Saturday, November 10, 2001

Arizona pulls 2nd shocker


No. 6 Florida loses 75-71 in tourney final

The Associated Press

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Jason Gardner lit up the Wildcats for 23 points.
(AP photo)
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        NEW YORK — Rick Anderson, a junior forward who sat out last season as a redshirt, scored Arizona's final six points and the Wildcats beat No.6 Florida 75-71 to win the season-opening Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic at Madison Square Garden.

        On Thursday night, Arizona, which returned one starter from last season, shocked No.2 Maryland 71-67. Maybe it wasn't such a shock.

        Anderson, who finished with 11 points, hit an 18-footer as the shot clock expired with 1:41 left to give Arizona a 71-69 lead.

        Jason Gardner led the Wildcats with 23 points.

        FLORIDA (1-1) — Greene 3-6 0-0 7, Bonner 6-15 2-2 15, Haslem 5-10 4-5 14, Nelson 5-15 0-0 13, Hamilton 2-6 0-0 4, Lee 3-6 1-3 7, White 2-3 0-1 4, Halton 2-3 0-0 5, Colas 1-2 0-0 2, Totals 29-66 7-11 71.

        ARIZONA (2-0) — Anderson 5-10 1-3 11, Walton 2-9 4-6 8, Fox 2-2 2-5 6, Bynum 5-11 3-4 16, Gardner 7-11 4-7 23, Frye 2-2 0-0 4, Stoudamire 1-4 4-4 7, Latimore 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 24-50 18-29 75.

        Halftime—Arizona 38-36. 3-Point goals—Florida 6-25 (Nelson 3-11, Halton 1-2, Greene 1-3, Bonner 1-5, White 0-1, Hamilton 0-3), Arizona 9-19 (Gardner 5-8, Bynum 3-5, Stoudamire 1-2, Anderson 0-1, Walton 0-3). Fouled out— None. Rebounds—Florida 35 (Haslem 8), Arizona 37 (Walton, Fox 8). Assists—Florida 14 (Nelson 7), Arizona 17 (Walton, Gardner 5). Total fouls—Florida 25, Arizona 16. A—15,404.
        No.2 Maryland 82,
       No.16 Temple 74
       

        NEW YORK — Juan Dixon scored 15 of his 25 points on 3-pointers and Maryland improved its long-range shooting from its opening-game loss to win the third-place game.

        In losing to Arizona, the Terrapins (1-1) were just 7-for-27 from behind the arc. With Dixon leading the way against Temple's matchup zone, Maryland improved to 63.2 (12-for-19).

        TEMPLE (0-2) — Wesby 2-13 3-3 8, Lyde 5-11 3-6 13, Rollerson 3-5 3-3 9, Greer 10-21 4-4 27, Murry 2-6 0-0 6, Elliott 0-0 0-0 0, Polk 4-11 0-0 11, Jefferson 0-0 0-2 0, Jameson 0-0 0-0 0, Smith 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 26-68 13-18 74.

        MARYLAND (1-1) — Holden 2-3 1-1 5, Mouton 4-5 3-4 13, Baxter 2-3 3-5 7, Blake 6-7 4-4 20, Dixon 8-18 4-4 25, McCall 1-2 0-0 3, Nicholas 0-0 0-0 0, Wilcox 2-5 3-8 7, Randle 1-1 0-2 2. Totals 26-44 18-28 82.

        Halftime—Maryland 39-32. 3-Point goals—Temple 9-26 (Greer 3-6, Polk 3-8, Murry 2-6, Wesby 1-6), Maryland 12-19 (Dixon 5-10, Blake 4-5, Mouton 2-3, McCall 1-1). Fouled out—Rollerson, Greer. Rebounds—Temple 34 (Lyde 10), Maryland 36 (Wilcox 9). Assists—Temple 7 (Lyde, Greer 3), Maryland 20 (Nicholas 6). Total fouls— Temple 20, Maryland 13. A—NA.

       



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