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Archive for Friday, December 7, 2001

Top 25 Women’s Roundup: Top-ranked UConn cruises, 97-54

December 7, 2001

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— Sue Bird apparently got what she was looking for Thursday night.

Bird matched her career high with 25 points to lead top-ranked Connecticut to a 97-54 victory over Holy Cross in the Hartford Civic Center.

"I'm not happy with the way I was playing in the last week," Bird said. "I was just looking to turn it around tonight."

Bird was 5-of-7 from three-point range.

No. 7 Purdue 70, Notre Dame 57

West Lafayette, Ind. Mary Jo Noon scored a career-high 21 points and had 13 rebounds, Shereka Wright scored 17 and Kelly Komara added 15 as Purdue beat Notre Dame.

No. 11 Duke 107, Virginia 73

Charlottesville, Va. Alana Beard scored 23 points to help Duke beat Virginia. Duke (6-2) scored the first basket and never looked back. The Blue Devils went on a 19-0 run and pushed their lead to 56-27 by halftime. Virginia (5-3) yielded its most points ever in a home game.

No. 17 Texas 71, New Mexico 58

Austin, Texas Tracy Cook scored a season-high 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead UT over New Mexico. Annissa Hastings had 10 rebounds to help seal the win for Texas (6-0). Melissa Forest led New Mexico (5-3) with 13 points and nine rebounds.

No. 20 Florida 88, Lamar 45

Beaumont, Texas Brandi McCain scored 26 points, including six three-pointers, to lead Florida. Shandy Carter, who played with McCain at Silsbee High School, scored 14 points for the Cardinals (2-4). Eva Christian also had 14. Vanessa Hayden led Florida (5-3) with 15 rebounds.

No. 25 Old Dominion 84, No. 22 Penn State 80, OT

Norfolk, Va. Lucienne Berthieu scored seven of her 16 points in overtime as Old Dominion defeated Penn State. Hamchetou Maiga added 16 points and 10 rebounds for Old Dominion (3-3). Kelly Mazzante scored 37 points to lead Penn State (4-2).

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