Sunday, February 2, 2003

Top 25 roundup: Who's No. 1? Maybe Texas


'Horns end Ok. St. winning streak

The Associated Press

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Texas guard T.J. Ford is fouled by Oklahoma State's Melvin Sanders.
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No. 3 Texas 78, No. 9 Oklahoma State 65

AUSTIN, Texas - Royal Ivey and T.J. Ford each scored 17 points and Texas ended Oklahoma State's 15-game winning streak.

James Thomas added 13 points and 16 rebounds for the Longhorns (14-3, 5-1 Big 12).

Oklahoma State (17-2, 6-1) lost for the first time in two months. Victor Williams scored 22 points for the Cowboys, who also got 15 from Tony Allen.

OKLAHOMA STATE (17-2)-McFarlin 5-8 1-2 11, A.Williams 1-1 0-0 2, V.Williams 7-19 5-5 22, Allen 4-12 6-9 15, Sanders 0-5 2-2 2, Ibekwe 0-0 0-0 0, Weatherspoon 0-0 0-0 0, Gadson 3-8 0-0 7, Miller 3-3 0-0 6. Totals 23-56 14-18 65.

TEXAS (14-3)-Buckman 4-6 2-2 10, Thomas 5-10 3-6 13, Mouton 3-12 0-2 7, Ford 5-8 6-7 17, Ivey 6-8 5-7 17, Harris 0-2 0-0 0, Klotz 2-3 2-2 6, Ross 0-0 0-0 0, Boddicker 2-4 3-6 8. Totals 27-53 21-32 78.

Halftime-Texas 38, Oklahoma St. 36. 3-Point goals-Oklahoma St. 5-15 (V.Williams 3-6, Gadson 1-3, Allen 1-3, Sanders 0-3), Texas 3-9 (Ford 1-1, Boddicker 1-2, Mouton 1-3, Ivey 0-1, Harris 0-2). Fouled out-A.Williams, Allen, Sanders. Rebounds-Oklahoma St. 28 (Miller 6), Texas 41 (Thomas 16). Assists-Oklahoma St. 9 (Gadson 4), Texas 11 (Mouton, Ford 4). Total fouls-Oklahoma St. 27, Texas 18.

No. 1 Arizona 95, No. 20 California 80

TUCSON, Ariz. - Jason Gardner scored 18 points to lead six Arizona players in double figures as the Wildcats rolled over California.

Arizona (16-2, 8-1 Pac-10) rebounded from Thursday night's loss to Stanford to take sole possession of first place in the conference. California (14-4, 7-2) lost both games on its Arizona trip to fall into a second-place tie with Stanford.

The Wildcats never trailed, were up by 10 at the break and led by as many as 18 in the second half.

The Bears couldn't recover from a 20-6 Arizona run that started near the end of the first half and continued into the second.

Salim Stoudamire scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half, including 3-of-4 shooting on 3-pointers. Rick Anderson also scored 15 points, 10 in the second half. Channing Frye had 12 points and 12 rebounds, six on the offensive end. Freshmen Hassan Adams and Andre Iguodala added 10 points apiece.

Arizona won comfortably despite a rare scoreless game for Luke Walton, who played just 13 minutes because of foul trouble.

CALIFORNIA (14-4)-Tamir 5-13 0-0 14, Shipp 8-17 3-3 21, Hughes 2-2 1-4 5, Midgley 3-6 0-1 9, Wethers 8-16 0-3 16, Diggs 1-1 3-6 5, D.Smith 1-3 2-2 4, M.Smith 0-0 0-0 0, Bond 2-3 0-0 6, Famulener 0-1 0-0 0, Paris 0-2 0-2 0. Totals 30-64 9-21 80.

ARIZONA (16-2)-Walton 0-3 0-0 0, Anderson 6-8 0-2 15, Frye 3-7 6-6 12, Stoudamire 4-9 4-5 15, Gardner 6-10 3-5 18, Fox 3-6 3-5 9, Rodgers 0-1 4-4 4, Adams 4-10 0-0 10, Iguodala 3-7 4-6 10, Latimore 0-3 2-2 2, Ranne 0-0 0-0 0, Torres 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-64 26-35 95.

