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Final OT

(21) Pittsburgh 76

(9-1, 2-1 away)

Austin Peay 75

(3-8, 2-0 OVC)

3:00 PM ET, December 20, 2009

1 2 OT T
#21PITT 33 38 576
PEAY 31 40 475

Sims' jumper gives Pitt final lead in overtime as it squeaks past Austin Peay

Associated Press

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Jania Sims' jumper with 1:04 left in overtime gave Pittsburgh (No. 19 ESPN/USA Today, No. 21 AP) the lead for good and the Panthers beat Austin Peay 76-75 Sunday.

Sims, who finished with 12 points, scored the final three points in the extra period for Pittsburgh (9-1), adding a free throw with 9.9 seconds left to give the Panthers a three-point lead.

Ashley Herring missed a long 3-pointer for Austin Peay (3-8) and Meghan Bussabarger was fouled on the rebound with 1.4 seconds left.

Bussabarger made both to cut the lead back to one, but Pittsburgh got the ball in and ran out the clock.

Brittany Thomas led Pittsburgh with 15 points and Chelsea Cole finished with 19 rebounds for Pittsburgh, including an offensive rebound and kickout to Sims for a tying 3-pointer.

Jasmine Rayner had 21 points and 12 rebounds for the Governors.

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