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2009-04-11 23:50:58

Richard Jefferson scored 35 points Saturday and the Milwaukee Bucks used a 37-21 third quarter to rout Oklahoma City 115-98. Leading 56-51 at the half, Milwaukee opened the third period with an 11-2 run and then tore off a 12-2 run to build a 93-72 lead going into the fourth quarter. Jefferson also had nine rebounds. Luke Ridnour had 18 points and eight assists, Charlie Villanueva scored 14 with nine rebounds and five assists, and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, Ramon Sessions, and Joe Alexander...

2009-04-04 16:59:17

Jazmine Sepulveda scored 18 points Saturday, sparking South Florida's 75-71 win over Kansas for the women's NIT championship. South Florida overcame a large and raucous crowd at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan., to win the first post-season crown in school history. Sepulveda's jumper gave her team an insurmountable 72-67 lead with 28 seconds left. Shantia Grace, the game's most valuable player, scored 16 with four rebounds and five assists. Jessica Lawson added 13 points and eight rebounds...

2009-03-22 19:55:05

Terrence Williams scored 24 points with 15 rebounds Sunday, helping Louisville eliminate upstart Siena 79-72 in a second-round NCAA Tournament game in Dayton. The Cardinals, the tournament's overall No. 1 seed, faced a 63-57 deficit after a layup by Siena's Clarence Jackson completed a 12-0 run with 7:52 left, but gutted out the victory by later holding Siena scoreless for a 5 1/2-minute period. Williams scored seven points in the late stages. Samardo Samuels had 13 points and eight rebounds,...

2009-03-20 17:58:14

Chris Wright scored a career-high 27 points Friday when 11th-seeded Dayton upset No. 6 West Virginia 68-60 in a first-round NCAA Tournament game at Minneapolis. Dayton took advantage of early foul problems for sharpshooting WVU senior guard Alex Ruoff and built a 33-28 halftime advantage. In the second stanza, the Flyers frustrated West Virginia with their quickness and defensive prowess. Wright, a 6-foot-8 inch sophomore, sank Dayton's last five field goals of the first half, one a 3-pointer...

2009-03-20 14:12:11

Byron Eaton scored the last five points Friday to help eighth-seeded Oklahoma State edge No. 9 Tennessee, 77-75, in an NCAA Tournament contest in Dayton. The game at Dayton Arena was a first-round matchup in the East Region. Oklahoma State led, 38-34, at halftime but could not shake its SEC opponent in the second stanza. Eaton's jumper gave his team a 74-72 lead with 47 seconds left. He capped his 20-point, six-assist effort with a layup and a free throw. Marshall Moses scored 16 with 11...

2009-03-19 14:52:44

Marcus Thornton's game-high 30 points Thursday helped eighth-seeded LSU top No. 9 Butler 75-71 in the NCAA Tournament's first round. Thornton completed an impressive floor game with six rebounds, four assists and four steals. The 20th-ranked Tigers led 35-29 at halftime, trailed 44-43 on Ronald Nored's layup with 14:32 left, and held only one double-digit lead, 31-18, on Thornton's layup with 3:41 left in the first half. LSU's Tasmin Mitchell scored 14 with seven rebounds. Chris Johnson had...

2009-03-18 21:37:19

A.D. Vassallo's 33 points Wednesday led Virginia Tech's 116-108 double overtime win over Duquesne in the first round of the NIT. In a monstrous floor game, the senior swingman from Puerto Rico also had 12 rebounds, five assists and three blocked shots. In the second overtime, he scored 12 points on two 3-pointers and six free throws. His layup with 16 seconds left created a 78-78 tie at the end of regulation. Tech led 52-44 at the half, but a 52-44 second half helped Duquesne pull into the...

2009-03-18 20:43:09

Jack McClinton scored 25 points Wednesday to lead Miami-Florida to a 78-66 victory against Providence in the first round of the NIT. Despite an off-night, the sharpshooting senior guard buried 7-of-14 3-pointers and also had seven rebounds. Miami built an early 11-4 advantage, led 33-28 at halftime and never trailed. Lance Hurdle scored 12 with four assists. James Dews scored eight with eight with three rebounds and five assists, while all 10 players scored for the Hurricanes (19-12), who...

2009-03-17 22:42:19

Stephen Curry scored 32 points Tuesday to lead Davidson to a 70-63 win over South Carolina in first-round NIT play. Andrew Lovedale added 17 points and nine rebounds for the Wildcats (27-7). The Gamecocks (21-10) were led by Devan Downey, who scored 18 points.

2009-03-14 14:50:59

Robert Dozier's 18 points and 14 rebounds Saturday led third-ranked Memphis to a 64-39 rout of Tulsa and its fourth straight Conference USA Tournament title. Louisville, playing on its home court, led only 28-20 at the break, but began the second stanza with a 7-0 run. Doneal Mack's layup with 18:18 left made it 35-20 and the winners led the rest of the contest in double digits. Saturday's win extended their winning streak to 61 games against C-USA opponents, and the nation's longest current...