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Bradford leads Illinois to victory

Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2001

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Cory Bradford scored 23 points Saturday night to lead No. 2 Illinois to an 80-56 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

Frank Williams and Robert Archibald each had 12 points and Nick Smith, a 7-foot-2 freshman center, came off the bench to score 11 for Illinois (6-1).

No. 3 Missouri 100, Grambling St. 76

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Arthur Johnson had 16 points and 10 rebounds as No. 3 Missouri overcame a sluggish first half to beat Grambling State.

Clarence Gilbert shot his way through a 1-for-11 start, finishing with 20 points, and Kareem Rush had 17 points for Missouri (7-0).

No. 8 Kansas 105, No. 4 Arizona 97

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Drew Gooden had 23 points and tied his career high with 15 rebounds, and Jeff Boschee scored 19 as eighth-ranked Kansas defeated No. 4 Arizona.

Keith Langford also had 19, Kirk Hinrich 16 and Nick Collison 14 for the Jayhawks (4-1), who beat the Wildcats for the fifth time in six meetings.

No. 9 Virginia 69, Virginia Tech 61

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Roger Mason Jr. scored 22 points and No. 9 Virginia rallied from a 16-point, first-half hole to beat Virginia Tech.

The Cavaliers (4-0), playing for the first time since their ACC-Big Ten Challenge game against Michigan State was postponed in the second half because of a wet floor, needed the whole second half to win this one.

Texas 83, No. 11 Stanford 75, OT

CHICAGO -- Chris Owens scored eight of his 26 points in overtime and added 11 rebounds and six blocks as Texas held Casey Jacobsen to nine points and beat No. 11 Stanford.

Freshman T.J. Ford had 11 rebounds and 12 assists and Royal Ivey, who played most of the tough defense on Jacobsen, added 18 points for Texas (2-3) in the first game of the Dell Classic 4Kids.

No. 14 Oklahoma St. 61, Wichita St. 59

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Fredrik Jonzen's jumper with 1:59 remaining proved to be the game-winner as No. 14 Oklahoma State survived to beat Wichita State.

The Cowboys (8-0) had won six in a row by double figures and were coming off a 48-point victory over New Orleans, but had to hold on to avoid being upset by the Shockers (3-3) for the second straight year.

No. 15 Boston College 83, Michigan 74

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Ryan Sidney had 29 points and Troy Bell 28, and No. 15 Boston College took advantage of second-half turnovers to beat Michigan.

The Eagles (5-0) went on a 11-0 run midway through the second half to take command of what had been a close game.

No. 16 Ball State 81, Austin Peay 60

MUNCIE, Ind. -- Patrick Jackson scored 20 points and Chris Williams added 18 as No. 16 Ball State beat Austin Peay in the championship game of the First Merchants Classic.

Theron Smith added 17 points and 11 rebounds for Ball State (4-1).

No. 19 St. Joseph's 82, Canisius 76

PHILADELPHIA -- Na'im Crenshaw tied his career high with 24 points and Jameer Nelson added 21 as No. 19 St. Joseph's beat Canisius.

Nelson also had eight rebounds and six assists for St. Joseph's (4-1). Marvin O'Connor scored 14 points for the Hawks, who were helped by Bill Phillips' 12 rebounds and seven assists.

No. 22 Michigan St. 80, Lamar 71

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Marcus Taylor had 17 points and eight assists as No. 22 Michigan State beat Lamar in the championship game of the Spartan Coca-Cola Classic.

Adam Ballinger added 12 points and 11 rebounds, Kelvin Torbert scored 13 points, Adam Wolfe had 11 points, and Chris Hill 10 for the balanced Spartans (4-2).

No. 7 Iowa 86, Southern Methodist 69

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Luke Recker scored 22 points and reserve Ryan Hogan hit five 3-pointers, leading Iowa to the victory in the championship game of the Hawkeye Challenge.

Hogan finished with a career-high 16 points and Reggie Evans had 17 points and 12 rebounds for Iowa (6-2), which closed the first half with a 21-6 run and responded with a 12-0 run when SMU (3-3) cut the lead to six in the second half.

No. 20 Memphis 111, Eastern Kentucky 74

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Dajuan Wagner scored 14 of his 26 points during a 24-2 second-half run as Memphis defeated Eastern Kentucky.

Kelly Wise added 24 points and 18 rebounds for Memphis (6-2). Chris Massie scored 23 points on 8-of-10 shooting.

No. 23 Marquette 77, Sam Houston State 58

MILWAUKEE -- Dwyane Wade scored 17 points and Cordell Henry added 16 points as Marquette pulled away in the second half in the championship game of the Blue & Gold Coca-Cola Classic tournament.

The Golden Eagles (7-0) are off to their best start since the 1997-98 season, when they won the first 10 games of their season.

Jason Stephenson scored 15 to lead Sam Houston State (3-2).



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