Monique Currie scored 23 points and No. 1 Duke survived a surge from No. 16 Texas's new freshman-heavy lineup for a tough 84-70 victory yesterday in Austin.
Mistie Williams added 14 points and Alison Bales had 13 rebounds for the Blue Devils (6-0), who got their stiffest test of the season after winning their first five games by at least 26 points.
Freshman Erika Arriaran's 16 points led the Longhorns (3-3), whose upset bid ended with 3-of-16 shooting and seven turnovers over the last nine minutes after forging a 61-61 tie against the Blue Devils.
Freshman Earnesia Williams scored four of Texas's first six points, Arriaran hit consecutive three-pointers and freshman Carla Cortijo had five rebounds and two assists as the Longhorns pushed a quick tempo against Duke and held the lead for most of the first half.
Duke committed 12 turnovers before finally taking a 39-38 lead into halftime when Bales put back Currie's miss with two seconds left.
* TENNESSEE 74, STANFORD 67: Candace Parker had 21 points, 12 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 assists and a blocked shot, and the No. 2 Lady Vols ended the 12th-ranked Cardinal's 23-game home win streak.
Kristen Newlin finished with a career-high 20 points and had 10 rebounds for Stanford (4-2), while Shanna Zolman also scored 21 points for Tennessee (7-0).
The Cardinal went just 5 for 11 from the free throw line in the first half and Tennessee used a 7-0 spurt over the final 1 minute 39 seconds of the half to overcome foul trouble for a 35-28 lead at the break.
* RUTGERS 57, IOWA 51: Cappie Pondexter scored 22 points and the No. 6 Scarlet Knights held on to win the Hawkeye Challenge in Iowa City.
After Iowa (4-3) pulled to 46-44 on a jumper by Krista Vandeventer, Pondexter answered with a long three-pointer for Rutgers (5-0).
Led by Mariota Theodoris's 16 rebounds, Rutgers outrebounded Iowa 40-31, including 17-8 on the offensive end, outscored Iowa 28-16 in the lane and blocked six shots.
* PENN STATE 78, TEXAS TECH 72: Courtney Molinaro scored on a breakaway layup and hit three key foul shots, and Kamela Gissendanner finished with 34 points, helping the host Lady Lions overcome Erin Grant and beat the 24th-ranked Lady Raiders in double overtime.
Romana Vynuchalova also hit two late foul shots as Penn State (3-3) pulled away in the second overtime after squandering a 13-point lead in regulation.
Grant finished with 28 points and hit all 14 of her foul shots for Texas Tech (2-5).
* VANDERBILT 82, OLD DOMINION 77: Caroline Williams scored 20 points as the 19th-ranked Commodores came back in the second half to beat the Lady Monarchs in Norfolk.
Vanderbilt (6-2) held Old Dominion to 39.4 percent shooting and 28 points in the second half.
The Lady Monarchs (1-3) sank four three-pointers in the first half, but went 0 for 9 from behind the arc after the break.
* NOTRE DAME 77, WISCONSIN 72: Megan Duffy scored 20 points to lead the No. 11 Fighting Irish over the host Badgers.
Lindsay Schrader added 13 points for Notre Dame (6-0), which won its first six games for the fourth time in school history.
* MICHIGAN STATE 82, PEPPERDINE 64: Liz Shimek matched her career-high with 28 points and the No. 13 Spartans won a school-record 16th straight home game.
Shimek shot 13 for 15 from the field and had a game-high 12 rebounds for Michigan State (4-2).
* GEORGIA 72, GEORGIA TECH 66: Megan Darrah and Sherill Baker each scored 16 points to lead the 17th-ranked Lady Bulldogs (5-2).
The Yellow Jackets (5-1) led 53-51 with eight minutes left, but Janese Hardrick, who had 14 points, sparked Georgia's 14-2 run.