Georgia Tech welcomes Miami to ACC

Posted: Friday, January 07, 2005

ATLANTA — Will Bynum scored 21 points and No. 9 Georgia Tech ruined Miami's Atlantic Coast Conference debut with an 80-69 victory Thursday night.

The Yellow Jackets (10-2, 1-0) bounced back from an overtime loss at No. 2 Kansas, a game in which leading-scorer B.J. Elder injured a hamstring that could him out through this weekend.

Luke Schenscher added 15 points for Georgia Tech, while Jarrett Jack had 14 points and nine rebounds.

Guillermo Diaz had 27 points for the Hurricanes (9-3, 0-1), who moved from the Big East to the ACC this season. They had an eight-game winning streak snapped.

No. 15 Texas 74, Memphis 67

AUSTIN, Texas — P.J. Tucker scored 18 points, four in the final 42 seconds, to lead the Longhorns (11-2). He had a fastbreak dunk after a turnover to make it 71-67, and then added two free throws with 17 seconds left.

Freshman Darius Washington had 23 points for the Tigers (7-7), who have lost five of seven.

No. 23 Cincinnati 83, DePaul 54

CINCINNATI — Jason Maxiell scored 19 points for the Bearcats, who have won 26 of 29 over DePaul, including 14 straight on the Bearcats' home court.

Armein Kirkland had 18 points for Cincinnati (12-1, 1-0 Conference USA).

Quemont Greer, who leads the conference in scoring at 24.1 points per game, had 12 on 4-of-13 shooting for the Blue Demons (8-4, 0-1). That ended his school-record streak of eight consecutive games with at least 20 points.

No. 12 Washington 84, Southern California 59

LOS ANGELES — Tre Simmons scored 22 points and No. 12 Washington defeated Southern California 84-59 Thursday night for its ninth consecutive victory.

The Huskies (13-1, 3-0 Pac-10) are off to their best start in 29 years. The last Washington team with a longer winning streak was the 1982 squad that won 10 in a row.

The Trojans (7-7) have yet to win a Pac-10 game under interim coach Jim Saia, getting swept on the road at Oregon last week. The 0-3 mark is their worst conference start since they began 0-4 in 1991, but still made the NCAA tournament.

No. 13 Arizona 87, California 67

BERKELEY, Calif. — Channing Frye had 20 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 13 Arizona to its ninth straight victory, 87-67 over California on Thursday night in the Wildcats' first road game in 19 days.

Hassan Adams added 16 points and Ivan Radenovic had 14 points and seven rebounds for Arizona (12-2, 2-0 Pac-10). Mustafa Shakur and Chris Rodgers each had 10 points for Arizona, which beat the Bears for the 11th time in the last 12 meetings.

No. 11 Gonzaga 91, Santa Clara 87

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Derek Raivio scored a career-high 32 points, made six 3-pointers and hit all 10 of his free throws, and No. 11 Gonzaga opened defense of its West Coast Conference title with a heated 91-87 victory over Santa Clara on Thursday night.

Adam Morrison added 18 points and Erroll Knight had 11 points and eight rebounds in the first game for the Bulldogs (11-2) since they had their seven-game winning streak snapped with a 63-61 loss to Missouri on Dec. 30.

The Zags sent the Broncos to their fifth straight loss.

Women's Capsules

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Erlana Larkins scored 15 points and fifth-ranked North Carolina broke the school record for fewest points allowed in a 79-29 victory over Winthrop on Thursday night

No. 9 Ohio St. 68, No. 6 Michigan St. 54

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jessica Davenport scored five of her 14 points during a late 16-0 run to lead Ohio State past Michigan State.

No. 11 Minnesota 74, Wisconsin 49

MADISON, Wis. — Janel McCarville became the 10th player in Big Ten history to surpass 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in her career, finishing with 15 points, 17 rebounds, six assists and four blocked shots for Minnesota.

N.C. State 65, No. 16 Vanderbilt 64

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Rachel Stockdale scored 14 of her 16 points in the second half to help North Carolina State beat Vanderbilt.

No. 17 Georgia 78, Mississippi 51

ATHENS, Ga. — Tasha Humphrey scored 17 of her 18 points in the second half and added 11 rebounds for Georgia.

Penn St. 77, No. 18 Iowa 71

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Jess Strom scored nine of her career-high 29 points in the final 2:18 and Penn State held on to beat previously undefeated Iowa.

No. 24 Purdue 54, Indiana 31

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Emily Heikes and Katie Gearlds each scored 11 points for Purdue in the lowest-scoring game in Indiana history.

No. 25 Virginia Tech 80, Fordham 67

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Erin Gibson scored 14 points, and Kerri Gardin had eight of her 13 down the stretch to help Virginia Tech win its ninth straight game.

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