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Last-second block sets up Purdue stunner

Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2000

INDIANAPOLIS -- Brett Buscher blocked Lamont Frazier's shot in the final seconds, setting up a breakaway basket by Willie Deane as Purdue stunned No. 1 Arizona 72-69 on Saturday.

Rodney Smith led Purdue (1-1) with 20 points, and Deane and Joe Marshall each had 16 in the John Wooden Tradition game.

The Boilermakers (1-1) took a 70-68 lead on Deane's basket with 1:13, and Arizona's Michael Wright made the second of two free throws to cut it to 70-69.

Wright also scored 18 points, Gilbert Arenas added 18 and Jason Gardner had 14 for the Wildcats, who won the Maui Invitational on Wednesday.

The Boilermakers were outrebounded 40-20, but shot 52 percent compared to Arizona's 41 percent.

No. 14 Notre Dame 69, No. 16 Cincinnati 51

INDIANAPOLIS -- Troy Murphy scored 30 points, blocked six shots and had seven rebounds to lead Notre Dame in the John Wooden Tradition game.

David Graves ignited a decisive run by the Irish and contributed 17 points to the victory. Ryan Humphrey had 10 rebounds and 10 points.

Kenny Satterfield scored 17 points and Donald Little was the only other player in double figures with 12 for Cincinnati, which was scoreless for five minutes while Notre Dame went on a 14-point run.

No. 18 Wisconsin 68, N. Illinois 64

MADISON, Wis. -- Mike Kelley scored 17 points and Roy Boone made three free throws in the final seconds as Wisconsin evened its record at 1-1.

Kirk Penney, who was held scoreless and missed all 16 field- goal attempts in the Badgers' opening loss at Tennessee, had 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting. Boone added 13 for Wisconsin.

No. 23 St. John's (N.Y.) 92, Niagara 59

NEW YORK -- Freshmen Omar Cook, Willie Shaw and Kyle Cuffe each scored 16 points as St. John's dealt Niagara its first loss.

Anthony Glover had 13 points and Alpha Bangura 12 for the Red Storm (3-1), who shot 61 percent (37-for-61) from the floor.

Damond Stewart's 20 points led Niagra (2-1), who converted only nine of 36 3-point field goal attempts. Daryl Greene added 19.

No. 24 Arkansas 99, Louisiana-Monroe 59

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Led by Jannero Pargo's seven steals, Arkansas set a school record with 26 steals and converted 36 turnovers by Monroe into 43 points.

Six Arkansas (3-1) players scored 10 points or more, led by Alonzo Lane's 16 points.

Monroe was led by Kevin Paige's 18 points, while Brian Lubeck added 11 points and also grabbed 12 rebounds.

No. 5 Stanford 71, Georgia 58

BAYAMON, Puerto Rico -- Casey Jacobsen had 22 points and five rebounds as Stanford won the Puerto Rico Shootout.

Ryan Mendez finished with 17 points, including two big 3-pointers for Stanford.

D.A. Layne scored 16 points for Georgia.

No. 13 Utah 61, Memphis 58

BAYAMON, Puerto Rico -- Jeff Johnson's tip in the final minute cemented Utah's victory in the consolation game of the Puerto Rico Shootout.

Johnson and Nate Althoff each scored 15 points and Chris Burgess added 12 for the Utes.

No. 17 Wake Forest 86, Campbell 47

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Craig Dawson scored 21 points and Antwan Scott had 16 points and four blocked shots as the Demon Deacons extended their winning streak to nine games.

Wake Forest's streak dates back to last season's NIT championship. The win marked the fourth time in the last five seasons that the Deacons have started the season 4-0.

Nine players scored for Wake Forest, which shot 57.6 percent from the floor.

No. 2 Duke 91, Army 48

DURHAM, N.C. -- Carlos Boozer scored all 22 of his points in the first half as Duke received scoring from nine players in the first 20 minutes and won its fifth straight.

Nate James added 12 points for Duke. Jason Williams and Nick Horvath had 10 each.

Kenny Doleac led Army with eight points.

The Blue Devils made 10 of their first 11 shots and forced Army into 13 turnovers.

No. 3 Kansas 99, Washburn 56

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Kirk Hinrich hit his first seven shots, including five 3-pointers, and Kansas earned victory No. 500 in storied Allen Fieldhouse.

Since opening Allen in 1955 during Wilt Chamberlain's freshman year, the Jayhawks are 500-98 at home.

The Jayhawks (5-0) stretched their November winning streak to 34 and shot over 50 percent for the fifth straight game.

Hinrich finished with a career-high 22 points. Kenny Gregory had 18 points and Eric Chenowith had 19 points and 17 rebounds.

Penn State 73, No. 22 Kentucky 68

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Brothers Joe and Jon Crispin combined for 57 points, going 13-for-23 from 3-point range, as Penn State handed Kentucky just its second loss in a home opener at Rupp Arena, a span of 25 seasons.

Joe Crispin, a senior, scored 31 and Jon, a sophomore, added 26.

The Wildcats had won 11 straight home openers since beginning the 1988-89 season with an 85-82 loss to Northwestern State in Eddie Sutton's last season. The Wildcats (1-3) had also won 20 straight games at home since a 47-46 setback to Tennessee on Jan. 12, 1999.

No. 19 Oklahoma 83, Tulane 69

HILO, Hawaii -- Hollis Price scored 30 points as Oklahoma reached the finals of the Big Island Invitational Tournament.

The Sooners led by 12 at the half. Oklahoma used a 17-4 run early in the second half, highlighted by six points each by Price and Nolan Johnson, for a 20-point advantage.

Tulane, which committed 29 turnovers, got no closer than 13 the rest of the way.

No. 4 Michigan St. 83, E. Washington 61

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Charlie Bell, the tournament MVP, matched his career high of 31 points as Michigan State won the Spartan Classic.

It was the 15th time in the 19-year history of the tournament that the host Spartans have won.

Michigan State also has won its last 31 home games, second in the nation to Utah's 53-game home winning streak.

Kareem Hunter led Eastern Washington with 14 points and Jamal Jones had 13.

No. 20 USC 91, Loyola Marymount 68

LOS ANGELES -- Brian Scalabrine scored 22 points and Brandon Granville broke Southern California's career assist record as the Trojans won their third straight.

Granville, a 5-9 junior who scored 19 points, had nine assists to give him 412, surpassing the previous school record of 409 held by Larry Friend, who played at USC from 1983-86.

Freshman Desmon Farmer added 14 for the Trojans.

Robert Davis led the Lions, who have lost 21 straight road games, with a career-high 21 points and Elton Mashak had 15 points and eight rebounds.



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