Thursday, November 29, 2001

College basketball roundup


Florida pounds N.H. 108-56

The Associated Press

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Florida's Matt Bonner (15) keeps the defensive pressure on New Hampshire's Assane Faye
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        DURHAM, N.H. — Brett Nelson scored 20 points in the first half Wednesday night, leading No.6 Florida to a 108-56 victory over host New Hampshire before the largest college basketball crowd in state history.

        Nelson, one of the country's premier shooting guards, was 6-of-10 from 3-point range in his first-half spurt. He had been shooting only 31 percent from beyond the arc and from the field.

        “I just came out taking good shots and got a rhythm going,” Nelson said.

        He cut his lip at the end of the half and needed three stitches, but Florida (3-1) took a 53-28 halftime lead.

        “I told the guys Nelson's a terrific player, but I know he hasn't been shooting well. If he does, congratulations to him,” New Hampshire coach Phil Rowe said.

        Nelson's teammates made four of nine 3-point attempts in the first half as the Gators scored 30 first-half points from long distance. Nelson played only five minutes in the second half and didn't score.

        Assane Faye had 11 points and Austin Ganly 10 for New Hampshire (0-5).

        FLORIDA (3-1) — Bonner 5-11 2-2 15, Haslem 4-7 2-4 10, Greene 3-6 0-0 7, Nelson 7-15 0-0 20, Hamilton 4-10 1-1 11, White 5-8 1-2 13, Halton 3-6 2-2 10, Lee 4-6 3-3 11, Colas 0-3 9-12 9, King 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 36-73 20-26 108.

        NEW HAMPSHIRE (0-5) — Brown 2-6 2-2 7, Faye 4-8 1-2 11, Peterson 2-7 1-2 5, Bullock 2-5 0-0 6, Ganly 2-10 6-6 10, Sturgill 0-1 0-0 0, Williams 1-5 3-4 6, Catlett 3-8 0-0 8, Dullea 1-1 0-0 3, Collette 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 17-52 13-16 56.

        Halftime—Florida 53, New Hampshire 28. 3-point goals—Florida 16-34 (Nelson 6-14, Bonner 3-5, White 2-3, Halton 2-3, Hamilton 2-5, Greene 1-4), New Hampshire 9-21 (Faye 2-3, Bullock 2-4, Catlett 2-5, Dullea 1-1, Williams 1-2, Brown 1-3, Ganly 0-3). Fouled out—Brown. Rebounds—Florida 41 (Haslem 12), New Hampshire 35 (Brown 11). Assists—Florida 21 (Hamilton 7), New Hampshire 8 (Brown 5). Total fouls—Florida 18, New Hampshire 21. A—7,272.

        No.8 Kansas 105,
       Pittsburg St. 62
       

        LAWRENCE, Kan. — Drew Gooden had 26 points and 13 rebounds for the Jayhawks, his third double-double in four games this season.

        Kansas (3-1) hasn't lost to an NCAA Division II team since a 57-44 defeat by Emporia State on Dec.13, 1947.

        The Jayhawks had three double-digit scoring streaks — including a 19-0 run in the first half — against the Gorillas (3-2), who were led by Cedric Brooks' four 3-pointers and 19 points.

        PITTSBURG ST. (3-2) — Pradia 3-8 1-3 7, Stanley 3-8 1-1 7, Howey 0-4 0-0 0, Brooks 6-13 3-4 19, Ruark 2-6 3-4 7, Willms 0-1 1-2 1, Odaffer 1-6 1-1 3, Vosseler 1-2 0-0 3, McAnally 0-1 0-0 0, Vogt 4-4 2-2 10, Carlson 1-3 0-0 2, Thornton 1-2 1-2 3. Totals 22-58 13-19 62.

        KANSAS (3-1) — Gooden 12-20 2-3 26, Collison 5-7 0-1 10, Hinrich 6-8 3-3 18, Miles 4-6 0-1 9, Boschee 5-11 0-0 12, Harrison 0-1 0-0 0, Ballard 0-2 0-0 0, Langford 2-4 0-0 4, Nash 2-3 4-6 8, Carey 1-2 6-7 8, Lee 3-3 0-0 7, Zerbe 0-0 3-4 3, Kappelmann 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 40-67 18-25 105.

