Oklahoma State's Terrence Crawford, center, is double teamed by Syracuse's Josh Pace, left, and Darryl Watkins during the second half in the second game of the Jimmy V Classic Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Pace was called for a foul on the play. Oklahoma State won 74-60. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
NEW YORK Stephen Graham scored 16 points, including two three-point plays in the final 4 1/2 minutes, and No. 5 Oklahoma State beat No. 4 Syracuse 74-60 on Tuesday night in the Jimmy V Classic.
The defenses dominated in the matchup of top 5 teams, but Oklahoma State (6-0) was able to pull away from a 45-all tie with 6:32 to play as the Orange (7-1) couldn't hit from the field or the free throw line.
John Lucas hit a 3-pointer his only points of the game to break that last tie and start a 17-4 run that included Graham's two big plays.
Ivan McFarlin and Joey Graham each had 16 points for Oklahoma State and McFarlin had 12 rebounds as the Cowboys finished with a 46-33 advantage on the boards.
Josh Pace had 20 points, two off his career-high, for Syracuse, while Gerry McNamara had 18 and Hakim Warrick 13.
No. 11 Pittsburgh 70, Memphis 51
NEW YORK Carl Krauser scored all but two of his 17 points at the free throw line for Pittsburgh in the Jimmy V Classic.
The Panthers (6-0), who have held all their opponents this season to less than 60 points, improved their record at Madison Square Garden since 2002 to 12-3.
Chris Taft had 13 points and 10 rebounds for Pittsburgh, which opened the game with a 12-2 run and had its first 20-point lead at 30-10 with 9:04 left in the first half.
Rodney Carney led the Tigers (5-3) with 18 points, while Sean Banks added 11.
No. 14 Texas 86, North Texas 57
AUSTIN, Texas Brad Buckman scored 18 points and blocked seven shots to lead the Longhorns.
Texas (6-1), which has shot 3-pointers with abandon early this season, did most of its damage in the paint against North Texas (3-3). Jason Klotz had 14 points and LaMarcus Aldridge scored 12.
Leonard Hopkins scored 13 to lead North Texas.
No. 16 Washington 98, San Diego St. 69
SEATTLE Nate Robinson scored 24 points and Tre Simmons added a career-high 23 for the Huskies.
The duo combined to make 13 of their first 17 shots, including 8 of 11 from 3-point range. Robinson finished 9-for-16 overall and 3-for-7 from beyond the arc. Simmons was 9-for-13 and 5-for-7 on 3-pointers.
No. 17 Iowa 76, N. Iowa 73
IOWA CITY, Iowa Greg Brunner scored 23 points and the Hawkeyes held off a late rally by Northern Iowa.
Iowa (7-1) led by 13 points with more than seven minutes left in the game, but then struggled as the Panthers pulled within a point in the final minute.
Northern Iowa (3-2) had a chance to take the lead, but Ben Jacobson, who led all scorers with 25 points, missed a 15-footer with six seconds left.
No. 18 Alabama 72, Alabama St. 54
MONTGOMERY, Ala. Kennedy Winston scored 21 points and Chuck Davis had 18 points and nine rebounds for the Crimson Tide.
Alabama (7-0), the nation's top scoring team, was held to a season-low in points but led by double digits for the final 33 minutes.
No. 24 Wisconsin 65, Wisconsin-Green Bay 55
MADISON, Wis. Mike Wilkinson scored 18 points and Wisconsin extended the longest home winning streak in Division I to 32 games.
Alando Tucker added 16 points and Sharif Chambliss had 13 for the Badgers (5-1), who scored the first 12 points of the game and never trailed. Wisconsin led by as many as 21 in the first half and took a 35-21 lead into halftime.
No. 25 Gonzaga 54, Washington St. 52
PULLMAN, Wash. Ronny Turiaf scored 17 points and Adam Morrison added 12 for the Bulldogs.
Gonzaga (6-1) came into the game averaging 83 points, but the Cougars' defense held the Bulldogs to 41 percent shooting for their lowest point total of the season.
Washington State (3-3) came close to an upset after losing its previous game to No. 5 Oklahoma State by 52 points. The Cougars, though, made just 19 of 58 shots from the field.
Josh Akognon and Randy Green led Washington State with 12 points each.
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