No. 6 Gators make quick work of Wildcats

Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2001

DURHAM, N.H. -- Brett Nelson scored 20 points in the first half Wednesday night, leading No. 6 Florida to a 108-56 victory over host New Hampshire before the largest college basketball crowd in state history.

Nelson made 6 of 10 shots from 3-point range in his first-half spurt for Florida (3-1).

Nelson's teammates made 4 of 9 threes in the first half as the Gators scored 30 first-half points from long distance.

Assane Faye had 11 points and Austin Ganley 10 for New Hampshire (0-5), which scored the first basket of the second half and then fell steadily farther behind in front of 7,226 fans.

No. 8 Kansas 105, Pittsburg St. 62

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Drew Gooden had 26 points and 13 rebounds for his third double-double in four games this season, leading No. 8 Kansas over Pittsburg State.

Kirk Hinrich added three 3-pointers and 18 points for the Jayhawks (3-1), who haven't lost to an NCAA Division II team since dropping a 57-44 decision to Emporia State on Dec. 13, 1947.

Kansas ran off three double-digit scoring streaks -- including a 19-0 run in the first half -- against the Gorillas (3-2), who were led by Cedric Brooks' four 3-pointers and 19 points.

Jeff Boschee had 12 points for the Jayhawks, and Nick Collison added 10 points before fouling out with almost 11 minutes to go.

No. 9 Virginia, No. 22 Michigan State, ppd.

RICHMOND, Va. -- The game between No. 9 Virginia and No. 22 Michigan State was postponed with 15:04 left in the second half because of condensation on the floor at Richmond Coliseum.

The game, played with the court on top of the ice rink used by a minor league hockey team, was deemed too dangerous to continue because the condensation made it unsafe.

Virginia was ahead 31-28 when the game was called.

The final play ended with Travis Watson sprawled on the floor after slipping while attempting to cover a Michigan State player on an inbounds play.

Pepperdine 85, No. 10 UCLA 78

LOS ANGELES -- Jimmy Miggins scored 20 points, and Craig Lewis added 18 as Pepperdine stunned No. 10 UCLA.

The Waves (2-1) snapped a 12-game losing streak against the Bruins, who were upset by No. 16 Ball State last week in the Maui Invitational.

The Bruins (2-2) pulled to 78-77 on a free throw by Matt Barnes with 36 seconds remaining.

UCLA freshman Dijon Thompson committed his fourth foul with 36 seconds left, and Devin Montgomery made both free throws to keep Pepperdine ahead 80-77.

Billy Knight, who had 21 points, missed the first of two free throws and UCLA trailed 80-78 with 27 seconds left.

UCLA's Jason Kapono tied his career high with 28 points.

No. 13 Kentucky 82, Kent St. 68

CINCINNATI -- Marquis Estill and Keith Bogans each scored 19 points and Tayshaun Prince had 17 as No. 13 Kentucky beat Kent State.

Cliff Hawkins added 12 points and six assists as the Wildcats (3-1) won their third straight after a season-opening loss to 17th-ranked Western Kentucky.

Antonio Gates had 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead Kent State (3-2). Trevor Huffman added 18 points and Demetric Shaw had 16 for the Golden Flashes, who shot 42 percent.

No. 15 Boston College 96, St. Bonaventure 82

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Troy Bell scored 30 points and Ryan Sidney added 21 as No. 15 Boston College rallied to beat St. Bonaventure.

Bell hit a 3-pointer with 5:27 remaining to break a 76-76 tie and start a 12-2 run.

The Bonnies scored 52 first-half points and led by as many as 18. Boston College (4-0) slowly chipped away and finally went ahead on Bell's 3-pointer with 12 minutes left.

J.R. Bremer scored 25 points for the Bonnies (2-1) and Marques Green had a career-best 17.

No. 18 Georgetown 91, Bethune-Cookman 61

WASHINGTON -- Wesley Wilson scored 21 points, and Kevin Braswell added 20, leading No. 18 Georgetown over Bethune-Cookman.

Gerald Riley scored 19 points for Georgetown (5-1), which earned a lopsided victory over its fourth straight opponent. The Hoyas have beaten Coastal Carolina, Towson, Grambling and Bethune-Cookman (1-3) by an average of 35 points.

Richard Toussaint led Bethune-Cookman with 21 points.

Georgetown, which led by as many as 38 points in the second half, beat Bethune-Cookman for the sixth straight time.

Mike Sweetney, Georgetown's leading scorer and rebounder, played just two minutes because of a mild Achilles' strain.

No. 19 St. Joseph's 84, Delaware 57

NEWARK, Del. -- Marvin O'Connor scored 21 points in 22 minutes to lead No. 19 St. Joseph's past Delaware.

St. Joseph (3-1) won its third straight game, shooting 63 percent from the field in the first half and 55 percent overall. The Hawks led 48-28 at halftime, the first time in 64 home games that Delaware trailed by 10 or more at the half.

O'Connor played 13 minutes in the first half, and scored 13 points, hitting 3-of-4 3-pointers.

Sean Knitter led Delaware (2-3) with 11 points. Mike Ames added 10 for the Blue Hens, who got no closer than 18 in the second half.

No. 20 Memphis 86, Christian Brothers 54

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Dajuan Wagner scored 18 of his 25 points in the second half, leading No. 20 Memphis to an easy victory against Christian Brothers.

Wagner made 11 of his first 23 shots and led the Tigers (5-2) to a double-digit lead midway through the first half.

Despite the 32-point victory, the Tigers played with little emotion and struggled against the Division II Christian Brothers.

Kelly Wise had 12 points and 11 rebounds for Memphis. Earl Barron and Antonio Burks each added 10 points.

Adam Heitzman and Joshua Moses each scored 18 points for Christian Brothers (1-3).

No. 24 Fresno St. 73, Pacific 65

STOCKTON, Calif. -- Melvin Ely had 24 points and 12 rebounds, and Chris Jefferies had 16 points and 13 rebounds as No. 24 Fresno State beat Pacific.

The Bulldogs (4-1) had little trouble with the Tigers, their former rivals in the Big West Conference. Fresno State led 71-52 with 3:30 left, but Pacific's reserves made a prolonged rally to narrow the final margin.

Demetrius Jackson had 18 points for Pacific (3-2).

Fresno State beat Pacific for the fifth straight season.



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