Halftime-Arizona 40-30. 3-Point goals-California 11-25 (Tamir 4-7, Midgley 3-6, Bond 2-3, Shipp 2-4, Famulener 0-1, Wethers 0-2, D.Smith 0-2), Arizona 11-21 (Anderson 3-3, Gardner 3-5, Stoudamire 3-6, Adams 2-3, Walton 0-1, Iguodala 0-3). Rebounds-California 36 (Wethers 7), Arizona 44 (Frye 12). Assists-California 20 (Tamir, Midgley 5), Arizona 19 (Gardner 7). Total fouls-California 24, Arizona 21. A-14,582.

No. 4 Florida 77, Arkansas 66

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Freshman Anthony Roberson scored 16 points to help Florida tie a school record with its 14th straight victory.

David Lee and Matt Bonner added 13 each for the Gators (18-2, 7-0 SEC), who matched the program-best win streak they set last year and stayed hot for their big game Tuesday against No. 7 Kentucky.

Arkansas (6-11, 1-5) lost for the seventh time in eight games and stayed winless away from home this season.

Hogs freshman Jonathon Modica made five of six 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 26 points.

The Hogs shot 9-for-20 from 3-point range - well over their 29 percent average this season - and stayed within double digits through the first 26 1/2 minutes of the game.

ARKANSAS (6-11)-Jones 3-8 0-0 7, Lane 0-0 0-0 0, Gomez 4-9 0-0 9, Ferguson 3-10 0-0 7, Modica 7-12 7-9 26, Baker 2-3 0-0 4, Davis 1-4 0-0 3, Sullivan 0-0 1-2 1, Eddins 0-1 0-0 0, Satchell 3-4 3-6 9. Totals 23-51 11-17 66.

FLORIDA (18-2)-Bonner 3-7 7-10 13, Walsh 3-9 0-0 8, Lee 6-10 1-1 13, Nelson 2-7 2-2 8, Hamilton 4-8 0-1 8, Roberson 6-11 0-0 16, Moss 0-0 0-0 0, Drejer 0-1 4-4 4, Colas 3-3 1-1 7. Totals 27-56 15-19 77.

Halftime-Florida 39-32. 3-Point goals-Arkansas 9-20 (Modica 5-6, Gomez 1-1, Davis 1-1, Jones 1-5, Ferguson 1-6, Eddins 0-1), Florida 8-21 (Roberson 4-8, Nelson 2-4, Walsh 2-5, Drejer 0-1, Hamilton 0-3). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Arkansas 33 (Satchell 7), Florida 30 (Lee 8). Assists-Arkansas 11 (Ferguson, Baker 3), Florida 17 (Hamilton 5). Total fouls-Arkansas 15, Florida 11. A-12,386.

No. 6 Oklahoma 91, Kansas St. 89, OT

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Ebi Ere scored 25 points and made three key free throws in the final seconds, leading Oklahoma to an overtime victory.

Hollis Price, the leading scorer during the Big 12 season, added 22 points for the Sooners (15-3, 6-1), while Quannas White had 19 and freshman Kevin Bookout had 16.

Matt Siebrandt scored 23 points to lead Kansas State (11-8, 2-4), but he fouled out early in the extra period. The Wildcats had won nine straight at home.

Tim Ellis tied it at 82 in overtime with an off-balance 3-pointer with one-tenth of a second left. With 1:35 to play, White's two free throws gave Oklahoma an 88-87 lead.

OKLAHOMA (15-3)-Gilbert 0-2 0-2 0, Bookout 7-10 2-2 16, Ere 6-12 11-15 25, White 6-9 4-4 19, Price 8-15 3-3 22, Johnston 0-1 0-0 0, Alexander 0-2 0-0 0, Brown 2-4 1-4 5, Szebdrei 2-2 0-2 4. Totals 31-57 21-32 91.

KANSAS STATE (11-8)-DeJesus 2-7 0-0 6, Siebrandt 9-13 5-7 23, Pasco 0-4 11-13 11, Ellis 5-10 0-0 11, Richards 5-10 2-6 12, Buchanan 0-1 0-0 0, Hayden 2-3 4-4 8, Hart 7-11 3-4 18, Canby 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-59 25-34 89.

Halftime-Oklahoma 42-38. End Regulation-82-82. 3-Point goals-Oklahoma 8-16 (White 3-4, Price 3-7, Ere 2-4, Alexander 0-1), Kansas State 4-10 (DeJesus 2-4, Hart 1-2, Ellis 1-4) Fouled out-Gilbert, Price, Brown, DeJesus, Siebrandt. Rebounds-Oklahoma 34 (Ere 8), Kansas State 28 (Pasco 9). Assists-Oklahoma 14 (White 4), Kansas State 16 (Richards 6). Total fouls-Oklahoma 28, Kansas State 25.

