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J ) THE PALM BEACH POST SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1997 58 College Basketball Hurricanes forcing fans indoors : Saturday's scores The basketball program deserves attention, shifting the focus to a different venue. MIAMI Just what Butch Davis needs at the end of a 5-6 season, the challenge of fielding a football team the undefeated Hurricanes basketball team can be proud of. Even the attendance at Saturday's Miami-Georgetown game is a threat to the balance of power. There were 8,031 at Miami Arena fir- 1 1 Dave George i I M P My ; ft I: Y & , V " : r J7? 1 to see the Hurricanes handle the Hoyas 66-56. According to the sudden change in perspective, that made the building seem half full as compared with the half-empty Orange Bowl of Miami football. "I'm always pleased to see people in the seats," said Miami coach Leonard Hamilton, who was so pumped up by the rowdy atmosphere that he was whistled for his first technical foul in nearly three seasons. "Having people here is so very important to the development of our basketball program." It shouldn't be that way, of course, but this is South Florida and hoops will always be an uphill battle. The Hurricanes have certainly done their part, going 12-3 at Miami Arena last season and knocking off two Big East opponents here this week. Come down some time for a little comparison shopping. I think you'll find the 16-man Miami basketball roster far more concentrated than their helmeted brethren, 57 strong, when it comes to raw energy, outrageous heart and, yes, pure athletic ability, too. Tim James, 6-feet-7 in body and 7-3 in spirit, is the coolest 'Canes athlete in years. He led Miami with 22 points and 13 rebounds Saturday but it is his shot-blocking that brings down the house. When he slapped a three-point shot by Georgetown's Nat Burton in the first half, clearing the ball into the fifth row, the Hoyas hunkered down for a long night. Kevin Norris, a 5-9 senior, is another bulging eyefull. He will soon be Miami's all-time assists leader and Saturday Norris' classy ballhandling easily out-slicked the Georgetown press. That's a greater strength-against-strength result than any of Butch's third-and-1 calls this fall. Of course Hamilton wouldn't want anyone to pit the two Miami programs against one another. That would be counterproductive, even catty. Acknowledging that the Miami basketball team exists would be a nice start, however. Too many fans down here have missed that basic point, remembering Miami Arena as a college basketball venue only because the Florida Gators won an NCAA regional here in 1994. "You grow up with games like this," Hamilton said, still measuring the program like a proud papa in his eighth season as Miami coach. It's an arduous climb, one in which last year's regular-season sweep of Georgetown barely rates a mention. The Hoyas, 3-3 in 1997, are down. The Hurricanes, replenishing with South Florida high school stars like Dwayne Wimbley of Fort Lauderdale, have only begun to howl. "Leonard's kids play hard," said John THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Miami's Dwayne Wimbley gets a jump on Georgetown's Trez Kilpatrick during the first half. The Hurricanes are unbeaten in the Big East after defeating the Hoyas 66-65. you'll