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Demon Deacons shoot down Terps

Posted: Wednesday, January 12, 2005

 

  Wake Forest's Justin Gray (1) shoots over Maryland players Travis Garrison (4) and D.J. Strawberry during the first half in Winston-Salem, N.C., Tuesday Jan. 11, 2005. AP Photo/Chuck Burton

Wake Forest's Justin Gray (1) shoots over Maryland players Travis Garrison (4) and D.J. Strawberry during the first half in Winston-Salem, N.C., Tuesday Jan. 11, 2005.

AP Photo/Chuck Burton

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Justin Gray scored 25 points, including a season-high six 3-pointers, to lead No. 4 Wake Forest to an 81-66 victory over Maryland on Tuesday night.

Gray, who had 31 points in Saturday's win at Clemson, made his first four 3s of the game for the Demon Deacons (14-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Chris Paul finished with 14 points and Eric Williams had 12 points and 10 rebounds for Wake Forest.

Nik Caner-Medley had 18 points for the Terrapins (9-4, 1-2), who were coming off a 36-point loss at No. 3 North Carolina. They started the game with leading scorer John Gilchrist on the bench for missing an academic assignment. He sat for almost the entire second half and finished with two points on 1-of-2 shooting.

No. 6 Oklahoma St. 78, Missouri 68

STILLWATER, Okla. — Joey Graham scored a season-high 27 points for Oklahoma State, John Lucas added 18 and Eddie Sutton tied his mentor Henry Iba for seventh place on the career victories list.

The Cowboys (12-1, 2-0 Big 12) took the lead for good with two free throws from Stephen Graham midway through the second half and held off the Tigers (9-6, 1-1), who moved within a point three times.

No. 19 Louisville 107, Southern Miss 62

HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Francisco Garcia had 25 points to lead five Louisville players in double figures. Ellis Myles had 20 points for the Cardinals (13-3, 2-1 Conference USA), who led by as many as 48 points and shot 57 percent from the field in the Golden Eagles' worst home loss in school history.

Rashaad Carruth had a career-high 25 points for Southern Miss (9-6, 0-3), which has lost four straight.

No. 23 Alabama 64, Arkansas 61

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Earnest Shelton scored 18 points and Kennedy Winston had nine of his 13 in the second half to lead Alabama.

Ronnie Brewer had 15 points for Arkansas (13-3, 1-2 Southeastern Conference), which got within 63-61, but Winston made one of two free throws with 9.8 seconds left to give the Crimson Tide (13-3, 2-1) a three-point lead. Eric Ferguson missed an open 3-pointer with 2 seconds left that could have tied the game.



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