Sunday, January 13, 2002

Top 25 roundup


Third-ranked Gators going strong

The Associated Press

        NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The best start in school history keeps getting better for the third-ranked Florida Gators.

        Matt Bonner scored 29 points to lead five Gators in double figures and had 12 rebounds as Florida beat Vanderbilt 95-85 Saturday for its 13th straight victory.

        The Gators (14-1, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) also won their 10th consecutive league game and won consecutive games in Memorial Gym for the first time since 1984-1985.

        Vanderbilt (10-6, 0-3 Southeastern Conference) made school history with its 12th consecutive SEC loss dating to last season.

        The Commodores' only comfort was in keeping the final score as close as it was against a team that leads the country with an average margin of victory of 22.8 points.

        The Gators (14-1, 3-0) never trailed after Bonner made two free throws for a 21-19 lead, and they led by as many as 25 points twice as they used their height advantage in the frontcourt to outrebound Vanderbilt 43-20.
       

        FLORIDA (14-1) — Bonner 10-13 5-5 28, Haslem 2-6 5-8 10, Greene 0-1 2-2 2, Nelson 6-13 4-6 20, Hamilton 1-4 0-0 2, White 4-6 0-1 10, Halton 0-1 5-6 5, Lee 4-4 3-3 11, Colas 2-4 3-4 7, King 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-52 28-35 95.

        VANDERBILT (10-6) — Freije 6-12 7-8 21, Przybyszewski 3-6 4-4 10, Plavich 6-10 0-0 18, Howard 3-14 3-4 11, Moore 1-7 4-4 7, Thornton 4-5 3-4 11, Holwerda 2-2 0-0 4, Hundley 1-1 1-1 3, Smith 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 26-59 22-25 85.

        Halftime—Florida 46-29. 3-point goals—Florida 9-21 (Nelson 4-9, Bonner 3-5, White 2-3, Greene 0-1, Halton 0-1, Hamilton 0-2), Vanderbilt 11-29 (Plavich 6-10, Freije 2-3, Howard 2-9, Moore 1-5, Przybyszewski 0-1, Smith 0-1). Fouled out—Nelson, Holwerda. Rebounds—Florida 43 (Bonner 12), Vanderbilt 20 (Freije 5). Assists—Florida 16 (Green 5), Vanderbilt 15 (Holwerda 5). Total fouls—Florida 20, Vanderbilt 26. A—13,172.

No.5 Oklahoma 98, Texas Tech 72
NORMAN, Okla. — Ebi Ere and Hollis Price led a first-half blitz that gave Oklahoma a big lead, and the Sooners went on to hand Bob Knight his first Big 12 Conference loss.

               Price finished with a season-high 27 points and Ere scored 25 for the Sooners (13-1, 2-0), who controlled the game from the start and won their 12th straight.

        Texas Tech (13-2, 2-1) had won 10 in a row.

        Andy Ellis, the Red Raiders' leading scorer with a 17.9-point average, had just eight on 2-of-7 shooting. TEXAS TECH (13-2) — Storozynski 0-2 3-4 3, Powell 6-13 4-6 16, Ellis 2-7 4-4 8, Emmett 3-7 6-8 12, Chavis 2-4 2-2 7, Shropshire 0-3 2-2 2, Doudney 2-6 0-0 6, Marshall 3-5 0-1 6, Ross 2-2 3-3 7, Valdez 1-9 0-0 3, Michalec 1-4 0-2 2. Totals 22-62 24-32 72.

        OKLAHOMA (13-1) — McGhee 5-15 4-5 14, Brown 1-3 0-0 2, Ere 9-14 5-8 25, White 3-7 0-0 8, Price 9-13 3-4 27, Cano 0-0 0-0 0, Detrick 5-12 7-7 17 Johnston 0-0 0-0 0, Ainooson 0-2 0-0 0, Selvy 2-4 0-1 4, Szendrei 0-0 1-2 1, Liggett 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-70 20-27 98.

        Halftime—Oklahoma 50-28. 3-point goals—Texas Tech 4-12 (Doudney 2-5, Chavis 1-1, Valdez 1-1, Marshall 0-1, Ellis 0-1, Powell 0-1, Shropshire 0-2), Oklahoma 10-18 (Price 6-7, White 2-3, Ere 2-4, Detrick 0-1, Selvy 0-1, McGhee 0-2). Fouled out—White. Rebounds— Texas Tech 43 (Powell, Ellis 7), Oklahoma 41 (Ere 8). Assists—Texas Tech 11 (Marshall, Emmett 3), Oklahoma 19 (White 8). Total fouls—Texas Tech 19, Oklahoma 20. A—12,654.

