Seimone Augustus lived up to her billing.
Augustus scored 18 of her 24 points in the second half, and No. 3 LSU overcame a six-point halftime deficit to beat Nebraska, 74-55, yesterday at the Miami Thanksgiving Classic in Coconut Grove, Fla. It was the 100th time in her 108-game career that Augustus reached double figures in points.
"Seimone is everything we thought she was," Nebraska Coach Connie Yori said. "She's a great, great offensive player, a tremendous shooter from 17 feet and really good off the dribble. You've got to try to keep the ball out of her hands."
Sylvia Fowles added a career-high 23 points for LSU, including 18 in the first half on 7-for-7 shooting. She had nine rebounds for the Lady Tigers (3-0).
* TENNESSEE 79, GONZAGA 65: Nicky Anoskie scored 15 points to lead the second-ranked Lady Vols at the Paradise Jam tournament in Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Tye'sha Fluker added 13 points and Candace Parker 12 for Tennessee, which will face No. 10 Maryland today.
* NORTH CAROLINA 79, ARIZONA STATE 72: Ivory Latta scored 28 points to lead the No. 7 Tar Heels over the 16th-ranked Sun Devils at the Caribbean Classic in Cancun, Mexico.
North Carolina (3-0) out-rebounded the Sun Devils 38-28, led by sophomore Erlana Larkins with 12. Jill Noe scored 20 points for Arizona State (3-1).
* RUTGERS 66, NORTH FLORIDA 36: Cappie Pondexter scored 20 points, and the No. 6 Scarlet Knights opened their season with a victory at the Junkanoo Jam in Freeport, Bahamas.
Rutgers waited to start its season a week after most other teams tipped off -- and although the final score didn't show it, its sluggishness was apparent throughout as it struggled with the Lady Ospreys.
* UCLA 84, GEORGIA 64: Lisa Willis scored 29 points to lead the Bruins over the 11th-ranked Lady Bulldogs at the semifinals of the Loyola Marymount University Thanksgiving tournament in Los Angeles.
All five UCLA starters scored in double digits, including Nikki Blue with 13 points and seven rebounds as the Bruins won for the first time in three games.
* MINNESOTA 83, NEVADA 75: Natasha Williams scored 20 points to lead the No. 12 Golden Gophers at the Paradise Jam tournament in Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Jamie Broback added 17 points and April Calhoun had seven assists for Minnesota (3-0), which will face Virginia today.
* DEPAUL 64, EASTERN MICHIGAN 49: In Honolulu, Allie Quigley scored 17 of her 21 points in the second half to lead the No. 17 Blue Demons (3-0) in the opening round of the Rainbow Wahine Classic.
* TEXAS 59, SOUTH CAROLINA 55: Freshman Erika Arriaran scored 14 points, including the basket that put the Longhorns up for good, and fellow newcomer Ashley Lindsey had a critical block for No. 18 Texas (2-1) at the Junkanoo Jam in Freeport, Bahamas.
* OKLAHOMA 85, IOWA 68: Courtney Paris scored a season-high 30 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, and twin sister Ashley added 16 points and seven boards to lead the No. 22 Sooners at the opener of the Odwalla Classic in San Francisco.
* VANDERBILT 83, CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 39: Caroline Williams scored a career-high 23 points to lead the host Commodores to their fourth win in five games.
* NEW MEXICO 60, MARIST 54: Jana Francis scored 18 points, Dionne Marsh added 17 and Julie Briody had eight of her 10 points in the second half to lead the No. 25 Lobos (4-1) at home.