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Roundup: Syracuse stuns No. 8 Georgetown

| Sunday, February 17, 2008 12:00 a.m

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Paul Harris scored 22 points, and freshman Donte Greene added 18 to lead Syracuse to a 77-70 victory over No. 8 Georgetown on Saturday, a huge win in terms of keeping the Orange’s postseason hopes alive.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Paul Harris scored 22 points, and freshman Donte Greene added 18 to lead Syracuse to a 77-70 victory over No. 8 Georgetown on Saturday, a huge win in terms of keeping the Orange’s postseason hopes alive.

Syracuse (17-9, 7-6 Big East), coming off a surprising loss at South Florida, built a 21-point lead in the first half and withstood two late rallies by the Hoyas (20-4, 10-3).

Freshman Jonny Flynn had 17 points and nine assists for the Orange, while Arinze Onuaku, who fouled out with 3:32 left, added 13 points.

Jonathan Wallace led the Hoyas with a career-high 26 points.

No. 3 Kansas 69, Colorado 45

In Lawrence, Kan., Mario Chalmers had 13 points, and Kansas held Colorado’s Richard Roby to just two in a victory, the Jayhawks’ 25th straight at home over the Buffaloes.

The Jayhawks (24-2, 9-2 Big 12) scored 23 points off turnovers and outrebounded the overmatched visitors 38-24.

No. 4 Tennessee 74, Georgia 71

In Athens, Ga., Chris Lofton scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half and Wayne Chism had 16 points for Tennessee, which stretched its winning streak to seven games.

Lofton was 1 of 6 from 3-point range before halftime, but the senior hit five 3 in the second half, pushing his Southeastern Conference-record total to 398.

No. 5 North Carolina 92, Virginia Tech 53

In Chapel Hill, N.C, Tyler Hansbrough had 23 points and nine rebounds and Wayne Ellington had 19 points for the Tar Heels (24-2, 9-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who dominated the entire way to avenge last season’s sweep by the Hokies.

North Carolina shot 50 percent and held a 54-24 rebounding advantage, while its defense held Virginia Tech to 26 percent shooting.

No. 7 Stanford 67, Arizona 66

In Tucson, Ariz., Brook Lopez had 23 points and 10 rebounds and his twin brother Robin added 14 points to lead Stanford.

Trailing 62-54 with 4:23 to play, the Wildcats scored nine straight points to take a 63-62 lead on Chase Budinger’s free throw with 2:03 remaining.

No. 9 Butler 51, Cleveland St. 46

In Indianapolis, Matt Howard scored 17 points and Butler avenged one of its two losses this season.

A.J. Graves added 15 points for the Bulldogs (24-2, 13-2 Horizon League), who won their eighth straight.

No. 11 Texas 82, Baylor 77

In Waco, Texas, with Kevin Durant watching his former teammates, Damion James had 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead Texas to its fifth straight victory and 22nd in a row against the Baylor.

Baylor closed the game with a 15-6 run, a stretch when the Longhorns (21-4, 8-2 Big 12) missed seven free throws — including three straight one-and-one chances.

No. 14 Drake 65, Northern Iowa 55

In Cedar Falls, Iowa, Adam Emmenecker scored 13 points and Drake clinched its first Missouri Valley Conference title since 1971.

Leonard Houston and Josh Young both had 12 points for the Bulldogs (23-2, 14-1), who bounced back from a 65-62 loss at Southern Illinois on Wednesday — their first since November — by outscoring Northern Iowa 17-7 down the stretch.

No. 15 Wisconsin 65, Minnesota 56

In Madison, Wis., Marcus Landry scored 12 points to lead five Wisconsin players in double figures.

The Badgers (21-4, 11-2 Big Ten) were 25-for-33 from the line, including making 15 in two key second-half runs that gave them the lead for good and then put the game away.

Oklahoma St. 59, No. 16 Texas A&M 54

In College Station, Texas, Byron Eaton had 17 points, including two free throws with 9 seconds left, and Oklahoma State snapped a 19-game road losing streak.

The win broke a 16-game conference road losing streak for the Cowboys (13-12, 4-7 Big 12) and snapped a five-game winning streak for the Aggies (20-5, 6-4).

No. 17 Connecticut 74, South Florida 73, OT

In Tampa, Fla., Craig Austrie’s 12-foot runner in the lane with less than a second left in overtime gave Connecticut its ninth straight win.

A.J. Price scored 23 points, including the Huskies’ first five in the overtime.

No. 18 Kansas State 100, Missouri 63

In Manhattan, Kan., Michael Beasley had 40 points and 17 rebounds for his 21st double-double to lead No. 18 Kansas State in a rout.

It was Beasley’s second 40-point game and ninth with at least 30 points. He is is one double-double shy of tying Carmelo Anthony’s NCAA freshman record of 22.

No. 19 Purdue 71, Northwestern 56

In Evanston, Ill., freshman E’Twaun Moore scored a season-high 28 points for Purdue, which despite blowing a 10-point lead in the second half, won its 11th straight.

Keaton Grant added 15 points for the Boilermakers (21-5 12-1 Big Ten), who matched their longest winning streak in 12 years and earned their 14th victory in 15 games.

No. 23 Louisville 80, Providence 72

In Providence, R.I., Earl Clark had 20 points and nine rebounds and made a key 3-pointer with 2.5 minutes left for Louisville.

Terrence Williams scored 12 points, and Jerry Smith and David Padgett had 11 apiece to help the Cardinals (20-6, 10-3 Big East) win their fifth consecutive game and 11th of 13.

