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COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP : Georgia Tech Upset by Whom?

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From Associated Press

Georgia Tech may have been looking ahead to No. 2 Massachusetts. But that didn’t matter to Mount St. Mary’s Coach Jim Phelan after the biggest victory in his 42 years at the tiny Maryland school.

Jeff Balistrere scored his only basket at the buzzer and Mount St. Mary’s shocked No. 21 Georgia Tech, 71-69, Monday night at Atlanta.

The Mountaineers (4-2), with the fourth-smallest enrollment in Division I with 1,400 students at the Emmitsburg, Md., school, were led by Chris McGuthrie’s 37 points, including eight three-point baskets.

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Georgia Tech (6-4), which beat No. 25 Louisville last Saturday and faces Massachusetts on Friday, had tied the score, 69-69, with 20 seconds to play when freshman Stephon Marbury made one of two free throws.

The Mountaineers held the ball until the final seconds when a shot by Riley Inge from the corner missed, but Mount St. Mary’s regained possession with 0.7 seconds left.

Inge then found Balistrere alone under the basket with the inbounds pass for the winner before a stunned crowd of 8,562 at The Omni.

“I can’t remember a bigger win,” Phelan said of his 741st victory at the school against 394 losses. “I think we caught them perhaps in between good wins and tough games.”

No. 1 Kansas 103, Pittsburg State 48--The Jayhawks (7-0) scored 31 consecutive points at one point midway through the game and pulled away to win easily at Lawrence, Kan.

The Division II Gorillas (3-6) committed 33 turnovers.

Playing limited time because of the competition, Scot Pollard had 16 points, Paul Pierce 13 and Jerod Haase 12 to lead Kansas.

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No. 6 Georgetown 88, St. Francis (Pa.) 55--Allen Iverson had 15 points and nine assists as the Hoyas won in a rout at Landover, Md.

Georgetown (8-1) opened the game with a 13-2 run. St. Francis (1-4) began the game with five consecutive turnovers.

Othella Harrington had 15 points and four blocked shots to lead Georgetown.

No. 12 Wake Forest 91, Appalachian State 50--Jerry Braswell returned from a season-long academic suspension with 10 points to help the Deacons win at Winston-Salem, N.C.

Tim Duncan had 15 points, eight rebounds, six blocks and three assists in 28 minutes for Wake Forest (5-1). The Mountaineers (2-5) were led by Clinton Crosston’s 14 points.

No. 15 Missouri 81, Austin Peay 58--Simeon Haley scored a career-high 22 points and his twin brother, Sammie, added 19 as Missouri won easily at Columbia, Mo.

The 7-foot twins started the second half together and took advantage of the smaller Austin Peay team.

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The brothers grabbed 21 of Missouri’s 55 rebounds, blocked six shots and altered several others.

The Tigers improved to 7-1. The Governors fell to 3-4.

No. 17 Michigan 84, Cleveland State 55--Freshmen Albert White and Louis Bullock had 21 and 17 points, respectively, at Ann Arbor, Mich., as the Wolverines won their seventh in a row.

Maurice Taylor added 13 points for Michigan (9-2). Cleveland State (1-6) got 12 points from Brian Hocevar.

No. 22 Virginia Tech 68, West Virginia 62--Ace Custis scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Virginia Tech at Blacksburg, Va., giving Bill Foster his 498th career coaching victory.

Shawn Smith led Virginia Tech (4-1) with 17 points. Damian Owens and Goron Malone led West Virginia (3-3) with 13 points each.

PACIFIC 10

Oregon State 68, New Orleans 61--Sophomore guard Rob Williams scored a career-high 20 points to lead Oregon State at New Orleans.

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The Beavers (2-4) also got 16 points from Sasa Petrovic. Tyrone Garris scored 17 points to lead New Orleans (2-2).

OTHERS

Steve Nash scored 20 points but it was Marion Garnett’s three-point basket with 53 seconds to play that gave Santa Clara (7-2) an 80-78 victory over Illinois State (4-3) at Normal, Ill. Garnett finished with 12 points. . . . Andre Owens scored 13 points and had seven assists and seven rebounds as Oklahoma State (5-1) pulled away against Michigan State (4-5) in the second half for a 68-57 victory at Stillwater, Okla. . . . Senior swingman Erick Strickland scored 16 of his 24 points in the first half as Nebraska (7-2) cruised to a 94-76 victory over Northeastern Illinois (3-5) at Lincoln, Neb.

Notes

David Daniels’ three-point basket with 2.1 seconds to play rallied Athletes in Action to an 81-80 exhibition victory over No. 25 Louisville at Louisville, Ky. . . . Junior guard Darnell Hoskins announced he’s leaving Wisconsin for personal reasons. . . . Ted Ellis and Keaton Hyman, the senior starting backcourt for Manhattan, have been dismissed from the team for the rest of the season. The school said the disciplinary action was taken because of “unacceptable behavior in the residence halls” by the players. . . . The Georgia Bulldogs (6-1) climbed into the Associated Press top 25 poll--with a No. 18 ranking--for the first time since the preseason and the first five weeks of the 1990-91 season. . . . In women’s basketball, Shawnee State ended Capital’s NCAA Division III record 60-game winning streak with a 100-81 victory at Columbus, Ohio. It was the first defeat for the two-time defending national champions since Jan. 8, 1994.

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