Clemson men rout Miami, 91-72, in ACC opener

Lady Vols top Stanford in OT in title-game rematch

December 22, 2008|By From Sun news services

K.C. Rivers scored 28 points and No. 25 Clemson easily overcame an early 12-point deficit on the way to beating host Miami, 91-72, last night in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams.

Terrence Oglesby added 17 points for the Tigers (12-0, 1-0), who kept pace with No. 3 Pittsburgh for Division I's best record this season. Pitt stayed perfect by beating Florida State earlier yesterday.

Jack McClinton (Calvert Hall) scored 20 points for Miami (7-3, 0-1), which doomed itself with a season-high 22 turnovers - 12 in the final 11 minutes of the first half, a stretch during which the Hurricanes were outscored 29-9 - and by missing 12 of its first 17 free throws.

No. 3 Pittsburgh 56, Florida State 48:: Sam Young scored 21 points, including two critical baskets in the final 1:51, for the visiting Panthers (12-0). The Seminoles fell to 11-2.

Women

No. 11 Tennessee 79, No. 3 Stanford 69, OT: : Shekinna Stricklen was so sick with a stomach virus a few days ago that she couldn't play or eat.

"I'm a 100 percent now," she said after carrying the Lady Vols (9-2) through overtime in an upset of the visiting Cardinal (8-3).

Stricklen, who sat out Tennessee's win at Old Dominion on Thursday, scored eight of her season-high 25 points in the extra period of the 2008 national championship game rematch.

Stanford's Jeanette Pohlen made a three-pointer to tie the score at 68 with 54 seconds left.

Tennessee's Glory Johnson attempted a layup with 23 seconds left but was charged with a foul. Tennessee's Alicia Manning blocked a shot by Melanie Murphy with three seconds left, but Stricklen couldn't get a shot off before time expired.

Stricklen entered the extra period hot, though, knocking down a long jumper and two threes in succession to give the Lady Vols a 76-69 lead with 2:48 left.

No. 1 Connecticut 83, Florida State 71: : Senior guard Renee Montgomery had 25 points to lead the Huskies (10-0) in the finale of the Caribbean Classic in Cancun, Mexico.

Montgomery was 4-for-19 from three-point range in her previous three games. But she finished 7-for-11 yesterday, within one of the program's single-game record for threes, set in 1991 by Wendy Davis.

Tanae Davis-Cain led the Seminoles (9-4) with 25.

No. 4 Texas A&M 64, No. 24 Texas Christian 50:: Takia Starks scored 21 points to lead the host Aggies (10-0) over the Lady Frogs (8-4).

No. 6 Oklahoma 94, Tulsa 42: : Ashley Paris had 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Sooners (8-2), who beat the visiting Golden Hurricane (3-6).

No. 9 Louisville 67, Vermont 56:: The host Cardinals (10-1) got 15 points, five assists and four rebounds from Deseree' Byrd to hold off the pesky Catamounts (5-5).

No. 18 Ohio State 70, Michigan 50:: Jantel Lavender scored 26 points for the host Buckeyes (10-2) against the Wolverines (7-5).

No. 19 Vanderbilt 86, Tennessee-Martin 29:: Hannah Tuomi had 14 points and nine rebounds to lead the host Commodores (10-2) over the Skyhawks (1-9).

No. 20 Florida 90, No. 16 Pittsburgh 83: : Sha Brooks had 24 points and eight rebounds to help the Gators (11-1) win their 11th consecutive game.

Shavonte Zellous scored a career-high 42 points for the visiting Panthers (9-2).

No. 21 Arizona State 75, Xavier 57:: Briann January scored 16 points to lead the host Sun Devils (8-3) over the Musketeers (9-4).

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