appreciate what's going on down here. Two minutes and 44 seconds remain with Miami up 52-47. James goes to the free throw line and misses. Twice. Oh, no. ; Wait a second, though. James also re-! bounds his own miss, gets stuffed by a hulking Hoya, then somehow gets his hands on the ball and scores on a short but very sweet hook shot. Oh, wow. j "I thought we had Miami in a good position," Thompson said, "and then their poise came through." ; That does it. Give my Heisman vote to Tim James and the Carquest Bowl bid to Leonard Hamilton's hustling Hurricanes. If Miami is to remain a football school, the honors should at least go to the athletes who deserve them most. Thompson, Georgetown's largest legend. "They're winning ballgames while they're learning. That's what is frightening about them." OK, so the Hurricanes are better than Georgetown right now. That's difficult enough to conceptualize. But are they better than Gonzaga? No, not Gesundheit. I'm talking about Gonzaga, the team that received as many votes in last week's AP poll as unranked Miami. Perhaps this is all too much to swallow in one exotic Saturday night, what with Cameroon's Ruben Boumtje Boumtje playing for the Hoyas and a 7-foot Brit named Nick Donovan logging five pointless minutes off the Miami bench. Capture a brief image, however, of one Tim James sequence from this gritty victory and Mass -Boston 71, E. Connecticut 65 Mass.-Dartmouth 82, Wheaton, Mass. 74 Massachusetts 61, Marshall 59 Millersville U, Lock Haven 72 Misericordia 76, Gwynedd Mercy 64 Muhlenberg 65, Gettysburg 54 New England Coll. 102, Lyndon St. 51 New Haven 63, Mass -Lowell 62 Notre Dame 73, Pittsburgh 69 Nyack 72, Holy Family 66 Penn St. 93, Lehigh 50 Pitt -Bradford 91, Alfred 77 Pitt -Johnstown 66, W. Va. Weslyn 67 Plymouth St. 64, W. Connecticut 75 Princeton 73, Lafayette 48 RPI 78, Hartwick 56 Rowan 66, Rutgers-Camden 67 S. Connecticut 84, Albany. N Y. 75, OT Salve Regina 87, Framingham St. 75 Shenandoah 91, Villa Julie 77 Springfield 77, Tufts 69 St. Francis, NY 65, Brown 64 St. Francis, Pa. 76, Bucknell 73 St. Joseph's 67, Old Dominion 53 St. Rose 72, Adelphi 65 St. Thomas Aquinas 74, Binghamton St. 54 Stockton St. 66, Ramapo 54 Stonehill 95, Merrimack 65 Stony Brook 66, Sacred Heart 59 Susquehanna 76, Elizabethtown 58 Syracuse 70, Boston College 52 Thiel 81, Kenyon 72 Ursinus 83, W. Maryland 79 Vermont 90, St. Michael's 76 Villanova 72, Seton Hall 57 Wesleyan, Conn. 102, Worcester Tech 76 West Virginia 86, St. John's 70 Widener 78, Juniata 63 Wilkes 98, FDU-Madison 79 Williams 90, Middlebury 74 Worcester St. 92, E. Nazarene 72 SOUTH Akron 101, Fla. International 90 Asbury 104, Cincinnati Bible 67 Auburn 79, Florida A&M 69 Auburn-Montgomery 91, Faulkner 77 Barry 83, Nova Southeastern 79 Belmont 74, Sewanee 69 Berea 98, Emmanuel 64 Berry 67, King, Tenn. 65 Bryan 73, Milligan 68 Carson-Newman 58, Wingate 57 Clark Atlanta 62, N.C. Central 61 Clemson 71, Furman 62 Coll. of Charleston 56, Citadel 44 Duke 103, Virginia 59 East Carolina 74, Campbell 62 Emory & Henry 61, Guilford 78 Flagler 71, Voorhees63 Florida St. 74, Jacksonville 44 Ga. Southwestern 86, West Georgia 83 Georgia Tech 84, Delaware St. 63 Greensboro 84, Newport News 73 Hampden-Sydney 79, Lynchburg 65 Hampton U. 71, Norfolk St. 64 Houston 92, McNeese St. 81 Johnson C. Smith 79, Morris Brown 75 Lambuth 116, Harris-Stowe 92 Lees-McRae 80, Ersklne 69 Lipscomb 75, Taylor 63 Louisiana Tech 82, Stephen F.Austin 57 Miami 66, Georgetown 56 Middle Tenn. 67, Tennessee Tech 48 Mississippi St. 67, Oklahoma 65, OT Montevallo 104, Talladega 85 Murray St. 91, Morehead St. 69 N. Kentucky 60, Wis.