More misery for Arizona

Stanford buries Wildcats

Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2001

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Stanford finally won one on Lute Olson Court, and Arizona's coach wasn't there to watch a painful season get worse for his team.

The No. 2 Cardinal's balance was on full display in beating the 16th-ranked Wildcats 85-76 Saturday for only their third victory at McKale Center in 27 tries and their first since 1996.

Stanford (13-0, 2-0 Pac-10) didn't get a point from its reserves, but the way the starters played, that didn't matter.

Jarron Collins scored 22, Ryan Mendez a season-high 20, Jason Collins 19 and Casey Jacobsen 16 as the Cardinal ended Arizona's string of 31 consecutive home-court Pac-10 victories.

No. 13 North Carolina 70,

No. 4 Wake Forest 69

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Brendan Haywood had 24 points, including the game-winning layup with 3.3 seconds left, as North Carolina won its eight straight and handed Wake Forest its first loss.

Haywood's point total matched his season high as he added 10 rebounds and three blocks in a physical game that ended Wake Forest's 17-game winning streak -- second in the nation to Michigan State's 23.

No. 6 Tennessee 96,

Auburn 88, 2 OTs

AUBURN, Ala. -- Isiah Victor scored 12 of his career-high 34 points in the two overtimes for Tennessee in the SEC opener for both teams.

The Volunteers (14-1) outscored Auburn 16-8 in the second extra period, hitting nine free throws to emerge from a seven-game road trip with only one loss.

No. 7 Kansas 94, Texas Tech 82

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Drew Gooden scored 23 points and Kansas used a 17-2 run in the second half to clinch the win in the Big 12 opener for both teams.

Kenny Gregory added 17 points for Kansas (12-1). Kirk Hinrich scored 13 points and Nick Collison had 12.

No. 8 Virginia 88,

North Carolina St. 81

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Travis Watson scored four straight points to break a 73-all tie in the final minutes for Virginia.

The Cavaliers (11-1, 1-1), coming off a 96-73 loss at No. 4 Wake Forest, seemed to be in trouble again until Watson, Roger Mason and Chris Williams bailed them out, combining for 46 points in the second half.

No. 9 Illinois 83, Ohio St. 68

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Frank Williams scored 21 points as Illinois broke out of its lingering shooting slump to beat Ohio State 83-68 on Saturday night.

Williams scored 16 points in the second half, taking control of the Illini offense after Ohio State tied it at 37 with 15:44 remaining.

No. 10 Connecticut 82,

St. John's 80, OT

STORRS, Conn. -- Souleymane Wane hit two of four free throws with 1:38 remaining in overtime to lift Connecticut.

With the score tied at 80, Wane was fouled by Omar Cook and made the first of two shots. He grabbed his own rebound and was fouled again, this time by freshman Willie Shaw. Again, he made one of two shots.

No. 19 Georgetown 78,

No. 11 Seton Hall 66

WASHINGTON -- George-town's defense nearly pitched a shutout against Seton Hall's leading scorer, giving the Hoyas their first regular season victory over a ranked team in almost five years.

Seton Hall's Darius Lane didn't make a shot until the final 30 seconds. Lee Scruggs' 13 points led six Hoyas in double figures.

Minnesota 54, No. 12 Wisconsin 49

MINNEAPOLIS -- Shane Schilling scored 12 points and hit three 3-pointers as Minnesota dealt Wisconsin its first loss in nine games under interim coach Brad Soderberg.

Michael Bauer added 11 points and three 3-pointers as Minnesota (13-2, 1-1 Big Ten) held off a late charge by the Badgers, who trailed by 12 points with less than five minutes left.

No. 14 Syracuse 71, Pittsburgh 66

PITTSBURGH -- Syracuse held Pittsburgh scoreless for nearly eight minutes down the stretch and the Orangemen rallied from a 15-point deficit behind Preston Shumpert's 20 points to win.

Shumpert hit a layup and a 3-pointer during a decisive 13-0 run that helped the Orange (13-1, 2-0 Big East) open a 66-58 lead after they trailed 48-34 with 15 minutes remaining.

No. 23 Iowa St. 100,

No. 15 Oklahoma 80

AMES, Iowa -- Kantrail Horton scored a career-high 27 points and Jamaal Tinsley went 5-for-7 on 3-pointers in a rare display of outside shooting for Iowa State in its Big 12 opener.

