Bruins Edged By No. 8 Purdue
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Beth Jones made a 3-pointer from the corner with 1.8seconds left, lifting No. 8 Purdue to a 58-57 victory over UCLA on Saturday.
Lisa Willis made two free throws to give UCLA a 57-55 lead with 8.6 secondsleft, but Erika Valek drove the length of the court and found Jones for thewinning shot.
Jones finished with 12 points, and Shereka Wright added 17 on 7-for-12shooting as Purdue (6-1) overcame 32 turnovers and extended its winning streakto six games. Emily Heikes finished with 11 rebounds for the Boilermakers.
Willis and Nikki Blue each scored 20 points for UCLA (2-3).
Both teams' struggled early, and the Bruins went the first five minuteswithout a point.
Purdue, which held a 27-22 lead at the break, matched its lowest first-halfscoring total of the season. The Boilermakers also scored 27 points in theopening half of their game against Duke on Nov. 23.