The Sallna Journal Sunday, February 2,1986 Page 23 Hokies deal first loss to Memphis State College basketball did a lot for North By The Associated Press Coach Charlie Moir of Virginia Tech said his team did a lot for its reputation Saturday by handing second-ranked Memphis State its first defeat of the season. The Hokies' 76-72 win over the last of the major unbeaten teams probably also Carolina. Memphis State, which had won 20 in a row, entered the game at Blacksburg, Va., with a chance to move up to No. 1 after the top-ranked Tar Heels suffered their first loss Thursday night to Virginia. But Dell Curry scored 28 points as the 16th- ranked Hokies avenged last Monday's 22-point loss to the Tigers in Memphis. "It's a great game for our program," Moir said. "I guess we put North Carolina in the No. 1 position." "It was a shame to lose our winning streak," said Memphis State coach Dana Kirk. "But the possibility of being ranked No. 1 didn't affect us." Memphis State is 20-1, 5-1 in the Metro Conference. Virginia Tech is now 18-4 overall and 4-2 in the conference. Virginia Tech moved to a 10-point second-half lead, then held off a late charge by the Tigers, who could have tied it with eight seconds left on a missed jumper by Dwight Boyd. That it came just five days after that 83-61 thrashing made the win particulary sweet for Virginia Tech. "We knew we' could play with Memphis State and we knew we weren't that bad a team when we got beat by 22 points," said Curry, who was held to 12 points Monday night. Memphis State led 36-35 after a first half that featured five ties and 14 lead changes. But Virginia Tech scored the first six points after intermission to take a 41-36 lead on a pair of free throws by Bobby Beecher weithl6:52toplay. Andre Turner, who led Memphis State with 21 points, gave the Tigers their final lead of the game at 4847 on a steal and layoff with 12:24 left. Virginia Tech took the lead for good with 10:55 remaining on Johnny Fort's layup, which gave the Hokies a 51-50 advantage. Virginia Tech then Went on a 14-5 run capped by Curry's two free throws with 6:36 remaining for a 65-55 lead. • NORTH CAROLINA 85, CLEMSON 67 — At Chapel Hill, N.C., Brad Daugherty scored 21 points and Kenny Smith added 16 as top-ranked North Carolina pulled away from Clemson for an Atlantic Coast Conference victory. The Tar Heels improved to 22-1,6-1 in the ACC, leaving them tied for first place with Georgia Tech pending Tuesday's meeting between the two teams in Atlanta. Clemson held a 14-13 lead after Grayson Marshall's jumper off the fast break at the 11:59 mark. But North Carolina ran off six straight points, four by Daugherty, to take a 19-14 lead with 9:25 left in the half. The Tigers closed to within 23-21 when Marshall hit a pair of free throws at the 5:43 mark. "But Steve Hale scored six points and Warren Martin added four as North Carolina scored 14 points and limited Clemson to one field goal en route to a 37-23 half time lead. North Carolina, which shot 60.7 percent in the first half, kept up the pace at 59.3 percent in the second period, stretching its lead to 70-52 on AP photos Virginia Tech's Keith Colbert tries to take the ball up against Memphis State's Vincent Askew. Jeff Lebo's jumper at the 5:03 mark. Hale finished with 14 points, hitting six of seven from the floor, while Joe Wolf hit all four of his field goal attempts for 11 points. Lebo added 10 for the Tar Heels. Clemson dropped to 14-7 and 2-4. The Tigers have not beaten North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 31 games. Marshall and Horace Grant scored 15 point each as the Tigers shot 40 percent from the floor. • DUKE 68, WAKE FOREST 58 — At Greensboro, N.C., Mark Alarie scored 20 points as fifth-ranked Duke defeated Wake Forest in an Atlantic Coast Conference game. Duke held a 38-23 halftime lead, but the Demon Deacons outscored the Blue Devils 12-2 over a 2%-minute span in the second half to cut the lead to 46-39 with 12:51 left. Johnny Dawkins, who had 13 points, pushed Duke's lead back to double figures after he was fouled by Tyrone Bogues, who complained and was assessed