College basketball scores
Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 24, 2009
LEXINGTON, Ky. ó John Wall scored 19 points and No. 3 Kentucky pulled away in the second half for an 86-73 victory over Long Beach State.
DeMarcus Cousins finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds as the Wildcats (13-0) continued their best start in more than 30 years.
The Wildcats led 58-55 before using their size to outmuscle the 49ers down the stretch.
“On the game before Christmas following the 2,000th win where there is a celebration and people are going nuts, there is going to be a little bit of a letdown,” Kentucky coach John Calipari said.
No. 6 WVU 76, No. 15 Miss. 66MORGANTOWN, W.Va. ó Wellington Smith scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half.
No. 8 Nova 97, Delaware 63
VILLANOVA, Pa. ó Scottie Reynolds scored 22 points as Villanova (11-1) cruised in its final nonconference game.
Taylor King had 19 points and 12 rebounds for Villanova.No. 16 Tenn. 99, N.C. A&T 78
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ó Tyler Smith and Kenny Hall both had 16 points and No. 16 Tennessee (9-2) scored the first 22 points against A&T (4-8).Dwane Joshua led North Carolina A&T with 20 points.
No. 14 G’town 86, Harvard 70WASHINGTON ó Chris Wright scored a career-high 34 points and Greg Monroe added 16 points and 16 rebounds for Georgetown (9-1). It used a half-ending 11-0 run to break open a tight game.
Virginia 80, Hampton 54
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. ó Sylven Landesberg scored 14 points, grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds and dished out six assists.
Sammy Zeglinski added 13 points as Virginia (6-4) made a season-high 11 3-pointers.
Virginia played its third game in a row without starting forward Mike Scott, who has a sprained right ankle.
BC 79, Massachusetts 67
BOSTON ó Joe Trapani finished with 18 points after a rough start and Corey Raji added 18 to lead Boston College in the Commonwealth Classic.
Rakim Sanders added 15 points and eight assists for BC (8-4). It had 53 points after halftime.