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Stanford beats up Arizona

Posted: Sunday, January 11, 2004

TUCSON, Ariz. Josh Childress scored 19 points to lead five Stanford players in double figures and the fourth-ranked Cardinal remained unbeaten with the dominating victory over No. 3 Arizona on Saturday.

Stanford (13-0, 4-0 Pac-10) led by 20 points with 4:02 to play. Only a late 24-14 run prevented it from being the worst home loss for the Wildcats in coach Lute Olson's 21 seasons in Tucson.

No. 5 Wake Forest 78, Clemson 63

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Freshman Chris Paul scored a career-high 21 points and Eric Williams added 17 for Wake Forest.

The Demon Deacons (11-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their 24th consecutive home game.

No. 7 Kentucky 75, No. 20 Vanderbilt 63

LEXINGTON, Ky. Kelenna Azubuike, Gerald Fitch and Erik Daniels each scored 16 points for the Wildcats, who opened defense of their Southeastern Conference title.

Kentucky (10-1) committed 23 turnovers but held off a second-half rally by the Commodores (12-1, 1-1 SEC), who had been off to the best start in school history.

No. 9 Saint Joseph's 78, Duquesne 61

PITTSBURGH Jameer Nelson scored 19 of his 21 points before halftime and hit four 3-pointers during a pivotal 24-4 run for the Hawks.

Delonte West added 20 points and the Hawks (13-0, 3-0 Atlantic 10) continued the best start in school history.

No. 10 Louisville 85, South Florida 40

TAMPA, Fla. Taquan Dean scored 16 points and Francisco Garcia added 15 as Louisville won its 11th straight.

No. 11 Cincinnati 90, DePaul 65

CINCINNATI Tony Bobbitt scored 19 points and Cincinnati extended its best start in five years by beating DePaul.

The Bearcats (11-0, 2-0 Conference USA) turned to their two strengths depth and defense to wear down and stress out another opponent unaccustomed to their pressure.

Cincinnati's fullcourt press and halfcourt traps took DePaul (7-6, 0-2) completely out of its offense. The Blue Demons had 15 first-half turnovers and only 16 shots three were blocked as they fell behind by 21 points.

No. 14 Florida 95, Tennessee 57

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Matt Walsh scored 20 points for Florida in the Gators' biggest win in the 77-year history of the series.

No. 15 Pittsburgh 84, Miami 80, 2 OTs

CORAL GABLES, Fla. Carl Krauser scored 19 points, including a buzzer-beating basket at the end of regulation, and Pittsburgh remained unbeaten.

No. 16 Gonzaga 74, Loyola Marymount 60

LOS ANGELES Ronny Turiaf scored 27 points and Gonzaga shot 71 percent in the second half of a win over Loyola Marymount.

No. 17 Syracuse 96, Boston College 73

SYRACUSE, N.Y. Gerry McNamara scored half of his 26 points in less than 5 minutes in the 664th win for Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, who tied former UCLA mentor John Wooden for 18th on the all-time list.

No. 18 Texas 79, Baylor 57

AUSTIN, Texas Brad Buckman had 16 points and 10 rebounds to help Texas open its Big 12 schedule with a victory over Baylor.

No. 24 Purdue 58, No. 19 Illinois 54

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. David Teague scored 15 points, including three of his team's four 3-pointers, and Purdue snapped Illinois' six-game winning streak.

No. 21 Wisconsin 77, Michigan St. 64

MADISON, Wis. Devin Harris scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half and Wisconsin won its 22nd straight home game.

No. 22 Mississippi St. 80, Arkansas 62

STARKVILLE, Miss. Lawrence Roberts had 29 points and 11 rebounds to keep Mississippi State unbeaten.

No. 23 Marquette 61, Saint Louis 59

MILWAUKEE Travis Diener's bank shot near the baseline with 2.6 seconds left gave Marquette a victory over Saint Louis.

Diener finished with 18 points for Marquette (11-2, 2-0 Conference USA). After his winning shot, he deflected Saint Louis' inbounds pass as the clock ran out.

Rutgers 65, No. 25 Providence 64

PISCATAWAY, N.J. Herve Lamizana hit a 3-pointer from the right corner with less than a second left to play to give Rutgers the win.

It was the second straight loss in the final seconds for the Friars (8-3, 0-1 Big East), who entered the Top 25 on Monday for the first time in almost three years.

Women

No. 3 Texas 63, No. 15 Oklahoma 58

AUSTIN, Texas Nina Norman scored 17 points, hitting three free throws over the final 22 seconds, and No. 3 Texas extended the nation's longest home winning streak to 27 games Saturday.

No. 4 Connecticut 69, Georgetown 51

STORRS, Conn. Diana Taurasi scored 21 points for the No. 4 Huskies (11-1, 2-0 Big East), who were playing at home for the first time since having their 69-game home winning streak snapped by Duke last Sunday, and falling from the No. 1 spot.

No. 11 Kansas St. 76, No. 14 Colorado 69

BOULDER, Colo. Kendra Wecker had 23 points and 11 rebounds and hit three key baskets down the stretch for the No. 11 Wildcats.

Notre Dame 53, No. 16 Virginia Tech 40

SOUTH BEND, Jacqueline Batteast had 14 points and 11 rebounds, Teresa Borton added 14 points and Notre Dame dominated inside to beat No. 16 Virginia Tech.

No. 24 Miami 70, No. 20 Boston College 66

BOSTON Yalonda McCormick scored 14 of her 23 points in the final six minutes to lead the No. 24 Hurricanes past 20th-ranked Boston College.

No. 24 Baylor 60, Texas A&M 57

COLLEGE STATION, Texas Ebony Jackson made four free throws in the final 40 seconds and finished with 16 points, helping No. 24 Baylor rally from a 16-point halftime deficit.

No. 7 Stanford 84, Arizona 62

STANFORD, Calif. Nicole Powell had 15 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists, and No. 7 Stanford made 15 3-pointers to turn an expected close game between Pac-10 unbeatens into a blowout.

No. 2 Texas Tech 106, Oklahoma State 43

LUBBOCK, Texas Natalie Ritchie scored a career-high 27 points and made a school-record eight 3-pointers to lead Texas Tech over Oklahoma State.

No. 8 Louisiana Tech 81, Fresno State 59

RUSTON, La. Trina Frierson scored 26 points to lift Louisiana Tech to a victory over Fresno State.



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