports
© St. Petersburg Times
published January 7, 2003

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Kelly Mazzante scored 17 of her 22 in the first half as No. 17 Penn State upset No. 9 Minnesota 83-53 Monday night.

With the score tied at 17, the Nittany Lions went on a 10-0 run, taking a 27-17 lead with 4:20 left in the half.

Mazzante hit a 3-pointer during the run and scored nine more in the last 6:15 of the half.

It was the first loss of the season for the Golden Gophers, whose ranking was the highest in program history. Minnesota's points were 14 fewer than their season low of 67 at Providence.

Penn State opened the second half with a 19-5 run, taking a 61-28 lead on Jess Strom's fastbreak layup.

NO. 1 DUKE 69, CLEMSON 53: Alana Beard scored 16 of her game-high 26 in the second half to lead the host Blue Devils in their Atlantic Coast Conference opener.

MICH. ST. 67, NO. 7 PURDUE 62: Lindsay Bowen hit a 3-pointer with 24.5 seconds left and had 21 points as the host Spartans rallied for the upset.

NO. 11 ARKANSAS 75, LA.-LAFAYETTE 57: Shameka Christon scored a season-high 28 as the host Razorbacks pulled away.

NO. 14 VANDY 78, DUQUESNE 56: Jenni Benningfield had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Chantelle Anderson added 20 points on 10-of-11 shooting for the visiting Commodores.

NO. 14 MISS. ST. 72, UAB 50: Tan White and Renae Jones scored 15 each as the host Bulldogs avenged last season's 20-point loss.

FSU: Freshman guard Ganiyat Adeduntan, who averaged 13.3 points and 2.7 rebounds in three games off the bench, was named ACC rookie of the week for the second time.

-- Times staff writer Brian Landman contributed to this report.

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