College Basketball Roundup: Wildcats get past Appalachian
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 13, 2009
The college baskwetball roundup …
BOONE ó Stephen Curry scored 16 points to lead Davidson in a 70-52 win over Appalachian State on Monday night.
Curry, averaging 29.4 points per game, picked up his fourth foul defending Eduardo Bermudez’s drive early in the second half, limiting his minutes to 18.
Max Paulhus-Gosselin and Will Archambault added 14 each for Davidson (12-3, 4-0 Southern Conference). In a lineup that lacked the wow-factor of Curry’s presence, Davidson made up for it with strong interior defense early and timely perimeter shooting late.
Brendan McKillop also added 13 for Davidson, which won in front of the largest crowd in Holmes Center history (8,350).
Kellen Brand led Appalachian State (6-7, 3-2) with 21 points, and Isaac Butts and Ryann Abraham added 10 each. Marcus Wright left the game in the first half after aggravating an ankle injury.
Davidson last lost a conference game in 2006, a 81-74 home loss to Appalachian State. The Wildcats have won 10 of 12 overall.
NORMAN, Okla. ó Blake Griffin racked up his 14th double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 6 Oklahoma to a 76-63 victory over No. 11 Texas on Monday night, snapping a six-game losing streak to the Longhorns.
Willie Warren scored 17 points and Tony Crocker added 16 points and nine rebounds as the Sooners (16-1, 2-0 Big 12) built a big lead early and then thwarted a second-half rally.
Damion James brought Texas (12-4, 1-1) within 54-50 with a 3-pointer from the right wing with 11:13 to play, but the Longhorns then went 61/2 minutes without scoring.
No. 20 Louisville 87, No. 12 Notre Dame 73, OT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. ó Louisville’s depth finally wore down Luke Harangody and Notre Dame.
Terrence Williams had 24 points, 16 rebounds and eight assists as the 20th-ranked Cardinals (12-3, 3-0 Big East) ran by the 12th-ranked Fighting Irish (12-4, 3-2) 87-73 in overtime.
GREENSBORO ó Wake Forest’s Jeff Teague and Virginia’s Sylven Landesberg are the ACC’s players of the week.
The ACC said Monday that Teague is the league’s overall player of the week while Landesberg is its top rookie.
Teague leads the league in scoring, and he had a career-high 34 points to help the Demon Deacons beat then-No. 3 North Carolina 92-89 on Sunday night.
The guard’s second straight game with at least 30 points helped Wake Forest jump to No. 2 in this week’s AP Top 25.