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Oklahoma State's D controls BYU 78-65

Compiled from Times wires
© St. Petersburg Times
published January 5, 2003

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Ivan McFarlin scored a career-high 27 and Tony Allen added 22 Saturday night, leading Oklahoma State to a 78-65 victory over Brigham Young in the Touchstone Energy All-College Classic.

Oklahoma State (10-1) used a strong defensive performance to get control of the game. The Cowboys held Brigham Young (10-3) without a field goal for an 111/2-minute stretch of the second half.

Travis Hansen led BYU with 14 points, 12 in the first half. Rafael Arajuo had 11 points and 14 rebounds.

Oklahoma State used a 16-2 run late in the first half to take a 35-30 halftime lead, but BYU put together a surge early in the second half to tie it at 38.

The Cowboys went on a 23-5 run after that, getting points throughout the lineup and frustrating BYU's offense. The field goal drought ended when Araujo scored inside with 5:55 remaining.

NEBRASKA 79, DENVER 75 (OT): Nate Johnson had 12 of his career-high 25 points in the final two minutes of regulation and overtime to lift the host Cornhuskers. Nebraska (7-5) trailed 64-61 with two minutes left in regulation when Johnson drove to the basket, scored and converted a free throw to tie it. He then made four free throws to match Denver's scoring down the stretch.

Denver had a chance to win at the end of regulation, but Rodney Billups' 8-footer in the lane hit the rim and fell out.

COLORADO 80, PENN 57: Michel Morandais scored 19 and the Buffaloes (9-3) posted their fifth straight victory. They used a 15-0 run early to help open an 18-point halftime lead.

BAYLOR 78, TEXAS-PAN AM 50: Lawrence Roberts scored 22 and had 12 rebounds for the host Bears. Roberts scored eight late in a 15-2 run late in the first half to help build a 37-22 lead at the break.

SEC

TENNESSEE 71, NEW MEXICO 64: Ron Slay scored a career-high 38, including a 3-pointer with 1:25 left, to lift the host Volunteers.

Tennessee (7-2) trailed 64-62 with 2:37 remaining after Ruben Douglas made a pair of free throws. Slay was fouled at the other end and made both free-throw attempts to tie it.

Jamaal Williams missed a jumper for the Lobos (4-7) that would have put them back ahead. Slay then got a rebound and made a 3-pointer from the wing to give Tennessee the lead for good.

ARKANSAS: AD Frank Broyles said a Memphis radio announcer was "totally wrong" in saying on the air that Broyles was cursing the Tigers after their victory over the Razorbacks on Thursday.

"There's the classy Frank Broyles, the AD cussing at us. Oh, it is so nice to hear from you Frank . . . appreciate the comments," announcer Dave Woloshin said on the air.

"The man is totally wrong," Broyles said when asked about the comments. "After the game, he turned to me and he said, 'I've got you on tape.' "

"This is blown way out of proportion," Woloshin said. "I stand by what I said. I heard what I heard. I simply reacted to profanity going out over the air."

Broyles disagreed with Woloshin's recollection.

"I do not use profanity and if I had used it, my wife would've hit me over the head and my associate next to me would've fainted and my guest would've left," Broyles said.

C-USA

SO. MISS 56, MURRAY ST. 54: James Pattman hit a 10-foot jumper with 0.9 seconds left to lift the host Golden Eagles. Jasper Johnson had 18 points for the Golden Eagles (7-4), who improved to 6-1 at home despite shooting just 35 percent. Kevin Paschel led Murray State (7-4) with 22 points.

LA-LAFAYETTE 72, HOUSTON 56: Cedric Williams had 19 points and 11 rebounds for the visiting Ragin' Cajuns. Louisiana-Lafayette (9-4) jumped to a 35-19 halftime lead as Houston (2-8) hit just 26 percent from the field.

TULANE 88, MORRIS BROWN 30: Ivan Pjevcevic had 20 points to lead the host Green Wave.

Pjevcevic led three players in double figures for the Green Wave (7-6). Nick Sinville had 15 points and Waitari Marsh added 11.

