Boston College collects eighth straight road win

Posted: Monday, January 17, 2005

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Jared Dudley scored 21 points, Craig Smith added 20 and No. 13 Boston College beat slumping West Virginia 73-53 Sunday for the Eagles' eighth straight road win.

The Eagles (14-0, 3-0 Big East), one of four unbeaten teams in Division I, extended the best start in school history and won their first three conference games for the first time under eighth-year coach Al Skinner.

Jermaine Watson came off the bench to add 13 points for Boston College. The Eagles, No. 1 Illinois, No. 3 Kansas and No. 5 Duke are the only undefeated teams in Division I.

Mike Gansey scored 14 points and Tyrone Sally had 13 for West Virginia (11-3, 1-2), which has lost three of four games after starting the season 10-0.

Wisconsin 62, Michigan State 59

MADISON, Wis. — Kam Taylor scored the go-ahead basket with 37.3 seconds left and Wisconsin ran off the final 11 points to beat No. 15 Michigan State, extending the longest home winning streak in Division I to 38 games.

The Badgers (12-3, 3-1 Big Ten) trailed by eight points with less than 2 minutes left, and Taylor's basket in the lane gave them a 60-59 lead. Zach Morley added two free throws with 9.3 seconds to go, and Michigan State's Shannon Brown missed a 3-pointer in the closing seconds.

Clayton Hanson scored 15 points and Sharif Chambliss added 14 to help Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan improve to 6-0 against Michigan State coach Tom Izzo.

Paul Davis scored 20 points to lead the Spartans (10-3, 2-1).

The Badgers haven't lost at Kohl Center since Dec. 4, 2002, when Wake Forest beat them 90-80.

N.C. State 76, No. 8 Georgia Tech 68

RALEIGH, N.C. — Ilian Evtimov led a balanced attack with 17 points, including a clutch late 3-pointer, and North Carolina State beat No. 8 Georgia Tech to snap a four-game losing streak.

Five players scored in double figures for the Wolfpack (11-5, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who hadn't won since narrowly getting by Columbia last month. Cameron Bennerman finished with 16 points, and Julius Hodge had 12 of his 14 in the second half.

Jarrett Jack had 16 points, and Isma'il Muhammad added 12 for the Yellow Jackets (11-4, 2-2), who still missed guard B.J. Elder. He sat out his fourth straight game with a sore left hamstring, leaving the Yellow Jackets without their second-leading scorer.

No. 5 Duke 80, Virginia 66

DURHAM, N.C. — J.J. Redick scored 20 of his 28 points in the second half to help No. 5 Duke beat Virginia.

Shelden Williams added 16 points, 11 rebounds and nine blocks for the Blue Devils (13-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Duke, one of four unbeaten Division I teams in the country, struggled to put away the Cavaliers (9-5, 0-4), but still won for the 20th time in 22 meetings.

Sean Singletary scored 19 points to lead the Cavaliers, who fell to 0-4 in the league for the first time since the 1998-99 season, Pete Gillen's first year as coach. Virginia has not won at Cameron Indoor Stadium in 10 years.

Women's Capsules

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jessica Davenport scored 22 points and No. 5 Ohio State went on a late 6-0 run to beat fourth-ranked Rutgers 52-50 on Sunday, the Buckeyes' sixth win in a row.

Matee Ajavon had 20 points for the Scarlet Knights (12-3), who had a seven-game winning streak snapped. Rutgers rose 20 spots in the rankings by beating No. 8 Tennessee, No. 4 Texas and No. 1 LSU in the span of eight days in the last month.

Davenport went 7-for-12 from the field and 7-of-8 at the line for Ohio State (17-2). She also had seven rebounds, two blocked shots and a steal.

No. 2 Baylor 78, Oklahoma 68

WACO, Texas — Chameka Scott made three 3-pointers in the deciding 16-4 run that pushed Baylor past Oklahoma.

Emily Neimann led Baylor (13-2, 3-1 Big 12), which won its 11th straight home game. Scott's third 3-pointer gave Baylor a 66-56 lead with just over 5 minutes left. The nation's best 3-point shooting team, the Bears had made just one long-range shot before Scott started the run.

No. 3 LSU 76, Alabama 51

BATON ROUGE, La. — Seimone Augustus scored 19 points in 23 minutes to lead LSU in a rout of Alabama.

Temeka Johnson and reserve Quianna Chaney scored 11 points each for LSU (16-1, 3-0 Southeastern Conference), which got 32 points from its reserves. LSU led 43-24 at halftime.

No. 7 Notre Dame 86, No. 20 Purdue 69

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Jacqueline Batteast had 21 points and 11 rebounds, and Megan Duffy scored 17 of her 19 points in the first half to lead Notre Dame.

The Fighting Irish (14-3) beat Purdue for the first time since the 2001 NCAA championship game, ending a four-game losing streak to the Boilermakers.

Erin Lawless led Purdue (10-6) with 16 points and Katie Gearlds had 14. The Boilermakers lost back-to-back games for the first time since December 2001, when they lost to the Irish and LSU.

No. 8 Tennessee 79, No. 17 Vanderbilt 65

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Shanna Zolman scored 20 points, and Tennessee rallied from a 15-point deficit to win its 36th straight Southeastern Conference regular season game.

The Lady Vols (12-3, 2-0) used a 21-6 run for a 37-all tie at halftime. The teams had eight ties in the second half, the last at 59 before Tennessee took control with a 13-0 run started by Alexis Hornbuckle's layup. Hornbuckle added 16 points, all in the second half.

No. 9 Michigan St. 62, No. 11 Minnesota 49

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Lindsay Bowen scored 18 of her 20 points in the second half and helped hand Minnesota its first Big Ten loss.

The Spartans (15-2, 4-1), who are off to the best start in school history, snapped Minnesota's six-game winning streak. Rene Haynes had 17 points and Kelly Roehrig added 11 points for Michigan State.

Janel McCarville had 14 points and 15 rebounds for the Gophers (14-3, 4-1), who were outrebounded 37-31 and allowed 39 points in the second half.

Florida State 95, No. 15 Maryland 91, OT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Roneeka Hodges scored seven of her school-record 39 points in overtime, helping Florida State upset Maryland.

Hodges made 15-of-26 shots from the field, including all three of her 3-point tries for the Seminoles (16-2, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who overcame a 12-point deficit over the final 10 minutes of regulation.

No. 18 Georgia 71, Auburn 56

ATHENS, Ga. — Freshman Tasha Humphrey had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Georgia (14-5, 3-2 SEC) made nine 3-pointers.

Janese Hardrick had 15 points and Megan Darrah and Sherill Baker added 12 apiece.

No. 21 Iowa 81, Northwestern 76

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Jamie Cavey scored 29 points and Iowa overcame a 17-point deficit to beat Northwestern.

Crystal Smith added 18 points and the Hawkeyes (14-3, 3-3 Big Ten) snapped a three-game losing streak.

Cavey scored 16 points in the second half, including 12 in the first 10 minutes, to tie the game at 54 with 9:33 to play. Iowa used a 17-2 run to help seal the win.

No. 22 DePaul 103, Charlotte 64

CHICAGO — Khara Smith had 31 points and 14 rebounds to lead DePaul in a rout of Charlotte.

Smith shot 13-for-19 from the field for the Blue Demons (13-3, 2-1 Conference USA), who led by 13 at halftime.

Arizona 84, No. 19 UCLA 73

LOS ANGELES — Dee-Dee Wheeler had 19 points and a career-high 11 assists to lead Arizona past UCLA.

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