Arkansas snaps LSU's 15-game streak

Published: Monday, January 20, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 20, 2003 at 12:14 a.m.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.- Shameka Christon scored 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting and No. 10 Arkansas ended No. 2 Louisiana State's 15-game winning streak Sunday.

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Arkansas' Shameka Christon (20) and Louisiana State's Aiysha Smith (31) reach for a rebound during the first half at Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Ark., Sunday. Arkansas defeated LSU, 82-72.

AP Photo/April L. Brown

Arkansas (16-2, 3-0 SEC), which had never defeated a team ranked higher than sixth, stymied LSU after switching to a 2-3 zone late in the first half and took control with a 12-0 run in each half.

  • GEORGIA 67, NO. 14 SOUTH CAROLINA 59: In Columbia, Christi Thomas scored 19 points and had 14 rebounds as Georgia defeated No. 14 South Carolina for its sixth straight victory.

    Freshman Alexis Kendrick had a 3-pointer and two foul shots in the in final 1:17 to seal the win.

  • NO. 15 MISSISSIPPI STATE 69, OLE MISS 60: In Oxford, LaToya Thomas scored 30 points and broke the school career rebounding record to lead No. 15 Mississippi State past Mississippi.

    Thomas had nine rebounds, giving her 943 to surpass the old mark of 936 set by Sharon Thompson.

  • NO. 17 VANDERBILT 84, KENTUCKY 50: In Nashville, Jenni Benningfield scored a career-high 24 points as No. 17 Vanderbilt beat Kentucky.

    Vanderbilt (11-5, 1-2 SEC) trailed 30-28 with 3:43 remaining in the first half before Benningfield scored on a layup to tie the game, keying an 11-0 run to close the period.

  • AUBURN 65, ALABAMA 61: In Auburn, Natasha Brackett scored a career-high 30 points, including two insurance points on free throws with nine seconds left, helping Auburn to a win over rival Alabama.

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