February 26, 2005

(24) Boston Coll. 51, (11) Connecticut 48

BOSTON -- Sarah Marshall hit the game-winning jumper with 32 seconds left to lead No. 24 Boston College to a 51-48 upset over No. 11 Connecticut on Saturday night.

Aja Parham led Boston College (18-8, 9-6 Big East) with 13 points and Brooke Queenan added 11. Kathrin Ress and Clare Droesch had 10 apiece.

UConn (19-7, 12-3) fell into a second-place tie with Notre Dame, one game behind Big East-leading Rutgers with one game left in the regular season.

Barbara Turner had 10 points, the only Connecticut player in double figures. The Huskies lost for just the third time in the last 31 meetings against BC. The Eagles won for just the third time in seven games since losing leading-scorer Jessalyn Deveny to a season-ending Achilles' tendon injury.

UConn's Jessica Moore fouled out with 2:32 left, finishing with seven points and seven rebounds. She was scoreless in the second half.

Ashley Battle was fouled cutting to the basket and made two free throws to give Connecticut a 48-46 lead with 2:14 left. UConn didn't score again as Droesch hit a jumper before the shot clock expired to tie the game.

After Turner missed a driving banker, Marshall made a 12-footer near the free-throw line, her second basket of the night, to give B.C. a 50-48 lead.

Charde Houston missed a shot and the Huskies got another chance when the possession arrow went their way after a tied up ball.

Strother, who went 2-of-10 and finished with six points, then shot an airball. UConn was forced to foul Parham, who hit the first of two free throws, making it 51-48 with 9.4 seconds left. Strother missed a baseline drive to the basket as time expired.

BC led 26-24 at halftime and outscored the Huskies 15-7 from the free-throw line. UConn shot 3-for-14 from 3-point range.

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