Florida tops Central Florida, stays perfect

Posted: Friday, December 05, 2003

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Matt Walsh scored 19 points to lead No. 2 Florida to a 59-39 victory over Central Florida on Thursday night.

Florida (4-0) won the first basketball game played at Jacksonville's Veterans Memorial Arena, which will host an NCAA regional in 2006.

The Gators led 35-20 at halftime and scored the first 10 points of the second half, four from David Lee, who finished with seven points and five rebounds.

No. 8 Texas 103, Wofford 72

AUSTIN, Texas Brandon Mouton scored 20 points to lead six Texas players in double figures.

The Longhorns (4-0) topped 100 points for the second time in a string of early season tuneups. Kenny Taylor scored 13 points, Brad Buckman and Royal Ivey each had 11 and Sydmill Harris and Brian Boddicker each scored 10 for the Longhorns, who have won 19 straight home games.

Women

No. 9 Minnesota 82, Creighton 71

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. Lindsay Whalen scored 30 points to lead No. 9 Minnesota past stubborn Creighton Thursday night, and give coach Pam Borton her 100th win.

Janel McCarville had 21 points and 10 rebounds for Minnesota (6-0), which tied a school record with its 14th straight home win. The Bluejays (2-3) got 20 points from Christy Neneman and stayed close well into the second half.

Portland 76, No. 20 Oregon 58

PORTLAND, Ore. Khalila O'Reilly-Williams scored 17 points, and Portland beat No. 20 Oregon for its first win over a Division I-A team this season.

Oregon (5-1) was playing its first game with star forward Cathrine Kraayeveld, who injured her anterior cruciate ligament at practice Tuesday and could miss the rest of the season.

The Pilots (2-2) shot 52 percent in the first half and were up 42-27 at halftime.

No. 19 Utah 88, Gonzaga 64

SALT LAKE CITY Reserve Julie Wood scored a season-high 16 points and Kim Smith added 15 to help No. 19 Utah beat Gonzaga.

Wood, a seldom-used sophomore guard, converted all four of her 3-point attempts.

Reanna Jewell paced Gonzaga (2-4) with 15 points, while Ashley Burke and Stephanie Hawk each scored 10.

Carley Marshall added 12 points for the Utes (5-1).



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