Saturday, December 01, 2001

College basketball roundup


Spartans cruise in Coca-Cola Classic

The Associated Press

        EAST LANSING, Mich. — Freshman Chris Hill and sophomore Marcus Taylor each scored 16 points Friday night to lift No.22 Michigan State to a 81-68 victory over Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne in the semifinals of the Spartan Coca-Cola Classic.

        The Spartans (3-2), who have won the last five Classics, will play the winner of Friday's other semifinal between Maine and Lamar in today's championship game.

        Adam Wolfe added 13 points and Kelvin Torbert also had 12 for Michigan State, which extended the nation's longest homecourt winning streak to 47 games.

        Jeremy King led IPFW (0-5) with 17 points and Nick Wise had 11.

        After taking a 31-20 halftime lead, Michigan State blew open the game at the start of the second half. Hill scored 11 of the Spartans' first 13 points to help Michigan State to a 44-28 advantage with 15:59 remaining.

        IND.-PUR.-FT. WAYNE (0-5) — King 5-11 6-7 17, Watkins 1-6 2-2 4, Njie 1-3 0-1 2, Woodall 2-5 5-5 9, Wise 4-14 0-0 11, Wyand 2-10 3-4 8, Batts 0-1 0-0 0, Henderson 3-6 2-2 8, Noll 2-5 2-2 8, Shepherd 0-1 1-2 1. Totals 20-62 21-25 68.

        MICHIGAN ST. (3-2) — Anagonye 3-7 2-3 8, Ballinger 1-2 0-0 2, Taylor 3-10 9-12 16, Anderson 3-9 2-2 8, Torbert 4-8 4-6 12, Wolfe 5-11 2-3 13, Hill 6-10 1-1 16, Ishbia 0-1 0-0 0, Bograkos 1-1 0-0 2, Andreas 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 28-63 20-27 81.

        Halftime—Michigan St. 31, Ind-Pur-Ft Wayne 20. 3-Point goals—Ind-Pur-Ft Wayne 7-27 (Wise 3-9, Noll 2-5, King 1-2, Wyand 1-9, Watkins 0-2), Michigan St. 5-15 (Hill 3-6, Wolfe 1-2, Taylor 1-5, Ballinger 0-1, Torbert 0-1). Fouled out—Woodall, Hill. Rebounds—Ind-Pur-Ft Wayne 35 (King, Henderson 6), Michigan St. 51 (Taylor 8). Assists—Ind-Pur-Ft Wayne 12 (Woodall 4), Michigan St. 19 (Taylor 9). Total fouls—Ind-Pur-Ft Wayne 23, Michigan St. 19. A—14,759.
        No.7 Iowa 73,
       Alabama St. 64

        IOWA CITY, Iowa — Reggie Evans and Luke Recker overcame poor starts to score 14 points each, and Iowa shook off feisty Alabama State in the second half.

        Iowa (5-2) was coming off consecutive losses to No.3 Missouri and No.1 Duke and figured to have an easy time against Alabama State (1-5), which had lost to Oregon by 40 two weeks ago. It didn't happen that way.

        The Hornets made things difficult for Iowa behind Keith Gamble's 25 points. They led by as many as 10 points in the first half and it was midway in the second half before the Hawkeyes got the lead for good.

        ALABAMA ST. (1-5) — Gamble 9-13 2-2 25, Levett 1-5 3-3 5, Pettway 5-10 8-8 18, Campbell 2-4 0-0 4, Ball 2-6 0-1 5, Harris 0-0 0-0 0, Williams 1-2 0-0 3, Oliver 1-4 0-0 2, Branch 0-0 0-0 0, Green 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 22-47 13-14 64.

        IOWA (5-2) — Worley 4-4 2-5 11, Henderson 5-10 2-2 12, Evans 5-12 4-7 14, Pierce 1-5 2-2 4, Recker 6-16 0-0 14, Leslie 2-3 0-0 4, Hogan 0-2 2-2 2, Reiner 4-8 4-5 12, Boyd 0-0 0-0 0, Thompson 0-0 0-0 0, Sonderleiter 0-0 0-1 0. Totals 27-60 16-24 73.