No.6 Oklahoma St. 69, Iowa St. 66

               AMES, Iowa — Ivan McFarlin scored 16 points and Oklahoma State overcame a career-high 30 points by Tyray Pearson to end the Cyclones' 19-game conference winning streak at home.

        Oklahoma State (15-1, 2-1 Big 12) led by 10 points with less than eight minutes to play, then held off Iowa State (9-8, 1-2).

        OKLAHOMA ST. (15-1) — McFarlin 6-8 4-4 16, Sanders 3-6 1-3 8, Jonzen 5-8 1-2 11, Baker 4-13 2-2 13, V.Williams 5-14 2-2 13, Crawford 0-0 0-2 0, Broxsie 0-0 0-0 0, Gadson 2-2 0-0 4, A.Williams 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 27-55 10-15 69.

        IOWA ST. (9-8) — Jefferson 3-6 0-0 6, Homan 0-3 0-0 0, Pearson 10-20 10-13 30, Sullivan 4-8 6-8 16, Power 5-9 2-2 12, Bynum 1-2 0-0 2, Morgan 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 23-49 18-23 66.

        Halftime—Oklahoma St. 36-32. 3-Point goals—Oklahoma St. 5-10 (Baker 3-6, Sanders 1-3, V.Williams 1-1), Iowa St. 2-5 (Sullivan 2-2, Power 0-1, Jefferson 0-2). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—Oklahoma St. 32 (McFarlin 8), Iowa St. 30 (Pearson 9). Assists—Oklahoma St. 14 (V.Williams 7), Iowa St. 14 (Morgan 4). Total fouls—Oklahoma St. 21, Iowa St. 15. A—13,226.

No.7 Virginia 71, North Carolina 67
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A poor shooting game didn't prevent Roger Mason Jr. from pulling Virginia out of its Atlantic Coast Conference slump.

               Mason scored 18 points and sank four straight from the line in the final 41.1 seconds to seal a victory.

        Mason was 4-for-13 from the field and had missed seven of eight 3-pointers prior to his winning free throws.

        VIRGINIA (10-2) — Mathis 3-6 0-0 6, Williams 5-10 3-4 15, Watson 4-9 0-1 8, Mason 4-13 9-10 18, Jenifer 2-6 4-4 9, Brown 2-3 0-0 4, Harper 1-2 0-0 3, Hall 3-7 0-0 8, Clark 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 24-57 16-19 71.

        NORTH CAROLINA (5-8) — Manuel 2-5 0-0 5, Capel 5-13 3-3 14, Lang 6-9 6-10 18, Morrison 3-11 0-0 9, Boone 0-2 2-2 2, Scott 1-5 0-0 2, Bersticker 2-2 0-0 4, Williams 5-7 0-0 13, Johnson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 24-55 11-15 67.

        Halftime—Virginia 37-33. 3-point goals—Virginia 7-20 (Williams 2-4, Hall 2-4, Jenifer 1-2, Harper 1-2, Mason 1-8), North Carolina 8-28 (Williams 3-4, Morrison 3-9, Manuel 1-4, Capel 1-6, Boone 0-2, Scott 0-3). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—Virginia 35 (Mathis, Williams 6), North Carolina 30 (Capel 9). Assists—Virginia 11 (Jenifer 4), North Carolina 15 (Morrison 4). Total fouls—Virginia 18, North Carolina 17. A—20,079.

No.12 Syracuse 75, West Virginia 69

               MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Preston Shumpert recovered from a slow start to score 21 points and grab a season-high 11 rebounds to lead Syracuse.

        Syracuse (15-2, 4-0 Big East) ran its winning streak to six games despite a poor-shooting effort and won for the first time in Morgantown in three tries.

        West Virginia (7-7, 0-3), which lost its fifth straight, couldn't hold a second-half lead for the second straight game.

        Shumpert was just 4-of-13 from the field before finding his rhythm midway through the second half to help Syracuse erase a six-point deficit.

        SYRACUSE (15-2) — Warrick 2-8 1-2 5, Shumpert 6-17 5-7 21, Forth 1-3 3-4 5, Duany 7-14 0-0 17, Williams 5-15 6-8 18, Thues 2-4 1-2 5, McNeil 1-1 2-7 4. Totals 24-62 18-30 75.