-Parkside 48 N.C. Charlotte 68, VMI 70 N.C. Wesleyan 71, Wesley 68 NE Louisiana 66, Centenary 72 Oglethorpe 96, Huntingdon 63 Pensacola Christian 67, Florida Coll. 75 Purdue 87, Louisville 69 Randolph-Macon 99, S. Virginia 40 Roanoke 97, Va. Wesleyan 75 Rollins 80, St. Thomas, Fla. 67 S.C.-Spartanburg 74, N.C.-Pembroke 58 Salisbury St. 117, Lincoln, Pa. 101 Savannah St. 69, Claflin 67 Shaw 90, St. Augustine's 75 South Carolina 67, Chattanooga 55 St. Leo 99, Puerto Rico 63 Tenn.-Martin 67, E. Kentucky 64 Tusculum 90, Gardner-Webb 74 Tuskegee 78, Ala.-Huntsville 60 Utah 62, Wake Forest 53 Webber 98, Clearwater Christian 72 West Alabama 83, Lane 73 Wilmington, Ohio 73, Kentucky Christian 47 MIDWEST Alma 68, Goshen 64 Baldwin-Wallace 73, Marietta 67 Bellarmine 87, Quincy 75 Bradley 76, Oakland, Mich. 35 Butler 65, Indiana St. 63 Capital 72, Hiram Col. 65 Carleton 61, St. Thomas, Minn. 69 Chicago 62, Kalamazoo 59 ' Cincinnati 85, Wright St. 60 Culver-Stockton 88, Lindenwood 63 Dayton 81, E. Michigan 76 Detroit 77, W. Michigan 59 Dominican, Calif. 64, Grace 61 E. Illinois 73, Tennessee St. 70 Evansville 96, Charleston Southern 67 Findlay 78, Saginaw Val. St. 71 Grand Valley St. 90, Rochester 56 Grinnell 141, Martin Luther 137, OT Gustav Adolphus 85, Bethel, Minn. 67 Hamline 80, Macalester 61 Hope 86, Aquinas 69 Huntington 63, Indiana-Southeast 43 Illinois St. 76, Drake 57 Illinois Weslyn 84, Aurora 76 Indianapolis 69, Lewis 53 John Carroll 84, Otterbein 58 Kansas St. 101, Coastal Carolina 72 Kentucky 75, Indiana 72 Knox 61, St. NorbertSS Lake Forest 76, Beloit 62 Manchester 87, Eureka 64 Mankato St. 70, Winona St. 60 Mercyhurst 74, Lake Superior St. 54 Miami, Ohio 65, Va. Commonwealth 75 Michigan 63, UNLV 59 Michigan St. 85, Cleveland St. 54 Michigan Tech 83, Ashland 67 Millikin75, Blackburn 66 Mount Union 61, Ohio Northern 76 Muskingum 66, Heidelberg 63 N. Dakota St. 64, Bemidii St. 50 N. Michigan 87, Wayne, Mich. 79 Nebraska-Omaha 102, Southwestern, Kan. 68 North Central 82, Illinois Tech 63 North Park 94, Judson 84, OT Northwd, Mich. 85, Gannon 79 Northwestern 72, DePaul 59 Ohio Weslyn 95, Defiance 77 Ripon92, Illinois Col. 66 SlU-Edwardsville 85, Ind.-Pur.-Ft. Wayne 73 SW Baptist 115, Messenger 48 Saint Louis 57, Illinois 51 Shawnee St. 72, Ohio Dominican 70 Siena Heights 85, Hillsdale 68 South Florida 67, Ohio St. 49 St. Scholastics 86, Lakeland 61 Temple 59, Wisconsin 49 Tri-State 74, Purdue-Calumet 72 Valley City St. 81, Dakota St. 63 Valparaiso 85, Elmhurst 70 Wabash 62, Thomas More 74 Walsh 107, Spalding 66 Wis. -Green Bay 64, N. Iowa 57 Wis.-Oshkosh 96, Northland 68 Wis.-Superior 70, WIs.-LaCrosse 55 Wis.-Whitewater 75, WIs.-Eau Claire 63 Wittenberg 68, Oberlin 54 Wooster 73, Lake Erie 49 Youngstown St. 75, Mo -Kansas City 60 SOUTHWEST Arkansas 75, Missouri 46 Arkansas St. 72, Texas-Arlington 64 Austin Col. 80, Mary Hardin-Baylor 73 Hardin-Simmons 103, Howard Payrre 66 Houston Baptist 105, Concordia, Texas 81 Lamar 74, Sacramento St. 62 Lubbock Christian 107, St. Edward's, Texas 75 McMurry 107, Sul Ross St. 70 Midwestern St., Texas 75, Cameron 73 Oklahoma St. 81, Washington 66 Sam Houston St. 69, Wis.