Mich. State tops Minnesota

college basketball nation

70-58 defeat is Gophers' first of year

Tar Heels roll again

January 01, 2009|By From Sun news services

Kalin Lucas scored a career-high 24 points, Chris Allen added 13 and visiting Michigan State handed Minnesota its first loss of the season yesterday.

In the teams' Big Ten opener, Michigan State (10-2) wore down Minnesota (12-1) by repeatedly attacking the basket and clogging the lane defensively.

No. 1 North Carolina 84, Nevada 61: : Tyler Hansbrough scored 22 points to keep the visiting Tar Heels undefeated with a school-record 13th straight win by double figures.

Wayne Ellington added 15 points and Ty Lawson had 11 points and seven assists for North Carolina (13-0).

Freshman Luke Babbitt had 22 points, Armon Johnson 15 and Malik Cooke 13 for Nevada (7-6), which trailed 41-27 at the half and shot only 35 percent from the field during the game.

No. 3 Pittsburgh 78, Rutgers 72: : Sam Young had 18 points and Brad Wanamaker scored 13 of his career-high 15 in the second half for the Panthers (13-0) against the Scarlet Knights (9-5) in the teams' Big East opener.

The Scarlet Knights (9-5) led 55-50 midway through the second half. Wanamaker then scored five points in a 9-0 run as the Panthers pulled away.

No. 7 Notre Dame 92, DePaul 82: : Luke Harangody scored 26 points and had 16 rebounds and Zach Hillesland scored a career-high 17 for the Irish (10-2, 1-0) in the teams' Big East opener.

Dar Tucker had 24 points for DePaul (8-6, 0-1).

Utah 66, No. 17 Gonzaga 65: : Luke Nevill scored 15 points to help host the Utes (8-5) send the Bulldogs (8-4) to their third straight loss for only the second time in the past eight years.

Nevada-Las Vegas 56, No. 18 Louisville 55: : Oscar Bellfield hit an acrobatic layup with 16.1 seconds left to lift the Runnin' Rebels (12-2) to their seventh straight win.

The visiting Cardinals (8-3) lost for the second time in three games.

No. 19 Baylor 113, Jackson State 78: : Kevin Rogers scored 21 points and Henry Dugat had 20 for the host Bears (12-1). The Tigers are 1-11.

No. 22 Xavier 78, Robert Morris 57: : Jason Love scored a career-high 15 points as the host Musketeers (9-2) ended a two-game losing streak with a victory over the Colonials (6-7).

Wisconsin 73, No. 23 Michigan 61: : Marcus Landry and Trevon Hughes each scored 16 points and the visiting Badgers (10-3, 1-0) ended a five-game winning streak for the Wolverines (10-3, 0-1).

No. 24 Ohio State 68, Iowa 65: : Jon Diebler scored a career-high 27 points and Evan Turner hit three late free throws to lead the host Buckeyes (10-1, 1-0) over the Hawkeyes (10-4, 0-1).

ACC men

Boston College 89, Sacred Heart 76: : Rakim Sanders scored 20 points and Tyrese Rice added 18 to lead the host Eagles (12-2). The Pioneers (4-7) lost for the fourth time in five games.

Miami 94, North Florida 41: : Jack McClinton (Calvert Hall) and Cyrus McGowan scored 17 points apiece as the host Hurricanes (9-3) held the Ospreys (2-10) scoreless for the first 6:05.

Top 25 women

No. 1 Connecticut 78, Hartford 41: : Renee Montgomery scored all of her 20 points in the first half for the visiting Huskies (12-0).

Illicia Mathis had 10 points to lead the Hawks, (5-7), who upset No. 6 Duke, 53-51, in November.

No. 6 Duke 66, Providence 49: : Chante Black scored 17 points and Abby Waner added 13 as the visiting Blue Devils (11-1) turned back the Friars (6-6) to win their ninth straight.

No. 17 Ohio State 68, Northwestern 59: : Jantel Lavender had 15 points and nine rebounds as the Buckeyes (11-2, 2-0) won their fifth straight.

Amy Jaeschke led the host Wildcats (4-10, 0-3) with 24 points and five rebounds.

ACC women

North Carolina State 61, Georgetown 58: : Sharnise Beal scored 23 points and the host Wolfpack (8-6) rallied in the final minute. The Hoyas fell to 10-3.

Florida State 82, Central Florida 70: : Tanae Davis-Cain scored 19 points to lead the host Seminoles (11-4) over the Knights (2-11).

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