Missouri dodges St. Louis

Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2001

ST. LOUIS -- Wesley Stokes made a tough 18-footer at the buzzer and No. 2 Missouri survived an upset bid by Saint Louis, 69-67 Monday night.

Stokes took an inbounds pass near midcourt and dribbled near the top of the key, then shot over Marque Perry for the game-winner.

The situation was reversed on the previous play when Perry, who scored nine points over the final 39 seconds, tied it with a 3-pointer over Stokes with 4.8 seconds to go.

Arthur Johnson led Missouri (8-0) with 16 points and 14 rebounds, his third straight double-double for the Tigers, off to the school's best start since the 1991-92 team began the season 11-0.

Stokes finished 2-for-7 from the field and had four points.

No. 3 Maryland 77, Connecticut 65

WASHINGTON -- Lonny Baxter had 24 points and 10 rebounds, and Juan Dixon added 16 points as the Terrapins won the BB&T Classic.

It was the sixth straight victory for Maryland (6-1), which used a 16-4 run to expand a two-point halftime lead to 52-38. Baxter and Tahj Holden each had six points in the spree and Dixon contributed two baskets.

Caron Butler scored 20 points for the Huskies (3-1), now 10-10 under coach Jim Calhoun against Top 5 teams.

Baxter, the tournament MVP, went 8-for-10 from the field and 8-of-10 from the foul line.

No. 16 Alabama 74, Chattanooga 68

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Rod Grizzard and Terrance Meade each scored 16 points to lead the Crimson Tide (6-1), which set a school record with 35 3-point attempts.

Alabama used a 23-4 run to take a 61-44 lead with 11:05 to play, but Chattanooga (2-5) answered with a 20-7 run that made it a four-point game with 45 seconds to play. The Crimson Tide closed the game with a 6-2 run.

Women

No. 12 Colorado St. 84, Nevada 57

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Shannon Strecker and Angie Gorton each scored 14 points and No. 12 Colorado State overcame a shaky second half to remain unbeaten with an 84-57 victory over Nevada on Monday night.

Joy Jenkins added 13 points for Colorado State (6-0). Gorton left the game late in the second half with a sprained left ankle.

Katie Golomb had 16 points and Amber Stimac added 12 for Nevada (3-3).

After shooting 54 percent in the first half, Colorado State opened the second half making just one of eight shots. Nevada heated up from a 30 percent shooting first half to connect on six of its first eight shots. Crystal Williams' jumper brought Nevada within 49-36.

But Strecker hit successive shots from close range to start a 14-4 run and Colorado State took a 63-40 lead with 9:30 left.

Kate Smith's layup capped an 11-0 run that cut the Colorado State lead to 63-51.

Elizabeth English's 3-pointer with 4:11 left followed Gorton's driving layup and two free throws by Jackie Campbell to put the game out of reach.

Ashley Augsburger and Katie Borton hit 3-pointers to get Colorado State out to a quick start. Borton added a second 3-pointer as the Rams hit five of their first six 3-point attempts and went 8-for-11 overall.

Smith, Nevada's leading scorer, was on the bench most of the first half with foul trouble and Colorado State took a 43-22 halftime lead.



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