        Halftime—Alabama St. 37, Iowa 30. 3-Point goals— Alabama St. 7-14 (Gamble 5-7, Ball 1-4, Williams 1-1, Levett 0-1, Campbell 0-1), Iowa 3-9 (Recker 2-7, Worley 1-1, Hogan 0-1). Fouled out—none. Rebounds—Alabama St. 25 (Pettway 6), Iowa 38 (Evans, Pierce 8). Assists—Alabama St. 14 (Campbell 5), Iowa 18 (Pierce, Recker, Leslie 3). Total fouls—Alabama St. 22, Iowa 18.
        No.16 Ball St. 106,
       Elon 65

        MUNCIE, Ind. — Theron Smith scored 20 points and had 17 rebounds, and Ball State set a school record with 14 3-pointers.

        It was Ball State's first game since breaking into the Top 25 after upsetting No.3 UCLA and No.4 Kansas last week at the Maui Invitational.

        Ball State (3-1) took control with a 19-4 run at the end of the first half to build a 44-29 lead., then sealed the victory with a 15-0 run in the second half.

        Elon (2-4) was led by David Hall, who finished with 23 points, 17 in the first half.

        ELON (2-4) — Marsh 4-13 1-2 9, McCleod 3-4 2-2 8, Adams 0-1 0-0 0, Harvin 1-4 0-0 2, Hall 9-15 2-2 23, Sims 3-8 0-0 7, Moreira 2-6 1-3 5, Newton 0-1 0-0 0, Johnson 2-3 0-0 4, Kriby 1-1 0-0 2, Backs 0-1 0-0 0, Atoyebi 1-7 3-4 5. Totals 26-64 9-13 65.

        BALL ST. (3-1) — Smith 6-11 7-10 20, Jones 3-6 0-0 6, Jackson 6-11 3-4 17, Williams 5-11 7-7 19, McCollom 2-6 2-3 7, Robbins 5-7 2-2 17, Bennett 1-1 0-0 3, Willingham 2-3 0-0 5, Owens 1-3 1-2 3, Lynch 1-1 0-0 3, Burns 2-4 0-0 4, Bushong 0-0 2-2 2. Totals 34-64 24-30 106.

        Halftime—Ball St. 44, Elon 29. 3-Point goals—Elon 4-13 (Hall 3-6, Sims 1-4, McCleod 0-1, Harvin 0-1, Atoyebi 0-1), Ball St. 14-25 (Robbins 5-6, Jackson 2-5, Williams 2-6, Lynch 1-1, Willingham 1-1, Bennett 1-1, Smith 1-2, McCollom 1-3). Fouled out—Owens. Rebounds— Elon 35 (Hall, Atoyebi 6) Ball St. 39 (Smith 17). Assists— Elon 10 (Harvin 3), Ball St. 19 (Jackson 5). Total fouls— Elon 22, Ball St. 18. A—7,520.
        No.23 Marquette 76,
       Texas Southern 40
       MILWAUKEE — Dwyane Wade had 19 points and seven assists and Marquette routed winless Texas Southern.

        Marquette, which won the Great Alaska Shootout, improved to 6-0 for the first time since 1997, when the Golden Eagles won their first 10.

        Cordell Henry added 13 points for Marquette, which never trailed, and reserve Travis Diener added 10. Rakim Hollis led the Tigers (0-4) with 15 points.

        TEXAS SOUTHERN (0-4) — Sneed 1-2 0-2 2, Butler 3-10 2-3 8, Clark 2-9 0-0 4, Hoyer 4-10 1-1 11, Hollis 5-8 4-5 15, Timmons 0-0 0-0 0, Lander 0-0 0-0 0, Hogan 0-0 0-0 0, Byrd 0-0 0-0 0, Balom 0-0 0-2 0. Totals 15-39 7-13 40.

        MARQUETTE (6-0) — Townsend 4-7 1-2 11, Harris 2-4 0-0 4, Nnamaka 2-8 0-1 4, Wade 8-13 1-3 19, Henry 6-11 0-0 13, Merritt 2-7 2-4 6, Diener 4-5 0-0 10, Menard 0-3 0-0 0, Howard 1-1 0-0 2, Diggs 1-5 0-0 3, Sanders 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 32-67 4-10 76.

        Halftime—Marquette 37, Texas Southern 21. 3-Point goals—Texas Southern 3-12 (Hoyer 2-5, Hollis 1-3, Clark 0-1, Butler 0-3), Marquette 8-20 (Diener 2-3, Townsend 2-4, Wade 2-4, Diggs 1-3, Henry 1-5, Merritt 0-1). Fouled out—Sanders. Rebounds—Texas Southern 21 (Butler 8), Marquette 41 (Harris 10). Assists—Texas Southern 11 (Clark 3), Marquette 25 (Wade 8). Total fouls—Texas Southern 10, Marquette 16.

       



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