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Arizona conducts Frye of Southern California

Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2003

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Channing Frye scored a career-high 25 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked three shots as No. 1 Arizona beat USC 86-59 on Saturday.

The Wildcats (20-2, 12-1 Pac-10) reached 20 victories for the 16th year in a row, the longest active streak in the country, and swept all four games from USC and UCLA for the first time since 1992-93.

Frye was 11-for-13 from the field.

Jason Gardner scored 16 for Arizona, including 4-of-9 from 3-point range and became just the second Pac-10 player to reach 300 3-pointers in his college career.

Salim Stoudamire, who took just one shot in the first half, scored all 10 of his points in a decisive 32-4 second-half run, including a pair of 3-pointers.

Desmon Farmer scored 11 for USC (10-11, 5-7). Gregg Guenther had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

No. 3 Kentucky 68, LSU 57

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Keith Bogans scored 20 points and Gerald Fitch added 15 as Kentucky extended its winning streak to 14 games.

Chuck Hayes had six points, 10 rebounds and a career-high six blocked shots, and Erik Daniels added nine points and a career-high 10 rebounds for the Wildcats (20-3, 10-0 Southeastern Conference), who outrebounded LSU 46-30 and forced 17 turnovers.

The winning streak, the longest active streak in the nation, is Kentucky's longest in a season under coach Tubby Smith. Kentucky won its final 13 games in 1997-98 and its first four games in 1998-99.

No. 6 Texas 75, Nebraska 63

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Brandon Mouton scored 24 points as Texas overtook Nebraska late in the first half.

Royal Ivey added 12 points and James Thomas had 10 points and 12 rebounds for Texas (17-4, 8-2 Big 12). The Longhorns held a 41-30 advantage on the boards.

Brennon Clemmons had 17 points and Corey Simms 12 to lead Nebraska (9-14, 1-9), which lost its seventh straight game.

Seton Hall 73, No. 7 Pittsburgh 61

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Seton Hall posted its second major upset in 10 days with reserve Andre Sweet scoring 15 of his 17 points after halftime.

Andre Barrett added 17 points and John Allen 14 for the Pirates (12-9, 6-4 Big East), whose five-game winning streak includes a stunner against No. 10 Notre Dame last week.

No. 17 Syracuse 82, No. 10 Notre Dame 80

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Gerry McNamara's 3-pointer with 18 seconds left gave Syracuse the win, keeping the Orangemen unbeaten at home.

The victory, coupled with Seton Hall's 73-61 victory over No. 7 Pittsburgh, allowed the Orangemen (17-4, 8-3) to take a half-game lead in the Big East West Division over the Fighting Irish (19-5, 7-3) and Panthers.

Wichita State 80, No. 12 Creighton 74

WICHITA, Kan. -- Aaron Hogg scored the go-ahead layup with just under a minute left as Wichita State won its first game over a ranked team since 1990.

Hogg had 27 points and Jamar Howard added three key late free throws and 18 points for the Shockers (14-8, 8-4 Missouri Valley).

The last time they beat a ranked team was a 74-71 overtime victory over No. 12 Alabama on Dec. 4, 1990.

No. 18 Xavier 93, Rhode Island 70

CINCINNATI -- Romain Sato made a school-record nine 3-pointers, taking advantage of Rhode Island's fixation on David West, and Xavier coasted to victory.

Xavier (18-4, 9-1 Atlantic 10) has won nine in a row and is finally back to full strength after losing point guard Lionel Chalmers to a broken foot on Dec. 31. Chalmers made his first start since hurting his foot.

West scored 47 points last Saturday against Dayton, prompting Rhode Island (15-7, 7-4) to target its defense inside. Sato took advantage of the wide-open perimeter, matching his career high with 34 points and tying the A10 record with nine 3s.

Villanova 79, No. 23 Connecticut 70

PHILADELPHIA -- Gary Buchanan scored 28 points and Ricky Wright added 13 for Villanova.

Villanova (14-9, 7-3 Big East), which had lost four of five, hadn't beaten a ranked opponent since upsetting No. 9 Michigan State 81-73 last Nov. 29.

No. 2 Louisville 73, No. 11 Marquette 70

MILWAUKEE -- Reece Gaines hit a 3-pointer with 6 seconds left as Louisville snapping the Golden Eagles' 28-game home winning streak.

Louisville (19-2, 9-1 Conference USA) rebounded from a 59-58 loss at Saint Louis on Wednesday that ended its 17-game winning streak.

Tennessee 66, No. 4 Florida 59

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Ron Slay had 20 points and 11 rebounds as Tennessee won its sixth straight.

Brandon Crump added a career-high 19 points for the Volunteers (15-6, 7-3 Southeastern Conference), who ended their five-game losing streak to the Gators and made another push toward returning to the NCAA tournament.

No. 5 Oklahoma 63, Texas Tech 58

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Quannas White scored 23 points in the teams' rematch of their controversial finish last month.

After trailing by one at the half, Oklahoma (17-4, 8-2 Big 12) came out in the second half and used a 11-3 run to take a 45-38 lead.

