Stanford cuts down Wildcats

Posted: Friday, January 31, 2003

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Matt Lottich scored 23 points, including a crucial 3-pointer with 58 seconds to play, to lift Stanford to an 82-77 upset of No. 1 Arizona on Thursday night.

The Cardinal (15-5, 6-2 Pac-10) won at McKale Center for the third year in a row and handed the Wildcats' their first Pac-10 loss.

Julius Barnes, who had 14 points and 10 assists but shot just 4-for-21, sank both free throws in a one-and-one situation with 8.5 seconds to play to seal the victory.

Jason Gardner scored 22 and Luke Walton a season-high 20 for the Wildcats (15-2, 7-1), who rallied from a 14-point second-half deficit to take a three-point lead but couldn't hold it.

No. 5 Duke 80, Butler 60

DURHAM, N.C. -- Dahntay Jones scored 25 points and Shavlik Randolph added a season-high 24 as Duke won its 23rd straight game in Cameron Indoor Stadium.

The Blue Devils (14-2) built on their 12-point halftime lead by making eight of their first nine shots to start the second half to cruise to the 20-point win by shooting 53 percent.

Butler (16-3), playing Duke to improve its strength of schedule come NCAA tournament selection time, couldn't stop the driving ability of Jones or the inside presence of Randolph, who was 11-of-13 from the field.

No. 10 Maryland 75, NC State 60

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Steve Blake scored 20 points and Drew Nicholas hit two straight 3-pointers during a 14-0 second-half run that carried Maryland past North Carolina State.

Nicholas scored all 13 of his points after halftime as the defending NCAA champions solidified their hold on first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference with their 14th straight home win over the Wolfpack.

Maryland (13-4, 6-1) trailed at halftime and was clinging to 43-41 lead before finally busting loose.

Marcus Melvin had 15 points and Julius Hodge 14 for NC State (11-5, 4-2).

Arizona St. 75, No. 20 California 70

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Curtis Millage scored seven of his 21 points on free throws in the final 3:22 as Arizona State ended California's best conference start in 46 years.

Ike Diogu, a freshman who has scored in double digits each game, had 19 points and 13 rebounds for his second double-double.

Donnell Knight and Shawn Redhage added 10 points each for Arizona State (13-6, 5-3 Pac-10).

Joe Shipp had 27 points and eight rebounds for Cal (14-3, 7-1), which hadn't begun a league schedule as well since winning its first 10 in Pacific Coast Conference play in 1957.

No. 22 Oregon 96, UCLA 91, OT

LOS ANGELES -- Luke Jackson scored 27 points and Ian Crosswhite had eight of his 22 points in overtime as Oregon handed UCLA its seventh straight loss, the Bruins' longest skid in 57 years.

The Ducks (15-4, 5-3 Pac-10) won their first conference road game after two losses and they own a three-game winning streak over the Bruins for the first time since 1976-77. Oregon, which swept UCLA last season, has won five straight overall.

The Bruins (4-12, 2-6) played their most competitive game of the season at Pauley Pavilion but weren't able to snap their longest losing streak since dropping seven straight in the 1945-46 season.

They blew a chance to win in regulation when Ryan Walcott tossed up a wide-open airball.


No. 7 North Carolina 74, Virginia 54

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Nikita Bell scored 13 of her 21 points in the second half as seventh-ranked North Carolina overcome a terrible shooting performance to pull away for a 74-54 victory Thursday night over Virginia.

La'Tangela Atkinson had 14 points and 12 rebounds for North Carolina (18-2, 7-1 ACC). Candace Sutton added 11 points, and Coretta Brown had 10 points and nine assists.

Virginia (8-11, 2-6) committed a season-high 27 turnovers.

No. 10 Purdue 82, Illinois 78

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Erika Valek scored 20 points, including a pair of free throws with 18.7 seconds left, in Purdue's win over Illinois.

Valek also had eight assists for Purdue (17-3, 6-2 Big Ten), which has beaten the Illini nine straight times and 27 out of the last 29 meetings. Mary Jo Noon added 15 points and nine rebounds.

Cindy Dallas led the Illini (12-6, 4-4) with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Aminata Yanni and Angelina Williams had 15 points.

No. 13 Mississippi St. 72, Alabama 56

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Tan White scored 25 points as Mississippi State ended an 11-game losing streak to Alabama.

