Huskies regain good form against Lehigh

Posted: Tuesday, December 02, 2003

HARTFORD, Conn. Ben Gordon scored 19 points and had a career-high five steals to lead No. 3 Connecticut to a 75-55 victory over Lehigh on Monday night.

The Huskies (5-1) were playing their first game after relinquishing the No. 1 ranking, which they held in the preseason poll and for the first two weeks of the regular season.

No. 1 Kansas 85, TCU 66

FORT WORTH, Texas Keith Langford scored 24 points on 9-of-10 shooting to lead No. 1 Kansas to an 85-66 victory over TCU on Monday night.

The Jayhawks (3-0), who became the No. 1 team in The Associated Press' poll earlier in the day with a jump from sixth the biggest to the top in the poll in almost 40 years led for good after Langford's short jumper in traffic with 17:33 left broke a 43-all tie. TCU (1-2) had its only lead after Corey Santee's 3-pointer in the first minute of the second half made it 41-39.

No. 9 Kentucky 89, Marshall 76

CINCINNATI Gerald Fitch scored 24 points and the Wildcats withstood Marshall's 3-point flurry and second-half comeback.

Fitch, a senior guard who had a career-high 36 points against Tennessee Tech on Friday, was the only consistent threat for Kentucky (3-0), which let a 13-point lead dwindle to six in the closing minutes.

Marshall (1-2) hit 10 3-pointers to keep Kentucky fidgety, but missed its last five shots from behind the arc and faded in the closing minutes.

Kelenna Azubuike added 16 points and Erik Daniels had 14 for Kentucky, which has won all 11 of its games with Marshall.

No. 24 Marquette 71, No. 23 Notre Dame 58

MILWAUKEE Steve Novak scored a career-high 21 points, including five 3-pointers, and Scott Merritt added 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Golden Eagles (5-0).

Torin Francis had 23 points and nine rebounds for Notre Dame (2-1).

Women

No. 14 Ohio State 96, Indiana-Purdue-Indianapolis 48

COLUMBUS, Ohio Caity Matter sank eight of 12 3s and finished with 26 points to lead No. 14 Ohio State to a 96-48 victory Monday night over Indiana-Purdue-Indianapolis. Brandie Hoskins had 17 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the Buckeyes (4-0). LaToya Turner added 13 points and five blocks, and Jessica Davenport had 10 points and three blocks.

Natalie Hendricks scored 16 points and Kia Hayes had 10 for the Jaguars (1-4) in the first meeting between the teams.



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