a technical foul. Dawkins hit all three free throws to give Duke a 51-39 lead with 11:46 left and Wake Forest never got closer than eight the rest of the way. Duke upped its record to 20-2 overall and 7-2 in the ACC — the earliest the Blue Devils have won 20 games in a season. Wake Forest fell to 6-15 and 0-10 in losing its ninth straight. Duke trailed early by two, but Alarie hit two baskets and a pair of free throws to key a 14-2 run over a 4%-minute span to give the Blue Devils an 18-8 lead with 11:22 left in the opening half. Wake Forest, which lost to the Blue Devils 92-63 on Jan. 16, cut the lead to six, only to see Duke surge to a 30-16 advantage on a dunk by Dawkins with 4:25 left. Wake Forest was led. by Rod Watson's 14 points, while Mark Cline and Bogues added 13 each and Arthur Larkins 12. Jay Bilas added 10 for Duke, eight in the second half. • SYRACUSE 68, ST. JOHN'S 64 — At Syracuse, N.Y., Dwayne Washington and Rafael Addison sank free throws in the last 15 seconds as llth- ranked Syracuse defeated seventh- ranked St. John's to take the lead in the Big East Conference race. Syracuse, holding St. John's Walter Berry to 15 points with a collapsing zone which often saw him surrounded by four players, boosted its league mark to 8-1 and improved to 17-2 overall. St. John's dropped to 8-2 and 20-3. Addison scored 23 points to pace all scorers, with teammates Wendell Alexis, Rony Seikaly and Greg Monroe contributing 12 apiece for Syracuse: Mark Jackson scored 14, Willie Glass 15 and Ron Rowan 10 for St. John's. Syracuse, which led 32-27 at halftime, opened a 10-point margin in the first 4:24 of the second half, and the Redmen spent most of the rest of the game trying to catch up. St. John's managed to tie the game twice — the last time 54-54 on a layup by freshman center Marco Baldi with about 5:30 to play. Baldi, a 6-foot-ll freshman, committed three fouls in 44 seconds and became the first St. John's player this season to foul out. He left with his fifth foul with 5:07 to go, and Addison's two free throws gave the Orangemen a 58-54 lead. Addison pumped in a jumper with 1:02 remaining for a 65-60 Syracuse advantage, but St. John's came back on a basket and two free throws in a 35-second span. Washington, who missed a one- and-one with 39 seconds to go, hit one free throw for a 66-64 edge with 15 seconds left, and Addison clinched the triumph with a pair of free throws with one second left. He was fouled after rebounding the Redmen's last shot—a layup by Willie Glass. • MICHIGAN 91, WISCONSIN 64 At Ann Arbor, Mich., center Roy Tarpley scored a season-high 27 points and Michigan's entire starting lineup scored in double figures as the ninth-ranked Wolverines crushed Wisconsin in a Big Ten game. Michigan, 19-2 overall and 7-2 in the conference, led from start to finish as an aggressive Wolverine defense throttled the Badgers. Michigan took a 15-4 lead with 13:46 remaining in the first half, stretched the margin to 25-12 with 8:08 left and then went on a 15-2 tear to break the game wide open, 40-14. Wisconsin, 10-9 and 2-7, was unable to get any offense going in the first half — converting only 10 of 27 field goal attempts while committing 14 turnovers. The Wolverines led 46-22 at the intermission. Michigan's other four starters — Gary Grant, Richard Rellford, Antoine Joubert and Butch Wade — scored 10 points each, as did freshman reserve forward Glen Rice. Junior guard Mike Heineman paced Wisconsin with 16 points. • UNLV 87, UTAH ST. 79 — At Logan, Utah, Anthony Jones scored 23 of his game-high 31 points in the second half and Fred Banks added 28 leading No. 10 Nevada-Las Vegas over Utah State in a Pacific Coast Athletic Association game. Banks led UNLV to a 37-36 halftime lead, scoring 15 of his points by intermission. The Rebels led by 35-22, with 5:25 to play in the first half before Greg Grant led a 14-2 Utah State spurt. He scored eight of his 28 points during that run. The Aggies took their only lead of the game on a Jeff Anderson 17- footer with 19:46 to play, making it 38-37. Jones then hit the first of his four second-half three-point shots