No. 11 Notre Dame 93, Georgetown 92, 2OT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Torrian Jones made a free throw with 5.5 seconds left and Matt Carroll scored four of his career-high 36 points in the second overtime as Notre Dame beat Georgetown.

Georgetown had a last chance to win, but Drew Hall's 3-point attempt from 30 feet bounced hard off the backboard, off the rim and out.

Michael Sweetney had a career-high 38 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Hoyas.

The Irish (18-3, 6-1 Big East) are off to their best league start since joining the conference seven years ago, and this is their best start overall since going 22-3 to begin the 1978-79 season.

GEORGETOWN (10-7)-Bowman 2-6 0-0 5, Sweetney 14-27 10-14 38, Bethel 2-5 2-2 6, Riley 5-14 2-2 15, Wilson 2-2 1-2 5, Freeman 0-2 0-0 0, Hall 2-6 4-4 10, Samnick 1-2 1-2 3, Owens 2-4 5-6 9, Cook 0-2 1-2 1. Totals 30-70 26-34 92.

NOTRE DAME (18-3)-Cornette 2-3 0-0 4, Miller 2-12 5-7 9, Francis 2-3 1-1 5, Thomas 4-20 14-16 24, Carroll 11-20 8-8 36, Quinn 1-2 2-2 4, Jones 2-4 1-2 5, Timmermans 1-3 4-8 6. Totals 25-67 35-44 93.

Halftime-Notre Dame 40-33. Regulation-69-69. First overtime-82-82. 3-Point Goals-Georgetown 6-11 (Riley 3-4, Hall 2-3, Bowman 1-1, Cook 0-1, Bethel 0-2), Notre Dame 8-27 (Carroll 6-12, Thomas 2-8, Cornette 0-1, Quinn 0-1, Jones 0-1, Miller 0-4). Fouled out-Bethel, Cornette, Thomas, Riley. Rebounds-Georgetown 47 (Sweetney 15), Notre Dame 45 (Miller 11). Assists-Georgetown 20 (Hall 5), Notre Dame 18 (Thomas 6). Total fouls-Georgetown 30, Notre Dame 25. Technical-Wilson. A-11,418.

No. 12 Kansas 81, Nebraska 51

LINCOLN, Neb. - Keith Langford and Kirk Hinrich each scored 17 points to lead Kansas to a victory.

Nebraska lost its fourth straight, and sixth in seven games. The Cornhuskers absorbed their most lopsided loss at the Devaney Sports Center since the building opened in 1976.

The Jayhawks (15-5, 5-1 Big 12) beat Nebraska for the ninth straight time and limited the Cornhuskers to their lowest point total of the season.

Langford scored 14 of his 17 points in the first half as Kansas charged to a 38-23 lead.

KANSAS (15-5)-Collison 6-16 2-2 14, Graves 2-3 1-1 5, Langford 7-15 2-3 17, Hinrich 6-12 3-5 17, Miles 5-12 2-2 14, Hawkins 0-1 0-0 0, Olson 0-0 0-0 0, Vinson 0-0 2-2 2, Lee 2-5 0-0 5, Nash 2-6 1-1 5, Moody 0-0 0-0 0, Niang 1-2 0-1 2. Totals 31-72 13-17 81.

NEBRASKA (9-11)-Turek 2-7 1-4 5, Drevo 6-16 0-0 15, Johnson 4-12 0-0 8, Simms 3-5 0-0 6, Clemmons 2-6 1-1 6, Dourisseau 1-6 3-3 5, Wilkinson 1-2 1-2 4, Schliep 0-0 0-0 0, Conklin 0-2 0-0 0, Enricht 0-0 1-2 1, Bohac 0-0 0-0 0, McCarty 0-0 0-0 0, Heimos 0-1 0-0 0, Wilbrand 0-1 1-2 1. Totals 19-58 8-14 51.

Halftime-Kansas 38, Nebraska 23. 3-Point goals-Kansas 6-23 (Miles 2-6, Hinrich 2-7, Lee 1-2, Langford 1-4, Collison 0-1, Hawkins 0-1, Nash 0-2), Nebraska 5-21 (Drevo 3-12, Wilkinson 1-1, Clemmons 1-2, Johnson 0-1, Conklin 0-2, Dourisseau 0-3). Fouled out-Graves. Rebounds-Kansas 52 (Collison 9), Nebraska 34 (Drevo 7). Assists-Kansas 19 (Miles 10), Nebraska 10 (Johnson 4). Total fouls-Kansas 16, Nebraska 17. A-13,054.