        Halftime—Kansas 52, Pittsburg St. 28. 3-Point goals—Pittsburg St. 5-24 (Brooks 4-10, Vosseler 1-1, Odaffer 0-4, Howey 0-3, Pradia 0-1, Stanley 0-2, Willms 0-1, McAnally 0-1, Carlson 0-1), Kansas 7-14 (Hinrich 3-5, Boschee 2-5, Lee 1-1, Miles 1-1, Harrison 0-1, Ballard 0-1). Fouled out—Stanley, Collison. Rebounds— Pittsburg St. 23 (Pradia, Ruark 7), Kansas 42 (Gooden 13). Assists—Pittsburg St. 15 (Thornton, Carlson 3), Kansas 20 (Langford 5). Total fouls—Pittsburg St. 23, Kansas 22. A—16,100.

        No.15 Boston College 96,
       St. Bonaventure 82
       

        BUFFALO, N.Y. — Troy Bell scored 30 points and Ryan Sidney added 21 as the Eagles rallied.

        Bell hit a 3-pointer with 5:27 remaining to break a 76-76 tie and start a 12-2 run for Boston College (4-0), which went ahead on Bell's 3-pointer with 12 minutes to play.

        J.R. Bremer had 25 points for St. Bonaventure (2-1).

        BOSTON COLLEGE (4-0) — Abgai 6-9 1-1 13, Walls 5-11 1-2 13, Doornekamp 4-6 0-0 8, Bell 12-16 0-0 30, Sidney 10-17 0-1 21, Watson 5-8 1-4 11, Ross 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 42-67 3-8 96.

        ST. BONAVENTURE (2-1) — Massiah 2-6 0-1 4, Cheeks 3-3 0-0 6, Bremer 8-17 6-9 25, Green 6-10 2-2 17, Prato 4-12 2-4 11, Gansey 3-9 1-2 7, Shepherd 0-1 2-2 2, Methot-Lottin 4-7 0-0 10. Totals 30-65 13-20 82.

        Halftime—St. Bonaventure 52, Boston College 40. 3-Point Goals—Boston College 9-16 (Bell 6-9, Walls 2-5, Sidney 1-2), St. Bonaventure 9-31 (Bremer 3-10, Green 3-5, Methot-Lottin 2-3, Prato 1-5, Massiah 0-3, Gansey 0-4, Shepherd 0-1). Fouled out—Agbai. Rebounds—Boston College 41 (Sidney 12), St. Bonaventure 26 (Gansey 6). Assists—Boston College 24 (Sidney 8), St. Bonaventure 18 (Green 9). Total Fouls—Boston College 19, St. Bonaventure 15. A—7,042.

        No.18 Georgetown 91,
       Bethune-Cookman 61
       
WASHINGTON — Wesley Wilson scored 21 points and Kevin Braswell added 20 for the Hoyas.

        Gerald Riley scored 19 points for Georgetown (5-1), which earned a lopsided victory over its fourth straight opponent. The Hoyas have beaten Coastal Carolina, Towson, Grambling and Bethune-Cookman (1-3) by an average of 35 points.

        Richard Toussaint led Bethune-Cookman with 21 points.

        Georgetown, which led by as many as 38 points in the second half, beat Bethune-Cookman for the sixth straight time. The Hoyas shot 30-for-58 (52 percent) and forced 20 turnovers by the Wildcats, who shot just 19-for-55 (35 percent).

        BETHUNE-COOKMAN (1-3) — Toussaint 6-18 9-12 21, Cox 4-8 4-4 13, Nicholson 3-6 1-2 7, Williams 1-1 4-4 6, Walsh 1-2 1-2 3, Cage 1-2 1-1 3, Riddick 1-8 0-0 3, King 1-3 0-1 2, Ba 1-2 0-0 2, Lauder 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 19-55 21-29 61.

        GEORGETOWN (5-1) — Wilson 7-9 7-9 21, Braswell 7-11 4-5 20, Riley 8-13 2-3 19, Samnick 1-6 7-8 9, Freeman 3-6 0-0 7, Hall 1-5 3-4 6, Sweetney 1-1 2-2 4, Thomas 1-3 1-2 3, Hillier 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 30-58 26-33 91.

        Halftime—Georgetown 49, Bethune-Cookman 24. 3-Point goals—Bethune-Cookman 2-14 (Cox 1-4, Riddick 1-7, Lamonde 0-1, Toussaint 0-2), Georgetown 5-11 (Braswell 2-3, Freeman 1-2, Riley 1-3, Hall 1-3). Fouled out—Walsh, Freeman. Rebounds—Bethune-Cookman 30 (Toussaint 4), Georgetown 44 (Wilson 10). Assists—Bethune-Cookman 8 (Riddick, Cage 3), Georgetown 20 (Braswell 6). Total fouls—Bethune-Cookman 26, Georgetown 22. A—1,865.