The Bulldogs (15-4, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) held the Crimson Tide to 25 percent shooting in the first half and forced 20 turnovers.

Alabama (11-8, 1-5) hadn't loss to Mississippi State since 1977. The Crimson Tide trailed the entire game.

No. 14 Penn St. 68, No. 23 Ohio St. 53

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Kelly Mazzante scored 26 points as Penn State beat Ohio State to take the lead in the Big Ten.

Mazzante hit a 3-pointer with 7:24 left in the second half to set the Penn State career record from beyond the arc with 231 baskets.

Hazel Joseph had career highs of 12 points and eight rebounds for Penn State (17-5, 7-1). Jess Brungo added 12 points for the Lady Lions.

DiDi Reynolds scored 10 points for Ohio State (15-4, 6-2), which shot just 39 percent.

No. 16 South Carolina 78, Florida 64

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Cristina Ciocan scored 18 points and hit three of South Carolina's season-high nine 3-pointers.

Jocelyn Penn had 19 points and a game-high 15 rebounds for the Gamecocks (15-4, 3-3 Southeastern Conference), who ended a two-game losing streak. Petra Ujhelyi also had a double-double for South Carolina with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

The Gators (8-11, 0-6) have lost seven straight in coach Carolyn Peck's first season, tying a the school mark set in 1979-80.

No. 17 Vanderbilt 67, Auburn 66

AUBURN, Ala. -- Chantelle Anderson hit a jumper in the lane with five seconds left as Vanderbilt erased a 21-point deficit to beat Auburn.

The Commodores (13-6, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) trailed nearly the entire game but pulled within one on a 3-pointer by Ashley McElhiney with 39 seconds left. Anderson, who scored all 16 of her points in the second half, stole the ball with 17 seconds left and gave the Commodores their first lead.

Le'Coe Willingham missed a layup at the end for Auburn (14-5, 2-4). She scored a game-high 19 points.

No. 4 Tennessee 92, No. 12 Arkansas 79

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Gwen Jackson scored 26 points to lead Tennessee past Arkansas.

Arkansas (16-5, 3-3 SEC) trailed 47-31 at the half but fought back to 75-72 late in the game. But Tennessee (17-3, 6-0) outscored the Lady Razorbacks 17-7 the rest of the way to pull away for the win.

Kara Lawson added 17 points for the Lady Volunteers, while Shrya Ely had 16 points.

Shameka Christon scored 21 points for the Lady Razorbacks.

No. 9 Louisiana Tech 102, Boise St. 66

BOISE, Idaho -- Trina Frierson scored 20 points and Cheryl Ford had 16 points and 14 rebounds to lead Louisiana Tech.

Ford also had three blocked shots and Amber Obaze scored 16 points for Louisiana Tech (16-2, 8-0 WAC).

The Broncos (4-14, 1-7) were led by Abby Vaughan with 17 points.

No. 22 UC Santa Barbara 77, UC Irvine 58

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Lindsay Taylor scored 18 points, including 14-of-14 from the free throw line, as UC Santa Barbara beat UC Irvine.

Kristen Mann added 17 points and 10 rebounds for UC Santa Barbara (14-3, 7-1 Big West Conference), which moved into first place in the Big West after Long Beach State lost to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Lauren Yadon of UC Irvine (11-7, 4-3) led all scorers with 20 points.

Oregon St. 71, No. 24 Arizona 65, OT

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Leilani Estavan had 20 points, nine assists and six steals as Oregon State beat Arizona in overtime.

Oregon State (11-8, 5-5 Pac-10) also got 19 points from Hollye Chapman and 14 from Casey Bunn.

Shawntinice Polk led Arizona (13-6, 6-4) with 18 points and 11 rebounds.

No. 25 Washington 94, Southern California 76

SEATTLE -- Giuliana Mendiola had 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead Washington over Southern California.

Leading 60-59, the Huskies (16-3, 8-2 Pac-10) used a barrage of 3-point shooting to pull away. Washington shot 57 percent from behind the 3-point line for the game.

Mendiola, who was two assists shy of a triple-double, helped the Huskies remain undefeated in 10 home games this season.

Ebony Hoffman scored 27 points as USC (9-11, 4-6) lost for the first time in four games.

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