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College basketball

Wisconsin keeps IU reeling

©Associated Press
February 16, 2003

MADISON, Wis. -- Kirk Penney scored 22 to lead Wisconsin over struggling Indiana 71-59 Saturday.

Mike Wilkinson added 16 points and six rebounds for Wisconsin (18-5, 8-3), which remains undefeated in Big Ten home games under coach Bo Ryan.

The Badgers have won eight of their past nine, and the Hoosiers (15-9, 5-6) have lost six of seven.

Wisconsin trailed for most of the first half but used an 11-0 run in the first 2:40 of the second half to take the team's first lead since the opening basket.

Devin Harris hit a 3-pointer on his first shot after the break after going 1-for-8 in the first half. He then capped the Wisconsin run with a swift pass to Alando Tucker for a layup to take the lead for good.

Indiana coach Mike Davis, who was involved in heated discussions with the officials throughout the game, was issued a technical foul with 42.4 seconds left in the game.

The Hoosiers were led by Jeff Newton, who had 20 points.

MICHIGAN 70, OHIO ST. 54: Daniel Horton scored 21 and LaVell Blanchard added 19 for the host Wolverines, who earned a sweep of their rival. The Wolverines (15-9, 8-3) won their 12th straight at home. The last time Michigan won a dozen consecutive home contests was from 1962-63 to 1963-64. Ohio State (12-11, 5-7) got 19 points from Velimir Radinovic.

IOWA 84, PENN STATE 71: Chauncey Leslie scored 18 and Glen Worley came off the bench to add 15 for the host Hawkeyes. Leslie was 7-of-8 from the field, and he hit several shots down the stretch to help the Hawkeyes (13-8, 5-5) snap a two-game losing streak and beat the Nittany Lions (5-15, 0-10) for the second time in 11 days.

MICHIGAN ST. 64, NORTHWESTERN 51: Kelvin Torbert had a career-high 22 points and made spectacular plays at both ends of the court for the host Spartans. Aloysius Anagonye added 13 points, a game-high eight rebounds and didn't miss a shot as the Spartans (14-9, 6-5) pulled away with a 36-26 second half. Northwestern (10-12, 2-9) was led by Jason Burke with 12 points.

ACC

CLEMSON 80, NORTH CAROLINA 77: Thomas Nagys scored 15 on 3-of-3 shooting and 8-of-8 free throws, including two that gave the host Tigers (13-8, 3-7) the lead for good with 51.3 seconds left. The Tar Heels (13-11, 4-7) had a chance to tie after Edward Scott missed a free throw with 7.5 seconds to go, but Raymond Felton's double-clutch 3-point attempt hit the front of the rim.

TEMPLE 76, N.C. STATE 54: Maurice Collins scored 18 and David Hawkins added 16 for the host Owls (8-13), who beat the Wolfpack (13-8) for the first time in seven tries.

SEC

ALABAMA 84, AUBURN 68: Erwin Dudley had 20 points and 10 rebounds on 8-of-12 shooting for the host Crimson Tide (14-7, 4-6), dropped from the national rankings for the first time. The Tigers (17-6, 6-4) got 23 points from Marquis Daniels and hit seven second-half 3-pointers to climb back from a 26-point deficit.

Mo Williams scored 17 and freshman Kennedy Winston had 15 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for Alabama, which had lost five of six and was once No. 1 in the country.

SOUTH CAROLINA 72, ARKANSAS 65: Senior Chris Warren scored a career-high 23, including six second-half 3-pointers, for the host Gamecocks. Eric Ferguson finished with 20 points for the Razorbacks (7-14, 2-8). South Carolina (10-11, 3-7) has won three in a row.

Big East

WEST VIRGINIA 52, RUTGERS 46: Drew Schifino scored 24 and, despite scoring just two baskets in the final 12:10, the visiting Mountaineers (13-9, 4-6) moved ahead of the Scarlet Knights (11-11, 3-7) into fifth place in the West Division.

PROVIDENCE 69, ST. JOHN'S 59: Ryan Gomes scored 28 and the Friars (11-11, 4-7) rallied for their sixth straight victory over the host Red Storm (12-9, 5-6).

GEORGETOWN 85, VA. TECH 73: Gerald Riley scored 31 for the visiting Hoyas (11-10, 3-7). The Hokies (10-13, 3-7) pulled within single digits several times but got no closer than eight.