Iowa State (13-1) went from a 14-point deficit with 3:29 left in the first half to 12 points ahead in the first 7:20 of the second half en route to its 29th straight home-court victory.

No. 17 Maryland 93,

Georgia Tech 80

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Juan Dixon scored a season-high 28 points as Maryland built a big first-half lead en route to its 10th straight victory.

Terence Morris had his first double-double of the season with 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Terrapins (11-3, 2-0 ACC), who have won eight of their last nine games against the Yellow Jackets.

Tony Akins scored 20 points, and Alvin Jones had 15 points, 14 rebounds and eight blocks for Georgia Tech (8-5, 0-2).

No. 18 Alabama 82, LSU 73

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Rod Grizzard scored 19 of his game-high 23 points in the second half for Alabama in an SEC opener.

No. 20 Southern California 87, Washington 61

LOS ANGELES -- David Bluthenthal tied a career high with five 3-pointers and finished with 25 points as Southern California won their 10th straight at the Sports Arena, including eight this season -- their longest streak at home since winning 16 consecutive in the 1992 and '93 seasons.

No. 21 Notre Dame 87, Rutgers 80

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Troy Murphy scored a career-high 37 points for Notre Dame.

No. 22 Mississippi 81, Vanderbilt 68

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Justin Reed scored 19 points as Mississippi improved to 13-1 for the first time in 75 years.

No. 24 Texas 78,

Oklahoma State 71

AUSTIN, Texas -- Maurice Evans scored 18 points and Brian Boddicker added 17 as Texas ran its home winning streak to 21 games and extended Oklahoma State's long losing streak in Austin.

No. 25 Cincinnati 76, Charlotte 66

CINCINNATI -- Kenny Satterfield and Steve Logan scored 18 points apiece for Cincinnati in a rough game befitting the series. Cincinnati (10-3, 1-0 Conference USA) played tight perimeter defense and kept its cool even as the game degenerated and most of the Bearcats' 20-point lead vanished in the second half.

Charlotte (8-5, 0-1) drew two technical fouls and lost Kenkay Jones to a bloody nose.

Rodney White scored 14 consecutive points to lead Charlotte's comeback, but fouled out with 6:41 left.

HEAD:Tigers upset Texas

BYLINE1:By The Associated Press

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Stanford finally won one on Lute Olson Court, and Arizona's coach wasn't there to watch a painful season get worse for his team.

The No. 2 Cardinal's balance was on full display in beating the 16th-ranked Wildcats 85-76 Saturday for only their third victory at McKale Center in 27 tries and their first since 1996.

Stanford (13-0, 2-0 Pac-10) didn't get a point from its reserves, but the way the starters played, that didn't matter.

Jarron Collins scored 22, Ryan Mendez a season-high 20, Jason Collins 19 and Casey Jacobsen 16 as the Cardinal ended Arizona's string of 31 consecutive home-court Pac-10 victories.

No. 13 North Carolina 70,

No. 4 Wake Forest 69

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Brendan Haywood had 24 points, including the game-winning layup with 3.3 seconds left, as North Carolina won its eight straight and handed Wake Forest its first loss.

Haywood's point total matched his season high as he added 10 rebounds and three blocks in a physical game that ended Wake Forest's 17-game winning streak -- second in the nation to Michigan State's 23.

No. 6 Tennessee 96,

Auburn 88, 2 OTs

AUBURN, Ala. -- Isiah Victor scored 12 of his career-high 34 points in the two overtimes for Tennessee in the SEC opener for both teams.

The Volunteers (14-1) outscored Auburn 16-8 in the second extra period, hitting nine free throws to emerge from a seven-game road trip with only one loss.

No. 7 Kansas 94, Texas Tech 82

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Drew Gooden scored 23 points and Kansas used a 17-2 run in the second half to clinch the win in the Big 12 opener for both teams.

Kenny Gregory added 17 points for Kansas (12-1). Kirk Hinrich scored 13 points and Nick Collison had 12.

No. 8 Virginia 88,

North Carolina St. 81

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Travis Watson scored four straight points to break a 73-all tie in the final minutes for Virginia.

The Cavaliers (11-1, 1-1), coming off a 96-73 loss at No. 4 Wake Forest, seemed to be in trouble again until Watson, Roger Mason and Chris Williams bailed them out, combining for 46 points in the second half.

