No. 4 Ohio St. Outlasts USC For 68-57 win.
Dec. 11, 2005
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Brandie Hoskins scored 20 points and Jessica Davenport added 15 points and a career-best 18 rebounds as No. 4 Ohio State defeated Southern California 68-57 on Sunday.
USC went on a 9-1 run early in the second half and moved into a 39-all tie with 15:50 left. But Ohio State (6-0) pulled away from a 42-all tie with eight straight points for a 50-42 lead with 10:43 remaining. Kim Wilburn finished the run with back-to-back layups.
USC twice pulled within three, the last time at 54-51 with 6:05 remaining. Chloe Kerr's basket cut the deficit to four, 57-53, with 3:45 to play, but the Buckeyes responded with an 8-2 run, and led 65-55 with 34 seconds to go.
The 11-point final margin was Ohio State's biggest lead of the game.