College Basketball


Paine men edged; women roll to win

Rasul Buulu made a layup with 1:01 left to break a tie and LeMoyne-Owen held off Paine 69-68 on Tuesday in an SIAC men's game.

In the women's game, Savoyia Barrett scored 22 points and Latoya Ashley added 21 as Paine rolled to an 81-63 win.

The Paine men (2-5, 1-2 SIAC) trailed 51-36 with 16:50 to play before going on a 20-4 run and taking a 56-55 lead on a layup by Alan Walker with 9:26 left.

The score was tied four times over the next eight minutes before Buulu, who had a game-high 21 points, gave LeMoyne-Owen (2-7, 2-4) the lead for good, 68-66.

Najee Tolbert , who led Paine with 15 points, had a chance to tie it at 69 with 27 seconds left but made just one of two free throws. Julian English missed a jumper with one second left that would have won it for the Lions.

In the women's game, Paine (2-6, 2-1) bolted to a 43-18 halftime lead and led by as many as 36 at 61-25 on a jumper by Ashley with 14:40 to play.

- South Carolina guard Brandis Raley-Ross sprained his left knee while practicing this weekend and could miss up to two weeks.

Raley-Ross was shooting Satur-day. an off-day, with another player at the Gamecocks' practice facility, when he went to slam dunk the ball and landed awkwardly, coach Dave Odom said.

Raley-Ross leads the nation in 3-point shooting at 65.2 percent (30 of 46).


Lakers' Odom draws suspension for foul

Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom was suspended for one game without pay for committing a flagrant foul in the fourth quarter of his team's 110-91 loss to the Boston Celtics.

Odom threw himself into Ray Allen and knocked the Boston guard to the floor with 2:56 remaining Sunday night and the outcome already decided. Besides the suspension, Odom was assessed a flagrant foul, penalty two, NBA executive vice president Stu Jackson said in a press release.

Odom will serve his suspension Friday night, when the Lakers play the Philadelphia 76ers.


Nadal posts victory; Baghdatis defeated

In Chennai, India, top-seeded Rafael Nadal beat Mathieu Mont-court 6-2, 6-4 in the first round of the Chennai Open, and second-seeded Marcos Baghdatis lost to Robin Haase 6-3, 6-4.

- In Doha, Qatar, top-seeded Nikolay Davydenko advanced to the second round of the Qatar Open while No. 2 Tommy Robredo and No. 5 Ivo Karlovic lost.

Davydenko rout German qualifier Benedikt Dorsch 6-3, 6-0. Robredo was upset 6-4, 6-4 by Argentina's Agustin Calleri 6-4, 6-4. Karlovic was ousted, 7-6 (2), 6-2 by Belgium's Christophe Rochus .

- In Auckland, New Zealand, Lindsay Davenport improved to 15-1 in singles since her return to tournament play, beating fifth-seeded Annabel Medina Garrigues 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 in the second round of the ASB Classic.


Boxer is likely to be declared brain dead

In Seoul, a South Korean boxer who lost consciousness after winning his WBO intercontinental flyweight bout last week was likely to be declared brain dead, a hospital official said.

Choi Yoi-sam has been in a coma since shortly after winning his fight against Indonesian challenger Heri Amol in Seoul on Dec. 25. The 33-year-old South Korean was knocked down in the 12th and final round of the bout.

Doctors were scheduled to remove Choi's organs for transplant later today, an official at Asan Medical Center in Seoul said.

Winter Sports

Austrian teen gets first win of season

In Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, Gregor Schlierenzauer got his first win of the season on the second stop of the Four Hills ski jumping tournament.

The 17-year-old soared 141.0 meters on his second jump, five meters farther than anyone else, to finish with 274.4 points.



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