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Clemson Beats Georgia Tech, 73-70

From Associated Press

Greg Buckner had 18 points and Tom Wideman scored 15 as No. 24 Clemson slowed No. 25 Georgia Tech’s march through the Atlantic Coast Conference, 73-70, Tuesday night at Clemson, S.C.

Clemson, 13-4 overall and 4-4 in the conference, had lost four of its previous five ACC games, but Buckner scored 12 points in the second half to give the Tigers a lift.

Stephon Marbury had 18 points to lead Georgia Tech (13-9, 6-2), but missed a possible game-tying shot with two seconds to play.

No. 1 Massachusetts 80, Fordham 50--Marcus Camby scored 24 points in his second game after returning from his collapse as the Minutemen romped to an Atlantic 10 victory at Amherst, Mass.

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Massachusetts (19-0, 7-0) led, 32-17, at halftime as their swarming defense held Fordham (2-15, 0-8) to six field goals.

No. 11 Memphis 80, St. Louis 63--Lorenzen Wright scored 27 points and had 16 rebounds as the Tigers (15-3, 6-1 in Conference USA) extended their home winning streak to 30 games, second-longest in the nation.

The Billikens are 12-7 and 3-5.

Indiana 76, No. 16 Iowa 73--Brian Evans scored 25 points and the Hoosiers (12-8, 5-3), held without a field goal for eight minutes in the second half, got their final six points on free throws to defeat the Hawkeyes (15-5, 4-4) in a Big Ten game at Bloomington, Ind.

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OTHER GAMES

Pittsburgh overcame Adrian Griffin’s 32 points and snapped a five-game losing streak with a 75-69 Big East Conference victory over Seton Hall (10-8, 6-5) at Pittsburgh. Chad Varga had 19 points to lead the Panthers (9-8, 4-5). . . . Roney Eford scored 24 points as Marquette (13-8, 3-4) remained unbeaten at home in 12 games by defeating Alabama Birmingham, 73-64. The Blazers are 13-8 and 3-4.

Darnell Robinson made a bank shot with 2:13 to play that helped Arkansas (13-6, 5-2) win its fourth consecutive game, a 76-68 victory over Louisiana State at Fayetteville, Ark. The Tigers (10-9, 2-5) scored only two points in the final 2:43. . . . Rob Preston scored 20 points and Donovan Brown had 14 points and 13 rebounds to lead Idaho State (7-10) past Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (9-10), 88-77, at Pocatello, Ida. . . . Eric Franson scored 19 points to lead Utah (11-10, 5-4) to a 70-60 Big West Conference victory over New Mexico State (6-11, 3-6) Monday night at Las Cruces, N.M.

College Basketball Notes

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New Mexico guard Kavossy Franklin will be sidelined four to six weeks after fracturing the fifth metacarpal in his left foot during the Lobos’ 82-64 loss to Utah Saturday.


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