        No.19 St. Joseph's 84,
       Delaware 57
       
NEWARK, Del. — Marvin O'Connor scored 21 points in 22 minutes for the Hawks, who won their third straight game.

        St. Joseph (3-1) shot 63 percent from the field in the first half and 55 percent overall. The Hawks led 48-28 at halftime, the first time in 64 home games that Delaware trailed by 10 or more at the half.

        Sean Knitter scored 11 points to lead Delaware (2-3), which trailed only 22-18 after a hook shot by Maurice Sessoms with 8:25 left in the half.

        ST. JOSEPH'S (3-1) — Crenshaw 6-9 3-3 16, Reid 4-6 0-4 8, Phillips 4-7 0-0 8, O'Connor 7-11 4 -4 21, Nelson 5-10 1-1 12, Miller 0-1 0-0 0, Farrelly 1-1 0-0 3, Martelli 0-1 0-0 0, Barley 0-1 0-0 0, West 1-3 1-2 3, Carroll 1-2 0-0 3, Bryant 1-1 0-0 2, Sazonov 3-7 2-4 8. Totals 33-60 11-18 84.

        DELAWARE (2-3) — Wentt 1-2 0-0 2, Hindenlang 1-1 0-0 2, Sessoms 3-9 3-4 9, Rowland 1-8 0-0 2, Iversen 1-7 1-2 4, Slattery 3-8 0-0 7, Ames 4-10 0-0 10, Smith 0-0 0-0 0, Curry 1-1 0-0 2, Knitter 3-5 2-2 11, Xenakis 4-5 0-2 8. Totals 22-56 6-10 57.

        Halftime Score—St. Joesph's 48-28. 3-point Goals— St. Joseph's 7-15 (O'Connor 3-6, Crenshaw 1-1, Farrelly 1-1, Carroll 1-1, Nelson 1-3, Martelli 0-1, Phillips 0-2), Delaware 7-20 (Knitter 3-4, Ames 2-3, Iversen 1-5. Slattery 1-5, Rowland 0-3). Fouled Out—none. Rebounds—St. Joseph's 33 (Phillips 9), Delaware 33 (Iversen, Knitter 6). Assists—St. Joseph's 17 (Nelson 6), Delaware 16 (Rowland 4). Technical Foul—Delaware bench. Total Fouls—St. Joseph's 14, Delaware 17. Attendance—5,187.

        No.20 Memphis 86,
       Christian Brothers 54
       
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Dajuan Wagner scored 18 of his 25 points in the second half for the Tigers.

        Wagner hit 11 of his first 23 shots and led Memphis (5-2) to a double-digit lead midway through the first half against its Division II opponent, which shot 7-for-25 and committed 14 turnovers in the first half.

        Adam Heitzman and Joshua Moses each scored 18 points for Christian Brothers (1-3).

        CHRISTIAN BROTHERS (1-3) — Heitzman 7-16 0-1 18, Corbin 0-6 0-0 0, Reaves 2-5 0-0 4, Dowdle 0-8 4-6 4, Moses 7-12 2-2 18, Sims 0-0 0-0 0, Bazely 1-1 0-0 2, Oswalt 1-2 0-0 3, Francis 0-0 0-0 0, Hoover 0-2 0-0 0, Haynes 0-0 2-3 2, Walker 1-2 0-1 3. Totals 19-54 8-13 54.

        MEMPHIS (5-2) — Wise 6-9 0-1 12, Barron 3-3 4-4 10, Burks 5-9 0-1 10, Wagner 11-23 1-1 25, Rice 3-7 0-0 6, McFadgon 2-7 2-2 7, Massie 3-5 0-2 6, Erwin 1-2 0-0 2, Root 0-1 0-0 0, Diarra 2-4 0-0 4, Barclay 1-4 2-2 4. Totals 37-74 9-13 86.

        Halftime—Memphis 31-16. 3-Point goals—Christian Brothers 8-24 (Heitzman 4-8, Moses 2-4, Oswalt 1-1, Walker, 1-2, Hoover 0-1, Corbin 0-1, Dowdle 0-7), Memphis 3-6 (Wagner 2-3, McFadgon 1-2, Root 0-1). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—Christian Brothers 25 (Reaves 7), Memphis 50 (Massie 13). Assists—Christian Brothers 10 (Moses, Dowdle 2), Memphis 18 (Wagner 5). Total fouls— Christian Brothers 15, Memphis 17. A—5,213.

        No.22 Michigan St.
       at No.9 Virginia, ppd.
       
