No. 11 UCLA 87, No. 1 Kansas 77
Sunday, January 13th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Matt Barnes scored 27 points and No. 11 UCLA got key contributions from everybody else to beat No. 1 Kansas 87-77 Saturday, snapping the Jayhawks' 13-game winning streak.
The Jayhawks (13-2), whose only other loss was to Ball State the day before that same team upset UCLA in November, had won the last three meetings with the Bruins.
UCLA (12-3) held the nation's leading offense below its 92.6-point average, forced the Jayhawks into 21 turnovers and never trailed after the 10-minute mark of the first half.
Billy Knight, who had 20 points, hit all six of his free throws over the final 1:05 after Kansas got within four on a three-point play by Drew Gooden, who had 22 points.
No. 3 Florida 95, Vanderbilt 85
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Matt Bonner scored 28 points to lead five Gators in double figures and had 12 rebounds as Florida won its 13th straight.
The Gators (14-1, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) also won their 10th consecutive league game and won consecutive games in Memorial Gym for the first time since 1984-1985.
Matt Freije had 21 points for Vanderbilt (10-6, 0-3), which made school history with its 12th consecutive SEC loss.
No. 7 Virginia 71, North Carolina 67
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) _ Roger Mason Jr. scored 18 points, including four free throws over the final 41 seconds, for the Cavaliers (10-2, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who lost their first two league games.
Kris Lang had 18 points for the Tar Heels (5-8, 1-3), who matched the school record for home losses in a season with five and lost to Virginia for just the second time in 17 games in the Smith Center.
No. 8 Kentucky 51, South Carolina 50
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ Cliff Hawkins' driving shot with 3.4 seconds to go gave the Wildcats (10-4, 1-2) their 11th straight win over South Carolina and saved them from their first 0-3 start in the Southeastern Conference since 1975-76.
Jamel Bradley had 19 points to lead the Gamecocks (10-5, 0-2), who rushed the ball up court after Hawkins' shot, but Aaron Lucas' floater at the buzzer was short.
Georgetown 70, No. 16 Boston College 43
BOSTON (AP) _ Mike Sweetney had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Hoyas (10-5, 1-2 Big East), who snapped a four-game losing streak.
Kenny Walls scored 16 points for Boston College (13-3, 2-2), which has lost two straight at home after winning the previous 25 in a row there. The Eagles matched their lowest total point in the 13-year history of Conte Forum.
No. 19 Wake Forest 96, Clemson 55
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) _ Antwan Scott scored 17 points to lead a dominating frontcourt performance as Wake Forest (13-3, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) won its fifth straight overall and seventh in a row over the Tigers.
Jamar McKnight had 13 points for Clemson (11-6, 2-2), which lost 92-60 in the teams' last meeting.
Mississippi 66, No. 22 Mississippi St. 59
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) _ Justin Reed scored 17 points to lead Mississippi (13-3, 2-1 Southeastern Conference), which was 5-for-11 from 3-point range in the second half.
Mario Austin had 18 points for the Bulldogs (14-3, 1-2), who lost two straight after entering the rankings this week for the first time in six years.
Wisconsin 64, No. 25 Michigan St. 63
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) _ Charlie Wills scored 17 points and Freddie Owens added 12, including the go-ahead basket with 25 seconds left for Wisconsin (9-8, 2-2 Big Ten), which ended the nation's longest home winning streak at 53 games.
The victory wasn't official until an alley-oop layup by Kelvin Torbert of Michigan State with two-tenths of a second left was disallowed.
Marcus Taylor scored 17 points for the Spartans (9-7, 0-3), who lost their fourth straight.
No. 9 Illinois 94, Michigan 70
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) _ Brian Cook had 20 points and Robert Archibald added 19 points and nine rebounds for the Illini (13-4, 2-2 Big Ten), who shot 68 percent in extending its homecourt winning streak to 26 games.
LaVell Blanchard led the Wolverines (6-7, 2-2) with 17 points.
Illinois' Frank Williams, the Big Ten's MVP last season, came off the bench to score 14 points and had seven assists. Coach Bill Self benched Williams to start the game, the first time Williams hasn't been in the starting lineup since early in his freshman year. Williams said he was benched for showing up late to the game.
