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WOMEN'S TOP-25 ROUNDUP

Harmon's 22 Lead Stanford to 80-60 Win

January 06, 2006|From the Associated Press

Jillian Harmon scored 22 points and No. 16 Stanford got off to a fast start in an 80-60 win over Oregon State on Thursday night in Corvallis, Ore.

Harmon made nine of 10 shots from the field, and Candice Wiggins scored 18 points for the Cardinal (9-4, 4-1 Pacific 10 Conference). Stanford opened the game with a 13-0 run and led 20-4 in the first half.

Anita Rivera scored 15 points for the Beavers, who have lost 16 straight conference games. Kim Butler had 13 points.

No. 2 Duke 87, Florida State 68 -- Monique Currie had 21 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists at home for the Blue Devils, (13-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who shot 53%.

No. 6 Maryland 67, No. 19 Boston College 64 -- Shay Doron made a three-pointer and two free throws in the final minute of overtime on the road for the Terrapins (14-1, 1-0), who spoiled the Eagles' inaugural ACC game.

No. 10 Ohio State 82, Northwestern 54 -- Jessica Davenport scored 22 points on the road for the Buckeyes (10-2, 2-1 Big Ten), who won their 11th straight against the Wildcats (4-9, 0-3), who charged to a 13-2 lead with 15:54 left in the first half.

No. 11 Michigan State 75, Penn State 53 -- Liz Shimek scored 22 points and set a school record for rebounds in a career (968) at home for the Spartans (11-3, 2-0 Big Ten), who closed with a 20-0 run.

No. 14 Purdue 61, Indiana 56 -- Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton scored on a short jump shot with 18 seconds left in overtime to give Purdue a 59-56 lead, then made two free throws to secure the win on the road for the Boilermakers (11-2, 3-0 Big Ten).

No. 15 Minnesota 73, Wisconsin 67 -- Kelly Roysland had 19 points and seven rebounds, and Shannon Schonrock made four three-pointers at home for the Golden Gophers (9-2, 2-0 Big Ten).

No. 17 Georgia 84, Mississippi 70 -- Tasha Humphrey had 29 points at Oxford, Miss., and Georgia (10-3, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) won its third straight game. The Bulldogs shot 47% and made 12 three-pointers.

No. 20 New Mexico 59, No. 22 Utah 42 -- Brandi Kimble scored 16 points at home for the Lobos (11-3, 1-0 Mountain West), who held the Utes (9-3, 0-1) to a season low in points.

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TONIGHT'S GAMES

WOMEN

Arizona (5-8, 1-2) at UCLA (7-6, 2-2), 7 -- After a deflating Bay Area weekend with losses to California and Stanford, the Bruins will try to recover against a struggling Arizona team that has lost six of seven. But the Wildcats swept UCLA last season, and have won three of the last four meetings. UCLA guard Lisa Willis (20.0) remains the conference's leading scorer.

No. 9 Arizona State (12-1, 3-0) at USC (8-5, 2-2), Lyon Center, 7, 1540 -- The Trojans also were swept by Cal and Stanford last weekend, and now face the Pacific 10 Conference's hottest team. Arizona State has won nine in a row, its longest streak in 10 years, and is the lone unbeaten team in conference play. USC guard Camille LeNoir ranks third among Pac-10 players in assists (4.15).

-- MIKE TERRY

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