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Blue Devils upset Lady Volunteers

Monique Currie scored 6 points in the final 1:41 and No. 10 Duke upset fourth-ranked Tennessee, 59-57, last night, becoming only the seventh team in 17 years to beat the Lady Vols in Thompson-Boling Arena. The Lady Vols (4-2) have lost only 14 times at home since the arena opened in 1987, the most recent coming a year ago to Connecticut.

Tennessee could not overcome poor shooting for the third straight game. The Lady Vols shot 28 percent (21 of 75) and were outrebounded, 53-42.

Currie scored 16 of her 20 points in the second half and had nine rebounds. Mistie Williams added 14 points and Jessica Foley had 11 for the Blue Devils, who looked just fine without last year's leaders, Alana Beard and Iciss Tillis, in their first game in Knoxville.

Michigan St. 82, Notre Dame 73 -- Lindsay Bowen made a tying 3-pointer and scored 5 of her 23 points in overtime to lead the No. 15 Spartans to an upset of the third-ranked Irish. Notre Dame's Teresa Borton tied the game at 73 with 2:11 left in overtime, but the Spartans finished the game on a 9-0 run. Rene Haynes drove inside, Bowen hit a 15-foot jumper, Kelli Roehrig made a pair of free throws, and Bowen added free throws in the final seconds.

The Irish (7-1) opened a 67-61 lead when Megan Duffy made a free throw with 36 seconds left. Kristin Haynie scored underneath and added a free throw with 30 seconds left for Michigan State (5-1), but Duffy made a pair of free throws to give the Irish a 69-64 lead.

North Carolina 96, Tennessee-Martin 36 -- La'Tangela Atkinson scored 13 points and was perfect from the floor for a second straight night and LaToya Pringle had 16 points as the No. 2 Tar Heels routed the Skyhawks at Chapel Hill, N.C. Atkinson went 6 for 6, including one 3-pointer, one day after hitting all seven of her shots in a win over Wofford.

Texas Tech 69, Arkansas-Little Rock 29 -- Cisti Greenwalt and Alesha Robertson scored 14 points each, leading the No. 12 Lady Raiders in a rout of Arkansas-Little Rock at Lubbock, Texas. The Trojans, who shot just 9 of 50 from the field, trailed, 33-12, at halftime.

Minnesota 86, Detroit Mercy 34 -- The No. 18 Golden Gophers allowed their fewest points and posted their largest margin of victory since entering the NCAA in 1981-82 in a rout at Minneapolis. Kelly Roysland tied a career high with 16 points and Jamie Broback had 14 for the Gophers, who won their 22d straight nonconference home game.

Louisiana Tech 73, W. Kentucky 60 -- Shan Moore had a career-high 20 points and the No. 21 Lady Techsters won at Ruston, La. Moore shot 7 of 10 from the field for the Lady Techsters (3-1). Her previous career best was 19 points earlier in the week against Mississippi State.

Texas Christian 85, Southern Methodist 65 -- Sandora Irvin scored 24 points and Natasha Lacy had 18 to lead the No. 23 Lady Frogs at Fort Worth. Lacy finished 6 for 6 from the field and 3 of 3 from the free throw line.

UCLA 74, Pepperdine 61 -- Lindsey Pluimer scored 22 points and Noelle Quinn poured in 20 to lead the No. 25 Bruins past the Waves at Malibu, Calif. Thirteen of Pluimer's game-high 22 points came in the second half when UCLA built on its 29-27 halftime lead. The Bruins also were led by Lisa Willis with 14 points.

North Carolina St. 65, Seton Hall 36 -- Coach Kay Yow earned her 600th win as the Wolfpack beat the Pirates at Raleigh, N.C. Yow joins Pat Summitt (Tennessee), Jody Conradt (Texas), Robin Selvig (Montana), and Mike Granelli (St. Peter's) as the only Division 1 coaches with 600 wins at the same school. Her record with the Wolfpack is 600-282 in 30 seasons.

Clark 81, Trinity 67 -- Sophomore center Ashley Auclair scored 18 of her game-high 37 points in the second half to lead the Cougars (4-1) past the Bantams (1-3) at Hartford. Clark roared to a 42-22 halftime lead as it held the Bantams to 28 percent shooting from the floor. Senior Jessica Baker led Trinity with 14 points while Sara Cox had 12 points and seven rebounds.

Babson 59, Bridgewater St. 50 -- April Suprey scored 17 points and Erin Conroy dominated the boards with 14 rebounds as the Beavers (2-3) topped the Bears (3-2) at Wellesley. Samantha Curry had 10 points and 10 rebounds and Caitlin Feeney had 10 points for Bridgewater, while Jessica Worden also had 10 rebounds.

Fitchburg St. 56, Wheaton 46 -- Jan Fontaine had a double-double (14 points, 11 rebounds) to lead the Falcons (5-0) to the win at Emerson Gym in Norton.

Men

Mississippi St. 66, South Alabama 52 -- Lawrence Roberts had 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead the No. 15 Bulldogs at Starkville, Miss. Shane Power added 16 points for Mississippi State (6-1), which took control by opening the second half with a 16-4 run. The Bulldogs shook off an eight-day layoff and won their third straight since losing to Syracuse two weeks ago.

Hartford 79, Dartmouth 59 -- Charles Ford scored 17 points and Demarcquez Rembert added 14 to lead the Hawks at West Hartford, Conn. Hartford (1-2) used exceptional 3-point shooting to build a 45-19 halftime advantage. The Hawks were 8 for 10 from 3-point range in the half.

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