Indiana outlasts Texas for third in Shootout

Marquette and Gonzaga meet in Great Alaska Shootout title game

Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2001

Marquette 72, Gonzaga 63

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - David Diggs scored 15 points, hitting all five of his 3-point shots, to spark Marquette to a 72-63 victory over Gonzaga to win the Great Alaska Shootout.

Diggs, who had scored only 15 points total in Marquettes first two games, came off the bench to match that in the championship.

Gonzaga (3-2) led most of the first half behind Zach Gourde, who hit all six of his first-half shots.

Two 3-point shots by Travis Diener gave Marquette its first lead with 3:40 remaining in the first half. A layup by Scott Merritt on a feed from Diener extended the lead to 37-31 at the half.

The Bulldogs scored the first six points of the second half to tie the score 37-37.

But two baskets by Oluoma Nnamaka and a 3-pointer by Diggs put Marquette up 44-38 and Gonzaga could get no closer than three the rest of the game.

Diener scored 14 points, dished out seven assists, and together with Cordell Henry, held standout Gonzaga guard Dan Dickau to 10 points.

Dwyane Wade was named the tournaments outstanding player and had 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists in the final.

Gourde led Gonzaga with 15 points and six rebounds.

Dickau and Gourde both made the all-tournament team for Gonzaga. Also making the all-tourney team were Jared Jeffries and Dane Fife of third-place Indiana, Marcus Hatten of fourth-place St. Johns, Chris Owens and T.J. Ford of fifth-place Texas, Vincent Yarbrough of sixth-place Tennessee, Phillip Ricci of seventh-place Oregon State, and Peter Bullock of eighth-place Alaska Anchorage. Wade was the only representative of Marquette on the all-tourney squad.

No. 20 Indiana- 77, Texas 71

ANCHORAGE -- Dane Fife scored seven points in the last four minutes as No. 20 Indiana defeated Texas 77-71 Saturday night for third place in the Great Alaska Shootout.

Gonzaga and Marquette played late Saturday night in the Shootout's championship game.

Fife picked up his fourth foul with less than two minutes gone in the second half and went to the bench. He returned with about 4 minutes left and hit a 3-pointer that tied the game 63-63 at 3:45.

After a miss by the fifth-place Longhorns' Chris Owens, Fife rebounded and was fouled. He hit the first of two free throws and gave Indiana (3-1) the lead for good.

Texas (1-3) closed to 70-65 on a put-back by Brian Boddicker. With the shot clock about to expire, Fife hit a 3-pointer from the baseline to put the Hoosiers up 73-65 with a minute remaining. Free throws provided the final margin.

In the first half, Texas scored the first basket before Indiana went on to build a 13-point lead behind Jared Jeffries' strong all-around play. Texas closed to 28-25 with a 15-5 run fueled by T.J. Ford's six points.

Owens scored eight points at the start of the second half and Texas took its first lead of the second half, 47-45, on a 3-point shot by Royal Ivey with 15 minutes remaining. The next 12 minutes featured 10 lead changes until Fife's return.

Jeffries finished with game-high 22 points and led the Hoosiers in rebounding with eight.

Ford paced the Longhorns with 16 points and eight assists. Owens scored 14, all in the second half.

St. John's 69, Tennessee 55

ANCHORAGE -- Marcus Hatten scored 21 points and had eight steals as St. John's defeated Tennessee for fourth place in the Shootout.

St. John's (3-1) built a 21-point first-half lead and sixth-place Tennessee (2-2) could get no closer than eight the rest of the game.

Tristan Smith's five points and two assists keyed a 15-3 run that gave St. John's a 23-11 lead with 10 minutes gone in the first half. Tennessee had trouble countering St. John's quickness and backcourt pressure and the Red Storm built the lead to 40-19 with about five minutes left in the half.

St. John's forced the Volunteers into 22 turnovers for the game.