to give UNLV the lead for good. Armon Gilliam added 14 points for UNLV, which won its 12th straight and increased its PCAA record 10-0, 21-2 overall. Freshman Gilbert Pete scored 11 for Utah State, which dropped to 2-7 in the conference and 6-12 overall. • BRADLEY 54, TULSA 51 — At Tulsa, Okla., center Mike Williams scored 18 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead 13th-ranked Bradley over Tulsa in the Missouri Valley Conference. The triumph was Bradley's 13th straight and the Braves boosted their record to 22-1,9-0 in MVC play. Tulsa fell to 16-5 and 6-3 in conference play. The Golden Hurricane outscored the Braves 12-5 in the first seven minutes of the second half to tie the score at 36 with 13:28 left in the game. The teams exchanged baskets until 3:50 was left when Tulsa took its first lead of the game 49-48 on a baseline jumper by sophomore forward Tracy Moore. Bradley was ahead 52-51 with 29 seconds to when guard Jim Les picked up a charging foul while driving for the basket, giving Tulsa a chance for the last shot. However, Moore missed a hurried shot with eight seconds left and Les sank two free throws three seconds later to ensure the Braves' victory. Guard Hersey Hawkins added 14 points for Bradley. Moore was the leading scorer for Tulsa with 18 points. • NOTRE DAME 72, MARQUETTE 70 (OT) - At South Bend, Ind., Tim Kempton sealed a Notre Dame victory with three free throws late in overtime and Tim Dolan came off the bench to score a career-high 22 points as the No. 14 Irish beat Marquette. Dolan brought the game into overtime at 60-60 when he grabbed an offensive rebound of Donald Royal's missed shot and scored at the buzzer. In the overtime, Kempton put the 14-3 Irish ahead for good, 69-68, with 1:07 remaining when he hit the front end of a one-and-one. Scott Hicks grabbed the offensive rebound when Kempton missed the second, and Marquette's Tom Copa fouled David Rivers as he drove down the middle. Rivers hit the first of his one-and- one and the Warriors' Michael "Pop" Sims then fouled Kempton. Kempton hit both free throws and Marquette's Kevin Johnson took the ball and drove in for an uncontested layup for Marquette, 12-7. Walter Downing led the Warriors with 19 points. Benny Moore scored 15 and Kevin Johnson finished with 13 for Marquette. Ken Barlow scored 13 for the Irish and Donald Royal added 12. • GEORGIA 92, LSU 76 — At Athens, Ga., Joe Ward scored 28 points and Donald Hartry added a career-high 22 to lead Georgia to a upset of 17th-ranked Louisiana State in the Southeastern Conference. The Bulldogs, now 12-7 overall and 5-5 in the SEC, are unbeaten in six home games this season. LSU fell to 16-5,4-5 in the conference. Sophomore center Jose Vargas led LSU with 14 points. • LOUISVILLE 91, UCLA 72 — At Louisville, Ky., senior guard Milt Wagner scored 20 points to lead five Louisville players in double figures as the 18th-ranked Cardinals dominated offensive play in the second half to defeat UCLA. Louisville, without head coach Denny Crum who was home with the flu, improved its record to 13-6. UCLA dropped to 9-8. With Louisville holding a 51-47 lead with 15:59 left in the second half, the Cardinals ran off nine straight points to take a 6(M9 lead at the 13:10 mark. UCLA could come no closer the rest of the way. • UTEP 68, NEW MEXICO 54 — At El Paso, Texas, Juden Smith scored 15 points to lead No. 19 Texas-El Paso to a Western Athletic Conference victory over New Mexico. Dave Feitl added 14 points and Mike Richmond 11 to improve the Miners' record to 18-3 for the season and 7-2 in the WAC. The Lobos, who dropped to 13-8 and 5-4, got 18 points from Kelvin Scarborough. Shockers tumble at West Texas State AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - Orlando Graham added 20 points to help West Texas State snap a five-game losing streak with a 64-54 victory over Wichita State in Missouri Valley Conference basketball Saturday night. The win improves WTSU to 9-10 overall and 3-6 in conference, while Wichita State drops to 8-11 and 1-7 with its eighth straight loss. In double figures for Wichita State were Gus Santos with 