Women Of Troy Upset No. 5 Stanford, 75-72
Jan 26, 2003
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rometra Craig scored nine of her 19 points in the finalsix minutes as the USC women's basketball team upset No. 5 Stanford 75-72 Sunday, endingthe Cardinal's 28-game Pac-10 Conference winning streak.
Nicole Powell scored a season-high 34 points and Chelsea Trotter added 10for Stanford (15-2, 7-1), which had won 10 straight overall.
The Trojans (9-11, 4-5) trailed only once, 60-58, then took the lead forgood on Craig's 3-point basket with 5:56 to play.
Susan King's 3-pointer pulled the Cardinal to 66-64 with 3:41 left. ButCraig made another 3-point shot and two free throws to give USC a 71-64 lead with 1:07 to play.
Ebony Hoffman's free throw completed a 6-0 run that put the Trojans ahead72-66 with 45.3 seconds left. Stanford scored the game's final six points onSebnem Kimyacioglu's 3-pointer with nine seconds left and Kelley Suminski'sthree free throws with four-tenths of a second remaining.
The Women of Troy led 49-35 at halftime, then were outscored 15-1 over the first5:21 of the second half as the Cardinal moved into its first tie, 50-50, with14:19 to play. Powell had three 3-point baskets and 11 points during the run.
Stanford tied the score twice more before taking its first lead on Powell'stwo free throws with 6:12 remaining.
USC scored the game's first 10 points and the Trojans shot a season-best 61 percent in the first half, making 20 of 33 shots. The 49 points were the most the Trojans had scored in a half this season and the most allowed by Stanford.
The Women of Troy pulled off the upset without starting guard Aisha Hollans. Hollans suffered a sprain to her right knee against Cal on Friday, Jan. 24, and was held out of today's game.
With its first Pac-10 sweep this season, USC now travels to face Washington and Washington State this Thursday, Jan. 30, and Saturday, Feb. 1.