Yellow Jackets sting rival Georgia

Posted: Monday, December 06, 2004


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  Penn State's Amanda Brown (#15) celebrates the Nittany Lions' upset of North Carolina, 77-71 Sunday, December 5, 2004, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Steve Manuel)

Georgia Tech forward Isma'il Muhammad (2) takes a shot over University of Georgia forward Steve Newman during the first half Saturday, Dec. 5, 2004 at the Alexander Memorial Coliseum in Atlanta.

Photo/Gregory Smith

ATLANTA B.J. Elder scored 19 points and Jarrett Jack added 18 to lead No. 4 Georgia Tech to an 87-49 victory over Georgia on Sunday night.

The Yellow Jackets (5-0) followed up a 31-point rout of Michigan with an even bigger victory over their state rival. Georgia Tech pulled away from a 43-30 halftime lead with a 12-0 run.

Luke Schenscher had 12 points and 14 rebounds for the Yellow Jackets, who shot nearly 54 percent from the field and outrebounded the Bulldogs 44-25.

Levi Stukes led Georgia (1-3) with 17 points.

No. 11 Michigan St. 66, George Mason 60

WASHINGTON Maurice Ager scored 13 points and No. 11 Michigan State escaped with a 66-60 victory over George Mason on Sunday in the consolation game of the BB&T Classic.

Alan Anderson and Paul Davis each added 12 points for the Spartans (4-2), who were upset 96-83 in the first round by George Washington, their second straight loss.

Lamar Butler led the Patriots (3-3) with 19 points and Jai Lewis added 12.

George Mason was facing a ranked opponent for the second consecutive game and the third time this season, both firsts in school history. The Patriots lost 78-54 to No. 12 Maryland in the opening round at the MCI Center.

George Washington 101, No. 12 Maryland 92

WASHINGTON T.J. Thompson scored 27 points for George Washington in the championship game of the BB&T Classic, the Colonials' fifth straight victory.

J.R. Pinnock added 22 points and Omar Williams scored 11 of his 14 in the second half for the Colonials (5-1), who beat No. 11 Michigan State 96-83 in the semifinals. George Washington's only loss was the season opener at top-ranked Wake Forest.

John Gilchrist led Maryland (4-2) with 23 points, while Nik Caner-Medley had 16 and James Gist and Travis Garrison each added 12. Maryland, which made only 14 of 28 free throws, has lost two of three.

George Washington claimed its third BB&T championship and denied the Terrapins their fifth in the tournament's 10-year history.

No. 14 Washington 89, E. Washington 56

SEATTLE Nate Robinson had 20 points, seven rebounds and seven assists to lead the Huskies (5-1), while Tre Simmons was 8-for-13 from the field and scored 20 points.

Washington, opening a stretch with seven of its next eight games at home, lost 99-87 at rival Gonzaga last week. That followed three impressive games to win the Great Alaska Shootout, where the 5-foot-9 Robinson was chosen MVP.

Freshman Jacob Beitinger had 14 points for Eastern Washington (2-3), which committed 30 turnovers that led to 45 points for the quicker Huskies.

No. 21 Arizona 68, No. 15 Mississippi St. 64

ANAHEIM, Calif. Channing Frye had 18 points and 16 rebounds for the Wildcats, who won despite being held scoreless for more than 6 minutes down the stretch in the John Wooden Classic.

Frye's basket with 6:23 remaining gave the Wildcats (5-2) a 65-56 lead. But the Bulldogs got baskets by Marcus Campbell and Ontario Harper and four points from Gary Ervin to draw within one with 1:46 left.

Arizona's Hassan Adams blocked a shot by Shane Power with 30 seconds to play, and freshman Jawann McClellan made a foul shot 9 seconds later to give the Wildcats a two-point lead.

McClellan missed his second free throw, giving Mississippi State a chance to tie or go ahead. But Ervin threw a bad pass with 5.6 seconds to play, and Frye made two free throws to complete the scoring.

Winsome Frazier led Mississippi State (6-2) with 18 points.

No. 16 N.C. State 76, Manhattan 60

RALEIGH, N.C. Julius Hodge bounced back from a brief benching to finish with 17 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists for North Carolina State.

