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No. 1 Arizona comes back from 20 points down to stop Kansas

Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2003

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Salim Stoudamire led a 10-0 run to open the second half and No. 1 Arizona rallied from a 20-point deficit to beat No. 6 Kansas 91-74 Saturday.

Stoudamire scored a career-high 32 points for the Wildcats, who trailed 44-24 with 5:37 left in the first half.

No. 2 Pittsburgh 65, Georgetown 64

PITTSBURGH -- Julius Page made a free throw with .4 seconds remaining to cap the Panthers' second-half rally.

Chevy Troutman keyed the comeback by scoring all but one of his 20 points in the second half. His five consecutive points gave Pitt (15-1, 5-0 Big East) the lead for good at 59-56.

No. 3 Duke 91, Georgia Tech 71

DURHAM, N.C. -- Dahntay Jones scored 21 points and Shelden Williams added a season-high 18 as Duke avoided its first three-game ACC losing streak in seven years.

Duke (13-2, 4-2), the nation's top-ranked team last week, lost road games to Maryland and North Carolina State in a five-day span before bouncing back against the Yellow Jackets (9-7, 2-3), who lost their 13th straight to the Blue Devils and fell to 0-6 on the road this season.

No. 4 Texas 76, No. 21 Missouri 55

AUSTIN, Texas -- Brandon Mouton scored 20 points and T.J. Ford sparked Texas' key second-half run as the No. 4 Longhorns pulled away.

Ford scored six straight points in a burst that broke open a tight game, and he finished with 15 points, six rebounds and four assists. Texas (13-2, 4-0 Big 12) recorded its eighth straight win to remain unbeaten at home this season.

No. 11 Connecticut 74, Villanova 65

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Rashad Anderson scored a career-high 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting to lead Connecticut.

The Huskies (12-3, 3-1) remained unbeaten at home after coming off two tough road losses. The Wildcats (12-6, 5-1) were on a five-game winning streak, averaging nearly 92 points during that run. They shot just 35 percent on Saturday.

No. 12 Maryland 52, Clemson 47

CLEMSON, S.C. -- Drew Nicholas scored 14 points and No. 12 Maryland overcame its worst shooting performance of the season to win its 10th in a row over Clemson.

The Terps (12-4, 5-1) came in leading the Atlantic Coast Conference in 3-point shooting and were second overall in field-goal percentage. However, they struggled throughout against Clemson, shooting just 19-of-56 (.339) but won for the sixth time in seven games and held on to first place in the ACC.

Purdue 69, No. 14 Indiana 47

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Kenny Lowe scored 19 points, Willie Deane had 18 and Chris Booker 13 as Purdue dominated from start to finish.

The Boilermakers (12-4, 4-1 Big Ten) snapped a five-game losing streak to the Hoosiers (14-4, 4-2) and improved to 10-0 at home. It was their first win over a Top 25 team since they beat No. 9 Illinois on Jan. 9, 2002. Purdue was 1-12 in its last 13 games against ranked teams.

No. 16 Notre Dame 101, Boston College 96, OT

BOSTON -- Chris Thomas scored 25 of his 28 points after halftime and had seven assists and a season-high eight rebounds to lead Notre Dame.

Thomas scored 18 points in the second half, but was quiet in overtime before making two free throws, then stealing the ball from Troy Bell and making a breakaway layup to give the Irish (16-3, 4-1 Big East) 92-85 lead with 1:42 to play.

No. 18 Illinois 75, Penn St. 63

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- James Augustine had 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Illini (14-3, 4-2 Big Ten), who had lost their last two conference road games.

Brandon Watkins had 18 points for Penn State (5-11) which is 0-5 in the Big Ten, the worst start since joining the conference in 1992.

No. 19 Georgia 85, No. 24 Auburn 79

ATHENS, Ga. -- Ezra Williams had 19 points and Steve Thomas added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulldogs (12-4, 4-1 Southeastern Conference).

Brandon Robinson had a career-high 25 points and nine rebounds for the Tigers (15-4, 4-2).

No. 20 Marquette 72, DePaul 51

MILWAUKEE -- Dwyane Wade scored 21 points and had a career-high seven steals, and Todd Townsend had all 12 of his points on four 3-pointers in the opening nine minutes for the Golden Eagles (13-3, 5-1 Conference USA).

Sam Hoskin had 11 points for the Blue Demons (10-6, 2-3).

No. 22 Mississippi St. 67, LSU 64

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Michael Ignerski scored 15 points, including Mississippi State's final two baskets, as the Bulldogs went the final 5:42 without a field goal and withstood a frantic last-minute rally by LSU.

The Tigers (12-5, 1-4 Southeastern Conference) were down 65-53 with 55 seconds left, and it looked like their third straight loss was a foregone conclusion.

No. 25 California 80, UCLA 69

BERKELEY, Calif. -- Joe Shipp had 23 points to lead No. 25 California over struggling UCLA, which lost its sixth consecutive game for the first time in 55 years.

UCLA's last six-game losing streak was during the 1947-48 season, the year before John Wooden took over as coach and led the Bruins to 10 of their 11 NCAA titles. Three of those losses came to Cal.

No. 7 Oklahoma 67, Baylor 54

WACO, Texas -- Kevin Bookout scored a season-high 18 points and had nine rebounds and Hollis Price came up big when things got close as No. 7 Oklahoma beat Baylor for the 17th straight time.

After Baylor (9-7, 0-5) got within two, 38-36, early in the second half, Price keyed two straight baskets for Oklahoma (13-3, 4-1) and the Bears never got closer.

No. 9 Louisville 72, Tennessee 69

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Taquan Dean hit a key 3-pointer and Kendall Dartez made a jumper in the final minute as No. 9 Louisville rallied to win its 13th in a row.

Reece Gaines scored 22 points, Marvin Stone added 13 points and 13 rebounds and Erik Brown had 11 points for the Cardinals (14-1), who tied Oklahoma State for the longest winning streak in the country.

No. 8 Kentucky 63, No. 15 Alabama 46

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Gerald Fitch scored 16 points and Kentucky kept Alabama in a freefall, beating the Crimson Tide and ending its school-record 28-game home winning streak.

The Wildcats (15-3, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) shut down Alabama for their ninth consecutive win. It's Kentucky's longest winning streak since winning the final 13 games and the national title in 1998 and the first four games of the following season.

No. 23 Oregon 76, Washington St. 66

EUGENE, Ore. -- Luke Ridnour scored 28 points, and Oregon overcame a first-half deficit to beat injury-riddled Washington State and send the Cougars to their eighth straight loss.

The Ducks (14-4, 4-3 Pacific-10), playing without injured starting forward Luke Jackson, trailed 32-31 at the halftime. But they came back with renewed energy to lead by as many as 13 in the second half.



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