- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 8, 2009

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AUBURN 68, VIRGINIA 67: Brendon Knox’s tip-in with 1.4 seconds left lifted the Tigers to a victory over the Cavaliers on Monday night in Auburn, Ala.

Sammy Zeglinski hit three free throws to give the Cavaliers the lead with 7.7 seconds left. Then DeWayne Reed drove the length of the court and missed a layup, but Knox was there to give the Tigers (5-4) the win.

Virginia (4-4) didn’t get a shot off before the buzzer.

Knox finished with 11 points and six rebounds, nearly doubling his season averages, and made all five field goal attempts.

Reed led Auburn with 18 points. Lucas Hargrove had 13 points and nine rebounds, and Frankie Sullivan added 12 points and Tay Waller 10 for the Tigers.

Sylven Landesberg scored 17 of his 20 points in the first half for Virginia, missing all seven attempts after the half. Zeglinski made five 3-pointers and scored 18 points.

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NO. 2 TEXAS 107, LONG BEACH ST. 74: Freshman Avery Bradley scored 17 points, leading six Longhorns players in double figures, and Texas routed the 49ers (4-4) in Austin, Texas.

After two games of some offensive struggles, Texas (7-0) scored a season high, shot 59 percent and had 33 points off 23 turnovers by Long Beach State.

Point guard Dogus Balbay, making just his second start of the season, had a career-high 11 assists.

NO. 12 MICHIGAN STATE 69, THE CITADEL 56: Kalin Lucas had 17 points, and the Spartans withstood the Bulldogs’ hot 3-point shooting in a victory in Charleston, S.C.

The Spartans (7-2) figured to have an easier time in their second trip South in less than a week. Michigan State fell at North Carolina 89-82 on Dec. 1.

But the Spartans didn’t count on the Bulldogs’ long-range threat. The Citadel (6-5) made its first seven 3s and finished 12-for-20.

NO. 16 TEXAS A&M; 75, N. TEXAS 65: Donald Sloan scored 21 points to lead four players in double figures, and the Aggies beat the Mean Green (5-3) in College Station, Texas.

Bryan Davis added 15 points, David Loubeau scored 12 and Derrick Roland had 10 for the Aggies (8-1), who have won four straight.

Texas A&M; trailed 17-14 with 11:43 remaining in the first half before outscoring North Texas 26-4 over the next 10 minutes.

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