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St. John's rallies from 16 down

Compiled from Times wires

© St. Petersburg Times, published January 19, 2003

WASHINGTON -- Marcus Hatten scored 14 of his game-high 34 in the final 3:17 to help St. John's erase a 16-point deficit in the final seven minutes and beat Georgetown 77-72 Saturday.

Hatten, who also scored 34 last season against the Hoyas (9-4), scored every Red Storm point during a 14-5 run that helped St. John's (9-5) avoid its third loss in four games.

VA. TECH 92, PROVIDENCE 79: Bryant Matthews scored 26 for the host Hokies (7-8), who had 13 3-pointers. Virginia Tech led 47-31 at halftime on the strength of 9-for-13 3-point shooting. Ryan Gomes led Providence (9-6) with 16 points.

VILLANOVA 110, RUTGERS 89: Gary Buchanan scored 27 and the visiting Wildcats (11-5) set a scoring record at the Louis Brown Athletic Center. George Washington won 105-100 on Feb. 2, 1993. Calvin Wooten scored a career-high 24 to lead the Scarlet Knights (8-7).


CLEMSON 78, VIRGINIA 77: Olu Babalola hit two free throws with 5.7 seconds left to lift the host Tigers (11-2). The Cavaliers (10-5) were out of timeouts and had to push the ball up the floor. Keith Jenifer got a good look at a 3, but it bounced off the rim at the buzzer.

Big Ten

MINNESOTA 77, MICH. ST. 69: Michael Bauer scored a season-high 21 and Rick Rickert added 21 for the host Golden Gophers (9-5). Bauer made five 3s for Minnesota, which scored its last 15 at the free-throw line. Kelvin Torbert had 12 points for the Spartans (9-7).

MICHIGAN 77, N'WESTERN 70: Daniel Horton scored 22 as the visiting Wolverines (11-6) overcame a 10-point second-half deficit to win their 11th straight. T.J. Parker and Jitim Young scored 20 each for the Wildcats (8-7).

PURDUE 82, PENN ST. 78: Chris Booker scored 27 and hit two free throws with seven seconds left to lead the visiting Boilermakers (11-3). Brandon Watkins had a chance to tie at 80 with 8.6 seconds left, but missed his free throws. WISCONSIN 53, OHIO ST. 52: Kirk Penney scored on a shot inside with 7.4 seconds left and Alando Tucker blocked a Buckeyes shot in the final seconds as the visiting Badgers (12-4) held on. Ohio State (8-7) trailed by 11 with more than five minutes left but took the 52-51 lead with 37.7 seconds left.

Big 12

NEBRASKA 80, COLO. 77 (OT): Nate Johnson hit a driving layup with 7.7 seconds left in regulation, then had four of the host Cornhuskers' 12 overtime points. The Buffaloes (11-5) scored six straight to take a 56-55 lead with 9:40 left and neither team led by more than three the rest of the way.

TEXAS TECH 80, BAYLOR 64: Kasib Powell scored 26 for the host Red Raiders (11-2). The Bears (9-5) pulled within 50-45 with about 14 minutes left, but got no closer.


CINCY 77, TULANE 54: Leonard Stokes scored a season-high 30 for the host Bearcats (11-3). Tulane (7-9) dropped its eighth straight against Cincinnati because it could not stop Stokes.

HOUSTON 72, SAINT LOUIS 59: Andre Owens scored 28 and Louis Truscott added 17 points and 14 rebounds to lead the host Cougars (3-10).


WASHINGTON 73, STANFORD 68: Anthony Washington made two free throws with 7.8 seconds left to lift the host Huskies (7-8), who snapped a 10-game losing streak to the Cardinal. Stanford (12-5) had three chances to tie with a 3, but each bounced off the rim.

CALIFORNIA 76, WASH. ST. 63: Joe Shipp scored 33 to lead the visiting Bears (12-2). The Cougars (5-10) played without two starters and two key reserves because of injuries.



Activities resume at Yal

Nicholas Grass, 19, of Holyoke, Mass., died Saturday. He helped lead the baseball team to the region final as a pitcher in 2001, and Yale athletic director Tom Beckett announced his death during the women's basketball team's 84-77 loss to Brown. There also was a moment of silence before the men's 78-66 loss to Brown, a game postponed Friday because of the deaths

Most of the students in the crash were members of the school's football and baseball teams, including two who remained hospitalized in critical condition. Three students -- junior Sean Fenton, 20, of Newport Beach, Calif.; sophomore Kyle Burnat, 19, of Atlanta; and sophomore Andrew Dwyer, 19, of Hobe Sound -- died Friday of severe head injuries.

FREE-THROW STREAK ENDS: Butler's Darnell Archey missed a free throw, ending his Division I record of 85 straight. The miss came with 3:42 left in the 64-60 win over visiting Youngstown State.

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