Louisville runs winning streak to 14 games

Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2003

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Erik Brown shot 8-of-8 from the floor and scored a career-high 22 points as No. 8 Louisville extended its winning streak to 14 games Wednesday night with a 94-65 victory over Southern Mississippi.

Brown was 5-for-5 from behind the 3-point line, and Louisville (15-1, 6-0 Conference USA) shot 52 percent from the field.

The Cardinals outscored Southern Mississippi (9-8, 2-4) 31-7 in the first 10 minutes of the second half after leading 43-35 at the break.

No. 9 Oklahoma St. 68, Iowa St. 55

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Victor Williams scored 18 points, including three three-point plays in a decisive second-half run that gave Oklahoma State its 15th straight victory.

The Cowboys (17-1, 6-0 Big 12) found themselves in a fight with Iowa State before a 20-7 run gave them a 17-point lead with just under five minutes remaining.

The Cyclones (11-6, 1-6) kept things interesting despite getting just six points from Jake Sullivan, who came in averaging 18. Adam Haluska scored 15 and Jackson Vroman had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

No. 11 Notre Dame 88, West Virginia 69

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Matt Carroll and Chris Thomas scored 18 points each and Notre Dame had a season-high 51 rebounds as the Fighting Irish beat West Virginia.

The Irish outrebounded the Mountaineers 51-27, the first time they have outrebounded an opponent since beating Marquette on Dec. 2, an 11-game span. Notre Dame is 6-0 when outrebounding opponents. The Mountaineers, last in the Big East in rebounding, have been outrebounded in all but four games.

No. 13 Illinois 67, Michigan 60

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Brian Cook scored 26 of his 30 points in the second half and Illinois snapped Michigan's 13-game winning streak.

The Fighting Illini (15-3, 5-2 Big Ten) trailed 47-39 with 9:07 to go when they went on a 16-6 run to take a two-point lead -- their first since early in the first half.

Vanderbilt 94, No. 15 Georgia 91

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Matt Freije scored a career-high 31 points, including 5-of-8 shooting from 3-point range, as Vanderbilt snapped a three-game losing skid by upsetting Georgia.

Georgia (12-5, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) had won 11 of its last 12, with the only loss coming on a buzzer beater at Florida on Jan. 11. But the Bulldogs never have had much luck in Nashville, let alone when they come into Memorial Gym ranked.

No. 16 Creighton 74, Indiana St. 46

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Kyle Korver scored 14 points and DeAnthony Bowden added 12 as Creighton rolled over Indiana State.

The Bluejays (18-2, 8-1 Missouri Valley Conference) made it look easy as coach Dana Altman broke the school record for victories. Altman's 164th win sent him past Arthur A. Schabinger, whose record had stood since 1935.

No. 18 Marquette 80, East Carolina 48

MILWAUKEE -- Dwyane Wade scored 25 points as Marquette routed East Carolina for its 26th consecutive win at home.

Robert Jackson added 16 points for the Golden Eagles (14-3, 6-1 Conference USA), who won their sixth straight game overall.

No. 21 Mississippi State 58, Mississippi 57

OXFORD, Miss. -- Derrick Zimmerman went end to end for a layup with 1.7 seconds left to complete a wild final minute and give Mississippi State a victory over Mississippi.

Emmanuel Wade gave the Rebels (12-5, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) a 57-56 lead by converting a three-point play with 6.6 seconds left.

Rutgers 68, No. 24 Syracuse 65

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Jerome Coleman scored 26 of his 31 points in the second half and Herve Lamizana banked in a 3-pointer with 16.6 seconds left to give Rutgers a win over Syracuse.

The Scarlet Knights (9-9, 1-5 Big East) snapped a six-game losing streak and became the final Big East team to win a conference game.

No. 25 Missouri 63, Nebraska 56

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Arthur Johnson had 18 points and 11 rebounds as Missouri came back from a 13-point deficit to defeat Nebraska.

Rickey Paulding added 14 points and Travon Bryant 10 for the Tigers (12-4, 3-2 Big 12), who ended a three-game road losing streak.

Andrew Drevo hit four 3-pointers and led the Cornhuskers (9-10, 1-5) with 24 points and 14 rebounds. Nate Johnson had 14 points.


No. 1 Duke 54, North Carolina State 44

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Alana Beard had 24 points and 11 rebounds as top-ranked Duke remained undefeated with a 54-44 victory Wednesday night over North Carolina State.

With the win, the Blue Devils (20-0, 8-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) set the stage for a game of unbeatens. They host No. 2 Connecticut on Saturday.

No. 2 Connecticut 58, No. 20 Villanova 38

STORRS, Conn. -- Jessica Moore scored 16 points and Diana Taurasi had 15 as the Huskies ran the nation's longest winning streak to 58 games.

Trish Juhline, led Villanova (14-4, 5-3 Big East) with 16 points, but made just two of six 3-pointers. The Wildcats led the nation in 3-pointers coming in with 149, but managed just 6-of-21 from beyond the arc against the UConn defense.

Iowa St. 74, No. 3 Kansas St. 69

AMES, Iowa -- Lindsey Wilson scored 27 points, and Iowa State ended Kansas State's 13-game winning streak.

No. 11 Texas 60, No. 19 Oklahoma 54

NORMAN, Okla. -- Stacy Stephens had 19 points and 14 rebounds, and Jamie Carey had seven of her 17 points from the free-throw line in the final minute for Texas.

No. 6 Stanford 72, California 48

STANFORD, Calif. -- Chelsea Trotter had 17 points and five rebounds, and Stanford remained perfect at home.

Sebnem Kimyacioglu added 14 points and five assists, T'Nae Thiel 13 points and Nicole Powell nine points, 10 rebounds and four assists for Stanford (16-2 overall, 8-1 Pac-10).

The Cardinal are 10-0 at home this season and have won 21 straight in Maples Pavilion dating to Dec. 28, 2001.

Timea Ivanyi led Cal (7-11, 3-6) with 10 points.

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