Missouri routs Coppin, 74-47

State

January 03, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Kareem Rush and Clarence Gilbert ended slumps that coincided with No. 17 Missouri's three-game losing streak, combining for 40 points in a 74-47 victory over visiting Coppin State last night.

Rush, a preseason All-American, shot 29 percent and Gilbert shot 23 during the losing streak, which followed nine straight Missouri (10-3) victories to open the season.

Rush was 5-for-9 from three-point range. Gilbert hit his first three shots, all three-pointers. The duo averaged a combined 39.9 points over the first nine games and 24 over the last three.

Larry Tucker had 15 points and Robert Smith added 11 for Coppin State (3-11), which has lost four straight and 10 of 11.

Bucknell 58, Mount St. Mary's 46: Pat Atangana scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds, but the Mountaineers (1-10) couldn't get past the visiting Bison (4-8) in a nonconference game.

The Mount was outrebounded 39-29 and shot just 3-for-18 from the free-throw line.

Women

Duke 90, Maryland 74: Alana Beard scored 35 points and Iciss Tillis added 20 as the No. 11 Blue Devils (11-3, 3-0) beat the visiting Terrapins (8-6, 1-2) to remain undefeated in the conference.

Maryland trailed 52-34 going into the break and outscored Duke 40-38 in the second half.

Valparaiso 71, Navy 64: Valparaiso (9-4) held Navy (8-4) to two field goals in the last nine minutes to defeat the Midshipmen in a nonconference game, ending their six-game winning streak.

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