Slow-starting Cavaliers down Florida State

Posted: Monday, January 21, 2002

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Chris Williams scored 24 points, including the first three in a 19-6 run to begin the second half, and No. 10 Virginia pulled away to beat Florida State 91-74 Sunday.

The Cavaliers (12-2, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), overcame a slow start by scoring 32 points in the final 6:38 of the first half, then kept going after the break.

The Seminoles (9-7, 2-3) never seemed to recover from the barrage. Roger Mason Jr. capped it with three 3-pointers in the last 77 seconds of the half, giving Virginia a 45-39 lead.

No. 22 Boston College 77, Virginia Tech 68

BOSTON -- Ryan Sidney had 16 points and 12 rebounds as Boston College tuned up for top-ranked Duke by beating beat Virginia Tech.

Kenny Walls had 17 points and eight rebounds, and Troy Bell struggled again with 17 points on 5-for-15 shooting for the Eagles (14-4, 3-3 Big East). BC had lost three consecutive home games after winning the previous 25.

Bryant Matthews scored 19 points for Virginia Tech (6-12, 0-6), which has lost seven consecutive games and 15 in a row in the conference.

Maryland 99, Clemson 90

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Juan Dixon scored 23 points and Lonny Baxter had 21 as Maryland bounced back from a loss to top-ranked Duke by holding off Clemson.

Dixon, held to 10 points in the Terrapins' 99-78 loss to the Blue Devils on Thursday, hit four 3-pointers to become Maryland's career leader in 3s with 189. He surpassed the previous mark held by Johnny Rhodes (186).

Chris Wilcox notched his third career double-double with 17 points and a career-high 14 rebounds for Maryland (14-3, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference).


No. 1 Tennessee 82, Alabama 57P>

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Freshman reserve Michelle Munoz, daughter of NFL Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz, scored 14 points with perfect shooting and second-ranked Tennessee beat Alabama 82-57 Sunday.

Munoz, who did not play in the previous two games and had limited time this season, was 3-for-3 from the floor and 8-of-8 from the foul line.

The Lady Vols (16-1, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) beat Alabama (11-7, 1-4) for the 25th straight time. Tennessee has won 36 consecutive league games at home.

Minnesota 92, No. 5 Wisconsin 85

MADISON, Wis. -- Lindsay Whalen scored a career-high 32 points as Minnesota ended Wisconsin's 15-game winning streak.

Janel McCarville added 19 points and Corrin Von Wald 17 for Minnesota (14-3, 4-2), which beat a ranked opponent for the first time since 1995.

Tamara Moore scored 21 points to lead Wisconsin (16-2, 7-1).

No. 6 Duke 86, Virginia 69

DURHAM, N.C. -- Monique Currie and Alana Beard each scored 18 points and Duke beat Virginia.

Iciss Tillis added 17 points for Duke (15-3, 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). Vicki Krapohl scored 12 points by shooting 4-for-6 from 3-point range.

Brandi Teamer led Virginia (10-8, 3-4) with 20 points and 10 rebounds.

No. 7 Vanderbilt 64, No. 16 Georgia 47

ATHENS, Ga. -- Vanderbilt held Georgia scoreless for more than 11 minutes in the first half, cruising to the victory behind Zuzana Klimesova's 23 points.

Chantelle Anderson added 14 for Vanderbilt (18-3, 4-1 Southeastern Conference), which won its sixth straight. The Commodores broke away with a 23-0 burst in the first half.

Jessica Pierce had 11 for the Lady Bulldogs (13-4, 2-3), who've lost four of six.

No. 8 South Carolina 78, Kentucky 49

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Jocelyn Penn scored 19 points and South Carolina shook off a loss to Tennessee.

The Lady Gamecocks (17-2, 5-1 SEC) had won 12 in a row, one shy of tying the school record, before losing 80-61 to the No. 2 Lady Vols on Thursday night before a record crowd of 12,168 at Carolina Coliseum.

Kentucky (8-10, 1-5) could not match South Carolina's speed, accuracy or defensive pressure. The Lady Wildcats had 13 turnovers and made only nine field goals in the first 20 minutes.

No. 10 Louisiana Tech 68, SMU 45

DALLAS -- Brooke Lassiter scored 21 points on seven 3-pointers, leading Louisiana Tech past SMU.

Ayana Walker added 14 points and 12 rebounds, while Cheryl Ford had 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Lady Techsters (12-3, 7-0 WAC).

Andrea Cossey led SMU with 16 points and Kenni Patton had 12 for the Mustangs (6-11, 1-6).

No. 18 Florida 75, Mississippi 73

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Mississippi's Saundra Jackson casually tossed the ball out of bounds as time expired, putting a bizarre ending on Florida's 75-73 victory.

Florida's Brandi McCain missed the front end of a 1-and-1, and Jackson grabbed the rebound. Seeing that no other player had jumped into the lane, Jackson assumed it must have been a two-shot foul and tossed the ball to the referee, who was standing out of bounds.

McCain led the Gators (13-5, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) with 17 points.

Sherika Wright led Mississippi (9-9, 1-4) with 21 points, including a 3-pointer with 3.2 seconds left to cut the Florida lead to two.

No. 19 Auburn 81, Mississippi St. 61

AUBURN, Ala. -- Carol Smith scored 27 points to lead Auburn over Mississippi State.

Smith made most every shot she took, going 3-for-3 from behind the 3-point line and making 10-of-15 overall. She was perfect on four free throws.

Auburn (14-4, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) beat a Mississippi State (12-6, 3-2) team that kept missing 3-pointers and couldn't come back in the second half.

No. 24 Old Dominion 74, Drexel 52

NORFOLK, Va. -- Lucienne Berthieu scored 16 points and Hamchetou Maiga added 14 as Old Dominion beat Drexel.

The Monarchs (11-5, 8-0 Colonial Athletic Association) took a 41-16 halftime lead and romped to their eighth straight victory.

Jessica Copskey led Drexel (9-7, 2-5) with 17 points.

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