        WEST VIRGINIA (7-7) — Moss 3-5 11-14 17, Sally 0-3 1-2 1, Oliver 2-2 0-0 4, Hargett 4-18 7-8 17, Armstead 4-11 3-3 14, Schifino 1-5 0-0 3, Briggs 1-2 0-0 2, Garnett 0-1 0-0 0, Yeager 4-6 0-0 9, Hewitt 0-1 0-0 0, Chan 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 20-57 22-27 69.

        Halftime—Syracuse 31, West Virginia 31. 3-Point goals—Syracuse 9-30 (Shumpert 4-12, Duany 3-6, Williams 2-11, Thues 0-1), West Virginia 7-28 (Armstead 3-10, Hargett 2-13, Schifino 1-1, Yeager 1-3, Sally 0-1). Fouled out—Forth. Rebounds—Syracuse 40 (Shumpert 11), West Virginia 45 (Moss 9). Assists—Syracuse 14 (Thues 6), West Virginia 12 (Hargett, Armstead, Yeager 3). Total fouls—Syracuse 18, West Virginia 24. A—13,351.

Oregon 87, No.14 Stanford 79

               EUGENE, Ore. — Luke Jackson scored 27 points and Chris Christoffersen had 16 as Oregon defeated Stanford.

        Frederick Jones added 12 points for the Ducks (12-4, 5-1 Pac-10), who improved to 10-0 — including 4-0 in the conference — at home.

        Casey Jacobsen scored a career-high 32 points to lead Stanford (9-4, 2-2), but he made some mistakes late in the game.

        STANFORD (9-4) — Ju.Davis 2-3 0-1 4, Jacobsen 12-19 4-6 32, Borchardt 10-18 7-8 29, Barnes 1-5 1-2 3, Giovacchini 1-2 2-2 4, Kirchofer 0-1 0-0 0, Childress 1-5 3-4 5, T.Johnson 1-4 0-0 2, Hernandez 0-4 0-0 0, Lottich 0-1 0-0 0, Little 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-62 17-23 79.

        OREGON (12-4) — R.Johnson 1-6 1-2 3, Jackson 10-19 6-7 27, Christoffersen 5-10 6-7 16, Ridnour 3-11 2-2 11, Jones 4-9 3-4 12, Ja.Davis 1-4 0-0 3, Lever 2-5 0-0 5, Helquist 5-6 0-0 10, Michaelis 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 31-70 18-22 87.

        Halftime—Oregon 42-36. 3-Point goals—Stanford 6-12 (Jacobsen 4-4, Borchardt 2-2, Childress 0-1, T.Johnson 0-1, Lottich 0-1, Hernandez 0-3), Oregon 7-19 (Ridnour 3-7, Lever 1-2, Jackson 1-3, Ja.Davis 1-3, Jones 1-4). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—Stanford 35 (Borchardt 9), Oregon 38 (R. Johnson 9). Assists—Stanford 13 (Childress 4), Oregon 13 (Ridnour 6). Total fouls—Stanford 17, Oregon 20. A—9,087.

Auburn 59, No.14 Alabama 56

               AUBURN, Ala. — Marquis Daniels scored Auburn's final eight points as the Tigers (9-5, 1-2 SEC) blew a big lead then rallied for their sixth win in the last eight meetings with Alabama.

        ALABAMA (14-3) — Grizzard 3-11 0-1 7, Walker 0-4 2-2 2, Dudley 6-18 5-6 17, Meade 1-7 3-4 5, Williams 4-12 2-2 12, Rambo 0-0 0-0 0, Smith 2-6 1-2 6, Pettway 2-2 3-3 7. Totals 18-60 16-20 56.

        AUBURN (9-5) — McGadney 0-1 0-0 0, Daniels 4-12 6-9 15, Bird 3-10 2-6 8, Robinson 4-9 2-2 10, Harrington 2-7 1-2 6, Diame 0-1 1-2 1, Killingsworth 4-10 0-0 8, Mitchell 0-1 0-0 0, Davis 2-4 0-0 4, Glass 2-5 1-2 7. Totals 21-60 13-23 59.

        Halftime—Alabama 32, Auburn 30. 3-Point goals—Alabama 4-18 (Williams 2-7, Smith 1-3, Grizzard 1-6, Meade 0-2), Auburn 4-21 (Glass 2-4, Daniels 1-4, Harrington 1-4, McGadney 0-1, Robinson 0-1, Killingsworth 0-1, Mitchell 0-1, Bird 0-5). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—Alabama 38 (Dudley, Williams 9), Auburn 49 (Robinson 11). Assists—Alabama 11 (Williams 4), Auburn 9 (Daniels 3). Total fouls—Alabama 20, Auburn 21. A—10,500.

