Depaul downs UAA in Shootout

Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2000

ANCHORAGE -- Freshman Imari Sawyer scored 19 points and set a tournament record for assists as No. 21 DePaul beat Division II Alaska-Anchorage 93-76 for fourth place in the Great Alaska Shootout.

Sawyer recorded 11 assists in the game and 30 for the tournament, the most in its 23-year history.

The upset-minded Seawolves stayed within striking distance for most of the game and closed to 57-50 with 14:08 remaining on a pair of 3-point shots by Ed Kirk and one by Greg Freeman.

But Alaska-Anchorage, with its tallest starter at 6-6, could not overcome the Blue Demons' dominance on the boards. DePaul won the rebound battle 54-26.

Alaska-Anchorage turnovers in the opening minutes allowed DePaul to break out to a 12-4 lead. But the pesky Seawolves hung around on the drives by Kirk, who had 10 points for the half.

The Seawolves shot 8-16 from the free-throw line and just 25 percent from beyond the 3-point line, including 1-10 the first half.

Reserve Lance Williams scored 20 for the Blue Demons on 8-12 shooting underneath the basket. Bobby Simmons had 15 points on 5-10 shooting, including 2-2 from behind the 3-point line.

Backup forward Nelson Williams scored 16 for the Seawolves.

Purdue 72, No. 1 Arizona 69

Brett Buscher blocked Lamont Frazier's shot in the final seconds, setting up a breakaway basket by Willie Deane as Purdue stunned No. 1 Arizona 72-69 on Saturday.

Rodney Smith led Purdue (1-1) with 20 points, and Deane and Joe Marshall each had 16 in the John Wooden Tradition game.

The Boilermakers (1-1) took a 70-68 lead on Deane's basket with 1:13, and Arizona's Michael Wright made the second of two free throws to cut it to 70-69.

No. 3 Kansas 99, Washburn 56

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Kirk Hinrich hit his first seven shots, including five 3-pointers, and Kansas earned victory No. 500 in storied Allen Fieldhouse.

Since opening Allen in 1955 during Wilt Chamberlain's freshman year, the Jayhawks are 500-98 at home.

The Jayhawks (5-0) stretched their November winning streak to 34 and shot over 50 percent for the fifth straight game.

No. 4 Michigan St. 83, E. Washington 61

Charlie Bell, the tournament MVP, matched his career high of 31 points as Michigan State won the Spartan Classic.

It was the 15th time in the 19-year history of the tournament that the host Spartans have won.

No. 5 Stanford 71, Georgia 58

Casey Jacobsen had 22 points and five rebounds as Stanford won the Puerto Rico Shootout.

Ryan Mendez finished with 17 points, including two big 3-pointers for Stanford.

D.A. Layne scored 16 points for Georgia.

No. 13 Utah 61, Memphis 58

Jeff Johnson's tip in the final minute cemented Utah's victory in the consolation game of the Puerto Rico Shootout.

Johnson and Nate Althoff each scored 15 points and Chris Burgess added 12 for the Utes.

Kelly Wise scored 15 points for Memphis, which led by 12 points in the first half.

No. 14 Notre Dame 69,

No. 16 Cincinnati 51

Troy Murphy scored 30 points, blocked six shots and had seven rebounds to lead Notre Dame in the John Wooden Tradition game.

David Graves ignited a decisive run by the Irish and contributed 17 points to the victory. Ryan Humphrey had 10 rebounds and 10 points.

Kenny Satterfield scored 17 points and Donald Little was the only other player in double figures with 12 for Cincinnati, which was scoreless for five minutes while Notre Dame went on a 14-point run.

No. 17 Wake Forest 86, Campbell 47

Craig Dawson scored 21 points and Antwan Scott had 16 points and four blocked shots as the Demon Deacons extended their winning streak to nine games.

Wake Forest's streak dates back to last season's NIT championship. The win marked the fourth time in the last five seasons that the Deacons have started the season 4-0.

No. 20 USC 91, Loyola Marymount 68

Brian Scalabrine scored 22 points and Brandon Granville broke Southern California's career assist record as the Trojans won their third straight.

Granville, a 5-9 junior who scored 19 points, had nine assists to give him 412, surpassing the previous school record of 409 held by Larry Friend, who played at USC from 1983-86.

Freshman Desmon Farmer added 14 for the Trojans.

No. 18 Wisconsin 68, N. Illinois 64

Mike Kelley scored 17 points and Roy Boone made three free throws in the final seconds as Wisconsin evened its record at 1-1.

Kirk Penney, who was held scoreless and missed all 16 field- goal attempts in the Badgers' opening loss at Tennessee, had 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting. Boone added 13 for Wisconsin.

Penn State 73, No. 22 Kentucky 68

Brothers Joe and Jon Crispin combined for 57 points, going 13-for-23 from 3-point range, as Penn State handed Kentucky just its second loss in a home opener at Rupp Arena, a span of 25 seasons.

The Wildcats had won 11 straight home openers since beginning the 1988-89 season with an 85-82 loss to Northwestern State in Eddie Sutton's last season. The Wildcats (1-3) had also won 20 straight games at home since a 47-46 setback to Tennessee on Jan. 12, 1999.

No. 23 St. John's (N.Y.) 92, Niagara 59

Freshmen Omar Cook, Willie Shaw and Kyle Cuffe each scored 16 points as St. John's dealt Niagara its first loss.

Anthony Glover had 13 points and Alpha Bangura 12 for the Red Storm (3-1), who shot 61 percent (37-for-61) from the floor.

No. 24 Arkansas 99,

Louisiana-Monroe 59

Led by Jannero Pargo's seven steals, Arkansas set a school record with 26 steals and converted 36 turnovers by Monroe into 43 points.

Six Arkansas (3-1) players scored 10 points or more, led by Alonzo Lane's 16 points.

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