National Sports Briefs: Curry scores 39
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 25, 2008
DAVIDSON ó Stephen Curry scored 39 points and No. 24 Davidson beat Florida Atlantic 76-60 on Monday night in an NIT Season Tip-Off consolation game.
Andrew Lovedale added 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Wildcats (4-1), who overcame 37.1 percent shooting with a 49-38 rebounding edge.
Curry shot 13-of-21 from the field, including 5-of-9 on 3-pointers.
No. 6 Texas 68, St. Joe’s 50
LAHAINA, Hawaii ó A.J. Abrams had 17 points and No. 6 Texas (3-0) turned in another strong defensive effort in a 68-50 victory over Saint Joseph’s on Monday in the opening round of the EA Sports Maui Invitational.
No. 8 Notre Dame 88, Indiana 50
LAHAINA, Hawaii ó Tory Jackson had 21 points and fellow guard Kyle McAlarney added 18.
The Fighting Irish (3-0) will face No. 6 Texas today.
Syracuse 89, No. 17 Florida 83KANSAS CITY, Mo. ó Paul Harris had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Jonny Flynn scored 18 points and Syracuse (4-0) beat Florida in the semifinals of the CBE Classic.
No. 22 Miami 80, San Diego 45
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands ó Brian Asbury scored 14 points to lead Miami to third place in the Paradise Jam.
DETROIT ó General Motors is bailing out on Tiger Woods. Woods, a global icon in sports with his 14 major championships, has been carrying the Buick logo on his golf bag for the last nine years and still had one year left on his contract.
WASHINGTON ó Eddie Jordan was fired as coach of the Washington Wizards on Monday after opening the season 1-10 without injured starters Gilbert Arenas and Brendan Haywood.
Ed Tapscott will replace Jordan on an interim basis.
HALL OF FAME
KANSAS CITY, Mo. ó Charles Barkley led a spirited induction class into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.
Barkley was honored with a 2008 class that included former Kansas star Danny Manning, Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson and longtime Mount St. Mary’s coach Jim Phelan. Former Utah All-American Arnie Ferrin also entered the hall, as did announcers Dick Vitale and Billy Packer.
SUNRISE, Fla. ó Gregory Campbell’s goal snapped a tie late in the second period and sent Florida to a victory over Carolina.
Tuomo Ruutu and Chad LaRose scored for the Hurricanes.
Islanders 4, Canadiens 3
MONTREAL ó Ryan O’Byrne put the puck in his own net on a delayed penalty to send the game into overtime, and Bill Guerin scored the shootout clincher Monday night.
Flyers 4, Stars 3
PHILADELPHIA ó Mike Knuble scored two goals, including the tiebreaker at 14:52 of the third period, and Philadelphia beat Dallas for its fifth straight victory.
Rangers 4, Coyotes 1
NEW YORK ó Brandon Dubinsky scored his first goal in 14 games and Nikolai Zherdev had three assists for New York, which stretched Phoenix’s losing streak to six games.
Wild 4, Capitals 3
ST. PAUL, Minn. ó Cal Clutterbuck’s first two NHL goals sparked the Wild, who hung on against injury-depleted Washington.