Compiled from Times wires
© St. Petersburg Times
published December 15, 2002
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Reece Gaines scored 23 and Louisville ran off a 33-3 spurt that started in the first half and continued into the second to beat Seton Hall 91-70 on Saturday.
Ellis Myles, Bryant Northern and Francisco Garcia each added 12 for the Cardinals in the first game between the schools since Louisville beat then-No. 1 Seton Hall 73-67 on March 2, 1953.
Louisville had six players in double figures and shot 57.6 percent, including 67.7 percent in the second when it went 21-for-31. The Cardinals bench had a 42-4 scoring advantage.
Andre Barrett had 23 points and freshman Kelly Whitney added 20 for Seton Hall, which seemed in control after scoring nine straight to take a 33-21 lead with 3:47 to go in the first.
After Taquan Dean missed a shot for Louisville, Barrett missed an open 3-pointer that could have pushed the Pirates' lead to 15.
After that, Louisville dominated. The Cardinals closed the first with a 16-3 run and opened the second with the first 17 points.
CINCINNATI 65, LA SALLE 62: Jason Maxiell scored 18 and Teron Barker added 17 for the host Bearcats. The Explorers' Jermaine Thomas cut it to 63-60 with 47 seconds left. Barker missed a shot, La Salle rebounded and Thomas made an uncontested driving layup with 2.4 seconds left. After a timeout, Cincinnati's Armein Kirkland dunked off a fullcourt pass against the press, clinching it.
ARKANSAS ST. 64, SO. MISS 48: Odie Williams scored 18 for the visiting Indians. Southern Miss shot a season-low 35 percent from the field, going 1-for-13 from 3-point range.
SAINT LOUIS 63, DAYTON 55: Marque Perry scored 15 of his game-high 21 in the second and Drew Diener added 12, sparking the host Billikens.
LA.-MONROE 90, TCU 79: Mark Keith scored 18 for the visiting Indians, who shot 53 percent from the field. Louisiana-Monroe overcame a 39-38 halftime deficit, outscoring the Horned Frogs 52-40 in the second.
ECU 90, MOUNT OLIVE 62: Belton Rivers scored 21 as the host Pirates went 7-0, their best start. East Carolina forced 23 turnovers.
AUBURN 72, MURRAY ST. 53: Marquis Daniels scored 24 and had 11 rebounds as the host Tigers went on a 19-0 second-half run.
LSU 95, TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI 60: Ronald Dupree scored 18 to lead the host Tigers. LSU shot 63.8 percent from the field and outrebounded Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 40-29.
N.C. STATE 101, N.C. A&T 63: Julius Hodge recorded the host Wolfpack's first triple double and Josh Powell hit all 10 of his shots. Hodge had 11 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. Powell finished with 23 points.
CLEMSON 71, GARDNER-WEBB 61: Ed Scott scored 17 as the Tigers shot better than 50 percent in the second at Anderson, S.C.
UMASS 67, FIU 62: Anthony Anderson scored a career-high 22 for the host Minutemen. UMass did not put the game away until Michael Lasme and Gabe Lee hit a pair of free throws each for a 62-52 lead at 1:20. Junior Matias led FIU with 21 points.
JACKSONVILLE 76, S.C. STATE 68: Calvin Warner scored 19 of his 25 in the second to lead the host Dolphins. S.C. Kevin Sheppard hit four consecutive free throws and Antwan Robertson added another in the last 1:13 to seal it.