No. 2-ranked Arkansas, after discovering the key to stopping Houston was keeping 7-foot-1 Alvaro Teheran away from offensive rebounds, pulled away to a 95-79 victory Sunday in a Southwest Conference game at Fayetteville, Ark.
At halftime, Teheran had five offensive rebounds and 16 points and the Cougars were within four points. But Teheran had no offensive rebounds and only two points in the second half.
Lee Mayberry’s dunk off an alley-oop pass from Todd Day started a nine-point run that finished the Cougars.
Arkansas, 13-1 overall and 2-0 in the SWC, led by 13 points in the first half but only 47-43 at halftime.
Houston (9-3, 1-1) had 28 turnovers and lost the ball on three consecutive possessions during the nine-point run started by Mayberry’s dunk.
Mayberry scored 27 points on 11-of-15 shooting and Day also scored 27. Ron Huery had a season-high 22.
No. 24 Georgia Tech 101, Wake Forest 91--Kenny Anderson scored 32 points, including 10 in 43 seconds midway through the second half, as the 24th-ranked Yellow Jackets won at Atlanta.
Anderson made a three-pointer with 12:02 remaining, then stole the ball and made a three-point play. After Wake Forest Coach David Odom was assessed a technical foul, Anderson made both free throws and then made another three-pointer for a 74-56 Georgia Tech lead with 11:19 remaining.
Malcom Mackey scored 21 points for Georgia Tech (6-3, 1-0).
Wake Forest (6-3, 1-1) pulled within eight points twice in the last seven minutes, but reserve guard Brian Domalik hit three three-pointers to turn back the Deamon Deacons.
Chris King scored 25 points for Wake Forest.
Terrell Brandon, who led all scorers with 33 points, sent Oregon into overtime against Stanford with a three-pointer and then clinched an 81-77 victory with three free throws in a Pacific 10 game at Eugene, Ore.
Brandon’s three-point basket with 10 seconds to play in regulation tied the game, 67-67, to force the extra period.
The Ducks had to overcome a 33-23 halftime deficit, which Stanford expanded to 46-29 before Oregon rallied.
Two minutes into overtime, Oregon center Richard Lucas gave the Ducks (7-5, 2-0) a 74-73 lead they never gave up.
Lucas had 19 points and freshman guard Jordy Lyden had 15 for the Ducks.
Kenny Amman scored 19 to lead Stanford (7-5, 0-2). Center Adam Keefe and forward Andrew Vlahov each had 18.
Doug Hartsfield scored six points in the final 1:54 of overtime as Mississippi State rallied to beat Mississippi, 84-80, in a Southeastern Conference game at Starkville, Miss. Hartsfield, who scored 16 points, made four free throws and a 15-foot jump shot in overtime as Mississippi State (9-2, 2-0) won. Greg Carter scored 21 points to lead Mississippi State, which never led by more than two points until Hartsfield’s jump shot with 27 seconds left in overtime. For Mississippi (6-5, 0-2), Joe Harvell scored 26 points despite having dizzy spells throughout the game because of the flu. . . . Tank Collins, a senior from Pomona, scored a career-high 28 points to lead New Orleans (11-1) to an 84-77 victory over Coppin State (4-8) at New Orleans. Dwight Myvett, a junior from Los Angeles’ Crenshaw High, added 17 points. . . . Phil Lott scored 26 points, including the go-ahead three-pointer, to help Hawaii defeat Brigham Young, 74-65, in a Western Athletic Conference game played Saturday night. Hawaii improved to 9-4, 1-1, and BYU fell to 7-8, 1-1. Scott Moon led BYU with 22 points and Shawn Bradley had 12.