December 29, 2002
LOS ANGELES -- Freshman Daniel Horton scored 24, including seven of Michigan's 11 3-pointers, and the Wolverines defeated UCLA 81-76 Saturday.
The Bruins lost their third in a row. Michigan won its fifth straight, its first such winning streak since 1999-2000 when it opened 6-0.
"I knew what building this was. I've even met Coach Wooden," Horton said. "I had to put all that aside and just play basketball."
UCLA's Jason Kapono had a season-low five points and fouled out late. His scoring average has dropped by more than five points in the three defeats.
"I never thought that my senior year I'd be in such a bad rhythm. It's definitely tough," he said. "When you're playing like this, there's only one way to go."
ARIZONA ST. 75, NEBRASKA 63: Ike Diogu scored 21 and neutralized the Cornhuskers' strength inside as the Sun Devils won their holiday tournament for the 11th time in 14 years. Arizona State's seven turnovers tied the fewest in Rob Evans' 298 games as a coach at Mississippi and Arizona State.
STANFORD 81, GONZAGA 71: Justin Davis had 24 points and the Cardinal went on a 14-0 second-half run to rally in the Pete Newell Challenge at Oakland, Calif.
WASHINGTON 89, CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE 80: Will Conroy scored 26 for the host Huskies, who went over .500 for the first time under new coach Lorenzo Romar.
GEORGIA 89, WIS.-MILWAUKEE 69: Rashad Wright was one of three Bulldogs to score 16, but he also contributed 10 assists. Ezra Williams and Jarvis Hayes also scored 16 each for host Georgia, which won its fifth straight.
ARKANSAS 75, CENTENARY 51: Jonathon Modica scored 15 to lead the Razorbacks to a fourth straight home victory. Arkansas led 10-0.
OLE MISS 71, ARK.-PINE BLUFF 38: Justin Reed had 15 points and 11 rebounds as the Rebels held Arkansas-Pine Bluff to a season-low point total.
CINCINNATI 66, MIAMI (OHIO) 54: The host Bearcats took control with an 11-0 run late in the first half. Cincinnati's Leonard Stokes scored a game-high 18 points, 13 in the first half, and surpassed 1,000 for his career.
COLORADO 76, CHARLOTTE 74: James Wright made a pair of free throws with 10 seconds left as the visiting Buffaloes held on to win in the Pepsi Classic. Charlotte's Demon Brown missed a 3-pointer as time ran out.
DePAUL 52, SETON HALL 41: Sam Hoskins scored 13 to lead the host Blue Demons. The Pirates' point total was the lowest since 40 in a loss March 3, 1983, at Notre Dame.
VIRGINIA 79, GEORGETOWN 75: Travis Watson, hampered by a sprained right ankle, came off the bench to score 16 and fellow reserve Elton Brown added 14 for the host Cavaliers.
CLEMSON 78, LIBERTY 65: Edward Scott had 16 points and 11 assists as the Tigers (8-0 for their best start since 11-0 in 1995-96) won at Anderson, S.C.
OHIO ST. 94, TENN. ST. 73: Sean Connolly tied his career high with 24 points and Brent Darby added 22 for the host Buckeyes.
TEXAS TECH 99, MINNESOTA 89 (OT): Robert Tomaszek scored a career-high 26 and had 16 rebounds and coach Bob Knight got career win No. 795. The host Gophers tied it at 74 on Rick Rickert's 3-pointer with 32.4 seconds left.
PURDUE 87, VALPO 55: Kenneth Lowe scored 21, including a career-high five 3-pointers, for the host Boilermakers. Purdue tied a Mackey Arena record with 14 3s.
PENN ST. 74, ST. FRANCIS (Pa.) 55: Sharif Chambliss scored 15 of his team-high 19 from 3-point range for the host Nittany Lions.
KENT ST. 86, BC 83 (OT): Antonio Gates scored a career-high 32 and freshman DeAndre Haynes came up with two key loose balls in the final 10 seconds for Kent State in the Rock-N-Roll Shootout in Cleveland. BC's Troy Bell tied it at 73 with a drive in the lane with 7.6 seconds left in regulation.
SYRACUSE 109, ALBANY 79: Carmelo Anthony scored 28 and Hakim Warrick had 22 points and nine rebounds as the host Orangemen shot 76.5 percent (26-for-34) in the first half for their seventh straight victory.
RUTGERS 54, DELAWARE ST. 41: Ricky Shields scored 10 of his 14 points in the second half for the host Scarlet Knights.
TEXAS A&M 65, MISSISSIPPI VALLEY ST. 56: Antoine Wright had 14 points and 10 rebounds as the Aggies claimed the consolation in the Cable Car Classic at Santa Clara, Calif.