TCU Loses Thriller To South Florida in 2 OTs
Feb 2, 2004
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Jessica Dickson hit a 35-foot desperation shot to end the first overtime, then added nine more points in the second to lead South Florida past No. 18 TCU 89-84 on Monday night.
Dickson, a freshman forward, had 20 of her 36 points in regulation as the Bulls (9-12, 2-6 Conference USA) rallied from an 11-point early deficit.
Dickson made two free throws with 22 seconds left in regulation to give South Florida a 66-64 lead, but TCU's Ebony Shaw answered with a layup 8 seconds later to force overtime.
A pair of free throws by Tracy Wynn gave TCU (16-4, 5-2) a 74-71 lead with 8.8 seconds left in the first overtime, but Dickson connected at the buzzer to force another extra session.
Dickson's jumper with 2:06 left in the second overtime put South Florida ahead to stay, 82-80. Anedra Gilmore had 17 points and Rachael Sheats added 13 for the Bulls, who won for only the second time in eight games.
Sandora Irvin had 24 points and grabbed 21 rebounds to lead TCU, which hurt itself by committing 26 turnovers. Natasha Lacy and Tracy Wynn each scored 10 for the Horned Frogs, who lost for just the second time in the last eight games.
Irvin became just the seventh Lady Frog to reach 1,000 points for her career. She did it with 7:18 to go in the second half on the first of two free throw attempts.
Ashley Davis hit back-to-back 3-pointers midway through the first half to
give TCU its biggest lead at 28-17. Dickson scored the last eight points before
the intermission for South Florida, including a jumper at the buzzer, to cut
the deficit to 36-33.