No. 3 Terrapins topple No. 21 Demon Deacons

Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2002

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Juan Dixon and Steve Blake each scored 19 points Wednesday night to lead No. 3 Maryland to an 85-63 victory over No. 21 Wake Forest, the Terrapins' sixth straight win over the Demon Deacons.

Lonny Baxter had 12 points, Tahj Holden scored 11 and Drew Nicholas finished with 10 for Maryland (15-3, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference).

No. 9 Illinois 80, Wisconsin 48

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Cory Bradford had 16 points and Illinois was 10-of-20 on 3-pointers.

The Illini (15-4, 4-2 Big Ten) held the Badgers scoreless for 6:37 span around halftime during a 23-2 run that gave them a 25-point lead.

No. 11 Oklahoma St. 70, Nebraska 63

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Ivan McFarlin set career-highs with 20 points and 17 rebounds as Oklahoma State end a two-game losing streak.

No. 15 Georgia 81, Arkansas 67

ATHENS, Ga. -- Jarvis Hayes had 21 points, including nine during a game-turning run in the second half, and Georgia matched last season's victory total.

Chris Daniels added 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Bulldogs (16-3, 5-1 Southeastern Conference).

No. 25 Connecticut 75, St. John's 70

STORRS, Conn. -- Johnnie Selvie had 16 points, including the go-ahead slam dunk late in the second half, and Connecticut remained unbeaten in the Big East.

The Huskies (13-3, 6-0) led by as many as 13 points twice but were plagued by 19 turnovers.

No. 2 Kansas 88, Iowa St. 81

AMES, Iowa -- Drew Gooden scored 23 points and Jeff Boschee hit a tie-breaking 3-pointer with 37 seconds left for Kansas (16-2, 5-0 Big 12), which broke a five-game losing streak against the Cyclones.

Texas A&M 80, No. 24 Texas 74

AUSTIN, Texas -- Bernard King scored 30 points to lead Texas A&M to its first win at Texas since 1987.

The loss also snapped Texas' 28-game winning streak over in-state opponents. The last time the Longhorns (13-5, 4-1 Big 12) lost to an in-state opponent was at Houston in the opening game of the 1998-99 season.

Arizona St. 88, No. 10 Arizona 72

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Chad Prewitt scored 22 points and Curtis Millage added 19 as Arizona State ended a five-year drought against Arizona.

The Sun Devils (11-7, 4-5 Pac-10), who shot 54 percent, beat a nationally ranked opponent for the first time in 24 tries in coach Rob Evans' four seasons. They were 0-10 against Arizona -- 0-6 under Evans -- since sweeping the Wildcats in 1995.

Women's Top 25

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Kendra Wecker scored eight of her 23 points during a 14-0 run in the second half that boosted 11th-ranked Kansas State to a 72-59 victory Wednesday night over Kansas.

Laurie Koehn added 21 points for the Wildcats (18-2, 6-1 Big 12). Kansas State withstood two Kansas rallies, then held the Jayhawks (5-15, 0-7) to just two baskets during a nine-minute stretch of the second half .

No. 12 Texas Tech 62, Oklahoma St. 51

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Jia Perkins scored 16 of her 20 points in the second half, when Texas Tech held Oklahoma State without a basket for more than 10 minutes.

No. 15 Baylor 95, Texas A&M 61

WACO, Texas -- Danielle Crockrom and Sheila Lambert had 18 points apiece as Baylor outran and outmuscled Texas A&M.

Baylor scored 52 points under the basket compared to 34 for A&M. The Lady Bears had 16 fast-break points to none for the Aggies.

Syracuse 75, No. 16 Virginia Tech 59

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Shannon Perry had 16 points, 12 rebounds, two blocks and two steals as Syracuse upset Virginia Tech.

No. 20 Colorado 86, No. 14 Iowa St. 73

BOULDER, Colo. -- Britt Hartshorn scored 16 of her 22 points in the second half, outdueling Iowa State's Angie Welle.

No. 24 Boston College 60, Villanova 40

VILLANOVA, Pa. -- Kim Mackie scored 16 points, and Brianne Stepherson had nine of her 13 during a decisive run in the second half.

The Eagles (15-3, 6-1 Big East) held Villanova (10-7, 4-3) to just two baskets in an 11-minute stretch, using a 20-5 run to open a 46-28 lead with 7:35 left.

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