College Basketball Roundup: Booker leads Clemson past Georgia Tech
Published 12:00 am Monday, February 23, 2009
The college basketball roundup ….
ATLANTA ó Trevor Booker had 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 13 Clemson, which overcame a 15-point deficit in an 81-73 victory over Georgia Tech on Sunday.
The Tigers (22-4, 8-4 ACC) have won six of eight and improved to 9-0 this season when Booker has a double-double.
Georgia Tech (10-16, 1-12) has lost 11 of 12 to remain in the ACC cellar, three losses behind 11th-place Virginia.
K.C. Rivers, who had 19 points for Clemson, gave his team the lead for good with a 3-pointer in the opening minute of the second half. Freshman Andre Young finished with 12 points, going 4-for-4 on 3-pointers.
Michigan State 61, Wisconsin 50
EAST LANSING, Mich. ó Kalin Lucas scored 17 points to help No. 6 Michigan State (21-5, 11-3) keep a one-game lead in the Big Ten with a 61-50 come-from-behind victory over Wisconsin on Sunday.
Trevon Hughes had 12 points for Wisconsin (17-10, 8-7).
No. 12 Villanova 89, No. 24 Syracuse 86
SYRACUSE, N.Y. ó Dwayne Anderson scored a career-high 22 points to lead Villanova (22-5, 10-4 Big East) to a season-series sweep of Syracuse (19-8, 7-7).
No. 16 Xavier 71, GWU 53
CINCINNATI ó C.J. Anderson led five players in double figures with 14 points and Xavier (22-5, 10-3) moved back into first place in the Atlantic 10.
No. 18 Illinois 70, Ohio St. 68
COLUMBUS, Ohio ó Four days after mustering just 33 points in a pitiful home loss, Illinois (22-6, 10-5) placed three players in double figures, led by Mike Davis’ 22 points. Jon Diebler and Evan Turner each had 17 points for Ohio State (17-8, 7-7).
MINNEAPOLIS ó Lawrence Westbrook made four three-pointers and scored 17 points as Minnesota (20-7, 8-7 Big Ten) snapped a two-game losing streak.
Iowa 70, Michigan 60, OT
IOWA CITY, Iowa ó JIowa snapped a two-game losing streak by beating Michigan 70-60 in overtime and dealing a major blow to the Wolverines ( 17-11, 7-8) hopes for an at-large NCAA bid.
St. John’s 70, Seton Hall 65
NEW YORK ó D.J. Kennedy scored 21 points, including four free throws in the final 10 seconds, and St. John’s snapped a five-game losing streak.