Beating Jackson State a Rush for Missouri

Posted: Friday, November 30, 2001

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Kareem Rush had his second straight 24-point game and hit six 3-pointers as No. 3 Missouri beat Jackson State 106-68 Thursday night.

Rush, the Big 12 player of the week, was 6-for-8 from 3-point range and 8-for-14 overall. He's shooting 47 percent from beyond the arc this season.

Arthur Johnson had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Tigers (6-0), off to their best start since 1991-92 when they began the season 11-0. Missouri is 7-0 against Jackson State (1-3).

No. 12 Syracuse 76, Cornell 58

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Preston Shumpert scored 23 points and Hakim Warrick had 22 points and 11 rebounds as Syracuse beat Cornell for the 26th straight time.

The Orangemen (7-0) broke open the game early in the second half as guard DeShaun Williams, the team's leading scorer, again watched from the bench. He has one game remaining on a three-game suspension for violating the school's code of conduct.

Ka'Ron Barnes led Cornell (0-4)with 15 points, and Jake Rohe and Eric Taylor each had 10.

No. 14 Oklahoma St. 95, New Orleans 47

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Maurice Baker scored 22 points and Ivan McFarlin had 19, leading Oklahoma State past New Orleans.

The margin of victory was the sixth-largest in school history for the Cowboys (7-0), who have won six straight games by double digits. Oklahoma State held New Orleans to 29 percent shooting (18 of 62) and grabbed 17 more rebounds than the Privateers (3-4).

Victor Williams scored 11 points, and Andre Williams had 11 points and 10 rebounds for Oklahoma State. Victor Brown led the Privateers with 11 points.

No. 21 Alabama 90, McNeese St. 61

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Erwin Dudley scored 16 points and Adrian Johnson had 10 rebounds as Alabama beat McNeese State.

Dudley, who was 8-for-11, scored 10 points in the first half as Alabama (5-1) held McNeese State (1-3) to just 29.9 percent shooting. Alabama shot 51.5 percent and never trailed.

Rod Grizzard had 13 points and Terrance Meade and Maurice Williams added 11 apiece for the Crimson Tide (5-1).


No. 3 Oklahoma 89, Wichita State 68

NORMAN, Okla. -- LaNeishea Caufield scored 22 points Thursday night to lead No. 3 Oklahoma to an 89-68 victory over Wichita State.

Stacey Dales had 18 points and 10 assists despite missing six minutes of the second half with a jammed finger, and Caton Hill added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Sooners (7-0).

Carlesa Dixon scored 21 points and Angela Buckner had 13 points and 18 rebounds for Wichita State (1-2).

No. 10 Purdue 64, Tulane 52

NEW ORLEANS -- Shereka Wright scored 15 of her game-high 21 points in the second half to lead Purdue.

The Boilermakers (4-1) overcame a two-point halftime deficit to win their fourth straight game. Purdue outscored Tulane 19-6 during the final seven minutes.

No. 14 Duke 64, Charlotte 39

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Alana Beard had 23 points and eight rebounds to lead Duke over Charlotte.

Iciss Tillis added 11 points and 14 rebounds for the Blue Devils (4-2) and Sheana Mosch scored 10 points.

Alicia Abernathy led the 49ers (3-2) with 16 points, six rebounds and four steals.

No. 16 Michigan 65, Marquette 49

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Raina Goodlow scored 15 points and Stephanie Gandy added 12 as Michigan beat Marquette.

The Wolverines (4-1) went on a 19-4 run to start the second half and take a 44-28 lead over the Golden Eagles (2-3).

No. 21 Texas 65, No. 18 LSU 63

AUSTIN, Texas -- Heather Schreiber had 11 points and 11 rebounds and Kaira White hit the go-ahead layup with 1:26 to play to lead Texas.

The Longhorns are 4-0 for the first time in six seasons. Scholanda Dorrell led LSU (3-1) with 21 points.

Texas outrebounded LSU 44-30, but nearly negated the advantage with 22 turnovers.

No. 19 Florida 78, Florida State 74, OT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Brandi McCain and Vanessa Hayden scored 19 points apiece and combined for the final 10 points of overtime to lead Florida.

McCain's baseline jumper with 1:39 to play gave the Gators (3-2) a 75-74 lead they never relinquished. It was Florida's first lead since the midway mark in the second half.

Florida State (4-1), off to its best start in 19 seasons, missed its final four shots and lost for the 14th straight time to Florida.

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