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Illinois claims Braggin' Rights

Posted: Thursday, December 23, 2004

 

  Illinois' James Augustine fouls Missouri's Linas Kleiza as he shoots in the second half of the annual Braggin' Rights game Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004 at the Savvis Center in St. Louis. Kleiza led all scorers with 25 points as the Tigers fell to Illinois 70-64. AP Photo/Tom Gannam

Illinois' James Augustine fouls Missouri's Linas Kleiza as he shoots in the second half of the annual Braggin' Rights game Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004 at the Savvis Center in St. Louis. Kleiza led all scorers with 25 points as the Tigers fell to Illinois 70-64.

AP Photo/Tom Gannam

ST. LOUIS - Luther Head scored 20 points and No. 1 Illinois overcame foul problems, poor shooting and a second-half surge by Missouri for a 70-64 victory on Wednesday night.

No. 2 Kansas 73, Wis.-Milwaukee 62

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Keith Langford scored 21 points and Aaron Miles became the Big 12 Conference's career assist leader as the Jayhawks played for the first time since preseason All-America forward Wayne Simien underwent surgery on his left thumb.

No. 5 Wake Forest 81, New Mexico 64

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Chris Paul had 23 points and fellow guards Justin Gray and Taron Downey added 17 and 16 for the Demon Deacons (10-1).

No. 7 Syracuse 88, Rice 72

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Gerry McNamara had 19 points, 10 assists and a career-high nine rebounds and Josh Pace equaled his career-high with 22 points for the Orange (11-1).

No. 8 Kentucky 92, William & Mary 47

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Chuck Hayes scored 18 points and Kelenna Azubuike added 17 for the Wildcats (8-1).

No. 9 Georgia Tech 90, Charleston Southern 48

ATLANTA - Isma'il Muhammad scored 16 points and Luke Schenscher added 14 for the Yellow Jackets (8-1), who responded to their first loss of the season with their biggest blowout.

No. 11 Connecticut 87, Cent. Connecticut 59

HARTFORD, Conn. - Marcus Williams had a school-record 16 assists and Josh Boone and Charlie Villaneuva each scored 20 points to lead the Huskies (6-1).

No. 12 Washington 114, Sacred Heart 53

SEATTLE - Jamaal Williams scored a career-high 22 points to lead a school-record eight players in double figures for the Huskies.

No. 15 Texas 97, Centenary 52

AUSTIN, Texas - Kenny Taylor scored 23 points and the Longhorns (8-2) tied a school record by allowing 12 points in the first half.

No. 18 Louisville 77, Austin Peay 49

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Taquan Dean scored 16 points and Ellis Myles had 12 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Cardinals.

No. 19 Alabama 76, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 54

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Kennedy Winston had 24 points and 12 rebounds for the Crimson Tide (10-1).

No. 21 Mississippi St. 95, Jacksonville St. 53

JACKSON, Miss. - Lawrence Roberts had 22 points and 20 rebounds for the Bulldogs (11-2).

No. 22 Cincinnati 84, La Salle 63

CINCINNATI - James White and Eric Hicks each had 15 points for the Bearcats (9-0).



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