No. 2 UConn routs Del. St.

No. 16 Syracuse prevails

record 8 Big East teams in men's AP poll

National Basketball

December 02, 2008|By From Sun news services

Reserve forward Gavin Edwards scored 17 points to lead a balanced offense, and No. 2 Connecticut beat visiting Delaware State, 79-49, last night.

Jerome Dyson scored 15 for the Huskies (7-0), and Hasheem Thabeet tied his career high with 17 rebounds.

Donald Johnson scored 25 for the Hornets (1-9), including 16 in the first half, when his teammates had two. He was 6-for-11 from three-point range.

No. 16 Syracuse 86, Colgate 51: : Paul Harris had 22 points and the host Orange (7-0) defeated the Red Raiders (2-3) for the 43rd straight time.

Wisconsin 74, Virginia Tech 72: : Trevon Hughes hit a leaning floater in the lane with 0.9 of a second left and the visiting Badgers (6-1) survived a furious rally by the Hokies (4-3) to win in the opener of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Wisconsin led throughout until A.D. Vassallo's sixth three-pointer capped a 14-5 run that pulled the Hokies even with seven seconds left.

Women

No. 15 Rutgers 64, Temple 60: : Epiphanny Prince scored 25 to help the visiting Scarlet Knights (3-2) overcome a 15-point deficit in the first half against the Owls (3-2) to break a two-game losing streak. Prince scored 19 in the second half as Rutgers avoided its longest skid in five years.

Off the court

AP men's poll: : Syracuse moved into the Top 25, giving the Big East Conference a record eight teams in the Associated Press poll. North Carolina (7-0) remained the unanimous No. 1 pick of the 72-member national media panel, while No. 2 Connecticut and No. 3 Pittsburgh started the Big East's collection of ranked teams. Also ranked from the 16-member league were No. 7 Notre Dame, No. 11 Louisville, No. 16 Syracuse, No. 17 Villanova, No. 20 Georgetown and No. 25 Marquette.

AP women's poll: : Maryland moved up to eighth and Connecticut reassumed being an unanimous choice as the No. 1 team.

Villanova: : Casiem Drummond, a 6-foot-10 junior center, told the coaching staff he will transfer.

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