USC Upsets Huskies, 88-76

March 8, 2001

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tashara Carter scored a career-high 24 points and DeniseWoods added 20 as Southern California beat No. 22 Washington 88-75 Thursdaynight.

The victory snapped Washington's three-game winning streak.

USC (12-15, 7-10 Pac-10) led by as many as 18 points in the first halfbefore Washington (19-8, 12-5) went on a 22-7 run and closed within three,40-37, at halftime.

Washington tied the game twice early in the second half, once at 42-42 aftera 3-pointer by Giuliana Mendiola.

USC pulled away and led by nine points with 2 minutes left when Washingtonbegan fouling. Jessica Cheeks shot 7-for-10 from the line down the stretch toseal the win.

Andrea Lalum led Washington with 19 points.