Big Ten/ACC Challenge Women's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, December 2
Dec. 2, 2007
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Janessa Wolf watched in amazement as teammate Brianne O'Rourke raced down court with the ball with 8 seconds left.
O'Rourke drove into the paint and drew Wolf's defender, leaving the forward wide open for the easy game-winning bucket with 0.3 seconds left in the Lady Lions' thrilling 86-84 upset of No. 11 Duke in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
"I honestly don't know how Brianne got it down the court," Wolf said with a smile. "I said a quick prayer and put it up there."
Wolf could breathe easy after a desperation foul-line jumper by Duke's Karina Christmas fell well short. The rebuilding Lady Lions (6-2) secured the biggest win in first-year coach Coquese Washington's young career and handed Duke (5-3) its first three-game losing streak since the 1996-97 season.