Roundup: Washington State sinks Arizona
TUCSON, Ariz. — Ivory Clark scored 18 points, and No. 18 Washington State defeated 20th-ranked Arizona, 72-66, on Thursday night, completing the Cougars’ first season sweep of the Wildcats since 1983.
Washington State (18-4, 7-3 Pac-10) won for only the fourth time in 48 games against Arizona coach Lute Olson.
The Cougars blew an eight-point second-half lead, falling behind, 57-56, with 7:44 to go. But the Cougars went on an 8-0 run and kept the Wildcats at bay with their aggressive defense, holding Arizona without a field goal for more than six minutes down the stretch.
Arizona drew within 66-64 when the Cougars’ Daven Harmeling hit a 3-pointer with 19 seconds remaining.
After the Wildcats’ Marcus Williams made a pair of free throws, Harmeling scored on a breakaway layup and drew a foul with 7 seconds left. Harmeling finished with 12 points.
Chase Budinger scored 19 points and Mustafa Shakur added 13 for Arizona (14-7, 5-5), which lost for the sixth time in eight games.
Michigan Tech 58, Gannon 44
Gannon (6-13, 2-9) failed to score a point in the final 9:40, as the Knights lost to GLIAC foe Michigan Tech (12-10, 7-6).
West Liberty State 100, Concord 90
Corey McDuffie had 30 points for West Liberty State (18-2, 11-0) in a WVIAC victory over Concord (9-10, 6-4).
Daemen 80, Seton Hill 75 (OT)
Zarko Kostic scored 21 points, but Seton Hill (11-9) still fell at Daemen (10-14) in a non-conference game.
Northern Michigan 82, Mercyhurst 69
Will Washington had game highs with 24 points and three steals for Northern Michigan (13-9, 7-6) in a GLIAC win over Mercyhurst (14-7, 6-5).
St. Vincent 92, Ohio-Eastern 63
Javille Brooks had 18 points and 14 rebounds, as St. Vincent (12-8) downed Ohio-Eastern (9-9) in a non-conference game.
CCAC-Allegheny 90, Franciscan 73
John Geiger scored 22 points to lead CCAC-Allegheny over Franciscan in a non-conference game.
Women’s top 25
No. 2 North Carolina 82, Boston College 60
In Boston, Ivory Latta started slowly before scoring 11 of her 20 points in the last 7 minutes of the first half, and North Carolina pulled away.
No. 3 Tennessee 72, South Carolina 36
In Knoxville, Tenn., Candace Parker and Shannon Bobbitt each scored 13 points, and Tennessee jumped out to a 16-0 lead.
Georgia Tech 77, No. 4 Maryland 72
In Atlanta, Stephanie Higgs scored 26 points and Janie Mitchell added 17 as Georgia Tech upset Maryland.
No. 5 Ohio State 66, Northwestern 42
In Evanston, Ill., Star Allen scored 13 of her 19 points in the second half, and Ohio State won its 13th game in a row.
No. 14 Georgia 53, No. 7 LSU 51
In Athens, Ga., Georgia freshman Ashley Houts sank the winning baseline shot at the buzzer, lifting Georgia to a come-from-behind win.
No. 10 Purdue 58, Minnesota 55
In Minneapolis, Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton scored 16 points, and Purdue overcame another poor shooting night from senior star Katie Gearlds.
No. 15 Vanderbilt 63, Kentucky 62
In Lexington, Ky., Dee Davis made a driving layup with less than 2 seconds left, lifting Vanderbilt.
No. 25 James Madison 79, Old Dominion 50
In Harrisonburg, Va., Meredith Alexis had 21 points and eight rebounds as James Madison extended its winning streak to 10 games.
Michigan State 76, Penn State 49
Tyra Grant led all scorers with 22 points, but Michigan State (16-6, 7-2) cruised to a Big Ten Conference victory over Penn State (11-12, 4-6).
Michigan Tech 75, Gannon 61
Sarah Stream led four double-digit scorers with 19 points for Michigan Tech (14-7, 8-5) in a GLIAC victory over Gannon (15-5, 9-2).
Northern Michigan 80, Mercyhurst 64
Kelsey Deacon and Allison Carroll each scored 19 points for Northern Michigan (8-14, 4-9) against visiting Mercyhurst (6-15, 2-9) in the GLIAC.
West Liberty State 80, Concord 48
Renee Farina scored all 21 of her points from behind the 3-point line, as West Liberty State (13-6, 7-3) cruised past Concord (13-5, 6-3) in the WVIAC.
Geneva 86, Carlow 58
Renee Rawding had game-high 25 points to pace Geneva (15-3) over host Carlow (4-16) in a non-conference game.