Boston College 95, No. 14 Connecticut 71

STORRS, Conn. - Troy Bell scored 26 points and Boston College beat Connecticut, the Eagles' first road win over the Huskies since 1987 and Connecticut's worst loss ever at Gampel Pavilion.

Boston College (10-8, 3-4 Big East) won for the fourth time in five games overall and beat the Huskies for the second time in 28 meetings.

BOSTON COLLEGE (10-8)-Bell 8-13 6-7 26, Smith 9-18 2-4 20, Sidney 7-15 3-5 17, Bryant 5-7 0-0 14, Watson 4-7 2-2 10, Hinnant 0-3 3-4 3, DeMong 1-1 0-0 2, Doornekamp 1-2 0-0 2, Zoellner 0-1 1-2 1, Hobson 0-1 0-0 0, Jackson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 35-69 17-24 95.

CONNECTICUT (13-4)-Gordon 6-14 3-4 15, T.Brown 5-12 2-4 12, Oakafor 5-8 0-0 10, Tooles 3-5 3-4 9, Anderson 3-11 1-1 8, Robertson 3-7 2-3 8, D.Brown 1-4 1-2 3, Armstrong 0-3 2-4 2, Wise 1-2 0-0 2, Hayes 1-1 0-2 2. Totals 28-67 14-24 71.

Halftime-Boston College 53, Connecticut 25. 3-Point goals-Boston College 8-19 (Bryant 4-6, Bell 4-7, Smith 0-1, Hinnant 0-1, Watson 0-1, Hobson 0-1, Sidney 0-2), Connecticut 1-15 (Anderson 1-7, D.Brown 0-2, Robertson 0-2, Gordon 0-4). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Boston College 43 (Sidney 8), Connecticut 37 (Okafor 8). Assists-Boston College 19 (Sidney 6), Connecticut 15 (Gordon 5). Total fouls-Boston College 18, Connecticut 13. Technical-Connecticut bench.

No. 15 Georgia 67, No. 21 Mississippi St. 63

ATHENS, Ga. - After struggling most of the game, Ezra Williams hit three straight 3-pointers in the closing minutes to lead Georgia. Steve Thomas and Chris Daniels carried Georgia (13-5, 5-2 SEC) until Williams took over at the end.

MISSISSIPPI STATE (13-5)-Bowers 4-13 3-3 13, Zimmerman 2-9 3-4 7, Harper 1-7 2-2 4, Austin 7-9 0-1 14, Ignerski 4-10 0-0 10, Campbell 1-1 2-2 4, Cowherd 0-0 0-0 0, Frazier 1-2 0-0 3, Vincent 4-7 0-0 8, Smith 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 24-59 10-12 63.

GEORGIA (13-5)-Wright 2-8 1-2 5, Williams 5-15 3-4 17, Ja.Hayes 2-12 1-2 5, Daniels 5-6 6-7 16, Thomas 5-7 3-5 13, Wilkins 1-2 2-2 4, Jo.Hayes 2-3 0-0 4, Wehunt 1-5 0-0 3. Totals 23-58 16-22 67.

Halftime-Georgia 40-29. 3-point goals-Mississippi St. 5-21 (Ignerski 2-6, Bowers 2-7, Frazier 1-2, Zimmerman 0-3, Harper 0-3), Georgia 5-24 (Williams 4-11, Wehunt 1-4, Wright 0-3, Ja.Hayes 0-6). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Mississippi St. 45 (Austin, Vincent 10), Georgia 33 (Daniels 9). Assists-Mississippi St. 13 (Harper 4), Georgia 13 (Ja.Hayes 3). Total fouls-Mississippi St. 18, Georgia 13. A-10,523.

No. 16 Creighton 88, Drake 68

DES MOINES, Iowa - Larry House scored 23 points, DeAnthony Bowden added 17 and Creighton shot 67 percent in the second half.

Creighton (19-2, 9-1 Missouri Valley Conference) got only six points from leading scorer Kyle Korver, who was averaging 19.1, but it didn't matter because the Bluejays had so many other players contributing.

CREIGHTON (19-2)-Lindeman 0-3 0-0 0, Korver 1-4 3-3 6, Deren 5-6 1-4 11, House 11-15 0-0 23, McKinney 5-9 1-1 14, Bowden 7-9 0-0 17, Funk 1-4 0-1 2, Miliner 0-1 2-2 2, Dabbert 1-2 0-0 2, Grimes 5-6 1-1 11. Totals 36-59 8-12 88.

