Virginia soars over East Tennessee

Posted: Monday, November 19, 2001

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Adam Hall scored 19 points and No. 11 Virginia pulled away to beat East Tennessee State 85-62 Sunday.

The Cavaliers (2-0) led 42-31 at halftime. It was 53-38 after J.C. Mathis scored with 15:17 to go, and 63-40 when Hall's two free throws finished his spurt with 12:01 remaining.

East Tennessee State (1-1), which beat Guilford 90-61 in its opener Friday night, never got back in it as Virginia coach Pete Gillen emptied his bench, getting plenty of experience for his top four freshmen.

Roger Mason Jr. led Virginia with 20 points, Travis Watson had 14 and 13 rebounds and Chris Williams scored 13.

Zakee Wadood and Jerald Fields led the Buccaneers with 12 points each and Tiras Wade had 11.

No. 12 Memphis 97, Northwestern St. 69

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Dajuan Wagner scored 26 points, including 19 in the second half as No. 12 Memphis defeated Northwestern State.

It was the third straight game that Wagner, the heralded freshman who once scored 100 points in a high school game, led the Tigers (3-0) in scoring.

Wagner connected on 11-of-21 shots, including 4-of-7 from 3-point range.

Kelly Wise added 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for Memphis. Anthony Rice added 14 points, and Antonio Burks scored 11 and had eight assists.

No. 17 Boston College 82, Boston University 65

BOSTON -- Kenny Walls made five 3-pointers in the first half and finished with 21 points as No. 17 Boston College earned a season-opening victory over crosstown rival Boston University.

The longtime hockey rivals are located less than three miles apart, but hadn't met on the basketball court since Jan. 30, 1981.

Ryan Sidney had 12 points, and Troy Bell, last season's Big East co-player of the year, added 11.

Billy Collins led the Terriers (1-2) with 12 points, and Chaz Carr had 11.

No. 21 Syracuse 103, Binghamton 56

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Preston Shumpert tied a career high with 36 points and DeShaun Williams added 15 as No. 21 Syracuse defeated Binghamton.

The Orangemen (3-0) took control by going on a 21-0 run midway through the first half, holding the Bearcats without a point for more than six minutes.

The game was a rude welcoming to top 25 basketball for Binghamton (1-1), which is in its inaugural season of Division I play.

The Bearcats opened the season by beating Dartmouth 49-46 on Friday.

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