Vincent Yarbrough's 3-pointer with just under 3 minutes left closed the gap to 61-53. But Abe Keita scored off an offensive rebound and Hatten fed Smith off a steal to put the lead back to 12.

Hatten, who shot just 33 percent in the first half, finished 9 of 23 from the field and had seven assists. He was the only St. John's player in double figures.

Oregon St. 72, Alaska Anchorage 63

ANCHORAGE -- Philip Ricci scored 24 points and grabbed six rebounds as Oregon State defeated tournament host Alaska Anchorage for seventh place in the Great Alaska Shootout.

The Beavers (2-2) built a 12-point first-half lead working the ball inside to Ricci and Brian Jackson, who together shot 9-for-11 and missed only one shot apiece.

Joe See hit a 3-point shot with 50 seconds left in the first half to give Oregon State its biggest lead of the half at 35-22.

In the second half, Alaska Anchorage (0-3) closed to 48-45 when Cody Gallatin hit the Division II Seawolves' fifth 3-pointer of the period. But Jackson completed a three-point play and then muscled in for a basket in the lane, starting a 10-0 run that pushed the lead to 58-45.

The Seawolves, the only NCAA Division II team in the field, closed to 66-61 with 1:20 left, but Oregon State iced the victory with free throws.

Jackson finished with 17 points and six rebounds.

Peter Bullock led Alaska Anchorage with 17 points and nine rebounds.

No. 5 Missouri 72, Xavier 60

INDIANAPOLIS -- Kareem Rush scored 24 points and had 12 rebounds, and Wesley Stokes scored 14 as Missouri beat Xavier in the John Wooden Tradition.

The Tigers (5-0) led 52-50 with 10 minutes left, but used a 14-2 run to pull away. The Tigers scored the final 10 points of the run.

Lionel Chalmers scored 23 and David West had 13 points and 13 rebounds for Xavier (1-1), which shot 39 percent from the floor.

No. 6 Maryland 77, Delaware State 53

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Lonny Baxter had 18 points and 12 rebounds Saturday as No. 6 Maryland breezed to its 79th consecutive non-conference home victory, 77-53 over Delaware State.

No. 10 Kentucky 94, Morehead State 75

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Tayshaun Prince scored 23 points, and Keith Bogans added 20 as Kentucky beat Morehead State.

Marquis Estill added 10 points as the Wildcats (2-1) had 25 assists and outrebounded the Eagles 48-30.

No. 12 Memphis 65, Southeastern Louisiana 46

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Kelly Wise scored 14 points and Memphis overcame a sloppy performance to beat Southeastern Louisiana.

Wise, who normally starts, came off the bench to shoot 6-of-7 from the field for the Tigers (4-2). Memphis coach John Calipari said the decision to not start Wise and Scooter McFadgon, who finished with 12 points, was because of off-court problems and previous game performance. Calipari declined to elaborate.

No. 14 Stanford 78, Purdue 62

INDIANAPOLIS -- Casey Jacobsen scored 26 points and had 12 rebounds, Curtis Borchardt had 13 points and 20 rebounds and Josh Childress scored 21 as Stanford beat Purdue in the John Wooden Tradition.

No. 15 Oklahoma St. 77, North Texas 58

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Melvin Sanders and Victor Williams keyed a 25-5 run at the start of the second half to help lead Oklahoma State over North Texas.

No. 16 Georgetown 91, Towson 40

WASHINGTON -- Kevin Braswell scored 21 points to lead Georgetown over Towson in the John Thompson Classic.

No. 17 Boston College 88, Penn State 65

BOSTON -- Kenny Walls scored a career-high 26 points, making 5-of-6 3-pointers in the first half, to lead Boston College over Penn State.

No. 21 Western Kentucky 101, Murray St. 77

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Mike Wells scored 16 points and Western Kentucky shot 52 percent in a victory over Murray State.

Derek Robinson scored 14, and Todor Pandov added 13 for the Hilltoppers (4-0), who are off to their best start since the 1985-86 team opened the season 7-0 and finished 23-8.

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