No. 11 Stanford Uses Late Run To Down No. 23 USC
Jan. 29, 2006
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rosalyn Gold-Onwude scored nine of her career-high 14 points in the final seven minutes to help No. 11 Stanford beat 23rd-ranked Southerm California 78-69 on Sunday.
Candice Wiggins, the nation's fourth-leading scorer, added 18 points for the Cardinal (14-5, 9-2 Pac-10) and became the 26th player in school history to score 1,000 career points.
Eshaya Murphy scored 16 points for the Trojans (13-7, 7-4 Pacific-10), who have lost two consecutive games after winning five in a row. Camille LeNoir added 13 points.
USC, which led by as many as nine points, held a 62-55 lead with 6:54 to play before Stanford used a 14-2 surge to move ahead 69-64 with 2:45 remaining. Gold-Onwude and Smith scored six points apiece.
Murphy made one of two free throws with 1:44 left to narrow the Trojans' deficit to 71-67. But the Cardinal made seven of eight free throws in the final 1:09 to seal the victory.
USC failed to score a basket in the final 2:30.