Final OT

(11) DePaul 77

(7-1, 0-1 Big East)

South Florida 79

(6-1, 1-0 Big East)

    7:00 PM ET, December 7, 2005

    1 2 OT T
    #11DEP 33 31 1377
    USF 32 32 1579

    Dickson's 35 helps South Florida upset No. 13 DePaul

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Jessica Dickson scored a season-high 35 points to lead South Florida to a 79-77 overtime victory against DePaul (No. 13 ESPN/USA Today; No. 11 AP) on Wednesday night in the Big East opener for both teams.

    Dickson, who entered averaging a Big East-leading 24.2 points, went 5-of-6 from the free throw line during the final 30 seconds of overtime. She has scored 30 or more points in three of the last four games.

    Sharon Cambridge and Ezria Parsons each had 12 points for South Florida (6-1).

    Jenna Rubino had 19 points and Khara Smith added 17 points and seven rebounds for DePaul (7-1). Smith, who started play averaging 17.6 points and 11.6 rebounds, fouled out with the Blue Demons trailing 60-58 with 4:52 left in the second half.

    DePaul was looking to open the season with eight straight wins for the second time in three years and third time overall.

    Smith has 10 points as DePaul took a 33-32 halftime lead. Dickson scored 12 points to help South Florida rebound from a 17-8 deficit 9 minutes into the game.

    Neither team scored during the final minute of regulation and they headed into overtime tied at 64.

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