College Basketball Roundup : Wisconsin Defeats Washington State, 80-65
Danny Jones scored 22 points and Trent Jackson added 19 Sunday to lead Wisconsin to an 80-65 victory over Washington State at Madison, Wis.
Jones scored eight of his points as the Badgers (6-4) outscored Washington State, 11-5, in the first seven minutes of the second half to build a 42-33 lead that grew to 66-45.
Trent Jackson added 19 points, including 14 in the second half, for the Badgers, while Tim Locum scored 12 and Kurt Portmann and Byron Robinson had 10 each.
Brian Wright led the Cougars (3-6) with 16 points.
North Carolina State 95, Cornell 72--Vinny Del Negro scored 18 of his 27 points in the first half, and the Wolfpack overpowered the Big Red at Raleigh, N.C.
Del Negro hit 7 of 10 shots and scored 18 points as North Carolina State took a 53-31 halftime lead.
Rodney Monroe added 15 points, 9 in the second half for N.C. State (7-2). Greg Gilda had 17 points for Cornell (4-3), which was outrebounded, 33-22.
“We knew that if we were to have a chance in the game, we’d have to keep them off the offensive glass,” Cornell Coach Mike Dement said. “I was disappointed in the way we constantly gave up layups and offensive rebound baskets. Obviously, N.C. State is a Top 20 team. We won’t play anyone with this size and speed in the Ivy League.”
Wolfpack Coach Jim Valvano said his team played well, especially since centers Charles Shackleford and Avie Lester didn’t play.
“We have the only program in the country where your starting center can play great in Hawaii and then get hurt on the plane coming home. He apparently slept on his hand in such a manner that he injured a nerve in his elbow,” Valvano said.
Lester, the backup center, was bruised in a moped accident in Hawaii.
Boston College 94, Dartmouth 79--Dana Barros had 24 points and 10 assists, and Tyrone Scott added 20 points and 9 rebounds to lead the Eagles past the Big Green at Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Barros sank all five of his shots in the second half as the Eagles (8-3) broke away from a 48-38 halftime lead. Jim Barton scored 23 points for Dartmouth (3-4).
Alabama Birmingham 81, Tennessee Chattanooga 67--Michael Charles scored 17 of his 30 points in the second half and the Blazers downed the Moccasins in the championship game of the UAB tournament.
Charles, the tournament’s most valuable player, hit 6 of 7 shots from three-point range and helped Alabama Birmingham (7-6) win its own tournament for the sixth time in eight years. Denny Green scored 22 points for Chattanooga (9-3).
St. Bonaventure 69, Massachusetts 63--Rocky Llewellyn hit a tie-breaking jumper with 2:54 left and the Bonnies went on to beat the Minutemen in an Atlantic 10 Conference game at Olean, N.Y.
Patrick Allen and Richard McCormick each scored 17 points for St. Bonaventure (6-3 overall, 1-0 in the conference). Lorenzo Sutton scored 21 points for Massachusetts (5-4, 0-2).
Kansas State 78, Marquette 57--Mitch Richmond scored 24 points and William Scott added 16 as the Wildcats trounced the Warriors at Kansas City.
Richmond had 17 points in the first half as Kansas State (7-3) built a 40-25 lead. Charles Leuter scored 15 points for Marquette (5-5).