LOS ANGELES — Courtney Jaco's 3-pointer with 5 seconds remaining lifted the USC women's basketball team to a 68-67 win over Albany Sunday in the championship game of the Women of Troy Classic.
It was Jaco's sixth 3 of the game, which tied a career high.
Albany got an off-balance shot in the closing seconds, but it wouldn't fall for the Great Danes (8-3).
The heart-stopping win also kept intact USC’s perfect start to the season. The Trojans are now 11-0 overall, marking the best season start since 1982-83.
Jaco was named the Women of Troy Classic MVP after her 18-point performance in the title match, joined by fellow Trojan Kristen Simon on the All-Tournament Team. Albany’s Shereesha Richards, Florida A&M’s Olivia Antilla and UC Davis’ Morgan Bertsch were also named to the Women of Troy Classic All-Tournament Team.
Florida Gulf Coast 57, Arizona 55
TRUJILLO ALTO, Puerto Rico — Florida Gulf Coast edged Arizona at the Puerto Rico Classic.
Malena Washington came off the bench to lead the Wildcats (7-3) with 11 points.
Kaneisha Atwater had a game-high 14 points for FGCU (8-4).
Washington St. 66, Kansas 53
LAWRENCE, Kan. — A 22-point fourth quarter helped Washington State put away host Kansas.
The Cougars (9-2) outscored Kansas 22-12 in the final period.
Dawnyelle Awa led all scorers with 19 points for Washington State. Lauren Aldridge had 13 points for Kansas (5-5).