Tuesday, March 16, 1999

NIT ROUNDUP


Princeton uses bench in victory

The Associated Press

        RALEIGH, N.C. — Chris Young scored a career high 24 points and reserve C.J. Chapman hit three key three-pointers as Princeton held on to defeat North Carolina State 61-58 Monday night in the second round of the NIT.

        The Tigers (22-7), now 7-1 all-time in the NIT, advanced to the third round against Xavier, a winner over Wake Forest.

        Bill Carmody's five starters all went 40 minutes in Princeton's first-round win over Georgetown, but this time he got a big boost off the bench from Chapman, who scored nine points after being held scoreless in his last six games.

        Young's previous high was 23 points against Columbia on Feb. 27.

        The Wolfpack (19-14) failed to make it to the third round of the NIT for the third straight season at home and fell one win shy of 20 for the first time in eight years.

        Anthony Grundy led N.C. State with 21 points.

        Young, the Ivy League rookie of the year, did most of his damage in the first half, scoring 16 points in the opening 20 minutes as the Tigers led by eight.

        Princeton increased the margin to as many as 11 midway through the second half before the Wolfpack closed within three on a Ron Kelley follow with 49 seconds left.

        But Brian Earl hit a hotly-contested driving layup with the shot clock winding down and 15 seconds left in the game to clinch it for the Tigers.

        PRINCETON (22-7) — Earl 6-11 1-2 13, El-Nokali 0-2 0-0 0, Lewullis 4-8 3-4 13, Rocca 0-0 2-2 2, Young 9-14 3-6 24, Chapman 3-4 0-0 9, Krug 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 22-41 9-14 61.

        NC STATE (19-14) — Thornton 2-4 2-2 6, Gainey 1-6 0-0 3, Inge 0-4 4-4 4, Harrington 3-9 0-0 8, Grundy 7-13 5-6 21, Anderson 0-0 0-0 0, Wells 1-3 0-0 2, Bean 0-0 0-0 0, Kelley 7-12 0-0 14. Totals 21-51 11-12 58.

        Halftime—Princeton 27, NC State 19. 3-Point goals—Princeton 8-17 (Earl 0-4, El-Nokali 0-1, Lewullis 2-4, Young 3-4, Chapman 3-3, Krug 0-1), NC State 5-16 (Gainey 1-3, Inge 0-1, Harrington 2-7, Grundy 2-4, Wells 0-1). Fouled out—Rocca. Rebounds—Princeton 24 (Lewullis, Young 6), NC State 29 (Grundy 7). Assists—Princeton 13 (Earl 4), NC State 11 (Gainey 5). Total fouls—Princeton 13, NC State 16. A—12,400.

Oregon 93, Wyoming 72
        EUGENE, Ore. — A.D. Smith and Terik Brown each scored 22 points.

        Oregon (18-11) by 21 at the half and quickly stretched it to 26 on a 3-pointer by Terik Brown with 17:46 left. Wyoming didn't get closer than 19 the rest of the way.

        Anthony Blakes scored 17 for the Cowboys (18-10). Ugo Udezue, Wyoming's leading scorer at 20.8, was held to 13 points on 4-of-15 shooting. He also missed 10 of 15 free throws.

Butler 75, Old Dominion 62
        INDIANAPOLIS — Rylan Hainje and Thomas Jackson scored 15 points apiece and Butler beat a taller Old Dominion team off the boards for the victory.

        Butler (22-9) will play the winner of today's game between Clemson and Rutgers in the quarterfinals, with the date and site to be determined after the game.

        A season-high crowd of 8,349 at Hinkle Fieldhouse saw the Bulldogs overcome a 32-29 deficit by scoring the first seven points of the second half.

        The Monarchs (25-9) saw Butler open a 60-48 lead on a layup by Jackson, who consistently penetrated Old Dominion's defense for easy baskets.

Texas Christian 101, Nebraska 89
        FORT WORTH, Texas — Prince Fowler sparked an 18-4 run during a stretch when Texas Christian's best player was on the bench with four fouls, and the Horned Frogs went on to defeat Nebraska.

        The victory sends TCU (21-10) into the quarterfinals.

        Nebraska led 43-41 at the half, and the score was tied at 55 when Lee Nailon left after being whistled for his fourth foul 4:58 into the second half.

        TCU seized the momentum at that point, and by the time Nailon returned with 2:26 left in the game, TCU was on top 88-77.

        Nebraska (20-13) took a 67-66 lead with 10:06 remaining on Andy Markowski's short jumper, but Fowler teamed with Vladimir Jaksic outside while Marquise Gainous dominated the inside, leading TCU to an 84-71 lead with 4:49 to play.

       



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