Hoyas dump Grambling State

Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2001

WASHINGTON -- Wesley Wilson set career highs with 23 points and 13 rebounds to lead No. 16 Georgetown to a 103-69 victory over Grambling State on Monday night.

The Hoyas (4-1) won despite playing without their leading scorer and rebounder Michael Sweetney, reserve guard Tony Bethel and they temporarily lost reserve forward Harvey Thomas.

Paul Haynes scored 19 points to lead Grambling State (1-3).

Sweetney, who averages 19.5 points and 9.5 rebounds, strained his left Achilles' tendon against Towson on Saturday. He intended to play against the Tigers, but elected not to after pregame warmups.

Bethel, who averaged 25 minutes in the first two games, has missed three games with mononucleosis. Thomas injured his left ankle going for the ball with 7:25 remaining in the first half. He played less than a minute in the second half before returning to the bench.

No. 21 Alabama 76, Utah 61

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Terrance Meade scored 18 points and Rod Grizzard had 16 points and 11 rebounds as Alabama beat Utah.

The Crimson Tide (4-1) shot 63 percent in the second half and led throughout against the Utes (2-2).

Erwin Dudley added 12 points for Alabama and Kenny Walker had 10, including the game's first seven points.

Jeff Johnsen had 11 points and Lance Allred and Britton Johnson 10 points apiece for Utah, which never got closer than 14 points in the second half, trailing by as many as 22.

Alabama has won 19 of its last 20 home games, including its first two this season.


No. 1 Connecticut 88, Wake Forest 38

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Swin Cash and Diana Taurasi each scored 14 points and No. 1 Connecticut shot well from the start to rout Wake Forest 88-38 Monday night.

Asjha Jones had 13 points and Sue Bird had 12 points and seven assists for UConn (6-0). Tamika Williams added 10 points.

Connecticut held Wake Forest (2-2) to 24.2 percent shooting and outrebounded the Demon Deacons 46-33.

No. 8 N.C. State 74, No. 17 Old Dominion 58

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Ivy Gardner scored 18 points to lead North Carolina State over Old Dominion.

Talisha Scates scored 10 of her 12 points in the first half to help the Wolfpack (5-0) take a 34-30 halftime lead. Kaayla Chones added 10 points, all in the second half.

Okeisha Howard led Old Dominion (2-2) with 19 points, and was the only Monarchs player in double figures.

No. 23 Notre Dame 89, Army 57

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Jacqueline Batteast had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Le'Tania Severe added 13 points to lead Notre Dame over Army.

The Irish snapped a two-game losing streak, their longest in four years, and extended their home winning streak to 40 games.

Alicia Ratay added 12 points, shooting 4-of-6 from 3-point range in the first half, to help key a 15-2 run as the Irish (2-2) took control midway through the first half.

Katie Macfarlane led the Black Knights (1-4) with 13 points and eight rebounds.

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