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Gators snap Terps' nonleague home winning streak

Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2002

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Anthony Roberson scored 20 points as No. 14 Florida ended No. 18 Maryland's 87-game nonconference home winning streak with a 69-64 victory Saturday.

Maryland's streak was the longest such run in the nation. The Terrapins' last home loss to a non-ACC team was Dec. 12, 1989, against Coppin State. The streak began 18 days later against Alcorn State.

Roberson, a freshman who was just 6 years old when the streak started, went 8-of-14 from the field, including 4-of-7 on 3-point attempts. Matt Bonner added 16 points for Florida (7-2).

Ryan Randle had 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead Maryland (4-3). The defending national champions have lost three of their last four games.

The Terrapins also hurt themselves at the line, shooting just 4-of-11.

Roberson's 3-pointer started a 9-0 run that put the Gators ahead 48-40 with 13:18 left. They kept the lead the rest of the way, with Roberson hitting another 3-pointer to silence the crowd after the Terrapins cut the lead to two with three minutes left.

No. 24 Mississippi St. 71, No. 13 Xavier 61

NEW YORK -- After sitting out the first six games of the season, Mississippi State forward Mario Austin made up for lost time with 28 points and nine rebounds.

The Bulldogs held out the 6-foot-9 junior while the NCAA cleared up questions about his eligibility as a freshman.

Four days after rejoining the team, Austin helped the Bulldogs (6-1) win their sixth straight by outplaying Xavier's 6-9 forward David West.

West, a two-time Atlantic 10 player of the year, had two points in the first half as the Musketeers (5-2) fell behind 33-15. He finished with 13 points, 6.7 below his average, but had 17 rebounds.

No. 5 Oregon 105, Pepperdine 90

MALIBU, Calif. -- Luke Jackson scored 27 points, and freshman Ian Crosswhite scored 12 of his career-high 19 in the last seven minutes for No. 5 Oregon.

Robert Johnson had a career-high 19 points and 10 rebounds; Luke Ridnour scored 15 points, and James Davis added 12 for the Ducks (6-0), who made 20 of 27 shots (74.1 percent) in the second half and 36-of-60 (60 percent) overall.

Jimmy Miggins led Pepperdine (3-3) with a career-high 24 points. Alex Acker added 16 points and Boomer Brazzle and Terrance Johnson scored 14 each for the Waves, who lost despite shooting 51.5 percent (35-of-68).

No. 15 Illinois 70, Temple 54

CHICAGO -- Brian Cook had 25 points and 11 rebounds as Illinois held road-weary Temple to its worst shooting game of the season.

Illinois (7-0) had only a 50-43 lad when Deron Williams and Sean Harrington made back-to-back 3-pointers to key a 20-9 run.

David Hawkins scored 22 points to lead Temple (1-6), which played its second straight game without coach John Chaney, who was at home recovering from pneumonia.

With the coach watching at home on television, his zone defense frustrated the Illini's shooters all game. Illinois shot a season-low 43 percent.

No. 6 Oklahoma 69, Coppin St. 47

NORMAN, Okla. -- Hollis Price scored 22 points, leading a strong backcourt showing for Oklahoma.

Point guard Quannas White, who had totaled eight points in the previous three games, scored 13 for Oklahoma (5-1) and had seven assists. Ebi Ere added 10 points.

No. 10 Notre Dame 102, DePaul 71

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Matt Carroll had a career-high 33 points and Notre Dame missed only two 2-point shots in the first half.

Carroll was 9-of-10 on 2-pointers, and Chris Thomas added 22 points and 10 assists for the Irish (9-1). Notre Dame shot 63 percent in the first half, including 87.5 percent from 2-point range.

No. 11 Missouri 93, Memphis 78

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Arthur Johnson had 23 points and 11 rebounds for his fourth double-double in the first six games, and also closed in on Missouri's shot-blocking record.

Johnson, a 6-foot-9 junior, blocked two shots, and Missouri (6-0) had six blocks overall, giving the Tigers 16 the last two games. Johnson needs three more to tie the career record of 149 by Steve Stipanovich from 1980-83.

No. 21 Michigan St. 71, No. 12 Kentucky 67

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Chris Hill scored 16 points and made two free throws with 13.6 seconds left for Michigan State.

Paul Davis added 13 points and Alan Anderson had 10 for the Spartans (5-2), who won despite getting outrebounded for the first time this season. Kentucky (5-2) had a 34-30 advantage.

No. 2 Alabama 72, Bowling Green 63

MOBILE, Ala. -- Kenny Walker saved Alabama from embarrassment, scoring a career-high 25 points and hitting three key free throws in the Tide's victory in the Coors Classic.

Kevin Netter scored 26 points for the Falcons (2-4) as Alabama (7-0) nearly made its highest ranking ever a one-week cameo.

