WOMEN'S TOP 25

No. 4 Vols easily down S. Carolina


Published: Friday, January 24, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 24, 2003 at 12:27 a.m.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Gwen Jackson scored 18 points and reserve Shanna Zolman added 13 as No. 4 Tennessee beat No. 15 South Carolina 97-78 Thursday night.

The Lady Vols (15-3, 4-0 SEC), who beat South Carolina for the 27th straight time, capitalized on the Gamecocks' 24 turnovers to win their 42nd straight home game against a conference opponent.

Jocelyn Penn, who came in averaging a league-high 27.1 points, led South Carolina (14-4, 2-3) with 26. Cristina Ciocan added 23 points and Petra Ujhelyi had 12.

NO. 1 DUKE 101, MARYLAND 52: IN Durham, N.C., Iciss Tillis scored 19 points to lead six Duke players in double figures as the top-ranked Blue Devils beat Maryland.

NO. 18 VANDERBILT 76, NO. 8 ARKANSAS 59: In Nashville, Jenni Benningfield scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for her seventh double-double of the season as No. 18 Vanderbilt defeated No. 8 Arkansas.

NO. 9 NORTH CAROLINA 79, W. MICHIGAN 76: In Kalamazoo, Mich., Coretta Brown scored 26 points as ninth-ranked North Carolina rallied from 15 down and defeated Western Michigan.

NO. 11 LOUISIANA TECH 75, TULSA 62: In Ruston, La., Erica Smith scored 23 points and No. 11 Louisiana Tech extended its winning streak to 11 games with a victory over Tulsa.

NO. 12 PURDUE 83, IOWA 64: In West Lafayette, Ind., Erika Valek scored a career-high 26 points, and reserve Missy Taylor broke the game open with two straight 3s as 12th-ranked Purdue beat Iowa.

NO. 20 VILLANOVA 73, NO. 13 PENN STATE 66, OT: In Villanova, Pa., Courtney Mix scored 18 points, and No. 20 Villanova came back from a nine-point deficit late in regulation to beat No. 13 Penn State in overtime.

NO. 16 WISCONSIN-GREEN BAY 75, BUTLER 36: In Indianapolis, Chandra Johnson scored her team's first nine points and finished with 16 as No. 16 Wisconsin-Green Bay defeated Butler to win its 10th straight game.

NO. 24 GEORGIA 77, ALABAMA 47: In Tuscaloosa, Ala., Alexis Kendrick scored 20 points and Kara Braxton added 18 as No. 24 Georgia defeated Alabama for the Lady Dogs' seventh straight win.

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