No. 24 Vanderbilt 61, Florida 58

In Nashville, Tenn., Alex Gordon made four free throws over the final 24 seconds and Vanderbilt held off Florida to remain undefeated at home this season.

Vanderbilt (22-4, 7-4 Southeastern Conference) has won 29 of its last 30 at Memorial Gym dating to last season. The Commodores’ fifth straight win moved them into third place in the SEC’s Eastern Division.

District men

Robert Morris 73, St. Francis (N.Y.) 65

Tony Lee recorded 17 points, eight rebounds, six assists and four steals as Robert Morris defeated St. Francis (N.Y.). A.J. Jackson added 16 points for Robert Morris and Jimmy Langhurst added 15 points and six assists. Robert Morris shot 68 percent in the second half (13-19), and made 8 of 15 three-pointers in the game.

Penn State 52, Illinois 51

Freshman Talor Battle scored the Nittany Lions’ last nine points and sank two free throws with 7.1 seconds to play to lift Penn State (12-12, 4-8) to a victory over Illinois (11-15, 3-10) in the Jordan Center.

California 70, Lock Haven 58

After trailing 26-24 at halftime, California (18-4, 8-0) rallied to win the PSAC-West game. Alioune Mbaye led California with 23 points.

Grove City 84, Waynesburg 62

Grove City (15-8, 8-3) scored 30 of the game’s final 36 points to defeat Waynesburg (8-15, 2-9) in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference. Kris Verderber scored a career-high 19 to help Grove City clinch the No. 2 seed in the PAC Tournament that begins next week.

Slippery Rock 87, Penn State-New Kensington 63

Five players scored at least 11 points for Slippery Rock (6-17) in its victory against visiting Penn State-New Kensington. Jamar Scales led with 15 points. R.J. Hurt hit five 3-pointers and scored a game-high 26 points for PSNK (17-3), which had won 16 games in a row.

Top 25 women

St. Bonaventure 63, No. 14 George Washington 60

In Olean, N.Y., Dana Mitchell and Katelyn Murray scored 14 points each to help St. Bonaventure beat George Washington for the Bonnies’ first victory ever over a ranked opponent.

Cara Gustafson scored the final three points for St. Bonaventure to seal the victory and end a 26-game losing streak to the Colonials.

No. 5 Rutgers 71, South Florida 50

In Tampa, Fla., Matee Ajavon scored 14 points and Epiphanny Prince and Myia McCurdy added 10 apiece as Rutgers rebounded from a controversial loss to beat South Florida.

The Scarlet Knights (20-4, 10-1 Big East) never trailed, shooting a season-best 61.9 percent from the field.

No. 6 Stanford 79, Arizona State 57

In Stanford, Calif., Candice Wiggins gave her fans something to remember in her final regular season game at Maples Pavilion, scoring 23 points to move into second-place on the Pac-10 career scoring list and lead Stanford over Arizona State.

The 12th straight win for the Cardinal (24-3, 13-2) sets up next weekend’s showdown for first place at Haas Pavilion against rival California.

No. 9 California 66, Arizona 45

In Berkeley, Calif., Ashley Walker scored 24 points and California won its 16th straight home game with a victory over Arizona.

Walker had 12 points during a 21-6 run over the final 7:30 of the first half as the Bears overcame an early seven-point deficit to win their sixth straight game.

DePaul 81, No. 11 West Virginia 80

In Morgantown, W.Va., Deirdre Naughton had 24 points and a career-high 15 rebounds to lead DePaul over West Virginia, ending the Mountaineers’ school record nine-game winning streak.

LaQuita Owens scored 22 points for West Virginia.

No. 16 Notre Dame 79, No. 21 Syracuse 67

In Syracuse, N.Y., Charel Allen had 22 points and 12 rebounds and Notre Dame pulled away from Syracuse in the final 3 minutes for their fifth straight win.

Playing the first of a three-game road trip, Notre Dame (20-5, 8-3 Big East) moved to 17-0 in Big East play against Syracuse (19-5, 7-4) and into a tie for fourth in the conference with Pitt.

No. 19 Utah 63, San Diego State 51

In San Diego, Kalee Whipple had 15 points and 11 rebounds to help Utah win its 16th consecutive game with a victory over San Diego State.

No. 22 Wyoming 60, Air Force 32

In Laramie, Wyo., Justyna Podziemska scored 13 points and Hanna Zavecz added nine points and 14 rebounds to help Wyoming to a win over Air Force.

District women

Westminster 69, Thiel 46

Senior guard/forward Emilee Ackerman (Hempfield) scored 31 points, including 25 in the second half, for Westminster (14-9, 7-6) in its PAC victory against Thiel (7-15, 4-9). She also set a career high with 13 rebounds to help Westminster win its third consecutive game.

Pitt-Greensburg 81, Pitt-Bradford 48

Amanda Sheaffer (Keystone Oaks) scored 20 points on 9-of-10 shooting from the field for Pitt-Greensburg (18-5, 12-4) in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference game.

Clarion 88, Shippensburg 81, OT

My’Kea Cohill led Clarion (16-7, 7-3) with 20 points in the PSAC-West game.

Washington & Jefferson 71, St. Vincent 53

Seniors Jen Rogers (West Allegheny), Sarah Hunt, Maria Hillenbrand and Juliet Sargent (Washington) combined for 28 points, 17 rebounds, eight blocked shots and five assists on Senior Night. The victory was the 80th for the senior class in their four years at Washington & Jefferson.

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