Sunday, February 24, 2002

Top 25 roundup


Sutton, Cowboys keep winning

The Associated Press

        STILLWATER, Okla. — Coming off one big game and facing another in a few days, No.13 Oklahoma State avoided a letdown with yet another win over Baylor.

        The Cowboys, behind 20 points and 14 rebounds from Ivan McFarlin, beat the Bears 77-64 on Saturday for their fourth straight victory.

        Oklahoma State (22-6, 9-5), which stayed in a tie for third place in the Big 12, beat the Bears for the 10th straight time and handed them their fourth straight loss overall and 16th in a row on the road.

        “It wasn't really hard getting up for this game,” said Victor Williams, who had 18 points. “At times we went back to not executing offensively like we wanted to, and that caused them getting a lot of fast-break points, but we closed the game out.”

        The Cowboys picked up a big win Wednesday night at Texas, giving coach Eddie Sutton his 700th victory. On Monday night, they play at Missouri.

        Lawrence Roberts led Baylor with 22 points and 15 rebounds, and R.T. Guinn scored a career-high 18. The Bears (14-13, 4-10) hurt themselves by shooting just 38 percent and committing 19 turnovers, 13 in the first half.

        “I thought much of the game was decided in the first eight minutes,” Baylor coach Dave Bliss said. “It's difficult to simulate the quickness Oklahoma State has, and we got caught a little bit at the start with a turnover situation that gave them great opportunities offensively to get a little bit of a burst on us.”

        Eight of the Bears' turnovers came during a five-minute stretch of the first half in which Oklahoma State outscored them 12-0 to take a 17-4 lead.
        BAYLOR (14-13) Elsey 1-4 0-0 2, Roberts 9-21 4-8 22, Guinn 7-9 0-1 18, Sayman 1-7 1-1 3, Lucas 4-13 1-2 10, Taylor 0-0 0-0 0, Henry 0-1 0-0 0, White 0-0 0-0 0, Greenleaf 2-5 0-0 6, Davis 1-1 0-0 3, Kosmalski 0-5 0-0 0. Totals 25-66 6-12 64.

        OKLAHOMA STATE (22-6) Jonzen 3-9 6-9 12, McFarlin 10-15 0-0 20, V.Williams 7-14 2-2 18, Gadson 2-5 3-7 7, Sanders 6-12 1-2 16, Baker 0-3 0-0 0, Hill 0-0 0-0 0, Ikpah 0-0 0-0 0, Crawford 1-3 0-0 2, Broxsie 0-0 0-0 0, Blakemore 0-0 0-0 0, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, A.Williams 0-1 2-2 2. Totals 29-62 14-22 77.

        Halftime—Oklahoma State 40-29. 3-point goals— Baylor 8-18 (Guinn 4-5, Greenleaf 2-4, Lucas 1-2, Davis 1-1, Elsey 0-1, Henry 0-1, Roberts 0-2, Sayman 0-2). Oklahoma State 5-11 (Sanders 3-4, V.Williams 2-5, Baker 0-1, Crawford 0-1). Fouled out—Greenleaf. Rebounds— Baylor 39 (Roberts 15), Oklahoma State 45 (McFarlin 14). Assists—Baylor 16 (Lucas 5), Oklahoma State 17 (Gadson 5). Total fouls—Baylor 16, Oklahoma State 17. A—12,611.

        No. 18 Georgia 55 LSU 54
       
BATON ROUGE, La. — Georgia's Rashad Wright didn't get many chances against LSU on Saturday. He did make the most of his last shot.

        Wright's jumper from just inside the 3-point line with 22 seconds to play, only his third field goal of the game, gave the 18th-ranked Bulldogs a tough victory.

        “I knew I had to get my guy off-balance,” said Wright, who finished with six points on 3-for-5 shooting. “He stepped back and gave me room to get the shot.”

