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© St. Petersburg Times, published February 11, 2001


Rutgers makes fast, easy work of Providence

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- A 24-2 run to start the game helped No. 12 Rutgers cruise to a 97-68 victory over Providence on Saturday.

The Scarlet Knights, who needed overtime to beat the Friars the last time they met, forced nine turnovers in the first four minutes.

Karlita Washington led Rutgers with a career-high 25 points, 20 in the first half when the team shot 24-for-32 from the floor to build a 55-30 lead.

Tammy Sutton-Brown scored 20 and Tasha Pointer added 17 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists for Rutgers. It was Pointer's third triple double of the season.

Kristin Quinn had 16 points for the Friars.

NO. 8 LA. TECH 67, W. KY. 52: Takeisha Lewis had 20 points and 11 rebounds as the visiting Techsters won their 47th consecutive regular-season Sun Belt Conference game. Amber Obaze scored 15, Ayana Walker 13 and Essence Perry 11 for Louisiana Tech, which had at least four players in double figures for the seventh consecutive game.

NO. 9 IOWA ST. 81, KANSAS ST. 52: Angie Welle and Megan Taylor had 20 points each, Lindsey Wilson added 18 and the host Cyclones put the game away early with a 25-0 run. Aside from five turnovers, Iowa State (20-2) was nearly perfect in a 48-point first half. It shot 57 percent for the game in reaching 20 victories faster than any team in school history.

NO. 10 OKLAHOMA 76, OKLA. ST. 47: Caton Hill had 22 points and 19 rebounds as the visiting Sooners won their 10th straight. LaNeishea Caufield had 20 points and Stacey Dales 18 points and 10 rebounds for Oklahoma, which shot 80.1 percent (21-for-26) in the second half.

NO. 21 TEXAS 63, NO. 11 TEXAS TECH 57: JoRuth Woods and Kenya Larkin had 15 points each as the Longhorns halted the Raiders' home winning streak at 41. Amber Tarr hit a three-pointer for Texas Tech, sparking an 11-5 run that rallied the Raiders to within 59-57 with one minute left. But Tarr missed a three-pointer in the final minute and Tech was forced to foul. Texas hit 4 of 6 free throws to secure the win.

NO. 17 UTAH 74, UNLV 43: Lauren Beckman had 19 points and a career-high 14 rebounds as the host Utes clinched their seventh consecutive 20-win season with their ninth win in a row. The Rebels trailed 39-16 at halftime and failed to capitalize on Utah's poor shooting at the start of the second half. Kristina Anderson's three-pointer ended Utah's scoring drought with 11:26 left and ignited a 19-4 run that gave the Utes a 62-29 lead with 6:50 left.

NO. 19 COLORADO 81, NEBRASKA 65: Sabrina Scott had 16 points and 10 rebounds as the Buffaloes ended a three-game losing streak at Lincoln dating to 1997. The Cornhuskers have lost a school-record five home games in a row.

WASH. ST. 93, NO. 22 ARIZONA 86: Yvonne Volkman had 22 points and 11 rebounds as the host Cougars avenged a 97-58 loss in Tucson on Jan. 12. After trailing by as many as 10 points, Arizona rallied to tie the score at 82 with 3:37 remaining. Volkman hit a three-pointer on the next possession and converted three free throws down the stretch to seal the win.

WASHINGTON 79, NO. 23 ARIZONA ST. 60: Megan Franza had 21 points as the host Huskies swept the season series and tied the Sun Devils for first in the Pac-10. Washington has won five of its past six games. Arizona State lost for the first time since Jan. 11.

State

SETON HALL 69, MIAMI 61: The host Pirates broke a tie at 17 with a 9-1 run to take the lead for good and snap a seven-game losing streak against the Hurricanes.

BARRY 72, TAMPA 69: Diane Lewis had 25 points and Jaida Williams 14 rebounds as the visiting Buccaneers completed a season sweep.

ROLLINS 71, SAINT LEO 69: Candace Hensley hit a turnaround jumper with 2.8 seconds left to lift the host Tars.

LYNN 69, ECKERD 49: Kerri Rulison had 21 points to lead the visiting Knights.

JU 64, UCF 57: Kat Sungy had 18 points on 9-for-12 shooting to lead three players in double figures, and the visiting Dolphins forced 29 turnovers.

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