Georgetown 70, No.16 Boston College 43
BOSTON — Mike Sweetney had 15 points and 11 rebounds and fought off one show of spunk from No. 16 Boston College. Kevin Braswell had 14 points and seven assists and Gerald Riley had 13 points for Georgetown (10-5, 1-2 Big East).

               GEORGETOWN (10-5) — Riley 4-5 3-4 13, Sweetney 6-7 3-6 15, Wilson 3-8 1-1 7, Braswell 6-12 1-2 14, Bethel 4-8 2-2 11, Freeman 0-1 0-2 0, Hall 1-3 0-0 3, Samnick 1-3 1-2 3, Thomas 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 27-50 11-19 70.

        BOSTON COLLEGE (13-3) — Agbai 0-8 4-6 4, Walls 5-14 4-5 16, Doornekamp 1-4 0-0 2, Bell 4-16 0-0 8, Sidney 0-3 0-0 0, Watson 3-8 0-0 6, Zoellner 0-0 0-0 0, Bryant 0-2 0-0 0, Ross 1-4 4-6 7. Totals 14-59 12-17 43.

        Halftime—Georgetown 37, Boston College 36. 3-Point goals—Georgetown 5-11 (Riley 2-2, Bethel 1-2, Hall 1-2, Braswell 1-4, Freeman 0-1), Boston College 3-18 (Walls 2-7, Ross 1-3, Sidney 0-1, Bryant 0-2, Bell 0-5). Fouled out—Wilson, Agbai. Rebounds—Georgetown 39 (Sweetney 11), Boston College 38 (Agbai, Doornekamp, Bell, Ross 5). Assists—Georgetown (18 Braswell 7), Boston College 6 (Bell 5). Technical fouls—Sweetney, Doornekamp. Total fouls—Georgetown 18, Boston College 18. A—8,606.

No.17 Missouri 81, Kansas St. 66

               MANHATTAN, Kan. — Arthur Johnson had a career-high 23 points and grabbed 15 rebounds and Kareem Rush scored 20 points for Missouri.

        Rush, who snapped out of a shooting slump with 29 points the previous game at Iowa State, was 6-of-12 from 3-point range. Clarence Gilbert added 19 points for the Tigers (12-4, 2-1 Big 12), who had lost four of their previous six games after being ranked as high as No.2.

        MISSOURI (12-4) — Bryant 1-2 3-4 5, Rush 7-19 0-0 20, Johnson 10-19 3-3 23, Gilbert 5-11 5-8 19, Paulding 2-7 2-2 7, Stokes 0-1 1-2 1, John 0-2 0-0 0, Gage 3-3 0-0 6, Kroenke 0-2 0-0 0, Ferguson 0-0 0-0 0, Echols 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-66 14-19 81.

        KANSAS ST. (6-7) — Buchanan 3-5 0-0 6, Siebrandt 2-7 2-2 6, Pasco 6-10 3-10 15, Reid 6-14 3-4 17, Williams 2-7 3-4 7, Da Barrosa 2-3 0-0 4, Sulic 0-0 0-0 0, Atchison 1-3 2-2 5, DeJesus 1-2 4-5 6, Canby 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-51 17-27 66.

        Halftime—Missouri 42, Kansas St. 32. 3-Point goals— Missouri 11-26 (Rush 6-12, Gilbert 4-8, Paulding 1-3, John 0-1, Kroenke 0-2), Kansas St. 3-9 (Reid 2-5, Atchison 1-1, Buchanan 0-1, Williams 0-1, DeJesus 0-1). Fouled out—Bryant. Rebounds—Missouri 46 (Johnson 15), Kansas St. 30 (Pasco 10). Assists—Missouri 15 (Stokes 6), Kansas St. 17 (Reid 6). Total fouls—Missouri 23, Kansas St. 19. A—7,112.

No.19 Wake Forest 96, Clemson 55
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Antwan Scott scored 17 points to lead a dominating frontcourt performance in Wake Forest's rout.

               The Demon Deacons (13-3, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their fifth consecutive game and kept pace with No.4 Maryland as the only undefeated teams in the conference.

        Wake has won its three conference games by an average of 28 points.
       Craig Dawson, who has made at least one 3-pointer in every game this season and had a career-high seven in Monday's win over Navy, hit four and finished with 16 points for Wake Forest.

