USC Shocks Sun Devils in Pac-10 Quarterfinal
March 13, 2009
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Heather Oliver scored 17 points, Camille LeNoir had 18 and Southern California beat No. 16 Arizona State 70-65 in the quarterfinals of the Pac-10 tournament on Friday.
The sixth-seeded Trojans shot 52.9 percent and made 10 3-pointers to snap a seven-game losing streak to the third-seeded Sun Devils. It was only the second time a six seed had beaten a third seed in the tournament.
USC (16-14) will play the winner of the game between 10th-seeded Washington and second-seeded California in the semifinals on Saturday.
Lauren Lacey had 14 points and Danielle Orsillo 17 points and seven rebounds for the Sun Devils (23-8), which trailed by as many as 11 in the second half before January made two consecutive jumpers to make it 63-60 with less than 4 minutes remaining.
The Trojans shot 50 percent from the field to lead 34-28 at halftime