Originally created 02/20/00

Women's top 25



PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Freshman Alicia Ratay forced overtime with two late 3-pointers and hit two free throws with 22.7 seconds left in the extra period as No. 5 Notre Dame won its 19th straight game, 78-74 over No. 8 Rutgers on Saturday.

Ratay and center Ruth Riley scored 26 points apiece as Notre Dame (23-2, 14-0 Big East) extended the nation's longest winning streak in a game in which it blew an early 19-point lead, then rallied from a late seven-point deficit.

Shawnetta Stewart, who hit three straight 3-pointers during a 21-4 run that gave Rutgers (17-6, 9-4) a 61-54 lead with 3:57 to go, led the Scarlet Knights with 16 points.

No. 12 Texas Tech 86, No. 20 Oklahoma 81

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Keitha Dickerson scored 23 points as Texas Tech beat Oklahoma.

Plenette Pierson added 18 points for Texas Tech (21-3, 10-3 Big 12). LaNeishea Caufield led Oklahoma (20-6, 10-3) with 29.

No. 20 Tulane 87, Memphis 67

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Janell Burse had 34 points and 21 rebounds in Tulane's victory over Memphis.

Burse connected on 11-of-15 field goals and 12-of-16 free throws as the Green Wave (23-3, 12-3 Conference USA) won the conference's National Division title.

Melissa Abraham led Memphis (15-10, 9-5) with 19 points.

No. 24 UCLA 80, No. 15 Arizona 66

LOS ANGELES -- Michelle Greco scored 18 of her 22 points in the second half and had six steals as UCLA beat Arizona.

Greco shot 7-of-7 from the field and 8-of-8 from the foul line for UCLA (15-7, 9-3 Pac-10). Monika Crank led Arizona (20-5, 9-4), with 13 points.