Originally created 11/27/05

Women's basketball roundup



NO. 1 DUKE 110, ARKANSAS STATE 56

In Durham, N.C., Lindsey Harding and reserve Laura Kurz each scored 19 points to lead Duke to a win over Arkansas State in the semifinals of the Duke Women's Classic.

Mistie Williams and Carrem Gay each added 14 points, and Chante Black scored 10 for Duke (4-0).

The Blue Devils will face Auburn in the title game this afternoon after the Tigers beat George Mason 71-36 in the other semifinal.

NO. 3 LOUISIANA STATE 74, TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI 45

In Coconut Grove, Fla., Seimone Augustus had 19 points, and Sylvia Fowles added 12 as LSU easily defeated Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to win the Miami Thanksgiving Classic.

Augustus, who reached double figures for the 66th consecutive game, moved within eight points of 2,000 for her collegiate career.

NO. 4 OHIO STATE 94, NICHOLLS STATE 35

In Columbus, Ohio, Jessica Davenport scored 18 points and Star Allen added 17 to lead Ohio State to a win over Nicholls State in the first round of the Buckeye Classic.

The Buckeyes led 43-7 at the break, limiting the Colonels to 2-for-23 shooting in the opening half.

Candace Dark added 12 points, Debbie Merrill scored 11 and Davenport had 10 rebounds for the Buckeyes, who shot 64.9 percent for the game and scored 30 points off of 18 turnovers.

NO. 5 BAYLOR 75, CALIFORNIA 58

In Cancun, Mexico, Sophia Young had 12 points and 15 rebounds and Baylor extended the nation's longest winning streak to 25 games with a victory over California in the Caribbean Classic.

Angela Tisdale added 16 points for the defending national champions, who haven't lost since being defeated by Texas on the road on Jan. 22.

NO. 7 NORTH CAROLINA 77, TEXAS CHRISTIAN 54

In Cancun, Mexico, Ivory Latta had 18 points to lead North Carolina over Texas Christian in the Caribbean Classic.

North Carolina used a 17-0 run to take a 20-5 lead. The Tar Heels shot 60 percent from the field in the first half and 53.7 percent overall.

NO. 9 MICHIGAN STATE 60, GONZAGA 45

In Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands, Victoria Lucas-Perry had 15 points and eight rebounds to lead Michigan State to a victory over Gonzaga in the Paradise Jam tournament.

Liz Shimek added 13 points for the Spartans.

Stephanie Hawk led Gonzaga with 18 points and eight rebounds.

NO. 12 MINNESOTA 69, VIRGINIA 64

In Charlotte, Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands, Liz Podominick had 18 points and eight rebounds and Minnesota rallied to beat Virginia to win the Paradise Jam tournament.

Tournament MVP Jamie Broback added 14 points and eight rebounds for the Golden Gophers, who won the four-team, round-robin tournament.

NO. 18 TEXAS 59, GEORGE WASHINGTON 54

In Freeport, Bahamas, freshman Erika Arriaran scored 15 points and Tiffany Jackson added 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead Texas to a victory over George Washington and a share of the Junkanoo Jam championship.

Arriaran, the centerpiece of coach Jody Conradt's largest-ever recruiting class, tied the game at 36-36 with two free throws and then added consecutive 3-pointers that gave the Longhorns the lead for good at 46-43 with less than five minutes left.

NO. 20 VANDERBILT 72, COLGATE 33

In Nashville, Tenn., Carla Thomas scored a season-high 24 points as Vanderbilt defeated Colgate to win its own tournament for the 15th consecutive year.

Vanderbilt rallied from a 7-4 deficit less than three minutes into the contest by going on a 29-0 run, capped by a Cherish Stringfield basket with 4:17 left in the first half.