Wake Forest routs Radford

Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2000

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Josh Howard had a career-high 22 points and No. 6 Wake Forest kept its defensive streak alive in a 92-52 victory over Radford on Monday night.

The Demon Deacons (9-0) held its 16th straight opponent under 40 percent shooting to win their 14th straight dating to last season's NIT championship run -- the second-longest winning streak in the country. Michigan State has won 19 in a row.

Howard, who also had five steals, was 7-for-11 from the field and 6-for-7 from the foul line as Wake Forest scored 52 second-half points.

The Highlanders (4-5), playing for the first time in 10 days, had won three straight.

No. 3 Stanford 94, Sacred Heart 52

STANFORD, Calif. -- Casey Jacobsen hit five 3-pointers and scored 19 points as Stanford beat Sacred Heart in the first game of the Stanford Invitational on Monday night.

Stanford stayed unbeaten and Sacred Heart remained winless as the Cardinal (7-0) shook off the rust from a 16-day break by winning another major mismatch.

Jason Collins had 10 points and 13 rebounds as the Cardinal jumped to a 30-point lead early in the second half and won by more than 20 for the sixth time this season.

Sacred Heart dropped to 0-8.

No. 24 Mississippi 92, Troy State 65

OXFORD, Miss. -- Seldom-used Josh Hayes scored 20 points and Mississippi set a team-record with 14 3-pointers.

Ole Miss has won nine straight to start the season, its best start since 1936.

Hayes, who had played just 24 minutes coming into the game, made his first seven shots, including six from behind the arc. His only miss of the night came on his final shot.

David Sanders had 11 points as 12 of the 14 Rebels that played scored.

Robert Rushing led Troy State (2-6) with 15 points.

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