W.Va. upsets No. 12 Hoyas

Purdue wears out Minnesota

Mount beats Central Conn., 64-62

College Basketball

January 23, 2009|By From Sun staff and news services

Da'Sean Butler scored 27 points, one short of his career high; a relentless defense forced 19 turnovers and the visiting Mountaineers (14-4, 3-2 Big East) upset No. 12 Georgetown (12-5, 3-3), 75-58, last night.

Coach Bob Huggins' Mountaineers were picked to finish ninth in a tough conference and have cracked the Top 25 only once all season.

"We've heard that every day in practice," Butler said. "Coach Huggins, if he doesn't like the way we're practicing, he says: 'You guys are practicing like you're ninth. You need to step it up.' "

Chris Wright scored 13 points for the Hoyas, and DaJuan Summers (McDonogh) added 12.

Top 25

No. 13 UCLA 61, Washington State 59: : Nikola Dragovic scored a career-high 20 points as the Bruins (15-3, 5-1 Pacific-10) won their 16th straight in Pullman.

No. 18 Purdue 70, No. 21 Minnesota 62: : The visiting Boilermakers (15-4, 4-2 Big Ten) used relentless pressure and JaJuan Johnson's 19 points to win their fourth straight conference game.

No. 23 Gonzaga 83 , Pepperdine 69: : Josh Heytvelt scored a season-high 25 points for the visiting Bulldogs (12-4, 4-0 West Coast).

State men

Mount St. Mary's 64, Central Connecticut State 62: : Jeremy Goode scored 23 points and the host Mount (10-9, 5-3 Northeast) held on to win.

State women

Towson 71, Georgia State 67: : Omara Parker had 21 points and the host Tigers (11-5, 3-3 Colonial) set a school record for free-throw attempts (43).

N.C. Central 63, Morgan State 48: : Jori Nwachukwu scored a game-high 25 points to lead the Eagles (7-13) past the host Bears (11-6).

Bowie State 60, Virginia Union 48: : The host Bulldogs (7-8, 6-2 Central Intercollegiate Athletic) shot 50 percent from the field in the second half.

McDaniel 67, Johns Hopkins 65: : Anastasia Wynn (14 points) hit a jumper with 57 seconds left that proved to be the game-winner as the host Green Terror (9-6, 7-3 Centennial) beat the Blue Jays (6-9, 4-4).

College of Notre Dame 82, Philadelphia Biblical 80, OT: : Gloria Broady (St. Frances) hit a three-pointer and made both free throws in the closing 10 seconds to lift the visiting Gators (7-6, 4-3 Colonial States Athletic) over the Crimson Eagles (3-9, 1-5).

Washington College 58, Bryn Mawr 38: : Christie Rogers had 14 points as the visiting Shorewomen (9-5, 4-4 Centennial) beat the Owls (1-14, 0-10).

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