College hoops: Wagner stuns Pittsburgh
Published 12:00 am Friday, December 23, 2011
The college basketball roundup…
PITTSBURGH ó Latif Rivers scored all 18 of his points in the second half ó including six critical free throws in the final minute ó to lead Wagner to a stunning 59-54 victory over No. 15 Pittsburgh on Friday night.
Kenneth Ortiz had 12 points and Tyler Murray added 10 for the Seahawks (8-3), who won their first game over a ranked opponent since knocking off then-15th-ranked Alabama on Nov. 24, 1978.
WISCONSIN 79, MVSU 45
Jordan Taylor scored 17 points to lead No. 13 Wisconsin to a 79-45 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Friday.
Playing for the first time in more than a week, the Badgers (11-2) showed no signs of rust, taking a 20-4 lead in the gameís first 8 minutes.
The Delta Devils (1-10) were able to cut the lead to 11 points twice in the first half, but Mississippi Valley State was called for 29 fouls, with one player fouling out and three ending the game with four fouls.
NO. 4 LOUISVILLE 70, WKU 60
LOUISVILLE, Ky. ó
Russ Smith scored 23 points and No. 4 Louisville overcame a sleepy start and rallied from an 8-points deficit in the second half to beat Western Kentucky 70-60 on Friday night.
Gorgui Dieng had 13 points and 15 rebounds ó his fifth straight double-double ó for the Cardinals (12-0) who remained one of the nationís six unbeaten Division I teams. Kyle Kuric added 15 points, 12 coming in the first half.
Derrick Gordon and Jamal Crook had 13 points each for the Hilltoppers (4-9).
NO. 21 UNLV 85, CALIFORNIA 68
LAS VEGAS ó Anthony Marshall had 22 points and nine rebounds to lead UNLV.
Chace Stanback had 15 points and Mike Moser added 14 points and eight rebounds for the Rebels (13-2), who have won all eight games this season at the Thomas & Mack Center and 11 overall in Las Vegas.
Oscar Bellfield had 11 points and 11 assists for UNLV, which shot 49 percent from the field and had 22 assists.
TENNENNESSE 66, ETSU 63
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ó Cameron Tatum scored 13 points, and Tennessee hit all four of its free throws in the final minute to hang on to beat East Tennessee State 66-63 on Friday night.
The Buccaneers led throughout the first half and were up 59-51 when a layup by Trae Golden with 5:27 to play launched an 11-0 run for the Volunteers (5-6).
CLEMSON 83, S. ILLINOIS 75
HONOLULU ó Tanner Smith scored 10 of his game-high 26 points in overtime to lead Clemson to an 83-75 win over Southern Illinois in a consolation semifinal of the Diamond Head Classic Friday.
Rod Hall scored 18 points, Devin Booker scored 16 and Andre Young had 11 points for Clemson (7-6). The Tigers made 15 of 17 free throws in overtime. Smithís three-point play with 1:59 left in the extra period put Clemson ahead to stay.
KANSAS ST. 78, UTEP 70
HONOLULU ó Angel Rodriguez scored 11 of his 16 points in the second half and Kansas State used a late rally to beat UTEP 78-70 in the semifinals of the Diamond Head Classic Friday.
Jamar Samuels had 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Wildcats (9-1), who took their biggest lead at 47-32 on Thomas Gipsonís field goal a minute into the second half.
UTEP (5-6) responded with a 27-10 run to go in front 59-57 midway through the second half. John Bohannon scored all 10 of his points during the spurt. But the Wildcats went on an 11-0 run to pull away from a 60-60 tie.
Kansas State, which will play the winner of Friday nightís Auburn-Long Beach State game for the championship on Sunday, held a 39-21 rebounding advantage, including 18-6 on the offensive end.
Jacques Streeter scored 15 points to lead five UTEP players in double figures.
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