-Milwaukee 67 Texas A&M-Kingsville 66, Cent. Oklahoma 70 Texas Christian 133, Morgan St. 74 Texas Tech 106, SW Louisiana 97 U. of the Ozarks 61, Dallas 76 FAR WEST Arizona St. 83, Portland St. 66 Fort Hays St. 65, Mesa, Colo. 82 Stanford 76, Georgia 74 UC Santa Barbara 92, San Francisco St. 50 UCLA 69, New Mexico 58 TOURNAMENTS Ameritas Classic Third Place N.C.-Wilmington 65, Cornell 49 Arkansas-Monticello Tournament Second Round Delta St. 63, Belhaven 56 Best Western-Coca-Cola Classic Championship Lincoln Memorial 77, Va. Intermont 59 Best WesternCoca-Cola Holiday Classic Third Place Union, Ky. 66, Clinch Valley 51 Bulldog Invitational Second Round Lindsey Wilson 68, Pikeville 74 Cyclone Challenge Third Place SW Texas St. 83, Texas Southern 74 Don Click Invitational Championship Bridgewater.Va. 99, E. Mennonlte 92 Emporia Jaycee Classic Third Place Rockhurst 72, Tabor 69 Ferrum Rotary Classic Tournament First Round Ferrum 87, Wash. 6, Jeff. 76 Goucher 83, Lehman 52 First Merchants BankCVC Classic Third Place Long Island U. 105, Qulnnlpiac 68 Food For The Hungry Holiday Invitational Championship College of West Va. 105, Mount Vernon Nazarene 96 Third Place Dominican, N Y. 95, Seneca, Canada 63 Hillyard Tipoff Third Place Mo. Southern 101, Avlla79 Jim Reed Chamber Classic Championship Georgetown, Ky. 94, Olivet Nazarene 90 Third Place Barber-Scotia 77, Concordia, Mich. 58 Lopata Classic Third Place Washington & Lee 55, Occidental 46 Marsh Invitational Championship Anderson, Ind. 86, Marian, Ind. 84 Third Place Robert Morris-Chicago 95, Indiana-East 59 Nazereth Tournament Third Place Cazenovia 70, Medialle 67 Men EAST Allegheny 90, Denison 74 Allenlown 90, Kings, Pa. 77 Assumption 98, Pace 69 Bales 55, Maine Maritime 50 Cabrini 87, Alvernla 79 Canlslus 73, Siena 72 Cent. Michigan 65, Robert Morris 62 Clarion 84, Mansfield 62 Clark U. 112, Norwich 96 Clarkson 61, Hobart 60 Colby-Sawyer 83, Bridgewater.Mass. 61 Connecticut Coll. 74, Coast Guard 69 Curry 65, Purchase St. 47 Daemen 100, Centennial 65 Duquesne 08, Radford 82 Grove City 83, Hiibert 41 Harvard 81, Holy Cross 70 Kean 77, Montclair St. 69 Keene St. 82, Rhode Island Coll. N LeMoyne 68, American Intl. 52 Lebanon Val. 89, Moravian 70 Loyola, Md. 88, St. Peter's 83 MIT 68, Wentworth Tech 64 Mass.-Boston 71, E. Connecticut 65 Mass -Dartmouth 82, Wheaton, Mass. 74 .. Massachusetts 61, Marshall 59 Mlsericordia 76, Gwynedd Mercy 64 Muhlenberg 65, Gettysburg 54 New Haven 63, Mass.-Lowell 62 , Newberry 99, Manchester 81 Notre Dame 73, Pittsburgh 69 Nyack 72, Holy Family 68 . Penn St. 93, Lehigh 50 , Plymouth St. 84, W. Connecticut 75 , RPI 78, Hartwick 58 , Rowan 86, Rutgers-Camden 67 S. Connecticut 84, Albany, N Y. 75, OT . Salve Regina 87, Framingham St. 75 . Shenandoah 91, Villa Julie 77 . Springfield 77, Tufts 69 . St. Rose 72, Adelphi 65 . St. Thomas Aquinas 74, Binghamton St. 54 . Stonehill 95, Merrimack 85 . Stony Brook 68, Sacred Heart 59 Susquehanna 76, Ellzabethtown 58 Thiel 81, Kenyon 72 . Vermont 90, St. Michael's 76 Villanova 72, Seton Hall 57 West Virginia 86, St. John's 70 Widener 78, Juniata 63 Wilkes 98, FDU-Madison 79 Williams 90, Middlebury 74 Worcester St. 92, E. Nazarene 72 SOUTH Asbury 104, Cincinnati Bible 67 Auburn 79, Florida A&M 69 Barber-Scotia 66, St. Paul's 61 Berea 96, Emmanuel 64 Duke 103, Virginia 59 Emory & Henry 81, Guilford 78 Florida St. 74, Jacksonville 44 Georgia Tech 84, Delaware St. 63 Greensboro 84, Newport News 73 Hampden-Sydney 79, Lynchburg 65 Hampton U. 71, Norfolk St. 64 Houston 92, McNeese St. 81 Lipscomb 75, Taylor 63 Mississippi St. 67, Oklahoma 65, OT Murray St. 91, Morehead St. 69 N. Kentucky 60, Wis.