College Basketball Roundup : UC Santa Barbara Defeats Arizona State
Eric McArthur made 4 of 4 free throws in the final 1 1/2 minutes as UC Santa Barbara defeated Arizona State, 84-80, in the championship game of the Sun Devils’ tournament Thursday night at Tempe, Ariz.
The key basket came with 1:27 left, after a timeout, when Mike Doyle hit a three-pointer to give the Gauchos (9-0) the lead for good at 80-78.
Carrick DeHart scored 21 points and had 6 assists for Santa Barbara. McArthur, named the tournament’s most valuable player, had 19 points, 7 rebounds, 3 blocks and 3 steals. Trent Edwards scored 22 for Sun Devils (6-3).
In the consolation game, Victor Alexander scored 23 points to lead Iowa State (6-3) to a 99-73 victory over the University of San Francisco (7-5).
Oklahoma 128, Texas A&M; 80--With Stacey King out of the lineup with an injury, Tyrone Jones scored 32 points and Mookie Blaylock 28 as the No. 6 Sooners (9-0) beat the Aggies (7-4) in the All-College tournament at Oklahoma City.
King, who is averaging 26 points a game, broke the index finger on his shooting hand in practice this week and is out indefinitely.
In another first-round game, guard Joey Wright scored 32 points and Lance Blanks made two critical free throws as Texas edged Oklahoma State, 85-84.
Illinois 80, Georgia Tech 75--Lowell Hamilton scored 24 points and Nick Anderson had 15 points and 10 rebounds as the No. 4 Illini stopped the No. 17 Yellow Jackets (6-2) in the semifinals of the Rainbow tournament at Honolulu.
Illinois (11-0) will meet the winner of the Purdue-Hawaii game in tonight’s final.
La Salle 85, South Carolina 67--Lionel Simmons, a 6-foot 6-inch junior forward, scored a tournament-record 38 points to lead the Explorers (8-1) to an upset victory over the No. 16 Gamecocks (6-1) in the Cotton States tournament at Atlanta.
Simmons scored 10 points during a 19-0 burst that put the Explorers ahead, 25-8, with 6:58 left in the half.
LaSalle will face Georgia, a 58-54 winner over Princeton, in the championship game. Jody Patton made a 15-foot jumper with 24 seconds left to clinch the victory for the Bulldogs (8-2).
Michigan 100, Holy Cross 63--The No. 2 Wolverines, rebounding from their 70-66 loss to Alaska Anchorage in the first round, routed the Crusaders in the consolation game of the Utah tournament at Salt Lake City.
Glen Rice scored 28 points and Mark Hughes added 21 to lead Michigan (12-1).
In the championship game, tournament MVP Mitch Smith scored 22 points and had 14 rebounds in leading host Utah to a 75-68 victory over Alaska Anchorage.
Duke 94, Cornell 59--Danny Ferry scored 22 points and Christian Laettner, starting for the first time as a collegian, had 20 as the No. 1 Blue Demons (8-0) routed the Big Red (2-4) at Durham, N.C.
Duke held Cornell scoreless for the first 5 1/2 minutes in gaining a 17-0 lead.
Indiana 73, Utah St. 61--Tournament MVP Todd Jadlow tied a career-high with 27 points and the Hoosiers (10-4) beat the Aggies (2-7) in the championship game of the Hoosier tournament at Indianapolis.
Lyndon Jones scored 12 of his 17 points in a second-half run that gave Indiana the lead for good en route to its seventh straight victory.
Stanford 88, Furman 71--Todd Lichti scored 29 points and Adam Keefe had 20 as the Cardinal (7-3) topped the Paladins (4-4) in the first round of the Music City Invitational at Nashville, Tenn.
Lichti set a school record as he made all 12 of his shots from the floor. The 6-4 senior guard made 4 of 7 free throws.
Stanford will face host Vanderbilt in tonight’s title game. The Commodores (6-5) advanced by routing Cologate, 91-55.
Georgetown 74, South Florida 64--Charles Smith scored 16 of his 25 points in the second half, helping the No. 5 Hoyas (9-0) hold off the Bulls (4-2) to win the Tribune Invitational at Tampa, Fla.
Wyoming 80, Gonzaga 67--Reggie Fox scored 24 points and the Cowboys (6-4) held off the Zags (6-4) in the Wyoming Cowboy Shootout at Casper, Wyo.
Santa Clara 69, Navy 46--After the game was tied 26-26 at halftime, the Broncos (9-2) pulled away with an 18-0 run midway through the second half in the first round of the Cable Car tournament at Santa Clara. The Midshipmen are 3-4.
Ohio St. 77, St. John’s 72--Guard Jay Burson scored 23 points, including the deciding jumper with 25 seconds left, and the No. 15 Buckeyes (9-2) held off the Redmen (7-3) in the championship game of the ECAC Holiday Festival at New York. Burson, who scored 37 points for the Buckeyes in an opening-round victory over Florida, had only 4 four points at halftime against St. John’s.
In the third-place game, Livingston Chatman scored 19 points to lead Florida to a 59-52 victory over Fordham.
Washington State 65, E. Kentucky 58--Harold Wright scored 17 points and helped the Cougars (6-5) stave off a comeback effort by the Colonels (1-9) in the consolation game of the Toledo Holiday tournament.
Clemson 74, Oregon 61--Elden Campbell scored 16 points and had 8 rebounds despite second-half foul trouble as the Tigers (7-1) beat the Ducks (5-4) in the semifinals of the Far West tournament at Portland, Ore.
Clemson will face Oregon State, a 63-58 winner over Michigan State, in the title game.
Villanova 68, Florida State 67--Tom Greis scored 10 of his 14 points in the second half and the Wildcats (8-4) upset the No. 10 Seminoles in the title game of the Red Lobster tournament at Orlando, Fla.
Kansas 100, Iona 67--Milt Newton and Kevin Pritchard triggered a quick getaway and the No. 20 Jayhawks (9-1) breezed past the Gaels (5-5) in the first round of the BMA Holiday Classic at Kansas City, Mo. The Jayhawks will meet Southwest Missouri State in the title game.
Seton Hall 83, DePaul 60-- Andrew Gaze and Daryll Walker led the 13th-ranked Pirates (12-0) to a 35-point lead with 12 minutes left in the championship game of the Sugar Bowl tournament at New Orleans. DePaul is 8-5.
Tennessee 76, Memphis St. 74--Dyron Nix scored 27 points, including a breakaway dunk with a minute left, giving the No. 19 Volunteers (8-1) a victory over the Tigers (7-5) in the Volunteer tournament at Knoxville, Tenn.