Boozer dumps in 28 as Blue Devils drop Boston College

Posted: Friday, January 25, 2002

BOSTON -- Carlos Boozer tied his career-high with 28 points and Duke opened a 29-point first-half lead in coasting to an 88-78 victory over Boston College. The Blue Devils (17-1) have won five consecutive games by an average of almost 20 points since their only loss, to Florida State, on Jan. 6.

Troy Bell scored 26 points for Boston College (14-5), which lost for the fourth time in its last six games. The Blue Devils led 70-42 on Boozer's layup with 12:51 left in the game before BC mustered enough of a charge to make it respectable.

No. 7 Virginia 93, Virginia Military Institute 59

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- J.C. Mathis had career-highs of 20 points and 15 rebounds in 29 minutes Thursday night and No. 7 Virginia beat Virginia Military Institute for the 22nd consecutive time, 93-59.

The Cavaliers (14-2) improved to 99-15 in the series despite playing without starting center Travis Watson and guard Adam Hall, who were both nursing injuries.

No. 20 Ohio St. 69, Michigan 47

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Brian Brown scored 17 points and Brent Darby added 16 as the Buckeyes (15-2, 6-0) pulled away in the second half to their ninth consecutive victory and 13th in a row in the Big Ten.

It was Ohio State's most lopsided win over its chief rival in 34 years.

Lavell Blanchard had 11 points for Michigan (7-9, 3-4).

No. 22 Miami 76, Villanova 58

MIAMI -- Darius Rice had 30 points and 10 rebounds to become the first Hurricane to have consecutive 30-point games since Eric Brown in 1989.

Rice was 10-of-15 from the field and had four 3-pointers for Miami (18-2, 5-2 Big East), which improved to 12-0 at home.

No. 17 Stanford 86, No. 13 UCLA 76

LOS ANGELES -- Julius Barnes scored 23 points for the Cardinal (12-4, 5-2 Pac-10), who won for the fifth consecutive time on UCLA's home court and beat a ranked opponent for the first time this season.

Matt Barnes had 20 points for the Bruins (13-5, 5-3), who have lost two in a row for the first time this season after the 96-86 defeat at No. 10 Arizona last Saturday in which they blew a 20-point lead.

No. 16 Gonzaga 93, San Francisco 73

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Blake Stepp scored 21 points and Dan Dickau added 19 for the Bulldogs (17-3, 4-1 West Coast Conference), who improved to 39-1 at home over the past four years, including 22 straight wins.

Washington 97, No. 19 Oregon 92

SEATTLE -- Doug Wrenn scored a career-high 32 points, including six over the final 1:19, for the Huskies (8-11, 2-7 Pac-10), who had their second best offensive game of the season.

Frederick Jones scored 27 points and Luke Ridnour matched his career-high with 23 for the Ducks (14-5, 6-2), who had won four straight and 10 of 11.

California 92, No. 23 USC 91, OT

LOS ANGELES -- Shantay Legans' 3-pointer with three seconds remaining in overtime lifted California to the win. Legans scored the final five points for the Golden Bears (14-3, 5-2 Pac-10), who are off to their best start in 42 years.

Sam Clancy led the Trojans (14-4, 6-2) with 26 points and 11 rebounds.


No. 3 Stanford, 76, Arizona 62

STANFORD, Calif. -- Lindsey Yamasaki scored 22 points, and third-ranked Stanford matched the best start in its history.

The Cardinal (19-1, 9-0 Pac-10) moved up a notch in the polls this week to their best ranking since they were No. 3 at the end of the 1996-97 season. They also began that season 19-1 and finished 34-2.

No. 5 Duke 102, No. 21 North Carolina 82

DURHAM, N.C. -- Alana Beard had 31 points and eight rebounds, and Monique Currie had a career-high 23 points as No. 5 Duke beat No. 21 North Carolina 102-82 Thursday night.

Duke (16-3, 8-0 Atlantic Coast) has won seven straight games and 13 of 14. The Blue Devils have won seven of eight against North Carolina.

No. 8 Louisiana Tech 77, Tulsa 46

RUSTON, La. -- Amber Obaze scored 16 points, and Louisiana Tech had three players record double-doubles while winning its 11th straight game.

Tech (13-3 overall, 8-0 WAC) got 33 points from its reserves. Alyssa Shriver led Tulsa (10-8, 5-3) with 18 points.

No. 18 Florida 62, No. 6 Vanderbilt 51

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Brandi McCain scored 17 points, and Monique Cardenas added 16 as Florida ended Vanderbilt's six-game winning streak.

Vanderbilt (18-4, 4-2 Southeastern) lost for the first time at home this season because the Commodores -- the nation's best shooting team at 54 percent -- lost their touch in the second half. Led by Chantelle Anderson's 21 points, they made only 25 percent (7-of-28) of their shots in the second half.

Indiana 70, No. 9 Wisconsin 63, OT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Jill Chapman scored 30 points, and Indiana used a 11-0 run in overtime to upset Wisconsin.

The Hoosiers (9-10, 3-5) snapped a five-game losing streak and beat the Badgers for the 13th straight time. The victory was Indiana's first over a Top Ten team since Jan. 21, 1994, against Iowa.

No. 10 Purdue 86, Illinois 77

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Mary Jo Noon had a career-high 27 points, and grabbed 11 rebounds as Purdue tied a team record of 21 straight wins at Mackey Arena.

The Boilermakers' (15-3, 6-2 Big Ten) last home loss was in November 2000 against Louisiana Tech. They will attempt to set the record Sunday against Iowa.

No. 17 Georgia 79, Mississippi 69

OXFORD, Miss. -- Kara Braxton scored 29 points, and Georgia shot 75 percent in the second half while handing Mississippi its fifth straight loss.

Georgia (14-4, 3-3 Southeastern) was 18-for-24 from the field and went 11-for-14 from the free-throw line in the second half.

Alabama 78, No. 22 Auburn 70

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Beth Vice scored 20 points, and Shondra Johnson added 18 for Alabama, which took advantage of key Auburn injuries.

No. 25 Old Dominion 63, N.C.-Wilmington 39

WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Reserve Kim Giddens scored 14 points, and Old Dominion used a stifling defense -- that included 12 blocked shots.

Giddens was 6-of-7 from the field, and the Lady Monarchs (12-5, 9-0 Colonial Athletic) held the Seahawks to 14 percent (4-of-28) shooting in the first half on the way to a 36-13 lead at the break. The Seahawks (9-8, 2-5) had only 14 baskets in the game while committing 20 turnovers.

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