Dayton tops No. 15 Marquette

Calhoun wins No. 780

Nation

November 30, 2008|By From Sun staff and news services

Rob Lowery scored a career-high 21 points last night and Dayton used its depth and quickness to beat No. 15 Marquette, 89-75, in the final of the Chicago Invitational Challenge in Hoffman Estates, Ill.

The Flyers' 6-0 start is their best since they won the first nine games in 2003-04.

Marquette (5-1) was beaten at its own fast-paced game. The Golden Eagles received a career-high 28 points from Wesley Matthews.

"We had to play on all cylinders, and tonight that's what happened," Flyers coach Brian Gregory said.

No. 2 Connecticut 88, Bryant 58: : Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun earned his 780th career victory as his Huskies (6-0) beat the Bulldogs (1-3) in Hartford. The win moved Calhoun into a tie with Lou Henson and Lute Olson for eighth on the all-time list. Hasheem Thabeet had 16 points and 12 rebounds.

No. 4 Pittsburgh 57, Washington State 43: : Sam Young scored 15 points to lift the Panthers (7-0) over the Cougars (5-1) in the championship game of the Legends Classic in Newark, N.J.

No. 13 UCLA 89, Florida International 54: : Freshman guard Jrue Holiday scored 20 points to lead the Bruins (4-1) to a rout of the visiting Panthers (3-4). Holiday made all eight of his field-goal attempts.

No. 16 Xavier 60, Miami (Ohio) 53: : Derrick Brown scored a career-high 23 points and the host Musketeers (6-0) defeated the RedHawks (2-3).

No. 20 Villanova 78, Rhode Island 65:: Dante Cunningham had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Wildcats (6-0) beat the Rams (5-2) in the championship game of the Philly Classic.

No. 22 Miami 79, Stetson 65: : Cyrus McGowan scored a career-high 14 points to lead the host Hurricanes (4-1) past the Hatters (2-3). Jack McClinton (Calvert Hall) had 12 points for Miami.

No. 25 Wisconsin 67, Wisconsin-Milwaukee 46: : Trevon Hughes scored 16 points as the host Badgers (5-1) beat the Panthers (3-4).

Mississippi 78, Morgan State 70: : Chris Warren scored 25 points to help the Rebels (5-1) defeat the visiting Bears (2-5). Mississippi trailed by seven points early in the second half.

Vermont 64, Loyola 62: : Mike Trimboli and Colin McIntosh hit consecutive late three-pointers to put the Catamounts (3-2) ahead, and they held on for a victory over the visiting Greyhounds (2-5).

Mount St. Mary's 78, Boston University 69: : Jeremy Goode scored 23 points to help the Mountaineers (2-2) beat the visiting Terriers (3-2).

Penn State 78, Towson 54: : Taylor Battle had 15 points and nine assists in lifting the Nittany Lions (6-1) over the Tigers (3-3) in the Philly Classic.

Johns Hopkins 54, Salisbury 47: : Adam Baumgartner had 14 points as the Blue Jays (3-1) won in the Provident Pride of Maryland Tournament.

Women

Wisconsin 59, No. 6 Baylor 58: : Alyssa Karel scored 15 points, including a jumper with seven seconds left, to lift the Badgers (5-1) over the Bears (6-1) in the Paradise Jam tournament in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

No. 2 North Carolina 82, Oregon State 78: : Iman McFarland scored 16 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to help the Tar Heels (8-0) top the Beavers (3-1) in the Junkanoo Jam in Freeport, Bahamas.

No. 3 California 76, Iowa 43: : Ashley Walker scored 32 points to help the Bears (6-0) rout the Hawkeyes (4-3) in the Paradise Jam.

No. 5 Stanford 83, No. 25 Iowa State 45: : Sarah Boothe and Rosalyn Gold-Onwude each had 14 points as the Cardinal (5-1) beat the Cyclones (4-1) in the Waikiki Beach Marriott Classic in Honolulu.

No. 8 Texas A&M 70, Pepperdine 60: : Danielle Gant scored 19 points as the Aggies (6-0) beat the Waves (3-3) and won the Timeout 4 HIV/AIDS tournament in Malibu, Calif.

No. 14 Notre Dame 78, No. 24 Michigan State 72: : Kellie Watson hit five straight three-pointers to help spark a big run and the Fighting Irish (5-0) overcame a 34-point performance by Aisha Jefferson to defeat the visiting Spartans (6-1).

UMBC 81, Western Michigan 69: : Carlee Cassidy and Katie Brooks combined for 32 of the 45 second-half points scored by the visiting Retrievers (3-2).

Loyola 61, Bucknell 52: : The host Greyhounds (3-2) - led by Kaitlin Grant with 19 points - used a late 16-0 run to earn the win.

Carthage 68, Johns Hopkins 50: : A second-half run by the Reds (3-1) was too much for the Blue Jays (1-3) in the Washington University Tournament.

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