Florida State snaps Wake Forest streak

Posted: Wednesday, January 19, 2005


  Wake Forest's Justin Gray, right, shoots for two second-half points as Florida State's Jason Rich attempts to defend. FSU defeated Wake Forest 91-83 in overtime. AP Photo/Phil Coale

Wake Forest's Justin Gray, right, shoots for two second-half points as Florida State's Jason Rich attempts to defend. FSU defeated Wake Forest 91-83 in overtime.

AP Photo/Phil Coale

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Todd Galloway scored nine straight points in overtime and finished with a career-high 21 to help Florida State snap No. 3 Wake Forest's 10-game winning streak with a 91-83 victory Tuesday night.

Wake Forest (15-2, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) had a chance for a stunning win at the end of regulation when Taron Downey was fouled while making a desperation 3-pointer that tied it at 76. But Downey missed the free throw, the Demon Deacons' first miss from the line after hitting an NCAA-record 50 straight.

Wake Forest made 32 straight Saturday in a 95-82 win over North Carolina and its first 18 Tuesday night before Downey's miss.

Von Wafer scored 25 of his career-high 30 points in the first half as Florida State (10-8, 2-3) twice opened 19-point leads on its way to a 46-32 lead at halftime.

No. 7 Syracuse 78, Georgetown 73, OT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Hakim Warrick had 25 points and 11 rebounds, Gerry McNamara added 17 points and No. 7 Syracuse needed overtime to beat Georgetown.

The victory was the 11th straight for Syracuse (18-1, 5-0 Big East), which remained atop the Big East. But Georgetown (11-5, 3-2) gave the Orange their toughest game of the season despite serious foul trouble for its top three scorers.

Brandon Bowman, who was whistled for his fourth foul with 5:31 left in regulation, led Georgetown with 19 points. Jeff Green, who fouled out with 4:44 left, finished with 12 points, five rebounds and five assists, and Ashanti Cook, who was called for his fourth foul less than 2 minutes into the second half, had only seven points in 18 minutes.

McNamara was 5-for-12 on 3-pointers to boost his career total to 251, breaking Preston Shumpert's school record by two.

No. 19 Michigan St. 71, Purdue 64

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Maurice Ager scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half to help No. 19 Michigan State get past Purdue.

The Spartans (11-3, 3-1 Big Ten) looked sluggish early, still reeling from their collapse at Wisconsin on Sunday, before riding Ager's sharp shooting late in the game.

Carl Landry scored a career-high 31 points for Purdue (4-11, 0-5) and David Teague had 13. The Boilermakers are 0-5 in the Big Ten for the first time since the 1962-63 season.

St. John's 65, No. 21 Pittsburgh 62

NEW YORK — Daryll Hill scored 26 points, including three free throws in the final 25 seconds, and St. John's ended a three-game losing streak with a victory over No. 21 Pittsburgh.

Hill, who had career highs of 29 and 30 in his last two games, only had three points over the final 15 minutes but they were enough to give the Red Storm (7-7, 1-3 Big East) their second win this season over a ranked team.

Carl Krauser had 22 points, seven assists and eight turnovers for the Panthers (12-3, 3-2), who had won two in a row after dropping two straight at home.

No. 22 Alabama 98, No. 17 Mississippi St. 49

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Earnest Shelton scored a career-high 34 points and Alabama held Mississippi State without a field goal for nearly 15 minutes of the first half and handed the Bulldogs their worst loss in 50 years.

The No. 22 Crimson Tide (14-3, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) allowed just three field goals in the first half for a 49-18 lead, shutting down the Bulldogs' backcourt and denying star Lawrence Roberts uncontested shots at the basket.

It didn't get any better after that for No. 17 Mississippi State (15-4, 3-2), which matched its second-worst loss, a 113-64 defeat at Louisville on Dec. 8, 1954. one assist.

No. 18 Oklahoma 70, Texas A&M 54

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Drew Lavender scored a season-high 23 points and Oklahoma snapped Texas A&M's 11-game home winning streak.

The 18th-ranked Sooners (14-2, 3-0 Big 12) have won eight straight and 12 of 13.

Lawrence McKenzie sparked Oklahoma's game-closing 13-1 run with consecutive 3s and Lavender finished it by scoring seven straight points to help seal the victory.

Antoine Wright led the Aggies (12-3, 1-3) with 24 points on 8-of-12 shooting, and was the only A&M player to score in double figures.

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