- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 20, 2002

From combined dispatches
Temple 65, Louisville 62
LOUISVILLE, Ky. Lynn Greer scored 20 of his 27 points in the second half last night as the Owls rallied from a 16-point halftime deficit and beat the Cardinals in the second round of the NIT.
Greer, who scored 37 points in Temple's first-round win over Fresno State last week, had just seven points on 3-for-9 shooting in the first half as the Cardinals built a 38-22 lead by the break.
Temple (17-14) started the second half with a 17-6 run, hitting six of its first eight shots.
The Cardinals (19-13) pushed the lead back to seven, but the Owls went on a 16-5 run over the next five minutes.
The game marked the first meeting between Louisville coach Rick Pitino and Temple's John Chaney, who have 1,044 combined victories.

Ball St. 75, LSU 65
BATON ROUGE, La. Chris Williams scored 25 points, shooting 6-of-11 from 3-point range, to lead Ball State over LSU in the second round.
Patrick Jackson and Theron Smith each had 19 points for Ball State (23-11), which shot 14-of-26 (54 percent) on 3-pointers. Smith also had nine rebounds, and Jackson had five assists. LSU (19-15) stayed close until the final seconds even though it did not make a field goal for the last 7 minutes.

Villanova 67, Louisiana Tech 64
VILLANOVA, Pa. Gary Buchanan made two free throws with 12.5 seconds remaining and finished with 21 points to lead the Wildcats to victory over Louisiana Tech (22-10) in the second round.
Derrick Snowden added 14 points, and Ricky Wright 13 as Villanova (19-12) advanced to the quarterfinals of the NIT for the first time since 1994. Reserve Reggie Bryant added 10 points for the Wildcats.
Villanova will take on Big Five rival Temple in the quarterfinal round Friday at Temple.

Tennessee Tech 80, Yale 61
NEW HAVEN, Conn. Sophomore guard Cameron Crisp scored a career-high 24 points to lead Tennessee Tech over Yale (21-11) in the second round.
Tennessee Tech (27-6) will play the winner of Tuesday's game between Brigham Young and Memphis State in the third round.
The Golden Eagles controlled the game from the outset.
Two baskets by Greg Morgan and a three-point play by Crisp helped Tech take an early 11-4 lead. Joey Westmoreland and Damien Kinloch each scored four points during a 10-5 run as Tennessee Tech moved out to a 21-9 lead.
Yale scored the last four points of the first half and closed within 35-25.


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