East Carolina shocks No. 9 Golden Eagles

Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2002

GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Travis Holcomb-Faye scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half and East Carolina pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the college basketball season Tuesday night, holding No. 9 Marquette to six points over the final 12 1/2 minutes to stun the Golden Eagles 51-46.

Marquette (23-5, 12-3 Conference USA) had won 12 straight prior to a last-second loss four days ago to No. 4 Cincinnati. But the heavy underdog Pirates (12-16, 5-10) used a 2-3 zone defense to turn the Golden Eagles' offense into a bunch of jump shooters.

It was the first win over a Top Ten team since the program began in 1960.

Dwyane Wade had 19 points for the Golden Eagles, who scored just 19 points in the second half.

No. 10 Pittsburgh 73, Seton Hall 66, OT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Brandin Knight scored 19 points and the Panthers scored the final 12 points in overtime to clinch first place in the West Division of the Big East.

Donatas Zavackas added 15 points, including a 3-pointer with 3.4 seconds to go in regulation that forced the overtime, for Pittsburgh (24-4, 12-3), which won its sixth straight.

John Allen had 18 points for Seton Hall (12-16, 5-10), which lost its fifth straight and seventh of eight.

Seton Hall scored the first five points of the overtime to take a 66-61 lead. Knight hit a 3-pointer to tie the game with 1:47 to go and his floater down the lane made it 68-66 with 53 seconds left.

No. 15 Illinois 70, No. 25 Indiana 62

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Frank Williams had 24 points in his final home game and Illinois seventh straight win created a four-way tie for first place in the Big Ten.

Ohio State, Indiana, Wisconsin and the Illini are all 10-5 in the conference with one game remaining.

Williams, who has announced he is leaving college a year early to enter the NBA draft, scored 15 of his 24 points in the first half and had six rebounds for Illinois (22-7).

Kyle Hornsby had 14 points and Tom Coverdale added 13 for the Hoosiers (18-10), who have lost two straight and three of five.

Michigan St. 81, No. 18 Ohio St. 76

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Marcus Taylor scored a career-high 32 points and the Spartans rallied for the win that left them one game behind the four-way tie for first in the Big Ten.

Michigan State (18-10, 9-6) won its fourth straight overall and for the first time in three trips to Value City Arena.

Brian Brown scored 24 points for the Buckeyes (19-7, 10-5), who won their first seven conference home games.

No. 5 Oklahoma 89, Iowa St. 75

NORMAN, Okla. -- Aaron McGhee had 26 points and 10 rebounds, and Hollis Price scored 24 points as the Sooners capped a perfect home season.

Oklahoma (23-4, 12-3 Big 12) extended its home court winning streak to 22 games, 16 this season, their first perfect home mark since 1994-95.

Tyray Pearson scored 20 points for Iowa State (12-17, 4-11), which had won three of four, but fell to 0-10 on the road.

No. 8 Florida 68, Tennessee 62

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Brett Nelson made all four of his 3-pointers over the last 11 minutes to help the Gators (21-6, 10-5 Southeastern Conference) keep their slim hopes alive for the regular season title.

If Alabama beats Auburn on Wednesday, the Crimson Tide wins the championship outright.

Marcus Haislip scored 17 points for Tennessee (13-15, 6-9), which lost for the fourth straight time.

No. 22 Miami 81, Providence 65

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Darius Rice scored 21 of his 30 points in the second half to lead the Hurricanes (22-6, 9-6 Big East).

Abdul Mills had 21 points to lead Providence (15-14, 6-9).


No. 1 Connecticut 89, West Virginia 60

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Asjha Jones scored 17 points as top-ranked Connecticut secured its third unbeaten regular season in eight years with an 89-60 victory Tuesday night over West Virginia.

No. 11 Colorado 84, Nebraska 60

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Jenny Roulier scored 17 points, and No. 11 Colorado hit eight of its first nine shots for a 22-4 start in the final regular-season Big 12 game for both.

No. 13 Texas 61, Kansas 46

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Stacy Stephens had 16 points and 10 rebounds as Texas made Kanas the first Big 12 team to go winless in the conference.

Miami 60, No. 18 Boston College 57

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Miami's Sheila James blocked a 3-point attempt by Amber Jacobs with six seconds remaining.

Villanova 48, No. 21 Notre Dame 45

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Mimi Riley scored eight of her 15 points in the final four minutes, and Villanova ended Notre Dame's 51-game home winning streak.

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