St. Joe's remains perfect

Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2004

AMHERST, Mass. Delonte West scored 23 points and Jameer Nelson added 19 and No. 2 Saint Joseph's remained unbeaten with an 83-58 victory over Massachusetts on Wednesday night.

Nelson had eight assists and West had seven rebounds for the Hawks (25-0, 14-0 Atlantic 10), who won by double figures for the sixth consecutive game and the 12th time in their last 14.

No. 7 Mississippi St. 84, LSU 58

STARKVILLE, Miss. Lawrence Roberts scored 14 points for Mississippi State, which clinched its second straight SEC West title.

Timmy Bowers and Winsome Frazier each had 13 points for the Bulldogs (22-2, 11-2), who shot 56 percent, while holding the Tigers (17-7, 7-6) to 35 percent.

No. 9 Kentucky 92, Tennessee 60

LEXINGTON, Ky. Kelenna Azubuike scored 17 points and Kentucky went 11-of-19 from 3-point range to clinch its 14th consecutive 20-win season.

Antwain Barbour scored 16 points for the Wildcats (20-4, 10-3 Southeastern Conference).

No. 11 Wake Forest 90, Florida St. 87, OT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Justin Gray scored a career-high 31 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:22 left in overtime, as Wake Forest rallied from a 17-point deficit.

Chris Paul had 21 points, six rebounds and eight assists for the Demon Deacons (18-6, 8-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their fifth straight.

No. 14 N.C. State 79, No. 18 Georgia Tech 69

ATLANTA Julius Hodge scored 22 points in a rare appearance off the bench for North Carolina State.

The Wolfpack (18-6, 10-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) are 4-3 away from home in the conference, joining league-leader Duke as the only teams with winning road records. N.C. State won for the eighth time in 10 games.

No. 15 Cincinnati 77, Saint Louis 52

CINCINNATI James White scored a career-high 23 points and had 11 rebounds for his first career double-double for Cincinnati.

The Bearcats (19-5, 10-3 Conference USA) had a 44-22 rebound advantage and scored the most points this season against Saint Louis, which leads the league in defense.

DePaul 60, No. 21 Louisville 58, OT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. Quemont Greer scored 19 points, including the go-ahead shot in overtime, as DePaul sent the Cardinals to their fourth straight loss.

Andre Brown had 13 points and eight rebounds for the Blue Demons (16-8, 9-4 Conference USA), who beat Louisville in Freedom Hall for the first time since 1986, a span of 10 games.

No. 22 Wisconsin 68, Penn St. 45

MADISON, Wis. Devin Harris scored 25 points and Wisconsin ended a two-game losing streak.

Mike Wilkinson added 14 points and nine rebounds for the Badgers (18-6, 9-4 Big Ten), who won their 27th straight at home and improved to 23-0 in conference home games under third-year coach Bo Ryan.

No. 23 Illinois 78, Iowa 59

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Dee Brown had 18 points and 10 assists for Illinois, which won its seventh straight.

The Illini (19-5, 10-3) held the Hawkeyes, the Big Ten's top scoring team, 14 points below their season average.


No. 1 Connecticut 79, Providence 38

STORRS, Conn. Top-ranked Connecticut won its 11th straight Big East regular-season title Wednesday night.

No. 5 Texas 73, No. 16 Baylor 72, 2 OT

AUSTIN, Texas Jamie Carey hit two 3-pointers for Texas in the second overtime to keep the nation's longest home winning streak intact.

No. 23 Oklahoma 64, No. 8 Texas Tech 53

NORMAN, Okla. Dionnah Jackson matched a career high with 23 points to lead Oklahoma to a sweep of the season series with Texas Tech.

No. 9 Kansas St. 68, Iowa St. 33

MANHATTAN, Kan. Kendra Wecker had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Kansas State got its ninth straight victory.

Notre Dame 93, No. 21 Miami 58

SOUTH BEND, Ind. Jacqueline Batteast had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and Notre Dame forced Miami into a season-high 37 turnovers.

Notre Dame (18-8, 11-3 Big East), which stretched its home winning streak to 17 games, clinched a first-round bye in the conference tournament with its best offensive showing since a 107-65 win over Cleveland State last season.

Tamara James led the Hurricanes (20-5, 9-5) with 17 points.

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