Cowboys rustle up 15 treys in victory

Posted: Wednesday, December 22, 2004

STILLWATER, Okla. - John Lucas and Joey Graham each scored 21 points and No. 3 Oklahoma State set a school record with 15 3-pointers in a 92-35 victory over Northwestern Oklahoma State on Tuesday night.

The Cowboys (9-0) scored their first 21 points of the second half on 3-pointers. JamesOn Curry scored eight straight points in a 12-0 run that put Oklahoma State ahead 87-27.

Curry was 4-for-6 from 3-point range and finished with 14 points. The Cowboys were 15-for-23 on 3s for the game, including 10-for-15 in the second half.

Tramain Davis scored 12 points to lead Northwestern Oklahoma State (5-4), an NAIA school.

No. 4 North Carolina 93, Vermont 65

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Sean May scored 20 points and Rashad McCants bounced back from a brief benching to add 19 points for the Tar Heels (9-1), who have won nine straight since an opening loss at Santa Clara.

After arriving late, McCants told coach Roy Williams that he got stuck in traffic. His punishment was not starting for the first time this season, but he only missed about 4 1/2 minutes before he left the bench.

Taylor Coppenrath had 13 points, half his average, for the Catamounts (3-3).

No. 13 Gonzaga 83, E. Washington 70

SPOKANE, Wash. - Adam Morrison scored 25 points and the Bulldogs beat Eastern Washington for the 19th straight time.

Ronny Turiaf added 17 points and seven rebounds for Gonzaga (9-1), which won its sixth straight.

Marc Axton led Eastern Washington (2-8) with 33 points, including a school record-tying seven 3-pointers.

No. 14 Arizona 105, Manhattan 75

TUCSON, Ariz. - Salim Stoudamire matched his career-best with seven 3-pointers and had 23 points for the Wildcats. Stoudamire was suspended for Saturday's win at Marquette because of his pouting in the previous game against Utah, when he was held scoreless for the third time in his 101 college games and took a career-low one shot.

Channing Frye added 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Wildcats (8-2), who won their fifth straight in their highest-scoring game of the season.

Freshman C.J. Anderson scored 22 points on 7-for-9 shooting for Manhattan (4-3).

No. 16 North Carolina St. 72, BYU 61

PROVO, Utah - Julius Hodge scored 22 points and Tony Bethel added 15 as the Wolfpack bounced back from their first loss of the season. North Carolina State (9-1) lost 68-64 at No. 12 Washington on Sunday.

Mike Hall had 18 points for BYU (2-8), which drew within 66-57 with 2:11 to play, but Hodge made four free throws over the final 2 minutes to seal the win.

North Carolina State dominated inside but was just 5-of-28 from 3-point range.

No. 17 Iowa 83, Texas Tech 53

CHICAGO - Adam Haluska matched his career-high with 21 points and Pierre Pierce added 15 for the Hawkeyes (10-1) at the United Center.

Iowa coach Steve Alford won for the first time in four games against Bob Knight, his college coach.

Jarrius Jackson had 16 points and seven assists for the Red Raiders (5-3), who suffered their worst loss since March 9, 2002, when they lost 90-50 to then-No. 1 Kansas in the Big 12 tournament.

No. 18 Louisville 80, IUPUI 60

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Freshman Juan Palacios had career-highs of 25 points and 10 rebounds and the Cardinals overcame two key injuries in the first round of the Billy Minardi Classic.

Taquan Dean added 20 points and Larry O'Bannon had 14 for the Cardinals (7-2), who played without Ellis Myles and Otis George, their two leading rebounders. Louisville will play Austin Peay in the title game on Wednesday night.

Akeem Clark hit seven 3-pointers and scored 23 points for IUPUI.

No. 23 Michigan St. 76, UCLA 64

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Paul Davis scored 18 points and the Spartans (7-2) had a big run in each half in winning their fourth straight. Michigan State's Chris Hill scored 15 points, three Spartans had nine and freshman Drew Neitzel tied a season-high with eight points.

Freshman Josh Shipp scored a career-high 18 points for the Bruins (6-2), who were off to their best start since the 1997-98 season. UCLA started four freshmen for the first time in six years.

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