20 points and Dwight Praylow with 11. William Childs added 19 points for West Texas State. Free throws lift Cowboys to OT victory STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State is bad at shooting free throws, but Iowa State is worse, according to Cowboy coach Paul Hansen. It was a free throw by Oklahoma State's Jason Manuel on Saturday afternoon that tied the Hansen Cowboys with Iowa State in the last 12 seconds and sent the Big Eight conference game into overtime, where the Cowboys won 67-65 on seven more free throws. But Hansen noted that Oklahoma State still shot only 50 percent from the free-throw line. Still, that was better than Iowa State's 45 percent. Iowa State coach Johnny On- agreed that free throws were one problem his Cyclones faced. "We missed too many free throws and easy shots," he said. "We definitely had our chance to win but could not get the breaks." "I thought the key factor was that (ISU's Jeff) Hornacek did have a good ball game. That helped us," Hansen said. "But by the same token we couldn't get any offense out of our big man, Al Bannister." However, Hansen said he was still pleased with Bannister "because he was the only guy who stepped up to the line and hit three in a row. So he'll shoot all the technicals from here on out." Bannister led the Cowboys in overtime with three free throws while Melvin Gilliam and Roshon Patton made two each. After Manuel's free throw, which tied the game 60-60, Iowa state's Ron Virgil, who had given the Cyclones their first lead of the second half with 35 seconds left, came up with the ball and Iowa State called tune out. The Cyclones brought the ball down court, but Jeff Hornacek lost the ball and Oklahoma State's Andre Ivy came up with it as the clock ran out. Oklahoma State, which led by three at halftime, jumped out to a 50-37 lead with 10:42 left when Bannister hit a free throw. After that, Oklahoma State turned cold and Iowa State outscored the Cowboys 23-10 to send the game into overtime. IOWA STATE (65) Grayer 11 -21 2-7 24, Virgil 2-7 1-2 5, Hill 3-10 2-2 8, Hornacek 3-6 1-2 7, Thompkins 4-6 0-0 8, Robinson 5-7 3-4 13, Moss 0-0 0-0 0, Schofer 0-3 0-0 0, Rhodes 0-1 0-0 0. TOTALS 28-63 9-21 65. OKLAHOMA STATE (67) Manual 2-6 6-9 10, Faggins 8-18 0-2 16, Bannister 0-5 4-64, Patton 1-1 2-24. Gilliam 5-12 2-6 12, Jones 5-6 1-2 11, Andrews 1 -2 0-0 2, Ivy 3-5 0-3 6, Young 1 -2 0-02. TOTALS 26-57 15-30 67. HALFTIME—Oklahoma State 35, Iowa State 32. REGULATION—60- 60.TOTAL FOULS—Iowa State 27, Oklahoma State 16. FOULED OUT—Hill, Hornacek, Robinson (ISU); Manuel (OSU). REBOUNDS—Iowa State 44 (Grayer 13), Oklahoma State 39 (Faggins 11). ASSISTS—Iowa State 15 (Hornacek 6), Oklahoma State 11 (GllliarrU). A—4,220. Huskers thump Buffs BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — "Our kids played well today," Nebraska coach Moe Iba said after his Cornhuskers thrashed Colorado, 77-60, on Saturday. "We stayed aggressive on offense and defense, did a good job off the boards and everyone played well." The lopsided Big Eight Conference victory was not without its price, however. Nebraska's star center Dave Hoppen suffered a knee injury early in the second half. "I hope it's just a sprain, nothing serious. This is the first time he has ever been hurt," Iba said. "We couldn't stop them," Colorado coach Tom Apke said. "That's the name of the game. They shot better than 70 percent from the field in the first half and set a Big Eight record for consecutive free throws during the game. We just couldn't stop them." Nebraska guard Brian Can- scored a season-high 19 points in the victory. Nebraska, 3-3 in league play and 13-6 overall, came out firing from both the field and the free throw line in the first half and never trailed en route to a 42-33 halftime lead. The Cornhuskers, who sank all 12 of their first-half free throw attempts and their first 23 in the game before finally misfiring on their final two attempts, set a conference record for consecutive free throws with a string of 34 straight over the past two games. Bernard Day drilled five of six shots from the field and Hoppen, the