-Parkslde 48 N.C. Charlotte 88, VMI 70 N.C. Wesleyan 71, Wesley 68 NE Louisiana 88, Centenary 72 Oglethorpe 96, Huntingdon 63 Pensacola Christian 87, Florida Coll. 75 Randolph-Macon 99, S. Virginia 40 Roanoke 97, Va. Wesleyan 75 Savannah St 89, Claflin 87 St. Leo 99, Puerto Rico 63 Tenn.-Martin 67, E. Kentucky 64 Utah 62, Wake Forest 53 MIDWEST Baldwin-Wallace 73, Marietta 67 Bellarmlne87, Quincy75 Bradley 76, Oakland, Mich. 35 Butler 65, Indiana St. 63 Chicago 62, Kalamaioo59 Cincinnati 85, Wright St. 60 Culver-Stockton 88, Lindenwood 83 Detroit 77, W. Michigan 59 Findlay 78, Saginaw Val. St. 71 Grinnell 141, Martin Luther 137, OT Gustav Adolphus 85, Bethel, Minn. 67 HamllneSO, Macalester61 Hope 86, Aquinas 69 Huntington 83, Indiana-Southeast 43 Kansas St. 101, Coastal Carolina 72 Kentucky 75, Indiana 72 Knox 61, St. Norbert58 Lake Forest 76, Beloit 62 Mercyhurst 74, Lake Superior St. 54 Miami, Ohio 85, Va. Commonwealth 75 Michigan 83, UNLV 59 Michigan Tech 83, Ashland 67 Mount Union 81, Ohio Northern 76 Muskingum 6B, Heidelberg 63 N. Michigan 87, Wayne, Mich. 79 North Central 82, Illinois Tech 63 ' Northwd, Mich. 85, Gannon 79 Northwestern 72, DePaul 59 Ripon92, Illinois Col. 68 SlU-Edwardsville 85, Ind.-Pur.-Ft. Wayne 73 Saint Louis 57, Illinois 51 South Florida 67, Ohio St. 49 St. Scholastics 86, Lakeland 61 Temple 59, Wisconsin 49 Trl-State 74, Purdue-Calumet 72 Wabash 82, Thomas More 74 Walsh 107, Spalding 66 Wls.-Oshkosh 98, Northland 68 Wis.-Superior 70, WIs.-LaCrosse 55 Wis.-Whitewater 75, Wis.-Eau Claire 63 Wittenberg 88, Oberlln 54 Wooster 73, Lake Erie 49 SOUTHWEST Arkansas 75, Missouri 46 Arkansas St. 72, Texas-Arlington 64 Austin Col. 80, Mary Hardin-Baylor 73 Hardln-Slmmons 103, Howard Payne 66 Lamar 74, Sacramento St. 62 Lubbock Christian 107, St. Edward's, Texas 75 McMurry 107, Sul Ross St. 70 Oklahoma St. 81, Washington 66 Texas Christian 133, Morgan St. 74 U. of the Ozarks 81, Dallas 76 FAR WEST Arizona St. 83, Portland St. 66 Stanford 76, Georgia 74 UC Santa Barbara 92, San Francisco St. 50 UCLA 69, New Mexico 58 TOURNAMENTS Arkansas-Monticello Tournament Second Round Delta St. 63, Belhaven 56 Best WesternCoca-Cola Holiday Classic Third Place Union, Ky. 86, Clinch Valley 51 Bulldog Invitational Second Round Lindsey Wilson 88, Pikeville 74 Cyclone Challenge Third Place SW Texas St. 83, Texas Southern 74 Don Glick Invitational Third Place Marymount, Va. 102, Capital 46 Ferrum Rotary Classic Tournament First Round Ferrum 87, Wash. & Jeff. 76 Goucher 83, Lehman 52 First Merchants BankCVC Classic Third Place Long Island U. 105, Quinniplac68 Food For The Hungry Holiday Invitational Championship College of West Va. 105, Mount Vernon Naza-rene 96 Third Place Dominican, N Y. 95, Seneca, Canada 63 Fred Raizk Classic Championship Wilmington, Ohio 73, Kentucky Christian 47 Marsh Invitational Championship Anderson, Ind. 