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South Florida Bulls women's basketball team beats Iowa 82-79 in overtime

No quit: Stanford’s Jayne Appel, who scored eight in overtime, drives against Purdue’s Danielle Campbell.

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No quit: Stanford’s Jayne Appel, who scored eight in overtime, drives against Purdue’s Danielle Campbell.

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — Shantia Grace scored 27 and USF held off Iowa 82-79 in overtime in the second round of the Paradise Jam on Friday.

With three seconds left in regulation, Iowa's Wendy Ausdemore hit a 3-pointer to tie it at 74.

The Bulls (5-1), who lost to Cal by 30 on Thursday, bounced back, outscoring the Hawkeyes (4-2) 8-5 in the extra period.

Iowa had a chance to force double overtime, but a 3-pointer attempt by Kelly Krei misfired at the buzzer. Ausdemore finished with 21 to lead Iowa.

The Bulls led 44-40 at halftime, thanks to Grace's 21 points, two assists and two steals.

USF plays Texas Tech today.

No. 3 Cal 68, Texas Tech 54: Ashley Walker scored 30 to lead the Bears (5-0) past the Red Raiders (4-2). Cal will play Iowa today in the last game.

No. 6 Baylor 62, Villanova 57: Jessica Morrow scored 17 and the Bears (6-0) edged the Wildcats (2-3). Baylor plays Wisconsin today.

Wisconsin 65, UCF 61: Alyssa Karel scored 17 and the Badgers (4-1) used a 10-0 second-half run to beat the Knights (1-4). Aisha Patrick scored 14 for UCF, which led by as many as seven in the first half. The Knights play Villanova today.

Junkanoo Jam

No. 2 UNC 98, Pacific 62: Italee Lucas scored 25 as the Tar Heels (7-0) forced 29 turnovers and routed Pacific (1-2) in Freeport, Bahamas. UNC will play Oregon State today for the Freeport Division title. Pacific will play Arkansas, which lost to the Beavers 69-56.

UF 67, S. Illinois 56: Steffi Sorensen scored a career-high 14 as the Gators (5-1) beat Southern Illinois (2-1). The Gators advance to today's championship game of the Lucaya Division against Arizona State.

No. 21 Ariz. St. 80, Hofstra 55: Briann January scored a season-best 19 points as the Sun Devils (3-1) beat the Pride (1-3) to advance to face Florida.

Waikiki Beach Classic

No. 5 Stanford 78, No. 19 Purdue 70, OT: Jayne Appel scored eight straight points in overtime to lift the Cardinal (4-1) over the Boilermakers (3-1) in Honolulu. Appel, who finished with 26 points and 16 rebounds, scored six straight to tie the score at 63 in regulation, and freshman Kayla Pedersen's layup gave Stanford a 65-63 lead. Lakisha Freeman's free throws tied it with 43 seconds left. The Cardinal faces No. 25 Iowa State today, and Purdue plays host Hawaii.

No. 25 Iowa St. 75, Prairie View A&M 59: Alison Lacey had 18 points as the Cyclones (4-0) beat the Panthers (1-4).

Caribbean Challenge

No. 10 Maryland 79, Illinois 52: Marissa Coleman scored 17 and the Terps (6-1) beat the Illini (3-4) at the Cancun, Mexico, event.

No. 22 TCU 71, E. Mich. 55: Helena Sverrisdottir scored 18 and the Horned Frogs (6-1) beat Eastern Michigan (2-4).

Rocky Mountain Invit.

FSU 85, Murray St. 50: Christian Hunnicutt, Cierra Bravard, Tane Davis-Cain and Alysha Harvin each scored 11 as the Seminoles (5-1) beat Murray State (2-3) in the opener in Fort Collins, Colo. FSU will face Colorado State or Valparaiso today.

Top 25

No. 8 Texas A&M 61, Penn St. 57: Takia Starks scored 20 to lead the Aggies (5-0) past the Nittany Lions (3-2) in the first round of the Timeout 4 HIV/AIDS tournament in Malibu, Calif..

No. 12 Duke 59, W. Ky. 56: Joy Cheek, in the lineup because of a knee injury to the starting point guard, scored 12 and the Blue Devils (4-1) held off the host Hilltoppers (3-2).

No. 16 Virginia 65, Utah 57: Whitney Edwards scored 15 as the Cavaliers (4-1) beat the Utes (1-3) in the first game of the WBCA Classic in Milwaukee.

No. 17 VandY 82, Davidson 50: Hannah Tuomi had 16 points as the host Commodores (5-1) forced 33 turnovers in beating the Wildcats (1-4).

No. 25 Xavier 73, Tenn.-Martin 41: Tyeasha Moss scored 15 and the Musketeers (4-2) coasted by the Skyhawks (1-3).

South Florida Bulls women's basketball team beats Iowa 82-79 in overtime 11/28/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 10:36am]

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