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Kansas loses third straight game

Posted: Tuesday, February 22, 2005

 

  Connecticut's Charlie Villanueva lunges through a crowd for a one-handed shot in the second half of the games against Notre Dame in Hartford, Conn., Monday, Feb. 21, 2005. Connecticut defeated Notre Dame 88-74. Villanueva was high scorer for UConn and for the game with 25 points. AP Photo/Bob Child

Connecticut's Charlie Villanueva lunges through a crowd for a one-handed shot in the second half of the games against Notre Dame in Hartford, Conn., Monday, Feb. 21, 2005. Connecticut defeated Notre Dame 88-74. Villanueva was high scorer for UConn and for the game with 25 points.

AP Photo/Bob Child

NORMAN, Okla. — Terrell Everett scored 19 points and freshman David Godbold added a career-high 15 to help No. 22 Oklahoma beat Kansas 71-63 on Monday night, handing the Jayhawks their first three-game losing streak in nearly 11 years.

No. 8 Kansas (20-4, 10-3 Big 12) has lost three straight for the first time since falling to Oklahoma State, Missouri and Nebraska from Feb. 16-23, 1994. The Jayhawks haven't lost four in a row since an eight-game losing streak in 1988-89.

Kansas, which lost to Texas Tech in double overtime and Iowa State in overtime last week, rallied from 19 points down in the first half to get within a point midway through the second half, but the Sooners (20-6, 9-4) held on for the victory.

Wayne Simien led Kansas with 17 points and six rebounds.

New Mexico 65, No. 13 Utah 54

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Mark Walters scored a season-high 22 points, and New Mexico snapped Utah's 18-game winning streak.

The Utes (23-4, 11-1), who clinched the Mountain West regular-season title with a victory over Air Force on Saturday, shot just 37 percent.

Utah entered the game ranked second in the nation in field goal percentage (52.8) and third in rebounding margin.

Utah center Andrew Bogut, averaging 20.6 points and 11.8 rebounds, finished with 15 points and 13 rebounds. He was 3-for-11 from the field in the second half.

The Lobos (20-6, 7-4) are 6-1 in their last seven games.

No. 17 Connecticut 88, Notre Dame 74

HARTFORD, Conn. — Charlie Villanueva matched his career high with 25 points and sophomore point guard Marcus Williams was a rebound shy of a triple-double in No. 17 Connecticut's 88-74 victory over Notre Dame on Monday night.

The Huskies (18-6, 10-3 Big East) won for the sixth time in seven games and lifted Jim Calhoun within two wins of becoming the sixth active coach with 700.

Williams finished with 17 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds. Colin Falls led Notre Dame (16-8, 8-6) with 19 points, and Chris Thomas had 16 points on 6-for-15 shooting.

No. 25 Nevada 70, Tulsa 56

RENO, Nev. — Nick Fazekas had 15 points and 15 rebounds to help No. 25 Nevada win its first game ever as a ranked team, a 70-56 victory over Tulsa on Monday night.

Jermaine Washington scored 13 points, Kyle Shiloh had 11 and Kevinn Pinkney added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Wolf Pack (21-5, 13-2 Western Athletic Conference) in their seventh straight victory.

Nevada, which moved into The Associated Press poll earlier Monday, has its best record at this point in a season since starting the 1945-46 season 21-4. The Wolf Pack outrebounded Tulsa 48-35 and held the Golden Hurricane to 31-percent shooting.

Jarius Glenn led Tulsa (7-17, 3-11) with 16 points, Chris Wallace added 11 and Anthony Price had nine. Tulsa is 0-7 on the road in conference play.

Nevada led by as many as 14 points in the first half, going ahead 31-17 when Washington scored inside and converted a free throw for a three-point play.

But Wallace hit a pair of 3-pointers to key an 11-3 run over the last 4 minutes of the half to cut the Wolf Pack's lead to 36-33.

Washington scored six points in the first 5 minutes of the second half, scoring on a jumper, a dunk off an alley-oop from Pinkney and a reverse layup to make it 44-38.

Price hit a 12-footer and Glenn made a layup to cut it to 44-42 with 13:35 left, but Chad Bell, Pinkney and Shiloh combined for six straight free throws and Shiloh hit a 3-pointer to cap a 9-0 run that made it 53-42.

After Glenn's basket inside cut it to 53-46, Mo Charlo's 3-pointer sparked a 12-0 run that made it 65-46 with 5:46 to go.



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