No. 10 Cincinnati 83, Houston 62
HOUSTON (AP) _ Leonard Stokes scored 19 points and Steve Logan added 16 as the Bearcats (15-1, 3-0 Conference USA) extended the nation's longest winning streak to 15 games.
Louis Truscott had 12 points for the Cougars (7-7, 1-2), who have lost eight straight to Cincinnati and are 1-20 in the series.
Auburn 59, No. 14 Alabama 56
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) _ Marquis Daniels scored Auburn's final eight points as the Tigers (9-5, 1-2 Southeastern Conference) blew a big lead then rallied for their sixth win in the last eight meetings with Alabama.
Erwin Dudley had 17 points and nine rebounds for the Crimson Tide (14-3, 2-1), who had their eight-game winning streak snapped.
No. 17 Missouri 81, Kansas St. 66
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) _ Arthur Johnson had a career-high 23 points and grabbed 15 rebounds and Kareem Rush scored 20 points to lead the Tigers (12-4, 2-1 Big 12), who had lost four of their last six.
Larry Reid had 17 points for the Wildcats (6-7, 0-2).
No. 21 Miami 77, Virginia Tech 68
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) _ Elton Tyler scored 20 points for the Hurricanes (15-2, 2-2 Big East), who snapped a two-game losing streak. Darius Rice hit two 3-pointers in the final three minutes to help send the Hokies (6-10, 0-4) to their 13th consecutive conference loss.
Terry Taylor led Virginia Tech with 17 points.
No. 12 Syracuse 75, West Virginia 69
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) _ Preston Shumpert had 21 points and a season-high 11 rebounds for the Orangemen (15-2, 4-0 Big East), who ran their winning streak to six games and won for the first time in Morgantown in three tries.
Jonathan Hargett and Chris Moss each had 17 points for West Virginia (7-7, 0-3), which lost its fifth straight.
Oregon 87, No. 14 Stanford 79
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) _ Luke Jackson scored 27 points as the Ducks (12-4, 5-1 Pac-10) snapped a 10-game losing streak against the Cardinal and improved to 10-0 _ including 4-0 in the conference _ at home.
Casey Jacobsen scored a career-high 32 points for Stanford (9-4, 2-2), while center Curtis Borchardt had a career-high 29 points and nine rebounds.
Notre Dame 56, No. 23 Pittsburgh 53
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ David Graves hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 54 seconds remaining and Notre Dame (12-3, 2-1 Big East) scored the final eight points in snapping the Panthers' 10-game winning streak.
Brandin Knight had 13 points for Pittsburgh (15-2, 3-1), which returned to the Top 25 this week and was off to the best start since the 1973-74 teams opened 22-1.
No. 24 Butler 68, Youngstown St. 50
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) _ Rylan Hainje scored 14 points and Mike Monserez added 12 for the Bulldogs (15-2, 2-2 Horizon League). Thomas Jackson added 11 points and six assists for Butler, which is ranked in the Top 25 for the first time in 53 years.
Ryan Patton had 16 points for the Penguins (3-11, 1-3), who had never played host to a ranked team since becoming a Division I program in 1981.
No. 20 Arizona 74, Washington 69
SEATTLE (AP) _ Jason Gardner scored 16 of his 21 points in the second half and added six assists for Arizona (11-4, 4-2 Pac-10).
Gardner, the lone returning starter from last year's NCAA tournament runner-up, made a 3-pointer with 2:45 left to make it 70-64. Grant Leep's 3-pointer from the right wing with 30.7 seconds to go pulled Washington within 71-69.
Gardner made a free throw, Washington's Curtis Allen missed a 3 that would have tied it, and Salim Stoudamire added two free throws for the Wildcats with 16.3 seconds left.
Stoudamire made all six of his free throws to improve to 39-of-40 for the season and finished with 16 points.
Doug Wrenn had his third straight 20-point game for the Huskies (7-9, 1-5), scoring 25 points on 10-of-18 shooting. He has scored 77 points in his last three games and is the first Washington player to have three straight games with 20 or more since Todd MacCulloch in 1999.