Barbour lights it up for winning Wildcats

Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2004

LEXINGTON, Ky. Antwain Barbour, making his second start of the season, scored a career-high 23 points and No. 8 Kentucky beat Alabama 66-55 on Tuesday night.

Barbour, who started in place of the injured Gerald Fitch, the Wildcats' leading scorer, went 10-of-13 from the field and had five rebounds for Kentucky (17-3, 7-2 Southeastern Conference), which handed Alabama (11-9, 3-6) its fifth straight loss.

No. 11 Texas 84, Baylor 58

WACO, Texas Kenny Taylor, the first Baylor transfer to return to Waco, scored all of his 18 points on 3-pointers to lead the Longhorns.

No. 15 Georgia Tech 88, No. 14 North Carolina 77

ATLANTA B.J. Elder scored 30 points to lead the Yellow Jackets as they snapped a two-game losing streak in the conference.

No. 21 N.C. State 75, Florida St. 59

RALEIGH, N.C. Engin Atsur had a season-high 20 points for the Wolfpack, who were 14-for-30 from 3-point range.


No. 5 Purdue 90, Iowa 79

IOWA CITY, Iowa Shereka Wright scored 21 of her season-high 34 points in the second half and freshman Katie Gearlds added a career-best 32, leading fifth-ranked Purdue to a 90-79 victory Tuesday night over Iowa.

Oklahoma 68, No. 7 Texas Tech 62

LUBBOCK, Texas Maria Villarroel scored 20 points, and Oklahoma ended Texas Tech's 17-game home winning streak.

West Virginia 69, No 21 Virginia Tech 66

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Kate Bulger scored 23 points, and West Virginia used a late 19-5 run to get its ninth straight victory.

No. 23 SW Missouri St. 65, Bradley 45

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Kari Koch scored 15 points, and Southwest Missouri held Bradley without a basket for nearly 8 1/2 minutes in the second half.

Jenni Lingor added 13 points and Meg Tierney added 11 for Southwest Missouri State (20-1, 11-0 Missouri Valley).

Genny Mueller led Bradley (4-15, 2-9) with 16 points.

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