        It was the second-lowest point total of the season for the Bulldogs (20-7, 9-5), who entered the game second in the Southeastern Conference in scoring at 78.2 points per game.
       “I'm disappointed that we scored in the 50s,” Georgia coach Jim Harrick said. “That bothers me. We had enough shots to do some things and we just didn't knock them down. They got us in this tempo and the longer the game went the more confidence they had, the more energy they had.”

        LSU (14-13, 4-10) didn't get much out of its last chances at winning the game as Ronald Dupree shot an airball, then lost the ball out of bounds with 3.9 seconds remaining.
        GEORGIA (20-7) Daniels 5-10 0-0 10, Thomas 2-8 2-2 6, Wright 3-5 0-0 6, Williams 5-13 0-0 13, Ja.Hayes 6-15 2-3 14, Dean 0-1 0-0 0, Gibson 1-3 0-0 2, Jo.Hayes 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 24-58 4-5 55.

        LSU (14-13) Dupree 5-13 2-3 12, Williams 1-2 3-4 5, Bridgewater 5-6 0-0 10, Bright 2-12 5-6 10, Hudson 4-12 3-4 13, Thompson 0-0 0-0 0, Temple III 0-1 0-0 0, Wilson 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 19-49 13-17 54.

        Halftime—Georgia 28, LSU 28. 3-Point goals—Georgia 3-15 (Williams 3-6, Dean 0-1, Wright 0-2, Gibson 0-2, Ja.Hayes 0-4), LSU 3-19 (Hudson 2-5, Bright 1-8, Williams 0-1, Temple III 0-1, Dupree 0-4). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—Georgia 31 (Williams 7), LSU 33 (Dupree 8). Assists—Georgia 9 (Daniels 4), LSU 10 (Hudson 4). Total fouls—Georgia 17, LSU 11. A—8,250.

        No.16 Illinois 56, Northwestern 41

        EVANSTON, Ill. — It wasn't pretty, except from where Bill Self was standing.

        No.16 Illinois turned in one of its best defensive efforts of the season in a victory over Northwestern as the Wildcats set season lows for points, field goals and shooting percentage.

        “We did a great job against them defensively. We got them down to 10 seconds (on the shot clock) on every possession and we didn't break down,” Self said.

        Instead, it was Northwestern's shooting that was broken.

        From the opening minutes, nothing was falling for the Wildcats — even when they had open looks — as they missed shots from all over the court.

        Northwestern shot 29 percent from the field, including 0-for-17 from 3-point range, and was 13-of-30 from the free throw line. The Wildcats scored 13 points in the first half on 18 percent shooting, making just four field goals. The Illini (21-7, 9-5 Big Ten) have won six in a row and likely ended any chance Northwestern (16-10, 7-7) had of earning an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. It was the first home loss for the Wildcats in six games.
        ILLINOIS (21-7) — Cook 6-10 0-0 12, Archibald 3-5 1-5 7, Head 2-3 0-0 5, Bradford 5-15 0-0 12, Williams 2-12 3-4 7, Johnson 2-2 3-4 8, Ferguson 0-0 0-0 0, Harrington 2-4 0-0 5, Powell 0-0 0-0 0, Smith 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-51 7-13 56.

        NORTHWESTERN (16-10) — Blake 2-5 3-3 7, Hardy 3-7 3-13 9, Jennings 1-7 1-1 3, Young 4-13 3-8 11, Drayton 2-6 0-1 4, Vukusic 1-5 0-0 2, Long 0-0 2-2 2, Burke 1-6 1-2 3. Totals 14-49 13-30 41.

        Halftime—Illinois 35-13. 3-Point goals—Illinois 5-16 (Bradford 2-7, Johnson 1-1, Harrington 1-2, Head 1-2, Cook 0-1, Williams 0-3), Northwestern 0-17 (Burke 0-1, Blake 0-3, Hardy 0-3, Young 0-3, Vukusic 0-3, Jennings 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Illinois 48 (Archibald 13), Northwestern 29 (Hardy 11). Assists—Illinois 16 (Bradford 6), Northwestern 9 (Burke 3). Total fouls—Illinois 23, Northwestern 15. A—8,117.

