Noelle Quinn had 16 points and nine rebounds to help No. 23 UCLA beat USC 62-61 last night in the Pac-10 opener for both teams. The Bruins (7-3) never trailed in the game but survived...
LOS ANGELES — Noelle Quinn had 16 points and nine rebounds to help No. 23 UCLA beat USC 62-61 last night in the Pac-10 opener for both teams.
The Bruins (7-3) never trailed in the game but survived a pair of shot attempts by the Trojans (6-4) in the final seconds.
USC’s Jamie Funn made one of two free throws with 1:39 to play to cut the Bruins’ lead to one.
After UCLA’s Nikki Blue missed as the shot clock expired, USC pulled down the rebound and called time with 12 seconds left. The Trojans missed two shots under the basket, then got the ball back with 0.6 seconds to play, but Quinn tipped away the inbounds pass to seal the win.
Blue had 15 points and seven rebounds.
Camille Lenoir and Eshaya Murphy led USC with 13 points apiece.
At No. 4 Texas 83, Sam Houston State 33
Tiffany Jackson scored 13 points to lead Texas (7-2) over the Bearkats (2-7) for the Longhorns’ 41st consecutive win at home.
Jamie Carey added 12 points, five assists and four steals for Texas.
Adah Wells led Sam Houston State with eight points. The Longhorns scored 35 points off turnovers.
At No. 7 North Carolina 91, Lipscomb 45
Freshman Erlana Larkins matched her career high with 22 points and had 10 rebounds for her first collegiate double-double as the Tar Heels (10-1) routed the Bison (5-3).
Larkins, who made 11 of 16 shots from the field, also had six steals.
At No. 13 Texas Tech 83, Sacramento State 37
Cisti Greenwalt scored 19 points and Chesley Dabbs added 15 as the Raiders (8-2) had little trouble disposing of the Hornets (3-6).
Texas Tech limited Sacramento State to 17 points in the second half — including three baskets in the final 7:41.
No. 18 Iowa 59, at Wisconsin-Milwaukee 51
Johanna Solverson had 23 points, and the Hawkeyes (11-0) wiped out a five-point halftime deficit to defeat the Panthers (3-6).
Jamie Cavey added 18 points for Iowa, which shot 28.1 percent in the first half and 53.3 percent in the second.
At No. 20 Purdue 57, South Dakota State 50
Katie Gearlds scored 24 points and Erin Lawless added 17 and nine rebounds as the Boilermakers (7-3) had a difficult time putting away the Jackrabbits (9-4).
Gearlds scored eight of Purdue’s last 11 points.
No. 22 Kansas State 75, at Villanova 63
Kendra Wecker returned after missing three games with a sprained ankle and scored 25 points for Kansas State (7-2). Laurie Koehn added 16 points for the winners.
Liad Suez led Villanova (6-4) with 24 points.