Jayhawks end skid vs. Central Missouri

Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2002

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Keith Langford had 23 points to lead four Kansas players with at least 20 and the 14th-ranked Jayhawks rebounded from a two-game losing streak with a 97-70 victory over Central Missouri State on Wednesday night.

Nick Collison and Wayne Simien each added 22 points for the Jayhawks (3-2), who were coming off losses in the Preseason NIT to North Carolina and Florida.

The 22 points were a career-high for Simien, who also had 10 rebounds, while sophomore point guard Aaron Miles added a career-high 20 points.

No. 19 Tulsa 80, Wichita St. 69

TULSA, Okla. -- Jason Parker scored a career-high 30 points, including a school-record eight 3-pointers, to lead the Golden Hurricane.

Jamar Howard had 16 points for the Shockers (2-2), who cut a 16-point deficit to 66-62 with 4:17 left but got no closer.

The win was the 13th straight for Tulsa over its former Missouri Valley Conference rival.

No. 20 Minnesota 64, Georgia Tech 63

MINNEAPOLIS -- Rick Rickert scored 17 points, including the go-ahead turnaround jumper with 9 seconds left, to the Golden Gophers in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

Jerry Holman added 21 points for Minnesota (3-0), which beat Georgia on Saturday on Michael Bauer's 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Ed Nelson had 17 points and Chris Bosh added 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Yellow Jackets (3-1), who were playing their first road game of the season.

No. 24 Mississippi St. 71, Jackson St. 56

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Timmy Bowers scored 18 points to lead the Bulldogs, who committed a season-high 26 turnovers.

This was the first meeting between the instate schools since the 1985-86 season. The Bulldogs (4-1) won the previous two by a combined 46 points, including a 77-62 decision in the most recent matchup on Nov. 30, 1985.

Tim Henderson had 17 points for Jackson State (0-5).

Mississippi State again played without center Mario Austin who is waiting for eligibility clearance from the NCAA.

No. 7 Oregon 96, Portland 66

EUGENE, Ore. -- Luke Jackson had 21 points and 12 rebounds and Luke Ridnour scored 17 points for the Ducks.

Center Ian Crosswhite, making the first start of his career, added 16 points, seven rebounds and two blocks for Oregon (4-0). He started in place of Brian Helquist, who sprained a shoulder in practice on Monday and was held out of Wednesday's game.

No. 21 Michigan St. 82, No. 22 Virginia 75

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Chris Hill scored 22 points and Aloysius Anagonye added 10 points and nine rebounds for the Spartans in the ACC-Big East Challenge.

Michigan State (3-2) avoided its first losing record since 1995 when they started 1-2 in coach Tom Izzo's first season.

Todd Billet had 28 points for Virginia (3-2) and Devin Smith scored a career-high 24.

Wake Forest 90, No. 23 Wisconsin 80

MADISON, Wis. -- Josh Howard scored a career-high 31 points and Justin Gray added 20 points for Wake Forest (3-0), which made all 15 of its free throws in the second half, including several down the stretch.

Devin Harris and Freddie Owens each scored 19 points to lead Wisconsin (4-1), which saw its 14-game home winning streak ended.

Howard, who was 12-of-19 from the field, also had nine rebounds.

The Badgers, who entered the game shooting 81 percent as a team from the line, were just 15-of-24.

The game was the last of the ACC-Big East Challenge and Wake Forest's win gave the ACC a 5-4 victory, its fourth in as many years of the event.

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