Originally created 02/08/00

Charleston tops The Citadel



CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Jody Lumpkin shot 8 of 11 from the field for 20 points to lead the College of Charleston to a 65-52 victory over The Citadel.

The College of Charleston (18-4, 9-2 Southern Conference) jumped out to an early 10-2 lead, but Alan Puckett hit a pair of 3-pointers and Travis Cantrell added one as the Citadel (8-15, 4-6) cut the margin to 22-17 with 4:02 left in the first half.

Lumpkin ignited an 8-2 half-ending run with a layup and a jumper in the lane to give the Cougars a 30-19 halftime lead.

Mike Joseph, who came off the bench to score 12 points in 25 minutes for The Citadel, banked in a 3-pointer to cut the lead to 34-22. The Bulldogs stayed within striking distance the rest of the game.

Former Butler standout Jeff Bolton added 15 points for the Cougars, and James Griffin had 13. Lumpkin had a game-high seven rebounds and three blocked shots.

Wofford -- 83
VMI -- 69

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Ian Chadwick scored 17 points while Rashane DeLoach had 12 points and nine rebounds to lead Wofford to a victory over VMI, keeping the Keydets winless in the Southern Conference.

The Terriers (11-11, 7-4) have won five of their past six games and are tied with Georgia Southern for second place in the league's South Division.

Chadwick's consecutive 3-pointers brought Wofford back from a 13-7 deficit. Soon after, the Terriers started an 11-2 run on Colon Largent's laypup and were up 30-22 with 6:35 remaining in the first half.

The Keydets (5-18, 0-11) were led by Aaron Demory with 16 points.

Miami -- 77
Georgetown -- 55

MIAMI -- Miami held Georgetown to a season-low 26.5 percent shooting from the field and Johnny Hemsley scored 17 points to lead the Hurricanes to a victory over the Hoyas.

Vernon Jennings added 15 points and seven assists and John Salmons scored 10 to help the Hurricanes to their sixth straight Big East victory.

Miami (15-8, 8-2) moves into a tie for second place in the conference with Seton Hall, one game behind Syracuse.

It was Miami's most lopsided win over Georgetown in the teams' 26 meetings.

Georgia Southern -- 96
Chattanooga -- 92

STATESBORO, Ga. -- Kashien Latham scored 22 points and Julius Jenkins 20 to lead Georgia Southern to a Southern Conference victory over Chattanooga.

Georgia Southern (13-9, 7-4 conference) took a halftime edge of 37-35 and, using a stifling full-court press defense, stretched the lead to 72-54 with nine minutes remaining. Chattanooga (8-14, 5-6) stepped up its own defense and pulled within three, 88-85 with 1:25 left.

The Eagles sealed the victory with six free throws in the final minute. Both teams shot better than 60 percent in the second half. The Mocs connected on 65.5 percent and the Eagles 61.8.

Chattanooga's Rashun Coleman led all scorers with 25 points, while David Phillips added 19 and Rongie Cowser 17 for the Mocs.

Hamp Jones kicked in another 16 points for Georgia Southern, and Demario Slocum had 13.

Kent -- 84
Marshall -- 73

KENT, Ohio -- Mike Perry came off the bench to score all his seven points in an early 20-3 run that turned the game around as Kent beat Marshall.

Kent (18-4 overall, 10-3 MAC) was trailing 16-7 early in the game when Perry hit a jumper with 14:15 to go in the first half to begin a 20-3 run that put the Golden Flashes ahead for good 27-19 with 10:13 left.

Perry also hit a second jumper and a 3-point shot during the spurt.

Marshall (15-7 and 7-6) was led by J.R. Van Hoose's 18 points. Tamar Slay had 16.

Slay hit a layup with 9:55 to go to stop the Kent run and also hit a second jumper as Marshall got within 29-26 with 8:14 left in the first half.

But a 3-pointer by Trevor Huffman, who shared team scoring honors with John Whorton with 15 points, started a 16-0 run that put Kent ahead 45-26 with 1:29 to go. Kent led 47-28 at halftime.

Kent led in the second half by as much as 21 points, 67-46 with 10:36 to go, on a 3-pointer by Andrew Mitchell, and the closest Marshall got was the final score on two free throws by Deon Dobbs with 16 seconds left.

No. 14 Oklahoma State -- 86
No. 20 Kansas -- 53

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Desmond Mason scored 31 points as No. 14 Oklahoma State beat No. 20 Kansas, giving coach Roy Williams the worst loss of his 400-game career.

The Cowboys (19-2, 8-1 Big 12) shut down the Big 12's highest-scoring team for their fifth straight victory and ninth in the past 10 games. They also ended an eight-game losing streak to Kansas that dated to Feb. 6, 1995.

Kansas (17-6, 6-3) has lost four of its past six, all on the road. The Jayhawks came in averaging 83 points, but shot just 34 percent against the league's stingiest defense. Kenny Gregory, their leading scorer with a 13.7 average, didn't score until the 13:36 mark of the second half and finished with eight.

Before Monday, Williams' worst loss was a 123-95 loss at Oklahoma on Jan. 18, 1989, his first season at Kansas.

North Carolina women -- 66
No. 22 Virginia -- 63, OT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Nikki Teasley came off the bench to score 20 of her 24 points after halftime, including two free throws with 22 seconds left in overtime that clinched North Carolina's win over No. 22 Virginia.

Teasley scored North Carolina's last 10 points of regulation. Her two foul shots with 25 seconds to play tied it at 57, and Virginia missed two shots in the final five second.

This marked the fourth overtime game in the last eight meetings between North Carolina (12-10, 4-7) and Virginia (17-6, 9-2).

Virginia, which did not get off a shot in overtime after Teasley's free throws, had not lost in the Atlantic Coast Conference since Dec. 5 at Duke.

Western Carolina -- 75
Furman -- 72

CULLOWHEE, N.C. -- Jonas Hayes scored 18 points as Western Carolina rallied from 14 points down in the second half to win over Furman.

Western Carolina (11-11, 4-7 Southern Conference) went on a 19-2 run over six minutes early in the second half to take a 59-56 lead. The Catamounts connected on 17 of 24 field goals after the intermission for 70.8 percent shooting.

Western Carolina's Jarvis Hayes scored 10 of his 14 points after the break.

Furman (9-15, 2-8) turned the ball over 12 times in the second half, leading to 12 Western Carolina points. The Catamounts also grabbed a 32-26 advantage in rebounds.

Furman was led by Anthony Thomas with 19, Karim Souchu's 15 points and Stanislav Mekshantsev with 13.