No. 12 Georgetown upset by Seton Hall

Pitt wins

Nation

January 26, 2009|By From Sun staff and news services

Seton Hall celebrated its first Big East victory of the season the same day it honored its team that almost won it all 20 years ago.

"We talked for a couple of days with the kids about carving a piece of the pie for themselves," Pirates coach Bobby Gonzalez said of the hoopla surrounding the return of the 1988-89 team that lost to Michigan in overtime in the national championship game. "We felt we could get one."

They did by gutting out a 65-60 victory over No. 12 Georgetown yesterday to end a six-game losing streak.

"We scratched and clawed and fought and made it a blood-and-guts possession game. We were desperate for it and pulled it out," Gonzalez said. "The '89 team brought some magic to the building and gave us a great atmosphere."

The Pirates (10-9, 1-6) finished 0-for-13 from three-point range, the first time since Dec. 7, 1991, that they didn't make at least one three.

Georgetown (12-6, 3-4) lost its third straight by shooting a season-low 32.7 percent (17-for-52), including 3-for-22 from three-point range.

"We're in a rut. We're in a bad situation right now," Georgetown coach John Thompson III said. "We have to figure how to get everyone in that locker room out of it. There's a lot of time left, but in this league we have to quickly regroup."

No. 4 Pittsburgh 79, West Virginia 67: : Sam Young scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half to lead the visiting Panthers (18-1, 6-1 Big East), who have won two straight by double digits since falling at Louisville a week ago.

Da'Sean Butler led the Mountaineers (14-5, 3-3) with 21 points, and Alex Ruoff added 16.

No. 7 Michigan State 78, Ohio State 67: : Durrell Summers had 26 points to almost double his career high and the visiting Spartans (16-3, 6-1 Big Ten) dominated the boards in their victory.

Evan Turner had 19 points, B.J. Mullens and Jon Diebler had 12 apiece, and William Buford 11 for the Buckeyes (13-5, 3-4), who are 4-5 since opening with nine consecutive wins to climb to No. 15.

No. 9 Louisville 67, No. 8 Syracuse 57: : Earl Clark scored five of his 16 points in the last two minutes and the Cardinals held off the host Orange.

It was the seventh straight win for Louisville (15-3, 6-0 Big East). Syracuse (17-4, 5-3) lost its second straight.

No. 10 Clemson 73, Georgia Tech 59: : Terrence Oglesby hit five three-pointers and scored 18 points, and the host Tigers (17-2, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) ended a two-game losing streak.

The Yellow Jackets (9-10, 0-6) are the ACC's last winless team in league play.

No. 21 Minnesota 67, Indiana 63: : Damian Johnson had 18 points and six rebounds, and Ralph Sampson III finished with 13 points to help the visiting Golden Gophers (17-3, 5-3 Big Ten) end a two-game skid.

The Hoosiers (5-13, 0-6) lost their ninth straight.

No. 24 Florida 94, Vanderbilt 69: : Chandler Parsons hit seven three-pointers, including his first five, and finished with a career-high 27 points to lead the visiting Gators (17-3, 4-1 Southeastern), who won for the 11th time in 12 games.

The Commodores (12-7, 1-4) lost their third straight and fourth in five games.

More ACC men

Virginia Tech 88, Miami 83, OT: : Malcolm Delaney (Towson Catholic) scored 29 points and A.D. Vasallo added 28 to lead the visiting Hokies (14-5, 4-1) to their fifth straight victory.

Dwayne Collins scored 23 for the Hurricanes (14-5, 3-3).

State men

Susquehanna 83, Goucher 74: : Micah Perry scored a game-high 30 points in a losing effort for the visiting Gophers (4-12, 2-5 Landmark Conference).

The Crusaders (11-6, 5-2) - led by Spenser Spencer with 24 points - scored 50 points in the second half.

Johnson C. Smith 65, Bowie State 63: : Duke Crews (25 points, 14 rebounds) had a layup and a tip-in in the final minute, but the host Bulldogs (9-8, 6-4 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) came up short against the Golden Bulls (13-4, 6-4).

State women

Drexel 60, Towson 41: : The Tigers got 14 points from Shanae Baker-Brice, but a 15-4 run to start the second half helped lift the visiting Dragons (10-8, 5-2 Colonial Athletic Association) to a victory.

Towson (11-6, 3-4) saw its two-game winning streak end.

Canisius 64, Loyola 58: : The host Greyhounds (8-11, 3-6 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) pulled within four points twice in the final seven minutes, but the Golden Griffins (15-5, 7-2) held on to win.

Siobhan Prior (22 points) became the first Loyola woman to record four 20-plus point games in a season since Mary Anne Kirsch in 1997-98.

Susquehanna 67, Goucher 53: : The Gophers (5-11, 1-6) have the lowest field-goal percentage in the Landmark Conference (.361). Leia Roberts-Brown led visiting Goucher with 13 points.

Bowie State 53, Johnson C. Smith 43: : Bianca Lee had 20 points to power the host Bulldogs (8-8, 7-2 CIAA) past the Golden Bulls (10-7, 7-3).

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