        Notre Dame 90, No.17 Miami 77
       

        MIAMI — Freshman Chris Thomas matched his career-high with 32 points and added 12 assists as Notre Dame beat Miami, snapping a three-game losing streak to the Hurricanes.

        Playing the entire game, the point guard had six 3-pointers and six rebounds. Thomas' 3-pointer with 4:13 left in the game gave Notre Dame (19-8, 9-5 Big East) its biggest lead, 79-65. Thomas, 10-for-10 from the foul line, made four throws over the final 1:16 to seal the victory.

        NOTRE DAME (19-8) Humphrey 7-16 1-3 15, Graves 6-12 2-2 18, Swanagan 3-7 2-2 8, T.Jones 6-9 5-8 17, Thomas 8-16 10-10 32, Cornette 0-1 0-0 0, Timmermans 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-61 20-25 90.

        MIAMI (21-6) Rice 8-17 1-2 23, J.Jones 9-17 1-1 21, Tyler 4-7 0-0 8, Barnes 4-14 3-3 13, Salmons 1-8 1-2 3, Simmons 0-1 0-0 0, Watson 0-0 0-0 0, Berumen 3-3 0-0 6, Coelho 0-0 0-0 0, Djahue 0-0 1-2 1, Frisby 0-2 2-2 2. Totals 29-69 9-12 77.

        Halftime—Notre Dame 39, Miami 34. 3-Point goals— Notre Dame 10-23 (Thomas 6-12, Graves 4-9, T.Jones 0-1, Cornette 0-1), Miami 10-34 (Rice 6-12, J.Jones 2-6, Barnes 2-11, Tyler 0-1, Salmons 0-4). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—Notre Dame 44 (Humphrey 10), Miami 31 (Salmons 11). Assists—Notre Dame 23 (Thomas 12), Miami 23 (Salmons 13). Total fouls—Notre Dame 13, Miami 20. A—10,037.

        California 83, No.20 USC 64
       

        BERKELEY, Calif. — Dennis Gates scored a career-high 17 points as California broke Southern California's three-game winning streak.

        Ryan Forehan-Kelly added 14 points, A.J. Diggs had 12 and Solomon Hughes 10 for the Bears (20-6, 11-5), who are seeking their first Pac-10 Conference title since 1958-59.

        Cal is tied for second with Arizona and Southern California, one-half game behind Oregon, which played Saturday night.

        California's conference-leading defense limited the Trojans (19-7, 11-5) to 34 percent shooting (23-of-68), while holding leading scorer Sam Clancy to 11 points on 4-of-16 shooting and six rebounds. The 6-foot-7 forward entered the game with 11 straight double-doubles.

        SOUTHERN CAL (19-7) Guenther 0-1 0-0 0, Bluthenthal 3-10 0-0 8, Clancy 4-16 2-2 11, Granville 4-9 1-1 12, E.Craven 5-14 1-2 12, Curtis 0-0 0-0 0, Hutchinson 2-2 0-0 5, Busterna 1-3 2-5 5, O'Neil 2-4 0-0 4, D.Craven 0-1 0-0 0, Dupree 0-1 1-4 1, Farmer 2-7 0-0 6. Totals 23-68 7-14 64.

        CALIFORNIA (20-6) Sampson 3-4 1-3 7, R.Forehan-Kelly 5-7 2-2 14, S.Hughes 5-7 0-2 10, Diggs 3-4 6-8 12, Gates 4-7 8-10 17, Smith 0-3 0-0 0, West 0-0 0-0 0, T.Forehan-Kelly 0-0 0-0 0, Tamir 1-7 2-2 5, Wethers 2-3 4-4 8, G.Hughes 1-2 0-0 2, Shipp 4-4 0-1 8, Famulener 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-48 23-32 83.

        Halftime—California 42, USC 31. 3-point goals—USC 11-29 (Granville 3-5, Farmer 2-5, Bluthenthal 2-8, Clancy 1-1, Hutchinson 1-1, Busterna 1-3, E.Craven 1-6), California 4-15 (R.Forehan-Kelly 2-4, Gates 1-2, Tamir 1-6, Diggs 0-1, Smith 0-2). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—USC 35 (E.Craven 7), California 39 (Sampson 10). Assists— USC 18 (Granville 8), California 18 (Tamir 7). Total fouls— USC 22, California 15. A—12,000.