        CLEMSON (11-6) — McKnight 5-12 1-2 13, Hobbs 2-5 0-0 4, Henderson 4-6 0-2 8, Stockman 1-9 0-1 3, Scott 1-8 0-1 2, Nagys 0-2 0-0 0, Allen 0-2 0-0 0, Ford 5-11 1-2 11, Babalola 1-5 0-1 2, Christie 1-8 1-2 3, Holt 0-1 0-0 0, Hendrix 2-2 1-4 5, Clifton 2-3 0-3 4. Totals 24-74 4-18 55.

        WAKE FOREST (13-3) — Howard 6-14 2-2 15, Songaila 4-9 6-8 14, Scott 7-13 2-5 17, Hicks 3-7 0-0 8, Dawson 5-8 2-2 16, Chancellor 0-1 0-0 0, Downey 3-5 0-0 6, Levy 1-2 0-4 2, Danelius 4-7 3-3 11, Williams 0-1 0-0 0, Hickman 1-2 0-0 3, Murray 0-0 0-0 0, Lepore 1-3 2-2 4, Montgomery 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 35-73 17-26 96.

        Halftime—Wake Forest 53-27. 3-point goals—Clemson 3-12 (McKnight 2-4, Stockman 1-5, Scott 0-1, Babalola 0-1, Chrisite 0-1), Wake Forest 9-20 (Dawson 4-7, Hicks 2-5, Scott 1-1, Hickman 1-1, Howard 1-4, Danelius 0-1, Lepore 0-1). Fouled out—Hobbs. Rebounds—Clemson 48 (Henderson 10), Wake Forest 56 (Danelius 13). Assists—Clemson 8 (Scott 5), Wake Forest 23 (Howard, Songaila, Downey 3). Technical foul—Clemson bench. Total fouls—Clemson 21, Wake Forest 20. A—12,139.

No.21 Miami 77, Virginia Tech 68

               BLACKSBURG, Va. — Elton Tyler scored 20 points and Miami snapped a two-game losing streak.

        The Hurricanes (2-2 Big East), who were playing their fourth road game in 10 days, also got 18 points from Marcus Barnes and 16 from Darius Rice.

        Miami finished the conference-opening road trip 2-2 with a victory at Georgetown before losses at Connecticut and St. John's.

        MIAMI (15-2) — Salmons 1-3 4-4 6, Rice 5-12 1-2 16, Jones 5-9 2-2 15, Tyler 6-10 8-8 20, Barnes 6-13 1-1 18, Simmons 0-2 2-2 2, Watson 0-0 0-0 0, Berumen 0-0 0-0 0, Coelho 0-1 0-0 0, Djahue 0-1 0-0 0, Frisby 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-51 18-19 77.

        VIRGINIA TECH (6-10) — Matthews 3-12 0-0 7, Taylor 6-9 5-6 17, Dongo 0-0 0-0 0, Chase 3-5 1-2 10, Dixon 4-12 2-2 11, Hamilton 2-8 1-2 6, Branham 1-3 0-0 3, Carter 5-10 0-0 10, Smith 0-2 1-2 1, Thompkins 1-2 1-2 3. Totals 25-63 11-16 68.

        Halftime—Miami 34-29. 3-Point goals—Miami 13-26 (Rice 5-10, Barnes 5-10, Jones 3-6), Virginia Tech 7-24 (Chase 3-5, Hamilton 1-2, Branham 1-2, Dixon 1-6, Matthews 1-7, Carter 0-2). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—Miami 28 (Salmons, Tyler 5), Virginia Tech 40 (Carter 12). Assists—Miami 16 (Salmons 6), Virginia Tech 13 (Chase, Dixon 3). Total fouls—Miami 16, Virginia Tech 18. Technicals—Barnes. A—4,270.

Mississippi 66, No.22 Mississippi St. 59

               OXFORD, Miss. — Justin Reed scored 17 points and Mississippi found its 3-point range in the second half.

        Ole Miss (2-1 SEC) came in leading the SEC in 3-point shooting at 41 percent, but that weapon wasn't working against the Bulldogs' zone in the first half.

        MISSISSIPPI ST. (14-3) — Gholar 1-5 8-8 11, Zimmerman 4-8 0-3 9, Patterson 1-4 2-2 4, Austin 6-9 6-13 18, Ignerski 1-3 0-1 2, Goffer 0-1 0-0 0, Campbell 0-0 0-0 0, Gardner 0-0 0-0 0, Bowers 5-12 2-2 13, O. Harper 0-0 0-0 0, Smith 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 19-44 18-29 59.