Jordan Collins and Ilian Evtimov each added 13 points for the Wolfpack (6-0), who trailed for most of the first 15 minutes before finally taking control.

Freshman C.J. Anderson had 18 points and 15 rebounds for the Jaspers (3-2), who shot only 33 percent and had several players struggle with foul trouble.

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Penn State's Amanda Brown (#15) celebrates the Nittany Lions' upset of North Carolina, 77-71 Sunday, December 5, 2004, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Steve Manuel)

Penn State 77, No. 2 North Carolina 71

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. Tanisha Wright had 21 points and seven assists to lead Penn State to an 77-71 upset of No. 2 North Carolina on Sunday.

Ivory Latta led the Tar Heels (6-1) with 19 points, and Camille Little, whose tip-in with about 7 minutes left tied the game at 62, had 11 rebounds.

Ashli Schwab tipped in a shot with 17:14 left, part of a 7-0 run that gave Penn State a 47-43 lead.

Latta hit a 3-pointer 1:51 later to give North Carolina a one-point lead, before Jen Harris hit a 20-footer from the right corner with 14:52 left to put the Lady Lions ahead to stay. It was the 11th lead change of the game.

Penn State (3-3) beat a Top 25 team for the first time in three tries this season and defeated a second-ranked team for the first time since topping Texas at home on Dec. 7, 2003. Penn State lost at Texas and Duke earlier this season.

Five Penn State players reached double figures, including Harris, who tied a career high with 19 points.

No. 8 Connecticut 75, Holy Cross 36

HARTFORD, Conn. Ann Strother had 16 points and Charde Houston added 14 to lead the Huskies past Holy Cross.

Connecticut (3-1) was coming off its first overtime game in the history of Gampel Pavilion a 75-65 win over South Florida and had a much easier outing against the overmatched Crusaders in the Hartford Civic Center.

Reserve guard Sarah Placek led the Crusaders (3-4) with 11 points.

No. 9 Baylor 80, East Carolina 59

GREENVILLE, N.C. Emily Niemann scored a game-high 18 points and Sophia Young added 17 for Baylor in the final of the Lady Pirate Invitational.

Niemann, the tournament MVP, went 7-for-11 from the field and 4-for-6 from 3-point range for the Bears (6-1). Steffanie Blackmon added 13 points and nine rebounds.

Viola Cooper scored 13 points to lead the Pirates (2-5).

No. 25 UCLA 70, No. 14 Purdue 64

LOS ANGELES Noelle Quinn scored 23 points to help UCLA upset the Boilermakers.

The Bruins (5-1) are off to their best start since the 1982-1983 season when they were 5-0.

Tye Jackson led Purdue (4-2) with 14 points, and Emily Heikes added 13.

Old Dominion 69, No. 16 Rutgers 61

NORFOLK, Va. Shareese Grant scored 21 points to lead Old Dominion over Rutgers and keep Scarlet Knights coach Vivian Stringer from getting her 700th career victory.

T.J. Jordan scored 17 points 10 in the first half and Lawona Davis added 14 for the Monarchs (3-1), who handed Rutgers (4-1) its first loss of the season.

Nikki Jett led the Scarlet Knights with 13 points and Michelle Campbell added 12.

No. 18 Minnesota 62, Kansas 45

MINNEAPOLIS Janel McCarville scored 10 of her team-high 15 points in the second half as Minnesota used a 17-point run to rally after a poor start.

The Gophers (6-1) trailed by 15 points early and by six at halftime, but their pressure defense helped them steal momentum away from the Jayhawks.

Crystal Kemp led Kansas (3-3) with 17 points.

Arkansas St. 68, No. 23 TCU 64

JONESBORO, Ark. Rudy Sims scored 14 points and had a key steal in the final two minutes for Arkansas State.

Sandora Irvin led Texas Christian (6-2) with 17 points and 14 rebounds. Ashley Davis scored 16 and Natasha Lacy added 12.

No. 24 Villanova 69, Penn 44

PHILADELPHIA Betsy McManus scored 15 and Courtney Roantree added 14 to lead the Wildcats.

Villanova (4-2) hit a season-high 11 3-pointers, including three apiece by McManus and Roantree. Liad Suez added 12 points for the Wildcats.

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