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College basketball: Top 25

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© St. Petersburg Times, published January 14, 2001


Missouri wears down Iowa State in four OTs

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Four overtimes meant more chances for Clarence Gilbert to shoot through his mistakes.

Gilbert kept firing during a 12-for-36 effort that shattered his career high with 43 points, then blocked a last-second shot in the final overtime as Missouri beat No. 18 Iowa State 112-109 Saturday.

It was the first four-overtime game in the four-year history of the Big 12.

"I'm just doing whatever it takes to win the ballgame," Gilbert said. "If it took 43 points or 50 or 60, I would have done it."

Gilbert, who entered averaging 16.8 points, surpassed his high of 32 points in a double-overtime loss to Iowa in December. He broke Willie Smith's 24-year-old school record for attempts.

Gilbert's three-pointer tied it at 101 with 18.2 seconds left in the third overtime.

Iowa State had the best chance to end it in the second overtime, but Paul Shirley threw up an air ball with about six seconds left and Brian Grawer stole the rebound from Martin Rancik under the basket.

Shirley hit a layup with 14 seconds left in the first overtime to tie it at 82. Shirley hit a free throw with 11.8 seconds left in regulation to force the first overtime.

NO. 1 STANFORD 100, OREGON 76: Jason Collins had a career-high 24 points and 12 rebounds, and Casey Jacobsen hit four three-pointers and had 20 points as the host Cardinal, which ascended to No. 1 last week, won its ninth straight over the Ducks.

Reserve forward Justin Davis had the best game of his freshman year, getting seven points and 11 rebounds while playing stifling defense on Bryan Bracey, the conference's leading scorer.

NO. 3 MICH. ST. 69, NO. 17 WISCONSIN 59 (OT): Jason Richardson scored 25 points as the Spartans rallied in a rematch from last season's Final Four. The defending national champions extended the country's longest home winning streak to 39 games.

Charlie Bell, who had missed three straight three-pointers, hit one to tie the score at 57 with 28.5 seconds left and force overtime.

NO. 5 KANSAS 69, NO. 22 OU 61: Jeff Boshchee hit 4 of 8 three-pointers and scored 16 points for the visiting Jayhawks after going 5-of-31 from three-point range in his past seven games. Aaron McGhee, Oklahoma's leading scorer at 16 points per game, went 0-of-9 from the field.

NO. 7 ILLINOIS 80, MICHIGAN 51: Sergio McClain had 11 rebounds, 11 assists and 10 points for the host Illini and played terrific defense on LaVell Blanchard, who made two field goals in the first half.

NO. 11 SYRACUSE 86, W. VA. 80: Preston Shumpert scored 25 points and DeShaun Williams had 23 for the host Orangemen as the Mountaineers lost to a ranked team for the 10th straight time.

NO. 12 GEORGETOWN 96, VA. TECH 68: The Hoyas' defense spurred a 35-8 opening run and forced 25 turnovers as host Georgetown remained undefeated.

PROVIDENCE 81, NO. 13 UCONN 68: The host Friars (11-4) matched last season's win total and snapped a five-game losing streak to the Huskies as John Linehan scored a career-high 19 points.

PITT 77, NO. 15 SETON HALL 65: Julius Page upstaged the Pirates' star freshmen, making three key baskets down the stretch as the host Panthers beat a ranked opponent for the first time since No. 23 Miami on Jan. 30, 1999.

NEBRASKA 80, NO. 23 TEXAS 67: Steffon Bradford scored 20 points as the host Cornhuskers ended a four-game losing streak and won their first Big 12 game under coach Barry Collier.

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NO. 24 B.C. 82, MIAMI 73: Big East rookie of the year Troy Bell made 17 of 17 free throws to lead the host Eagles.

CAMPBELL 72, FAU 70: Adam Fellers scored 24 points as the host Camels ended a six-game losing streak.

GEORGIA ST. 97, UCF 75: Shernard Long and Thomas Terrell scored 27 points as the Panthers won their 10th straight home game.

FAMU 83, HOWARD 80: Demarcus Wilkins had 23 points as the host Rattlers came back from a 13-point deficit.

MD.-EASTERN SHORE 76, B-CC 64: Kevin Darby scored 23 points and made 4 of 6 second-half three-pointers for the visiting Hawks.

BARRY 81, SAINT LEO 68: Jason Junker had 32 points for the visiting Buccaneers.

STETSON 78, JU 68: Eugene Ambrose scored a career-high 22 points as the host Hatters won their fourth straight.

TAMPA 66, FLA. SOUTHERN 54: Sylvere Bryan had 17 points and 14 rebounds for the visiting Spartans.

ECKERD 72, ROLLINS 69: Dwayne Smith had 24 points as the host Tritons rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit.

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