        Georgia Tech 82, No.22 Virginia 80
       
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Marvin Lewis hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key with one second to play, giving Georgia Tech a come-from-behind victory over free-falling Virginia.

        The Yellow Jackets (13-15, 5-9 Atlantic Coast Conference) sent the 22nd-ranked Cavaliers to their seventh loss in nine games by closing a six-point gap over the last 98 seconds.

        The Cavaliers (16-9, 6-8) missed four consecutive free throws in the last minute to keep Georgia Tech in the game.

        Trailing 80-74, B.J. Elder hit a 3-pointer with 45 seconds left for the Yellow Jackets. After Roger Mason Jr. and Travis Watson missed the front ends of 1-and-1s for Virginia, Tony Akins made two free throws with 19 seconds left to bring Georgia Tech within 80-79.

        Watson was fouled again on the inbounds pass, but missed both free throws. Akins dribbled the ball to kill most of the time, then got it to Lewis at the top of the key, and he swished it with :01 showing on the clock.

        It was his fifth 3-pointer of the game and the Yellow Jackets' 15th.
       

        GEORGIA TECH (13-15) Elder 5-11 4-4 18, Moore 3-6 0-0 8, Nelson 4-8 1-2 9, Akins 5-8 9-9 23, Lewis 5-7 0-0 15, Muhammad 2-2 1-2 5, Schenscher 1-3 0-0 2, Lane 1-2 0-0 2, Brooks 0-0 0-0 0, McHenry 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-47 15-17 82.

        VIRGINIA (16-9) Hall 6-11 2-2 15, Williams 5-12 5-6 16, Brown 1-3 0-0 2, Jenifer 0-1 0-0 0, Mason 6-17 4-6 19, Watson 7-13 3-6 17, Harper 1-5 2-2 5, Mathis 0-0 0-0 0, Clark 3-4 0-0 6. Totals 29-66 16-22 80.

        Halftime—Virginia 45-44. 3-Point goals—Georgia Tech 15-25 (Lewis 5-6, Elder 4-8, Akins 4-7, Moore 2-3, Lane 0-1), Virginia 6-22 (Mason 3-9, Harper 1-3, Hall 1-4, Williams 1-5, Jenifer 0-1). Fouled out—None. Rebounds— Georgia Tech 29 (Akins, Lewis 6), Virginia 33 (Watson 11). Assists—Georgia Tech 21 (Akins 9), Virginia 12 (Jenifer 4). Total fouls—Georgia Tech 18, Virginia 16. A—8,392.

        Missouri 96, Colorado 83

        BOULDER, Colo. — Clarence Gilbert hit 12 3-pointers, a Big 12 record, and had 40 points as Missouri beat Colorado.

        Gilbert hit four free throws in the last two minutes, his only points that didn't come from 3-pointers.

        The previous Big 12 record for 3-pointers by one player was 10, by Al Coleman of Texas in 1997. Missouri had 20 3-pointers total, also a Big 12 record. The old record was 18.

        Missouri (19-9, 8-6 Big 12) dominated from the perimeter, but Colorado (13-12, 4-10 Big 12) kept the Tigers within sight thanks to Michel Morandais' career-high 33 points.

        Mississippi State 61, Ole Miss 59

        STARKVILLE, Miss. — Marckell Patterson made two free throws with 6.7 seconds left to give Mississippi State a victory over Mississippi.

        Jason Harrison hit a 12-foot jumper from the baseline for Ole Miss with 28 seconds left to tie the game at 59. The Bulldogs (21-7, 8-6 Southeastern Conference) decided not to call a timeout, instead letting Patterson, who scored 13, create a play. After dribbling the clock down to about 10 seconds, the 6-foot-5 guard drove left, shot a fadeaway over David Sanders and drew the foul.

       



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