        MISSISSIPPI (13-3) — A.Harper 3-13 1-3 9, Harrison 3-9 4-6 12, Sanders 2-6 6-6 10, Reed 5-11 6-8 17, Allen 4-7 5-9 13, Fox 0-0 0-0 0, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Wade 1-3 2-2 5, Rhodes 0-0 0-0 0, Kirklin 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 18-49 24-34 66.

        Halftime—Mississippi St. 26-22. 3-point goals—Mississippi St. 3-11 (Zimmerman 1-2, Gholar 1-4, Gardner 1-5), Mississippi 6-22 (Harrison 2-6, Harper 2-11, Reed 1-1, Wade 1-3, Sanders 0-1). Fouled out—Reed, Austin. Rebounds—Mississippi St. 39 (Gholar 8), Mississippi 33 (Allen 8). Assists—Mississippi St. 9 (Zimmerman 4), Mississippi 10 (Harrison, Sanders 3). Total fouls—Mississippi St. 26, Mississippi 23. A—9,224.

Notre Dame 56, No.23 Pittsburgh 53

               PITTSBURGH — David Graves hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 54 seconds remaining and Notre Dame (12-3, 2-1 Big East) scored the final eight points in snapping the Panthers' 10-game winning streak.

        Brandin Knight had 13 points for Pittsburgh (15-2, 3-1), which returned to the Top 25 this week and was off to the best start since the 1973-74 teams opened 22-1.

        NOTRE DAME (12-3) — Graves 4-13 2-2 12, Swanagan 3-5 1-2 7, Humphrey 4-14 4-5 12, Thomas 3-10 0-0 7, Carroll 6-9 2-2 15, Cornette 0-1 0-0 0, Macura 0-1 1-2 1, Jones 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 21-54 10-13 56.

        PITTSBURGH (15-2) — Brown 1-8 0-0 2, Zavackas 4-12 1-1 11, Morris 2-2 0-0 4, Page 2-7 0-0 5, Knight 4-13 4-7 13, Johnson 1-5 0-0 3, McCarroll 2-3 1-2 5, Lett 4-8 2-3 10. Totals 20-58 8-13 53.

        Halftime—Notre Dame 21, Pittsburgh 14. 3-Point goals—Notre Dame 4-10 (Graves 2-5, Carroll 1-2, Thomas 1-3), Pittsburgh 5-21 (Zavackas 2-6, Johnson 1-2, Page 1-5, Knight 1-6, Brown 0-2). Fouled out—none. Rebounds— Notre Dame 36 (Carroll 9), Pittsburgh 38 (Zavackas 8). Assists—Notre Dame 14 (Thomas 4), Pittsburgh 12 (Knight 4). Total fouls—Notre Dame 16, Pittsburgh 13. A—6,798.

No.24 Butler 68, Youngstown St. 50

               YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Rylan Hainje scored 14 points, Mike Monserez added 12 and Butler shut down Youngstown State in the second half.

        BUTLER (15-2) — Cornette 4-6 1-3 9, Hainje 6-14 2-5 14, Robisch 5-9 0-0 10, Miller 3-11 3-4 10, Jackson 5-13 0-1 11, Archey 0-1 0-0 0, Monserez 4-8 0-0 12, Walls 0-0 2-2 2, Moore 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 27-63 8-15 68.

        YOUNGSTOWN ST. (3-11) — Moore 2-7 0-0 4, Flores 1-5 0-2 2, Anderson 5-6 0-1 10, Underwood 2-9 2-2 6, Patton 4-7 6-6 16, Cruz 0-2 0-0 0, Williamson 0-2 3-4 3, Radakovich 3-6 3-4 9. Totals 17-44 14-19 50.

        Halftime—Butler 35, Youngstown St. 30. 3-Point goals—Butler 6-21 (Monserez 4-8, Jackson 1-4, Miller 1-6, Hainje 0-1, Robisch 0-1, Archey 0-1), Youngstown St. 2-11 (Patton 2-4, Underwood 0-3, Flores 0-2, Moore 0-1, Williamson 0-1). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—Butler 37 (Hainje 11), Youngstown St. 35 (Moore, Flores, Anderson 7). Assists—Butler 15 (Jackson 6), Youngstown St. 7 (Patton 4). Total fouls—Butler 19, Youngstown St. 20. A—3,566.

       



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