College Basketball Roundup : Davender Scores 22, Leads Kentucky Past Alford-Less Indiana
Ed Davender scored 22 points Saturday night at Lexington, Ky. to lead Kentucky to a 63-58 victory over Indiana, which was playing without leading scorer Steve Alford.
The Hoosiers were led by Ricky Calloway, who also had 22 points. Alford, a member of the 1984 U.S. Olympic team, was hit with a one-game suspension by the NCAA for posing for a fund-raising sorority calendar.
The Wildcats (5-0) also got 16 points from Kenny Walker and 12 from Winston Bennett. Other Hoosiers in double figures were Stew Robinson with 12 and Daryl Thomas 10.
After Indiana took a 36-34 lead on Daryl Thomas’ two free throws with 18:17 left in the game, Davender scored four points in an 8-0 spree that gave Kentucky a 42-36 edge at 13:51.
Indiana came back to pull even at 42-42 on baskets by Winston Morgan, Robinson and Calloway. But Davender keyed a 9-0 tear with two layups that pushed Kentucky out front, 51-42, with 7:53 to go.
Indiana could get no closer than 59-46 on Calloway’s lane jumper with 1:44 remaining.
Richmond 57, Stanford 53--John Newman scored 16 points, including 7 in a 10-3 run as the Spiders broke away from a 42-42 deadlock in the second half of the Apple tournament championship game at Stanford. Richmond is 5-0, Stanford 3-1. Steve Brown (S) 11.
Minnesota 71, Arkansas 64--Marc Wilson scored 21 points at Minneapolis as the Gophers (7-1) built a 55-40 lead and held on to hand the Razorbacks (5-1) their first loss. Byron Irvin (A) 18, Williams Mills (A) 17, Todd Alexander (M) 17.
Western Kentucky 71, Auburn 58--Kennard Johnson scored 24 points as the Hilltoppers (5-0) upset the Tigers (3-2) in the championship game of the Hilltopper tournament at Bowling Green, Ky. Chuck Person (A) 25.
St. John’s 88, Fairleigh Dickinson 56--Walter Berry had 29 points (12 of 15 shots) and 13 rebounds as the Redmen (6-1) won the Joe Lapchick tournament for the 11th time in 11 years at New York. Fairleigh Dickinson is 2-3. Willie Glass (SJ) 18.
North Carolina 114, Rutgers 71--Brad Daugherty had 23 points as the Tar Heels (6-0) built a 10-point halftime lead and then scored 69 second-half points at Greensboro, N.C. Ed Zucker led Rutgers (3-1) with 18 points. Kevin Madden (NC) 18. The Tar Heel total was the biggest since a 121-69 rout of Niagara in 1978.
Michigan State 90, Canisius 61--Scott Skiles scored 11 of his 24 points in a 17-6 spurt that gave the Spartans (6-0) a 23-point lead with 11:39 left at East Lansing, Mich. Tim Harvey had 17 points for Canisius (4-1).
Virginia Tech 78, Virginia Commonwealth 52--Dell Curry had 28 points, eight assists and five steaks as the Hokies (5-1) turned back the Rams (1-3) at Blacksburg, Va. Nicky Jones (VC) 27.
Nevada Las Vegas 64, Maryland 63--Armon Gilliam scored 17 points, including the only four points for the Rebels in overtime, as they survived after blowing a 13-point second-half lead at College Park, Md. UNLV is 5-1, Maryland 3-2. Anthony Jones, a Washington-area native who played two years at Georgetown before transferring to UNLV, scored 16 points, including a 19-foot jumper that sent the game into overtime. Len Bias (M) 22.
Georgia Tech 89, Georgia 65--Freshman Tom Hammons had 20 points, and Bruce Dalrymple added 18 as the Engineers (4-1) routed the Bulldogs (2-2) before 16,615 at the Omni, largest crowd ever to see the rivals play. Joe Ward (G) 20.
Ohio State 99, Cleveland State 95--Dennis Hopson scored a career-high 42 points for the Buckeyes (5-0) at Columbus, Ohio after scoring 34 and 27 points in previous games last week. Ken McFadden had 23 points for Cleveland State (4-1).
Memphis State 80, Fresno State 56--William Bedford had 22 points (10 of 13 shots), plus 12 rebounds and 5 blocked shots, to lead the unbeaten Tigers to the Pearl Harbor tournament title at Honolulu. The defeat was the worst the Bulldogs have ever suffered under Coach Boyd Grant. Andre Turner (MS) 20, Baskerville Holmes (MS) 16.
Washington 72, Tulsa 68--Chris Welp scored 8 of his 24 points in overtime to lead the Huskies (4-2) at Seattle. Tracy Moore had 22 points and David Moss 19 for the Golden Hurricane (3-2). Paul Fortier (W) 15 and 10 rebounds.
Michigan 91, Florida Southern 68--Roy Tarpley had 19 points (7 of 10 shots) and a career-high 10 blocked shots as the top-ranked Wolverines (6-0) easily handled the Division II Moccasins (1-2) at Ann Arbor, Mich.
Wisconsin 88, Miami 66--Shelton Smith scored 20 points at Madison, Wis. as the Badgers (6-0) handed the Hurricanes (3-1) their first loss. Freshman Eric Brown had 21 points for Miami. Rod Ripley (W) 19.
Kansas 71, North Carolina State 56--Ron Kellogg scored 23 points (11 of 14) shots to lead the Jayhawks (6-1) over the Wolfpack (3-3) at Greensboro, N.C. Danny Manning, 6-11 Kansas sophomore who prepped at Greensboro, was booed heavily in his homecoming and was held to 8 points, making only 2 of 7 shots. Chris Washburn (NCS) 22.
Louisville 77, Purdue 58--Billy Thompson led a balanced attack with 13 points at Louisville as the Cardinals (3-2) used their bench strength to turn back the travel-weary Boilermakers (5-2). Troy Lewis (P) 17.
Syracuse 89, Navy 67--Wendell Alexis scored 14 of his 23 points in the second half as the Orangemen (5-0) broke away from a 41-33 halftime lead to rout the Middies (4-2) in the Carrier tournament final at Syracuse, N.Y. David Robinson (N) 22 and 11 rebounds. Rafael Addison (S) 15.
Duke 72, Virginia 64--Johnny Dawkins had 24 points as the Blue Devils (8-0) held off the previously unbeaten Cavaliers (4-1) in an Atlantic Coast Conference opener at Durham, N.C. Virginia led, 32-27, with 1:46 left in the first half when Duke rallied for a 34-33 halftime lead on a 52-foot shot by Tommie Amaker at the buzzer. David Henderson (D) 20, Mel Kennedy (V) 20.
Tennessee 88, Texas A&M; 70--Tony White, 6-2 junior guard, had 34 points as the Vols (2-1) routed the Aggies (2-3) after building a 40-26 halftime lead at Knoxville, Tenn. Don Marbury (A&M;) 31.
Arizona State 71, TCU 68--Chris Sandle, the tournament MVP, scored 19 points, including a pivotal three-point play with 1:01 left, to lead the Sun Devils (5-0) to the title in the Kactus Klassic at Tempe, Ariz. Carl Lott had 24 points for TCU (4-1). Carven Holcombe (TCU) 17, Eric Holloway (AS) 15.
California 69, Montana State 62--Leonard Taylor had 21 points and 8 rebounds for the Bears (4-1), who raced to an 11-0 lead and then held off the Bobcats (2-4) at Bozeman, Mont.