- The Washington Times - Monday, November 24, 2008

From combined dispatches


NO. 4 UNC 80, NO. 2 OKLAHOMA 79: Jessica Breland scored a career-high 31 points - including two key buckets in the final two minutes - as the Tar Heels held off the Sooners on Sunday in the title game of the Women’s Preseason NIT in Norman, Okla.

After North Carolina’s Rashanda McCants missed the front end of a one-and-one free-throw chance with 7.2 seconds left, Oklahoma (3-1) had a chance to win on the final possession, but Danielle Robinson’s running 6-footer went over the rim as time expired.

North Carolina (5-0) has played in 13 games involving two top-five teams since the start of the 2005-06 season and raised its record to 7-6 in such matchups.

Courtney Paris had 20 points and 12 rebounds for Oklahoma, extending her NCAA-record streak of double-doubles to 96. Her twin sister, Ashley Paris, also had a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds.

NO. 8 STANFORD 81, NO. 3 RUTGERS 47: Jayne Appel had 19 points and 14 rebounds to help the Cardinal rout the visiting Scarlet Knights.

NO. 5 TENNESSEE 84, LOUISIANA TECH 59: Vicki Baugh, in only her second game back after knee surgery, scored 13 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to help the Volunteers (3-1) beat the Lady Techsters (2-1) in Knoxville, Tenn.

NO. 10 BAYLOR 83, RICE 58: Rachel Allison scored 16 points and pulled down 14 rebounds, leading the Bears to a victory over the Owls in Houston.

MICHIGAN 50, NO. 13 VANDERBILT 42: Jessica Minnfield scored 14 points for the Wolverines, who handed the Commodores their first loss of the season.

NO. 14 TEXAS 105, FURMAN 51: Kathleen Nash and Brittainey Raven each scored 22 points to lead the Longhorns to a win over the Dukes in Austin, Texas.

NO. 15 NOTRE DAME 102, BOSTON COLLEGE 54: Becca Bruszewski scored 18 points to lead six players in double figures, and the Fighting Irish shot 65 percent from the field to cruise to a win the host Eagles.

NO. 20 AUBURN 87, NO. 17 OHIO STATE 80: Sherell Hobbs scored six of her 23 points in overtime to lift the Tigers to a win over the Buckeyes in Auburn, Ala.

NO. 21 PURDUE 68, OAKLAND (MICH.) 40: Danielle Campbell had 13 points and nine rebounds, and the Boilermakers dispatched the Grizzlies in West Lafayette, Ind.

FLORIDA 72, NO. 22 FLORIDA STATE 57: Sha Brooks scored 24 points to lead the Gators to an upset of the Seminoles in Tallahassee, Fla.

NO. 24 TCU 89, HOUSTON 75: Helen Sverrisdottir scored 17 points and the Lady Frogs held off a late rally to beat the Bearkats in Fort Worth, Texas.


VIRGINIA TECH 69, GEORGE MASON 52: Lindsay Biggs scored 19 points as the Hokies (4-0) beat the Patriots at Patriot Center.

Sophomore Brittany Eley tied a career best with 15 points to lead George Mason (0-4). Eley was joined in double figures by senior Brittney Wilkins, who reached double-digits for the second straight game with 12 points.

Sophomore Brittany Poindexter fell two points short of a double-double as she pulled down 12 rebounds to go with her eight points, while classmate Eugenia Broadus led the team with four steals and three assists.

KENTUCKY 67, GEORGE WASHINGTON 48: Amani Franklin scored 16 points to lead the Wildcats past the Colonials in Lexington, Ky. Antelia Parrish scored 13 to pace GW.

N.C. STATE 73, AMERICAN 63: Tia Bell and Shayla Fields each had 18 as the Wolfpack (4-1) beat the Eagles (3-2) in the consolation game of the Subway Classic in Minneapolis.

CATHOLIC 72, NEUMANN 71: The Cardinals (4-1) overcame a 21-point deficit to beat the Knights (1-2) in the Marymount Marine Corps Tournament.

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