College Basketball Roundup : Chievous Can Still Make His Point
Derrick Chievous let his numbers do the talking.
Chievous brushed past reporters without a word Wednesday night after scoring 42 points and grabbing 12 rebounds to lead No. 16-ranked Missouri to a 105-96 victory over Virginia Tech at Columbia, Mo.
Others had plenty to say.
“He always has more points than I think,” Missouri Coach Norm Stewart said. “Like tonight, I thought he had about 30.”
Chievous, the Tigers’ all-time leading scorer, broke the Hearnes Center scoring record and had the fourth-best individual scoring game in Missouri history.
His 29 points in the second half tied the Missouri record set by Willie Smith in 1976 and he made 15 of 16 free throws.
“He played as fine a basketball game as I’ve seen in a long time,” Virginia Tech Coach Frankie Allen said. “He did the one thing that you have to do, and that’s score.”
The Tigers (4-1) broke away from a 34-34 tie by scoring the last 6 points of the first half, and the Hokies never caught up.
Wally Lancaster scored 26 points and Vernell Coles had 20 for Virginia Tech (5-2).
Florida 102, Ohio State 69--Vernon Maxwell scored 25 points, and the 11th-ranked Gators trounced the Buckeyes at Gainesville, Fla.
Joe Lawrence added 20 points, including 12 from three-point range, and Livingston Chatman added 18 for the Gators (6-1).
Jay Burson scored 20 points and Curtis Wilson had 18 for Ohio State (4-1).
Arizona 77, Arkansas Little Rock 53--Steve Kerr scored 15 points, all on three-pointers, and the second-ranked Wildcats defeated the Trojans at Tucson.
The Wildcats (8-0) made 75% of their shots while building a 28-19 halftime lead but did not score in the first 2:46 of the second half as the Trojans (4-2) pulled within 28-23. Then Kerr sank a three-pointer, Sean Elliott hit a pair of free throws and Ken Lofton scored on a layup as Arizona pushed the lead to 38-25 and continued to pull away.
Tom Tolbert added 15 points for the Wildcats. Elliott had 14.
Georgetown 89, Maryland Baltimore County 59--Mark Tillmon scored 11 of his 15 points in the second half, and the No. 18 Hoyas trounced the Retrievers at Landover, Md.
Perry McDonald had 14 points and 13 rebounds, and Jonathan Edwards scored 12 points for Georgetown (5-1).
Larry Simmons and Kenny Reynolds scored 18 points each for the Retrievers (3-3).
Georgia Tech 87, LSU 70--Freshman Dennis Scott hit three consecutive three-point baskets to start a 16-0 run four minutes into the second half, and the Yellow Jackets downed the Tigers at Atlanta.
Tech (5-1) was leading, 44-43, but held LSU (3-1) scoreless for 5:09 and stretched its lead to 60-43 with 12:02 left.
Tom Hammonds scored 22 points for Tech, Duane Ferrell added 16 points and Scott had 15. Ricky Blanton scored 19 points for LSU, and Jose Vargas had 15.
Louisville 93, Cleveland State 79--Herbert Crook scored 24 points and Pervis Ellison added 22 to power the Cardinals past the Rams at Louisville, Ky.
Freshman LaBradford Smith scored 6 of his 21 points during a 17-4 outburst at the beginning of the second half to put Louisville (1-2) ahead, 59-38, with 16:12 to play.
Ken (Mouse) McFadden scored 19 points to lead Cleveland State (3-2).
Princeton 61, Seton Hall 59--Bob Scrabis sank two free throws with 16 seconds left, and Kit Muller scored off his own missed shot with six seconds to go as the Tigers surprised the Pirates at Princeton, N.J.
Dave Orlandini scored 21 points and went 5 for 5 from three-point range for Princeton (4-2). Mark Bryant, who hit a three-pointer at the buzzer, scored 26 points for Seton Hall (8-2).
Mississippi State 76, McNeese State 66--Chris Hall scored 19 points--including four three-pointers--and the Bulldogs downed the Cowboys at Jackson, Miss.
The Bulldogs (6-0) are off to their best start since 1978-79, when they won their first eight games. Michael Cutright scored 20 points for McNeese (0-6).
Florida State 80, Stetson 67--George McCloud scored 21 points and Tharon Mayes added 20 as the Seminoles rallied to beat the Hatters at Daytona Beach, Fla.
Tony Dawson had 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Florida State (4-2), which overcame a 36-34 halftime deficit. Randy Anderson scored 16 points for Stetson (2-2).
Auburn 80, Mercer 48--Jeff Moore collected 23 points and 10 rebounds, and Mike Jones added 18 as the Tigers routed the Bears at Auburn, Ala.
Terrance Howard added 12 points for Auburn (6-1) and Todd Harris had 11 for Mercer (2-3).