league's leading scorer at 22.7 points per game, hit a key layup midway through the opening half to give the Cornhuskers a commanding 22-9 lead. Hoppen left early in the second half with a knee injury. Carr took control in the second half, hitting three of four field goals and dishing out a team-high five assists. Colorado, winless in six league games and 8-11 overall, was out- rebounded 27-20 and turned the ball over 13 times. NEBRASKA (77) Day 7-9 2-3 16, Matike 2-3 0-1 4, Hoppen 3-3 6-612, Marshall 4-120-08, Carr 6-107-7 19, Brown 0-1 2-2 2, Logan 2-24-4 8, Ballous 3-5 2-2 8, Neubert 0-0 0-0 0, Jackman 0-0 00 0, Marti 0-0 0-0 0, Sealer 0-1 0-0 0: TOTALS 27-46 23-25 77. COLORADO (60) Williams 6-9 2-3 14, Bullard 4-6 3-3 11, Downs 4-71-49, Reid 0-5 0-0 0, Lee 2-5 0-0 4, Penix 2-6 0-0 4, Wilke 6-7 4-4 16, Yowell 0-0 0-0 0, Countryman 1-2 0-0 2, Kousman 0-1 0-0 0, Robinson 0-0 0-0 0. TOTALS 25-48 10-1460. HALFTIME—Nebraska 42, Colorado 33. TOTAL FOULS—Nebraska 16, Colorado 19. FOULED OUT —None. REBOUNDS—Nebraska 27 (Logan 8), Colorado 20 (Bullard 5). ASSISTS—Nebraska 16 (Carr 5), Colorado 20 (Reid 8). TECHNICAL FOULS—Bullard (CU). A—4,952. OU gets past Mizzou NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — David Johnson showed Saturday that he can play outstanding basketball outride the state of Kansas. Johnson, the 6-foot-7 center for No. 6 Oklahoma, has enjoyed great success in Kansas this season. He scored 26 points against the University of Kansas and had 21 against Kansas State. Saturday, before the home crowd, Johnson scored 16 of his team-high 20 points in the second half to lead the Sooners past stubborn Missouri, 8884, in a Big Eight Conference game. "Everybody's been saying that I just play good in Kansas," said Johnson, a junior from Kansas City. "I'm not in Kansas now, so they can't say that anymore." Johnson scored 14 points —10 In a row at one point — during a 22-7 run that saw Oklahoma overcome a nine- point second-half deficit to grab a 7266 lead with 6:19 remaining. The Sooners never trailed again. ' 'I can't remember the last time we were down by as many as seven points so deep in the second half and came back to win," said Oklahoma coach Billy Tubbs. "I like that quality in our players." The victory was the Sooners' 45th straight at home. They are now 20-1 overall and 5-1 in the Big Eight. Missouri dropped to 17-8 and 4-3. "We were doing most everything right today," said Missouri coach Norm Stewart. "If we want to get better, we have to learn to execute in critical moments." With Derrick Chievous leading the way, Missouri took a nine-point lead at one stage of the first half and wound up leading 43-37 at halftime. Chievous scored 13 points in the first half and wound up with a game-high 24. Oklahoma helped the Missouri cause in the first half by missing 10 straight field goals and three consecutive free throws during one five- minute stretch. Dan Bingenheimer, who finished with 23 points, scored six of Missouri's first 14 points to open the second half as the Tigers grabbed the 59-50 lead with 14:57 to play. But then Johnson caught fire and the Sooners rallied. When a short Johnson jumper made it 66-65 with 9:22 remaining, Oklahoma had its first lead since a 19-16 lead eight minutes into the first half. MISSOURI (M) Chievous 9-13 6-9 24, Sandbothe 1-2 0-0 2, Bingenheimer 8-13 7-1 23, Strong 7-15 3-4 17, Hardy 4-8 4-4 12, Roundtree 0-1 0-0 0; Leonard 1 -2 0-0 2, Brockman 0-1 2-2 2. Church 0-2 0-0 0, Musser 0-0 2-2 2. TOTALS 30-57 24-28 84. OKLAHOMA (88) Bowie 3-8 4-5 10, Kennedy 7-17, 4-5 18, Johnson 8-12 4-10 20, Davis 5-9 4-7 14, McCalister 5-13, 8-918, Roberts 1-8 1-43, Sieger 1-2002, Watson 1-1 1-1 3. TOTALS 31-70 26-41 88. HALFTIME—Missouri 43, Oklahoma 37. TOTAL FOULS—Missouri 29, Oklahoma 21. FOULED OUT—Sandbothe, Bingenheimer, Strong (MU). REBOUNDS—Missouri 42 (Bingenheimer 13), Oklahoma 37 (Kennedy 11). ASSISTS—Missouri 14 (Hardy 6), Oklahoma 10 (Davis 5). TECHNICAL FOUL—Missouri coach Stewart. A—9,616. Oklahoma's Anthony Bowie soars above a pack of players for two points.
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