Kentucky runs winning streak to 16 games

Posted: Monday, February 24, 2003

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Keith Bogans had 18 points and seven rebounds as No. 2 Kentucky extended the nation's longest winning streak to 16 games with a 70-62 victory over No. 19 Mississippi State on Sunday.

Cliff Hawkins added 14 points for the Wildcats (22-3, 12-0 Southeastern Conference).

No. 5 Oklahoma 77, No. 6 Kansas 70

NORMAN, Okla. -- Hollis Price and Quannas White each scored 19 points for the Sooners, who built a 32-point second-half lead and then held on.

The Sooners (19-4, 10-2) moved into a first-place tie with Kansas in the Big 12 and extended their homecourt winning streak to 36 games, longest in the nation.

Kansas (20-6, 10-2) got 21 points from Kirk Hinrich and 15 points and 14 rebounds from Nick Collison.

The Jayhawks trailed by 21 points at halftime and by 59-27 with four minutes into the second half before getting as close as five in the final minute.

No. 10 Wake Forest 75, Virginia 71

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Josh Howard scored 28 points and Vytas Danelius added 21 as Wake Forest held on to beat Virginia.

Justin Gray had nine points and banked in a desperation 3-pointer for the lead with 1:35 left as the Demon Deacons (19-4, 9-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their 15th straight home game. Wake Forest remained a half-game ahead of Duke and Maryland in the ACC standings.

Todd Billet scored 25 points to lead the Cavaliers (14-11, 5-8), who lost their fourth straight and fell to 1-6 on the road in ACC play. Devin Smith added 18 as the Cavaliers shot 52 percent but committed 18 turnovers.

No. 15 Syracuse 76, Michigan St. 75

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points and the Orangemen held on as the Spartans had three chances to win the game in the final six seconds.

Kelvin Torbert hit rim on a short side jumper, Adam Ballinger missed on a tap and Alan Anderson misfired from the lane after grabbing a loose ball.

Syracuse (19-4) has won six of seven.

Chris Hill scored a career-high 34 points, including a Big Ten-record 10 3-pointers, for the Spartans (14-11).


No. 1 Connecticut 77, Notre Dame 59

STORRS, Conn. -- No. 1 Connecticut made the right moves in the second half to keep its NCAA-record winning streak alive.

The Huskies won their 65th straight game Sunday with a 77-59 victory over Notre Dame, the last team to beat UConn.

Ohio State 56, No. 11 Purdue 51

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Kim Wilburn's jumper with 35 seconds left broke a 50-all tie, and Ohio State held on to defeat Purdue.

No. 16 Minnesota 73, No. 12 Penn St. 57

MINNEAPOLIS -- Janel McCarville scored 18 points to lead Minnesota and prevent the Nittany Lions from clinching a share of the Big Ten title.

No. 13 Georgia 69, No. 15 Arkansas 60

ATHENS, Ga. -- Christi Thomas scored 24 points and Alexis Kendrick made six straight free throws in the final minute to carry Georgia.

No. 17 South Carolina 65, Auburn 64

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Petra Ujhelyi's three-point play with 1.5 seconds left sent South Carolina over Auburn.

No. 18 Vanderbilt 64, Florida 58

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Jenni Benningfield scored 12 of her 18 points in a six-minute span in the second half to pace Vanderbilt.

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