No players hit double figures for Morris Brown (1-11).

TCU 102, CENTENARY 89: Chudi Chinweze scored 21 and Corey Santee added 20 and nine assists for the host Horned Frogs.

TCU (5-5) led 46-41 at halftime, then hit 58 percent from the field to pull away in the second half.

Junior Blount hit four of six 3-pointers for 19 points for the Horned Frogs.

SAINT LOUIS 75, W. VIRGINIA 45: Sophomore forward Izik Ohanon scored 18 and had nearly a perfect shooting day (8-for-9) in his third game with the host Billikens.

"This is what I'd been hoping for, quite honestly," coach Brad Soderberg said. "He's got the ability to make shots, he can do stuff off the dribble, he can pass it and he can rebound. What more can you ask for? And on top of it, he's 6-9."

Big Ten

MICHIGAN 84, IUPUI 79: LaVell Blanchard had 23 points and Lester Abram scored a career-high 20 to lead the host Wolverines to their seventh straight win.

Michigan (7-6) has a winning record thanks to its longest winning streak in five seasons. The team lost its first six games for the first time in history.

Michigan junior Bernard Robinson missed the game career with injured knees. He might miss a week or two.

NORTHWESTERN 70, LONG ISLAND 42: Jitim Young scored 15 with 13 rebounds and T.J. Parker added 13 for the host Wildcats.

Northwestern (8-3) opened the game by outscoring Long Island 14-4 in the first eight minutes. Aaron Jennings scored seven during the span. He ended with 11.

PURDUE 84, MONTANA 66: Willie Deane and Chris Booker scored 14 apiece to lead the host Boilermakers to their third consecutive victory.

Montana missed eight straight shots to open the game as Purdue claimed an 8-0 lead. The Boilermakers led by 18 at halftime.

MINNESOTA 79, SACRED HEART 46: After being demoted to the bench last week, Rick Rickert returned to the starting lineup to score 14 for the host Golden Gophers. Maurice Hargrow added 11 points and reserves Jeff Hagen (12 points) and Aaron Robinson (11 points) both hit career highs for Minnesota.

WISCONSIN 73, CHICAGO ST. 45: Devin Harris had nine of his 19 points in the first four minutes of the second half to lead the host Badgers. It was the first meeting between the programs, and the final nonconference game for both.

Harris was 5-of-7 from the field, including 3-of-4 from 3-point range.

PENN STATE 68, BUFFALO 60: Brandon Watkins scored 14 to lead the host Nittany Lions back from a double-digit deficit to win their fifth straight.

Big East

ST. JOHN'S 74, SETON HALL 66: Marcus Hatten scored 25 of his season-high 31 in the opening 32 minutes for the Red Storm at Madison Square Garden in New York. It was the conference opener for both teams.

Hatten, the Big East leading scorer as a junior last season, entered averaging 20.6 points, but he hadn't reached 20 in the past three games. The 6-foot-1 guard also had 10 rebounds.

LASALLE 83, RUTGERS 75 (OT): Gary Neal had 10 of his 33 points in the extra period to lead the visiting Explorers. LaSalle (6-4) won its third straight and snapped a three-game winning streak for Rutgers (8-4).

The game went into overtime after Mike Sherrod's 3-point shot bounced out of the basket at the buzzer tied at 65.

SIENA 89, PROVIDENCE 81: Prosper Karangwa had 24 points and 10 rebounds for the host Saints.

Siena (8-3) led 39-34 at halftime. The lead changed hands several times in the second half, but the Saints went on a winning spurt, highlighted by baskets by Karangwa and Antoine Jordan.

Pac-10

UCLA 98, WASHINGTON ST. 83: Senior forward Jason Kapono scored a career-high 44 to lead the visiting Bruins. Kapono went 14-for-19 from the field, including 9-for-10 on 3-pointers, and 7-for-7 at the free-throw line. He broke his school record of seven 3s. UCLA (4-5) defeated the Cougars (5-6) for the 20th straight time.

WASH. 76, USC 72: Doug Wrenn led the host Huskies with 24 points.

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