College Basketball Roundup
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Taurean Green scored 17 points and Corey Brewer added 13 to lead No. 2 Florida to a 79-72 victory over Arkansas on Tuesday night.
At halftime, the sellout crowd at the O’Connell Center welcomed the Gators football team, which beat Ohio State 41-14 on Monday night in the BCS championship game. That made Florida the first school to hold the national championships in Division I football and basketball at the same time.
The Gators (15-2, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) built an early 12-point lead, then spent the rest of the night holding off the Razorbacks (12-4, 1-1), who briefly took the lead before faltering over the last 10 minutes.
No. 3 Wisconsin 72, No. 5 Ohio State 69
MADISON, Wis. — Kammron Taylor scored 25 points and Wisconsin survived a late charge by Greg Oden and the Buckeyes.
The Badgers (16-1, 2-0 Big Ten) used a 14-0 run midway through the second half to apparently take control, but the Buckeyes (13-3, 2-1) rallied to close within 69-64 on a dunk by Oden with 37 seconds remaining.
No. 8 Texas A&M 61, Baylor 51
WACO, Texas — Acie Law IV had 20 points to lead Texas A&M to its seventh straight victory.
No. 14 Alabama 71, No. 13 LSU 61
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Richard Hendrix scored 18 points for Alabama, which rebounded from a 27-point loss at Arkansas on Saturday.
The Crimson Tide (14-2, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) held the Tigers to just 35 percent shooting and led by nine points at halftime.
No. 18 Air Force 65, New Mexico 57
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Dan Nwaelele scored 22 points and Air Force rallied from a 15-point halftime deficit for its 12th straight victory.
Mat McCraw had a career-high 21 points for the Falcons (16-1, 3-0 Mountain West), who trailed as many as 21 points in the first half, then opened the second half with a 21-2 run to take a 45-41 lead.
No. 22 Notre Dame 61, No. 21 West Virginia 58
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Russell Carter scored 19 points and Notre Dame rebounded from its biggest loss in seven seasons under coach Mike Brey.
ETSU 100, Campbell 76
BUIES CREEK — Courtney Pigram scored a game-high 24 points to lead East Tennessee State past Campbell 100-76.
College of Charleston 74, The Citadel 62
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Dontaye Draper scored 25 points and had eight assists to lead the College of Charleston to a 74-62 win.