11th-Ranked Texas Tech Tops Trojans With Late Burst

Dec. 22, 2000

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - USC women's basketball (5-4) suffered its second-consecutive loss on the road, falling to 11th-ranked Texas Tech, 85-59, on Friday at the United Spirit Arena in Lubbock.

With four quick Lady Raider turnovers in the first five minutes of the game, USC grabbed the first lead, 12-8. Texas Tech put together a 18-7 run to gain an 11-point lead (6:48), eventually entering the break with a 42-30 advantage.

Despite increasing their lead to 17 at the start of the second half, the Lady Raiders' missed shots and turnovers allowed USC (5-4) to pull within nine points at 60-51 with 9:21 left to play. But Tech held USC scoreless for three minutes and built a 22-point lead.

The Women of Troy managed only eight points in the final six minutes.

Amber Tarr and Jia Perkins each had 15 points for Tech. Aisha Hollans led USC with 17 points, including 3-of-5 from three point range. Denise Woods added 12.

USC hit 11-of-20 free throws while Tech shot 20-of-26. From the field, Tech shot 31-of-60 and had 22 turnovers. USC shot 22-of-57 and committed 30 turnovers.

The Women of Troy return home for the holidays and host third-ranked Notre Dame on Thursday, Dec. 28, at the Sports Arena. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

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