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Oregon is upset in second straight

©Associated Press
January 12, 2003

STANFORD, Calif. -- Oregon completed a lost weekend in the San Francisco area by losing 81-57 Saturday to Stanford, its 17th consecutive road loss to the Cardinal. No. 12 Oregon lost 88-72 at California on Thursday.

"Mentally, we're all down right now," coach Ernie Kent said. "We're a much better basketball team than we showed this weekend."

Julius Barnes scored 15 of his 17 during the second half, and Matt Lottich made five 3-pointers for the second straight game.

Up 41-29 at halftime, the Cardinal built its lead to 23 with an 11-0 run that began with 3-pointers by Lottich and Barnes.

Vandy upsets Alabama

NASHVILLE -- Russell Lakey made two 3-pointers late and Matt Freije scored 19 as Vanderbilt beat No.4 Alabama 70-69.

The Commodores beat their first Top 5 opponent since 75-71 against then-No. 4 UCLA in 1995. The Crimson Tide hasn't won in Nashville since 1990, a span of seven games.

Alabama trailed by seven with 3:05 left. But Mo Williams made a 3-pointer and Kennedy Winston converted a three-point play to make it 63-61 with 50 seconds left.

Lakey's 3-pointer with 20 seconds left pushed the lead to five. Williams responded with another 3-pointer with 13.3 seconds left, but Scott Hundley's two free throws sealed it.

NO. 2 ARIZONA 79, WASH. 61: Salim Stoudamire matched his season high with 23 points for the host Wildcats. The Huskies, who lost by 32 to Arizona State on Thursday, lost their 13th consecutive game in the state of Arizona.

Up 52-46, a 12-2 run put Arizona up 64-48 with 6:54 left as Washington went 51/2 minutes without a field goal. The run reached 18-4 on Stoudamire's two free throws that made it 70-50 with 4:59 left.

NO. 3 UCONN 83, MIAMI 80: The host Huskies got 26 points from Ben Gordon and the winning basket from Emeka Okafor.

Okafor, in foul trouble for most of the game, scrambled for a loose ball, fought through a double team and made a layup for the go-ahead basket with 2:34 left in overtime.

The Hurricanes got within one on Paulo Coelho's 3-pointer with 8.3 seconds left. After Denham Brown's free throws with 7.3 seconds left. Armondo Surratt's 3-pointer bounced off the rim.

Rallying Miami from an eight-point deficit, Darius Rice's 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds left sent the game into overtime at 71-71.

LSU 85, NO. 7 MISS. ST. 72: Jaime Lloreda scored 19 and Ronald Dupree had 18 points and 12 rebounds for the host Tigers, who shot almost 63 percent and made 6 of 12 3-pointers.

The Bulldogs got within 64-59 on Mario Austin's basket with 7:20 left. But LSU went on a 17-5 run, capped when Darrell Mitchell made a steal and dunked to make it 81-64 with about two minutes left.

NO. 8 TEXAS 70, IOWA ST. 50: Six players scored in double figures as the host Longhorns shot better than 40 percent from the field for the first time in four games.

Texas led 16-4, and Sydmill Harris' 3-pointer made it 26-11. Jake Sullivan scored 10 of his team's first 12 of the second half. His 3-pointer cut the lead to 48-44 with 10:18 left.

That was as close as the Cyclones. T.J. Ford made a pull-up jumper. Harris made another 3-pointer, and a 10-0 Texas run made it 58-44 as the Longhorns closed the game with a 22-6 run.

NO. 9 OKLA. 69, COLORADO 54: Ebi Ere scored 20 and Hollis Price 19 as the Sooners dominated on defense to win its 31st in a row at home and improve to 40-3 against the Buffaloes since 1982. Colorado, which entered averaging 79.6 points, had just 19 at halftime and trailed by 26 in the second half.

Ere made two 3-pointers during a 10-2 spurt that gave the Sooners a 26-16 lead. And Oklahoma scored the first nine of the second half to push the lead to 40-19.

NO. 10 ILL. 69, WIS. 63: Brian Cook scored 24 of his career-high 31 during the second half for the host Illini. Cook, benched for much of the first half after two early fouls, dunked to open the second half and later scored 15 in a row as Illinois built a 14-point lead.

The Badgers were held to five points during the first 9:22 of the second half. Kirk Penney made consecutive 3-pointers to make it 62-53. Cook's 3-pointer gave Illinois a 12-point lead.

