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No. 23 Purdue nips Iowa 74-73 on Moses free throws

2014-02-16T18:00:00Z 2014-02-16T20:48:33Z No. 23 Purdue nips Iowa 74-73 on Moses free throws Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
February 16, 2014 6:00 pm  • 

Courtney Moses scored 25 points, including the game-winning free throws with seven seconds left as No. 23 Purdue defeated Iowa 74-73 on Sunday.

Moses had the last seven points for the Boilermakers (18-7, 8-5 Big Ten). Her 3-pointer broke a 70-70 tie at the 1:57 mark. After Samantha Logic made two free throws and then the go-ahead bucket for the Hawkeyes (20-7, 8-5) at 38 seconds, Moses knocked down a jumper 8 seconds later.

Logic, who had her third triple-double of the year with 18 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, scored again at 19 seconds but her foul set up Moses' heroics.

Liza Clemons added 11 points for Purdue and Whitney Bays and Dee Williams had 10 each. Bays also had 10 rebounds.

Theairra Taylor led Iowa, which had a 44-28 lead at the half, with 19 points, Bethany Doolittle had 15 and Ally Disterhoft 10.

No. 21 Nebraska 76, Indiana 61: Jordan Hooper scored 31 points to fuel a late charge for No. 21 Nebraska after veteran coach Connie Yori collapsed, and the Huskers rolled to a win over Indiana.

Hooper, who hit six 3s to set the Nebraska career record (270), tied the game midway through the second half when Yori fainted due to reported flu-like symptoms. She was tended to on court but walked off under her own power and went to the training room. She was later evaluated at a Lincoln hospital.

Nebraska (19-5, 9-3 Big Ten) closed the game with a 30-11 run, putting a clamp on the long-range shooting of the Hoosiers (17-8, 4-8). Indiana had 10 3's but none after taking a 50-46 lead at the 13:57 mark.

No. 1 Connecticut 63, South Florida 38: Bria Hartley scored 18 points and Breanna Stewart and Stefanie Dolson each had 15 to help UConn remain unbeaten.

The Huskies (26-0, 13-0 American Athletic Conference) also got 12 points, eight rebounds and eight assists from 5-foot-7 guard Moriah Jefferson while holding USF (13-11, 8-5) to 26 percent shooting.

No. 4 Louisville 82, Memphis 66: Emmonnie Henderson scored a career-best 19 points, Shoni Schimmel added 18, and Louisville beat Memphis.

Henderson was 9 of 14 from the field, and Louisville (25-2, 13-1 American Athletic Conference) shot 54 percent overall.

No. 5 South Carolina 73, No. 19 LSU 57: Tiffany Mitchell and Aleighsa Welch each scored 19 points to help South Carolina stay on top of the SEC with a win over LSU.

The victory was the first for South Carolina (23-2, 11-1 SEC) in Baton Rouge since Jan. 15, 1994. The Gamecocks had lost 12 of the 13 meetings at LSU. It also was the fifth conference road win for South Carolina matching the school record set last season.

No. 6 Stanford 74, Arizona 48: Bonnie Samuelson knocked down five 3-pointers on the way to 17 points all scored in the first half, and Stanford beat Arizona to move closer to a 14th straight conference regular-season crown.

Chiney Ogwumike scored 11 of her 15 points during a decisive run late in the first half that put the game away for the Cardinal (24-2, 12-2 Pac-12), who clinched a bye into the quarterfinals of next month's conference tournament in Seattle. They earned their 24th consecutive victory against the short-handed Wildcats.

No. 7 Baylor 72, Texas 56: Odyssey Sims scored 34 points, pushing Baylor to a win over Texas, the Lady Bears' eighth consecutive victory that keeps them firmly in first place in the Big 12.

Sims, the national scoring leader, shook off a poor shooting start, and Baylor (22-3, 12-1) held Texas to just one field goal over the first 11 minutes of the second half as the Lady Bears pulled away.

No. 18 Kentucky 75, No. 8 Tennessee 71: Jennifer O'Neill scored 24 points and sparked a comeback as Kentucky rallied for a 75-71 victory over Tennessee, earning the Wildcats' first win in Knoxville since 1985.

O'Neill had Kentucky's first six points during a 7-0 run that gave the Wildcats a 73-69 lead in the closing minutes.

Kentucky (19-6, 7-5 SEC) had lost to Tennessee (20-5, 9-3) in its last 16 trips to Knoxville since a 76-72 overtime victory on Jan. 23, 1985, at Stokely Athletics Center. Kentucky had never beaten Tennessee in Thompson-Boling Arena, the Lady Vols' home since 1987-88.

No. 17 North Carolina 89, No. 10 N.C. State 82: Freshman Diamond DeShields scored 27 of her season-high 38 points after halftime to help North Carolina beat North Carolina State.

Fellow rookie Allisha Gray scored 15 of her 18 points after halftime in her own big performance for the Tar Heels (20-6, 8-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who beat a top-10 opponent on the road for the second time this week. UNC earned its first win at No. 3 Duke in six years Monday, with DeShields scoring 30 in that one.

No. 11 Penn State 78, Wisconsin 68: Maggie Lucas, the top free throw shooter in the nation, shot Penn State into the lead from the line with less than 4 minutes to play, sparking the Nittany Lions on a 20-9 run to close out Wisconsin.

Now 148 for 153 from the line this season, Lucas was 8-for-8 in the game and fueled the closing run with four free throws and a field goal. She finished with 25 points to lead Penn State.

No. 12 Oklahoma State 73, Oklahoma 57: Liz Donohoe had 15 points and 11 rebounds to help Oklahoma State defeat Oklahoma.

Kendra Suttles scored 13 points and Tiffany Bias had 12 points, eight rebounds, six assists and four steals for the Cowgirls (20-4, 9-4 Big 12), who avenged an 81-74 loss in Norman on Feb. 1. Oklahoma State won the rebounding battle 48-31 and held the Sooners to 33 percent shooting. The Cowgirls, who had lost two of three, never trailed.

No. 13 West Virginia 61, TCU 57: Asya Busie scored 16 points, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked three shots as West Virginia held off Texas Christian.

With the Horned Frogs trailing by three points with 29 seconds remaining, Busie grabbed a clutch defensive rebound and, after drawing the foul, added a pair of free throws to make it 60-55. TCU's Donielle Breaux missed a 3-point attempt and the Mountaineers' Jess Harlee pulled down the defensive rebound and hit the second of two free throws to seal the victory.

No. 14 Texas A&M 71, Alabama 46: Karla Gilbert scored 15 points on 6-for-10 shooting to lead Texas A&M to a rout over Alabama.

Courtney Williams and Courtney Walker added 12 points apiece for the Aggies (20-6, 10-2 SEC), who shot 53 percent from the field to secure the program's ninth-straight 20-win season. Jordan Jones scored six points and dished out 10 assists.

Mississippi State 64, No. 16 Vanderbilt 62: Martha Alwal's jumper with 3.3 seconds left gave her 23 points and Mississippi State upset Vanderbilt on Sunday.

Katia May drove to the basket and dished off to Alwal, who scored over Rayte'a Long. The Bulldogs then intercepted the inbounds pass to end it.

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