No. 20 Georgia 83, Vanderbilt 70

ATHENS, Ga. -- Ezra Williams and Jarvis Hayes each scored 16 points as Georgia snapped a two-game losing streak.

The game was dominated by the three officials, who whistled 61 fouls and ejected Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings for arguing a call in the second half.

No. 21 Missouri 71, Kansas State 63

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Arthur Johnson had 14 points and a season-best 17 rebounds, and Missouri held Kansas State without a basket for more than 8 1/2 minutes down the stretch.

Rickey Paulding added 19 points and six rebounds and Travon Bryant had a career-best 15 points and four blocked shots for Missouri, which rebounded from a two-point loss at Texas A&M on Wednesday. The Tigers (15-6, 6-4 Big 12) are 12-0 at home, including five conference victories.

No. 24 Stanford 72, Washington State 54

STANFORD, Calif. -- Justin Davis made his first start since tearing a knee ligament in early January and scored 21 points for Stanford.

Josh Childress added 15 points for the Cardinal (19-6, 10-3 Pac-10), who trailed for much of the first half despite holding the Cougars (5-17, 0-13) without a basket for the opening 6 1/2 minutes of the game.

Dayton 66, No. 25 St. Joseph's

DAYTON, Ohio -- Brooks Hall scored 13 points and had nine rebounds to lead Dayton.

Delonte West scored 26 points to lead St. Joseph's come-from-behind effort in the second half that fell short. The Flyers have won 14 of their last 16 games and are 13-0 at home.

No. 19 Mississippi St. 68, Mississippi 64, OT

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mario Austin had 19 points and converted a three-point play with 52 seconds left to put Mississippi State up for good.

The Bulldogs (16-5, 6-4 Southeastern Conference) won a thriller against their archrivals for the second time in 2 1/2 weeks. Mississippi State took the first meeting 58-57 on a last-second shot by Derrick Zimmerman on Jan. 29.

No. 22 California 58, Washington 53

BERKELEY, Calif. -- Freshman Richard Midgley scored 15 points and hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:39 left as California survived nine lead changes in the second half.

Joe Shipp had 16 points and seven rebounds, and Amit Tamir made a jumper in the lane with 51 seconds left as Cal (18-4, 11-2 Pac-10) stayed one game behind top-ranked Arizona in the conference race with its 17th straight home victory.

Baylor 74, No. 13 Oklahoma St. 72

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Kenny Taylor made a 3-pointer with 1:54 remaining and Baylor made four defensive stops after that to stun Oklahoma State, ending a 22-game road losing streak.

Purdue 70, No. 14 Illinois 61

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Kenny Lowe scored 23 points as Purdue beat Illinois to snap a two-game losing streak.

The Boilermakers (16-6, 8-3 Big Ten) entered the game needing a victory to remain tied for the conference lead with Wisconsin and Michigan, both winners Saturday.

No. 8 Duke 78, Virginia 59

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Shelden Williams scored a career-high 20 points and helped set the early tone with defense as Duke beat Virginia.

The Blue Devils (17-4, 7-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) ended a four-game road losing streak in the league -- and a two-game losing streak at University Hall -- by attacking the Cavaliers at both ends all game.

Women

No. 4 LSU 94, No. 20 UC Santa-Barbara 90

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Aiysha Smith's 3-pointer with 55 seconds left in the third overtime put No. 4 LSU ahead for good as the Tigers held off No. 20 UC Santa-Barbara Saturday in a game that was tied 16 times and had 14 lead changes.

The Gauchos cut the Tigers' lead to 89-88 on a 3-pointer by Debbie Caine with 43 seconds to go, but LSU outscored them 5-2 the rest of the way.

No. 6 Stanford 84, Washington State 41

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Sebnem Kimyacioglu scored 16 first-half points as Stanford claimed its 36th victory in 36 games between the schools.

No. 11 Texas 65, Iowa State 55

AMES, Iowa -- Freshman Nina Norman scored a season-high 19 points and Stacy Stephens added 17 points and 13 rebounds as Texas won at Iowa State for the first time in four tries.

No. 21 Wisconsin-Green Bay 98, Loyola 61

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Kristy Loiselle and Chandra Johnson scored 16 points each to lead five players in double figures for Wisconsin-Green Bay.

No. 5 Kansas St. 64, Oklahoma St. 46

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Nicole Ohlde scored 16 of her 24 points in the first half, and grabbed 12 rebounds as fifth-ranked Kansas State beat Oklahoma State for the first time in the last four meetings between the teams.

No. 10 Louisiana Tech 79, Nevada 67

RUSTON, La. -- Trina Frierson scored a career-high 26 points and Cheryl Ford added 23 and 13 rebounds for her 15th double-double of the season.

Baylor 86, Texas Tech 72, OT

WACO, Texas -- Sophia Young scored 26 points and grabbed 17 rebounds as Baylor beat No. 7 Texas Tech in overtime, spoiling Tech coach Marsha Sharp's bid for her 500th career victory.



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