Originally created 12/22/99

UGA edges Ark.-Little Rock



ATHENS, Ga. -- Anthony Evans scored 22 points including a layup with three seconds to play that gave Georgia a 65-63 victory over Arkansas-Little Rock Tuesday night.

The Trojans had tied the score 23 seconds earlier on Alan Barksdale's 3-pointer, his sixth of the game.

With 16 seconds to play, D.A. Layne took an in-bounds pass for Georgia (6-4) and killed most of the clock before penetrating the lane and dumping off to Evans for an easy layup. Little Rock failed to get off another shot.

Evans had scored on a similar play with 58 seconds to play to give the Bulldogs a 63-60 lead. But Trojans Coach Sidney Moncrief called a time out and set up the tying shot for Barksdale.

Evans led the Bulldogs in scoring while Layne scored 16 points.

Barksdale scored 20 to lead Little Rock (3-6).

Georgia led 30-28 at halftime and 37-28 lead with 18:01 to play. But a 10-0 run put Little Rock ahead 38-37 on Laverne Smith's 3-pointer with 15:47 to go.

The Trojans led 56-55 on Michael Lovitt's two free throws with 4:37 to go.

The teams traded the lead five times over the next three minutes before Layne's free throw with 1:39 to play put Georgia ahead 61-60.

Miami -- 68
Detroit-Mercy -- 64

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Miami leading scorer Johnny Hemsley argued with coach Leonard Hamilton and ran off the court in the second half, but the Hurricanes held off Detroit-Mercy in the San Juan Shootout to win 68-64.

Hemsley, averaging 19 points, kicked over a chair and bolted to the locker room by himself after squabbling with Hamilton.

Neither Hemsley, who had 10 points, nor any of the players would comment on the dispute.

The Hurricanes (5-4) will play Illinois State, which beat Puerto Rico-Mayaguez 82-55, for fifth place today.

Southern Illinois -- 65
Massachusetts -- 63

BAYAMON, Puerto Rico -- Ricky Collum scored 16 points and Southern Illinois overcame a dreadful start to beat Massachusetts in the opening round of the Puerto Rico Holiday Classic.

The Salukis (4-4), who missed 15 of their first 16 shots in falling behind 18-4, will play No. 11 Tennessee in today's semifinals.

Collum snapped Southern Illinois out of its shooting funk with a 3-pointer, his first of three in the opening half. A 3-pointer by Brandon Mells with 4:58 left in the first half gave the Salukis a 28-26 lead.

No. 11 Tennessee -- 102
American U. of Puerto Rico -- 58

BAYAMON, Puerto Rico -- Marcus Haislip had 17 points to lead six players in double figures and the Volunteers beat American University of Puerto Rico in the opening round of the Puerto Rico Holiday Classic.

The Volunteers (10-0) will play Southern Illinois, a 65-63 winner over Massachusetts, in tonight's semifinals.

Tennessee was playing without starting forward C.J. Black, who sat out the game as a suspension after he was ejected for fighting in the Vols' last game against Memphis. His 7.0 points and 6.9 rebounds weren't missed against the Pirates (0-6), a Division II school which had no chance against the size and speed of Tennessee.

No. 18 UCLA -- 83
Maine -- 62

HONOLULU -- Jason Kapono and Jerome Moiso each scored 15 points as UCLA routed Maine in the Pearl Harbor Classic.

The bigger Bruins (5-1), who also got 14 from Dan Gadzuric, used two big first-half runs and dominated the boards to put away the Black Bears (5-3). UCLA pulled down 48 rebounds, 19 on offense, to only 23 for Maine.

Maine, with Huggy Dye scoring his team's first seven points, took a 12-8 lead before the Bruins went on runs of 13-0 and 15-2 to help put the game away early.

Ray Young and Kapono sparked both runs with five points each. UCLA, which made 18-of-32 first-half shots, also outrebounded the Black Bears 27-8 by halftime.

No. 20 Indiana -- 82
No. 6 North Carolina -- 73

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- A.J. Guyton scored 31 points and freshman Jeffrey Newton scored all 11 of his in the final 8 1/2 minutes as Indiana beat North Carolina in the Jimmy V Classic.

Guyton hit seven 3-pointers and Kirk Haston added 14 points and nine rebounds for Indiana (8-1). Brendan Haywood had 20 points for North Carolina (8-3) before fouling out late. Joseph Forte added 17 points, but talented point guard Ed Cota was held to five points to go with 11 assists.

No. 7 Auburn -- 73
Virginia Tech -- 63

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Chris Porter had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Auburn beat Virginia Tech in a first-round game of the San Juan Shootout.

Auburn (9-1) advanced to a second-round game tonight against Pepperdine, which beat Louisiana-Lafayette 99-53.

For Auburn, Mamadou N'Diaye added 16 points and Robinson 13. Brian Chase led the Hokies with 22 points, Dennis Mims had 15 and Roberts 12.