Anne Thorius scored 18 points and Stacey Thomas had 13 as Michigan upset No. 12 Purdue, 74-67, yesterday in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Thorius made two free throws with 2 minutes 27 seconds remaining to give the Wolverines (11-4, 3-1 Big Ten) a 66-61 lead that Purdue (9-4, 1-2) couldn't trim.
The victory was secured when Thomas picked off a pass with under two minutes remaining and Michigan leading 68-61.
A first-half steal by Thomas made her the Big Ten career leader in that category, eclipsing the record of 127 held by former Wisconsin player Keisha Anderson.
OKLAHOMA 82, TEXAS TECH 76: Phylesha Whaley scored 25 points as the host Sooners held on against the No. 13 Lady Raiders.
Whaley was 8 for 12 from the field and 9 for 11 from the foul line to lead the Sooners. LaNeishea Caufield and Stacey Dales scored 15 points each for Oklahoma (11-3). Texas Tech is 11-2.
STANFORD 98, ARIZONA 95: Carolyn Moos followed her own missed free throw with seven seconds left to seal the upset of the No. 18 Wildcats in Tucson.
Arizona (12-2, 1-1) had closed the gap to 94-93 after Angela Lackey converted a pair of her school-record 15 free throws. Then Moos hit her first of two free throws and sank an eight-footer after missing the second.
Moos also made a free throw with 1.9 seconds remaining after Felecity Willis's layup reduced the lead for Stanford (8-4, 1-1) to two. Arizona's Julie Brase's desperation shot from beyond half court sailed off the back of the backboard.
IOWA ST. 83, COLORADO 68: Angie Welle had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead the visiting No. 10 Cyclones to their seventh straight victory. Desiree Francis and Tracy Gahan added 13 points apiece, and Stacy Frese had 12 points and six assists for the Cyclones (11-2, 3-0 Big 12).
RUTGERS 65, SETON HALL 45: In East Rutherford, N.J., Tasha Pointer had a career-high 13 assists and ignited a game-breaking 20-2 second-half run that led the No. 11 Scarlet Knights to their seventh straight victory.
Center Tammy Sutton-Brown had a season-high 18 points for Rutgers (10-2, 3-0 Big East) which limited Seton Hall (6-6, 0-2) to 31 percent shooting from the field.
PENN. ST. 91, FLORIDA 67: Lisa Shepherd had 23 points and the No. 6 Lady Lions shot 62 percent in the first half to cruise at home to their eighth straight win.
Andrea Garner had 21 points and 14 rebounds for the Lady Lions (12-2). Tamara Stocks had 16 points for Florida (10-3).
KANSAS 70, KANSAS ST. 54: In Manhattan, Kan., Lynn Pride had 21 points and 16 rebounds for the No. 23 Jayhawks.
The Jayhawks (10-3, 1-0 Big 12) hadn't beaten the Wildcats in Manhattan since Feb. 27, 1997.
OREGON 68, OREGON ST. 51: Shaquala Williams scored 25 points to lead the No. 24 Ducks in the Pacific-10 opener for both teams in Corvallis, Ore. Williams, last season's conference freshman of the year, scored 13 of Oregon's 15 points in the final six minutes.
ARKANSAS ST. 82, ARK.-LITTLE ROCK 49: Rae-Anne Smith scored 14 points to help No. 25 Arkansas State win in Jonesboro, Ark.