Vols break UConn's hold
Published: Sunday, January 9, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 9, 2005 at 12:49 a.m.
HARTFORD, Conn. - UConn's Ann Strother missed two of three free throws with 3.9 seconds left, and 10th-ranked Tennessee escaped with a 68-67 victory over the 15th-ranked Huskies on Saturday.
The Lady Vols' win, before a crowd of 16,294 at the Hartford Civic Center, ended a four-year drought against UConn.
Freshman guard Sa'de Wiley-Gatewood converted a 3-point play with 15 seconds left for a 68-66 lead, and the Lady Vols (10-3) held on to end a six-game losing streak against their top rival.
A 60-percent free throw shooter, Strother made only the first after being fouled by Alexis Hornbuckle during a 3-point attempt. Hornbuckle scored 14 points for Tennessee, which rallied from a 12-point deficit. Wiley-Gatewood and Loree Moore finished with 12 apiece.
Freshman Charde Houston led UConn (8-4) with 19 points and Strother added 16. For the first time in the 10-year history of the rivalry, neither team was ranked higher than third nationally. UConn leads the series 13-7.
Augustus crashed into the basket support midway through the second half, and X-rays on her left elbow were negative. She had a deep bone bruise and will be evaluated again Monday, LSU officials said.
Scholanda Hoston scored 17 points and Temeka Johnson had 12 points and 11 assists for the Tigers (14-1, 1-0 SEC), who were coming off their first loss of the season.
LSU forced 16 Georgia turnovers, outrebounded the Bulldogs 51-30 and held them to 37-percent shooting.
Tasha Humphrey had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Georgia (12-4, 2-1), which ended its seven-game winning streak.
Young had eight points in a 3-minute span for a 58-all tie and made two free throws with 20 seconds left for Baylor (12-1, 2-0). Steffanie Blackmon added 19 points for the Bears, which held the Longhorns' top player Tiffany Jackson to nine points on 3-of-13 shooting and one field goal in the second half.
Nina Norman led Texas (8-4, 1-1) with 16 points, Jamie Carey had 14 and Heather Schreiber 11.
Baylor outscored Texas 40-20 in the paint and had 23 second-chance points.
Texas Tech (11-2, 2-0 Big 12) built a 20-point lead in the first 12 minutes and never trailed.
Brittany Dietz led Oklahoma State (5-7, 0-2) with nine points on 3-for-6 shooting from behind the arc.
Essence Carson had 16 points and Michelle Campbell added 15 for the 14th-ranked Scarlet Knights (10-2, 1-0), who led 35-20 at halftime and shot 52-percent overall.
Angela Clark had 16 points on 7-of-8 shooting for the Red Storm.
Rutgers led 43-24 early in the second half, and St. John's got no closer than 11.
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