USC Edges No. 2 Stanford in Los Angeles
Jan. 6, 2008
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Camille LeNoir hit a jumper with 8.1 seconds remaining, giving Southern California a 73-72 upset victory over No. 2 Stanford on Sunday.
LeNoir scored 21 points, including a career high-tying five 3-pointers, for the Trojans (8-7, 1-3 Pac-10), who ended a 10-game losing streak to the Cardinal.
Jayne Appel had 22 points and 11 rebounds, Candice Wiggins added 17 points and Kayla Pedersen added 14 points and eight rebounds for the Cardinal (13-2, 3-1 Pac-10), which got swept in Los Angeles for the first time since the 1993-94 season.
Stanford had its nine-game winning streak snapped Friday night in a 69-56 loss at UCLA.
The Trojans went 1-3 facing three consecutive ranked opponents, losing to Arizona State and California before beating the Cardinal.
Neither team led by more than five points in the second half.
Appel made one of two free throws for a 72-71 lead with 38 seconds left. LeNoir's basket put the Trojans ahead for good before Wiggins put up an airball at the final buzzer.
The Trojans shot 58 percent from 3-point range. They trailed by five when Allison Jaskowiak hit a 3 in front of the USC bench, then Nadia Parker scored inside to tie the game at 71.
The Cardinal led by six points early in the game before the Trojans hit some well-timed 3-pointers. Their fourth of the half by Aarika Hughes tied it at 24.
Appel's basket tied it again at 26. USC got back-to-back baskets by LeNoir on an open layup and a 3-pointer for a 31-26 lead. But the Cardinal erased all of their deficit and went into halftime tied at 32 on a 3-pointer by Wiggins despite shooting 39 percent from the floor.