(17) DePaul 71

(4-1, 1-1 away)

Green Bay 70

(3-3, 1-1 home)

    8:00 PM ET, November 29, 2006

    1 2 T
    #17DEP 36 3571
    GB 29 4170

    Smith hits shot in final second as DePaul avoids upset

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Caprice Smith hit a runner in the lane with 0.4 seconds left to give DePaul (No. 21 ESPN/USA Today, No. 17 AP) a 71-70 victory over Wisconsin-Green Bay on Wednesday night.

    Smith finished with 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting and had 11 rebounds.

    The Phoenix (3-3) nearly completed a comeback from a 15-point second-half deficit, with Natalie Berglin's steal and breakaway layup with 10 seconds left giving Wisconsin-Green Bay a 70-69 lead, its first since early in the first half.

    The Blue Demons took more than half of their field-goal attempts from the 3-point arc, finishing 12-of-36 from long range.

    DePaul (4-1) had two chances to win the game. But the Blue Demons' first attempt was blocked before Smith took the inbound pass with 3.6 seconds remaining, split the defenders and hit a 12-footer.

    Jenna Rubino added 13 points and 10 rebounds, Allie Quigley had 20 points and Missy Mitidiero chipped in 12 for DePaul.

    Wisconsin-Green Bay's Amanda Popp scored 19 points, Berglin added 16 and Nicole Soulis had 13.

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