DRAKE (7-13)-Sola 6-10 4-7 16, Danielson 9-16 0-2 18, Randolph 2-4 1-2 6, Robinson 3-3 0-0 8, McDonald 6-15 2-3 16, Welton 0-0 0-0 0, Tracy 1-2 0-0 2, Newman 1-1 0-0 2, Powell 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-51 7-14 68.

Halftime-Creighton 44-38. 3-Point goals-Creighton 8-18 (Bowden 3-4, McKinney 3-5, House 1-2, Korver 1-3, Lindeman 0-1, Milliner 0-1, Funk 0-2), Drake 5-11 (Robinson 2-2, McDonald 2-8, Randolph 1-1). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Creighton 27 (Korver 7), Drake 25 (Danielson 11). Assists-Creighton 20 (Korver 8), Drake 14 (Robinson 6). Total fouls-Creighton 17, Drake 12. Technical-Bowden. A-7,152.

No. 23 Alabama 75, LSU 66

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Maurice Williams scored 19 of his 27 points in the second half as Alabama beat LSU to snap a three-game losing streak.

Kenny Walker added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Crimson Tide (13-5, 3-4 SEC), who had lost four of five and are in danger of falling out of the Top 25 less than a month after being ranked No. 1.

LSU (12-7)-Dupree 10-18 2-4 22, Bridgewater 6-11 0-0 12, Bright 4-9 0-0 11, Temple 2-8 2-3 7, Hudson 1-5 2-2 4, Mitchell 2-8 4-5 10, Thompson 0-0 0-0 0, Whipple 0-1 0-0 0, Davis 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-60 10-14 66.

ALABAMA (13-5)-Thomas 2-6 0-0 4, Dudley 6-7 2-5 14, Walker 6-13 4-6 16, Meade 0-6 0-0 0, Williams 8-23 9-9 27, Shelton 2-3 0-0 6, Williams 2-3 2-4 6, Smith 0-0 0-0 0, Pettway 0-3 2-2 2. Totals 26-64 19-26 75.

Halftime-Alabama 34-28. 3-Point goals-LSU 6-22 (Bright 3-7, Mitchell 2-7, Temple 1-5, Whipple 0-1, Hudson 0-2). Alabama 4-22 (Shelton 2-3, Williams 2-9, Williams 0-1, Thomas 0-2, Pettway 0-2, Meade 0-5). Fouled out-Temple. Rebounds-LSU 39 (Dupree 9), Alabama 41 (Walker 10). Assists-LSU 17 (Mitchell 7), Alabama 14 (Williams 5). Total fouls-LSU 21, Alabama 16. A-15,316.

No. 25 Missouri 73, Colorado 70

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Ricky Clemons had 23 points, four assists and five steals and Missouri avoided a late collapse for a victory.

Missouri (13-4, 4-2 Big 12) has won eight in a row against the Buffaloes (12-7, 2-4), seven of them under coach Quin Snyder. The Tigers have won three of four overall heading into Monday night's game at rival Kansas.

COLORADO (12-7)-Pelle 4-12 0-0 8, Wilson 7-12 1-1 16, Harris 1-4 2-2 4, Obazuaye 3-4 0-0 6, Morandais 7-18 2-2 18, Harrison 2-8 0-0 4, Copeland 3-6 1-2 8, McGee 1-3 0-0 2, Eddy 1-5 2-2 4. Totals 29-72 8-9 70.

MISSOURI (13-4)-Bryant 3-8 0-1 8, Johnson 5-14 0-0 10, Clemons 7-20 4-4 23, McKinney 2-8 2-3 7, Paulding 9-17 0-0 21, Young 2-4 0-0 4, Kroenke 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 28-73 6-8 73.

Halftime-Missouri 37-35. 3-Point Goals-Colorado 4-11 (Morandais 2-4, Copeland 1-2, Wilson 1-4, Eddy 0-1), Missouri 11-26 (Clemons 5-11, Paulding 3-5, Bryant 2-2, McKinney 1-6, Kroenke 0-2). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Colorado 46 (Eddy 8), Missouri 44 (Bryant 10). Assists-Colorado 8 (Obazuaye 3), Missouri 16 (Paulding 6). Total fouls-Colorado 13, Missouri 11. A-13,611.




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