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No. 13 Marquette whips Eastern Illinois

Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2002

MILWAUKEE -- Dwyane Wade scored 28 points on 13-of-16 shooting in No. 13 Marquette's 97-74 rout of Eastern Illinois on Tuesday night.

Robert Jackson scored 18 of his 22 points after halftime and grabbed nine rebounds as the Golden Eagles (4-0) extended their home winning streak to 19, their longest in seven seasons.

Wade set a school record by hitting his first 11 shots, all in the first half as the Golden Eagles raced to a 54-36 halftime lead over the Panthers (1-3). His first second-half shot clanked off the rim.

Virginia 75, No. 15 Kentucky 61

LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Devin Smith hit three 3-pointers in the final six minutes -- one more than Kentucky managed in the game -- and Virginia beat the Wildcats in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational. Smith, a 6-foot-5 junior college transfer, was 2-for-7 from 3-point range in the Cavaliers' first two games of the season but he made three of four from beyond the arc in the last six minutes.

Smith and Todd Billet each scored 15 points for Virginia (3-0) will play in Wednesday night's championship game against No. 19 Indiana.

The Cavaliers' matchup zone caused all kinds of problems for Kentucky (1-1), which went 2-for-22 from 3-point range, missing its first 17 attempts from there.

No. 19 Indiana 76, No. 20 Gonzaga 75

LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Indiana lost all but one point of a 17-point lead over the final 3:02 but the 19th-ranked Hoosiers held on to beat Gonzaga in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational.

Indiana (2-0) advanced to the championship game of the eight-team tournament for the third time since 1990.

A 3-pointer by Tom Coverdale gave Indiana a 68-53 lead with 3:44 to play and a layup by Jeff Newton 22 seconds later gave the Hoosiers a 17-point lead. But the Bulldogs (2-1) got within 75-70 with 15 seconds left. Coverdale missed two free throws, and Blake Stepp hit a 3 with 8.4 seconds left to make it a two-point game.

A.J. Moye was fouled with 7.5 seconds to go and he made the second of two at the line. Gonzaga got the ball to midcourt and Stepp got off a long 3 as the clock wound. It missed and Winston Brooks laid it in at the buzzer to make it 76-75.

Coverdale and Jeff Newton each had 16 points for Indiana

Ronny Turiaf had 24 points for Gonzaga, matching his career-high from the first-round win over Utah.

No. 21 Cincinnati 80, Florida A&M 53

CINCINNATI -- Three-point specialist Field Williams regained his touch, scoring 22 points as Cincinnati survived another round of poor shooting and beat Florida A&M.

The Bearcats (2-0) again found mostly the rim and the backboard -- and sometimes not even that much -- as they struggled to make shots for the second straight game.

Leonard Stokes added 14 points for Cincinnati, which shot 42 percent from the field, a figure inflated by a bunch of easy baskets after the backups took over in the closing minutes.

Terrence Woods scored 17 for Florida A&M (0-2).

San Diego 86, No. 14 UCLA 81, OT

LOS ANGELES -- Jason Keep scored 30 points and San Diego got two 3-pointers in overtime to upset UCLA.

The Bruins fell to 3-4 in season openers under seventh-year coach Steve Lavin, who was the target of derogatory shouts from fans filing out of Pauley Pavilion before the final buzzer.

Jason Blair added 17 points for the Toreros, who beat a ranked team for just the second time in school history.

They upset No. 25 Gonzaga 75-59 in 1999. It was the first time San Diego coach Brad Holland, a former UCLA player and assistant, beat his alma mater.

Dijon Thompson led UCLA with 18 points.



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