Originally created 12/14/03

ACC - SEC roundup



RALEIGH, N.C. - Marcus Melvin scored 20 points for North Carolina State in a 78-49 victory over Hartford on Saturday, capping an emotional week for the Wolfpack.

Freshman point guard Mike O'Donnell had 16 points in his best game for N.C. State (5-1). Julius Hodge also added 16.

There was a moment of silence before the game for Norm Sloan, who led the Wolfpack to the 1974 national title while coaching the great David Thompson.

Sloan, 77, was buried Friday in a service attended by the team.

Herb Sendek, trying to hold back tears, brought a chair to center court at Reynolds Coliseum and placed one of Sloan's plaid jackets over the back. After the national anthem, the chair was brought to the end of the Wolfpack bench and remained empty.

N.C. State, also coming off exams, had a hard time getting in sync in its old gym, but was able to go up by 21 six minutes into the second half and remained in command the rest of the way.

NEBRASKA 77, TENNESSEE 62 In Lincoln, Neb., John Turek scored 21 points to lead Nebraska over dismal-shooting Tennessee.

Nebraska (6-1) went up 50-28 with 12:25 remaining on a Jason Dourisseau dunk that brought the basket standard down. After the delay, Tennessee (3-1) made a comeback that cut the Huskers lead to 11, but it never got closer, even with Turek on the bench having fouled out with 5:50 remaining.

GEORGETOWN 91, ELON 70 In Washington, Gerald Riley scored 28 points and Brandon Bowman added 19 as the Hoyas (7-0) continued their dominance of a soft early season home schedule by forcing the Phoenix (3-4) into 32 turnovers, 18 in the first half.

CHATTANOOGA 96, KING (TENN.), 49 In Chattanooga, Tenn., Chattanooga got 24 points from Ashley Champion in its third home rout of a lower division team.

King College (6-5), an NAIA school in Kingsport, Tenn., never led in the game but did hold the Mocs under 120 points, which two of Chattanooga's previous NAIA opponents couldn't do.