86, Marian, Ind. 84 Third Place Robert Morris-Chicago 95, Indiana-East 59 Nazereth Tournament Third Place Cazenovia 70, Medialle 67 . Rose-Hulman Invitational , First Round Rose-Hulman 70, Cal Tech 17 Santa Lucia Classic Championship Trinity, III. 75, Indiana Tech 66 Third Place Barat 74, Kendall 71 Sheraton Inn Pioneer Classic Championship St. Vincent 68, Malone 56 Third Place Cent. St., Ohio 85, Sheridan 71 SuperAmerica Tip-off Third Place Brescia 80, Patten 65 TCBY Holiday Tournament Championship Southern Miss. 68, Ark.-Llttle Rock 57 Third Place Eton 84, Miss. Vallev St. 70 Women EAST Alabama 61, Boston U. 53 Allegheny 90, Denison 74 Allentown90, Kings, Pa. 77 Assumption 98, Pace 69 Bates 55, Maine Maritime 50 Bluefield St. 73, W. Virginia Tech 72 Cabrini 87, Alvernia 79 Canisius 73, Siena 72 Cent. Michigan 65, Robert Morris 62 Charleston, W.Va. 89, Glenville St. 68 Clarion 84, Mansfield 62 Clark U. 112, Norwich 96 Clarkson 61, Hobart 60 Colby-Sawyer 63, Bridgewater.Mass. 68 College of N.J. 85, Jersey City St. 8C Concord 95, Ohio Valley 93 Concordia, N Y. 87, Molloy 64 Connecticut Coll. 74, Coast Guard 69 Curry 65, Purchase St. 47 Daemen 100, Centennial 65 Delaware 77, Hofstra 75 Dowling 80, C W Post 62 Drexel 65, Towson 60 Duquesne 68, Radford 62 Franklin & Marshall 70, Haverford 64 Grove City 63, Hiibert 4t Harvard 81, Holy Cross 70 Kean 77, Montclair St. 69 Keene St. 82, Rhode Island Coll. 80 LeMoyne 68, American Intl. 52 Lebanon Val. 69, Moravian 70 Loyola, Md 66, St. Peter's 63 MIT 66, Wentworth Tech 64 way with 22 points, 13 Jones leads HURRICANES From IB half. His first, with 9:54 left in the game, put the Hurricanes ahead for good, 41-40. Frazier's second . three-pointer came five minutes later and gave UM its largest lead to that point, 50-42. "We weren't scoring and needed a big shot," said Frazier, who received a sixth year of eligibility this year from the NCAA after missing two seasons with knee injuries. "Those are the shots I should be taking and should be knocking down." James, the 6-foot-7 junior leap- the second UM player to register 400 assists in a career, scored six points with seven assists and held Georgetown's Kenny Brunner to 4-of-17 shooting. "Their energy level is very high," Thompson said. "They're winning games while they're learning. That's what is frightful about them." The victory gives UM its first seven-game winning streak since the 1965-66 season and its best start since 1962-63 when the Hurricanes opened with nine straight victories. Judging by Saturday's crowd Florida State keeps it simple in Jacksonville win rebounds size, the Hurricanes' success ap-; pears to be catching. ; "My freshman year there1 were, like, three people in the; stands," said ' Norris, a senior. "So this feels real good." i GEORGETOWN (3-3) - Aw 2-5 0-1 4, Kilpatrick 6-15 0-2 U, White 4-5 0-0 8, Brunner 4-17 2-5 10, Long Z-5 1-2 5, Jackson 4-7 1-2 9, Burton 1-6 2-4 4, Touomou 0-1 0-0 0, Gibson 0-2 0-0 0, Boumtje Boumtie 1-6 0-0 1, Watkins 0-0 0-1 0. Totals 249 6-17 So. MIAMI (7-0) - Barnes 5-9 2-3 12, James 718 8-12 22, Bland 0-2 8-10 8, Hemsley 3-10 3-4 10, Norris 1-e 4-4 6, Frazier 3-7 0-0 8, Tyler 0-0 0-0 0, Byars-Dawson 0-I 0-0 0, Donovan 0-2 0-0 0, Wimbley 0-1 04 0. Totals 19-56 25-33 66. . !. Half time-Georgetown 28, Miami 25. Three-point goals-Georgetown 