No. 4 Pittsburgh 89, SE Louisiana 55

PITTSBURGH -- Julius Page gave Pittsburgh a big early lead with a series of dunks and fast-break layups Saturday night and the Panthers cruised past Southeastern Louisiana.

Page scored 17 points to help make up for the missing production of forward Donatas Zavackas, who was delayed in Europe while attending a funeral. Zavackas led Pitt with 20 points in its previous game, an 82-60 victory over Penn State.

No. 7 Indiana 66, Purdue 63

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jeff Newton scored all 16 of points in the second half, including nine in the final three minutes, as Indiana held off Purdue.

Newton also had 12 rebounds to become the first Indiana player since Alan Henderson in 1995 to record five consecutive double-doubles.

Indiana, at 8-0 off to its best start since 1989-90, also won its fifth straight game over the Boilermakers (4-2). Purdue was led by Willie Deane with 21 points.

No. 20 Kansas 113, Emporia St. 61

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Kirk Hinrich hit five 3-pointers, matching his career high, and scored 23 points for Kansas.

Wayne Simien also had a career-high 23 points for Kansas (5-3) in its annual matchup against an in-state NCAA Division II team.

Nick Collison added 19 points, Keith Langford finished with 13 points, and Aaron Miles had 13 assists for the Jayhawks, who led the Hornets (4-4) 34-10 after 8 1/2 minutes and 64-23 at the half.

No. 23 Creighton 101, Tennessee Tech 72

OMAHA, Neb. -- Kyle Korver hit six 3-three pointers and had 20 points to help Creighton improve to 7-0.

Joe Dabbert added a career-high 17 points, Larry House had 13 and Brody Deren 12 for the Bluejays, 7-0 for the second time in four seasons and the 11th time in the program's 85-year history.

No. 16 Marquette 63, Wisconsin 54

MILWAUKEE -- Dwyane Wade scored 25 points and Marquette snapped a four-game losing streak against Wisconsin.

The Golden Eagles (6-1) also ended a 14-game winning streak by the Badgers (6-2) against in-state schools.

Todd Townsend scored all nine of his points on 3-pointers and none was bigger than his last, which gave Marquette some breathing room and a 55-48 lead with 3 minutes left.

No. 17 Tulsa 62, SW Missouri 46

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Kevin Johnson had 16 points, 12 rebounds and three blocked shots for Tulsa.

Southwest Missouri (2-4) closed to 38-36 with 8:07 remaining, but Tulsa (5-1) pulled away with a 24-10 game-ending run.

Women

No. 4 Tennessee 71, Southern California 39

INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- Kara Lawson and Shyra Ely each scored 16 points as No. 4 Tennessee beat Southern California 71-39 on Saturday at the Forum.

No. 6 Purdue 53, Indiana 51

INDIANAPOLIS -- Shereka Wright scored 26 points, including two free throws with 4.7 seconds left, to lead No. 6 Purdue to a nonconference victory over Big Ten rival Indiana.

No. 8 Notre Dame 84, Temple 61

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Alicia Ratay scored 17 points and Courtney LaVere had 16 points and nine rebounds for Notre Dame, which used a 14-0 second-half run to take control.

Pittsburgh 92, No. 11 Penn State 88

PITTSBURGH -- Sheila Stufflet completed a three-point play with 18 seconds left in overtime, and Brooke Stewart added two free throws in the final seconds as Pittsburgh beat a Top-25 team for just the second time in two years.

No. 16 Mississippi St. 72, Illinois 67

CHICAGO -- Tan White had 19 points and six steals and Doceida Warren scored 15 points in a reserve role to lead No. 16 Mississippi State (6-1).

No. 20 Georgia 87, Tennessee Tech 56

ATHENS, Ga. -- Christi Thomas scored 17 points as Georgia broke open a 36-all game at halftime.

No. 22 BYU 68, N.C. St. 57

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Erin Thorn had 21 points and eight rebounds as No. 22 Bright Young beat North Carolina State 68-57 Saturday.

No. 5 Stanford 67, Pacific 56

STOCKTON, Calif. -- Kelley Suminski scored 17 of her 22 points in the second half to lead No. 5 Stanford to a come-from-behind win.

No. 10 Texas Tech 84, Wyoming 64

CASPER, Wyo. -- Cisti Greenwalt had career highs of 26 points and eight blocked shots to lead No. 10 Texas Tech.

No. 17 Louisiana Tech 93, Nicholls St. 50

RUSTON, La. -- Erica Smith scored 17 points as No. 17 Louisiana Tech built an insurmountable 41-27 lead by halftime.

No. 15 Oklahoma 68, TCU 64

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Chelsi Welch scored 16 points, including six straight late in the second half, as No. 15 Oklahoma rallied for the win.



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