- The Washington Times - Friday, March 13, 2009

From combined dispatches

BIG 12

OKLAHOMA ST. 71, No. 6 OKLAHOMA 70: James Anderson hit two free throws with 2.3 seconds left as the Cowboys (22-10) upset the Sooners (27-4) on Thursday night in the quarterfinals in Oklahoma City.

Byron Eaton had 16 points and seven assists for Oklahoma State, which snapped a five-game losing streak against Oklahoma and all but clinched an NCAA tournament berth.

Blake Griffin had 17 points and 19 rebounds for Oklahoma but was whistled for fouling Anderson as several players tussled for a rebound after a missed shot by Eaton in the final seconds.

After Anderson’s free throws, Griffin caught a long pass from Taylor Griffin but missed a well-guarded 3-point attempt. Tony Crocker missed a follow shot.

The clock didn’t start until after Blake Griffin’s shot, and officials used television replays to determine that time had expired, giving Oklahoma State the win.

BAYLOR 71, No. 11 KANSAS 64: LaceDarius Dunn hit six 3-pointers and scored 24 points, leading a late surge as the Bears (19-13) rallied after blowing a 17-point lead to stun the Jayhawks (25-7).

Three-time defending conference tournament champion Kansas dispatched the deficit quickly and led by five before Dunn fueled a decisive 12-0 run.

TEXAS 61, KANSAS STATE 58: Dexter Pittman dominated inside for a second straight game, finishing with 19 points and a career-high 20 rebounds as the Longhorns (22-10) beat the Wildcats (21-11).

Pittman’s three-point play with 1:14 left put Texas ahead for good at 60-58. In the final seconds, he grabbed a critical rebound after a Kansas State miss, then hit one of two free throws with 12.1 seconds left to make it 61-58.

No. 14 MISSOURI 81, TEXAS TECH 60: DeMarre Carroll scored 19 points and the Tigers (26-6) used a pair of second-half spurts to avoid an upset, beating the Red Raiders (14-19).

Missouri watched regular-season champion Kansas, second-seeded Oklahoma and No. 4 seed Kansas State all fell victim to upsets earlier but used runs of 13 and 10 consecutive points to put away Texas Tech.

BIG TEN

MINNESOTA 66, NORTHWESTERN 53: Lawrence Westbrook scored all 14 of his points in the second half as the Gophers (22-9) defeated the Wildcats (17-13) in the first round in Indianapolis.

MICHIGAN 73, IOWA 45: DeShawn Sims scored 27 points, two shy of his career high, and Manny Harris added 18 points and seven rebounds for the Wolverines (20-12) in their rout of the Hawkeyes (15-17).

PENN STATE 66, INDIANA 51: Jamelle Cornley had 22 points and six rebounds, leading the Nittany Lions (22-10) past the Hoosiers (6-25).

ATLANTIC 10

No. 19 XAVIER 66, SAINT LOUIS 47: B.J. Raymond had 18 points to lead the Musketeers (25-6) to a victory against the Billikens (18-14) in the quarterfinals in Atlantic City, N.J.

TEMPLE 79, SAINT JOSEPH’S 65: Ryan Brooks had 19 points to lead four players in double figures and lift the Owls (20-11) past the Hawks (17-15).

DUQUESNE 78, RHODE ISLAND 74: Damian Saunders had 20 points to lead the Dukes (20-11) to a win against the Rams (22-10).

DAYTON 69, RICHMOND 64: Marcus Johnson scored 15 points, including two 3-pointers during a crucial second-half stretch, to lead the third-seeded Flyers (26-6) to a win over the sixth-seeded Spiders (18-15).

SEC

KENTUCKY 71, OLE MISS 58: Jodie Meeks scored 25 points, and Patrick Patterson had 15 points and 14 rebounds to help the Wildcats (20-12) stop a four-game losing streak with a victory against the Rebels (16-15) in the opening round in Tampa, Fla.

MISSISSIPPI ST. 79, GEORGIA 60: Kodi Augustus scored a career-high 19 points, Jarvis Varnado added 14 points and 12 rebounds and Mississippi State (20-12) beat Georgia (12-20).

ALABAMA 82, VANDERBILT 75: Alonzo Gee scored 25 points as the Crimson Tide (18-13) went 12-for-12 from the foul line in the final 1:03 to hold off the Commodores (19-12).

FLORIDA 73, ARKANSAS 58: Walter Hodge scored 16 points, Dan Werner added 15 points and 13 rebounds, and the Gators (23-9) beat the Razorbacks (14-16).

PACIFIC-10

No. 23 ARIZONA ST. 68, ARIZONA 56: Conference player of the year James Harden had 27 points and eight rebounds as the Sun Devils (23-8) beat the Wildcats (19-13) in the quarterfinals in Los Angeles, putting Arizona’s 24-year NCAA tournament streak in jeopardy.

No. 13 WASHINGTON 85, STANFORD 73: Jon Brockman scored 20 points, Isaiah Thomas sparked a decisive second-half spurt with nine points and the Huskies (25-7) defeated the Cardinal (18-13).

USC 79, CALIFORNIA 75: Taj Gibson had 21 points and 16 rebounds, Daniel Hackett made four free throws in the last 3.8 seconds, and the Trojans (19-12) never trailed in beating the Golden Bears (22-10).

CONFERENCE USA

TULSA 73, RICE 51: Ray Reese scored 22 points, and the Golden Hurricane (23-9) got off to a quick start, defeating the Owls (10-22) in the quarterfinals in Memphis, Tenn.

UAB 74, S. MISSISSIPPI 73 (OT): Paul Delaney III scored on a layup with less than a second left to lead the Blazers (22-10) to an overtime victory against the Golden Eagles (15-17).

No. 4 MEMPHIS 51, TULANE 41: Shawn Taggart scored 19 points, and the Tigers (29-3) extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 23 by holding off the Green Wave (14-17).

MID-EASTERN ATHLETIC

NORFOLK ST. 63, BETHUNE-COOKMAN 58: Corey Lyons scored 28 points as the Spartans (12-17) defeated the Wildcats (17-16) in the quarterfinals in Winston-Salem, N.C.

COPPIN ST. 66, N. CAROLINA A&T 63: Michael Harper scored 17 points and Tywain McKee converted a three-point play with 24.1 seconds remaining to lift the defending champion Eagles (13-18) to a victory over the Aggies (16-16).

MOUNTAIN WEST

No. 25 BYU 80, AIR FORCE 69: Jimmer Fredette scored 21 points, Jonathan Tavernari had 19 points and 11 rebounds and the Cougars (22-9) overcame a halftime deficit in a victory against the Falcons (10-21) in the quarterfinals in Las Vegas.

SAN DIEGO ST. 71, UNLV 57: Lorrenzo Wade had 20 points and 10 rebounds while making a series of key shots in a tense second half, and the Aztecs (22-8) kept alive their NCAA tournament hopes with a victory against the Rebels (21-10).

WESTERN ATHLETIC

UTAH ST. 85, FRESNO ST. 68: Stavon Williams scored 22 points on 6-for-8 shooting from 3-point range, and the top-seeded Aggies (28-4) raced to an early lead on their way to a victory against the Bulldogs (13-21) in the quarterfinals in Reno, Nev.

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