Short-handed Pirates outlast Fighting Irish

Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2001

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Darius Lane scored 22 points and Andre Barrett added a career-high 20 as No. 15 Seton Hall overcame the loss of suspended freshman star Eddie Griffin to beat No. 25 Notre Dame 78-76 Monday night.

Lane bounced back from the worst game of his career to lead the Pirates (11-3, 2-1 Big East), who had just nine players dressed because Griffin and fellow forward Kevin Wilkins were suspended for a game following a locker room fight Saturday.

Griffin, who averages 19.6 points and 13.2 rebounds, had a double-double in all but one game in his brief career and it seemed Seton Hall would be doomed on the boards against Notre Dame (9-4, 1-2) without him.

The Fighting Irish did finish with a 56-37 rebound advantage and everyone over 6-foot-6 on Seton Hall played the second half in foul trouble, but the Pirates hung on behind Barrett, the freshman point guard, and Lane, who averages 19.6 points but had just five on 1-for-15 shooting against Georgetown.

Oklahoma St. 88, No. 18 Iowa St. 80

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Maurice Baker and Fredrik Jonzen scored 26 points each to lead Oklahoma State.

The Cowboys (9-3, 1-1 Big 12) let a nine-point lead slip away in the closing minutes of regulation but had control throughout the overtime period.

Kantrail Horton scored 19 to lead Iowa State (13-2, 1-1). The loss ended a seven-game winning streak and an eight-game winning streak in Big 12 play dating to last season.

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