No. 2 Missouri dials long distance in win

Posted: Friday, December 07, 2001

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Clarence Gilbert scored 18 of his 29 points in the first half and No. 2 Missouri hit a school-record 17 3-pointers in a 117-67 victory over Southern University on Thursday night.

Kareem Rush added 25 points, including 20 in the first half, as the Tigers beat a Southwestern Athletic Conference team for the third time in four games, scoring at least 100 points in all three victories.

Missouri shot 9-for-17 from 3-point range in the first half and 17-for-30 (57 percent) overall against the Jaguars.

Missouri is 9-0 for the first time since the 1989-90 season, when the Tigers finished 26-6 and won the Big Eight.

Brian Johnson led Southern with 20 points. Victor Tarver and Carl Alexander each added 12.

No. 15 Ball State 113, Ind.-Pur.-Ft.Wayne 89

MUNCIE, Ind. -- Theron Smith scored 29 points and set a Worthen Arena record with 21 rebounds in No. 15 Ball State's victory over Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne.

Smith picked up his third consecutive double-double as Ball State set an arena record for points scored, breaking the previous mark of 111, set against Lynn on Nov. 28, 1994.

Patrick Jackson added 22 points, Chris Williams 20 and Lonnie Jones 15 for Ball State (5-1).

The Mastodons (0-8), struggling in their first season in Division I, were led by freshman Ric Wyand's 28 points. Wyand shot 11-for-18 from the field, including 6-for-11 from 3-point range.

No. 19 Georgetown 70, South Carolina 68

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Kevin Braswell hit a 17-foot jumper with 2.2 seconds left, leading No. 19 Georgetown past South Carolina.

Braswell, in foul trouble most of the game, had tied the game at 68 with a free throw with 47.7 seconds left. He finished with 13 points on 6-for-9 shooting and five assists.

Mike Sweetney had 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Hoyas (6-1).

South Carolina (5-3) was led by Jamel Bradley's 16 points. Tony Kitchings added 12 points and seven rebounds for the Gamecocks.

Gonzaga 87, No. 21 Fresno St. 77

INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- Dan Dickau scored 20 of his 29 points in the second half, and Zach Gourde had a career-high 22 points as Gonzaga beat No. 21 Fresno State.

Gourde also had 12 rebounds to equal a career high, and Cory Violette had 15 points and a career-high 20 rebounds as Gonzaga won its fourth straight and ended Fresno State's five-game winning streak.

Women

No. 1 Connecticut 97, Holy Cross 54

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Sue Bird matched her career high with 25 points to lead top-ranked Connecticut to a 97-54 victory over Holy Cross on Thursday night in the Hartford Civic Center.

No. 7 Purdue 70, Notre Dame 57

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Mary Jo Noon scored a career-high 21 points and had 13 rebounds, Shereka Wright scored 17 and Kelly Komara added 15 as Purdue beat Notre Dame in a rematch of last year's title game.

No. 11 Duke 107, Virginia 73

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Alana Beard scored 23 points to help Duke beat Virginia.

No. 17 Texas 71, New Mexico 58

AUSTIN, Texas -- Tracy Cook scored a season-high 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead over New Mexico.

No. 20 Florida 88, Lamar 45

BEAUMONT, Texas -- Brandi McCain scored 26 points, including six 3-pointers, to lead Florida.

No. 25 Old Dominion 84, No. 22 Penn State 80, OT

NORFOLK, Va. -- Lucienne Berthieu scored seven of her 16 points in overtime as Old Dominion defeated Penn State.

Hamchetou Maiga added 16 points and 10 rebounds for Old Dominion (3-3).

Kelly Mazzante scored 37 points to lead Penn State (4-2).



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