Clemson blasts Tar Heels

Look at those Tigers, oh my!

Posted: Monday, February 19, 2001

CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson jolted college basketball Sunday, beating No. 1 North Carolina 75-65 on 26 points by Will Solomon and ending the Tar Heels' 18-game winning streak.

Clemson proved tough while Solomon was on the bench with four fouls, going on a 12-4 run.

Edward Scott of Clemson hit four free throws in the last minute and the Tigers held on as North Carolina missed its 3-point attempts.

The victory ended an eight-game losing streak for Clemson (11-14, 2-10 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Brendan Haywood, Joseph Forte and Jason Capel led the Tar Heels (21-3, 11-1) with 16 points each. The Tar Heels were coming off an eight-day layoff and looked rusty, shooting 39 percent for the game.

No. 3 Duke 91, St. John's 59

 

New York Knicks' Larry Johnson (2) reaches in for a steal and fouls Orlando Magic's Mike Miller (50) during the 1 period of Sunday's, February 18, 2001 game in Orlando, Fla.

AP Photo/Don Frazier

NEW YORK -- Duke bounced back from its third loss of the season with some impressive defense. Duke (23-3), coming off a 91-89 loss at No. 12 Virginia, sent St. John's (13-11) to its fifth loss in seven games.

Jason Williams had 26 points, seven rebounds and six assists for Duke, while Shane Battier, the reigning two-time national defensive player of the year, had 18 points, eight rebounds and seven blocked shots.

No. 4 Michigan St. 94, No. 25 Iowa 70

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Jason Richardson had 21 points and seven steals, helping extend the nation's longest home winning streak to 42 games.Andre Hutson scored 17 points, Charlie Bell had 16 and Zach Randolph 14 points to lead Michigan State (20-3, 9-3 Big Ten, took a 13-2 lead after five minutes.

No. 11 Florida 88, No. 15 Tennessee 82

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Brett Nelson scored 25 points and Teddy Dupay added 22 as Florida won its third straight and seventh in eight games.

Matt Bonner and Brent Wright -- who had surgery on his thumb on Tuesday -- added 15 apiece for the Gators (18-5, 8-4 Southeastern Conference).

Seton Hall 74, No. 14 Notre Dame 64

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Eddie Griffin scored 24 points and made big plays every time the Fighting Irish appeared poised to make a run, stopping Notre Dame's eight-game winning streak, its longest in 14 seasons.

No. 19 Wisconsin 59, Northwestern 37

MADISON, Wis. -- Roy Boone scored 17 points and Northwestern (9-17, 1-12 Big Ten) went more than 14 minutes between its first and second field goals.



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