Women's Basketball Upsets No. 4 Texas, 63-60
Nov. 28, 2004
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Noelle Quinn scored the go-ahead basket with 16.7 secondsremaining and finished with 27 points, helping UCLA rally from an early17-point deficit and beat fourth-ranked Texas 63-60 on Sunday.
Nikki Blue added 13 points for UCLA (3-1), which beat a top-10 team for thefirst time since Nov. 20, 1999, a 69-65 victory over then-No. 8 North Carolina.
Texas (2-2), which was coming off a victory over top-ranked Tennessee, wasled by Tiffany Jackson's 19 points and career-best 15 rebounds. Jamie Careyadded 15 points, and Annissa Hastings had 11 before fouling out with 2:05 left.
The Longhorns, who beat Tennessee 74-59 Thursday, took a 60-59 lead with33.1 seconds on a driving layup by Carey. After Quinn scored to put UCLA ahead,Texas' Nina Norman missed two free throws with 6 seconds to play.
Quinn grabbed the rebound and was fouled. She made two free throws to giveUCLA a 63-60 lead with 4.7 seconds remaining. Texas' Heather Schreiber missed a3-point try from the corner as time expired.
UCLA missed 15 of its first 16 shots and trailed 33-25 at halftime. TheBruins closed within 41-39 on a 3-point by Blue with 11:16 left and tied thescore at 43 when freshman Lindsey Pluimer scored to cap a 9-2 run.