COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP : Marquette Adds to Wisconsin Road Woes
Wisconsin Coach Stan Van Gundy says Marquette wanted it more than his Badgers.
Senior Tony Miller had the first triple-double of his career--18 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds--in helping Marquette (8-1) upend 19th-ranked Wisconsin, 80-65, Saturday in Milwaukee.
“It came down to who was going to play through the ugliness and come up with loose balls and make plays, and it was them and not us,” Van Gundy said as the Badgers (6-3) lost on the road for the 11th consecutive time.
Marquette’s victory was its first in the intrastate rivalry since early in the 1990-91 season.
Miller made two three-point shots as Marquette opened the second half with an 8-2 run for a 40-26 lead.
Marquette’s defense shut down the Badgers’ leading scorer, Michael Finley, who had 10 points, including only two in the second half.
Rashard Griffith kept Wisconsin alive in the second half when he scored 18 of his 22 points, but the Badgers couldn’t get close.
No. 1 North Carolina 95, North Carolina Asheville 77--Rasheed Wallace scored 22 points and Jerry Stackhouse added 21 as the Tar Heels (9-0) fended off the pesky Bulldogs (3-6) at Chapel Hill, N.C.
The Tar Heels, whose 31-point lead had been trimmed to 15, made all 10 free throws in the final 8:47 to assure the victory.
Forward Ralf Melis and guard Josh Kohn led Asheville with 13 points each.
No. 6 Kansas 93, Fort Hays State 55--Seven-footer Greg Ostertag had a career-high 23 points as the Jayhawks (8-1) dominated the inside against the outmatched Division II Tigers (7-2) at Lawrence, Kan.
No. 21 Iowa State 75, San Diego 55--Loren Meyer scored eight of his 30 points during a 29-12 run in the first half as the Cyclones (10-1) defeated the Toreros (3-6) at Ames, Iowa.
No. 23 Nebraska 108, Appalachian State 71--Guards Erick Strickland (21 points) and Jaron Boone (17 points) triggered runs of 22-0 and 16-5 as the Cornhuskers (11-1) posted their 10th consecutive victory with a rout of the Mountaineers (2-8) at Lincoln, Neb.
Voshon Lenard scored 25 points and became Minnesota’s third all-time leading scorer as the Gophers (9-3) routed Middle Tennessee State (4-3), 98-57, at Minneapolis. Lenard has 1,780 points. . . . Kenya Wilkins scored 22 points, including 11 in overtime, as Oregon (8-1) defeated the Montana (7-4), 102-97, in double overtime in Eugene, Ore.