Epiphanny Prince scored 13 points, including the go-ahead basket with 35 seconds to play, as No. 14 Rutgers avoided an upset with a 58-56 victory over Prairie View A&M last night in Piscataway, N.J.

Held in check by the Panthers (2-7) for most of the game, Prince scored Rutgers' final five points.

Heather Zurich and Brittany Ray also had 13 points each as Rutgers (5-2) won its 18th straight at the Louis Brown Athletic Center.

Tennessee 81, Middle Tennessee 52 -

Shekinna Stricklen scored a career-high 20 points as the seventh-ranked Vols (7-1) easily handled the Blue Raiders (5-4) in Knoxville, Tenn.

The young Vols, who have struggled with their shooting this season, made a season-best 50.8 percent against the Blue Raiders.


Kathryn Stockbower scored 22 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead


to a 75-62 nonleague win over visiting


. . . Lindsey Tennett scored a career-high 27 points to lead host

Holy Family

to a 62-51 win over



Fairfield 69, Fordham 66 -

Lyndon Jordan hit a three-pointer with two seconds remaining to lift the Stags (7-3) over the Rams (1-7) in New York.

Luke Devine's basket with 20 seconds to go had tied the score for Fordham.

Jordan then hit his winning shot to lift Fairfield to its sixth straight win.


Justin Swidowski scored 18 points but

Holy Family

fell to visiting