C-USA

DePAUL 74, SOUTHERN MISS 69 (OT): DePaul made 11 of 12 free throws in overtime for the visiting Blue Demons (13-8, 5-5). Sam Hoskin led all players with 19 points and 12 rebounds for DePaul and he was a perfect 7-for-7 from the free-throw line. USM (10-12, 3-8) was led by Charles Gaines' 18 points and 10 rebounds.

CHARLOTTE 74, CINCY 64: Demon Brown scored 18 on six 3-pointers, setting a conference season record for the host 49ers (10-12, 5-5). Brown's fifth 3 broke the mark of 110 set by Charlotte's Jobey Thomas last season. Taron Barker scored 12 to lead Cincy (14-7, 6-4).

TULANE 84, TCU 78: Brandon Brown scored a season-high 28 to lead the host Green Wave (12-11, 5-5), which used a 17-2 run early in the second half to pull away from the Horned Frogs (8-15, 2-9).

Waitari Marsh added 17 points, eight assists and seven rebounds for the Green Wave.

MEMPHIS 94, UAB 70: Antonio Burks had a career-high 27 points and 10 assists for the host Tigers (16-5, 7-3), who won their fifth straight. UAB (13-8, 5-5) never got closer than 13 after Memphis went on a 17-0 run in the second half.

Four other Tigers finished in double figures. John Grice had 17, Rodney Carney scored 15 and Anthony Rice and Chris Massie had 12 each. Massie also had a game-high 12 rebounds.

SAINT LOUIS 56, E. CAROLINA 42: Marque Perry scored a game-high 22, including 15 in the first half, for the Billikens (10-12, 4-7), who have won their past four at home. Erroyl Bing had 11 points for the Pirates (12-10, 3-8).

Pac-10

ARIZONA ST. 85, UCLA 69: Ike Diogu had 12 of his 26 points in the final 7:27 and the host Wildcats swept the Bruins for the first time in 23 years. The Sun Devils (17-7, 9-4) beat the Bruins 75-64 on Jan. 16. Their last sweep in the rivalry was in 1979-80. The Bruins (5-16, 2-10) lost their 10th straight in conference play.

OREGON 80, OREGON ST. 63: Luke Ridnour scored 18 and set a Pac-10 season record with his 51st consecutive successful free throw for the visiting Ducks (17-6, 7-5), who have won nine straight and 19 of the past 20 between the teams. The Beavers (11-10, 4-8) trailed by as much as 21 for its third straight loss. Brian Jackson led them with 15 points.

State

BC 76, MIAMI 65: Troy Bell scored 34, hitting two key 3-pointers in the second half, as the host Eagles got their fifth win in six games.

Freshman Louis Hinnant had 10 for BC (13-9, 6-5 Big East), converting a three-point play to start a 13-5 second-half run after Miami (10-11, 3-7) cut the deficit to 45-43. He added a 3-pointer that put the Eagles up 66-56 with 3:40 to play.

NEW ORLEANS 49, FIU 48: Hector Romero, who had a game-high 18 points, hit a tiebreaking free throw with 55 seconds left for the host Privateers (13-10). The Panthers (7-16) were held scoreless for the last 3:14.

ECKERD 59, SAINT LEO 56: Cerwin Thompson made four free throws in the final 52 seconds to rally the visiting Tritons (19-5, 8-4 SSC). Saint Leo (6-18, 2-10) was led by sophomore guard Larry Henderson's 17 points.

HOWARD 96, B-CC 68: Ron Williamson had a game-high 31 points to lead the host Bison (9-13, 7-6 MEAC) to its fourth consecutive victory. It is the third straight game Williamson has scored 30 or more. B-CC (5-16, 4-8) was led by Richard Toussaint's 13 points

FAMU 62, MD-EASTERN SHORE 60: Terrance Woods scored 21 for the visiting Rattlers (12-9, 7-5 MEAC). Maryland-Eastern Shore (3-19, 3-10) led 35-29 at halftime.

JACKSONVILLE 89, FAU 54: James Daniels tied his career high with 22 points for the host Dolphins (12-12, 7-5 ASC) in the 1,000th game of Hugh Durham's coaching career. Durham is the 17th to lead a team into 1,000 Division I men's games. Earnest Crumbley had 17 points for FAU (7-18, 3-10).

UCF 90, STETSON 82: Ray Abellard had 25 points and the visiting Knights (18-8, 10-3 ASC) held off a late rally by the Hatters (6-16, 4-9).

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