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Women: Maryland stuns No. 1 UNC in OT

Associated Press
Published February 10, 2006


CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Ashleigh Newman and Marissa Coleman helped sixth-ranked Maryland put a shocking end to No. 1 North Carolina's hopes of an unbeaten season.

Newman hit a long 3-pointer at the horn to force overtime, and Coleman scored five straight points to put the Terrapins ahead to stay in a 98-95 win Thursday night, ending North Carolina's 30-game home winning streak.

Crystal Langhorne scored 25 for the Terrapins (22-2, 9-1 ACC), who rallied from a 14-point deficit in the final 12 minutes of regulation to win at Carmichael Auditorium for the first time in a decade.

"Our program took a step forward tonight," coach Brenda Frese said.

Camille Little scored 24 to lead the Heels (22-1, 9-1), who were the nation's last unbeaten team in Division I - men or women.

With North Carolina leading 83-80 in the final seconds of regulation, Shay Doron missed a 3-pointer that North Carolina's Erlana Larkins appeared to rebound. But Larkins fell along the baseline and the ball bounced inbounds.

Newman raced to the ball several feet beyond the arc on the right side and hurled a shot that went in.

"You have to deal with what's dealt to you," North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell said. "If we had made some foul shots (13-for-27 at the line), we wouldn't even be talking about (a loss)."

The Heels missed three 3s in the final seconds to tie it, the last at the horn when leading scorer Ivory Latta drew contact from Doron. No foul was called.

"She pump-faked, my hands were up, all ball hit my hand," Doron said. "That was it."

Latta would not say if she thought she was fouled: "It's over with. I will let it go."

LSU wins first in Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Seimone Augustus scored 32 and third-ranked LSU became the first SEC team to win at Tennessee in nearly 10 years with a 72-69 victory.

Scholanda Hoston added 18 points and Sylvia Fowles had 10 points and 15 rebounds for the Tigers (21-1, 9-0), who moved closer to winning the SEC regular-season title for the second year in a row.

The fifth-ranked Vols (21-3, 7-2) had been 16-0 against LSU in Knoxville.

The Tigers are the third SEC team and eighth overall to win in Knoxville, joining Duke, Connecticut, Louisiana Tech, Georgia, Texas, Stanford and Auburn.

Trailing by three, Tennessee's Dominique Redding had a shot blocked in the final seconds. Augustus missed two free throws with 6.2 left, but Redding couldn't get off a shot as the game ended.

"Right now my thoughts aren't so much about ending the homecourt streak as just getting ready for Vanderbilt (on Sunday)," Tennessee coach Pat Summitt said.

FSU 79, MIAMI 54: Ganiyat Adeduntan and Holly Johnson scored 16 each and the visiting Seminoles (15-7, 6-3 ACC) remained in fourth place in the league. The Hurricanes (15-8, 5-5) trailed by at least 20 during the final 9:16.

UF 63, MISSISSIPPI ST. 48: Dalila Eshe had 21 points and 17 rebounds for the visiting Gators (18-5, 6-4 SEC). Florida led 39-30 at the half despite hitting just 34.7 percent from the floor.

NO. 10 PURDUE 76, IPFW 52: The host Boilermakers (19-3) struggled but allowed only one basket in the final 7:42 to defeat Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne.

NO. 14 STANFORD 81, UC SANTA BARBARA 47: Jillian Harmon had 17 points and a season-high 11 rebounds for the host Cardinal (17-5).

NO. 15 MICH. ST. 84, NO. 11 MINN. 61: Aisha Jefferson had a season-high 19 points, nine rebounds and five steals for the host Spartans (18-7, 8-4 Big Ten).

NO. 21 BC 57, GEORGIA TECH 55: Kindyll Dorsey hit a baseline jumper with 7.8 seconds left for the host Eagles (18-6, 5-4 ACC). The Yellow Jackets' Jill Ingram missed a 3-pointer as time ran out.

NO. 22 VANDERBILT 64, ARKANSAS 59: Liz Sherwood, the nation's leader in field-goal shooting, was 7-for-9 and scored 16 for the host Commodores (17-7, 6-4 SEC).

NO. 24 LA. TECH 75, NEVADA 34: Ty Moore had 18 points and a career-high 21 rebounds for the host Techsters (17-4, 9-1 Western Athletic Conference).

FREE-THROW STREAK ENDS: Northwestern College's Deb Remmerde's streak of 133 straight free throws, longest in organized basketball history, ended Wednesday. Remmerde missed for the first time in 23 games during a 95-66 win over Dakota Wesleyan in an NAIA game at Des Moines, Iowa. She broke the record for consecutive free throws at all levels of basketball last week when she hit her 127th straight.