College Basketball Roundup : Pittsburgh Loses No. 2 Scorer but Still Beats Florida

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The University of Pittsburgh lost its second-leading scorer for the season Saturday night when sophomore guard Rod Brookin was declared ineligible, but the No. 3-ranked Panthers still had too much for No. 8 Florida at Pittsburgh.

Charles Smith scored 30 points, and Jerome Lane had 21 rebounds as the Panthers defeated the Gators, 80-68.

The win raised Pitt's record to 9-0, the best start for the Panthers since 1929 when they started off 12-0. Florida is 8-3.

Smith, who hit 10 of 17 shots, also had 7blocks and 3 steals.

Pitt outrebounded Florida, 48-33, and held 7-2 center Dwayne Schnitzius to only two points, on 1-of-12 shooting.

Said Florida Coach Norm Sloan: "Dwayne's been bothered by something. He's felt nauseous and dehydrated the last couple of days."

Vernon Maxwell had 20 points for Florida which led 33-32 before Pitt went on an 8-0 run for a 40-33 halftime lead.

Kentucky 84, Georgia 77--Rex Chapman hit 9 of 13 shots and scored 26 points for the No. 2 Wildcats, who trailed, 45-43, at halftime of the Southeastern Conference game at Atlanta.

Ed Davender added 22 points for Kentucky, including six in a 12-0 run after Georgia had taken a 51-48 lead in the second half.

Winston Bennett had 19 points for Kentucky (9-0 and 2-0). Willie Anderson scored 19 points and Toney Mack 18 for Georgia (8-5 and 0-1).

Syracuse 123, Siena 72--Rony Seikaly scored a season-high 30 points, hitting 13 of 18 shots, and had 12 rebounds as the No. 7 Orangemen (10-2) routed the Indians (6-2) at Syracuse, N.Y.

The Orangemen, who have won eight straight, set a Carrier Dome record for scoring, topping the 111 points they scored Dec. 4 against South Florida and equaled two weeks later against St. Bonaventure.

"This was, as it turned out, a grave scheduling error on our part," Siena coach Mike Deane said. "Syracuse is a devastating team.'

Syracuse guard Sherman Douglas suffered a bruised right knee late in the first half. He limped off the court but returned in the second half and finished with 19 points.

Siena was led by Marc Brown with 20 points and Rick Williams with 15.

Notre Dame 68, La Salle 59--Mark Stevenson equaled his career high with 23 points, and David Rivers added 22 as the Irish (7-2) downed the Explorers (8-5) at Philadelphia.

Stevenson, a native of Philadelphia, also had 10 rebounds.

La Salle trailed only 58-57 with 2:53 left. Notre Dame repulsed the threat on consecutive baskets by Stevenson and Sean Conner.

Lionel Simmons, the tallest La Salle player at 6-6, led all scorers with 26 points.

Georgetown 82, Miami 78--Mark Tillmon scored 24 points, including a three-pointer that put the No. 18 Hoyas ahead with five minutes left at Miami.

Miami (6-5) trailed 45-38 at halftime but rallied to lead 67-60 with eight minutes remaining. Georgetown (9-1) then began its comeback with a three-point basket by Charles Smith, who scored 22 points.

After Tito Horford put the Hurricanes ahead 69-64, Georgetown went on a 12-0 run over the next five minutes as Miami missed four shots and committed three turnovers.

Horford scored 26 points, hitting 10 of 13 shots.

Bradley 99, Loyola (Chicago) 82--Anthony Manuel scored 37 points, 31 in the second half, and Hersey Hawkins, the nation's leading scorer, added 29 for the Braves at Chicago.

Hawkins, who took a 40.3 scoring average into the game, had only 15 points before breaking loose with the scored tied 70-70. He scored on a tip-in and two jump shots, the second a three-pointer, in little more than a minute to break the tie and give Bradley a 77-70 lead.

Manuel, who hit eight three-pointers, also had 13 assists for the Braves (7-1).

Keith Carter scored 28 points and Gerald Heyward added 24 for the Ramblers (5-4).

Maryland 93, Wake Forest 76--Derrick Lewis scored 21 points as the Terrapins (8-2) ended a 16-game Atlantic Coast Conference losing streak in a conference opener at College Park, Md.

Wake Forest, which beat Maryland last year to end a record 22-game regular season ACC losing streak, fell to 4-6 overall.

Maryland led by as many as 19 points in the second half as Lewis scored 16 of his 21 in the final 20 minutes.

DePaul 68, Hartford 61--Kevin Edwards scored 21 points for the Blue Demons who came back after trailing, 12-2, in the opening minutes at Hartford.

Rod Strickland, who had 17 points, sank a layup with 9:29 left in the game to give DePaul (8-2) its biggest lead, 55-42.

Hartford (2-8) got 21 points and 9 rebounds from senior guard Anthony Moye.

Ohio State 85, Central Michigan 83--Jay Burson scored 26 points and Perry Carter hit a tip-in at the buzzer for the Buckeyes (7-3) at Columbus, Ohio.

Ohio State had not led since scoring the first basket of the game and trailed the Chippewas (5-6) by as many as 12 points in the first half.

Central Michigan's Tommie Johnson broke loose for 45 points, the most ever scored against Ohio State.

Johnson, a 6-foot-2 senior guard, hit 8 of 14 three-point attempts and was 18 of 28 shooting. He set a Mid-American Conference single-game scoring record in his last start, with 53 points in a 97-68 victory over Wright State.

Jerry Francis scored 25 points for Ohio State and Dan Majerle had 23 for Central Michigan.

Stanford 83, Seattle Pacific 78--Terry Taylor scored a career-high 26 points, including a go-ahead three-pointer with two minutes left in overtime, as the Cardinal (10-3) held off the Falcons (4-5) at Stanford.

Mark Sundquist of Seattle Pacific led all scorers with 33 points, including a basket which tied the score at 70-70 with 1:41 remaining in regulation. Seattle Pacific then went ahead 72-70 on free throws by Sundquist and Darrin Levy.

Stanford center Greg Butler responded by hitting a short jumper with 12 seconds left to tie the game at 72-72 and send it into overtime.

Villanova 63, Virginia 54--Kenny Wilson came off the bench to score 16 points for the Wildcats who improved their record to 9-3 at Philadelphia.

John Jonson had a game-high 26 points for Virginia which fell to 6-6..

Villanova trailed 14-8 with 10:49 to go in the first half, but Wilson came into the game and scored 10 points in the next 3:10 as Villanova took a 20-17 advantage and never trailed again.

Wyoming 94, Stephen F. Austin 55--Fennis Dembo had 19 points for the No. 5 Cowboys in a mismatch at Laramie, Wyo.

Wyoming is 11-0, Stephen F. Austin 4-5.

Missouri 92, Tulsa 48--Greg Church and Byron Irvin each scored 17 points, and Derrick Chievous added 16 while becoming Missouri's leader in field goals as the Tigers (7-2) turned back the Golden Hurricane (4-6) at Columbia, Mo.

Chievous had seven field goals, lifting his career total to 714. The old record of 709 was held by Steve Stipanovich, who played at Missouri from 1979-1983.

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