COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP : Owls’ Chaney Faces Nightmare

From Associated Press

Cincinnati Coach Bob Huggins called it a cure for insomnia.

“If anyone has trouble sleeping tonight, just turn that on and watch a replay,” Huggins said of his team’s lackluster 60-41 victory over Temple on Friday night in the Tournament of Champions at Charlotte, N.C.

LaZelle Durden scored 17 points and No. 10 Cincinnati (3-0) held the Owls (1-1) to 22% shooting in their worst offensive night in John Chaney’s 13 seasons as coach.

“As you can see, we just don’t have the players who can put the ball in the basket,” said Chaney, who starts two freshmen. “I see talented young players that lack wisdom. Young players can’t get it done. We’re going to have to take our bruises this year.”


The Bearcats will play No. 2 North Carolina, a 95-58 winner over South Carolina, tonight.

Cincinnati capitalized on a 21-5 run to take a 28-10 lead early in the first half and a defensive series in which it held Temple for 12 minutes without a field goal, with the Owls missing 16 shots.

Not that any of that placated Huggins, who was upset about his team’s 40% shooting and 16 turnovers.

“Anytime we got into a rhythm we had a dumb attack,” he said.

No. 2 North Carolina 95, South Carolina 58--The Tar Heels made 15 of their first 17 shots and built a 40-point first-half lead.

“I told them . . . the game was over and you don’t tell your kids that too often at halftime,” said South Carolina Coach Eddie Fogler of the first head-to-head meeting between Tar Heel Coach Dean Smith and his former player and assistant.

Jerry Stackhouse finished with 22 points and Rasheed Wallace had 17 for North Carolina (3-0). Carey Rich led the Gamecocks (1-2) with 14.

No. 16 Connecticut 105, Yale 53--Donny Marshall scored 25 points and Brian Fair added 20 to lead the Huskies (3-0) over the Elis (0-3) at Hartford, Conn.


No. 22 Syracuse 83, Kent 50--John Wallace had 21 points, 10 rebounds and six blocked shots and the Orangemen held Kent (0-1) to 13 points in the opening half in the first round of the Carrier Classic at Syracuse.

The Orangemen (2-1) advanced to the championship game against Davidson (2-1), an 88-77 winner over Iona in the early game.


Bevan Thomas made two free throws and two layups in the final 1:07 to give Boston College (2-1) an 81-75 victory over Holy Cross (1-2) at Worcester, Mass. . . . Adrian Griffin scored 24 points for Seton Hall (2-1), which set a Meadowlands Arena record for points in a 110-72 victory over Long Island University (1-1). The Pirates also tied a record for turnovers with 30. . . . Bryant Reeves scored 33 points as Oklahoma State (3-2) breezed to an 85-58 victory over Appalachian State (1-3) in the Bank IV Classic at Tulsa. The Cowboys advanced to a game tonight against Texas A&M; (2-3), a 60-58 winner over Oral Roberts (0-3). . . . Kareem Townes’s 46 points led La Salle (2-0) to an 85-49 victory over Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (0-3) in the first round of the MetLife Classic at San Francisco. In tonight’s final, the Explorers play San Francisco, a 67-65 winner over Louisiana Tech. . . . Demond Davis had 14 points, nine rebounds and four steals as Kansas State (2-1) coasted, 80-48, past Missouri Kansas City (0-3) in Manhattan, Kan.