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Last minute layup wins it for No. 14 ASU

November 23, 2007

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) -Kirsten Thompson's layup with three seconds to go gave No. 14 Arizona State a 60-58 win over Iowa in the final game of the Caribbean Challenge on Friday.

Lauren Lacey scored 19, Sybil Dosty had 12 and Briann January added 11 for the Sun Devils, who bounced back after a loss to No. 10 Oklahoma on Thursday.

Kristi Smith lead the Hawkeyes (4-1) with 18 points.

Arizona State (3-2) had a 10-point lead in the first half, but a jump shot by Smith at the buzzer gave Iowa a 28-27 halftime lead.

The Sun Devils trailed most of the second half until Jill Noe nailed a three pointer with 3:34 remaining for a 54-53 lead.

Smith tied it at 58 with 25 seconds to go, but Thompson got the ball in the low post with seconds to go and easily scored the winning basket.

Smith had one last chance, but lost the ball.