STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Tyra Grant scored 19 points, and Mashea Williams and Kam Gissendanner each added 16 to lead Penn State over Pittsburgh (No. 21 ESPN/USA Today, No. 20 AP) 80-74 to win the WBCA Classic on Sunday.
Janessa Wolfe scored 14 points and tournament MVP Brianne O'Rourke added 10 for Penn State (3-0).Shavonte Zellous had 14 points for Pittsburgh (2-1) while Jania Sims and Mallorie Winn each had 13, and Taneisha Harrison had 12 points. Pitt forward Marcedes Walker fouled out with 7:18 left after scoring nine points, all in the second half.A 3-pointer by Mallorie Winn pulled the Panthers to 77-74 with 24 seconds left, but free throws by Williams and Gissendanner sealed the game for the Lady Lions.Penn State is 16-1 against Pittsburgh in State College and has not lost to the Panthers in Happy Valley since 1988.Earlier, Arizona (1-2) beat Charlotte (0-3) 86-77 in overtime.