Jayhawks rip Hawks

Posted: Wednesday, November 24, 2004

 

  Kansas guard Keith Langford (5) works between Saint Joseph's defenders Abdulai Jalloh (1) and Dwayne Jones, back, during the first half at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004. ORLIN WAGNER

Kansas guard Keith Langford (5) works between Saint Joseph's defenders Abdulai Jalloh (1) and Dwayne Jones, back, during the first half at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004.

ORLIN WAGNER

LAWRENCE, Kan. Wayne Simien had 20 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 2 Kansas shot 63 percent during a 91-51 rout of St. Joseph's on Tuesday night.

No. 6 Oklahoma State 90, Ark.-Little Rock 65

STILLWATER, Okla. John Lucas III scored 22 points, Joey Graham added 16 and Oklahoma State pulled away in the second half to beat Arkansas-Little Rock.

No. 8 Kentucky 73, Ball St. 53

CINCINNATI Patrick Sparks scored 20 points and Shagari Alleyne added three second-half dunks to lead Kentucky over Ball State.

No. 10 Michigan St. 104, Wis.-Green Bay 46

EAST LANSING, Mich. Alan Anderson led a balanced offense with 18 points, and Michigan State beat Wisconsin-Green Bay.

No. 11 North Carolina 94, Tennessee 81

LAHAINA, Hawaii Rashad McCants scored 27 points and North Carolina rode a sharp first half to a victory over Tennessee in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational.

No. 12 Louisville 93, Chaminade 63

LAHAINA, Hawaii Taquan Dean scored 21 points and Louisville bounced back from an opening-round loss to beat Chaminade in the consolation bracket of the Maui Invitational.

No. 13 Maryland 93, Mercer 67

COLLEGE PARK, Md. Nik Caner-Medley scored 21 points, and Maryland placed four other players in double figures in a rout of Mercer.

No. 14 Mississippi St. 82, UMKC 64

STARKVILLE, Miss. Winsome Frazier scored a career-high 30 points to lead Mississippi State past pesky Missouri-Kansas City.

Iowa 82, No. 15 Texas 80

LAHAINA, Hawaii Pierre Pierce hit a 25-foot jumper with 44 seconds left to give Iowa the lead for good, and the Hawkeyes beat Texas in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational.

No. 20 Wisconsin 72, UC Santa Barbara 61

MADISON, Wis. Clayton Hanson scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half, and Wisconsin beat UC Santa Barbara for its 30th consecutive victory at home.

No. 21 Notre Dame 73, Ind.-Pur.-Ft. Wayne 45

SOUTH BEND, Ind. Chris Quinn scored 15 points and Dennis Latimore had career highs of 12 points and 11 rebounds to spark Notre Dame to a victory over Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne.

No. 23 Florida 90, Florida Atlantic 45

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Freshman point guard Taurean Green sparked Florida to an easy victory over Florida Atlantic.

, the team coached by his father, former NBA forward Sidney Green.

Taurean Green had eight points, five assists and zero turnovers in the first half as the Gators (2-0) went on two 15-0 runs and a 15-2 spurt before halftime, quickly putting away their home opener. Matt Walsh finished with 21 points for Florida.

Robert Williams led Florida Atlantic (0-2) with 10 points.

No. 25 Memphis 79, Arkansas State 75

MEMPHIS, Tenn. Sean Banks scored 28 of his career-high 31 points in the second half, leading Memphis to a lethargic victory over Arkansas State.

Banks, who missed all four of his first-half shots from the field, was 9-of-11 after halftime as the Tigers (4-1) hung on. Banks also grabbed 10 rebounds.

Arkansas State (1-1) refused to wilt, keeping the game close and thwarting the Tigers' attempts to pull away in the second half. The Indians cut it to 52-51 midway through the second half but couldn't take the lead.

Anthony Rice scored 15 for Memphis and Rodney Carney finished with 14, though he shot only 6-of-21 from the floor.



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