Arkansas 51

(2-1, 0-1 away)

(15) Purdue 55

(2-0, 2-0 home)

    7:00 PM ET, November 25, 2004

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    ARK 29 2251
    #15PUR 34 2155

    Gearlds' 3-pointer seals Purdue's victory

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) -- Katie Gearlds made a go-ahead 3-pointer in the final minute to finish with 13 points, and No. 15 Purdue held Arkansas without a field goal for the last eight minutes in a 55-51 victory Thursday night in the opening round of the Flint Hills Resources Islander Classic.

    Two free throws by Kristin Peoples gave Arkansas a 51-49 lead with two minutes left. After the Razorbacks failed to score off three Purdue turnovers, Gearlds hit her 3-pointer with 37 seconds left to give the Boilermakers a 52-51 lead.

    Erin Lawless added 11 for Purdue (2-0).

    Peoples had a game-high 14 points for Arkansas (2-1), and Sheree Thompson added 10.

    Purdue outrebounded Arkansas 49-31 in a game that featured six ties and seven lead changes.

    Purdue will play Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, a 73-57 winner over Idaho State, in Friday's title game.

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