No. 9 Illinois 83, Ohio St. 68

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Frank Williams scored 21 points as Illinois broke out of its lingering shooting slump to beat Ohio State 83-68 on Saturday night.

Williams scored 16 points in the second half, taking control of the Illini offense after Ohio State tied it at 37 with 15:44 remaining.

No. 10 Connecticut 82,

St. John's 80, OT

STORRS, Conn. -- Souleymane Wane hit two of four free throws with 1:38 remaining in overtime to lift Connecticut.

With the score tied at 80, Wane was fouled by Omar Cook and made the first of two shots. He grabbed his own rebound and was fouled again, this time by freshman Willie Shaw. Again, he made one of two shots.

No. 19 Georgetown 78,

No. 11 Seton Hall 66

WASHINGTON -- George-town's defense nearly pitched a shutout against Seton Hall's leading scorer, giving the Hoyas their first regular season victory over a ranked team in almost five years.

Seton Hall's Darius Lane didn't make a shot until the final 30 seconds. Lee Scruggs' 13 points led six Hoyas in double figures.

Minnesota 54, No. 12 Wisconsin 49

MINNEAPOLIS -- Shane Schilling scored 12 points and hit three 3-pointers as Minnesota dealt Wisconsin its first loss in nine games under interim coach Brad Soderberg.

Michael Bauer added 11 points and three 3-pointers as Minnesota (13-2, 1-1 Big Ten) held off a late charge by the Badgers, who trailed by 12 points with less than five minutes left.

No. 14 Syracuse 71, Pittsburgh 66

PITTSBURGH -- Syracuse held Pittsburgh scoreless for nearly eight minutes down the stretch and the Orangemen rallied from a 15-point deficit behind Preston Shumpert's 20 points to win.

Shumpert hit a layup and a 3-pointer during a decisive 13-0 run that helped the Orange (13-1, 2-0 Big East) open a 66-58 lead after they trailed 48-34 with 15 minutes remaining.

No. 23 Iowa St. 100,

No. 15 Oklahoma 80

AMES, Iowa -- Kantrail Horton scored a career-high 27 points and Jamaal Tinsley went 5-for-7 on 3-pointers in a rare display of outside shooting for Iowa State in its Big 12 opener.

Iowa State (13-1) went from a 14-point deficit with 3:29 left in the first half to 12 points ahead in the first 7:20 of the second half en route to its 29th straight home-court victory.

No. 17 Maryland 93,

Georgia Tech 80

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Juan Dixon scored a season-high 28 points as Maryland built a big first-half lead en route to its 10th straight victory.

Terence Morris had his first double-double of the season with 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Terrapins (11-3, 2-0 ACC), who have won eight of their last nine games against the Yellow Jackets.

Tony Akins scored 20 points, and Alvin Jones had 15 points, 14 rebounds and eight blocks for Georgia Tech (8-5, 0-2).

No. 18 Alabama 82, LSU 73

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Rod Grizzard scored 19 of his game-high 23 points in the second half for Alabama in an SEC opener.

No. 20 Southern California 87, Washington 61

LOS ANGELES -- David Bluthenthal tied a career high with five 3-pointers and finished with 25 points as Southern California won their 10th straight at the Sports Arena, including eight this season -- their longest streak at home since winning 16 consecutive in the 1992 and '93 seasons.

No. 21 Notre Dame 87, Rutgers 80

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Troy Murphy scored a career-high 37 points for Notre Dame.

No. 22 Mississippi 81, Vanderbilt 68

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Justin Reed scored 19 points as Mississippi improved to 13-1 for the first time in 75 years.

No. 24 Texas 78,

Oklahoma State 71

AUSTIN, Texas -- Maurice Evans scored 18 points and Brian Boddicker added 17 as Texas ran its home winning streak to 21 games and extended Oklahoma State's long losing streak in Austin.

No. 25 Cincinnati 76, Charlotte 66

CINCINNATI -- Kenny Satterfield and Steve Logan scored 18 points apiece for Cincinnati in a rough game befitting the series. Cincinnati (10-3, 1-0 Conference USA) played tight perimeter defense and kept its cool even as the game degenerated and most of the Bearcats' 20-point lead vanished in the second half.

Charlotte (8-5, 0-1) drew two technical fouls and lost Kenkay Jones to a bloody nose.

Rodney White scored 14 consecutive points to lead Charlotte's comeback, but fouled out with 6:41 left.



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