Shameka Christon scored 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting and No. 10 Arkansas ended visiting No. 2 Louisiana State's 15-game winning streak with an 82-72 victory yesterday.
Arkansas (16-2, 3-0 Southeastern Conference), which had never defeated a team ranked higher than sixth, stymied the Lady Tigers after switching to a 2-3 zone late in the first half and took control with a 12-0 run in each half.
LSU (15-1, 3-1) cut a 17-point lead to 72-64 on Aiysha Smith's jumper with 3 minutes 16 seconds remaining. But Dana Cherry answered with a layup for Arkansas and the Lady Razorbacks shot 8 of 10 from the foul line to finish it off.
* GEORGIA 67, SOUTH CAROLINA 59: Christi Thomas scored 19 points and had 14 rebounds as the visiting Lady Bulldogs (12-4, 3-0 SEC) defeated the No. 14 Lady Gamecocks for their sixth straight victory.
Jocelyn Penn, who entered the game as the nation's leading scorer at 27.3 points a game, had 21 of her 23 points in the second half for South Carolina (14-3, 2-2), which has lost two of its last three.
* MINNESOTA 90, PURDUE 75: In Minneapolis, Lindsay Whalen scored 26 points and Janel McCarville had 17 of her 19 points in the second half, leading the 12th-ranked Golden Gophers over the No. 9 Boilermakers.
Corrin Von Wald added 15 points for Minnesota (15-1, 4-1) in front of 13,117 noisy fans in the only regular season meeting between two of the Big Ten's top three teams.
Shereka Wright scored 28 points for Purdue (14-3, 3-2).
* PENN STATE 75, MICHIGAN STATE 70: Jess Strom scored a career-high 24 points and Jessica Brungo added 21 to lead the No. 13 Lady Lions (14-4, 5-1 Big Ten) in State College, Pa.
Strom also had three of her five steals and four foul shots in the final two minutes.
Kelli Roehrig led Michigan State (9-7, 2-3) with 17 points.
* DEPAUL 63, SOUTH FLORIDA 57: Khara Smith scored a career-high 24 points and had seven rebounds as the No. 25 Blue Demons (14-4, 3-0 Conference USA) won at home.
Smith scored 12 points in the first half. South Florida (5-11, 0-3) shot 56 percent from the field in the first half and was 4 of 6 from three-point range.
* TENNESSEE 94, FLORIDA 53: Gwen Jackson scored a career-high 32 points to lead the No. 5 Lady Vols (14-3, 3-0 SEC) on the road.
"The shots were falling and I was feeling it," said Jackson, who scored 18 of her points on layups or short jumpers. "My teammates were getting me the ball, and in the game today, everything clicked."
Tishona Gregory and Bernice Mosby had 12 points each, and Sarah Lowe added 10 for the Gators (8-8, 0-4), who lost their fourth straight game.
* MISSISSIPPI ST. 69, MISSISSIPPI 60: LaToya Thomas scored 30 points and broke the school career rebounding record to lead the No. 15 Lady Bulldogs on the road.
Thomas had nine rebounds, giving her 943 to surpass the old mark of 936 set by Sharon Thompson.
Amber Watts had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead Mississippi (11-5, 1-3 SEC).
Mississippi State (13-3, 2-1) entered the game with a 9-53 record against the Lady Rebels, including 3-25 in Oxford. But the Lady Bulldogs have won nine of the last 10 in the series.
* VANDERBILT 84, KENTUCKY 50: Jenni Benningfield scored a career-high 24 points as the No. 17 Commodores won in Nashville.
Vanderbilt (11-5, 1-2 SEC) trailed 30-28 with 3:43 remaining in the first half before Benningfield scored on a layup to tie the game, keying an 11-0 run to close the half.
Chantelle Anderson and Abi Ramsey each scored 17 points for Vanderbilt. Rita Adams and SeSe Helm scored 12 each for Kentucky (8-7, 1-2).
* KANSAS STATE 88, NEBRASKA 54: Nicole Ohlde scored 23 points and Kendra Wecker added 22 to lead the No. 4 Wildcats in Lincoln, Neb.
Ohlde went 9 of 10 from the field as Kansas State (17-1, 4-0 Big 12) won its 12th straight game and equaled the best start in program history.
Alexa Johnson led the Cornhuskers (7-7, 0-3) with 18 points.