Arizona holds on

Wildcats top No. 4 Gonzaga men, 69-64

No. 6 Texas women win

College Basketball

Nation

December 15, 2008|By From Sun staff and news services

Nic Wise scored 21 points, including three free throws in the final 31 seconds, and Arizona upset No. 4 Gonzaga, 69-64, yesterday.

Jordan Hill added 22 points and Chase Budinger had 14 for the Wildcats (7-2), who beat a team ranked in the top four for the first time since Nov. 8, 2001, when they beat No. 2 Maryland.

The Wildcats, who led most of the game, outscored Gonzaga 7-2 over the last 2:25, with Hill and Wise scoring all their points.

Austin Daye had 22 points and Matt Bouldin added 14 for the Bulldogs (7-1).

Hill broke a 62-62 tie with two free throws with 1:17 to go, then hit a four-footer over Josh Heytvelt to put the Wildcats up 66-62 with 36 seconds left.

Bouldin scored on a layup, then Wise iced the game at the free-throw line, going 3-for-4 down the stretch.

No. 11 Wake Forest 66, Wright State 53:: Harvey Hale had a season-high 17 points to help the host Demon Deacons (9-0), who are off to their best start since winning the first 11 games of 2003-04.

John David Gardner scored 14 for the Raiders (2-7).

No. 15 Villanova 70, La Salle 59:: Corey Stokes scored 18 points and Scottie Reynolds had 13 for the Wildcats (10-1).

Rodney Green and Kimmani Barrett each scored 16 points for the Explorers (4-4).

No. 20 Arizona State 59, Indiana-Purdue Indianapolis 58, OT: : Jeff Pendergraph and Derek Glasser rallied the Sun Devils (8-1) from a 16-point deficit to force overtime, then scored all of the team's four points in the extra period in Phoenix.

Rihards Kuksiks scored 18 points, all on three-pointers, to lead Arizona State.

Young had 19 points for the Jaguars (5-4), who fell to 0-7 all time against ranked opponents.

Illinois-Chicago 66, Georgia Tech 60:: Scott Vandermeer scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half to lead the visiting Flames (6-2).

The Yellow Jackets (5-2) were led by Zach Peacock with 14 points.

Top 25 women

No. 6 Texas 73, Tennessee 59:: Brittainey Raven scored 21 points and No. 6 Longhorns (9-0) continued their best start in 20 years.

Freshman Glory Johnson scored 13 for the Lady Vols (7-2).

No. 1 Connecticut 77, Penn State 63: : Tina Charles had 29 points and 18 rebounds for the Huskies (7-0) at the Maggie Dixon Classic in New York.

Tyra Grant scored 26 for Penn State (5-5).

No. 12 Louisville 75, Kentucky 59:: Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances) scored 31 to lead the host Lady Cardinals (9-1) over the Wildcats (5-5).

Candyce Bingham scored 14, Monique Reid had 12 and Deseree' Byrd added 10 for Louisville.

No. 14 Rutgers 59, Army 38:: Epiphanny Prince scored 25 and Kia Vaughn added a season-high 12 as the Scarlet Knights (5-2) routed the Black Knights (5-5) at the Maggie Dixon Classic.

Alex McGuire scored 16 points for Army.

No. 22 Arizona State 68, UC Riverside 45:: Briann January scored 16 points and had five steals for the Sun Devils (7-2), who out-rebounded the Highlanders 43-19.

Kemie Nkele scored 13 points for UC Riverside (3-5), which couldn't overcome 26 turnovers.

No. 24 Oklahoma State 85, No. 19 Texas Christian 80: : Andrea Riley had 19 points and 10 assists and the Cowgirls (4-2) avenged a lopsided defeat at home. Oklahoma State rebounded from a 14-point loss eight days earlier to Arkansas-Little Rock by beating the Horned Frogs (8-3).

No. 25 Kansas State 73, Texas-Arlington 63: : Shalee Lehning scored 15 of her 21 in the second half to help host Wildcats (9-0).

Tamara Simmons had 24 points and Meghan Nelson finished with 11 for the Mavericks (3-5).

State men

Roanoke 64, Goucher 61: : The Gophers (1-6) cut a 10-point deficit to a one with 13 seconds left, but the visiting Maroons (8-1) hung on.

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