2-16 (Kilpatrick 2-4, Touomou 0-1, Long 0-2, Brunner 0-4, Burton 0-5), Miami 3-15 (Frazier 2-5, Hemsley 1-6, Norris 0-4). Fouled out-Georgetown White, Long. Rebounds-Georgetown 46 (Kilpatrick 8), Miami 47 (James 13). Assists-Georgetown 13 (Brunner 11), Miami 13 (Norris 7).. Total fouls-Georgetown 26, Miami 15. A 8,031. , None. Rebounds-South Florida 33 (Reeves 8), Ohio State 36 (Redd 10). Assists-Sou'h Florida 16 (Lamb 5), Ohio State 6 (Singleton 2). Total fouls-South Florida 23, Ohio State 16. A-8,686. ' B Auburn 79, Florida A&M 69: Doc Robinson scored 17 points to lead five Aurburn players in double figures and the Tigers used a 9-0 run midway through the second half to pull away at home. After trailing 54-44, A&M's Willie Bullock hit a three-pointer to tie the game at 54-54 with 11:30 remaining. Auburn (5-1) then reeled off nine straight points, with Franklin Williams' jumper at 9:37 opening the Tigers' lead to 63-54. ; Florida A&M (2-4) led by as many as seven points early in the game and trailed 34-33 at half time behind Jerome James' 23 points. James finished with 30. Monroe Pippin added 15 for the Rattlers. ; FLORIDA A&M (2-4) - James 11-23 8-15 30, Pip-pen 4-11 5-8 15, Seay 2-4 5-6 9, Bullock 2-6 0-0 6, Fletcher 1-7 1-2 4, Grant 1-2 0-0 3, Martin 1-1 04 2, Oliver 0-0 0-0 0, Woodard 0-0 0-2 0, Magee 0-0 0-0 y. Totals 22-54 19-33 69. AUBURN (S-l) - Robinson 5-9 4-5 17, Pohlman 6-14 0-0 15, Smith 5-11 5-6 15, Fishback 4-7 1-2 12, N'diaye 1-4 2-2 4, Caldwell 1-5 0-0 2, Hughes 1-3 0-0 2, Gomillion 0-0 0-0 0, Chilliest 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 28-65 1)-17 79. Half time-Auburn 34, Fla A8.M 33. Three-point goals-A&M 6-10 (Pippen 2-4, Bullock 2-4, Fletcher 1-1, Grant 1-1), Auburn 10-26 (Fishback 3-4, Robinson 3-5, Pohlman 3-8, Williams 1-3, Smith 0-2, Caldwell 0-4). Fouled out-N'diaye, Hughes. Rebounds-r AIM 36 (James 9), Auburn 41 (Smith 13). Assists A&M 14 (Fletcher 4), Auburn 15 (Robinson 5). Total fOUlS-A&M 16, Auburn 23. A-1,206. , er from Miami, was also knocking down shots his own and those of Georgetown. James finished with game highs of 22 points, 13 rebounds and four blocked shots. Fourteen of James' points came in the second half, including four consecutive free throws in the last 18 seconds that slammed the door shut on Georgetown. "I felt fatigued, but I kept my mind strong," said James, who played a season-high 38 minutes. Sophomore Mario Bland was also a big contributor adding eight points, 10 rebounds and three steals. Norris, who became only State left in the half on a dunk and the Dolphins went another 6:39 before getting their second field goal. "Our offense stunk," Jacksonville coach Hugh Durham said. "We played bad. You couldn't find something good to say about us offensively in the first half." It was a tough homecoming for Durham, one of Florida State's athletic and coaching greats. Durham, a former basketball star for the Seminoles in the 1950s, coached Florida State for 12 seasons before moving to Georgia in 1979. He is in his first year at Jacksonville. "I have a lot of good friends here," Durham said. "I came here at 17 and left when I was 40." Kerry Thompson led Florida State with 13 points and Greer added 11 points and a team-high seven rebounds and six assists. JACKSONVILLE (1-4) - Ross 3-8 0-2 6, Charles 4-8 1-4 