No. 14 Oregon Women's Basketball Falls To No. 11 Texas Tech In Overtime, 79-75

Dec. 13, 2000

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Plenette Pierson and Jia Perkins each hit two freethrows in the final 12 seconds Wednesday night to help No. 11 Texas Tech beatNo. 14 Oregon 79-75 in overtime.

Oregon (4-2) forced overtime by overcoming a 12-point deficit with 6:36remaining in the game. In overtime, Tech (6-1) took an early 71-68 lead on afree throw by Katrisa O'Neal and basket by Casey Jackson.

The Ducks tied it at 71 when Lindsey Dion and Alyssa Fredrick combined tohit three of four free throws.

Tech took the lead for good on a driving basket by Perkins with 2:31remaining. After a missed shot by Oregon, O'Neal drilled a shot from justinside the 3-point arc as the shot clock expired, pushing the Lady Raiders'lead to 75-71.

Oregon got within two points twice in the final 40 seconds on baskets byJenny Mowe and Fredrick, but the Lady Raiders, who had struggled from the freethrow line (21 of 37) sank four in the final seconds to secure the victory.

Tech (6-1) built a 61-49 lead on O'Neal's layup with 6:36 remaining, butOregon steadily whittled away at the lead, cutting it to 67-66 with 2:10remaining on a pair of free throws by Kourtney Shreve.

Jackson answered by converting one of two free throws with 35.8 secondsremaining in regulation to give Tech a 68-66 lead, but Oregon's Fredrickconverted an inside basket to tie it up with nine seconds remaining.

Pierson led the Lady Raiders with 20 points while Perkins contributed 17.

Oregon was led by Mowe with 16 points.

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