Thursday, March 20, 2003

Other NIT Games



The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS - Rick Rickert and Maurice Hargrow scored 15 points apiece for Minnesota in a 62-52 win over Saint Louis in the National Invitation Tournament Wednesday night.

The Golden Gophers (17-12) snapped a five-game losing streak. Chris Sloan led Saint Louis (16-14) with 13 points.

Hawaii 85, UNLV 68

LAS VEGAS - Michael Kuebler scored 19 of his 21 points in the first half to lead Hawaii past UNLV.

Kuebler was 8-of-9 from the field in that half. Also for the Rainbow Warriors (19-11), Carl English added 20 points, six rebounds and five assists.

For the game, Hawaii shot 29-of-52 for 55.8 percent.

For UNLV (21-11), Marcus Banks led with 22 points and seven rebounds. Dalron Johnson added 18 points as the Rebels were 27-of-61 from the field for 44.3 percent.

San Diego St. 67, UC Santa Barbara 62 OT

SAN DIEGO - Tommy Johnson hit a 3-pointer with 1:14 left to put San Diego State ahead for good.

The Aztecs (16-13) won for the first time in a Division I postseason game. San Diego State had lost their first five games, including a 93-64 first-round loss to Illinois in last year's NCAA Tournament.

Johnson hit his 3-pointer out of the right corner to give the Aztecs a 63-60 lead after they trailed by six points.

San Diego State's Tony Bland forced overtime when he hit a running 10-footer with 1.9 seconds left to tie the game at 54-54. Bland scored 17 points to lead San Diego State.

Mark Hull finished with 28 points, hitting 5-of-9 3-pointers for the Gauchos, the Big West regular season champs, who are 0-4 in NIT games.

San Diego State will play at Texas Tech on Friday night in a second-round NIT game.

Virginia 89, Brown 73

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Travis Watson had 29 points and 12 rebounds as Virginia ended a 13-game postseason losing streak.

The Cavaliers (16-15) used a 21-7 run to open a 77-63 lead with 5:26 remaining and won a tournament game for the first time since 1995. Brown (17-12), making its first postseason appearance since the 1986 NCAA tournament, was led by Patrick Powers with 18 points.

Iowa St. 76, Wichita St. 65

AMES, Iowa - Jake Sullivan scored 23 points, and Tim Barnes hit four 3-pointers to lead a 16-3 second-half run for Iowa State.

Barnes finished with 21 points for the Cyclones (17-13). Paul Miller led Wichita State (18-12) with 18 points.

W. Michigan 63, Ill.-Chicago 62

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Mike Williams scored 10 of Western Michigan's last 17 points and had a key rebound in the final minute.

Anthony Kann scored 19 points, and Williams had 17 for Western (20-10). Cedrick Banks and Armond Williams scored 18 points each for Illinois-Chicago (21-9).

St. John's 62, Boston U. 57

NEW YORK - Willie Shaw scored 14 points as St. John's began its quest to extend its record of NIT championships to six.

Marcus Hatten added 12 points for the Red Storm (17-13), making their 27th NIT appearance. Rashad Bell scored 18 points for Boston (20-11).

Rhode Island 61, Seton Hall 60

KINGSTON, R.I. - Dawan Robinson made a 3-pointer with 4.1 seconds left to lead Rhode Island's come-from-behind victory.

Robinson scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half as Rhode Island (20-10) erased a 17-point deficit. Andre Barrett had 17 points for Seton Hall (17-13).

College of Charleston 71, Kent St. 66

KENT, Ohio - Thomas Mobley had 12 of his 20 points in the second half for Charleston.

Mobley hit three 3-point shots in a four-minute span as the Cougars (25-7) overcame a three-point halftime deficit. Antonio Gates scored 17 points for Kent State (21-10).

Providence 67, Richmond 49

RICHMOND, Va. - Rob Sanders had 16 points, and Providence held Richmond to 29-percent shooting.

Donnie McGrath had 13 points, and Ryan Gomes, Marcus Douthit and Sheiku Kabba 10 each for Providence (17-13). Jamal Scott led Richmond (15-14) with 17 points. Texas Tech 66, Nevada 54

LUBBOCK, Texas - Andre Emmett scored 18 points to help Texas Tech hold off Nevada.

After Tech (19-12) built its largest lead of the game - 12 points - early in the second half, Nevada (18-14) used an 18-10 run to pull within four at 48-44 with 10:42 remaining.

But back-to-back baskets by Emmett and Kasib Powell pushed Tech's lead back to eight, 52-44, in the next minute. Nevada got to 52-49 but committed turnovers on the next five possessions.

UAB 82, La.-Lafayette 80

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Gabe Kennedy scored 19 points and Eric Bush scored three baskets in the final three minutes to lead UAB.

Brad Boyd made one of two free throws with 2.8 seconds left to bring Lafayette to 82-80 and the Cajuns got the ball out of bounds. Lafayette tried to pass the ball inside to Southall, but it was knocked away and time ran out.

Morris Finley added 17 points for the Blazers (20-12).

Boyd had 26 and Anthony Johnson 18 for Louisiana-Lafayette (20-10).




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