RICHMOND, Va. — The game was postponed with 15:04 left in the second half because of condensation on the floor at Richmond Coliseum. The game was being played with the court on top of the ice rink used by a minor-league hockey team, and the surface was deemed too dangerous to continue play.

        Virginia was ahead 31-28 when the game was called. “You can only control what you can control,” Virginia coach Pete Gillen said. “We couldn't control the moisture and condensation.”

        The final play ended with Travis Watson sprawled on the floor after slipping while attempting to cover a Michigan State player on an inbounds play.

        Indiana 79,
       North Carolina 66
       
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The Tar Heels have started 0-3 for the first time since the 1928-29 season, thanks to big plays by the Hoosiers' A.J. Moye and Tom Coverdale in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

        Moye and Coverdale combined to go 7-for-8 from 3-point range in the opening 20 minutes as Indiana (4-1) built a 10-point lead by making of 9nine of 17 shots from behind the arc and never let struggling North Carolina into the game. Moye finished with 20 points, and Coverdale had 17.

        UNC must beat Georgia Tech on Sunday or avoid its first 0-4 start in 92 years.

        Georgia Tech 62,
       Wisconsin 61
       
ATLANTA — Halston Lane made two free throws with 14 seconds left as the Yellow Jackets (3-3) rallied in an ACC-Big Ten Challenge game.

        Kirk Penney missed a desperation jumper at the buzzer for the Badgers (1-4), prompting Georgia Tech students from the standing-room-only sections underneath the baskets to storm the court in celebration.

        The Yellow Jackets (3-3) trailed by 20 points with 16 minutes left, and were still down by 11 with 4:18 remaining. But the Badgers (1-4) didn't score again, and Tony Akins scored seven points to help pull Georgia Tech to 61-60.

        After a turnover by Travon Davis, Lane missed a jumper but Akins chased down a long rebound. Akins then drove and dished passed to Lane, who was fouled by Penney. Lane then made his only two free throws of the game.

        Akins finished with 20 points, and Penny and Davis scored 14 apiece for Wisconsin.

        Wisconsin has not beaten a Division I team this year. The Badgers' only victory came against Division II Hawaii-Hilo.

        Bowling Green 65,
       Michigan 59
       
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Keith McLeod scored 17 points as the Falcons gave the Wolverines their second straight loss to a Mid-American Conference team.

        Bowling Green (4-1) outscored Michigan (2-2) 12-1 over the final 3:15. It was Michigan's second loss in less than a week to a MAC team. The Wolverines (2-2) lost last week at Western Michigan 79-73.

        Notre Dame 86,
       Army 49
       
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Ryan Humphrey scored 14 points during a 19-0 second-half run, finishing with 27 points for the Fighting Irish.

        Notre Dame (6-0) is off to its best start since going 7-0 to open the 1992-93 season. The loss kept Army (3-1) from opening with four straight wins for the first time since 1978-79 when it was coached by Mike Krzyzewski.

        NORTHEASTERN:

        A player who collapsed after a game was released from the hospital and was expected to play in his team's game today against Virginia Tech. Center Cornelius Wright fainted outside the locker room following Northeastern's 68-61 loss to Harvard on Tuesday, then complained of severe abdominal pain.

        Polgreen said doctors thought Wright might have suffered from a severe cramp or heat exhaustion.

        COORS LAWSUIT:

        The NCAA has filed a federal lawsuit against Coors Brewing Co., accusing it of giving away Final Four tickets as part of a promotion without the NCAA's permission.

        The complaint, filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis, seeks unspecified monetary damages and a court order to prevent Coors from offering NCAA Tournament tickets in future contests.

        It alleges that Coors engaged in trademark infringement and unfair competition when it gave away four tickets to the 2001 Final Four during a “Coors Light Tourney Time Sweepstakes”.

        Each ticket sold to Final Four games carries a statement that it cannot be used in a promotion or offered as a prize in a sweepstakes or contest without the NCAA's permission, NCAA spokesman Wally Renfro said.

        The NCAA learned of Coors' sweepstakes promotion last spring near the end of the Final Four in Minneapolis.

        The Indianapolis-based college sports governing body advised Coors at that time to drop the tickets from its promotion and to also stop using phrases similar to trademarks held by the NCAA — including “Final Four”, “March Madness” and “NCAA”.

        Coors refused to alter its promotion, Renfro said.

        “The heart of the matter is that Coors has unfairly used the association's marks for its own promotions and as prizes for its promotions and has traded on the good name of the NCAA,” he said.

        Coors spokesman Hilary Martin said she had left several messages with Coors officials to comment on the lawsuit. By early evening, none had returned those calls.

       



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