NO. 13 MISSOURI 77, BAYLOR 69: Arthur Johnson scored a career-high 30 and had 15 rebounds for his third consecutive double double for the host Tigers.

Down 12 in the second half, Baylor's Kenny Taylor made four 3-pointers during the final 41/2 minutes, the last one cutting the gap to 72-69 with 1:38 left. But Johnson clinched it with a thundering dunk and three-point play with 1:04 left.

NO. 14 KANSAS 92, NEBRASKA 59: After coach Roy Williams pulled then yelled at his starters, Kirk Hinrich ignited the host Jayhawks.

Kansas missed 13 of its first 16 shots against Nebraska's zone. But Hinrich scored nine of Kansas' last 11 of the first half, and it opened the second half with an 18-2 run. It was the team's eighth consecutive victory and 22nd consecutive regular-season Big 12 victory.

About four minutes into the game, Williams yanked his starters and screamed at them in full view of the capacity crowd. Nebraska missed 10 of its first 14 shots and did not lead by more than one despite Kansas' struggles.

OHIO ST. 81, NO. 15 INDIANA 69: Shun Jenkins, whose high coming in was seven points, had 22 points and seven rebounds for the Buckeyes, who improved to 12-3 against ranked teams at Value City Arena. The Hoosiers, who had won three in a row, made 9 of 34 3-pointers.

Up 35-25, the Buckeyes made it 48-30 on Zach Williams' three-point play with 15:12 left. Tom Coverdale's consecutive 3-pointers made it 67-59 with 2:46 left. But Jenkins' basket and Velimir Radinovic's two free throws helped seal it.

NO. 16 CREIGHTON 76, ILL. ST. 57: Michael Lindeman scored a career-high 19 for the visiting Bluejays. Teammate Kyle Korver scored 17, going 4-of-5 on 3-pointers after going 1-of-8 in a victory against Bradley on Wednesday.

Creighton opened the second half with an 11-3 run to take a 13-point lead. Illinois State rallied to get to within 48-40 before Creighton re-established control.

NO. 18 UK 62, S. CAROLINA 55: Erik Daniels matched his career high with 19 points and capped a first-half spurt with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer for the host Wildcats.

With the score 15-15, Kentucky went on a 17-4 run during the final seven minutes of the half to take a 32-19 lead. Daniels led the outburst with two layups and the 3-pointer.

The Wildcats then started the second half with a 12-4 run. Daniels made two layups, and Keith Bogans made a 3-pointer to make it 44-23 with 14:17 left.

NO. 19 L'VILLE 73, SAINT LOUIS 54: Reece Gaines scored 23, and the host Cardinals overcame another sluggish first half. Louisville has won nine in a row and is off to its best start since 15-1 in 1996-97.

The Cardinals missed 10 of their first 11 shots and trailed 19-6, their third double-digit first-half deficit in four games.

Down 26-24 at halftime, Erik Brown sank a jumper and Gaines made a layup to give Louisville its first lead 90 seconds into the second half. The game went through three ties and three lead changes before Gaines scored inside to start a 15-2 spurt.

NO. 21 XAVIER 99, ST. BON. 83: David West scored 26, Romain Sato 25 and Keith Jackson 21 to lead the host Musketeers.

Xavier took a 36-16 lead midway through the first half behind five Sato 3-pointers. But West got in foul trouble, going to the bench with his second foul during a 16-6 run that cut it to 43-34.

Up 50-40 at halftime, Jackson made two jumpers and had a three-point play as the Musketeers led 76-51 with 12 minutes left.

KAN. ST. 68, NO. 23 TEXAS TECH 44: Gilson DeJesus made five 3-pointers and scored 19 as the host Wildcats pulled off the upset. DeJesus also had 15 rebounds for Kansas State, whose eight-game win streak is its longest since it opened the 1997-98 season 9-0.

The Wildcats led 38-23 at halftime and opened the second half with a 7-0 run in which DeJesus scored five. Texas Tech scored the next six, cutting it to 45-29 on Andre Emmett's 3-pointer with 16:44 left, but got no closer.

IOWA 68, NO. 25 MICH. ST. 64: Glen Worley scored 18 of his career-high 29 during the first half for the host Hawkeyes, who made seven consecutive free throws during the final minute.

With the score 61-61 with 1:31 left, Jared Reiner stole it, leading to Brody Boyd's two free throws. Michigan State's Alan Anderson missed two free throws, and Reiner made two free throws for a 65-61 lead. After a jump ball, Horner made two free throws.

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