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Erskin leads No. 3 Texas past Seton Hall

Posted: Sunday, December 01, 2002

HOUSTON -- Deginald Erskin scored 22 of his career-high 24 points in the second half and T.J. Ford added 19 to lead No. 3 Texas to a 78-61 victory over Seton Hall on Saturday.

The Longhorns (4-0) and Pirates (1-1) played the second game of a doubleheader in Reliant Stadium, home of the NFL's Houston Texans, which was converted to a basketball arena for the Space City Classic.

No. 6 Duke 84, No. 14 UCLA 73

INDIANAPOLIS -- Freshman J.J. Redick scored 20 points, leading Duke past UCLA at the Wooden Tradition in a game pitting two programs with a total of 14 national titles.

John Wooden, who coached UCLA to 10 of its 11 NCAA championships, presented Duke with a trophy for winning the game. It might have upset him to see the Bruins drop to 0-2 for the first time since 1961, when Wooden was in charge.

No. 24 Minnesota 72, No. 17 Georgia 69

MINNEAPOLIS -- Michael Bauer's 3-pointer rolled in at the buzzer to give Minnesota a victory over Georgia.

No. 18 Missouri 81, Austin Peay 46

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Rickey Paulding had 14 points and nine rebounds and guard Jimmy McKinney returned from an injury as Missouri routed Austin Peay.

No. 22 Tulsa 61, Arkansas 60

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Kevin Johnson made a free throw to give Tulsa a six-point lead with 2:24 left, and the Golden Hurricane went scoreless the rest of the way but hung on to beat Arkansas.

No. 23 Mississippi St. 100, Jacksonville 65

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Timmy Bowers had 21 points, including four 3-pointers, as Mississippi State shot 58 percent in an easy win over Jacksonville.

No. 25 Wisconsin 69, Wisconsin-Green Bay 52

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Freddie Owens scored 19 points and Kirk Penney added 18 as Wisconsin beat Wisconsin-Green Bay.

No. 5 Pittsburgh 89, Ark.-Pine Bluff 49

PITTSBURGH -- Toree Morris scored seven consecutive points early in an 18-point Pittsburgh run that broke open an unexpectedly tight game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

No. 8 Oklahoma 75, Prairie View 63

NORMAN, Okla. -- Hollis Price scored 13 of Oklahoma's final 18 points, leading the Sooners to a tougher-than-expected victory over Prairie View A&M.

No. 11 Maryland 89, Duquesne 39

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Drew Nicholas scored 19 points and Ryan Randle added a career-high 16 as Maryland extended its nonconference home winning streak to 87 games with a rout of Duquesne.

Dayton 75, No. 21 Cincinnati 69

DAYTON, Ohio -- Keith Waleskowski scored 18 points to lead Dayton to an upset of Cincinnati.

Women

South Carolina 54, No. 18 Boston College 51

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands -- Cristina Ciocan scored 18 points, and unbeaten South Carolina upset No. 18 Boston College 54-51 Saturday to win the St. Thomas division of the Paradise Jam tournament.

No. 9 Vanderbilt 91, Youngstown St. 60

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Chantelle Anderson had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Ashley McElhiney added 14 points and 11 assists for Vanderbilt in the First Tennessee tournament.

No. 1 Duke 74, No. 17 Arkansas 72, OT

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands -- Alana Beard made two free throws with one second left in overtime to complete a 27-point performance for Duke.

No. 4 Tennessee 96, Army 44

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Kara Lawson led a barrage of 3-point baskets, scoring 20 points as Tennessee advanced to the championship game of the San Juan Shootout.

No. 5 Connecticut 60, Hawaii 53

HONOLULU -- Diana Taurasi scored 18 points to lead Connecticut in the second round of the Rainbow Wahine Classic.

No. 25 Cincinnati 79, Middle Tennessee 59

CINCINNATI -- Valerie King scored 14 of her 22 points in the second half as Cincinnati drew away.

No. 22 BYU 51, Weber St. 41

PROVO, Utah -- Erin Thorn scored eight of her 14 points as No. 22 BYU erased Weber State's final lead of the game, and the Cougars pulled away to win.

No. 3 LSU 68, Fla. International 54

MIAMI -- Doneeka Hodges scored 14 points to pace No. 3 LSU, which took a 10-0 lead but still struggled at times in the Thanksgiving Classic.

Arizona 70, No. 8 Georgia 49

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona limited eighth-ranked Georgia to just eight points in an 11-minute span of the second half, and Julie Brase scored 16 points for the Wildcats.

No. 14 Minnesota 88, Air Force 75

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Janel McCarville scored 19 points and Corrin Von Wald had 17 as Minnesota beat Air Force to win the Air Force Classic.

No. 7 Stanford 63, No. 2 Kansas St. 57

STANFORD, Calif. -- Kelley Suminski scored a season-high 18 points as the Cardinal won the Stanford Invitational.

No. 22 Oklahoma 66, No. 14 North Carolina 63

HONOLULU -- Dionnah Jackson scored 21 points, including a 3-pointer that put Oklahoma ahead to stay in the semifinals of the Rainbow Wahine Classic.



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