Julie Hagood made two free throws with 10 seconds remaining to lead visiting Arkansas State to a 72-70 win over No. 21 Kansas last night in Lawrence.
Hagood scored a game-high 26 points, including 9 of 10 free throws, for Arkansas State (9-1). The Lady Indians beat the Jayhawks last season, 65-61, in Jonesboro, Ark.
Lynn Pride led Kansas (7-3) with 21 points on 9-of-21 shooting. Pride, who fouled Hagood in the closing seconds, also had 11 rebounds and five assists.
Arkansas State trailed 30-29 at halftime and by nine in the second half. However the Lady Indians outrebounded the Jayhawks, 48-38, for the game and had 19 second-chance points.
Tanisha Johnson added 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Lady Indians. Brooke Reves had 18 points for the Jayhawks.
ARIZONA 91, MARSHALL 61: Angela Lackey led five players in double figures as No. 19 Arizona beat Marshall in the Holiday Classic in Louisville.
Lackey scored 16 points, Tatum Brown had 13 points and 12 rebounds and Elizabeth Pickney added 13 points, Monika Crank 12 and Tysell Bozeman 10 as Arizona (10-1) dominated the Thundering Herd (4-5) despite mediocre 35-of-75 shooting and 21 turnovers.
Arizona had 13 steals led by Lisa Griffith's five and the Wildcats outrebounded the Thundering Herd, 50-33.
LSU 103, JACKSON ST. 35: In Baton Rouge, La., Katrina Hibbert scored 23 points and the No. 11 Tigers posted their second largest winning margin in school history.
Marie Ferdinand added 19 points, reserve Ke-Ke Tardy had 18, and Angelia Crockett and April Brown scored 10 points apiece as LSU (10-1) won its 10th straight.
Jackson State (3-6), which lost for the fifth time in its last six games, got 10 points apiece from Genina Johnson and reserve Alisha Richard.
LSU's most lopsided win was a 104-28 decision over Prairie View on Dec. 1, 1995.
It was also the 598th victory by Sue Gunter, moving the LSU coach to within two games of becoming just the fourth coach in women's basketball history with 600 or more wins.
LOUISIANA TECH 94, HOUSTON 49: Betty Lennox scored 22 points, reserve Takeisha Lewis added 19 and No. 3 Louisiana Tech dominated in the opening round of its Holiday Classic in Ruston, La.
The victory moved Tech (9-1) into tonight's championship against Akron, which beat Southeastern Louisiana, 74-58, last night. The Lady Techsters have lost once in 43 games in this tournament.
Louisiana Tech led 54-29 at halftime, got 38 points from its reserves.
Houston fell to 1-7.
COLORADO 78, ILLINOIS 70: Britt Hartshorn scored 19 points and Jenny Roulier added 18 as host Colorado took advantage of foul troubles to beat No. 17 Illinois.
Illinois (9-4) was called for 25 fouls and Colorado (5-4) had a 22-4 edge in free throws.
Colorado led 45-32 at halftime, making 5 of 9 from three-point range.
Two Illinois starters, forward Tauja Catchings and center Susan Blauser, fouled out in the last few minutes of the game after combining for 21 points.
IOWA ST. 80, MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY 57: Desiree Francis had 20 points and Megan Taylor had 19 as No. 14 Iowa State beat host Missouri-Kansas City.
Stacy Frese had 12 points and eight rebounds for Iowa State (8-2). The Cyclones shot 58 percent in the first half and 52 percent for the game against the Kangaroos (6-5).
TULANE 104, WEST VIRGINIA 75: Janell Burse scored 24 points and Grace Daley added 23 as No. 24 Tulane beat West Virginia in the Tulane Classic in New Orleans.
Burse also had a game-high 10 rebounds for Tulane (10-0), which won for the second straight night.
UC SANTA BARBARA 89, WASHINGTON ST. 73: Erin Buescher scored 22 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as No. 23 UC Santa Barbara pulled away late in the game in Pullman, Wash.
Stacy Clinesmith added 18 points for the Gauchos (8-3), including eight in a late run.
The Cougars (3-6) trailed by as many as 15 in the first half and were down 18 early in the second half.