College Basketball: National roundup
Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 20, 2008
The college basketball roundup …SEATTLE ó A.J. Price scored a season-high 24 points ó including the 3-pointer that sent the game into overtime ó and Jerome Dyson scored six of his 21 points in the extra period to rally No. 2 Connecticut to a wild, 88-83 victory over eighth-ranked Gonzaga on Saturday.
Dyson and Price rallied the Huskies (10-0) from 11 down with 12 minutes left.
No. 19 Michigan State 67, No. 5 Texas 63HOUSTON ó Durrell Summers hit a 3-pointer with 18.6 seconds left, and the Spartans smothered Texas star guard A.J. Abrams to pull the upset at the Toyota Center.
Minnesota 70, No. 9 Louisville 64GLENDALE, Ariz. ó Blake Hoffarber came off the bench to score 15 for Minnesota, which hadn’t won its first 10 games since starting 11-0 in 1976-77.
No. 11 Syracuse 72, No. 23 Memphis 65
MEMPHIS, Tenn. ó Jonny Flynn had 24 points and six assists, Paul Harris added 15 points and eight rebounds and the Orange won their second straight after a loss to Cleveland State.
No. 12 Notre Dame 88, Delaware St. 50SOUTH BEND, Ind. ó Luke Harangody had 20 points and eight rebounds and Ryan Ayers added 18 points to lead the Irish to a lop-sided win.
No. 15 Georgetown 69, Mount St. Mary’s, Md. 58WASHINGTON ó Chris Wright scored 19 points, including seven during a decisive second-half run to help the Hoyas avoid an upset.
No. 16 Tennessee 79, Belmont 77
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ó Bobby Maze hit a key 3-pointer the Volunteers rallied from a six-point second-half deficit to get by a senior-laden Bruins team that its chances.
No. 17 Ohio St. 71, Iona 53
COLUMBUS, Ohio ó Evan Turner had 21 points and ignited a second-half rally with nine points and two blocked shots to guide the Buckeyes to their 13th straight win.
No. 20 Arizona St. 76, BYU 75
GLENDALE, Ariz. ó Referees overturned a basket by BYU’s Charles Abouo at the buzzer to preserve the Sun Devils’ come-from-behind victory.
Kentucky 93, App. St. 69
LOUISVILLE, Ky. ó Jodie Meeks scored a career-high 46 points as Kentucky blew out Appalachian State 93-69.
Meeks did it all, making 14-of-21 field goals, including 9-of-14 3-pointers and hitting 9-of-10 free throws as the Wildcats (8-3) won for the eighth time in nine games.