9, Bailey 2-5 0-3 4, Kelly 0-7 0-0 0, Knox 3-12 4-4 12, Fox 3-12 0-1 6, Brown 0-1 2-2 2, Dangerfield 2-6 0-0 5, Stewart 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 17-6 1 7-16 44. FLORIDA STATE (6-1) - K Thompson 5-7 0-0 13, Jackson 1-4 1-2 3, Greer 4-8 0-0 II, Baker 0-2 1-2 1, Louis 3-6 2-5 8, Shabazz 4-4 0-0 8, Chlebek 0-2 6-6 6, Mulligan 4-5 1-2 9, Hale 2-3 2-2 6, Thomas 0-1 0-0 0, R.Thompson 2-5 0-0 4, Shetfield 0-0 0-0 0, Brower 1-4 3-4 5 Totals 26-51 16-23 74. Half time-Florida State 41, Jacksonville 10. Three-point goals-Jacksonville 3-20 (Knox 2-9, Oangertield 1-3, Kelly 0-3, Fox 0-5), Florida State 6- 15 (K.Thompson 3-4, Greer 3-4, Hale 0-1, Baker 0-2, Chlebek 0-2, Brower 0-2). Rebounds-Jacksonville 36 (Charles 11), Florida State 41 (Greer 7). Assists-Jacksonville 7 (Knox, Brown 2), Florida State 20 (Greer 7). Total fouls-Jacksonville 19, Florida State 17. A-5,791. South Florida 67, Ohio State 49: Haven Jackson came off the bench to hit all three of his three-point attempts and score 12 points as South Florida beat cold-shooting Ohio State in Columbus. Ohio State (4-2) shot 69.8 percent Wednesday night in an 84-74 victory over Toledo, but mustered just 27.7 percent on 13-of-47 from the field. The Buckeyes had only two more field goals than the Bulls (6-1) had three-point field goals. Scott Johnson and Cedric Smith led the Bulls with 14 points apiece. Shaddrick Jenkins added 12 points. It's the second year in a row that South Florida has beaten Ohio State. SOUTH FLORIDA (6-1) - Smith 5-9 1-1 14, Reeves 4-8 1-4 9, Johnson 5-11 2-2 14, Lamb 0-4 0-2 0, Jenkins 4- 6 2-2 12, Luczywko 0-10-10, Jackson 4-5 1-2 12, Frazier 0-0 1-2 1, Asbury 0-2 2-4 2, Peruzzo 1-1 0-2 3, Jo-vanovic 0-0 0-0 0, Buzzavo 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-47 10-22 67. OHIO STATE (4-2) - Singleton 0-4 1-2 1, Sanderson 2-6 0-14, Johnson 0-4 2-2 2, Davis 3-10 2 3 8, Redd 5- 14 11-14 23, Coleman 2-6 0-0 6, Herron 1-2 1-2 3, Steele 0-0 0-0 0, Hanna 0-1 0-0 0, Wilson 0-0 2-2 2. Totals 13-47 19-26 49. Halt time-South Florida 34, Ohio Stale 25. Three-point goats South Florida 11-21 (Jackson 3-3, Smith 3-6, Jenkins 2-3, Johnson 2-4, Peruzzo 1-1, Asbury 0-1, Lamb 0-3, Ohio State 4-18 (Redd 2-5, Coleman 2-5, Hanna 0-1, Sanderson 0-3, Davis 0-4). Fouled out- The Associated Press TALLAHASSEE It's a pretty simple game sometimes. If you can't score, you can't win. No. 19 Florida State held Jacksonville without a field goal for the opening 8:11 Saturday, taking a 21-2 lead on the way to a 74-44 victory. The Seminoles (6-1) built their lead to 41-10 at halftime, the fewest points ever allowed by Florida State in a half. Jacksonville (1-4) was held to only three field goals in the first half and no Dolphin scored more than two points by halftime. "We denied them the ball," Florida State's LaMarr Greer said. "We got in the passing lanes and drew charges. We just did what we usually do." Florida State's opponents are averaging just 58.4 points a game and shooting only 35.6 percent from the field. "We always push, push and push to get them to play the best as they can," first-year Florida State coach Steve Robinson said. "We got a hand up every time they tried to get a shot off." Micah Ross scored the first Jacksonville field goal with 11:49

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