USF Pulls Away Late, Beats Iowa
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands - Shantia Grace scored 27 points, and a late run gave South Florida (5-1) an 82-79 win against Iowa (4-2) in the Paradise Jam on Friday evening. After Iowa's Wendy Ausdemore tied the game at 74, USF got three straight baskets from Brittany Denson, Jasmine Wynn and Porche Grant for an 80-74 advantage. While Iowa came back, cutting the lead to 82-79, a last-second 3-pointer by Kelly Krei didn't fall, giving the Bulls victory. NO. 3 CALIFORNIA 68, TEXAS TECH 54Ashley Walker scored 30 points to help No. 3 California (5-0) rout Texas Tech (4-2) at the Paradise Jam tournament. NO. 5 STANFORD 78, NO. 19 PURDUE 70, OT HONOLULU - Jayne Appel scored eight straight points in overtime to lift No. 5 Stanford (4-1) to victory over No. 19 Purdue (3-1) in the Waikiki Beach Marriott Classic. NO. 6 BAYLOR 62, VILLANOVA 57 Jessica Morrow scored 13 of her 17 points in the first half, and No. 6 Baylor (6-0) edged Villanova (2-3) in the Paradise Jam. NO. 8 TEXAS A&M 61, PENN ST. 57 MALIBU, Calif. - Takia Starks scored 20 points and Danielle Gant added 14, leading No. 8 Texas A&M (5-0) to victory over Penn State (3-2) in the first round of the Timeout 4 HIV/AIDS tournament. NO. 12 DUKE 59, W. KENTUCKY 56 BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Joy Cheek scored 12 points and No.12 Duke (4-1) held off Western Kentucky (3-2). NO. 16 VIRGINIA 65, UTAH 57 MILWAUKEE - Whitney Edwards scored 15 points to help No. 16 Virginia (4-1) defeat Utah (1-3) in the first game of the three-day WBCA Classic. FLORIDA 67, SO. ILLINOIS 56 FREEPORT, Bahamas - Junior Steffi Sorensen scored a career-high 14 points as Florida (5-1) beat Southern Illinois (2-1) in the first round of the Junkanoo Jam held at St. Georges High School in the Bahamas. TAMPA 57, DRURY 39 CANYON, Texas - Kym Taylor scored 18 points to lead the University of Tampa to an upset win over No.4 Drury (Mo.) at the West Texas A&M Thanksgiving Classic. The win was the biggest in program history, surpassing a win against seventh-ranked Rollins College in the 2006 Sunshine State Conference Tournament.
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