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ODU ends No. 8 Georgetown's streak

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published November 20, 2006


WASHINGTON - Old Dominion became the latest NCAA team to knock off a top 10 opponent - beating Georgetown in a building where the Hoyas hadn't lost in 24 years.

The Monarchs (4-1) dominated the offensive boards and sank 3-pointers at will during a second-half run Sunday, silencing the crowd at McDonough Arena in a 75-62 victory over No. 8 Georgetown (2-1).

"This is pretty good stuff for us," said coach Blaine Taylor, who called the victory his biggest in six seasons with the Monarchs. "Being as they're ranked, and deservedly so, and being on the road and in this environment, it all kind of adds up to a pretty big win."

The Monarchs shot 58 percent in the second half against their Big East opponent, overcame an eight-point deficit and didn't have a turnover in the final 15 minutes as they defeated a ranked team for the first time since beating Villanova in the 1995 NCAA Tournament.

NO. 4 PITTSBURGH 66, OAKLAND, MICH. 55: Aaron Gray scored 23 and had 13 rebounds as the host Panthers (5-0) survived a scare.

NO. 21 UCONN 77, MISSISSIPPI 59: Jeff Adrien controlled the paint, and A.J. Price took care of the rest of the floor as the host Huskies (4-0) beat the Rebels (4-1) to win the Hispanic College Fund Classic. Price scored 22, and Adrien added 13 and 10 rebounds, giving him a double double in the first four games.

RUTGERS 82, ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 41: New coach Fred Hill had his first win with the host Scarlet Knights (1-1). Forward J.R. Inman led Rutgers with six rebounds and scored a game-high 15.

NOTRE DAME 74, THE CITADEL 50: Luke Harangody scored 16 of his 18 in the first half, leading the host Irish (3-1) to a 28-point halftime lead.

XAVIER 71, VILLANOVA 66: Stanley Burrell scored 26 for the Musketeers in the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam in Charlotte Amalie. Curtis Sumpter and Shane Clark had 17 points each for the Wildcats (2-1).

ACC

CLEVELAND ST. 78, MIAMI 67: J'Nathan Bullock scored 19 and Victor Morris added 17 as the host Vikings beat the Hurricanes (3-2) in the America's Youth Classic. Cleveland State did most of its damage from outside, with Morris, Carlos English and Raheem Moss each hitting three 3-pointers. Miami trailed 35-30 at halftime and was within five before a 3-pointer by Moss with just more than six minutes remaining.

NO. 2 NORTH CAROLINA 103, GARDNER-WEBB 50: Freshman Brandan Wright scored 21 to lead the host Tar Heels (3-0). Freshman Wayne Ellington added 19 and preseason All-America Tyler Hansbrough added 18 for UNC, which reached triple digits for the second time this season.

VIRGINIA 85, MORGAN ST. 66: J.R. Reynolds scored 17 and Will Harris added 16 as the host Cavaliers (2-0) beat the Bears in the first meeting between the schools.

SEC

NO. 7 LSU 88, LA.-MONROE 57: Glen Davis had 26 points and eight rebounds for the host Tigers (2-0). LSU never trailed and led 44-22 at the half after hitting 17-of-24 from the field.

NO. 10 ALABAMA 72, IOWA 60: Alonzo Gee scored 21 with six rebounds to lead the Crimson Tide (3-0) in the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam. Ronald Steele scored 18 with six assists and four rebounds for Alabama.

NO. 25 TENN. 99, COPPIN ST. 65: Chris Lofton scored 19 for the host Volunteers (4-0). Tennessee built a double-digit lead in the first half. Coppin State has lost 29 straight nonconference games.

S. CAROLINA 75, LIPSCOMB 68: Redshirt freshman Dominique Archie and Brandon Wallace each scored a career-high 20 as the host Gamecocks (3-1) rallied from a 14-point first-half deficit. Archie had 10 rebounds, the first South Carolina freshman with a double double since 2003.

AUBURN 64, ETSU 58: Rasheem Barrett scored 15, Korvotney Barber had 14 and the host Tigers (3-0) rallied in the South Padre Invitational. Auburn trailed East Tennessee State 34-23 at halftime but made two 3s to open the second half.

Top 25

NO. 3 KANSAS 87, TOWSON 61: Freshman center Darrell Arthur scored 26 in his first career start, leading the host Jayhawks (2-1) in the first round of the Las Vegas Invitational.

NO. 9 WIS. 92, SOUTHERN 39: Alando Tucker scored 16 and Brian Butch added 12 to lead the host Badgers (0-3) to a rout in the first round of the South Padre Island Invitational. Wisconsin led by 30 with 3:46 left in the first half and went up by 50 with 9:17 left.

NO. 12 TEXAS A&M 69, SAINT LOUIS 33: Acie Law scored 23 to help the host Aggies (4-0) defeat the Billikens in the championship of the inaugural Shelby Metcalf Classic. Law hit six of his first eight shots as Texas A&M jumped out to an early lead.

NO. 15 ARIZONA 102, NEW MEXICO ST. 87: Ivan Radenovic scored 25 and had 12 rebounds and Jawann McClellan scored a career-high 22, and the host Wildcats (2-1) held the off the upset-minded Aggies.

NO. 17 WASHINGTON 83, SACRAMENTO ST. 74: Ignited by freshman Quincy Pondexter's 22 points, the host Huskies (4-0) overcame a sluggish first 10 minutes. A different player has led Washington in scoring in its four games.

State

ILLINOIS 84, FAMU 63: Trent Meacham scored 24 on 8-of-13 3-point shooting to lift the host Illini over the stubborn Rattlers (1-3). FAMU held a 38-34 halftime lead as Leslie Robinson scored 12 in a first half that saw the lead change three times.

MARIST 83, FAU 67: James Smith had 22 and Jared Jordan added 16 and 10 assists as the Red Foxes beat the visiting Owls (0-4).

Nation

INDIANA 90, CHICAGO STATE 69: D.J. White overcame an apparent right ankle injury to score 12 of his 18 in the second half, and Lance Stemler and Roderick Wilmont each added 15 for the host Hoosiers (3-1).

OKLAHOMA STATE 86, SAM HOUSTON STATE 67: Mario Boggan continued his early season dominance inside, scoring 21 to lead the host Cowboys (4-0).

MISSOURI 81, DAVIDSON 75: Matt Lawrence scored 22, including six 3-pointers, as the host Tigers blew an early 12-point lead and had to come from behind. The victory gave Missouri its first 5-0 start in four seasons.